Other Champix users

Hello everyone. As you know i started taking champix yesterday. I am feeling ok apart from a banging headache.

Just wondered if you could tell me how you felt when you started the Champix and what it felt like when you started your quit day.

I only smoked a couple yesterday i think this is because i have been on patches for a month so the habit isnt there anymore. Smoking really seems to burn my tongue.:confused:

Anyway just wanted to hear your experiences. How you felt when the Champix kicked in and did you really not think about smoking.

xxxx

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  • I was lucky with no side effects at all - except for really vivid dreams (but they are a really good side effect!).

    As for my quit day (day 11 on Champix), well I woke up feeling great - knowing that I had smoked my last fag. Made my usual morning coffee then panicked like mad found a fag and smoked it:(

    I told myself it was no good and that I would never be able to give up smoking. I smoked for the rest of that day (although about half what I normally get through).

    The morning after my intended quit day something just clicked in and that was over 9 days ago - not had a fag since.

    Hope all goes well for you

    xx

  • Thanks for your reply.

    I dont know if I am waiting for a miracle to happen:o I have read so many success stories on here but on the internet it says 4 out of 10 quit once they finished course.

    I dont know what i am expecting really.

  • Flippy, hope this helps.

    I stopped champix after the 12 week course way back in oct. Still not back on the fags.

    Others on here got their doc to prescribe for another 3 months at a lower diose (mine wouldnt) and there still off them.

    When the time is right just wean yourself off them slowly, reduce the dose over a couple of weeks.

    I just stopped and did have some cravings but not enough to make me smoke again.

    Funnily enough, I'm having a craving day today - but thats nothing to do with champix its my mind playing tricks with me.

    Its saying if you smoke youll lose weight and i know thats a load of old rubbish. :)

  • Hi There..

    I started my quit on the first day of using Chantix ...I was at first terrified of using it but it has been great so far. I am very tired during the day, but nothing else. I did have upset stomach for the first few days but that is mainly because I did not eat when taking it. I am on day 10 now and am taking half the recommended dose because it works for me. I think you will be fine, the first few days your body is just getting used to it..if you feel you need to adjust your dose, call your doctor first. Good to see you here!!

  • Hello everyone. As you know i started taking champix yesterday. I am feeling ok apart from a banging headache.

    Just wondered if you could tell me how you felt when you started the Champix and what it felt like when you started your quit day.

    I only smoked a couple yesterday i think this is because i have been on patches for a month so the habit isnt there anymore. Smoking really seems to burn my tongue.:confused:

    Anyway just wanted to hear your experiences. How you felt when the Champix kicked in and did you really not think about smoking.

    xxxxHi Flippy, i'm so glad that you have decided to give Champix a try.:) They are NOT a miracle tablet, but my goodness, they don't half help to beat the cravings. I think that this time Flippy, you will do it. Like you, l cut down drastically ( 3 a day in my case ) before my quit day. I did NOT ATTEMPT to quit for 14 days, to give myself the very best chance. I suppose in a way, that l was frightened of how it was going to be, on that first non -smoking day:eek: It was NOT NEARLY AS BAD as l thought it would be. On day 13, l cut down to 1 tablet a day, and that's been fine. You will still have to be determined Flippy, but somehow, this time, l KNOW THAT YOU WILL SUCCEED:D

  • thanks to Champix......

    ... I have not smoked for 7 days! I quit on my 11th day & I am so proud of myself. I have never tried to stop for 37years as I thought I could'nt.

    It's been difficult at times but not as bad as I thought it would be.

    I don't know who is more suprised me or my family & friends!

    I would just like to say if I can do it then anyone can.As you would never meet anyone who's life was controlled by cigs like mine.

    I could not have done it without Champix & I would recommend it to anyone.

    Lorraine47

    smoked 25/30 cigs a day for too many years than I would like to remember!

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL YOU QUITTERS

  • Congratulations Lorraine!!!

    Welcome to the Forum!!

    It feels great (and a little bit weird too!!!) doesn't it?

    I quit the exact same way after convincing myself I could never stop!

    Welcome to your new life

    xx

  • Great to hear all your stories. xx

    I am feeling really sick today. My head is banging and i feel all dizzy. I hope this is all worth it.

  • champix user

    HI flippy.When I first started on champix I had a thumping headache but took some pain killers and it soon went .Feel sick for about 15 mins after taking it but if you drink lots of water that really helps.I didnt think they were working when I first started taking them but decided quit day was day 8.Yessssssssss they were working and it was great:D.You still need to really want to stop but they are a great help:)Day 3 was hard and the first Sunday:eek:but it does really get easier after that Im now on day 16 of not smoking YEAH.On the down side if there has to be one is I get really tired because the champix makes me keep waking up all the time.Felt like death yesterday and peoplr kept asking if I was ill, came on here and had a good moan and got some good advise.Always come on here if you need help or advise they are brill.Hope this help and good luck wit3h your quit. Chrissie xx

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