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so, I have now been on the Champix for close to three week – I was meant to give up during week two …. but I didn’t.
However, I am smoking only 5 a day and I don’t have that previous feeling of failure I used to get when I failed to pack them in. Even though I haven’t stopped completely, I still feel some satisfaction at going from 15-20 a day down to 5 which I feel is great even if others don’t.
I did get some strange side-effects when I moved onto the full dose of 2mg per day. I spent 3/4 nights of total sleeplessness. Even when I did get asleep I woke within an hour. That was pretty annoying!! Another side-effect which I still suffer sporadically is horrible nausea about 10 minutes after taking the morning pill. However the sleeplessness has stopped now, and the nausea is quite rare so I continuing with the meds.
Strangely enough, I don’t actually want to smoke at the moment. I find myself smoking when I am bored or looking for something to do. I have no cravings and it seems to be the psychological associations that are keeping me smoking now, so these are the issues I am trying to address. I have already broken the ‘first cig of the day whilst driving to work’ association and not by smoking when I get up from my bed Today, I didn’t have my first cig until around 11:15 and I haven’t had a cig on the drive to the office for well over a week now.
I still have some associations to break, but I really do feel that I will be a non-smoker in the immediate future, and this is why I feel no depression or guilt about having not stopped during the second week.
I will need another vice to replace my smoking though – any suggestions always appreciated!