Ready to quit

Hi everyone, I have just joined this site today as I am giving up smoking tomorrow and I am soooo nervous that I won't be able to do it. I really really want to but i'm worried about the strength of my will power. I'm gonna start using nicorette patches from tomorrow. I noticed alot of people on here talking about Champix?? Whats that?? Was anyone else really really nervous about quitting due to fear of failing?? Thanks. Laura x

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  • Hi Laura :)

    Am sure lots of peeps will be along to give you advise. I joined this forum a few days ago and have read a lot of experiences and also links that peeps post.

    From my own experience I am on day 5 with patches..and am doing ok apart from the odd 'oh where's my fags' moment. I have given up previous, as smoked a number of years..first cold turkey for 2 yrs then gave up for 6yrs using patches initially ..so it can be done, althou' you need to know it is right and what you want..as you are fighting yourself. I am suprised this time how I am in control, as my health was/is suffering big time, and I NEED to do it.

    Please just try..you are the one in control..use whatever means that help you, but I think the key is wanting to kick the nicotine habit in the nuts. You maybe suprised at how you feel. an how empowered you are.

    Good luck

    Chezz x

  • Hi everyone, I have just joined this site today as I am giving up smoking tomorrow and I am soooo nervous that I won't be able to do it. I really really want to but i'm worried about the strength of my will power. I'm gonna start using nicorette patches from tomorrow. I noticed alot of people on here talking about Champix?? Whats that?? Was anyone else really really nervous about quitting due to fear of failing?? Thanks. Laura x

    Hi Laura welcome and congrats on your great decision to quit. Unsure about champix as i never used that method but there are plenty of people who have and have been successful with their quit on here so i am sure someone will follow on and talk to you about it.. Never worry about quitting or failing to quit .... Laura a lot of people has started their quit and had a slip or two the most important thing is to keep trying and be more determined the next time, take time tomorrow to read ither people signatures there are a lots of very useful advise in them, i found it best to read all about smoking and quitting as it prepares you for the days ahead .....but take heart you are here in the right place good luck tomorrow when you stub that last horrible thing out, remember one sec after you do your body is starting to recover dont forget to come on here and say hello to everyone let us all know how you are doing :)

  • Hi Laura,

    I am quitting with champix and this is my first day of quit. Champix is a non-nicotine medicine which is available under prescription only. The way it works is, basically, by decreasing the enjoyment an "relief" you feel when smoking.

    I have been on it twice..the first time I gave up going to NHS support and the medicine...now I am going constant with both.

    Champix is really good, however some people are quite afraid to use it because a few have experienced some side effects...to be honest I have just felt a bit of nausea (cured by taking the pill on a full stomach) and a bit of light-headed feeling.

    My suggestion to you is to call the NHS stop smoking support service and meet a nurse or health professional which will be able to advice you. I think this medicine works better with support and medical advice.

    Good luck

    :)

  • HI Laura

    Welcome to the site and congratulations on your decision to stop. I felt really nervous about stopping and the fear of failure....try not to worry. I wont lie it can be a very rocky road but it is do-able.

    I took Champix, it helped get me over the first few weeks, but I also took loads of advice and support on here. There is masses to read and you are never alone. We have all been there so we know exactly what you are feeling, expereincing.

    Good luck tomorrow.....relax and go with it.

    Love xx

  • I can't tell you how nervous I was. I just couldn't imagine getting through a day without a cigarette and I felt as though I would be missing out.

    Got to tell you that the first few days were pretty horrendous and all I thought about from the moment I woke to the moment I went to sleep was cigarettes.

    I have used Zyban in the past (like Champix) but without the will power drugs will not keep you off.

    This time I used patches for the first 3 days and then cold turkey. Now in my third week and feeling really positive. Only get the odd craving which I can smack down but I am eating like a pig!

    Good luck and if your wondering why your stopping just ask yourself why you wouldn't want to stop!

    I have found all the people on this forum fantastic and have read lots of previous threads to keep me motivated.

    You've done the hardest bit already believe it not, you have made a positive decision to quit.

    Good luck tomorrow, just try and make it through and then go to bed early for the first few days - you can't be tempted if your asleep :D

  • Thanks everyone, I go to my appointment at 4:15 this afternoon. They have said they will be able to prescribe me something to help me quit which is good, I just hope I can do it. I have tried to give up before and always end up giving in to temptation but I really wanna do it this time. I'll let you know what happens at my appointment and what they say. Thanks again for all your encouragement, I hope I will be able to encourage other people too in a few months :) xx

  • Thanks everyone, I go to my appointment at 4:15 this afternoon. They have said they will be able to prescribe me something to help me quit which is good, I just hope I can do it.

    Hi Laura, of course you can do it, if you think I hope I can do it then you have dought. Take away that dought you know you can do it. We all know how hard it is I'm going through a very bad day and I've been quit now for 9 weeks plus.

    If stopping smoking was easy everyone would stop, you have to be very positive and know you can. As you can see I smoked for 52 years and have now been smoke free for 65 days. I did not plan my quit it just happened, I would like you to read these posts;

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    You may find they will help you. Also find some of the posts where others have been quit for a while and see what they say about their experiences and how jubilant they are.

    Well done on your decision to quit it is the best decision you'll ever make.

    Jack x

  • Hi everyone, I have just joined this site today as I am giving up smoking tomorrow and I am soooo nervous that I won't be able to do it.

    Congratulations on your decision, don't be afraid, believe in yourself, you can do it.

    When I finally quit in 2006 I also used patches but did not finished the program, after using it for several days I quit cold turkey.

    Your halfway in quitting and being free, don't ever doubt your decision to quit, again congratulations.

  • Hi everyone, I have just joined this site today as I am giving up smoking tomorrow and I am soooo nervous that I won't be able to do it. I really really want to but i'm worried about the strength of my will power. I'm gonna start using nicorette patches from tomorrow. I noticed alot of people on here talking about Champix?? Whats that?? Was anyone else really really nervous about quitting due to fear of failing?? Thanks. Laura x

    Hi Laura :)

    Well done you deciding to stop smoking please don't be nervous about it the thin king about it is far worse that actually stopping OK

    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

  • Hi Laura

    Well done on your decision to quit that's a huge step in itself.

    You quit using whichever method suits you best.

    Read, read and read more about the addiction (links in peeps signatures are good).

    Keep posting to let us know how you are getting on

    Tinks xx

  • Laura, well done on making this decision, you won't regret it. The advice to read cannot be stressed enough! As smokers we spend so much time burying our head in the sand cos we don't want to know all the gory details about our addiction, that is why it is so important to read about it. I guarantee that somewhere in all that literature there will be something that will hit a nerve deep inside somewhere and that will give you strength and determination, they say that in order to fight your enemy, you must get to know him first (or something like that anyway?)

    Wishing you lot's of luck, and success,

    Lorraine

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