I had great help with Champix and was tobacco free for 10 months Then life got so stressful with a family death, looking after grandchildren after a break up. Different people always at me for help in one way or the other. To cope i started again.for the last three months. But tried to quit on my own, not working. Ive pilled on the weight 4kg and feeling like crap. Back to the doctor next month for Champix again. I didn't know you could get another 12 week pk after the first 12.I felt great on it. Told the family not to hassle me while i try again. Just me having a ramble
Hey, We came home! Why??
Ningnong mere MM left the concert tickets behind...
Just brought up the Phil Collins ones-lucky it was discovered early& We weren't in Auckland!!!
So, 1night back home& off again-lucky the gas is cheaper further north-refilled the tank & may squish in another night somewhere 👍
Everything happens for a reason...
So for 2 days I hadn't been wearing a patch and the cravings were horrible. My partner wouldn't smoke around me or near me In fact he went to the neighbors. This morning about 2am I woke up in a terrible fright grabbed a cigarette and had 3 puffs. And I realized I need to start wearing patches again so I've chucked one on and so far so good.
I’m just here to help everyone who’s trying to quit and finding it difficult.
I spent years hopelessly trying, cutting down, patches lozenges etc to no avail. Until 2 months ago I read Allen Carrs easy way to stop smoking. I was recommended it by a NZ doctor and it has changed my life!!! If you’re sceptical, just try it! I didn’t believe a book can help but it has and it was SO EASY!
If you can’t afford to buy just go to your library. Most have it, I wish I could let every smoker know how easy it becomes to become free!!
Not one craving ever since! You can do it people!
So far i am 5 days smokefree and i feel great! I was to the point where i was just so over smoking so i think youve really got to want to stop mentally rather then doing it because you have to. (Thats just my opinion) i think after youve come to the point of quitting, then setting goals as you quit really helps. Eg. Your saving more so what could i start putting that money towards? Im gaining more weight should i start going to the gym and get fit? Little things like that. I havent really had withdraw symptoms yet (fingers crossed it stays that way but im prepared if i do get them). I have been wearing 1 patch a day (putting it on in the morning and taking it off before bed) and been given chewing gum but have only had 1 piece a day before bed. Last night was my first night not having any before bed. Im going to stick to the patches and just gradually go to lower dosages until i dont need any anymore. If someone was to tell me i had to stop for health reasons or it got to the point where i couldnt afford it, i think i would struggle more because its the thought of "i definitely cant have one" rather then having the option "do i want a ciggy? Na im good." I bought a packet of taylies to sit in my lounge knowing if i want one i have access and the option to it but if i didnt have that option i may crave it more? Thats what im thinking anyway... one day i will either throw that packet out or give it to someone who i know still smokes. If you have any questions feel free to comment on here and remember this is all just my opinion on it and the way its helped me. Id love to hear what ways other people used, what their opinions are ect.
Hey everyone this is my starting night for giving up. As I’m a night smoker. For about 8:30-9pm is when I start smoking. I have 1 before I go to bed and then usually each time I get out of bed to go toilet and then have a drink then a smoke. And if I can’t sleep I will go and have a smoke. Most nights I will have between 3-5 smokes all depends on how good a sleep I have.
So it's this time of the evening I go for my cigarette of the day. I seriously can not sleep without having a smoke I try fight it but I'll be awake till 3 or 4a.m so by 2a.m if I haven't fallen asleep I go out for a quick puff then I knock off right away. Today was initially meant to be my first smoke free day however I am craving a smoke so bad and I'm having a smoke while writing this lol. Its reality isnt it? I've ordered patches and nicotine gum which I'm picking up tomorrow. I'm super excited because I need to extra push! Ideally I wouldve loved to quit smoking cold Turkey style but I think itll take me 2 weeks or so to fully be smoke free. I'm still proud of myself I've only had 1 smoke today :-) #staypositive