i had to stay home

I couldnt go to work today, all i could think about was smoking, about every 20 seconds!! reading this forum and looking over a website really helped me. Im on day 2 and ive been using champix for nearly 2 weeks. i am so determined to pack in this time, i have had half arsed goes at it but i dont think I really wanted to stop, not the same way i do now. My wife is stopping too, although she only smokes 10 a day at the most probably more like 7, its good to have a partner. not looking forward to experiencing the next few days but looking forward to the benefits:)

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  • I couldnt go to work today, all i could think about was smoking, about every 20 seconds!! reading this forum and looking over a website really helped me. Im on day 2 and ive been using champix for nearly 2 weeks. i am so determined to pack in this time, i have had half arsed goes at it but i dont think I really wanted to stop, not the same way i do now. My wife is stopping too, although she only smokes 10 a day at the most probably more like 7, its good to have a partner. not looking forward to experiencing the next few days but looking forward to the benefits:)

    It is like that at first that is how I was. Smoking was on my mind every monute of the day at first..... It isnt now! Thing will improve quickly.

  • Take a day out if you need to - do whatever you need to do. When my Dad quit smoking in his mid sixties (having smoked since aged 14) he took to his bed for three days straight!! Then he developed a mild obsession with mentholated cough sweets. But he never smoked again!

    It can be tough but it's worth it, I promise you, and it does get easier. Just keep making that choice not to smoke, one day at a time.

    Best of luck to you and your wife!

    Helen

  • All the best to you and your wife! 1st 3 days were pretty intense but well worth it!

  • Do whatever it takes during these early days. my advice would be to make not smoking the most important thing in the world for 3 days. i too went to bed , locked everybody out apaart from this forum. kept temptation to a minimum and took it one hour at a time and ticked them off as they passed. Before i knew it days had gone by and now its a year. stay determined, keep posting and you stand a good chance. dont give smoking an inch. it has nothing going for it. its just an addiction to the most boring and harmful drug in the universe.

    Mash x

  • Hi Fazzer.I think it was best that you had the day off.I took 3 days off and slept and slept! I then kept away from social situations and avoided stress for the first week until I felt strong enough in myself. I noticed that you used to smoke 12.5gms every day without filters for 30 years.I smoked 12.5 gms every2 to 3 days without filters for the last 39 years and tailor mades for 3years before that.I am now 4 weeks into my quit. This forum is a godsend! It has really really helped to talk and share with people in the same boat.You CAN and WILL do it just take one day at a time.Some will be easy and some will be hell but it does get easier as time goes by.All the best.Stick with it.Sue x

  • You're a winner!

    Well done Fazzer!

    You've completed the most important steps to quitting smoking: making the decision, being serious about it and completing the first day! Those are really tough, and a lot of people never make it that far. But you did.

    I also quit with Champix, 28 days ago. The Champix helps a lot. It probably will give you some very strange dreams too, but don't worry about that. It's so worth it if it helps you to quit.

    It's also fantastic that your wife is also quitting with you. I look forward to reading more from both of you.

    For me, personally, what has helped a lot (besides Champix and the wonderful support of people on this forum) was that every time I got a really bad crave I would do a Google search for images of cancer. Of course, the results are really nasty. Bad enough to put one off of having that next cigarette right now.

    I really also want you to know that even though you and your wife have a very tough time ahead of you, almost right from the beginning you're going to start to feel the rewards. For me they were and still are so exciting and exhilirating, and they grow daily. My breathing is soooooo much better. My skin is better too, but most of all, my energy levels make me feel like I am a teenager again!

    So just keep telling yourself that you want Not One Puff Ever..... say NOPE to that next bit of tobacco, always just the next one, and soon you'll be at 28 days too.

    I know that you can do this.

    Huggs to you and your wife

    Shanita

  • thanks for the support guys, it really does make a difference. i am over in the day 3 thread now and feeling strong :cool:

    im going to see if there are any Day onners i can support:)

  • hey fazzer you little beauty! well done on getting past day 3...... keep smiling, keep positive and keep talking.....

    :):D:):D

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