quit day tomo

Hi Im n Champix currently on 2nd course of 12 week..should have had quit day but drs messed up an i ended up having a 5 day break so now quit day tomorrow.

Im getting very bad nausea an have been sick too mainly i have trouble with the morning one..plus I cannot stop sleeping im normally a 5 hr a night an hyper type so that has had big effect on me. Speech probs in my words are sometimes back to front an when i try correct it its worse :eek: but hey can live with the laughs..couple random belly cramps too.

So today Im armed with ginger beer an biscuits..wish me luck..and any tips on preparing for tomorrow quit day? thanks

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  • Hi Julie

    Welcome :)

    I have no experience of champix but as for advice for your quit I think you already have it!

    A sunny and confident personality :D

    Keep on this site, read, read and read some more.

    Post as soon as you feel under pressure ... or need to rant .... or even just share how well you are doing!

    Wishing you all the strength in the world for your quit.

    You'll be fine. :)

    Take care

    Greg

  • Yyyyeeww

    Congrats on you quit! Iam no expert but stay positive and keep smiling. As Greg has mentioned already the people n here are very incredible!!:D:D

  • Hi Julie, I also can't comment on Champix, I didn't use it, just this forum, but a quit is a quit, good luck with it, post on here lots, drink lots of tea / pop / coffee and watch the sweeties ;)

  • Hi Julie, welcome to the forum and good luck with your quit :-)

  • Chin Up Babe!

    You sound prepared, you have everyone in the forum rooting for you,

    I tried champix and yes it makes you feel like cr@p, but its worth it, hang in there hunni, its a bumpy ride but the view from the other side is awesome

  • Hi Julie

    i quit on the 5 Aug using champix, i still take them every other day just to make sure i quit for good.

    i was also feeling sick especially after the morning tablet, so i decided to take it at least 30 min after breakfast and then the same at tea time 30 min after, but would never take it after 6.30 on the odd occasion i would sill feel sick but not half as much, if you miss a tablet don't worry.

    i'm no expert on champix but it is still working for me, my nurse said i could take it as long as i wanted or untill i'm ready.

    wish you all the best for the future and stay strong.

    ROY.

    30 A DAY FOR 30 YEARS

    god that makes me feel old lol

  • Thanks everyone..well I had a cigarette yesterday at lunch time an not had one since..I am climbing the walls my mind just keeps going bk to just one.. Im out tonight an dreading it a bit..thinking I shall buy some mint ones but then thinking not as not had one for while now..really hard

  • Hi Julie, I'm a little confused: What are you now using to help you with your quit, if anything? :confused:

  • Hi julie

    Just slow down and relax, deep breaths, you CAN do this

    Don't put too much pressure on yourself, it will happen.

    Stay strong and take care

    Greg

  • Thanks I did buy the menthol ones then normal ones so started quit day again as I think was wrong time when id be very tempted whereas now ive got whole week ahead to get the start out the way.

    So no cigs at all since yesterday afternoon:I can do it

    it is in my mind still but im not giving in to it..

    any ideas how I can stay on track of other things? Im on champix and its like I go to do something..say write email then im blank? like completely forgot what Im meant to be doing..

    I also have lots to do..feel like im getting mini panics arrchhhhhh:eek:

    got to start packing, find a place, fill in reports for tribunal..fill in forms, school annual reveiw, clean..cook..shop..xmas:eek:

    Im not sleeping all the time now or being sick..ginger biscuits work:D

    just need advice on how to get the above done or at least started?

    anyone else feel like this? im very hyper too..right now seriously i could do a dance marathon ..but my head is racing:confused:

  • Hi Julie

    I think now more than ever you need to relax, be kind to yourself and even maybe let some of the things slip!

    I know that is so much easier said than done but I had to make lists of things and then put them in priority order and tackle them one at a time rather than having the whole world coming down on top of me at once!!

    Maybe you could try that, make a list .... think about them one at a time ... knock off any that actually don't really matter?....

    While you're in a dancing mood should we go for the world record "hokey cokey"? :D

    Hope all calms down soon,

    try to slow down a little and give yourself time :)

    Take care

    Greg

    x

  • Hey J

    Yeah the champix interrupts the impulse to action chain for smoking (or drinking) and i found that I did become forgetful, mostly with routine things, (as champix is helping to break that routine) you really do need to slow down a little while it settles down, and make to do lists,

    Its better now though and they are great theyreally do work

    good luck x

  • Thanks, still going strong:D

  • I agree!

    Hi Julie

    Welcome :)

    I have no experience of champix but as for advice for your quit I think you already have it!

    A sunny and confident personality :D

    Keep on this site, read, read and read some more.

    Post as soon as you feel under pressure ... or need to rant .... or even just share how well you are doing!

    Wishing you all the strength in the world for your quit.

    You'll be fine. :)

    Take care

    Greg

    Your gonna do great! All the support you need is right here!!! :D

  • Your gonna do great! All the support you need is right here!!! :D

    Thank you.. yes its really helping

    I had couple of weak moments yesterday as my daughter smokes an I smelt it but it didnt smell that nice..normally we would half a cigarette an was very tempted..but even after askin I then said no I dont want any..

    Its really strange that although not had one since sunday..the little voice is saying..just one more..:eek:

    I put on weight this week..4 1/2 pound which is alot.. im on a diet too so i know weekly where im at..an had lost 1 1/2 stone so in some ways im really annoyed at that especially as ive not been eating in excess ive had couple lollies an couple packs biscuits but wow not enough to cause that big a gain..

    So this week im on the sugar free gum an diet 100% im doing food diary so my consultant can keep an eye on me.. walked 3.3 miles yesterday too

    another member said she put on 1 1/2 stone when she gave up an when she smoked again she lost it all..im not going be like that..

    wish me luck x

  • Still not smoking..i actually feel like i can say hand on heart im a non smoker now..

    I am thinking bout how long i should continue on the champix.. any thoughts?

    as side effects are bout 10% now or im used to them haha

    but i really want to loose weight..think i cry if ive put on again as tried really hard this week but i feel fat today :(

  • great job!

    Hey Julie,

    Glad you found this great community! Your staying strong and thats great! Proud of you for asking for a smoke and then saying NO i dont want any! You'v got the right attitude just hang in there and it will get easier! :D

    charlie

  • Hi Julie

    Knew you could do it!

    Way to go :D

    Try not to worry about the weight at the moment

    Quitting should be your number one priority. It should fill your agenda ... I'm sure you don't need anybody to say that ... if you're like me ... it will be! Always at the front of my mind :rolleyes:

    You can get on top of the weight in good time.

    Your metabolism slows down when you stop and you can put weight on without eating more than you usually do.

    It will level off though and you can lose it again, you have once before so you can again.

    With being a non-smoker now you can start excercising like a demon with all that extra energy coming your way :D

    Have a sing song.....

    " I Feeel Goood! ...... I knew that I would now!" :)

    Take care

    Greg

    x

  • Still not smoking..i actually feel like i can say hand on heart im a non smoker now..

    I am thinking bout how long i should continue on the champix.. any thoughts?

    as side effects are bout 10% now or im used to them haha

    but i really want to loose weight..think i cry if ive put on again as tried really hard this week but i feel fat today :(

    I am not sure why you want to stop the Champix? They seem to be doing the trick and you say the side effects are minimal now so why stop them? I would worry that if you stop them too soon you might go back to smoking.

  • I am not sure why you want to stop the Champix? They seem to be doing the trick and you say the side effects are minimal now so why stop them? I would worry that if you stop them too soon you might go back to smoking.

    yes this i reason why i wont stop yet..just wondered how many took full course

    or how many stopped an still didnt smoke.

    I could have couple of weeks off diet but follow it still therefore i wont see my weight if it goes up, i just dont know.

    Anyway weigh in today so heres hoping :D

  • yes I lost weight still:D

  • WELL DONE = you're doing so well.

    Keep on with the Champix - it does work, if you can whether the side effects.

  • yes this i reason why i wont stop yet..just wondered how many took full course

    or how many stopped an still didnt smoke.

    I stopped taking them after about 9 weeks. I would have carried on using them until I'd completed the 12 week course, only the side effects were starting to get to me. I cut down and stopped the Champix because of the side effects. I've been getting what I call mild to medium craves since I stopped the Champix. Nothing too strong, but it is still a risk.

    I agree with Haze - if you aren't getting side effects then why not continue taking them until you've done the full 12 weeks?

  • Champix

    I stopped taking the champix on Friday after about 7 weeks and have not had any craves at all.

    I have had cigarette thoughts but not even 'negotiation' or anything. I'm still picking up the prescriptions though (just in case things change!)

  • I am getting side effects still just im used to them now

    but its still freaky an bit worrying too.

    The sickness has passed but my hands are numb im constantly freezing

    even though im indoors an heating on and have jumpers on etc.

    Sometimes im writing backwards..keep calling objects wrong names

    my son says Im cuckoo ..Im jumpy forgetful cant focuss..my eyes are playing up. speech slurred too..so im planning on taking just 1 a day see how it goes

    Im not thinking of smoking occasional im like looking for them but out of habbit

    but been around smokers an not bothered me at all.Im wetting the bed too

    which is really bad:eek: but ive never done that before.

    Think i do as above get prescription anyway but stay on one a day..

  • Julie - it might be worth checking with your GP too.

  • Julie I agree with Biggrin, it would be advisable to see your GP and describe these symptoms to him/her.

  • gp just stop them as when phamacy said i was sick i didnt get anymore for a week.. oday ive only had 1 at 2-30pm an im talking like im drunk an i have muchies haha

    but im ok eating good things.. maybe im getting more symptoms today

    cause i missed a dose yesterday? do you think?

  • I think you should speak to your GP.

  • I think you should speak to your GP.

    yea i will on monday thanks for advice all:D

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