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Day 11, and offshore working

Hi all,

Great place to find, with some terrific encouragement and advice!

Well, here I am on quit day 11. Using Champix, which to be honest I`m finding brilliant. Have previously tried everything without success.

I work overseas and offshore, and have spent the past week on an offshore oil platform (with a great deal of hardened smoker friends I might add!! :()

I have such immense swings throughout the day, and the cravings come and go with severe intensity. Managed to hold firm so far! :)

Sleep pattern also disrupted, as I`ve been getting about three hours after work, then waking and being unable to get back over for about three hours. Resorted to watching the entire Season 3 of my fave program The OC on DVD in order to take my mind off the temptation of nipping downstairs for a quick ciggie... and it`s working!!!

I need to get through another 3 weeks. Will be visiting here often and reading all the tips. Wish me luck...

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Morning Geoff,

Me to is on day 11, All my friends seem to smoke, so I agree thats the hard bit, My children are really pleased with me, although they do push my patience with their cheek specially my teenage boy.

Instead of lighting up, I sign on to this site, keeps your mind and hands busy.

Good luck Geoff, keep in tough..... we can celebrate two weeks soon :D


Thanks Jan... keep checking in here and together we can succeed, I KNOW IT!!

Can`t believe how much better I feel in myself already.

It`s so good to be in contact with people in the same position.

All the very best!!




Hi Geoff

Welcome And congrats on your quit so far day 11 is great. I have never taken champix myself but a lot of members here have and all say they found them very good. I know its hard when people around you smoke I work with 8 women and 6 smoke but it gets much easyer.xxxxx


Hi Geoff and Jan

well done both of you on day 11

Geoff I also used champix to help and found like you that it worked {lots of failures before the sleep will improve and the craving will get less until they virtually disappear

good luck to you both


Thanks all... good to meet you!

Today I seem to be experiencing some issues with my gums. They`ve been bleeding a bit, and are very sensitive today. I know I have good dental/oral hygeine, having just recently visited the dentist (just prior to giving up the fags).

Searching around on here, that seems to be quite a common complaint... so that`s put my mind at rest.

Hope everyone else is doing OK. Well done to all.. we can make it!!!!!!



Hi Geoff

Good morning not experienced it myself but know lots have

yes we can all make it and we WILL

All the best



Two weeks soon

Your little peggys and gums will be just fine.

Dont you dare give in.

two weeks soon



Hello Geoff,

Welcome to the forum there are a lot of people here who can help you get through your bad days and congratulate you on the good ones too, Stick with it mate it is worth it.



Good Job Geoff!

I'm impressed with your ability to stave off temptation. I haven't been around smokers for awhile and am a bit scared to be.

I noticed that the nightmares and terrible dreams (especially the ones with axes in the them :eek:) have ended. I slept solid last night.

Best of luck!


Hi Stop

Glad the bad dreams have stopped and you had a good nights sleep

It will soon get better and you will gain in confidence and be able to be with smokers if you want

Good Luck



Hi, I hope your now totally smoke free. I also work offshore on the rigs and want to start a course of Champix. Problem is many rigs don't allow such medication. I work offshore UK



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