I'm new here, so I'l give you a brief history! I've been smoking for the last 27 years (!!!) and I suppose I smoke about 25 per day. I've tried numerous times to quit - patches, gum, hypnosis - you name it, I've tried it! The only time I was anywhere near successful was when I read the Allen Carr book, but even then I only lasted 3 weeks! What was great about that attempt though, was that I felt great for the first 2 weeks - really positive and happy about stopping. Unfortunately I just couldn't maintain that attitude for longer!
I then went to the Allen Carr clinic, hoping that that would be the extra boost I needed, but I just couldn't get that feeling back, and didn't last more than a day!
I'm now on Day 13 of Champix, and today is supposed to be my stop day. The side effects aren't too bad for me and I'm definitely not enjoying the ciggies very much at all - I just don't fancy them really, which is great. BUT.... I still can't get that Positive Mental Attitude to stopping. It's almost as though I'm forcing myself to smoke even when I don't really want to! I'm driving myself insane!! I've read loads of forums and information and even re read Allen Carr! Why can't I really believe that giving up is a good thing?? If I can't even feel positive on Day 1, what chance do I have of succeeding?
Any advice would be very much appreciated!!