Champix day 6

Hiya all hope you are all well and that whatever stage your at you are coping well:)

Yesterday i was busy and didn't get the time to leave a post, i started at the gym and was put through my paces, although it was great, my legs are paying the price for it today:eek:!!

Today day 6...the Champix i think is beginning to take effect i'm starting to feel sicky more often with the cigs i am smoking, it's not at the stage where i can't cope it, so i'm looking forward to when it does!

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Ouit Date....6th Oct

Method......Champix, Distraction, Excerise & This Forum

Reasons For Quitting....Mild COPD & Because I Want To:)!!!

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  • joined a gym:eek: that is much more frightening than quitting the fags

    can't comment on the champix, never had it, but someone will be along to advise you i'm sure.

    Well done so far, keep it up

  • Champix Dreams

    Hi

    I was prescribed champix 9 days ago, i started to take them tuesday 22nd september.On wednesday the day after i put out my last cigarette and havent smoked one since !! Now its the 30th Sept so its been a good week since ive touched one,and i dont know whether its because of this medication, but i dont feel like a cigarette at all.It might be eary days but after watching videos on cancer and people choking on hospital beds, i decided thats not for me. I have a wonderful family who care and love me,so i thought, shouldnt i be giving them the same back? And pack those nasty horrible coffin nails in, cause if i didnt my children would be burying me before i had time to see them grow up.The only drawback i find with these tablets are the Dreams! They are nothing ive ever experienced before, weird and sometimes frightening, i find myself waking up 2 or 3 times in the night and then starting another stupid dream. But i keep thinking to myself smoking will inevitably cost me alot more than a few sleepless nights and thats how i get by. The only advice i can give is "Put your family first" This might sound rich coming from someone who has only stopped smoking for one week, but i believe in myself that i have given them up for good and their is no going back to coughin in the morning, using my daughters asthma spray to mask the smokesr cough. IM OUT OF IT, and breathing again without the help of an inhaler

  • Hi Cooperman and welcome to the forum, well done on choosing not to smoke, could be the best decision you ever make. I hope your family are very proud, they should be.

    The dreams, yeh, there are a few us on here who have had those, mine sometimes wake me in the middle of the night:eek: it will pass i promise.

    If you have a look around the forum you will find links please read some it really will help.

    we are all here to help in anyway we can, come along and rant or rave, but please do come along and let us know how you are getting on.

  • Hi Lilac

    Your going good, right attitude and the sickness should pass quickly, do some exercise for me

    Hi cooperman

    Welcome, whenever your down read again what you just wrote and it will make you just strong. Im now done with 2 weeks no smoking and the Champix and this forum did it. My dreams have tailed off to next to nothing now, my problem is hubby snoring, any solutions other than a shotgun

  • Hi Cooperman :)

    Well done on the quit so far

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give 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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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

  • Stopping Champix

    Hi everyone

    Thanks for the replies and the wishes of good luck.

    I had a phone call yesterday off the nurse who prescribed me champix asking how i was going on.She was over the moon that i had packed in in so short a time.I told her about stopping champix because of the nausea and bad dreams although i havent finished the course. She was all for it , so i stopped taking them yesterday, still no cravings and a good nights sleep with no bad dreams. Ive found that you only need the champix for a kick start to stop smoking,this is my thoughts on the subject. The biggest contribution is willpower

    Thanks

    Darren ;)

  • Hi Darren :D

    Well done coming off the Champix so early and must admit to be suprised your nurse agreed to this as well [I make that roughly 12/13 days on it]

    But pleased to hear you have no cravings and the dreams have stopped

    Love

    Marg

  • Hi (ALMOST 2 WEEKS TODAY)

    Hi Marg

    Thanks so much for your replies.

    Im still doing well and the cravings have stayed away.

    Im sleeping hell of alot better as ive packed that champix in, by the way the nurse said it was up to me to decide about stopping the tablets, so Marg i decided in the end. Its almost two weeks today that i packed in, i must say i feel a lot better health wise, no coughing during the night, better sleep because my breathing is more relaxed. I feel a totally different person

    Thanks Darren :D

  • Well done and keep posting lease Im very interested to hear about your progress as Im only on day two of champix and have already given up, so my situation is pretyy simular to yours.

  • Champix

    Hi

    Im now into my 3rd week of non smoking. You need will power from now on to overcome the cravings and to stick at it!! I came off the champix on day ten, because of the nausea and bad dreams which affected my sleep. but i quit like yourself after a couple of days.

    I get the odd craving every now and again but nothing substantial. It gets easier every day, when i get a craving i just think of the tight chesty coughs in the mornings, the videos on you tube about cancer and the feeling of wanting a cigarette soon goes away. Stick at it and if you really want to give up ,you will.. Good luck :)

  • Hi Darren,

    So if you have done three weeks, what are you doing in the day 4-7:eek:

    Dont worry about it, sounds like you are doing really well, and it also sounds like you have a really positive mind set and that is so important.

    The cravings do get less and less as time passes, but please remember to stay strong and Not One Puff Ever (NOPE).

    Keep it up and of course let us know how you get on.

  • Hi Bevyorks

    So if you have done three weeks, what are you doing in the day 4-7

    Hi Bevyorks, i dont understand what you mean by the comment

    Darren

  • I have not smoked a cigarette since 24th sept 2009, i chose not to smoke after this date, will power is everything, you need to decide that you want to give up yourself, go onto You Tube and have a look at the cancer videos !!!

    Thats what i do when i crave a cigarette, but that is getting less and less, i dont crave anymore !!

  • Hi Darren :D

    Great going you're heading towards 2 months smoke free well done you just keep it going

    Love

    Marg xx

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