Day 5 CT

.....and beginning to feel human again. :)

After numerous side effects on Champix, not least awful mood swings, rages and sore gums still :mad:. I reduced the dose over the past 2 weeks and had my last tablet on Wednesday. It has been fine, a few more cravings but nothing I feel I cannot cope with as I now know how quickly they will pass.

It is good to feel that I am starting to regain some kind of control again, and my husband no longer feels that he has to hide the kitchen knives ;). If I had known how hard it was going to be 2 months ago I do not know if I would have gone through with it, but I did, and I keep telling myself that the worst is now behind me and it will only get better!!!

Champix is great, even with the side effects, as was the support form my GP and family but I know I would never have got this far if it wasn't for the support and friendship on this site. There have been a lot of laughs and more cake, chocolate and wine than I could ever have imagined, but the warmth and support from a group of people I have never met shows the power of the internet to reach out and positively effect our lives. Where else could we find the 24/7 support needed to beat our addiction

So onwards and upward towards the Penthouse. It still looks a long way off and the road steep and rocky but I can't help feeling that we have already made it over the steepest part. :D

xx

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  • Hi Lorna :D

    Well done you that's great 5 days going it alone you should be so proud of yourself Big Hug

    Yes the road can be very bumpy for many of us but you've done the really hard bit now

    There may still be the odd really tough day to get through but you know now that you can and will beat this addiction and you're so right

    IT WILL ONLY GET BETTER the further you go the easier it gets OK

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Hi Lorna :D

    Well done you that's great 5 days going it alone you should be so proud of yourself Big Hug

    Yes the road can be very bumpy for many of us but you've done the really hard bit now

    There may still be the odd really tough day to get through but you know now that you can and will beat this addiction and you're so right

    IT WILL ONLY GET BETTER the further you go the easier it gets OK

    Love

    Marg xx

    I really hope so Marg...thx...xx

  • Lorna - did anyone tell you how gorgeous us Octoquits are? You have done really really well and you know I can empathise with you regarding hiding the kitchen knives. Looking forward to the party tonight - must start baking again - the urge is upon me!

    Love Soosyxx

  • Lorna - did anyone tell you how gorgeous us Octoquits are? You have done really really well and you know I can empathise with you regarding hiding the kitchen knives. Looking forward to the party tonight - must start baking again - the urge is upon me!

    Love Soosyxx

    You are so right Soosy, we are looking more gorgeous by the day...

    xx

  • Congrats now on going this quit alone...unassisted by the champix...

    I split from patches 10 weeks ago, and while the early days feel a bit :eek: at times, it gets easier and easier as time goes by.. just hang in there.. the best is yet to be.

  • Lorna I'm hugging you here! Lovely post. You have done so well and come soooooo far and you should be very proud of yourself.

    I came off Champix on Saturday (slowly took the dose down first though). I would not have done it without Champix and I do not want to put people off but YOU MUST self monitor yourself on Champix. As you will agree Lorna you and I have had some serious mood swings and it can be scary because you just put it down to quitting but it's more than that.

    However after saying all that, Champix would always be my chosen way to quit but nothing has helped like the people on this forum and especially the gorgeous nay beautiful octoquitters.

    Lorna you are a total star my lovely as not only have you quit but you have the disadvantage of having your OH quit too. That must be hard for both of you. Well done, you are my hero.

  • Lovely post indeed Lorna and yes, I too believe we have ascended the most acute climb of this mountain..... just think, in time we can change these climbing boots and pinions for flip flops and manicured nails :cool:

    All the best with going it alone now (no champix), you'll do just fine..... you've got the hat after all. Big hugs of congrats to you and Mr Lorna... you've both survived ..... wow :cool:

    Oh my there has been a lot of cake, support, wine and chocolate hasn't there ........... oh there goes Chef again with her baking;), this site has been wonderful but the immediate connection within our group for both support and laughs, pick-ups when down and hearty cheers on the good times has been brilliant.......

    Onwards and upwards to the Penthouse. It is a long way off yet but it's visible

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