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Afternoon all you good people....

Well I've made it to Day 2, I'm actually on day 12 of Champix and have to say it has helped ALOT. At about day 5 I decided that I was really not getting any enjoyment from cigs and so was forcing myself to smoke 3-4 a day and just thought on day 10, why the hell am I forcing myself to smoke, just don't smoke and problem solved.

I have tried a few times in the past to give up and always caved in at the 3 month point (note to self DO NOT DO THAT AGAIN!!!).

I'm back to see the nurse tomorrow for the next 2 weeks worth of tablets and hoping to keep up the good work, I'm taking it one day at a time but really really really want to quit this time.

Good luck to everyone, I know how hard it is and believe me I'm behind you every step of the way.

:)

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  • Hi Netty and welcome!

    Great job on getting your quit started! You'll find plenty of people around here in the same boat, and those who are also a little further along the road who can help you with next steps.

    Please make sure you read as much as possible... There are quite some gems of information hidden deep in the forum archives.

    Have fun!

    Alex.

  • Thanks Alex....its good to know we are not alone xx

  • Netty your certainly not alone and never will be. We are all here to help if we can. Good luck and keep up the good work.

  • Welcome Netty and congratulations on making the best decision of your life. The support on here is great and everyone has been through the ups and downs of a quit so help and advice is always at hand:)

  • Afternoon all you good people....

    Well I've made it to Day 2, I'm actually on day 12 of Champix and have to say it has helped ALOT. At about day 5 I decided that I was really not getting any enjoyment from cigs and so was forcing myself to smoke 3-4 a day and just thought on day 10, why the hell am I forcing myself to smoke, just don't smoke and problem solved.

    I have tried a few times in the past to give up and always caved in at the 3 month point (note to self DO NOT DO THAT AGAIN!!!).

    I'm back to see the nurse tomorrow for the next 2 weeks worth of tablets and hoping to keep up the good work, I'm taking it one day at a time but really really really want to quit this time.

    Good luck to everyone, I know how hard it is and believe me I'm behind you every step of the way.

    :)

    Welcome also, Netty :)

    Great positive post of your experience with Champix so far and also your attitude towards quitting. Champix is only one of many vehicles we have available to us when quitting smokes...but it's the one you chosen for yourself. Protect that sense of ownership and be proud that you're own initiative is taking you from an unhealthy smoking existence to a far better healthier place.

    One member (at least) has a link in her sig about protecting one's quit. In the early days it's about creating that space for yourself. Try to disconnect from your old normal smoking habits...eg. a drink or 3, going to the regular cornershop for your cigs, possibly even avoiding regular smoking friends at first. This is only a temporary thing whilst you get used to habitually not smoking.

    Eventually you'll become much more comfortable with not smoking. From there, if you've not already done so, you can start to read up about trigger situations like for instance your 3 month watershed experience. Read up and understand how you can avoid that and other potentially disastrous trigger moments...there's loads of information here and on the web. I'm constantly astounded by exactly how much information is available on the web and how many forums across the World have ordinary folk like us going through the same broad experiences.

    Keep on keepin' on,

    Cav

  • Welcome Netty and well done on your decision to quit. I am sure your nurse will be thrilled with you when you go tomorrow.

    Not far ahead of you myself so will keep you in my sights ;)

    Gaynor x

  • Welcome Netty - and yay for you, getting to day 2!!

    Keep your head high, keep on going. It's the BEST DECISION EVER.

    Helen

  • Hi Netty i see youve had trouble at the 3mth mark in the past , have a read of the terrible 3s on the we quit link, it might just help to make your quit stronger, understand the enemy and you'll overcome.

    all the best Mash x

  • Hey Netty

    Congratulations on giving up!

    I used Champix for 3 months and it helped SO much. I didn't do this last bit though - but you could ask your nurse to give you a lower dosage at the end of 3 months - say for an extra 2 weeks (half dosage a day - skipping a day etc)...just so that you have the psychological crutch to get you over the 3 month bit.

    The thing I enjoyed about seeing the nurse regualy was seeing my CO coming down from really high to just under 2 - you will see a difference already just after 2 days of not smoking - it's a great feeling.

    All the best of luck - and keep coming onto the forum!

    Fellie

    :D

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