No Smoking Day
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New and still weepy!

Hi everyone. I've been reading your posts all day and I'm very pleased I found you!

Its now been 23 days since I had my last cigarette. I took champix and slowly cut down until I had the last on 20th feb. I stayed on the champix until the following weekend but started to feel very anxious and panicky so I stopped the champix. I had occasionally missed one or two anyway.

Problem is though, it's got worse over the last week. I don't even want a cigarrette and I've hunted out my old inhalator even though I had no ncotine intake for nearly 3 weeks!

I feel just like I did when I first left home all those years ago!

Someone please tell me this is normal and it will go away soon. Running out of

Tissues x


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Hi, im on day 4 today and at the moment im using patches and lozengers, i have however previously used champix and came offf them earlier than i should, although they were great at stopping me smoking, once i had stopped taking the champix i became very weepy and rearly down, it was a very difficult time as i couldnt get my head around my feelings and couldnt understand why i was so upset, i would cry at everything and anything, but those feelings didnt last long a couple of days with each day getting better, so i think that maybe its a side effect from champix that effects a few people, stick with it and you will feel better soon and dont try holding those feelings back, let them out, it helps, take care and keep posting., tracy21



Thanks folks. Breathing easier. I found some online articles which said anxious and depressed people were more likely to be smokers and so these traits would surface more when you didn't have cigs as a crutch anymore

Needless to say I was horrified to think I might have higher tendencies to anxst than I thought.

Wow-- I couldn't live like this!

I was worried because most people have this turmoil In The first few days and not later on when it should be getting better.

I am astounded at the complete lack of craving for a ciggy that must be down to the champix. Got some nytol - hopefully will be calming x


Hi Bluedog

I am viewing the whole of the giving up thing as a positive experience and really concentrating on that. The only thing suffering is my patience and those around me!!! Seriously I do look on the whole thing in a positive way.

Did you suffer any anxiety or depression when you were a smoker?


Bluedog hang in there (Tracy- great post!) I never had a panic attack.... until I stopped smoking. We are all different and react differently to quitting.... some can do it happily without a problem but I think they are rare..... don't feed into having higher tendencies for anxieties..... when you are a nic addict and you deprive your body of nicotine it gets pissed and tries to play mind games with you! Keep resisting, keep busy, keep smiling, and keep reminding yourself of all the benefits and you will be just fine.... the anxiety will fade and you will become much stronger. You are doing really well..... almost a month!! Keep :):)


Hi Bluedog :)

Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off and Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

First well done on 24 days quit that's great I also used champix as an aid and like you kept missing them out and stopped but later in my quit than you have

all the things you are experiencing are perfectly natural and I promise will go away soon just stick with it and yes as B B say's most os us get weepy just hang in there it really does get much easier if you want to know more about champix PM me and I will try to help but remember like anything else it is only an aid you still need that will power Hope this helps

Best wishes





In answer to your question, did I suffer from anxiety and depression when I smoked, - not particularly. I've been a bit worried about my 18 yr old son not studying enough for exams and this small molehill has grown into a huge mountain of worry about how I'll cope when my children all

Leave me! Not that long ago i was looking forward to the peace! So, no, no one who knows me would say I was prone to anxiety or depression. However, in feb 1995 I quit smoking after a bad flu that kept me from smoking for a week. I decided i could stop, and did. I also found I was pregnant again so another good reason. We lived abroad and my husband worked 5 1/2 days a week, we had two children under 4 ..... Etc. I became a complete wreck. Crying, anxious, worried I had some kind of pre natal psychosis (no joke).

Anyway, ive just realized that it was all down to stopping smoking. I came home that summer and imediately felt better staying with my mum till the baby arrived. I stopped for 8 yrs. How stupid was I?

This time I have my family and friends close by and I work full time so there's only early mornngs evenngs and weekends that are the worst.

Thanks everyone for your support x


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