6 weeks and really down..is this normal?

Hey guys,

so i am approaching the 6 week point hurrah! but i think im really depressed. I didnt really put it all together until now but i keep thinking about dying alot!! like every night (not scuicide btw!! but death itself) and any little thing that slightly hurts my feelings is making me cry. Im also not as talkative as i usually am or up for a laugh...

I am on champix although im only taking 0.5mg a day (i was never on full dose the most i took was 1mg once a day). i felt ok until like maybe 2 weeks ago.

is this normal?? and will it pass if it is? xxx

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  • Oh Nikki, I have felt like that since I started my quit. It's so horrible. Last week I was transported back to when I first got married and the happy times I had in Singapore in 1961. I felt life wasn't worth living. I wanted to be back there. I've had so many good times and places to remember. I don't know why it seemed like the end of everything.

    To me this is utterly stupid. I have never been depressed in my life until I quit smoking. I have read it is like a bereavement. RUBBISH. There have been a lot of bereavements in my life. I'm 68. I love not smoking and I will never ever smoke again. I'm not sorry to bury it.

  • Nikki,

    I have no idea if it is normal or not, because I've not taken Champix, But, I would say that so long as you can rationalize your thoughts, I don't see it as a problem. Everybody questions their life and their mortality, and it wouldn't surprise me if those kinds of thoughts are amplified by the fact of having quit and placing greater emphasis on living! Potentially you quit because you were already pondering such questions, and now that the interference of smoking is out of the way, your mind is starting to become creative.

    Unless you are worried about what is happening, I would suggest that you 'observe' what you are thinking, and use your logical mind to filter your thoughts.

    Alex.

  • Thank you for them words of wisdom guys!

    i totally agree! i would rather quit smoking every month than go through another bereavement anytime soon, the two do not compare!!

    yes thinking about it, i still get up for work and go about my business, just seems my mind has slowed right down and is very gloomy at the moment, but i still do not want to smoke tbh so it cant be that bad! :) so i will see how the next 6 weeks pan out xxx

  • Hey Nikki, I'm on cold turkey & although I had a slip on my Birthday; it's almost been a month since I first started my quit & I must say, I sometimes have those types of feelings! I avoid anything to do with social drinking (I even made an excuse not to go to my friends wedding last week) where as I use to be the life & soul of the party & some how life doesn't seem to be the same. All very strange but one thing I do know, I will never go back to smoking again! I feel 1000000000000000000000% better, smell better & bank balance is fab! :)

  • Hey guys,

    so i am approaching the 6 week point hurrah! but i think im really depressed. I didnt really put it all together until now but i keep thinking about dying alot!! like every night (not scuicide btw!! but death itself) and any little thing that slightly hurts my feelings is making me cry. Im also not as talkative as i usually am or up for a laugh...

    I am on champix although im only taking 0.5mg a day (i was never on full dose the most i took was 1mg once a day). i felt ok until like maybe 2 weeks ago.

    is this normal?? and will it pass if it is? xxx

    Hi Nikki, I would say it is normal. I took Champix for a month, after I stopped taking them I was still down. I felt there was something missing in my life and every Friday I finished work and thought what is there to look forward to? I am much much better now and I am sure that you will be. Remember everyone is different and some people sail through a quit saying they are loving being free and how great life is now they dont smoke. I believe them, that that is how they feel, I just think it takes some of us a little longer to get there. Having said all that it wasnt anything I couldn,t deal with... I just felt down. All I can say is that it will pass.:)

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