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12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Brubaker here:)

Hey guys - been quitting cigs on and off for the last two years. Now off again and taking Champix (Chantrix). Whilst I've succeeded and failed over the last while (giving up smoking) I don't believe that you ever fail till you completely give up trying - and that I haven't. Good luck to everyone out there and I'll be posting mainly in the coping with withdrawals and craving sections. Brubaker :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �19.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 35 [B]Seconds:[/B] 4
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I wish I could have stayed in bed today

Cassy, The first week is really bad but every week gets better - hang tough and you'll get though it. Brubaker :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �19.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 35 [B]Seconds:[/B] 25
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Knowledge is power.... against the crave....

Kristilu, Knowledge is power where smoking is concerned - you're abso right. Once you've dealt with the first couple of weeks then its the psychological stuff - retraining your brain:) It's more fun than it sounds.... Plenty of good posts in these forums - stay strong and one day and a time..it ALWAYS gets better Brubaker [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �19.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 36 [B]Seconds:[/B] 7
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
My head is trying to talk me out of this quit.

Hillary, Hi my names Brubaker - I'm a similar quit date to you. I've been 'Quitting' for a couple of years now:) He smiles to himself - I'm back on the forum and have been looking though some of my old posts - I'll bump one for you to have a read (if i can find it - it's on junkie thinking... One day at a time - good luck, B [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �19.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 36 [B]Seconds:[/B] 37
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Junkie Thinking - A Survival Guide...

Hillary, This is for you - an OLD post of mine:) Brubaker [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �19.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 38 [B]Seconds:[/B] 23
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Brubaker here:)

Danielle, Well I have to say I enjoy(ed) the buzz of smoking. Quitting is always hard and I suppose over the last two years have been off about 6 months and then a series of events led me back to the cigs. It was the thought of dying prob 12 years younger than I needed to et al has got me back off... I went cap in hand back to my GP got Champix and am just about to finish week 1 :) brubaker [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �19.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 22 [B]Mins:[/B] 15 [B]Seconds:[/B] 32
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Anyone used Chantix?

Yip - worked really well more me - read somewhere it's important to wean yourself off it and not just stop...just a thought...no side effects for me. Big benefit is you can't smoke whilst taking it - well you can but it's pointless as you can't get a hit - therefore you don't have the same level of temptation because you can't achieve the reward. All the best Brubaker [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �19.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 22 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 21
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
...as the day wears on,

Jan, Keep going - take one day at a time. Remember every hour/day/week that passes you get more healthy and the cravings will diminish. :) B [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 20 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 240 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �66.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 2 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 40 [B]Seconds:[/B] 1
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
One more day

Bacchus, ;) The Greek god of wine and debauchery - you should liven the place up!! Anyway good luck with the quit and baby steps all the way - this is a great forum for advice - knowledge is indeed power of the addiction. Brubaker [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 20 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 240 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �66.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 2 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 40 [B]Seconds:[/B] 54
12 years ago 0 brubaker 12 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Almost at the end of 4th week.

T, Unfortunately one of the things about NRT is that you are still feeding your brain the necessary triggers for the feel good factor. So until you come off those completely you'll still have the cravings (and for some time after). The quick method is Cold Turkey - not eating the stuff you understand ;) but success rates aren't good. Champix / Chantrix is very good and that's what I'm using. I had cravings the last time I quit until about week 10 - maybe that's unusual - but that was the way it was. Just keep going and you've got 4 under your belt!! Brilliant. brubaker [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/11/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 20 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 240 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �66.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 2 [B]Hrs:[/B] 21 [B]Mins:[/B] 41 [B]Seconds:[/B] 46