Having smoked 20 a day for 30 years, I decided about 4 years ago to give up, so I went to the doctor and was put onto patches. I managed to go through the whole 12 week course without smoking and in total managed about 6 months smoke free. I then went on holiday and stupidly smoked whilst sitting on the beach. From then onwards I have had periods of success on patches (up to 8 months) and then succumbed and smoked for a couple of months before trying again. Most of the time since then I have been on patches, but having the odd period of smoking.
Yesterday, I went to see the nurse at my local surgery to get a repeat prescription for the patches and she suggested I try Chamix, so I have decided to give it a go. However, I am a little nervous about the side effect of nausea when taking this drug. Is it as bad as I have read?
I am hoping this time that I can stay off them. For the last few weeks, I have been having up to 3 cigarettes a day whilst still being on patches. The reason I seem to falter is due to the stress and worry caused by family illness of my Wife, M in L and Father.
Tomorrow, I will be starting my course of Chamix, so I am hoping for the best this time.