Newbie here on my umpteenth quit attempt. I've tried just about everything over the years and the only thing left is Champix and finding the willpower I need to stay stopped.
I'm a mum of 2 beautiful boys and am married to a non smoker, they all desperately want me to quit but sort of allow me to get on with it (I smoke outside).
I am now on day 5 of Champix and not really having any side effects so far apart from a bit of nausea in the mornings after taking it. My enjoyment of cigarettes doesn't seem to be diminishing yet though although I have noticed that the after taste seems worse - is this what it does or is it in my head?
I originally set my quit date for day 10 - the pharmacist said it should be day 8 but I'm not really feeling any effects yet so wanted to wait an extra couple of days to be sure. I really don't want to do this again.
I have so many reasons for quitting but the tangible ones that I can keep focused on are that I'm turning 30 on 19th March and I want to be a non smoker by then. We have a trip to NYC planned for my 30th birthday, we are going without the kids for the very first time and are so excited but we need to save a lot of money for spending there and I don't want to be there in the queue for the Empire State Building thinking 'I need a fag'.
Today, I've been watching Allen Carr's easyway dvd on youtube and it's got me wonerdring if I should just finish the 3 cigs I have left then throw everything away and say that's it. It would bring the quit date forward which can only be a good thing but is there going to be a voice in my head saying 'you still had 5 days left'.
Will the affects of Champix start to become noticable over the next few days that will make a big difference to how ready I feel or would you go for it as soon as possible?
I wondered if anyone could share their experiences of Champix with me, I want to quit but I don't want to undermine my chances of staying stopped.
Really appreciate any advice and support, I imagine you'll be hearing lots from me over the next few weeks.
thanks in advance x