Hello all new quitter here

Hi all......just thought I would share the fact that I am on the end of my second week of taking champix and have been smoke free for 4 days now and feeling pretty dam good about it!! The first couple of days of not smoking was hard in the fact I felt like something was missing but it just seems to be getting easier every day...:rolleyes:mmmm I know its only early days yet, thats why I thought I would join this forum for support and advice if needed....looking forward to hearing from you all ....Cheers Kez.

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  • Hi Kez :D

    Well done you on day 4 pleased to hear no you're feeling good about it

    I also used champix and found it a great help with no really big craves

    Below is my standard wlecome and advice post which I try and send to all new members

    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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Love

    Marg xxxxxx

  • kez,

    Welcome and well done on your progress so far, what a good start and nice you found this forum early in your quit too. I didn't find this place til 3 weeks after i'd quit and i'm sure glad I did. There is some REALLY nice people here, and its nice to share your experiences aswell as just having a chat too.

    We have a number of folk here using champix and i'm sure they'll make themselves known to you as you use these forums :) If you get any experiences good or bad with that method, don't be afraid to share your thoughts/feelings.

    We're a good bunch, all having good days and indeed some bad days too but what matters is we are all in this for the same objective. To kick the nicotine addiction for good.

    Welcome once again.

    Jase.

  • Hi Kez,

    Congrats on getting to day 4. It does get easier with time and just remember to keep the reasons why you are doing this at the front of your mind and you will continue to find it goes ok.

    Stu

  • 5 days smoke free

    Thanks guys for your lovely welcomes......Well.....day 5(smoke free)Day 14(champix) went well .....no big cravings at all.......:confused:I cant believe it is going so well..........have had no bad side effects at all.....grumpy hubby reckons I'm grumpy:confused:I don't think I am:rolleyes:......I have read a lot of the info that you guys have in your signatures which has made me a lot more determined.......Feeling to dam good:( Cheers Kez.

  • You know? we are often the last to notice that we are being a bit moody while we are quitting.. it takes others to tell us before we question ourselves and think.. 'oh hang on, they are right, i'm perhaps being a little short with folk'.

    There are days when you will think.. i am 100% ok, yet unknown to you, you've seemed flakey to others.

    All that is quite normal, and i've seen a few posts on here now where folk have questioned their quit by saying 'it shouldn't be this good should it?'

    Well actually yes it should, if you feel really good about quitting, and can draw positive energy from your 'baby steps' to quitting, then absolutely you should feel good.

    You may however experience a few lows too, and those are the days you will want to post on here about more because you may feel a drop in your resolve and need more positive encouragement to get you through your day.. those days will come, we've all had them, and we're likely to have more yet, so please please do keep us up to date on your progress good or bad and we'll be there for you.

    For now though, be happy with who you are and where you are with your quit, you're doing great, still a long way to go yet, but you take it one day at a time for now and you'll gather experience as you go. When you get to quite some weeks in you may well see someone new posting on the forum who you feel is confused a bit in their cycle and you'll be able to pass on your experience as though it was only yesterday.

    proud of you, keep up the momentum.

  • Hi Kez - welcome!

    I'm another Champix customer - I have written my story in a thread here called Another Diary of a Champix Quitter - feel free to nose through that and ask anything - I'll do my best to help in any way I can.

    My one caviat - we are all different - so just because Day x was hard for me, it may not be for you! (Thank goodness you say!) :D

    Here's hoping you continue on the journey with the positive attitude you have displayed here - good luck and take care!:D

  • 7 days smoke free

    Yes Jase you are probably right....lots of things seem to be annoying me as I look for other things to do besides smoking.....would be a lot easier if hubby wasnt being puffing billy in the car with me:mad:not that I want one....it stinks...LOL...to think that I smelt like that:eek:

    And thanks Coaltyt I have read through your diary and well done....you are doing great considering you have had some pretty bad days.......I havnt had a lot of side effects other than a bit windy:Dand a bit headachy...on the whole I feel pretty good.....I wish hubby would give up like yours.......I'm sure he is smoking twice as much!!

    My biggest dilemma seems to be after meals.....I feel like somethings really missing....so I have been having a few sugar free sweets. Bought myself a bottle of red to celebrate my 7 days smoke free ....Cheers For now Kez.

  • hi kez

    glad to see ur making brilliant progress:Dkeep it up and dont give up givinh up(if you get that part)

  • Hi Kez

    I am on day 32 and the oh still smoking is hard to take at times, after meals seems to be the hardest. Last week had to drive for 2 hours and she did not smoke in the car but stoped for coffee so she could have a smoke. To be fair it cant be easy on them and my kids are giving her a hard time about not stoping.

    And yes the temper can be quick at times:o

    Going to reduce my patch today to the 7mg and then ct next week:eek:

    Good luck and keep with it:D

  • Hi Irvend.....makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one having these problems.....keep it up you are doing well!!.....I'm still going good with the non smoking....I have had lots of smokers around me on the weekend and havnt felt like having one which is good. One of my friends and her other half are going to the docs to get a script today...as she is so impressed by me:eek:fancy that!! Her and I were talking about it heaps b4 so I think she is ready now.....so I am pleased to have a positive effect on someone and gives me even more reason for not stuffing up...Cheers for now Kez.

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