I have won the battle!
I started smoking about seven years ago and my last cigarette was on January. 23rd, 2013.
My journey started with a visit to the Dr. office to obtain a prescription for Champix (varenicline). I knew that a persons willpower had little affect on their ability to quit smoking! Science has proven this fact numerous times! According to Dr. Sharon Hall, a psychology professor whose research at the University of California’s San Francisco, ‘Heroin addicts say it is easier to give up dope than it is to give up smoking,”
Therefore, I started my remedy and set my quit date to be day eight of taking Champix.
Here is a quick Bio on my smoking habit and my new life as a non-smoker;
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 200
Amount Saved: $80.00
Days:10 Hrs: 17 Mins: 7 Seconds:44
The withdrawal symptoms that I experienced in the first 4 days AKA druing “|Heck Week”
- sore and dry throat and mouth
- occasional dizziness
- tired depressed
- feeling spaced out and loss of concentration
My Key Short Term Benefits
- more energy
- better concentration
- better taste and smell
- more time and money of course 🙂
On day ten I am still tempted to ignite the old friend! I am aware of my triggers and I am still developing alternative coping strategies. For instance, I fill those dull periods within the day by baking delicious treats.
I would love to hear from other quitting warriors! or anyone else that can relate to my journey!