Day 9 - My first Post!!

Hey Folks,

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!!

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  • Welcome to the forms and the quit. Glad to hear the Champix is doing its job for ya. Keep your guard up though.

  • Hi Elaine

    I have not been on for a few days but glad you have joined us. It is such a help to come on here especially when your having a bad time or just to say if you having a good time.

    My smoking nurse is useless so i come on here instead as its much more inspirational on here and you get to meet soemgreat people.

    Make sure you keep posting and let us know how your doing?

    Jane

  • Hi Elaine and welcome

    We quit the same day, but I must admit it has been difficult this week but onwards and upwards.

    Nice to meet you

  • Thanks guys... nice to meet you all too ;)

  • Hey Folks,

    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!!

    Hi Elaine

    Well done for giving up the evil weed,fantastic news another non -smoker wishing you luck in your quit :)

  • Good luck on your quit, hope you find the success you are seeking. You are among decent folk here.

  • Aww again ta very much, you are all doing so well, and glad to see im not the only person up at this time... bet im the only person eating my way through a 500ml tub of haagen daaz tho lol il diet next week lol

  • I stopped eating icecream years ago :).. loved the stuff a bit too much :)

    Yeah i'm up a little too late tonight, just finishing off some stuff ready for work then i'm off to sleep :)

  • aye i love it a little too much tonight actually feel bit ill now, dont even need it i was being greedy as opposed to craving ... using quitting now as an excuse to eat more when i know damn well that itl be ten times harder to loose it than to put in on... ah well if life was easy it wouldnt be as much fun gnite jace :)

  • Hello Elaine and welcome to the forum.....I too gave up with Champix and roller coasted my way through to 11 weeks now:D.....I did have the odd day here and there that wasnt quite right but nothing drastic;) Sounds like you will go ahead in leaps and bounds.....good on you:Dwell done!!

  • Hi Elaine

    Well done and thanks for your post, another amazed Champix taker.

    Keep up the good work and if you run out of places to clean I can help you out there

  • Well done Elaine

    would you like to join the "six month forum back slapping society" just a little party im planning for when we get there lol

  • Well done Elaine. Your CHampix experience is identical to mine. I kept expecting the craving to kick in, but 'touch wood' they haven't and it's been a much easier process than I anticipated.

    Keep posting and keep in touch

    Sue

  • Good to have you on board Elaine and good luck on your quit.

    I am also on Champix and this forum is a life line.

    Lorna x

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