I am a couple of days away from 5 weeks and I am really struggling :mad:
I've had, for the past 2 or 3 days, some really strong cravings and it's only my absolute determinition not to ever touch another cigarette (or similar product) again in my entire life that's stopped me from eating a packet of fags :confused:
I am on a reduced dose of the champix (one half to two halves daily) and have been for a a couple of weeks. This was a compromise because the smoking cessation nurse actually wanted me to stop them completely (I was experiencing an exacerbation of an existing anxiety/stress/ depressy condition). Seems that the champix is fab on the full dose but I was very weepy, now I'm on half dose and not so stressy but want to smoke.
However, it's frustrating because I would have thought that after 5 weeks I might experience the psychological triggers for smoking but not physical cravings for nicotine (which this feels like). Is it possible to confuse normal emotions for nicotine cravings? Perhaps that's what it is?
Apologies for the rambling nature of my post, it's a bit like thinking aloud!
Hope everyone else is ok - I will go now and catch up on some other posts as I haven't been on here for a while.