I just wanted to send out well wishes to all the participants in the MB Quits contest, which starts today.
It was the catalyst for me to give it another attempt to quit and it has been going better than I could even have imagined. Today is day 10, and so far so good… not even a puff!
This is the first time I have combined the use of a “quit coach”, and Aaron Ladd has been unbelievable in helping me get prepared for what was about to transpire. I highly recommend him to help you with your journey. He is with Drake Health Solutions.
Step 2 was getting on Champix. The only side effect I have experienced during this time has been constipation. Some people have said that is from the lack of cigarettes. My withdrawal symptoms were strong for the first couple of days and then I seemed to have no major issues in curbing them or any more strong cravings. The Champix has definitely helped me stay on track and made dealing with quitting alot easier.
Step 3 has been the whole mental issue. The moments when your brain is still telling you that you usually go and have a smoke now and you have to remind yourself that you don’t smoke. It’s a lot of fun talking to yourself! This one will take time and I have to stay patient.
Overall, this journey has been a lot better than any other time I have tried to quit. I actually feel strong enough this time and know I have the willpower to do this. believe me if I can, so can you.