really need to stop

hi all,, just registered as i seen a adverrt at my doctors surger nosnokingday.org.uk and i found this forum

i havemnt been keeping well lately and i need to stop smoking, i have tried patches and the gum and the tablets (champix) but i cant stop.

it is really getting to me n am under a little pressure just now and all i seem to do is head for a weed even every 5 mins or so i,ll puff on 1

I have tried rollups to try and cut down but it is very hard for me. i,m smoking between 20-30 a day easy and when i,m round people they say my clothes andstink of smoke and sometimes i do feel embarresed, i really need to get of them

I have never written to forums like this or anything before but itms got to the desperate stage i want to quit

all halp greatly appreciated

i just lie in my room all weekend and go on pc and all i light up even as i write this i,m going to light 1

sorry to bother you all but i need to quit

thanx

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  • thanx for replying grumpyI,m sitting on my bed just now and wot i,m thinking of doing is taking a walk back round to my chemist and ask him if i can go back on the champix or patches that i was getting before i decided i,m not quitting

    i allways take my ciggies with me to have 1 as i,m walking to and from the shops ( only 10 mins away) and i have 2 ciggies

    so i,m going to walk round there just now and i,m not taking them with me i,m adament i,m going to stop this time

    catchn & thanx

  • hi grumpy

    just back from the shop and i never had a ciggie i put a sweet in my pocket and sucked on that lol

    chemist says i need a prescription from the doc as it,s not been 6 month since i last went so i,ve mada a appointment for him 2moro

    so here,s hoping lol

    going for another sweet:):)

  • i thot they were working m8 they made me feel sick which was good in a way but then i just stopped taking them like the idiot i am

    but as i say i,ve had a scare and i,ve just this minute called my doc to leave a prescription for me so hems going me back

    thanx for welcoming me aboard:)

  • Skinny

    The most important thing in suceeding is that you need to really want to stop - above anything the main aim is to stop smoking, REad as much as you can, Set a quit date, and prepare - I looked at it as thought I were fighting a guy called 'nico' I stop feeding him and he dies, I carry on feeding him and I die, It's not easy, but it does get easier after the first few days, Champix worked for me as it did others on here, but take the time to read and work out what is best for you.

    Good luck

    regards

    Sue

    kickingbutt

  • hi sue

    thanxmm yeah i really do want to stop i have kids that need their dad

    if i,m going to go it wont be nico who takes me

  • Fighting Spirit, fight the bu**er - you can and will win, many of us here have!

    lol

    KB

  • honestly i really hope i can

    i,ve been in my room for a cpl of hours now normally 3 or 4 cigbeen smoked by then but i have tobacco so all i,ve had is half a roll up which for me is really good

  • Try and plan you quit, set you date and work to that - get a quit counter - dedicateddesigns.com, but really read everything you can about nico and destroying him

    regards

    KB

    I have been quit for 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 hours, 5 minutes and 59 seconds (144 days). I have saved £1,598.51 by not smoking 7,237 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 06/02/2008 21:17

  • Is there a quit smoking support group in your area? You say you have tried most products, can I ask was there a reason the champix did not work? and di you ever take zyban?

    regards

    KB

  • i just d/loaded the quit keeper

    i have put down my starting date as the 02/07/08

    but in the meantime i,m going to cut right down

    i promise

  • Is there a quit smoking support group in your area? You say you have tried most products, can I ask was there a reason the champix did not work? and di you ever take zyban?

    regards

    KB

    never tried zyban... i dont think there is a support group anywhere near i live

    no doubt there will be some in town but it,s hard for me as i,m constant night shift and you know yourself you just want home to bed when your finished

  • more or less straight away m8

    but i,m hoping the doc puts me on them again instead of the patches i ended up smoking with the patches on

    then again i honestly think it is all in the head m8

  • Hi Skinny,

    You CAN give up..really and truely it is possible.

    Best thing is to prepare as well as you can..read some of the links that people have at the bottom of their messages. FFS - a site from the US -have a programme you can follow. There's Alan Carr also, who can help to get it clear that there's nothing you're going to be missing. Plus all the NRT stuff or Champix, if that's what you need.

    You truely are fighting for your life with this one Skinny...so the best of luck with your quit!

    Bill:)

  • Hi Skinny,good luck with your quit , just read as much as you can, drink more water to help flush the nic out.

    Keep posting, theres usually someone on to help.

    best of luck wednesday:):D

  • Hi man. Search around here for the many links and stuff that will help and as already mentioned, read read and read, to understand your enemy.

    Dont worry too much either, embrace your quit and you'll be fine.

  • hi all

    thanks for all your replies it,s now just under 20 hours till my time to really quit starts

    this morning when i came in from work i had a couple of roll,s on sausage and a cup of tea, i then came up to my room and normally i would have 2 cigs b4 i fall asleep but today i had NONE

    i did have half of 1 when i woke up :o

    i really find it hard at work as i can get out to toilet and you can go for a ciggie i have to admit thats wot i did last night but tonight i,m going to leave out the toilet and just stay in work and see how i get on

    here,s hoping

  • as i said callumsnana

    the hard part really is at work,, i can go out anytime for a ciggie with my workmates

    it mentioned to chew on strong gum ut i work in a food factory so chewing gum and eating sweets is not on

    thats the hard part i cant have anything in my mouth to put me off a ciggie

  • jeees skinny chap, i feel for you, i really do.

    i remember having some of the symptoms you have, not being able to do certain things without having a smoke.

    All I can say is that you CAN be healed. You CAN be a nonsmoker.

    It is very difficult to imagine right now but the longer you don't smoke for the better you feel.

    You really need to psyche yourself up and understand/know what is going to happen to you as you stop smoking, please use whyquit.com resources - joel and his videos/articles are excellent.

    GOOD LUCK dude I really wish you well and really hope you can succeed.

    Regarding champix, i know a few people that felt sick on it so they just didn't take the full dosage and stuck with .5mg tabs and took like 3 a day. i know it's not good to go against a prescription but the prescription was for 2 mg a day.

    Champix is a better aid to help than nrt especially for you i think. you need that nicotine out of your system, those terrorist nicotine monsters have taken over.

    please more than anything never give up and keep trying being smoke free is very very worth it.

  • I sort of started on champix but didn't take the prescription properly as i don't like tabs, i documented my quit quite extensively. Here's the thread: it might help you get a grasp of what's to come.

    nosmokingday.org.uk/forum/s...

  • hi skinny...

    just wanted to add my GOOD LUCK for your quit:D

    did you see your doc? did you get champix or something else? i'm on champix but only took the low dosage pill cos of side effects - if you are, as your name suggests, "skinny"!! u may find taking the lower dosage helps. After 12 weeks, I'm now only taking 0.25mg/day when I remember which is about every 2/3 days..for me it has been a miracle - and along with this forum has allowed me to quit after smoking for 40 years:eek:

    be strong, read read read,drink drink drink...

    nicky

  • hi skinny...

    just wanted to add my GOOD LUCK for your quit:D

    did you see your doc? did you get champix or something else? i'm on champix but only took the low dosage pill cos of side effects - if you are, as your name suggests, "skinny"!! u may find taking the lower dosage helps. After 12 weeks, I'm now only taking 0.25mg/day when I remember which is about every 2/3 days..for me it has been a miracle - and along with this forum has allowed me to quit after smoking for 40 years:eek:

    be strong, read read read,drink drink drink...

    nicky

    hi nicky

    i,ve to see my doc this morn

    i,m at work just now would normally be out for a ciggie or 2 but decided to come in comp room instead

    as my name suggests m8 no i,m not really skinny i,m 5ft 11 and weigh 11st 5lb lol

    going back 2 work now

    thanx again all i,ll post again in the morn just b4 my starting time hits me lol

    all the best folk

    frank

  • Hi Skinny, hope all is going well for you today

    regards

    Sue

    KB

  • How you doing skinny?

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