I had quit smoking for a year Aug 31, unfortunately my mom passed away Aug 12 and I was helping my dad with all the death information to be sent, he was chain smoking, (understandable them being married 51 years), and I became weak and asked for a cigarette, that was it, I was hooked again, (scarey how fast) anyway I started Champix again would like to know what the chances are of it being able to help me quit again, when I quit last time I really didn't feel too good and was getting alot of cravings, let me know if anyone has had the same problem. I know I can do it again, I only hope this time, I don't have to fight cravings all the time or remind myself I don't smoke. Last time I was on it for 5 months.
What are my chances of quitting again?
Added 30 Sep 2011:
When I was on Champix before, I don't remember my stomach being so upset or my head feeling wonky, but I just finished a perscription for bronchitis yesterday, (biaxon) pretty strong stuff, so don't know if it is the champix making me feel like crap or the perscription and it will hopefully leave my system soon and I'll feel human again. Anyone else have this kind of side-effect or been on an antibiotic at the same time as champix. Thanks
Hi jackie1963. I'm sorry for your loss, that your Mother passed on. Its hard when you lose a loved one. Long tale short, I'm an ex smoker. Heavy one at that. Never less than 2 packs per day, usually more. You should do fine. give yourself some credit. You did it once, and certainly my friend you can do it again. The cravings, I still have them, Its been almost 2 and a half years. I'll probably have them for the rest of my days. So, hopefully, you'll not crave the cigs. as much as you once did. And even if you do, it will pass. just fight that particular moment, and once behind you, you'll smile and say ok, I beat you once again :-0) very best to you jackie1963, cheers and take it one day at a time, and if need be, moment by moment.
You will be very suprised. Your chances are not just good they are very high.
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astonish ourselves."
So I ask, do you think yourself capable? Of course you do. So go astonish yourself better yet, astonish everyone else while you are at it.
I will send to you all my powetful thoughts.
Hi Jackie. Yes, my dear, u WILL b able to quit again and Chantix will help u. The drug attaches itself to the nicotine receptor site in your brain, thus fooling u nto thinking that u already had a cigarette. It worked once and will work again... it works exactly the same way it did before. So just take it and be positive knowing that u will quit again. As coby said if u believe that u will, then u will do it. Just trust with a little motivation and u r on your way.
I am sorry for your loss. It is understandable why u went back...
Let time help u grieve and don't b too hard on yourself to move the process too quickly. Sometimes we need that old tried and true Medicine called "Tincture of Time.". Good luck and may God bless u n this most difficult time...
I'm so sorry for your loss,i understand how difficult it must be for you right now,but as you say baby steps will do it!! I am a smoker so i cannot comment on it,but i would love to have the will to give up,but its not yet my time(excuses,maybe but i know i dont have the will power at present) but i wish you all the luck and support you need in doing so!!
Dont push yourself too hard,you've been through alot with losing your mum,i was the same i had just quit when my gran passed,i was pregnant at the time and after that i was back to 20 a day,if not more!! So i encourage you,i know you can do it,once you did it before you can do it again and please do it for YOU and only you!!
Best of luck
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