I'm a newbie to posting... although I've read alot of the threads which inspired me to join up. You're all such a support to each other and thats great! Reading everyone's different experiences has helped me alot!
My personal story is my 11 yr old Daughter put overwhelming pressure on me and I 'made an enquiry' at our local support group. I decided on Champix as I've tried (and been unsuccessful) on many occasions with NRT.
I'm amazed and delighted at the results. It's not been easy, well... the 'not smoking' part has been alot easier, but the time itself has been riddled with side effects, mood swings, general low mood ... all the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal (I suspect intesified by the fact that I'm internally arguing with myself that smoking isn't so bad after all!) Of course we all know it is or we wouldn't be here would we?
I'm glad to say that I appear to be past that crucial '3 weeks' and emerging out the other side (still a little bruised I might add) but improving. Still taking it one day at a time, I've said too many times before that 'I'll never smoke again' then succumbed to that one drag that starts it all again... This time does feel surprisingly different though. It's difficult to explain how at the moment... when I work out the words without sounding overconfident I'll be happy to share!
Well done everyone for your achievements so far.... and thankyou for sharing your personal stories which have been such an inspiration to me!
Can I join your gang please? x