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I just took my first champix pill, my quit date is set for 25th September.

I generally smoke at least 50 a day, and right now I actually don't feel like one.

... I'm not sure what to do now, I need a 3-5 minute activity to fill the gap I think

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Do you mean chantix?

If so, just watch out for mood variations, it's a bit notorious for that. My providers have literally said they'd rather have me smoking than on chantix. They all get these horrified looks on their faces when I even mention it and are like, "Er.... no?"

That said, I'm glad it's helping. Try sucking through straws/knitting/talking to friends/going out in fresh air, etc/whatnot, I guess. I'm not the queen of non smoking skills obviously.

Many states have free quit support groups, you might try investigating one of those. They're usually 8 week programs where you go, get support, and learn coping skills and whatnot. AZ has one.

Anna

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Chantix worked wonderfully for me, a 2 pack a day habit. I tried Zyban gum, and patches to no success. I dod not have any mood problems, though some do. For me Chantix totally removed the desire to smoke.

nf

I think it has perked my mood up by 1 point on a 1-10 scale :blink:

I smoke about 50 a day, so that's reassuring.

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I was on Wellbutrin, which cut my smoking in half without my noticing. I was an early adopter of Wellbutrin, and my decrease in smoking was reported to the FDA by my pdoc (academic). He said a lot of his patients cut back without trying.

I quit cold turkey, so my suggestions might be ineffectual. But I have a cribbage game (Cribbage Pro) on my phone, and can play a couple, if not more, hands in 3-5 minutes. I guess solitaire, or any game you could play in small increments, would work. I play cribbage when I need to retreat, or take a break. I find it soothing. I play against the computer, so I don't get embarrassed.

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Hi. I've been quit for nine months. One of the things that has been most helpful is a forum site called quitnet. It is free and a place to talk with others who are going through the same thing. I wouldn't have made it this far without them. Anyway, congrats on quitting. Let me know how you are doing with it.

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Hi. I've been quit for nine months. One of the things that has been most helpful is a forum site called quitnet. It is free and a place to talk with others who are going through the same thing. I wouldn't have made it this far without them. Anyway, congrats on quitting. Let me know how you are doing with it.

i should have updated this thread, sorry

by day 4, i was seeing spy cameras and generally not doing so great, so stopped it

only good thing to come out of it in the end was generating a discussion with pdoc about chains of association

if anyone finds this thread in a search, just for reference my dx: schizoaffective DO, epilepsy .rx: risperdal, cymbalta, epilim [depacote in the USA I think that's called]

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