Day 11

I stopped taking Champix three days ago because it made me crazy and now I feel ten times better. I actually felt normal today and yesterday. I haven't really had a proper craving for a cigarette or used the ecig I bought 2 days ago.

I felt a little let down that my doctor didn't explain to me the full spectrum of side effects and it literally took him 2 minutes to prescribe them without even telling me properly how it would affect me physically and emotionally.

But oh well, feeling extremely positive today!

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  • Well done Kirstie :) brilliant positivity, and IMO everything feels better when the sun is shining :):cool: xx

  • Well done Kirstie,

    11 days is great going, that 2 week mark is starting to look good now ay.

    Being in a positive frame of mind is great isn't it. Makes you realise that life is going to be ok without smoking and then you realise NO it's going to be better cos I'll have more money!:D

  • We'll done Kirstie...nearly 2 wks done:)

    Your doing great:)

  • Well done Kirstie!! I didn't experience champix during my quit, but it certainly sounds as though it effects a lot of people differently. I'm surprised that doctors aren't a little more careful.

    Look forward to seeing your two week post! :) xxx

  • Well done Kirstie,

    11 days is great going, that 2 week mark is starting to look good now ay.

    Being in a positive frame of mind is great isn't it. Makes you realise that life is going to be ok without smoking and then you realise NO it's going to be better cos I'll have more money!:D

    Fantastic words of encouragement Sue if only they would sink into my head.:)x

  • Oh no it's true inercity.

    I know it feels bleak and that life will never be the same again, but that's a lie.

    It takes awhile but I can honestly say life is better now. You have to stick with it through the black tunnel.

    I really thought it would never happen for me. I was happy to take NRT for the rest of my life if I had to, but under no circumstances would I smoke.

    Then I wrote this because I knew I was done with smoking and I was happy about it for the first time in my life.

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    It will happen just don't prolong the agony. NOPE

  • Thanks Sue I just read your Thread and it is really good. You should feel proud that words like that can stop somebody starting again, it really helps so thanks again.

    I wish more members would talk about the health side of it, I mean how they are feeling health wise since they stopped. I'm sure I already feel so much better since I stopped, once people realise how so so so bad cigs are for your health they would stop no problem.

    Feeling good ;)

  • Sorry Kirstie I didn't mean to hijack your post.

    Well done :D

  • good glad you feel better. Thanks for the compliment but if you really want to read some good stuff go to Help to Stop. It's a sticky at the top.

    superb stuff.

  • Don't worry about it inercity!

    You guys are all lovely with your encouragement and stuff. Nobody else really understands how hard it is, most of my friends have no idea what it's like and don't seem to believe me when I tell them that for me this is a massive thing, taking up all my will power and energy and making me a bit loopy!

  • Don't worry about it inercity!

    You guys are all lovely with your encouragement and stuff. Nobody else really understands how hard it is, most of my friends have no idea what it's like and don't seem to believe me when I tell them that for me this is a massive thing, taking up all my will power and energy and making me a bit loopy!

    You are so right. I think even ex-smokers forget about the initial pain of giving up. It's like child birth if you remember it properly you'd never do it again.

    That's the good thing about quitting though, you only have to hang on for dear life for a little while and then you never have to do it again. Slowly you get better. It really is like recovering from an illness, you have to give yourself time to heal.

    That's the other reason to post here. We never get bored of listening/talking about quitting where as after a week even the best of friends want a different conversation. As you said they don't understand that quitting is taking the whole of your focus.

    How you doing this morning?

  • Nice post, Sue, and so true. :)

    Intercity, we're all in the same boat and we all understand that quitting is effectively a full-time job especially in the early days. However supportive our friends or family are, no-one who hasn't quit themselves can have any idea how much it takes out of you.

    You're doing brilliantly by the way. :)

  • I'm very glad I found this forum!

    Not well today sue, my laptop has completely broken with about 6 months of thesis work on. Luckily it's backed up but now I have nothing to work on, plus it's always rubbish when your new laptop breaks. Really want to smoke but nowhere near as much as I want to quit, nor anywhere near as much as I want to throw the stupid laptop out the window hahaha.

    I've arranged to see friends later to keep the mind off it, and at least it's an excuse to have some time off from stressful thesis work until it's fixed. This is definitely the biggest challenge I've faced on the quit so far.

    I hope you guys are having a much more stress/crave free Sunday (:

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