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  • CJPG
    South Western Sydney
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    Day 13 and I'm Feeling Lucky, Punk

    Posted in Staying quit 21 Apr 2014
    3 Comments

    Day 13 since I decided to give up smoking spontaneously over the weekend and following through with it. I just had enough of the smell, being a social pariah, and - of course, the whole 'killing myself' thing. I started with Champix until Day 7 and started breaking out in small rashes that would not go away. I read up that Champix CAN have that side effect but I told myself it's not worth it if ...

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  • CJPG
    South Western Sydney
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    Concerns with Champix

    Posted in Quit experiences 16 Apr 2014
    1 Comment

    I've been using Champix for 8 days now. I've made it through the first week without touching a single cigarette after smoking a pack every day and a half. I think has helped a lot - but I have health concerns if I continue taking the aid. My mood swjngs are unpredictable. I've quit smoking for 3 mknths cold turkey before, and I WAS irritable - but not THIS irritable  When people say things ...

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  • CJPG
    South Western Sydney
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    Getting easier

    Posted in Staying quit 15 Apr 2014
    4 Comments

    This is my 6th day quitting. My last cigarette was on April 8th at 2:30am, 2014. I aim to keep it that way. As I continue recovering I am noticing changes that I didnt think would change. The first thing I noticed was my mouth was producing saliva at an alarming rate, and I ended up spluttering all over the place as I spoke. I looked into it - smoking keeps your mouth very dry, as I'm sure you k...

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    South Western Sydney
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    "I want my mind back..."

    Posted in Reasons to quit 10 Apr 2014
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    ... that's my mantra as I continue quitting. My names Collin. I am quitting smoking. I want clarity in my thoughts. I have been smoking for the last 3 years, ended up 10-15 cigarettes a day, but I didn't REALLY count them until I wanted to quit. Rationalising the number of cigarettes, or TRYING to, helped me actually make the decision to revise that number to 0. I sing. I love music. I write mu...

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