My first week is complete, I have had a few down times and I have almost caved in and went to the shops to buy a packet of ciggies (twice) but so far so good and I have managed to get through it and stay focussed.
The way I get over this is to tell myself that I can go buy a packet anytime I want no one is stopping me, I am choosing not too. Also, If I were to smoke right now it would be vile because of the tablets so that kind of puts you off as well.
I have to go to the chemist today and get more Champix my first box is now finished so the doctor has given me a months supply this time. The tablets definately make me feel quite nausea at times and I cant seem to drink alcohol either, they have put a stop to that too because its just not the same. I have also got wind taking them but it is getting less as time goes on.
I am feeling a bit more energetic, I have developed a cough though and its like when you are at the end of having the cold it sounds as if its breaking up. I am also noticing that I am smelling differant things as well now. When Im outside and take a deep breath I can actually smell and feel fresh air. (thats been a long time since that happened)!
Unfortunately although I am trying to be good, I am eating sugerfree mints etc I am finding myself going to the fridge or cupboard but boredom is also a major factor in this as well so I am going to have to find other things to do which replaces the times I smoked. Which will have to add up to alot of hours
per day. lol
I cant believe I have got this far, I have been thinking of quitting for a while though and the biggest thing that was starting to annoy me was that I was so sick of my lighter, ashtray and ciggie packet being my accessories, they were never out of my hand and totally and completely ruled my life.
I have also noticed that I am calmer, which is a strange thing to say when your quitting smoking but I really am, I feel happier as well for some weird reason too. Everytime anything happened good or bad I would reach for a ciggie to calm me down but actually I am now thinking they made me more nervous and anxious because of the way I am feeling now.
Believe me if I can get to week one anyone can. Yippee, so lets keep going and we might actually be able to say we are NON SMOKERS one day !
Good luck and I hope you all have a good day.