Stories and experiences by: Tee Em

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  • Tee Em
    Murrumbidgee
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    Staying quit

    Posted in Quit experiences 25 Aug 2015
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    Its been 72 days for me so far. Last night I dreamt that I smoked a whole packet of cigarettes. So I opted for the 3rd Champix prescription as I am still in a danger zone. Last Sunday I thought damn it I'm going to the shop to buy a packet of cigarettes so I jumped in the car and drove to the shop. I walked in and saw all the food and thought...mmmmm food...... Got home again with food and forgot...

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  • Tee Em
    Murrumbidgee
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    Day 50

    Posted in Staying quit 3 Aug 2015
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    Day 50 today and only 7 days to go till work is smoke free. I'm so glad that I started early so I can keep it together when everyone else is falling apart. I am enjoying the freedom but at the same time still miss smoking. Anyway just keeping my hands and mind busy and constantly telling myself "now I can breathe".

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  • Tee Em
    Murrumbidgee
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    Keeping Busy

    Posted in Staying quit 24 Jul 2015
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    Day 40 today without cigarettes. I can breathe a whole lung full of oxygen. It feels great. I could still turn around and smoke a packet of cigarettes but the Champix stops me thank goodness. I still keep my hands busy with knitting etc, it helps me no end.

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  • Tee Em
    Murrumbidgee
    17
    Stories

    Staying Quit

    Posted in Reasons to quit 8 Jul 2015
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    Day 24 today without a cigarette. I am on Champix and it is ok. No side affects but as giving up isn't my choice it makes it that harder. My workplace is going smoke free next month so I have to do this. I started smoking at high school with my best friend. 38 years later we are at the same work place and both have to give up together. How uncanny.

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  • Tee Em
    Murrumbidgee
    17
    Stories

    Champix

    Posted in Quit experiences 17 Jun 2015
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    I started Champix 2 and a half weeks ago and had no side affects. I actually stopped smoking on Monday and I am now having dreams and feel a bit distressed. So its not the Champix that affects me its the nicotine withdrawals. Quitline told me that the Champix gets the blame when its actually the withdrawals that cause the awful side affects and they were right. I had more vivid nightmares on th...

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  • Tee Em
    Murrumbidgee
    17
    Stories

    Nicotine Patches

    Posted in Quit experiences 24 Apr 2015
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    I was 55 days smoke free. Everybody said "do you feel better"? I thought to myself, actually I feel very ordinary, not well at all. I found out I had a fatty liver and the nicotine patches were poisoning me. You can't use patches if you have a sick liver. So I have Champix now and will be starting them on Sunday. Never give up giving up just a change of tactics.

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  • Tee Em
    Murrumbidgee
    17
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    Stopping Smoking

    Posted in Getting started 26 Feb 2015
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    For the first time I have been a non smoker in 38 years. I am really struggling and have had to keep my mind and hands busy. Its only been 5 days and counting. I was tired all the time and tired of struggling to get a full breathe. I bought the patches but my supporter had to grab me and slap a patch on me to make me start. So I have stuck with it for five days. The mornings are the hardest I ...

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