:( I am so weak!! :(

Hi guys,

I am so disappointed in myself..I am on Champix (day 13 today) and I tried to stop twice on them..yesterday it was suppost to be final.

I was OK most of the day..tried to keep busy by doing my laundry,cleaning the flat a bit, things like this.Then I started to work on my dissertation and I could not think, at all. I made it almost 1 day, with little cravings coming and going, until a big one drove me into tears and I smoked.

I am so disappointed. The champix is definately working because the cigarettes taste horrible, but why can't I stop? I have hadmy coffee today and I had one cigarette.I am starting to think that I am so weak.

Could anybody please give me some tips on how to stay quit and overcome the 24 hours barrier?

Thank you for all your help

Zai

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  • Hi Zai :)

    I'm so sorry you're having this problem with the champix and I wonder of maybe you need just a little longer smoking

    It does happen now and then that someone needs a couple of days or so extra before they quit

    Don't panic it's working as the fags taste nasty and one a day is better than 20 after all

    I know of a couple of people that went right up to 3 weeks before stopping smoking completely OK and then they never looked back

    Love and Hugs

    Marg xx

  • Hey you, you are not weak, for many of us here stopping will be the hardest thing we ever do.

    I cannot give advice on the Champix stuff but what I can say is that to get through the first 24hours try breaking down, choose not to smoke for an hour, then the next hour etc etc, (it really helped me). Keeping busy is good, treat yourself to something nice, chocolate, new book, new clothes? After 3 days the nicotine will be out of your system how good is that.

    Do read all the links, post often and most of all know we are all here for you and YOU CAN DO THIS, YOU ARE WORTH IT. Sorry for shouting but you need to hear that.

    Sending a truck load of PMA your way.

  • Hi guys,

    I am so disappointed in myself..I am on Champix (day 13 today) and I tried to stop twice on them..yesterday it was suppost to be final.

    I was OK most of the day..tried to keep busy by doing my laundry,cleaning the flat a bit, things like this.Then I started to work on my dissertation and I could not think, at all. I made it almost 1 day, with little cravings coming and going, until a big one drove me into tears and I smoked.

    I am so disappointed. The champix is definately working because the cigarettes taste horrible, but why can't I stop? I have hadmy coffee today and I had one cigarette.I am starting to think that I am so weak.

    Could anybody please give me some tips on how to stay quit and overcome the 24 hours barrier?

    Thank you for all your help

    Zai

    Hi feel for you, this is my third week and its still difficult, what i did was when ever i felt like having a cig or a smoke, i would read up on some story about

    1. emphysema

    2. mouth cancer

    3. lung cancer

    etc etc..

    This the first time i have quit and i hope it will be the last,, after reading up so much, i thought the best way is initially do it through willpower so shock your mind, and than after 1 week than comes the psychological battle which is as bad as the physical,, but also remember one thing

    1. Would you hand over your car keys, house keys, bank account nrs to me,, hell no right,, than DONT SMOKE, think like that..

    Lets see, i dont think i am one to give advice,, but reading about others here, i am getting more hope and strength..

  • Hi.

    I would have a read of the woofmang tales from the quit. They may help you with managing any craves you have. I didn't quit on champix though so I can't advise on that part!!

  • Zai, don't think that you're weak, you're not. Perhaps Margaret is right, maybe you need a little more time, which you can spend reading up peoples posts and links to websites. Mentally you can and will do it, but you have to be strong and prepared.

    As Bev says, plan some nice things for when it might get tough, music, books, food/cakes, chocolate, bubble baths etc, whatever makes you smile and feelgood.

    Take it one minute/hour/day at a time, get yourself prepared and in a happy, really positive frame of mind, if you start off downbeat it is going to be so much harder.

    Chin up, cheer up, pick a day and plan something nice and go for it, you'll be great.

    Lorraine :)

  • Hi there

    I was like you, supposed to stop on day 12, couldnt, next day, couldnt, and for some reason on day 14 of the tablets it felt right and I stopped

    Over 3 months now for me, you can do it

  • keep going

    Just remember that cigarettes do taste awful...we only smoke them due to the nicotine addiction... I failed after 3 weeks 3 days...had a few beers had 3 smokes and the 4th smoke I put down as I realised it wasn't nice and I didn't want it despite being tipsy...

    So I start again...I felt so good at 3 weeks and I could take deeper breaths...I feel rubbish today...

    Come on Zai lets break free...I've tasted the other side and it is sweet

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