Hi all - brand new to the forum
A wee bit about myself - I'm 37, married with a wee boy who is 3 in October.
Started smoking :mad: when I was 16 and smoked about 20 a day. Met my now wife when I was 23 and she smoked also. Couple of years later we were saving up for a house so decided to stop smoking. Both didn't manage it cold turkey so decided to try acupuncture.
Walked out the clinic - I lit up a ciggie and Karen has never smoked since!
Fast forward about a year and we have our house and I am still smoking :mad:
Doctor recommends Zyben and hey presto - stopped smoking no problem. I was off them completely for about 5 years and then for some unknown reason I started back on them. Can't even remember why.
Anyway been trying to get back off them ever since really - tried more Zyben, gum, patches and cold turkey. All without success.
Went back to my doc about 4 weeks ago and asked for Champix. Told me I have to register and attend Smoking Cessation classes. Have now been to two of these classes and started on my Champix - now on day 10. MY QUIT DAY!!
Feeling really positive about it this time. I think I have just been smoking out of pure habit and not neccessity for the past couple of days.
Not had many side effects really - felt a wee bit sick and quite tired but small price to pay.
Anyway good luck to everyone - to be continued........