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13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Introducing ImaWriter

Hi, all. I am starting my Chantix RX today and set my quit date for one week from now. I've smoked for 35+ years (YIKES!) and have tried to quit numerous times. I never really intended to smoke for so many years...time just got away from me! *grin* I am a writer and work from home - a very solitary profession - but I believe that an online support community will be VERY helpful for me. This looked like a nice place so here I am! I look forward to getting to know all of you, and I apologize in advance for any tantrums as I tackle this long overdue task. :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -55617
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Introducing ImaWriter

lynexx, Did you post twice just to make me feel better for double-posting? LOL! :) I should be working right now, but I wanted to spend awhile looking around the site and reading. It is VERY helpful already! I've been working up to my quit for a loooong time now. Three years ago, we built a new home and I decided I wouldn't smoke in it. (Husband doesn't smoke.) I mistakenly thought it would make me smoke less. Instead, I've spent much of my life the last three years smoking outside or in the garage. :) A year ago, I bought a new (to me) vehicle. I decided not to smoke in that either. So now I just make short trips or take my husband's old truck because I've always smoked in that. :) It's funny how we go to such extremes to accomodate our habit! I am excited about quitting this time because it's not longer just that I "want" to quit. It has really started to affect my breathing, so I "need" to quit. My mom, who has always been my smoking buddy, is 78 and she wheezes. At the rate I'm going, I don't think I'd live to see 78. *sigh* I appreciate all of you for being so willing to share and support others. I got my first dose of Chantix down - drinking all of that water with it was the hardest part! :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -55248
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Introducing ImaWriter

Thanks for the warm welcome! I can tell I will like it here because the post went off-topic. Yep, I'll fit right in. :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -53406
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello.....I WILL DO THIS

Hi, Quit. I just signed up here today but I want to welcome you. I've quit numerous time - just never could STAY quit! I want this time to be different, though. About five years ago, I quit with the patch/Wellbutrin and stayed quit for a month before becoming a "closet" smoker. My husband never knew until I finally lit up in front of him. Because I've tried so many times before and never stayed quit, I haven't even old him about this attempt. He has NEVER nagged me to quit or expressed disappointment when I failed, but I've always felt ashamed that I couldn't kick it for good. I just started my Chantix RX this morning, and I look forward to slaying the dragon for good this time. It's nice to find a place like this where there is support and a common bond. Glad you are here! :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -53305
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello everyone :)

My weakness is the telephone. Every time I pick it up, I have a "habit" of also grabbing a smoke and heading outside. My cats (five outdoor ones) will miss my smoking because they got lots of attention all day every day! Sitting on the porch, phone resting on shoulder and pressed to my ear, one hand holding a cigarette, and the other petting my kitties. :) On the bright side, I will now be able to pet two cats at once instead of one! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -53264
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I'm in...

Hi, Jon! GOOD FOR YOU for being persistent! I started smoking when I was 13 years old (I'm now 49), so I know what it's like to "grow up" addicted. Like you, I've done the on again/off again thing. *sigh* This time I reeeeeeally want it, though!! Hang tough. I'm new here, too, but this feels like a good place. :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -53062
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
The Cigarette Rules the Roost

For 20 years, a friend of mine gave up smoking every year for Lent. Sadly, she died in a car wreck in April about five years ago. I always smile when I think to myself, "at least she died a non-smoker." :) (Rest in peace, PK. Someday we'll meet again.) I've never really been anxious for that first one in the morning because I hack and cough and spit and gag - it hurts! Of course, I've always managed to get through it so that I could "enjoy" the rest of them throughout the day. LOL! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -50767
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Chantix users - how did you feel?

I just took my first pill this morning and set my quit date for one week away. Having tried Zyban/Wellbutrin/patches repeatedly in years past, I guess I knew what to expect from them. I read all of the literature that came with the Chantix, but I didn't really know how it would make me "feel" and wasn't expecting much the first day. Well, I "felt" different within an hour. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but it just felt odd. Then I was dog tired all day! Usually mornings are my most productive, and I was yawning like crazy. I worked through it, and had another tired spell several hours later. I worked through that one, but the next one put me down for about an hour long nap. Was I just having an off day or did they make you tired, too? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -50444
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Chantix users - how did you feel?

carylene: I suppose that is possible that it could be blocking some of the nicotine already. I drink a POT of coffee every morning (thus, the "productive" spurt :) ) but I might try some juice. I'll make my husband buy some real juice at the store, though. He drinks that sugar-water stuff that is labeled "juice." boxerfan: Maybe it's just my frame of mind, but I didn't feel nearly as compelled to smoke today. In fact, I only remember wanting one of them. The others I just lit up out of habit, but it was definitely less than usual. I'll see how tomorrow goes. I secretly liked the nightly *buzz* from the Zyban/Wellbutrin/patches. :) What I didn't like was the lack of ability to concentrate. It was like the pills made me flat forget that I smoked. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -50146
13 years ago 0 ImaWriter 19 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Easy or hard?

Lainey wrote: "Come into this quit, close the door behind you and never look back." WOW! That was a powerful analogy for me! I'm glad this post wasn't deleted. You never know what little nugget someone will take away... :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] -6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] -120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $-24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] -49801