Last time I quit I only made it to 12 days - and the last 4 of those days were spent climbing the walls and feeling really really really ill. (I learned later from the doc that this was an adverse reaction to the zyban I was taking.) I wont
go into details but suffice to say I was too scared to quit again for a few weeks.
Then my nurse suggested champix. I was rather sceptical at first, didn,t think it would do anything except make me feel nauseous. But as I desperately wanted to be free of this habit I felt I had to at least try!
Well Guys I have never felt this calm about quitting EVER.(and I've done the lot -patches,gum.hypnotherapy.cold turkey,lozenges,zybanetc) I readily admit I don't have the strongest willpower in the world but I've found with Champix although you need some willpower (its not a miracle pill)You don't needs as much as with patches ,say,or lozengers.
For me ,personally,I found the worst part of any of my previous quits (and what led me to cave in) was the insomnia and the blocked up nose when I tried to go to bed. I have to get up at 6am each am to sort my daughter out for school an if I wasn't getting to sleep until 4am - well you do the math!!
Yes I still wake up at night with a blocked nose BUT I can now go straight back to sleep and I know this night cough isn't going to last forever.
The champix really HAS taken the edge off the withdawl sympoms and cravings!
(No I am not advertising champix)
The point I am trying to make is that the old addage"If at first you don't succeed.......................
is so TRUE when it comes to quitting. After 25yrs(the last 15 hating cigs) I've finally found the right thing for me. If any of you end up smoking again try a different tack. There IS a method out there that will suit YOU I'm sure.
Keep searching and you will eventually find ithttp://www.fullhyd.com/images/smileys/coming_out_of_gloom.gif
Sorry this post is a bit long. Karen x