Nervous about stopping

Hi all,

Am on day 6 of Champix, still smoking at the moment but have cut down from about 12 a day to about 6 a day. Very nervous about stopping completely and just wanted to know if the tablets work more the longer you take them. I have set day 10 as my final quit day, but was hoping to just go off them completely!

Any help will be gratefully received! :confused:

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  • Hello Beccy and welcome.

    I think I was down from 30 to 4 by day 8 so I stopped, in hindsight I wish I had carried on for a couple more days as I think I stopped too soon but hey-ho I'm nearly at 4 months smoke free.

    This is not a race so take your time, but even though Champix is a fantastic stop smoking aid you will need iron cast will power and us lot:)

    Good luck.

  • hey beccy,

    welcome to the board :)

    yeah you are gonna still need some will power, but the champix is effectively building up in your body so it will get stronger as you go on. one of the biggest secrets in quitting is to have faith in and trust the process.

    champix is great, it worked wonders for me,

    all the best, hope it does for you too,

    Bman :D

  • Not so nervous

    Thanks everyone for your replies, should have joined sooner!! I feel much more confident already now!! :D

  • Best of luck :)

    Hi Becky,

    I am on day 9 and still nervous! Just give it all you have and you will succeed. I took Champix for the whole 14days before i quit and have not had a cigarette since my quit date. I did find I was cutting down without even noticing it.

    Everyone is different so just take your time and do what is right for you. If you have any questions regarding Champix just ask there are loads of people in here that have stopped or are in the process of stopping that will be able to offer lots of advice.

    Best of luck

    X

  • Thanks for all your kind words. They helped so much i finished the last cig in my pack on the way home, and haven't bought another pack. Kinda regretting it now though, as i don't think i have taken enough Champix tablets to go cold turkey!! Have read through this forum today, scared about some of the side effects listed on Champix but so far have only had a mild headache and a bit of trouble getting to sleep. Hopefully they won't get worse when i go on to week 2!!! It certainly helps taking the tablets on a full stomach though, as the first couple of days i felt slightly queasy.

    Take care

    BeccyBoo

    Day 6 Champix - Quit day WILL be Monday 8th Feb. :cool:

  • Welcome to the forum, Beccy. Keep reading and learning about your addiction even whilst you're still smoking... it will help you get in the right frame of mind.... some say the hardest part of quitting is the days leading up to the quit... keep posting if you have questions or just need some cheering up.

  • Hi beccy :)

    Well done deciding to quit I alsp used champix and stopped around day 10 with no problems

    There is no need to be nervous though it's understamd able of course that you would be

    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 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 quittinghttp://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Symptoms.html

    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

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Thanks all

    Thank you everyone who welcomed me and gave me such good encouragement yesterday.

    Today is much better, i think i was trying to stop completely too soon. I have had a couple of cigarettes today, as i am only on day 7 of the champix. The good thing was after a couple of puffs i thought they were disgusting and had to put them out!

    Bring on day 10!!!:D

  • Hi Beccy and welcome to the forum.

    You sound much more positive today. Keep doing the reading and the posting and one day at a time you will get there.

    Stay strong, stay positive and well done.

  • Hi all,

    Am on day 6 of Champix, still smoking at the moment but have cut down from about 12 a day to about 6 a day. Very nervous about stopping completely and just wanted to know if the tablets work more the longer you take them. I have set day 10 as my final quit day, but was hoping to just go off them completely!

    Any help will be gratefully received! :confused:

    Dont be nervous about saving your own life! I never used Champix but i wished i did as it sounds like the right way ahead!

    YOU CAN DO IT! Roll on day 10! :D Remember its a marathon not a sprint!

  • Welcome Beccy and well done on the decision to quit.

    I used Champix and set day 8 as my quit date but then when it came I was not ready to stop....set day 12 as my new stop date and by day 10 just did not want a cig so did not have one....:o

    Champix will do the work for you and you will know what is right for you...read loads about the tabs and keep an eye on yourself. Talk it over with your nurse or GP and dont ignore any sideeffects...

    Plus you got us now....you poor thing...:D There is always someone about to empathise, sympathise, kick you back into action or just have a laugh with.

    Good luck and keep posting

    xx

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