Firstly I would like to say hi to everyone and thanks for all the information, inspiration and advice. I've been reading many many posts as a guest for a while now but decided to register today.
Like many others on the forum, I have tried quitting many times with no success. I have been smoking approximately 30 a day for the last 10 years. I really want to quit smoking for my health reasons more than anything and to save money. I suppose the things that have let me down the last time is really my willpower - I thought I could have just that one - How wrong I was! Also weight gain - I suppose I am worried about putting lots of weight on, particularly as I tried hard and lost a lot of weight - any tips here would be really helpful?
Last Wednesday I was prescribed Champix and started them last Thursday. Tomorrow (29.10.09) will be my 8th day of Champix and MY QUIT DATE! I know from reading many posts that the Champix have different side effects with many people and some have none at all. To date, I have experienced the feeling of sickness but it soon goes, very vivid dreams (but not nightmares) and tiredness. I do not start the 1mg tablets until tomorrow. The only thing that is really bothering me at the moment about the champix is the tiredness. Can anyone advise me if this passes?
At first I didn't think the champix would do anything to help but yesterday the cigarettes started tasting funny and I couldn't finish them. Also the smell, I could smell smoke on other people. When I was smoking the cigarette it seemed pointless. Can anyone else who has been on champix tell me if this is normal or if they have experienced similar things?
Today, I really haven't smoke much at all - not because I'm trying not to but because I don't feel like it. The only time I really wanted on and had one was after lunch and this is what I think I'm going to find hard - after meals and first thing in the morning. Can anyone give any advise?
So sorry for rambling everyone - I'm just trying to give as much information as possible and suppose I'm really nervous about tomorrow - sounds daft I know!
Thanks for reading!