Hello from a new member

Hi,

I am new to this forum and to any other forum to be honest.

I am on day 3 of my quit. I have been smoking for 30 years (ouch really hits home when you write it down)

Previous attempts have always failed - my longest lasted 3 months, last year, cold turkey - but I didn't go one day in the 3 months without missing smoking or feeling like crap (physical symptons).

I have tried

Alan Carr - failed

Cold Turkey - failed

patches - failed

This time round I am using Champix - so far I am very happy with it. Yes I suffer a little nausea and some weird dreams, but I have no cravings and feel I am only having to deal with the habit itself.

My husband is still smoking and even that is not bothering me. He has now booked to see a smoking advisor at his GP surgery later this month and wants to go on Champix himself - so even better!

Anyway, just wanted to say hello - I think forum will help along with the Champix and of course the willpower I have to put in. I dont mind admitting I need help - dont want to fail again!

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  • Hi Mazwol,

    Welcome to the forum! You should find plenty of others on here who've also experienced a couple of different attempts before finding their way to quit for good.

    It sounds as though Champix and will power are you thing, so good luck! You sound very determined, so I'd say you'll be just fine.

    And that's great news about your husband :) The more quitters the better!

  • Welcome Mazwol :D

    Haven't used Champix, but have heard some really good things about it, am sure it'll do the trick for you!! And your husband is stopping too, how fab is that?

    This place really does help, there's lots of helpful people and someone's always had the same experiences as you :)

  • Magic - joint effort - well done to both of you :)

  • Thanks all for your support

    Yes, the dreams are bizarre to say the least - not horrible as such but more vivid than anything I have ever had.

    But if it helps they are worth it - I work from home all day so have no restriction on smoking at all - hopefully Champix will continue to block the cravings and I just have to work on the associations and habits, like not using smoking as a break from the computer and not automatically lighting up each time the kettle is put on!

    I am sure the support on here will also help - will use this fourm as my break instead:cool:

  • Thanks all for your support

    Yes, the dreams are bizarre to say the least - not horrible as such but more vivid than anything I have ever had.

    But if it helps they are worth it - I work from home all day so have no restriction on smoking at all - hopefully Champix will continue to block the cravings and I just have to work on the associations and habits, like not using smoking as a break from the computer and not automatically lighting up each time the kettle is put on!

    I am sure the support on here will also help - will use this fourm as my break instead:cool:

    That's a great idea. You still need that time away from here but this is definately my favourite place to come and take a break from things! :)

  • If you have any spare dreams of the kind I've read about on this forum then lob them my way! I missed out on the whole champix thing (gutted...grrrr...!) :D

    Welcome to the forum mazwol and and stay strong - good luck to Mr mazwol too - look forward to reading about your journey and having a few laughs along the way! :)

  • If you have any spare dreams of the kind I've read about on this forum then lob them my way! I missed out on the whole champix thing (gutted...grrrr...!) :D

    Welcome to the forum mazwol and and stay strong - good luck to Mr mazwol too - look forward to reading about your journey and having a few laughs along the way! :)

    Me too! I wouldn't mind some of those. :D

  • Hi Mazwol

    Im new to this too. Docs wouldnt give me champix so on patches and lozenges.

    Good luck with the quit

    Amanda

  • Madz

    Know absolutely nothing about Champix!

    So, a warm welcome to the Forum and I wish you well as you embark on your quit journey.

    Fi x

  • Hi Mazwol

    Im new to this too. Docs wouldnt give me champix so on patches and lozenges.

    Good luck with the quit

    Amanda

    Hello Amanda,

    thanks - best of luck to you too

    I am sure you will be fine on the patches and lozenges. I think that the fact that we approach our doctors at all shows we want to quit - just need that little extra help - no harm in that

    keep in touch

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