got a new doc!!!!

hi all thanks for all your advice yesterday anyway i took your advice and went to another doctor who agreed to let me have champix:D

so im back on day 1 again after last weeks failed effort at will power (got to day 6 before cracking though :o)

anyway ive just got a couple of questions i wanted to ask about champix

1, do you have to keep on smoking till day 8-14 or can you stop smoking straight away on day 1 say?

2, ive noticed on other peoples posts that some people are still taking champix till around 4 -6 months i thought it was a 12 week course or have i got it wrong?

i did ask the doc but he said he didnt really know much about champix

thanks for any advice you can give me

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  • hi all thanks for all your advice yesterday anyway i took your advice and went to another doctor who agreed to let me have champix:D

    so im back on day 1 again after last weeks failed effort at will power (got to day 6 before cracking though :o)

    anyway ive just got a couple of questions i wanted to ask about champix

    1, do you have to keep on smoking till day 8-14 or can you stop smoking straight away on day 1 say?

    2, ive noticed on other peoples posts that some people are still taking champix till around 4 -6 months i thought it was a 12 week course or have i got it wrong?

    i did ask the doc but he said he didnt really know much about champix

    thanks for any advice you can give meHi, well done Bower, that's GREAT news.

    1) I suppose you could stop smoking on day 1, BUT, to give yourself every chance, l would not do that. I continued smoking for the full 14 days, mainly because l was such a heavy smoker, between 40 & 50 a day for 47 years. It also gives you time, to keep reinforcing in your mind, that in "however many" days, you will STOP SMOKING.

    2)It is usually a 12 week course, but some people need to be weaned off it gradually. I myself, have only been quit for 16 days, so at the moment have no experience of this, although for the last 4 days, l have only been having 1 tablet a day but this could change at any time. Good luck. Don't be in too much of a hurry to stop, 'cos it may not be the best way to go.

    Josie

  • thanks for the info josie

    i wasnt thinking about stoping straight away i just said that as an example to see if there are set rules you should use

    are you only taking 1 aday because thats enough for you to stop the craving? its handy if you can do that init so you end up with some left over if you strugle when you stop your course:p

  • thanks for the info josie

    i wasnt thinking about stoping straight away i just said that as an example to see if there are set rules you should use

    are you only taking 1 aday because thats enough for you to stop the craving? its handy if you can do that init so you end up with some left over if you strugle when you stop your course:pHi Bower, l cut down initially to see what it would feel like, just curiosity really, but l can honestly say, it did not feel much different to taking the 2 tablets. Tonight though, l have had some very upsetting news, and so tomorrow, l shall probably be back to 2 again. A word of warning though Bower, do NOT be in too much of a hurry to quit. Take the full 14 days if needs be, before the big Q day. You do not get any more brownie points for stopping earlier, and as l said before, it gives your mind/brain more time to adjust to NOT SMOKING. I will let you know tomorrow if l have had to resort to the 2 tabs again. :):):)

    Josie xxx

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