Day 2 for me!

ok so its day two now. One day at a time as I was advised to do in my first post on here. Champix are really good a kerbing the craving. Feeling possitive still. One problem is sleep! Sleeping was fine when I was smoking on the champix, I was having the usual naughty dreams ;) but since I have stopped I just couldnt get off to the land of nod! I know this is probs the nicotine withdrawl. Does anyone have any good tips for getting some kip on a night??

thanks

Zach

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  • Had the same thing mate,trouble getting to sleep I think it may be the most common side effect of Champix so probably you need to just roll with it :rolleyes: and it is worth it,'cos if Champix only affects you that way then it is well worth taking the stuff as it works superbly well.

    Ok thanks for the reply! im def going to stick with it! never made it past day one before! and here i am on day two! although a little tired! nothing a coffee wont sort out! I only drink coffee at work now also as I cant smoke at work so it is safe to drink coffe here haha.

  • Hi Zach

    As I posted on your thread yesterday, I am right with you on day 2 (using Champix). Like you I am honestly a little suprised that Im still "clean" 36 hours after quitting and feeling quite confident that I can keep going.

    I slept fine on Champix while I was smoking but last night (first night properly smoke free) I was awake at 3am and couldnt get back to sleep. To be honest if that is going to happen every night for the next 2 months I will still stick with the Champix.

    One thing I have found since Ive been taking Champix and especially since I stopped smoking is that coffee (which I love) suddenly tastes horrrible!! (whereas cigs never did for me). Am I just imagining this or has anyone else found this?

    Well done Zach and the rest of you "Day 2" folks....lets keep on going. I believe the fisrt 3 days are supposed to be the worst so we've done half of the worst bit already.

    Good luck everyone

  • And to be fair, although coming off the tablets meant most tastes returned to normal I still found that certain things were still "off" - part of rediscovering my taste buds I guess.

    Not sure if that's Champix or quitting, Kat :)

    Used to love carrots, but can't stand them now, they taste really weird :eek:

    Stick with it, it's well worth it!!

  • Well done guys, you're doing really great :)

    I didn't take Champix but definately felt the effects of a change in eating habits (snacking more, taking a dislike to food I loved), in sleeping patterns and in my general mood. All of that settled down fairly quickly, though the moods were up and down for the first few weeks (I think my head was secretly hoping I would cave :rolleyes:). Now that I'm in the right place mentally every day is easy really. My newest challenge recently was a hot sunny day, being sat outside the pub and feeling that pang for a smoke to go with my drink. But I survived just fine and it was nice to enjoy the fresh air without a dirty cig! :D

    Keep plodding guys, I've heard champix works wonders! x

  • I think I was feeling a little over confident this morning...major cravings/doubts this afternoon made worse by the lady in the chemist when I went to get my next batch of Champix telling me she quit for 5 years and then started again. "Once a smoker, always a smoker..." and all that.

    Please somebody tell me this does get easier at some point!!:eek:

  • I think I was feeling a little over confident this morning...major cravings/doubts this afternoon mad worse by the lady in the chemist when I went to get my next batch of Champix telling me she quit for 5 years and then started again. "Once a smoker, always a smoker..." and all that.

    Please somebody tell me this does get easier at some point!!:eek:

    You gotta love how tactful some people are!! NOT!!

    Keep going your doing great!

    Im on day 26 of champix day 7 of quit, it really does get easier!! I dont think i have even had a crave yet today, and if i have i didnt really notice it!

    Stay strong, in the words of Allen Carr- dont ever envy smokers, pity them!

  • I think I was feeling a little over confident this morning...major cravings/doubts this afternoon made worse by the lady in the chemist when I went to get my next batch of Champix telling me she quit for 5 years and then started again. "Once a smoker, always a smoker..." and all that.

    Please somebody tell me this does get easier at some point!!:eek:

    Ooh what a stupid thing for her to say!!

    Basically she's wrong, OK we will always be *addicts* in that we can't have "just one fag" like a non-smoker could, but there's no reason at all why we can't stay quit. She was just trying to justify the fact that she failed to stay quit!!

    One of my friends stopped on No-Smoking Day last year and she doesn't miss it in the least (she's the only one I've actually asked, lol) and yes it does get heaps easier!!

  • Thank you guys. Appreciate the support!!

  • struggling

    Your not alone.... day 2 for me too and nearly lost it when chickens wouldn't go to bed and I wanted my dinner....how sad am I? Crisis over by now need my bedtime fix but no!!! We can do this. It will get easier but have a strategy in place for a difficult time when it happens.....this is where I failed before so I have a treat bag in the cupboard ready to dive into if I need it. it Well done so far

    jacky

  • trouble sleeping is a common problem i suppose!

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