Heading for my day 1 (with champix)

Hi everyone

I've been lurking around all day reading up on all the posts.

"officially" tomorrow is supposed to be my quit day - i'm 7 days into my champix and have started the big blue boys this morning.

I'm not 100% sure i'm ready for tomorrow - or am i, i just don't know. I'm putting so much pressure on myself.

I had my carbon readings done at the doctors last week and it was 44 (really bad!) - back again today and it was 21 so we're getting better.

I've definately cut down, i reckon by about 70%.

I keep waiting for the whole bitter tongue thing to kick in - i'm sure that would be the finishing factor for me. At the minute i have one just because "i can".

Oh well, we'll see what happens i guess :)

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  • Hi Carol

    I think its already kicking in if you are having one only cos you can, dont rush yourself as its only day 7 and you have to be ready or it wont work.

    Great news about your carbon levels, after only 4 days of no cigarettes I was down to zero so its a real boost when it happens.

    Well done on making your decision to join us and if you need us we are here

  • Hi carol,

    I had my carbon done a week ago and it was at 36, this week it was 2. That was after 4 days not smoking..

    Don't Put pressure on your self to give up. I wasnt sure the night before I gave up, I think you just have to bite the bullet at some point and go for it..

    Good luck for when you decide to do it and keep us posted on how you're doing..

  • Hi Carol :)

    Well done try not to worry about stopping tomorrow/today it won't be as bad as you think I also used champix and found it fairly easy to do

    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 Carol

    Good luck. The timing of Champix varies with individuals. I didn't stop until Day 13, but it's worked fine. Don't worry about not getting the bitter tongue feeling, not everyone does. I just found that I was 'forcing' myself to have a cigarette rather than actually wanting one.

    You'll know when you're ready. Once you've taken that decision, it gets easier.

    Sue

  • Not quit day today - i'm just not ready.

    I feel a bit forced into it because i'm back at the nurses next week and if i blow a bad reading then she won't prescribe me the next month. That means, at some point between now and sunday i HAVE to quit.

    Feeling really fed up! the more i think about quitting the more i think i'll go and have a cigarette.

  • I was exactly the same...I waited till day 14 to quit. I didn't get the bitter taste or anything. It just got to the point where I thought I can't put it off any longer and bit the bullett and did it. I can honestly say it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be (think I can say I was petrified of stopping...not sure why though :o ) I've had virtually no cravings and on day 16 now!

    Good luck!

    JJ XXX

  • Not quit day today - i'm just not ready.

    I feel a bit forced into it because i'm back at the nurses next week and if i blow a bad reading then she won't prescribe me the next month. That means, at some point between now and sunday i HAVE to quit.

    Feeling really fed up! the more i think about quitting the more i think i'll go and have a cigarette.

    Hi all welcome to the forum.

    Carolm - just take each day one at a time and you'll know when you are ready to quit. Remember how good you are going to feel once you give up and read all the positive stories on the forum.

    Best of luck

    NSD

  • Thanks everyone

    I'm very pleased to say i've migrated over to the Day 4 post :) - i've been off the ciggies for 4 whole days now :)

  • Youve got past the hardest part now put your head down and rush to the finish line

  • Well done Carolm!

    That's brilliant news. Keep reading and posting here...it all helps!

    JJ xxx

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