Day 4 and finding it increasingly difficult!!!

:mad:Hi Everyone,

I'm using Champix, and this is my first attempt at quitting.

Apart from the first day, i have almost felt as if I have been cheating as I havent craved for a ciggie at all! But it's crippling today, and I almost feel like picking one up and giving up on giving up. I think the only thing that is stopping me picking one up is knowing if I start again, I will have to go through this all again one day!!

Has anyone got any tricks that may help these sneaky cravings??

Thanks!!

Nat

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  • Sorry babe have no idea about champix but I found staying on here talking and keeping distracted, reading all the posts well maybe not all LOL

    Drink ice cold water or fruit juice (sip) and just know that if you smoke one you will be back to square one and you have come this far you shouldnt want to go back,it would be harder Im sure so stick with it and reap the benefits they are well worth a little bit of the withdrawal and remember to appreciate the good days you have to have bad ones

  • Keep at it Frenchie

    The first week is the hardest, but if you've got this far it will be harder if you have to do it again.

    The only way I have found to stop the cravings is suck hard boiled sweets constantly, that way I haven't got a chance to fit a cigarette in!!! I have cleared a packet of polos today! Either that or I've just generally been stuffing my face!! Will worry about the waistline after a month or two!

    Good luck, and just think how well you've done up to now......

    x

  • Hi Frenchie :)

    Well done for stopping smoking

    You have no reason to think that using Champix is in any way cheating I also used it having tried many times before abd used at some point most other aids with no result at all

    If it's helping then stick with it OK as for the craves drinking water and keeping busy helps

    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 quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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 OK

    Love

    Marg

  • Try having a bath, it relaxes you and the last thing u feel like when u come out is getting all smelly. Also go for a walk that helps.

  • Well done for quitting...

    I dont think you are cheating at all...if it helps you to stop, then why not...I am using the lozengers...and I thought at first I was cheating...especially after reading that a lot of peeps do it cold turkey...but I admit, I am a chicken when it comes to that much will power...lol...

    Drinking lots of water has helped me also, and going for walks...also coming on this forum, and reading other peeps experience's...

    Keep it up...it will start to get easier..

    Over and out...lynn..xx

    49yrs of age

    smoked 25 to 30 a day for 36 yrs

    quit date, 16th feb, 2010

    lozengers, will power, and this formum

  • :mad:Hi Everyone,

    I'm using Champix, and this is my first attempt at quitting.

    Apart from the first day, i have almost felt as if I have been cheating as I havent craved for a ciggie at all! But it's crippling today, and I almost feel like picking one up and giving up on giving up. I think the only thing that is stopping me picking one up is knowing if I start again, I will have to go through this all again one day!!

    Has anyone got any tricks that may help these sneaky cravings??

    Thanks!!

    Nat

    Nat the best thing I found was extra strong mints and fizzy drinks. It's different for everyone.

    Jack:)

  • Hi Morning nat and glad you are still into the quit (I Presume LOL)

    Stop worrying about the way you are quitting the purpose is to quit and any way thats good for you is the right way and like something else we all do it different LOL keep the focus on getting to be a none smoker not how you get there, Hugs xx

  • Welcome to our family and well done stopping smoking. I agree with all the others, post often to share your story and get help, in turn someone else will benefit from your post, it all goes around and you come out winning.

    Jackie

  • Thanks everybody for your support and advice. I'm feeling alot better today, hardly any cravings, and I am glad to say, I have not had a puff!! I am just trying to take each day as it comes, and I'm not thinking about tomorrow or the day after that or else I don't think I would be able to do this!

    I am so glad I found this forum, as it is helping me alot, just knowing that other people are going through similar experiences!!

    Thanks again!!

    Nat xxx

  • Getting through it together

    Hi Nat

    I too am using Champix and today is day 6 since I quit and the cravings are hard at times, but stay strong and and try any of the suggestions given by the members on the site until you find the one that works for you. I find that taking ten slow deep breaths usually makes it pass and makes me feel calmer.

    One thing is for sure, keeping reading and posting here has certainly helped me though the last few weeks :)

    Stay strong and we'll get there together.

    Steph

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