Day 9

Hi all,

I've Finally registered because ive found this forum a great help over the last few days. Very useful reading similar experiences and to reassure myself at times what im going through IS normal ;)

Delighted im at day 9!! wasn't a bag of roses but i got here..:) Today i'm having a lazy morning so far am on Easter break. Getting up now going to make breakfast, take champix, ( champix for me on an empty tummy is a no-no) and am going to go for a walk wit my 7 yr old daughter beside me on her bike. Tried running for the first time in years the other day, very proud! Trying to turn to exercise rather than food. Hope it lasts!! Its easy while we've nice weather but i worry what ill do when the bad weathers back..? Got a big event on 7th may, possibility of panic and stress that day do not want to relapse but dont want extra weight on top of my already wobbly tummy lol.Anyway ill check in later, daughters going to a birthday party so im going to have to spend my free time not smoking like i usually would have. New to this so excuse me if this too long??? Bye bye for now folks. Keep hanging in there x

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  • Welcome to the forum. You are doing really well. I never took champix so can't advise but there are plenty on here that have. I have found this forum really helpful. So a big well done to you.

    Anything you need to know just ask there's always someone to help.

    Bet.:)

  • Hi Congrats on making it to day 9 and the beginning of a new healthy life!! I too am on champix. Must say perhaps I'm lucky but I have not really had many side effects. Yes, I've had dreams but not nightmares more like watching a movie, I can deal with that.

    Haven't had many urges either but when I feel edgy I just get up and go cook or clean or something and next thing you know I've forgotten all about it. Lots of water, mints and gum too!

    Like Karri says lovely weather get out and tan or walk or anything to keep your mind occupied.

    Keep going, we'll beat this thing :)

  • Thanks everyone,

    This forum is great. A lot of my friends r still smoking and dont realise how tough it can b to give up. Its great to get feedback from fellow quittrs :)

    Went to visit a friend and did some shopping. Tricky time is now when im sitting at night time relaxing. Mints gum and water working well so far, have managed to not gain weight..yet ;) but have mad picky fingers tonight i just want to stuff myself to take my mind off cigs! V irritable and brain fog tonight!! Hav a feeling its going to b a long night!! Am lucky i dont have many side effects tho, vivid dreams but i dont mind them. Still get serious cravings from time to time, should they not b slightly less strong by now...?

    Think ill just hav an early nite.

  • Yes interesting dreams, aren't they? LOL. Can't say really regarding the cravings because everyone is so different. Sometimes it's not really a craving but just the mind playing tricks because it is used to getting it. Ignore it, get up and do something at that time. Either something around the house or a brisk walk anything to keep you physically active should be a big help.

    Are you seeing someone at the stop smoking clinic weekly? That's how I got on my champix and it is advisable. I just met with her again tonight and something she recommended is also lots of fruit and veg. Apparently (and this I did not know) the smoking also plays havoc with your sugar levels. No wonder for years I've had to deal with hypoglocemia (excuse the spelling) :) Also to add to the list of gum and mints a suggestion is ice lollies..

    keep it up and keep us updated on how you're doing.

  • Thanks valien,

    Am normally a big fruit eater especially last few days but didnt hav any today mayb thats y im a bit down...sugar levels. Will try some low calorie ice lollies 2m. Great idea. I got my champix by prescription off the doctor, no clinic ere im afraid! No such luck. Will pop in when near the end of my 1 month pack and discuss the next step/month.Was Meant to call in just to let the doc know how i was doing after 2 weeks but i was doing ok and apart from a mad day on day 2 no smoking it was all relatively ok. Might pop in early next week actually instead of leaving it til nearer end of week 4. Im sure alls good but i suppose its best to keep the professionals informed! ;) think ill definitely take month 2 of champix and then try and wean myself off them.. Have read some scary posts about coming off it so im a bit scared to stay on it for the full 3 months cos sometimes i feel like i dont need it...?

  • I too thought of stopping the champix as I ended up quitting more by cold turkey. However, as I have been smoking for so many years I'd rather play it safe than sorry. As for weaning yourself off, yes that is the way to do it as it was explained to me and hopefully you're doctor would explain this to you too.

    Yes, sugar levels going up and down definitely do affect our mood, so hopefully adding more good sugars to the diet helps.

    Do keep the doctor informed, sometimes something that we don't think about, means something to them :)

    good luck hope the new remedies help.

    Val

  • day 9 and so so miserable

    Hi everyone,

    I have never posted on any sort of forum before, so hope I am doing this right. I just need some help today.

    It is day 9 for me and I am so miserable I could cry, is this normal? I am having trouble getting motivated to do anything and I can't sleep. I quit through hypnotherapy on Wednesday 13th April, but by the Saturday night I had to rush out to buy a nicorrette inhalator to ease my pain, this does help and I am using 1 cartridge per day only.

    I need some support :(

  • Keep going

    Louise i hope u resisted im only seeing this message now. R u feeling better??

  • DAY 12, and so proud to have got this far

    I most certainly did, now on day 12 :D and am delighted with myslef. today has been a good day and am so glad to be here, never ever imagined I would actually be able to live without my cigarettes!! still waiting to feel any sort of benefits, am having trouble sleeping and motivating myself to do much, but I am just taking one day at a time :)

  • Dear Louise ,

    wow you are going thru the same i went thru yesterday... BREATHE ... think about how far you got already ... I thought yesterday I can not get thru this damn 8th day ... always has been a breaking day for me in previous attempts ... look this Nicotine monster is just trying to lure you in again .. it is telling you to feed it ... let it die ... take a pleasure out of it starving it ...

    Embrace the craving ... it reminds you that you are killing the NICOTINE MONSTER in yourself ... look at the picture below ... you wouldn't follow this instruction ...:p so don't follow the little monster in you ,,, YOU CAN DO IT ...

    fitwith40.files.wordpress.c...

    Hi everyone,

    I have never posted on any sort of forum before, so hope I am doing this right. I just need some help today.

    It is day 9 for me and I am so miserable I could cry, is this normal? I am having trouble getting motivated to do anything and I can't sleep. I quit through hypnotherapy on Wednesday 13th April, but by the Saturday night I had to rush out to buy a nicorrette inhalator to ease my pain, this does help and I am using 1 cartridge per day only.

    I need some support :(

  • loving the picture

    Wow, love the advert :confused:

    You are absolutely right!! and as I said today has been a good one, and to be honest, I am spending loads of time on this forum reading about all the different experiences, it really does help, because I know that I am not the only person craving for the horrible little monster, it is so very hard at times, but I am so pleased at the end of each day now knowing that I have resisted.

    best of luck with your quit too xx

  • The advert is even worse ... you can't see but it is actually for a Funeral Service ... in Berlin ... .. its like a shock therapy ...

    Yeah take it one day at a time... I am sure you will succeed ... I am as impressed with myself ...never thought I would be able to survive without these smokes ... but hey ... actually I feel way better without them ...

    We are all in the same boat ... we are all addicts ... and we were since we decided to smoke ... all in the same boat ... and we will be forever ... this forum is great as we can always throw the safety ring ...

    Lets make a challenge and destroy the 2011 profit numbers of the Tobacco industry ... :p ... I am decided that they will never get a penny from me again ..

    Wow, love the advert :confused:

    You are absolutely right!! and as I said today has been a good one, and to be honest, I am spending loads of time on this forum reading about all the different experiences, it really does help, because I know that I am not the only person craving for the horrible little monster, it is so very hard at times, but I am so pleased at the end of each day now knowing that I have resisted.

    best of luck with your quit too xx

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