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Plasticleech
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Champix - A Journey - Day 4

Posted in Quit experiences 26 Jun 2013
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Cigarettes Today: 

 3.  Maybe a fourth later on, but I am really putting it off.

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 Today I start on my double dose of Champix.

 Any doubts that I was having about being able to quit are floating about in the ashtray full of water outside.

My lungs are happily celebrating the drastic reduction of cigarettes (from +10 a day) to 5 on each of the two previous days.  Before you think that it was fast, or wonder how if I am still smoking my lungs could be better, its more a case of constant coughing, so I imagine that are making a valiant attempt to get rid of all of the s*** that it sitting on them.

Its a horrible cough, but also reduces the will to smoke.  Along with Alan Carr, and Champix.  GOING TO DO IT THIS TIME!!

 Also, I have been thinking about becoming (more) festively plump due to the quitting effort, and it occurred to me that rather than a meal triggering my need to smoke, it is entirely likely that I was eating to give myself an excuse to smoke!!

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  • JackGarner June 27, 2013 | 22:38
    Exciting!!! Doing very well, PL. Wait until you're totally off them in a couple of weeks, the difference to your lungs/coughing is amazing. Also, if you start to take a few extra vitamins around your first smoke free week (I know vitamins are generally a con, but even my doc recommended it for quitters as your body goes kind of ravenous for nutrients as it begins to heal itself). Get a good all-rounder like Berocca that has loads of C, plus calcium and E. If you take Lycine (an amino acid usually for cold sore healing as it aids skin regeneration) you should find your skin will bounce back well too. All recommendations came from my doctor and I've found it's really helped my recovery. Remember, when it comes to your quit day, do it your way - don't push yourself to quit early or overthink it - just cruise into it then keep cruising. First safe port is Day 10 - second big milestone is day 14 off smokes. Then it gets real easy.
  • JackGarner June 27, 2013 | 22:39
    Exciting!!! Doing very well, PL. Wait until you're totally off them in a couple of weeks, the difference to your lungs/coughing is amazing. Also, if you start to take a few extra vitamins around your first smoke free week (I know vitamins are generally a con, but even my doc recommended it for quitters as your body goes kind of ravenous for nutrients as it begins to heal itself). Get a good all-rounder like Berocca that has loads of C, plus calcium and E. If you take Lycine (an amino acid usually for cold sore healing as it aids skin regeneration) you should find your skin will bounce back well too. All recommendations came from my doctor and I've found it's really helped my recovery. Remember, when it comes to your quit day, do it your way - don't push yourself to quit early or overthink it - just cruise into it then keep cruising. First safe port is Day 10 - second big milestone is day 14 off smokes. Then it gets real easy.
  • Plasticleech, South Eastern Sydney June 28, 2013 | 21:55
    Thanks Jack! I have started on some multi-vitamins, but am still a bit sick, but its to be expected. Sinuses are going crazy, even though I am still smoking about 4 a day.

    Being just ahead of me in the program, you do make it very exiting to be where you are! Nice skin again! Clear lungs!

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