Now 10 Days "smoke Free"
After 40+ years of smoking **** I decided “It’s Time to Chuck them”
I had used nicotine patches with success in the 90’s and gave up for just over 10 months…but let some stress be used as an excuse to start smoking again.
Secret was Champix tablets.
I researched (including the “horror stories of some side effects) far and wide and when I had to visit my GP earlier this week (Feb 15th 2010) for other medication I enquired and got a script for Stage 1 and 2 tablets.
Obeying the instructions I set “QUIT DAY” for FEBRUARY 28th 2010”
Day 1 Feb 16th
Took 1 tab as prescribed, with coffee and toast at breakfast time.
No adverse effects…. Kept up my “normal” smoke consumption.
Day 2 Feb 17th
Morning tab with breakfast … noticed the normal “buzz” from first *** of the day was not present to what had been “normal”… and during the day kept smoking but perhaps not as much…and certainly not the same taste as previously.
Day 3 Feb 18th
Last of the1 white tabs at breakfast today. Smokes still taste like crud with no usual “buzz.”
Cut number of smokes by about 8 today.
Day 4 Feb 19th
Today starts white tablet morning AND with evening meal. = 1 mg per day
Nothing really different today
No adverse effects
Day 5 Feb 20th
Weird repetitive dream last night…I was doing wooden flooring on a bridge??
Day 6 Feb 21st
Still on 1x tab morn and night
Smoking less… phoned a relative who had given up smoking using champix over a year ago
who advised: have a couple of puffs and then put out
No “buzz” from smokes
Day 7 Mon Feb 22nd
Smokes starting to taste like real crap.....Minimal " buzz"
Been smoking ½ and total smoke consumption per day going down
Day 8 Tues Feb 23rd 2010
Really Really crappy taste to smokes today...Slight queasy stomach…sandwich fixed in ½ a minute
Still cutting numbers down but now considering making quit day earlier by at least a couple of days.
Day 9 Wednesday Feb 24th 2010
Same crud taste- cut down considerable numbers of ****
Making 25th QUIT DAY-
DAY 10 NEW QUIT DAY Thurs Feb 25 2010
Well with the Champix making smokes taste like crud I decided to start the Quit day today and NOT the 28th
Day 13 Mon Mar 1
(Day 5 no ****)
Weird dreams continue…however woke up before 7 am this morning feeling GOOD- - mouth cleaner-really weird- normally get yelled at to get out of bed at about 8am.
I still have no adverse effects from Champix, and no pangs or wanting to smoke.
Sense of smell has definitely returned over the last 2 days with it being a bit weird.
It is now "Day 25" since I started using Champix.
I have been "smoke free" for 10 days, and have noticed improvement in my sense of smell, my sense of taste, and also my breathing and respiration.