Hi fellow quitters
I been side tracked with work so I jump to the week 2 Thread Longest time in 22 years I have quit smoking 9 days hehe.
Early days yet but for me something I thought I'd never achieve as I leaned to the addiction side on my "what type of smoker are you assessment".
I keep thinking the Champix is the Daddy but other than putting the nicotine receptors in the brain to sleep by blocking them and stimulating a very low production of dopamine in the brain it does very little else, I am told by my cessation nurse.
So I did a lot of the hard work myself it would seem? If anyone else is more clued up or has a good link let me know how it all works. I like to know the chemistry behind how the drug works.
I'm still having random smoking memory flashbacks, but they really do only last a few seconds.
Body still aching a bit, headaches.
Still can't deal with the sight of a regular sized plate of cooked food barf! Small meals/snacks and plently fluid is all I can face.
Working in smokey environment still making me feel sick/headaches.
Can't shut my gob. Seem to have to talk about everything get involved in stuff I really don't need to care about. Wierd?
Intensive dreaming and nightmares still non-stop all night. Not freaking me out yet and I must be getting rem sleep as I feel pretty ok and quite alert.
Latest senior moments: Forgetting to take off my wireless, rather large headphones and realising at bus stop I still had them on when the song went out of range lol :eek: Taking home a service users folder and medication dosette in my back pack and having to get up early on my day off to take it back grrr.
Breathing so much easier during the night. Don't feel like I am stopping breathing when I fall asleep anymore.
Uncontrollable snacking munchies settling down at last.
I'm not pregnant, it was bad wind.
Clothes are fresher much longer (as long as I haven't wore them to work)!
Skin still improving, healthier colour returning to my face.
Chest is clear, no coughing up muck and no colds.
Can't believe how easy, for me, quitting continues to be using Champix (other than a nasty 3 day withdrawal which I will never go through again in my life - horrid experience).
Eyes still getting brighter/whiter.
Nobody is moaning at me anymore about smoking and taking me seriously I am quit - non smoker.
When I hear the powers that be sending out the "smokers are bad" message in all it's forms, it won't apply to me
Looking forward to the first time I consult a Doctor and they can't blame my medical complaint on smoking.
Honestly, I haven't felt the stigma and oppression being a smoker in the past lol.
Thats my offload for another few days folks. Might be something inspiring in there for you who knows?
Chillax n stay quit