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Broncor
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Posted in Quit experiences 10 Feb 2019
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3rd day of champix, no real change yet. Waiting anxiously for it to kick in

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  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 10, 2019 | 18:59
    hi
    cut down on the smokes now if you can because in another week your smoke will taste disgusting. good luck broncor
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 10, 2019 | 19:26
    Hi Puffnomore, thank you, that is my plan, I don’t smoke in car or at work, my smokes stay at home always, but I only do short 5 hr shifts, still smoking as much while at home atm, but starting to get a horrible taste now.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 10, 2019 | 19:48
    You will get a "full of smoke" feeling and a metallic taste in your mouth. And eat with the tablets to lesson the stomach upsets
  • Happiness February 11, 2019 | 4:24
    Hi Broncor, welcome . Do your part of making changes of when you smoke, and adjust to your new life without them, after all that is why you began this journey. If i was using Champix i should be glad that they also TASTE aweful, I was not aware of that. I was aware that you have to EAT when taking the pill. I also know that it will not, nor does any quit smoking aid do the quitting for you.
    Anyone can quit smoking if they help themselves. Apply yourself and stay positive, you will get there.
  • Cole35 February 17, 2019 | 15:05
    hi Broncor how are you going on the Champix now? im on week 3 and i have stopped smoking. If you think about it like 5% physical and 95% mental its your head not letting you give them up once you relise that you can stop.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 17, 2019 | 17:04
    Hi Cole 35, I am now on day 9, find I am still smoking, although definite reduction, I am not really getting any side effects, only very slight upset tummy occasionally and bloating / wind, but that is me in general. I will make a mental effort to cut down again this week. Only thing is my quit day was / is 1st March which I decided even before commencing champix, feel I should bring it forward to put some pressure on myself. Was kinder hoping for a bit of nausea to make the distaste more obvious. I feel a slight mental shift since starting the higher dose, in a good way I think.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 20, 2019 | 19:17
    Hi Broncor.
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Hows it going? Are you almost smoke free yet? Those smokes would be tasting "metallic" and disgusting by now. With me I decided to pull-out of my Quit date and stopped taking Champix on day 3, I'll Try again when I'm ready
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 20, 2019 | 21:53
    Hi puffnomore, I am still smoking, cut by maybe half, increased dose of champix has helped. Most taste and smell disgusting, also have the metallic taste. I set my date for 1st March, a bit longer than recommended, however that is what my plan was, will cut down further this week and am confident champix is helping as I don’t feel like smoking, just those dreaded habitual times. I am getting a few side effects but nothing too major at this point. Thank you for your consideration, and keep us up to date with your quit plans, this forum does help...
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 14:51
    Hi Broncor,
    ...........I havent really got any plan to Quit, but the !st of march sounds reasonable.
    I think I'm too scared of letting the smokes go this time, because of the enormous efforts of will power it took to firstly get off them. And then put up with the mental part breaking the habit. I missed the instant hit of a drag for weeks. I went 30 days. relapse. 55 days. relapse. then 11 days only to relapse again, so I'm pretty disappointed in myself atm. I need to get over it, but the many failures took its toll.
    Is this your first serious attempt to Quit?
    Lets hope you succeed and Quit this time so that you can avoid the merry-go-round that I'm on.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 15:18
    Hi puffnomore, I stopped for 2 pregnancies many years ago, lasted one week last year cold turkey then decided to reward myself by buying smokes???? Tried the vapour, it is not for me, perhaps that can work for some. I am desperate to change my habits and be busier by my quit date, don’t be too hard on yourself, you lasted 96 days in total. I am having some sleep issues atm so not sure if that is the champix, I have never been a good sleeper, but this is worrying me cause if no sleep I wiil be really struggling. I too am very scared to let them go, but I am way more scared to keep smoking,
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 15:30
    I must say that Champix worked for me about 12 years ago, and, I was a happy non-smoker for roughly 2 years!
    I'm also desperate to kill my addiction and the habit that i simply can not afford these days
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 15:54
    We think its been difficult for me this time because I'm not busy, with too much time on my hands>
    I also drink beer daily. And my mind produces higher levels of worry and anxiety than most people. My first 10 days I was alcohol free, but slowly increased the amount to about 10 -8 cans a day.
    Maybe if you drink its worth considering not to, atleast at the start of your Quit.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 17:15
    Mmmm, I too love my beer and suffer anxiety, I don’t drink every day, but most days, but can enjoy just one or two, so I already planned to cut out the beer for a few weeks... it’s just so hot at the moment. I only work part time but have lots of things planned, painting, gardening and I have started walking. Thanks for your advice, best to be as prepared as possible.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 18:16
    Its the extra time factor that got me. I was totally used to breaking up the day and night with smoke breaks. Breaking my work or tasks with the so called reward of a smoke, have operated like this for decades. . so if your prepared for that, thats a good thing.
    The anxiety I suffer comes and goes and I'm going through a tough time, but generally my life is not greatly affected by mental illness, just periods here and there.
    We both deferentially dont need the added worry of meeting the cost's of buying them, but the added stress of hanging out till the next smoke raises anxiety also. It will be great to be happy and content without the habit!!!
    I lived in Forster, Smiths lake and surrounds for 15 years, just wondering what part of the Mid North Coast you are?
    I enjoyed the beach's and the Great Lakes District, but apart from my 2 year period of non-smoker, there was always a smoke waiting me.
    Hoping to call it Quits forever, soon.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 18:59
    Ahh yes the reward smoke, think we can all relate to that! I am on the beautiful Coffs coast and can’t wait to really breath the beautiful fresh air here. I feel I am in a similar boat with anxiety, I don’t have other mentall illness, just over think and OCD (my anxiety). I have been really thinking lately though that my anxiety is worse when I think about what the smoking is doing to me, will try to use that to my advantage. I am prepared for some setbacks, but it may not happen overnight for me, but it will happen.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 19:21
    I think smoking, drinking and coffee or even tea has ramifications for some anxiety. With me its a generalized anxiety disorder (excess worry). To be free of the smoking addiction means alot to me, but havent been able to achieve it.
    ATM. Its damned if I do, Damned if I dont. But, you could Give it a go now. Youve got 9 or 10 days to your Quit date. I dare you to start tomorrow!
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 19:41
    I am looking forward to catching some sleep over next couple days, would love to take you up on your dare, but don’t have the guts to commit just yet, Monday may be a different story though. Did the champix make you ill? I am using the sea sick wrist bands, seems to help, only minor tummy issues, they are a little expensive at around $16 but will recoup that in a few hours of not smoking. I decided to take champix with help from gp, I have other issues they are trying hard to help me with and I just keep on smoking, go figure? I think we are dammed if we quit quitting, you have set a challenge though and it always helps when you have someone on the same journey.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 19:54
    I am looking forward to catching some sleep over next couple days, would love to take you up on your dare, but don’t have the guts to commit just yet, Monday may be a different story though. Did the champix make you ill? I am using the sea sick wrist bands, seems to help, only minor tummy issues, they are a little expensive at around $16 but will recoup that in a few hours of not smoking. I decided to take champix with help from gp, I have other issues they are trying hard to help me with and I just keep on smoking, go figure? I think we are dammed if we quit quitting, you have set a challenge though and it always helps when you have someone on the same journey.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 19:59
    I am looking forward to catching some sleep over next couple days, would love to take you up on your dare, but don’t have the guts to commit just yet, Monday may be a different story though. Did the champix make you ill? I am using the sea sick wrist bands, seems to help, only minor tummy issues, they are a little expensive at around $16 but will recoup that in a few hours of not smoking. I decided to take champix with help from gp, I have other issues they are trying hard to help me with and I just keep on smoking, go figure? I think we are dammed if we quit quitting, you have set a challenge though and it always helps when you have someone on the same journey.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 20:04
    Your Damn right.................
    We are THE DAMNED if we dont QUIT
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 21, 2019 | 20:40
    yes, i stopped my champix this time due to nausea, but last time (12 years ago), I got past it by eating well, keeping busy and determination. I was in a better frame of mind then........
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast February 21, 2019 | 20:56
    Don’t underestimate your abilities. You have been one of the most supportive and positive on this forum, hence why I followed you. You have experiences to share, I agree you do have to be in a good frame of mind, but life happens and there will always be things out of our control that effect us, it’s taking control of what we can, when we can.

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