just starting week 3 champix

hi all just joined this forum im marie :)

the first time ever 5 days without smoking i am shocked but proud of myself never thought i would get here as i loved smoking (weird) huh

i chose to stop when my grandson was 19 months old and i felt like 70...ps only 43...but was huffing and puffing just walking...i had been smoking since 12 years old and built up tp 20/30 a day kept promising myself would stop when coughing got worse but it just went on and on...after my grandson was born i knew i wanted to live longer and enjoy it:) i wanted to walk everywhere and go on holiday without worrying bout heat and exaustion from breathing :eek: so just now yes i am struggling it is not easy spec breaking the habit ie, in the car after food or drink having a break at work ect ect i carry a book about with me and chat to folk more and also ask friends not to smoke round me just now (sorry) i am determined this time so good luck all x

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  • Hi! Have you stopped smoking for 3 weeks? Or on Champix for 3 weeks? I am dense!! i have seen so many positive posts about Champix, kind of wish I'd heard of it before I quit! You have made such a great decision, you are too young to be huffing and puffing, still got loads of years of fun ahead so being able to breathe will be a bonus!! Best of luck, this place is a great place for support, advice etc. XX

  • Hi Marie :)

    Well done you 5 days smoke free I also used champix and found it a huge help you're doing find and agree the first few days are really hard because of the habit thing nut it gets easier very quivkly Promise

    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 sympathising 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 found 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

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    am on champix for 3rd week hun have only stopped for 5 days now champix is great but you do have to pay the piper ie dreams sleepless nights headaches ect but i think are typical withdrawel syptoms anyways and champix is getting blame lol ps excuse typos as memory is going a bit also lol mind is working overtime

  • am on champix for 3rd week hun have only stopped for 5 days now champix is great but you do have to pay the piper ie dreams sleepless nights headaches ect but i think are typical withdrawel syptoms anyways and champix is getting blame lol ps excuse typos as memory is going a bit also lol mind is working overtime

    Cool, 5 days is very good, the nicotine is gone so physical cravings should be much weaker if there at all. Well done! I am cold turkey-ing (did gum for 2 days but ditched it!) and I am having bad sleeping patterns (i.e. no sleep!), wierd dreams when I do sleep, lots of odd symptoms. I think they are going to happen regardless of the quit method, but I assume (I bleeding well hope so anyway) they will improve.

    As to mental faculties, mine have gone walkies these last 3 weeks!! I don't care though, just glad to be smoke free ;)

  • Well done, 5 days free is great. Read as much as you can about the addiction to nicotine it will help you to understand what is happening to you.

    Look forward to hearing how you are getting on.

    Jackie

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