Hi guys. Well Ive been on Champix for 14 days and am on day 7 of quitting. The side effects are awful, they got much worse once I doubled up (day 8), I feel permantly sick, exhausted, tired, have wierd dreams (although they have been very nice so cant complain!;)), stomach cramps, dizzyness. Its been so hard having to go into work, I havent any energy for anything let alone roll a ciggie!! I am constantly thinking fag..fag..fag so the cravings seem to be permantly there but when I did have a couple of blips thought 'what was that all about'. Last night I was going out with friends to the pub, before I went I was so desperate for a puff, I remembered I had a ciggie in my van so had a couple of puffs. In a way Im glad I did as my 2 mates kept disapearing for a smoke and I wasnt tempted at all. I hope my tierdness improves more than anything but I guess 3 months of this is nothing to what the rest of my life may be like. Its funny sine takingChampix I dont even fancy a drink or really want to eat either (I do though).
I know this sounds daft but people have said to me that maybe Im not ready to quit as I am constanly thinking about ciggies, I do really enjoy smoking but surely we all did, I dont think there will ever be a day for me where I wake and think thats it I dont want to smoke anymore (like my mates have had) so I think I have to be firm with myself and say enough is enough, are ay of you the same? I was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, am asthmatic and am hoping to conceive before its too late so deep down I know I have to do this.
My smokestop nurse is lovely but I have no other support or know anyone that is going through the same thing so I thought it would be a good idea to join a forum, so here I am
p.s how do I add my quit meter please?