Day 2 going well so far. Had to stop after 45 years of smoking 20 pd. Kept hearing a squeaky noise and then realised it was me wheezing. My legs hurt in bed and I'm convinced it's circulation. Also had an horrendous cough. Reckon I've come to end of the (smoking) road now. I'm using Champix and I'm amazed how much it's helping. I've tried everything in the past, including Zyban, which sent me crazy. It IS scary but I really feel I can do it this time. Plus, I can't afford it. I've always found the money to smoke somehow. My smoking adviser gave me a good analogy and asked how I would feel if I was in a relationship with cigs. I said I would feel abused and if I was just being taken for a ride. Keep thinking of that and it helps. She asked, "Do you think it would be okay to keep that relationship going, just now and again, or to have a clean break?" You know the rest. But it did really help because my 23 year old daughter is in a destructive relationship, which has lasted 7 years. I despair of her! But it put things in perspective for me too. Want to learn to HATE cigarettes and I'm sure that will come. Good luck everybody. We're stronger than we think
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