Hi, day 3 on Chantix for me. My name is Renee, live in Alabama. I am married have 6 kids ( daughter 22, adopted son 19, triplet son and two daughters that are 19 and an 18 year old daughter) I also have adog named Teddy.
My sister told me about Chantix a couple weeks ago, and I have tried just about everything else there is, nothing has ever worked for me, I quit a couple times by various means, but ended up back smoking within a week or two. I have no willpower!
I had a heart attack and bypass surgery at age 27! My sister, younger then me had a stent put in at the end of last month at age 40! Have a real strong family history of heart disease.
I want so much to get rid of this monkey on my back!!! I am escited and terrified all at the same time
So glad to have found this board and hope I can give half as much support as you all have already given me
Sounds like you really need to kick the habit. Chantix and this board will help. Be sure to get lots of support from that great big family of yours and come here often. Everyone here understands and will help if you need it.
Welcome Renee & Jan!! Good for you both to have decided to become non-smokers. I am 44 yrs old and have smoked for about 20 yrs - and it was so easy quitting with Chantix.....I hope you have an easy time too.
I understand now why they call you mom!!!
I too had used various other methods to quit. But nothing ever worked for me. The Chantix did. I was as surprised as anyone about that!! I'm hoping it will work for you!
I hope your family is behind you cheering you on. If it hadn't been for my family, I don't know if I would have quit. Wouldn't have had the motivation.
Jan, if you want your energy level to come up you need to start doing some exercises. I started walking. It really helped me to not feel so tired. For an entire month, I laid on my couch. I had zero energy. Had to make myself get up and start walking. The lethergy was from the nicotine withdrawal and the Chantix.
I knew if I could just not smoke that first cigarette of the day that I could do it. That was soooo hard, but I made it. I had never done that before. I had never been a whole day without a cigarette in 40 years. I was in the hospital and I was smoking!! I had a baby and I was smoking!! Back then you could do stuff like that. They didn't know what they know now. But it was more mentally hard for me than physically hard. I'm kinda set in my ways and that was going against what I was used to doing.
I'll be thinking about on Tuesday!! I know you are strong enough to do it!!
Yep~ your exactly right memaw. That first ciggy of the day regardless how bad it tastes or would taste right now i feel i need. I have to remember that right about now if i were smoking i'd be coughing my head off. I'm not. That is a good thing!
I had an ok day yesterday. Husband went out and got something to eat for us and i had a ciggy about an hour after we ate. It tasted horrible. I put it out and haven't had one since. That's almost 12 hours ago. I hope this is it for me. I have not had one this morning. I really don't have a physical craving for one this morning but mentally i want one. Husband gave me some plastic coffee stirrers and that helps a lot just holding it in my mouth.
I've been reading the posts since I started Chantix 7 days ago. I'm on day 8 and have been smoke free for 48 hours!! I have been a smoker for over 25 years and would smoke at least 1 pack per day! I can't believe how easy this has been. Sure, I've had cravings but they pass quickly if I find something to occupy my mind even if it is cleaning the house. I'm hoping I can stay smoke free and not give in to the urges. Good luck to everyone.,
I'm Evonne from Manchester, UK. I have been quit for 1 week at Midnight tonight (UK Time) with the help of patch & gum. My hubby quit 4 weeks ago today, with the aid of Nicotine chewing gum. He gave me the inspiration to stop smoking because I felt guilty smoking around him when he was trying so hard to kick the habit.
It's early days for me, but I feel a whole new zest for life, I feel cleaner, breathe easier and I have more money...lol....this week alone my hubby & I have saved £90 which is approx $180. That's an incentive in itself.