3 weeks in and im in a really bad way

hello all

well 3 weeks almost and i feel im losing my mind

i started this quit with champix, valium and patches but dropped the patches on day 2 (never quit without patches before) but all was good as i found allen carr however 4 or 5 days ago i had to stop the champix cold due to my eyesight being affected by it (still waiting for it to return to normal) and today i was stressing out quite a bit (ok i blew several gaskets) had a confrontation with another shopper at the shopping centre and cops called then the family sided with the other guy (oops there goes another gasket) trying to get ready to move as well so after cops gave me a stay away order i go back to making the garden shine and i had an apiphany (or something) i found myself talking to myself also must mention that ive had no sleep for 2 days not sure if related to stopping champix and now im content again but content by design the design of inflicting harm to myself but have NOT acted on it, i feel like im all alone in a big dark room with no way out everyone around me has been very supportive (insert sarcasm here they couldnt give a $hit) they keep telling me to smoke lot of help they are however i have not caved and i am steadfast that im not going to either never had these feelings before with a quit up 1 minute then down literaly a minute later then up and down at the same time



Two weeks, six days, 23 hours, 35 minutes and 54 seconds. 1258 cigarettes not smoked, saving $642.07. Life saved: 4 days, 8 hours, 50 minutes.

5 Replies

  • oh Gra, I'm really sorry to hear you're having such a terrible time.

    Despite all this you are NOT smoking. This is one VERY positive thing you can keep hold of.

    Would it be helpful to see your doctor? Your thoughts sound bleak and it would good to talk to someone.

    I hope this bad time ends soon

    Take care


  • They're telling you to smoke because it would make them feel better about themselves.

    Sounds like you're having a hell of a time at the moment but if you can get through without a fag when life hands you crap, just think how much easier it will be when things are plain sailing. You're being incredibly strong, and you should be proud.

    I agree with the others though, that seeing your GP would be a good idea, just to see if they can help you stay on a more even keel.

    All the best to you,

    Helen x

  • So sorry to hear you're having such a rough time, Gra. Quitting is hard enough, no matter what method we choose - and having to stop your Champix may well have hit you quite hard, psychologically.

    No sleep for 2 days would reduce ANYONE to a complete wreck - no wonder you are struggling, particularly given the eyesight problems and the lack of support from those around you. AND you are right on the 'terrible threes' mark as well.

    All this - and you still haven't smoked. Hats off to you, big time.

    Hope you get back on to a more even keel really soon - do let us know how things are going.



  • what is the terrible 3 thing all about ?:confused:

    went to see doctor and he said to stop champix straight away however he has never heard of champix raising blood sugar levels or eyesight blurriness:rolleyes:

    however i had already stopped it anyway

    what he did say is maybe related to my psychiatric disorders that i have.

    really not sure how much longer im gonna be able to hold out for now.:mad:



    Three weeks, 23 hours, 10 minutes and 24 seconds. 1317 cigarettes not smoked, saving $672.14. Life saved: 4 days, 13 hours, 45 minutes.


  • :( sorry to hear your having a bad time of it i know its hard but you have to try and keep focused on why your quitting and think to yourself do you really want to become a slave to a white poisonous stick again one that you have to pay to use :eek:

    its not easy giving up and saying no more but with time the cravings do get easier and you will get through this i know having no support from those around you isnt good either :mad:

    you just have to focus on each craving as it comes along and keep mind and hands busy till it passes come on here and post when you can

    onwards and upwards is the way to go


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