Definatly the last time

Hi everyone,

Well this is the third time ive started a day one thread on here, and the last lol ( im sure i said that last time). ive tried patches, inhalators, gum and them horrible little microtabs or whatever theyre called that make me feel sick, now im on day one of champix, i tried it last year, qiut smoking after a week, then thought id cracked it after a month on the tablets so i stopped taking them. First drink i had i went straight back to smoking, so this time im going to take them for the whole 3 months or however long it is. Im not looking forward to the nausea and sleepless nights. But i am looking forward to not looking like a hagged old witch by the time im 35, ( im only 29 now lol ).

i look at both sides of my parents family, my dads side all smoke and my mums dont, and the difference is unbelievable. my dads dad is dying of lung and throat cancer, and my nan has had strokes. And my mums mum is 75 and the life and soul of the party, with a better social life than me lol, so thats how i want to be when im her age.

sorry for rambling on lol, good luck to everyone whos quitting, and well dont to those who`ve done it xxxxxxx

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  • Hey BlackRose,

    Good stuff getting back here and trying, trying, trying. Quite a fair few of us have tried umpteen times to stop smoking....for me I smoked 31 years and spent 30 years trying to give up. Took me a while to realise there wasn't anything to 'give up'. As Allen Carr says there is no intrinsic value to smoking and hence nothing to give up.

    We all try different methods to get us on the way and that's the way it should be. For many of us with our many attempts we get so far and then surprisingly lose the quit. I personally think that we put too much value in the initial stages and get so far with that we imagine that was the magic bullet. Possibly it was. But there's generally further distance to go and after a 3, 4, 5 etc month quit there's the further months until eventually we get to a circuit around the sun.

    Ultimately we all have to be 'cold turkey' cos that's what none smokers are....without props. And the solution that many successful quitters on this site and further afield have found is to read, read, read and educate ourselves about stopping smoking, about what is happening to our bodies, what to expect, what not expect. It's all knowledge and helpful to some degree.

    Give it a go BlackRose and eventually you could be mirroring your granny in many, many years time to come ;)

    Keep on keepin' on,

    Cav

  • Thanks Cavelier,

    just what i needed to read. well im on day 2 of champix, and god did i feel sick, even though id eaten. but id rather have the side effects for a few months, then be free afterwards.

    Rachel x

  • Well done Rachel for giving it another go. Most of us are repeat offenders, but the important thing is to get there in the end.

    Read up on the stuff in peoples signatures and arm yourself with all the knowledge you need to kick that nasty little nicodemon into touch.

    Best of luck, you'll do it this time!

    Lorraine :)

  • hey

    good too see there is more people just quit ! i just had my last one ever about half an hour ago ! :) i wish you luck in your quit stay strong ! WE CAN DO THIS !

  • Thanks Cavelier,

    just what i needed to read. well im on day 2 of champix, and god did i feel sick, even though id eaten. but id rather have the side effects for a few months, then be free afterwards.

    Rachel x

    No worries, Rachel.

    Is there not some issue with eating before one takes their Champix pill...or the other way 'round....that avoids the nauseous feeling?

    As lozza suggests, get into the links that some of us have in our signatures. There'll be something that you can relate to....even if at first you don't find something you can relate to, there's lots more.

    Day by day....you're doing good,

    Cav

  • Hi Rachel - many of us as lozza puts it are repeat offenders but use experiences from your previous quits so you don't make the same mistakes again. As you have done by saying that you will take the champix for the whole 3 months.

    Read, read and read and plan your quit the best you can.

    Never quit the quit hun and as Cav said you could be mirroring your granny

    Good luck and keep posting

    :)

  • Is there not some issue with eating before one takes their Champix pill...or the other way 'round....that avoids the nauseous feeling?

    I found that it was best to take the tablet about halfway through a meal... although it still made me feel nauseous but not as bad. The nausea also diminished after I had stopped smoking and then since I dropped down to just one blue tablet a day at lunchtime (in consultation with my quit councillor) it's become barely noticeable.

    Just think of it the way you might morning sickness..... ok, it's not great but there's something so worthwhile at the end of it all that it's worth putting up with!

  • Thankyou everine for your kind replies, well im on day 6 of the champix, totally forgot to eat with the first one this moorning, as soon as i started feeling queasy i shoved a banana down my neck, that seemed to help. i cant wait till i can move to the day 2 page, i know im on day 6 of champix but i havent stopped yet, so i better stay on day one lol.

    i do like readying everyone elses experiences thought. i should really come here on a nighttime when i havent got the kids crawling all over me, then i can reply personally.

    well i better take the little on to nursery 2.5 hours break :D

    thanks everyone and good luck

    Rachel x

  • mood swings

    Is it normal to have mad mood swings while taking champix, im only on day six and feel so sorry for the kids, some of the things ive said to them are terrible, im so ashamed.

    i know one of the side effects were mood swings, but i was just wondering if anyone else suffered like this.

    thanks Rachel

  • well today was day 9 of champix, and day one of no smoking. not been feeling too bad, apart from the amazing headaches i get after taking the 1mg pill. so this morning i only had half of one, i cant handle it, it wipes me out for nearly 2 hours. but tonight ive taken a full one, so we`ll see how that goes. i`ll be happy to move onto the day 2 page tomorrow. feel like ive been on day one for ages.

    good luck everyone.

    Rachel xx

  • Hi Rachel well done on getting through the first day smokefree. I am not sure what to advise about champix and headaches. See you in day2 tomorrow ;) xx

  • Well done.

    Think of yourself as the standard bearer I must follow:)

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