I'm New and Struggling on Champix

Hi everyone. Day 14

Well its my second week on Champix. First week was great, within 4 days I was smoking less than 10 a day (I was a 30 per day girl). Feeling chuffed I saw the smoking nurse on Monday (day 8) and decided to stop then and there. All was well until Wednesday night. Dreams, lack of sleep, indigestion, bad mood and stuffing my face like I hadn't eaten for years

Thursday I had a puff :mad:

Friday I smoked 2 :mad::mad:

Now its Saturday morning and before I loose the plot completely I need to re focus on why I so badly want to stop.

For 42 years I have smoked. I was a child the last time I was smoke free and I can't remember how that felt. I do know that I'm sick of being driven by 20 white sticks sitting snug inside a glossy cardboard packet :rolleyes:

Sorry for such a rambling long first post but whilst I have support from F&F's none of them are going through it and I feel very alone with my thoughts atm.

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  • Hi Bornfree

    I know exactly where you are coming from, the last time i was a non smoker was when i was a little girl.

    You got to week 2 hun without a ciggy so you know you can do it, it is a hard habit to break hun but you can and will.

    I have found this forum a huge help, so what i would suggest is you read all the links in Nics signature as they will change the way you think of ciggys, rather then something you feel you are depriving yourself off to something that will poison and destroy your body.

    Post on here every time you have a craving and i guarantee that it will help, the people on here are so supportive as they have all been in our shoes.

    I would forget about the 2 ciggys you had yesterday and start today on the right road.

    The lack of sleep, bad moods, stuffing face are something we all seem to go through hun.

    Hang in there

    Denise

    xx

  • Welcome to the forum!!

    I didn't use Champix but I think that you need to as you say re-focus and actually stop. The champix is an aid but you need to stop, if you wish to stay quit then you need to try and change the way you think of smoking all that champix does it to reduce the physical desire to smoke. You need to tackle the psychological addiction.

    Try to regard quitting as positive gaining process, taking back control, gaining better health and wealth etc. If you regard quitting as depriving yourself of a great pleasure then you will find it much harder.

    There are links in my signature which are worth reading to and will inspire, inform and possibly shock you, but they will help you develop the right mental attitude to quit for good.

    Best wishes

    Nic

  • Thank you both for the welcome and the links. I just wish I had found the forum earlier but having read a few posts I'm feeling better already.

  • Thats great news hun, just read and post as often as you can :) You can do it and you will :)

    We are all here for you and each other when needed.

    Denise

    xx

  • hi bornfree

    welcome to the forum sorry you are struggling but stick with and it will get easier i also quit with champix as did my son nothing else ever worked for me keep going you will get there

    best wishes margaret:D

  • Welcome Bornfree

    you need to take it a bit at a time. It is hard at first but it gets easyer and with the support here it will help because we all know whats happening and how you feel. It can be done i smoked for 35 years 40 a day at the end. Keep posting.xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Hi Bornfree

    I've smoked for 35 years and I found that the thought of stopping was actually worse than stopping itself. I thought you were meant to keep smoking on Champix until you didn't want to smoke anymore so tell yourself you haven't got to that stage yet and start again and don't beat yourself up over it.

    Every time I get the craving I give myself a good talking to telling myself the reasons why I have given up. It's a battle with your thoughts so try not to let them nasty nicotine craving thoughts get the better of you!

    Hope you keep strong.

  • HI everyone

    im on day 40 now and also use champix,been doing quite well. got over xmas and the new year comfortable. but just of late i dont no what it is 'i dont wont a fag' im just getting really moody quiet cant be bothered with anyone 'first time on here since 1st of jan' really feel low but not smoking again i will ride this storm.i did go out last week didnt really drink that much but cant remember getting home it happened a couple of weeks before xmas, i always remember the night before so cant undersrand i really didnt drink that much. is it the champix?

    ROY

  • Hi Wolfy and very well done on day 40 that is great :)

    I just had a quick look at the side effects for champix and can not see that forgetfulness is one of them, mood swings do seem to be though. I am sure someone will come along soon that knows more about champix

    Maybe you could try coming of them now and see how you go, not sure if this should be done gradually or not, something you will need to discuss with your GP.

    Good luck and hope you have a better day tomorrow

    Denise

    xx

  • Hi Roy

    Well done on your 40 days. To be honest felt down myself about the same time but it did pass. Cant tell you anything about the champix tho. Dont be sutch a stranger. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stay stopped Bornfree

    Hi Bornfree and Wolfy,

    Just a quick post to say good on yer and stay stopped.

    Every day it gets better and better!

    Bill

  • Hi everyone today is a better day only took 1 tablet today and yesterday to see how i go on, thanks for the support and i wont be a stranger on here linda xxxx not managed to speak to buffy yet with xmas and everything, all you who just quit good on you and good luck :)

    Roy

  • HI everyone

    im on day 40 now and also use champix,been doing quite well. got over xmas and the new year comfortable. but just of late i dont no what it is 'i dont wont a fag' im just getting really moody quiet cant be bothered with anyone 'first time on here since 1st of jan' really feel low but not smoking again i will ride this storm.i did go out last week didnt really drink that much but cant remember getting home it happened a couple of weeks before xmas, i always remember the night before so cant undersrand i really didnt drink that much. is it the champix?

    ROY

    Hi Wolfy

    I was going to use Champix but I changed my mind as I read that they can make you depressed, don't know about the loss of memory though but maybe you should speak to your doc about you feeling low.

  • Hi Wolfy

    Thats great hun, so pleased you are having a better day today.

    Hang in there, we are all here for you if you need the support or encouragement.

    Denise

    xx

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