I hope your quit journey is going well whether you are reading this because you are thinking of quitting or have been quit for weeks or months. I attempted to quit well over a year ago and logging into my account this morning for the first time since then showed if I had stayed quit I would have been quit for over 500 days ... a bit of a slap in the face but hey I am back on here and have wiped my slate clean and am getting back on the horse.
I started taking Champix 11 days ago, this will be my 3rd attempt using Champix ... now please don't think that the medication doesn't work because I can tell you that it 100% works for me. It stops the cravings, no weight gain etc. The only side effects is that I need to take the tablets after breakfast or I get a sharp pain in my stomach but I look at this as encouragement to have breakfast lol and also I have to take it no later than 5 or 6 in the evening otherwise I can get really vivid, crazy and scary nightmares. These are both known side effects. The other two attempts I failed to quit because of my lack of willpower and my stupidity (eg "Oh I wonder what it would taste like after not have smoked for a couple of months") and I also did not complete the full course of Champix (12 weeks).
My main reason for quitting this time is because my Husband and I want to start a family in the second half of this year and I want to get my body as healthy as I can within the next 3 months. Also, the amount of money that I spend on smoking ... it's ridiculous so as a reward to quitting smoking, I will get to see my kids grow up and give them the life they deserve by not being selfish and spending money on a filthy habit.
Anyway, tomorrow is my quit day and I just wanted to share a bit of my story. I feel really grateful to have this website to come to and write down my thoughts etc, it certainly helps.
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