Been following this forum now for over three weeks so i thought it was only fair to share a little bit of my journey since ive gained so much encouragement by reading what you lovely lot have shared.
Im 27, have smoked for around about 12 years, my whole life revolved around the damn things, smoking is more than a habit it seems to contribute to and take over other parts of your life and you dont realise this until you stop.
I got a new job starting soon and i thought i dont want to start another job as a smoker, huddling outside in the snow trying to lite up a bine when everyone else is inside having a giggle at the druggies outside lol
Took my champix for the whole 14 days before i stopped, had the whole weird dreams things going on, between being completely vivid and real, scary, saucy they were all going on in my head at night lol
Day i stopped i was terrified i would fail, set myself out doing things id put off for years clearing out the attic, wardrobes, rearranging the sock drawer pretty much anything that would take my mind off the urge.
But the strangest thing has happened and i dont know if its down to the Champix, it must be... i realised i didnt have an urge or a craving at all and its not to say i was someone who smoked two cigs a day i smoked a box and then some and if i didnt get one at my certain times id have murdered!!
So im on day 9 now, the habit is still there and at certain times i go to get one but not coz i want one just because the habits there.
Im thinking champix is pretty much magnificent but i really really did want to stop for a whole lot of different reasons!!
Your guys are great and its fantastic that just as we all used to be united as 'smokers' were now united as NON SMOKERS... its fab.
So pretty much wanted to give something back after all the good ive took from this forum in convincing myself that i was going to stop would stop and now have stopped.
The battle isnt won yet but ya just hafta keep marching on!!