Tired of fighting

Have graduated through day 1 i have done 2 days without cigarettes at 2pm today!! Im getting really tired of feeling crap and fighting though, im some ways it almost makes it worse that i cant just have a cigarette and feel better as the champix stops it working and it tastes vile. Plus i know i will have to go though all this again and really once is enough. Im getting really down with it , i just want to feel normal again and not have a mental fight every waking minute.

Re peoples experiences of champix and dreams well i wondered what everyone was on about till last night when i dreamed that the 3 tennors ( pavarotti still alive in my dream) were after me and i had to hide from them.. I was an immigration officer and they tried to smuggle me out of a building in a prison van only to have that andrea botchelli bloke chase it. I was snorting with laughter when i woke up never had such a strange dream that was so realistic. Dread to think whats happening to my brain on the champix to produce such ramdom dreams :eek:

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  • Lol what a crazy dream - I am not taking Champix or any other quit smoking aid but I had crazy dreams too, so i wonder if the dreams are from just the quit alone?! :confused: Anyway...

    DAY 2!!!!!!!! Great job you can do it. The first three days are the absolute hardest. Don't give in to the monster because on day 4 you will be feeling so much better and you will be so proud and thankful that you didn't give in. Day three you will be free of the nicotine. Hang in there cause you CAN do it. It's a very hard process but it is soooo worth it. Don't give in, please don't give in! You will start to feel better soon!! It does get better and you will feel back to yourself. You are doing sooo well hun.

    I know that the 'not feeling yourself' feeling is terrible but if you think about it...if you kept smoking you would be feeling the 'not feeling yourself' feeling because we would have lung cancer or mouth cancer and feeling worse than what we feel right now. So hang in there and you will feel better soon :)

  • Dont Give In!!

    Emma,

    i know how you're feeling, i am on the champix (they do make you feel abit crappy i found)and to be honest the first couple of days WERE THE HARDEST! then into day 3,4,ect it did get easier and easier day after day! (and it's got soooo easy now), going into week 2(i stopped smoking on day 8!), i did'nt really think about having a ciggie after that!(it was like i just forgot to smoke:confused: if you can understand what i mean?)

    now i'm into week 8!!!:eek: (2 months on the 13th oct) i'm getting to the stage where i forget to take the champix!! i can stand outside the pub with the smokers even when i have had a few drinks and it does'nt make me want a ciggie:)

    PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP!! YOU'VE SOOOO MUCH TO GAIN! BY NOT SMOKING!!:) hang in there and keep posting i'm sure everyone would agree!! we'll support you all the way!

    good luck and be strong!!

    love poskit.x

  • Hi Emma

    I too am on Champix and I have been quit since 3rd Oct (6 days ) I must confess that I've not really had any major" needs "to smoke, more like "I should be heving a cig now". I've had a couple of weird dreams (not nightmares thank god!) but I've woken up at 2.30am three nights on the trot- not sure if the champix caused this or general withdrawal from nic. Anyway stay strong emma.

    Poskit says its gets easier - I BELIEVE HER:D

  • thanx kazza!

    it does get better HONEST:) i just hope that you and emma can do the buiz and stick it out!! it's been well worth it for me;) especially comming on here daily and reading thru the boards just to see if everyones doing ok, and if i'm in any position to leave a message of support ect or just have a laugh( me n boudee with the choccy wars!!:D ) it's worth it!!

    BE STRONG AND POSITIVE YOU'LL WIN THRU IN THE END!(i never thought i'd have come this far, with the fails in the past! but i have! and everyday makes me stronger!! and of course healthier!!)

    good luck!!

    love poskit.x

  • I think i have realised something this morning, I dont actually want to smoke but i just want to feel back to normal like i was when i was smoking for 14 years if you see what i mean. There is something missing all the time and i dont like it. How long did it take for you to feel you without a cigarette in your hand was normal,? because thats what i think is my problem.

    On the plus side i have started to be able to smell smokers today, they dont smell bad to me yet but i never realised how strong the smell was !!!!

    Emma

  • Ooh tis a tough question that lol guess it is different for everyone and you can remember or imagine anything at anytime!!

    You'll never forget being a smoker, it's a memory, part of your life.

    When you smoked how much time did you spend thinking about quitting and wishing you wasn't smoking?

    It's one of those daft circles we run round in I s'pose!!

    Old things are gone but never forgotten, things just get easier with time.

    stay strong x x

    ~Buffy xx

  • I think i have realised something this morning, I dont actually want to smoke but i just want to feel back to normal like i was when i was smoking for 14 years if you see what i mean. There is something missing all the time and i dont like it. How long did it take for you to feel you without a cigarette in your hand was normal,? because thats what i think is my problem.

    On the plus side i have started to be able to smell smokers today, they dont smell bad to me yet but i never realised how strong the smell was !!!!

    Emma

    :D my daughter gave me a lolly the other day!! i had it in my mouth and when i went to take it out:o I GRABBED HOLD OF IT AS IF IT WAS A CIIGGIE!!:eek:

    so eventhough now (after 8 weeks of not smoking) i feel like i've never smoked:confused: ( if u get my jist???)i go & do something stupid like that!!!

    oh well!! i'm probably gonna slip up every now n then i suppose! (it's my age!!)but....better a lolly than a fag!!

    poskit.x

    (i'm allowed to be silly!! it's my birthday in half an hour!!)

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