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Western NSW

Winding Down For the Big Day

Posted in Staying quit 08 Oct 2017

I Always Reward Myself and Stay on track  with my medications reminding myself how hard it was to get here I read as many of the stories and comment offering assistance where ever I can with advice

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  • Steve01 October 11, 2017 | 16:30
    G'day Ron
    Sound to me like you're travelling the path realistically which is great and will be key to your success. Agree with what you're saying about staying on track with medications. It was Champix for me and when I didn't complete the full 12 week program, I stuffed up and had to start all over again and I think it was that which was just as depressing as the failure itself.
    So yep, whether you're using NRT, mist sprays, whatever, stick to the program... clearly it is working.
  • ronryan65, Western NSW October 11, 2017 | 17:12
    Thanks, Steve, I appreciate your comments, I tried Champix myself made 6 weeks and blew it. I didn't beat myself up over it, Instead, I got back up and looked at where I went wrong, I think now that I've made a fresh start and have all my tools in one box and the support I need I'm in with a chance. Just keep going bro find whats good for you and try to keep it real and before long we will get there, One day at a Time. Ron
  • Steve01 October 11, 2017 | 18:20
    Yeah I had a couple of stumbles with the Champix. As you'll know, it's kinda going cold turkey but reducing the otherwise overwhelming effects of withdrawal (well for smoking tragics like I was) but is sure no miracle drug and you still need to stay vigilant in your mental approach. In the end though, it is what worked for me and I simply treated past failures as learning curves or training for the final thing. Thanks for your encouragement too mate because even at 445 days now, I can still feel a little weak from time to time... especially in musician circles.
    I find though that most of my muso mates are over it now too despite the nature and culture of venues we play at and some are being successfully quit 5 or 6 months now and another just reached 2 years so there is hope for me yet :-) Keep sharing your progress... its good to know there are other "not so goody two shoes reformed smokers out there".

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