Day 8 yea

Now I'm nearly back to where it all went wrong (Day 9) but this time I will be prepared and not give in. I can't believe I made myself go through the first week twice:eek: Still having tough times, don't seem to be able to concentrate too well. Nearly had a car accident this morning which was really scarey - the other car seemed to appear from nowhere - not sure if this is down to Champix or not I feel most woolley headed soon after I've taken the tablet and then seems to wear of, but not always. I really did feel tired this morning despite all the early nights. Waiting in the traffic queuee after my near miss I saw someone light a cig and for an instant I could have ripped it out of his mouth. Sometimes it seems so tough I just want to go back to the easy life when I didn't have to worry about all this, but then I remind myself of all the reasons I wanted to stop in the first place and I will keep on with it.

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  • Don't know if it's any use but I try and view other people smoking by playing mind games......

    Every time I see someone light up I think, ooh poor you having to be addicted to those horrible nasty things and fill your lungs up with poison. I bet you wish you were a non-smoker like me. (and they most probably do wish that)

    I have read so much stuff lately but think I picked some of that up from the Allen Carr book. It just gives you strategies on how to cope with seeing other people smoking. Just try everything you can, I've read books, done hypnotherapy on my iphone with apps, I've bombarded myself mentally and it is helping, I can stand with smokers now and all I can think about is how bad it smells.

  • Well done JoC.

    I have so far yet to suffer a real tricky moment since quitting, but I hope I am as determined as you when I do.

    You won't go back now. Not after having to face week 1 all over.

    I know what Pip means about 'pitying' smokers. The smell of fresh cigarette smoke, I hate to say, does oddly still hold some appeal for me (that will go in time, I'm sure), but stale smoke? In hair, clothes and on fingers? Eeugh. No thank you very much!

    Stick at it! We will all be commenting on Week 3 soon enough :D

  • Sometimes it seems so tough I just want to go back to the easy life when I didn't have to worry about all this, but then I remind myself of all the reasons I wanted to stop in the first place and I will keep on with it.

    Hi Jo. In your heart of hearts, you know that going back would not look like the easy life for long.... Remind yourself why you stopped in the first place. Hang on in there, and think carefully about what triggered your relapse last time. Learn those lessons!

    If there is one single thing that has helped me not to have even one puff, it is the sheer terror of having to go through all of this again. My fear of another day one, week one, month one - ugh!!! Never again!

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