I started Champix this morning - My set quit day is next Wednesday 23rd Jan.
I have been smoking 25+ since I was 17 (now 37) and I have failed miserably at quitting with all available NRT methods and zyban over the years. To my utter shame, I could not give up whilst pregnant (although I halved my consumption out of guilt and shame ) ... I can still see myself sneaking outside wearing a big coat to hide my bump and hating every moment of it. My son is now 3 1/2 and I decided to quit not only for him but also because I realised that the addiction is taking over my life, that every cigarette I smoke is fulfilling a need that exists only because I smoke and I hate myself more and more for it.
I would like to join you as I know (from my almost successful attempt with quitting with zyban for 9 months - a few years ago) how important it is to be able to share your experience with people as addicted as you are. It has also been difficult to find any user information on the Champix side so I am so glad I found you and I hope some of you will help me as I go through the various stages.