Day 8 Newbie

Hi everyone

Although this is my first post I have been devouring everything on this forum over the last week and quite frankly I don't think I would have got this far without it - so thank you to everyone who has shared their experiences.

I'm on day 8 of my quit CT and doing ok. Today has been a bit tough as have been getting some serious craves that really took me by surprise, but, I gave myself a good talking to and ate half a packet of biscuits and feeling a lot better now :)

Bye for now

Rachel

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  • welcome rachel and congratulations on getting to day 8. You have defeated hell week (as some call it).

    I too am Cold Turkey and i really quite like it which is weird.

    good luck

  • Hi Magic

    Thank you - yeah, it was a bit of hell week, had an abcess under my back tooth too so really was a grumpy b***ch at times, lol.

    Yeah, I prefer cold turkey too - I'd rather get the nicotine withdrawal out the way rather than stringing it out. I tried that mouthspray when I tried to quit before and that was evil - felt like my mouth was on fire!.

    Good luck in your quit too - I hope I get that far.

  • You will. Keep talking

  • Welcome Rachel and well done am 8 days to but admire your strengh to go CT am on champix but as long as we have stopped thats the main thing keep up the good work lynn

  • Hi Lyn

    You are absolutely right - just so long as we stop smoking it doesn't matter how we do it.

    How are you finding the champix? - my sister really wants to stop and has tried other ways in the past with no success. She was thinking of trying them, but, is a bit worried as she suffers from depression and has heard they might affect her badly.

    Well done and good luck with your quit

    Rachel

  • Hi Rachal am doing good on champix had a few wee upsets just the first week but been fine now tell your sister to mention to the doctor as some people cant get them as they would not be suitable for them, keep up the good work at least we are by the first week :)

  • Hey Rachel, welcome and congrats on CT :-) I however are the chilled out smoking weed quit as I like to call it ( champix ) easy peasy haha well not exactly its still tuff they just take the edge of :-) now your sister, she may want to try Zyban, these were orginally for people who are depressed but somehow they stopped people smoking lol. now I do know someone who has a depressive side and used champix and was fine, i think they are not designed for someone pyscotic but speak to GP, they may just prescribe the lower dose throughout the treat ment :-)

    Derek xx

  • Hi Lyn

    You are absolutely right - just so long as we stop smoking it doesn't matter how we do it.

    How are you finding the champix? - my sister really wants to stop and has tried other ways in the past with no success. She was thinking of trying them, but, is a bit worried as she suffers from depression and has heard they might affect her badly.

    Well done and good luck with your quit

    Rachel

    Hi Rachel, I have suffered from depression of all my adult life (it doesn't stop me getting with my life... I have a succesful career and 3 almost grown up kids etc but it's been bad enough for me to be monitored regularly by my GP). The dr agreed to prescribe the Champix on condition that I checked in at least once a week by phone or face to face with the nurse. I started taking the champix on 23 July and am still taking it. However, after about 5 weeks on it I had to reduce the doseage as I was starting to be quite seriously affected with raised anxiety and depression. I am fine now, and taking about half a champix daily (usual doseage is 2 full tablets). I won't say it's been easy, but with support it's been manageable... but what I will say is that the champix definately does what it's supposed to... meaning that if you WANT to stop smoking champix will make it possible for those who can't manage CT or can't tolerate NRT. So in a nutshell, tell your sister not to be put off by all the scare stories about champix.

    ps... edited to add.... Well done and good luck on your quit xx

  • Hi Derek and Lauren

    Thanks for the info, I had a chat with my sister today and she going to speak to her doctor and see what he thinks. She really has to give up now as she is having an operation soon and the hospital have told her she will have to have daily heparin injections to stop DVT afterwards as she will be bed bound for a while.

    Good luck with your quits too - have a good eveing :)

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