Ok. I'm 42, been smoking for over 20 years, and asthmatic :rolleyes:
I quit on day 9 of taking Champix which was 16th May. I stopped taking Champix a week later because I was turning into an insomniac zombie! So, I've been "going commando" as it were for almost 6 weeks!
I feel fantastic! Hardly have to use my inhalers anymore, get breathless very infrequently, am loving having fresh breath and a clean mouth, have loads more time to do worthwhile things, and have so much more energy! I sleep a lot better too.
On the "down" side, I've put on about 10 pounds :eek: and am spotty. Now, for someone as vain as I, this is tragic, lol! I've started to cut down and not be so piggy with my grub (cut out all snacks and fatty food), and have begun an exercise regime. I also leave the car at home for the school run and am loving the walk! Hoping my skin clears up soon.
I've found the quit easy on some days, very difficult on other days - especially in stressful situations. It helps if, whenever I feel a bit of a crave, I mentally punch the nicotine monster still clinging to life in my brain. One whack and it shuts him up
Have a family gathering coming up at the weekend and I know I'll be surrounded by smokers (whom I've managed to largely avoid so far), so that will be a test. I've had a couple of drinks since my quit, and coped with that really well, so that won't be a problem. It's just the thought of being with other smokers - ugh!
Anyway, just thought I'd make myself known on this thread. Have been a member here since I quit, but only lurked really; and, of course, have taken some excellent advice that's helped me keep going.