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Stopping smoking really is mostly psychological. You must have the mental mindset that you don't want to smoke anymore. The physical part is over in about 4 days.
I was very unwell back in March 2020 which coincided with the covid-19 pandemic. I was actually frightened that I had contracted corona virus with my temperatures reaching 39.6. I was tested and negative for covid-19. I visited my GP who said the world is full of viruses.
My god I have never been this sick in my life. But oh no im thinking god i can't smoke so I used patches for 2 days...which just caused me to feel even more ill. So I took it off. I was so sick almost bedridden for 2 weeks. The germ ridden filthy cigarettes probably contributed to my illness too.
When I was better I said to myself well you have gone this long without smoking or any other nicotine replacement or any other stop smoking aide. I can keep on going. And so I did for 5 months. And yep that's it again...oh ill just have one. Actually I only smoked half of it as it tasted absolutely awful and I could feel it burning my oesphagus . Another month went by without smoking..same thing again..oh I'll just have one. Which then continued to increase to full on smoking.
It is a mental thing. You don't really need it. It's a psychological habit. I know I can do it even cold turkey without champix..starting to think champix is just a crutch for me now..However in those early days it really helps with those physical withdrawal symptoms. But after that it's your mind ,your desire not to want to smoke .
I'm feeling very in control now. Ready for those thoughts that say oh I'll just have one!!! No I will NOT!!
So for now I will continue with champix a little longer then taper the dose down. I have discussed this with my GP.
Stay strong everyone. It does get easier. But the key is you have to want to stop it. Today is day 20 without smoking. Yippee. Woohoo. Feel so much better 😊
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