Day 2 (17.01.10)

Hi Everyone!

Well here I am on Day 2 :) And so far, still no cravings to write about. I'm feeling quite good today, not tetchy or mardy.

Physically...well, this morning I was coughing up god knows what for a good ten minutes - but better out than in! I also found it difficult to sleep last night...but not because I was thinking about fags, just because I felt so alert and wide wake - a strange feeling for me since I don't drink very much with caffine in (decaf tea and coffee for me)...maybe its just my body adjusting I don't know, but I'm hoping for a better night's sleep tonight.

I still haven't wanted or needed to smoke and its strange as I feel like I've forgotten I smoke...almost like a different person. I'm being positive so I suppose that helps though I am aware the next days and weeks may not always be this easy, here's hoping! ;)

How is everyone else doing?

Lindsay xxx

13 Replies

  • Hey Lindsay,

    Lucky you Im on day two as well an and going slightly crazy....

    Smoked 20-30 a day and I didnt realise how much of my life smoking was involved with.

    Thinking about it all of the time but I aint puttin another one if those things in my mouth today or tommorrow that for sure;);)

    Cath x

  • Well done on Day 2 Cath!! You're doing amazingly well! Can I ask what you are using to assist you in quitting? Or are you doing it just on willpower alone? I ask because I'm on Champix and honestly think that might be part of the reason I'm finding it so easy so far.

    Like you I could smoke upto 30 a day some days, and at all hours of the day or night but before my quit, Champix had cut that down to maximum of 4 or going from that to 0 hasn't been too bad!

    Do let me know how you feel tomorrow, I am sure it will get easier for you as time passes!

    Lindsay xxx

  • Hey Lindsay,

    Im using patches and loads of gummy bears lol

    Reading through the other posts a lot of people are using champix, fraid I dont know what that is!!! I have went straight from smoking 20 - 30 to nothing maybe thats what Ive done wrong, but sure all these cravings will do is make me stronger they cant kill me........I HOPE.

    Speak to u tommorrow let us do this together.

    Cath x

  • That can work for some people Cath and its obviously working so far so stick with it! I've tried patches before but just couldn't deal with how horrible I always felt, because I got a huge enjoyment from smoking which I believe the Champix helps block. I have different mindset now too, as in I don't tell myself I'm an ex smoking trying to quit, I tell myself I'm a non smoker and that's it.

    Here's a quote from Patient UK (quite a reliable source) on how Champix actually works (its a tablet by the way)

    Varenicline (trade name 'Champix') is a medicine that was first licensed in the UK in December 2006. It was developed to help smokers to stop smoking. Varenicline mimics the effect of nicotine on the body. Therefore, it both reduces the urge to smoke and relieves withdrawal symptoms.

    The precise action of varenicline is that it interferes with the receptors in the brain that nicotine stimulates. (The nicotine in cigarettes attaches to receptors in brain cells to stimulate part of the brain - this is how nicotine has it's effect.) What varenicline does is to partly stimulate the nicotine receptors. This mimics the effects of nicotine to reduce cravings and withdrawal effects when you stop smoking. However, at the same time, it partially blocks the receptors and prevents nicotine from attaching to the receptors. This blocks or blunts the effect of nicotine in people who give in to temptation and have a cigarette.

    If you'd like to read a little more about it, there's lots of information from Patient UK available, here's a link which explains a bit more about Champix

    Hope that helps to explain a little :)

    Lindsay xxx

  • Just passed the official 48hr mark :D

  • Chat room open for anyone wanting to air their triumphs or woes

  • Just popped on to have a quick look but I'm not really a chatroom kinda girl, thanks for the link though.

  • Hey Lindsay I'm going off the comp right now just want say congrats on day two a big well done.


  • Well done to you all - and you're on day 3 already now!!

  • Hi Lindsay :D

    Day 3 now for you and well done glad you're finding it OK just hang in there I also used champix and it was fairly easy for me as well keep going


    marg xx

    Hey Lindsay,

    Lucky you Im on day two as well an and going slightly crazy....

    Smoked 20-30 a day and I didnt realise how much of my life smoking was involved with.

    Thinking about it all of the time but I aint puttin another one if those things in my mouth today or tommorrow that for sure;);)

    Cath x

    Hi Cath :D

    Sorry you felt you were going slightly crazy on day 2 and hope today is better for you thinking about it a lot this early is normal for most of us just hang in there I promise it does get easier soon

    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 find very good to start you off and 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

    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


    Marg xx

  • Well done girls, day 3 now. Day 2 was my worst day I actually thought I would die if I did not smoke, but that is just a myth:D

    Hope you are both well and happy. You are doing really well, you should be proud of yourselves.


  • Thank you Marg, Nige, and Christine :)

    I have just started my Day 3 thread - woooooohoo!! :D

  • Thank You

    Thank you all for givin suport.... here comes day 3:)

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