Advice Please

Hi all

I am a new member who has a quit date set for 12th october, using patches and an inhalator, I was just wondering if it is wise to bring my stop date forward or not??? Has anyone ever done this? Did it affect the outcome? Do you think it may affect the outcome? Reason I ask is my precription is available to me for collection today, and I am so keen on giving up I wondered whether to start tomorrow or not!?

My reasons for quitting are:

1.My 2 Boys

2.Health reasons (asthma)

3.Save Money

4.Want to see my boys grow and have kids of their own

5.Both my parents died young 37 and 52 through smoking.

6.Fed up of having cig in one hand and inhaler in the other :(

Any advice greatfully appreciated.

Thanks for reading Mel x

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  • Hi,

    Sorry can't give help re patches, i didn't use them, but lots of people around here did and i am sure they will be letting you know their thoughts soon. Fantastic reasons you have going on there.

    I would recommend that you have a good look round the site there are plenty of posts re patches and inhalators some of which may answer your questions.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide.

  • Hi

    My quit date was going to be the 24th October but I got Champix today and starting tomorrow and my quit day is the 17th now (if the Champix ‘kicks in’ I may come off them earlier) I just think if your mind set is good and you have no obstacles then bring the date forward.

    However I'm sure others will be able to advise you better than me, good luck.

  • Hi Guys

    Thanks for the messages, I collected my precription about hour ago and have been reading leaflets etc and joined the click2quit programme too, as well as here :)

    I have just stubbed out my LAST ciggarette (15.45pm) as I have decided today is the day, I am going to have a nice hot bath, get rid of the smell on me, and the things from the house and start my patches. So I guess this is day 1 for me. Again thanks for the support I will keep you updated on my progress as and when. :D

    Mel x

  • Hiya Melanie. I used patches to stop and tried the inhalator too for a while, was told by my adviser to use no more than two carts a day while on the patches I found out I didn't need it anyway. I followed the instructions to the letter (nearly) started on 21mg, went to 14mg and then 7, only used a couple of 7s though, stopped them early. There was some instructions going round here telling how to scrimp on the patches but that's up to you, I would never advise anyone to cut the programme down, some people may smoke again and stop trying to quit. Get ready for the vivid dreams and some irritation perhaps. The main thing though is getting your head right for quitting, it's no good going at it halfheartedly because it wont work. Give it a good go Melanie and see how it goes. David

  • Hi Melanie and Christine :D

    I think it might be an idea to bring the date forward it shouldn't ffect the outcome at all and may even help as you won't get so tense as quit day approaches

    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

  • Hi Guys

    Thanks for the messages, I collected my precription about hour ago and have been reading leaflets etc and joined the click2quit programme too, as well as here :)

    I have just stubbed out my LAST ciggarette (15.45pm) as I have decided today is the day, I am going to have a nice hot bath, get rid of the smell on me, and the things from the house and start my patches. So I guess this is day 1 for me. Again thanks for the support I will keep you updated on my progress as and when. :D

    Mel x

    Mel the best of luck my love xx Let us know how you are doing.

    Marg - Thank you for your kind welcome.

  • Mel

    I also gave up for probably the same reasons as you.

    First of all i had been talking and thinking about giving up for a number of years, asthma was getting worse, family all died young, hand children i wanted to see grow up etc. So i know where you are with that.

    I did just say ENOUGH and got my patches. When i felt like a smoke in the first couple of days i rolled paper up that helped. But i think you have to want it, you have to need it and if you add those two together you get a good quit.

    This place really does help too, and i can clearly say these people on here are a major support, when your nose runs they are there, when you get real bad wind they will say its normal and when you worry about weight gain they say "tis OK" but when your in a foul mood and you just cant shift it someone posts a really funny joke and you gotta love them ;)

    Good luck my love. My first day i woke up I took two smokes showered then patched....you can do it :)

    Squid

  • Hi Mel,

    Snap,inhaler one hand fag in the other!! It`s madness!

    Im now suffering form a bad chest infection and Im still puffing away!

    My quit date is 8/19/09.

    Ive quit before,5 months being the longest but that was over a year ago.

    I used lozenges you can see full story on here!

    Cheers good luck you know its worth it!

    Cheers

    Pete

  • Hi

    Hi Mel

    All i can do is wish you luck. If you are ready to get stuck into being smoke free then go for it sooner rather than later.

    I cant believe how good i feel after a few days. First time i actually wanted to stop versus thinking i should.

    My very best wishes to you

    WT

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