Day 1 :)

Since there's new people around, I'll introduce myself.

I stopped smoking on the 1st Feb 2015 but relapsed recently, smoked 2 packs of cigs between sunday and yesterday, plus 7 cigs around the 17th march...therefore I have officially reset my count.

Day One TODAY!

As I expected no cravings at all...I am back to where I left it, that's why it's unfair to post on day 1 where all of you are struggling with the cravings.

Thanks guys for helping me to make this decision. Lets see how it goes :)

For all the new ones coming on board, lets go guys, you rock! The hard bit is to make the decion, after that there is no stopping you!

16 Replies

oldestnewest
  • So pleased you have stopped smoking :) x

  • Thanks Caroline, as many of you said...we'll go again, again & again...

    One day I will get there :)

    The funny thing is that I jsut had to stop myself from buying more because I have no cravings or soever!

    I am going to try a new approach to stress time...I am going to have to leave the situation until I am able to deal with it. we'll see how it goes.

  • I just tried to post a reply but it seems to have disappeared so I apologise if somehow it reappears and 2 posts appear from me.

    Glad you are trying again. I have tried sooo many times over toooo many years but this time (since 1 March) it feels different. I tell myself (and others if they ask) that I am just having a nicotene-free day rather than i am stopping. Presume it is the same as the one day at a time theory.

    Keep trying - we can do this :)

  • I thought this time I had it and before I noticed 2 packs were smoked.

    I have a behaviour problem rather than nicotine problem...dont take me wrong, I went throu the mills go get nico out of the body like anyone else...but thats done a long time ago.

    I need to be stronger this time and beat the stress.

    Any suggestions about dealing with stress, pls tell me!

    I need tips for the first instance, not having a long bath because before the bath I will have 20 smoked.

  • So glad to hear you have stopped now. You CAN do this

  • I am on day 3 and using champix - it has been easier than I thought it was gonna be. Have smoked for 27 years but started suffering with chest infections and coughing so went to GP no smoking nurse who recommended champix. I must be lucky been on them 10 days and the only side effect I have had is wild vivid dreams but not anything terrible - quite enjoyable actually. I enjoyed reading all the posts - made me feel even more determined to do this - would be grateful for any help.

  • Hi Jane - nice to meet you! Stick around, it really does help, having all the fabulous support and encouragement and advice from the lovely people here on the forum :)

    well done on getting to three days - now you can start looking forward to noticing improvements in your smell/sense of taste/skin/breathing and so on and so on!

  • Janeb, welcome to the forum. champix is great to stop smoking but it does come with the vivid dreams for the most.

    I did the champix 3 years ago and it was very easy, but I end up stopping the medication because it was making me very sick

    If you can tolerate the champix stick to it, if I well remember the deams reduced once I had 1 month of medication done.

  • I am on day 3 and using champix - it has been easier than I thought it was gonna be. Have smoked for 27 years but started suffering with chest infections and coughing so went to GP no smoking nurse who recommended champix. I must be lucky been on them 10 days and the only side effect I have had is wild vivid dreams but not anything terrible - quite enjoyable actually. I enjoyed reading all the posts - made me feel even more determined to do this - would be grateful for any help.

    Sounds like you're doing great Jane - just jeep on keeping on, and before you know it you'll be a month, then six months, then a year free. A whole year can seem a daunting thought but you can do it - never doubt it!

  • Mmaya! So glad you're quitting :) Stay strong and keep smiling. xxx

  • Getting back on that horse, proves to me you want to quit, little steps, some times we relapse as a form of boredom, so post a and read.

    Pleased your back

  • You can do it, choose freedom, choose life ...:)

  • Hi MM for me this quit truly does feel different stress wise to the previous 196 or however any it is and I truly believe it's because I have now gone CT, that's said in previous quits I wouldn't of entertained it as too scared, this time I have honestly used the mantra NOPE not one puff ever and it has helped a lot also bad craves are helped with ice cold sips of water.... I think everyone has to have that lightbulb moment and maybe yours will come with this quit I really hope it does xx

  • I am happy for you Donna, I believe in you. You are stronger than you think.

    I dont have any craves at all...I can go the all day without even thinking about the fags. It's when I am seriouslly under stress that I go straight onto it again...and there is not much I can do, things are not great around here at the moment. I am very down and not feeling great for the last 2 weeks - that aside, I am trying to stay focused and without the fags for as long as possible.

  • Well I'm proud of you for giving this another go, it is the hardest thing most of us will ever do but also the most rewarding, I am rooting for you :) xxxx

  • Oh stress management, there are so many options but working out which strategy to use can be difficult. It seems to often depend on whether something energetic is needed to use up energy eg jogging, walking, yoga, dancing /keep mind & hands busy eg jigsaw puzzle, computer games, magnetic toys,playdough / calming eg meditation, mindfulness, walking slowly noticing the views etc.

    I try to use a variety depending on my mood but I still can't always find the right thing to do at the right time. I just keep trying :)

    I guess the list is endless depending on your interests.

    I do know that smoking does not help (even though that voice in my head tries to convince me otherwise )!

You may also like...