Newbies day 3 on champix

Hi all,

finally registered at your great forum after reading it for a couple of days. I've been on champix for about 10 days and I haven't smoked for the last 3. So far so good, not missing the fags and haven't really struggled up to this point. Long may it continue!

Champix seem to be the most amazing stop smoking aid ever produced. I've been trying to quit smoking for years but my cravings were always so horrific I kept going back to the cigs. No cravings in sight this time round though :)

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  • i do hate to see a post unanswered :mad:

    well done on stopping!

    and i agree with you about the champix...........im almost a year quit , it worked for me too :D

    keep at it, youre doing great :)

  • Cheers for the encouragement jude :D. Wonder if you could answer me a question? My understanding is that champix tricks your brain into thinking you have smoked, my reasoning then goes that at the end of the champix course I am going to crave a lot. Did you find this to be the case? Or was it all smooth sailing and no champix withdrawal?

  • i do hate to see a post unanswered :mad:

    I was just thinking the same thing :D

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    It seems that Champix has helped plenty of people on here quit, Jude and StuartH and several others have found it to be a major part of their quit.

    What it does is great but you also need to prepare yourself for the point after taking Champix. The key is to not want to smoke any more. If you regard quitting as sacrificing a pleasure its much more difficult to stay so

    stopped than if you see it as a rewarding thing gaining health, wealth and control!

    Its worth having a read of the Whyquit website and the tales at woofmang (links in my sig) for more info.

    All the best

    Nic

  • Hi Kjarva

    welcome to the forum. well done on making the decision to stop and 3 days is super!

    I dont know much about Champix other than it has helped many to quit, so its all good.

    But like Nic said there comes a point when we have to stop taking champix and his advice on how to prepare for that is something i would second.

    Dont be scared of cravings , they dont hurt and they pass in a matter of minutes. If you can have the correct mindset then you will find cravings to be far easier to handle.

    Another webiste you could read up on is ffsonline.org , you can find there a quit program to go through . Also making yourself a journal is very rewarding and might help remind you why you have stopped and why never to start again in times when your addiction might be telling you otherwise.

    Good luck with everything , 3 days is great but its only the start of what can be greater .!!

  • Cheers for the encouragement jude :D. Wonder if you could answer me a question? My understanding is that champix tricks your brain into thinking you have smoked, my reasoning then goes that at the end of the champix course I am going to crave a lot. Did you find this to be the case? Or was it all smooth sailing and no champix withdrawal?

    hiya,

    i weaned myself off the pills , went back to one a day then half a day, just incase, as no one could really answer that for me at the time....... i would recommend that everyone did that with any drug..............i had no problems at all doing it.

    good luck

  • also,

    i would do a search for champix on here and other informative sites , people who have used it , give the best advice ;)

    i and others have asked a lot of questions about in the past (search Judes, cwords and catmagpie posts ) hope that will help.

    if you want to ask anything, feel free to PM me .

  • Thanks for all the support everyone :D

  • Hi Kjarva

    Huge well done on quitting the ciggys :) Dont matter really how you do it as its the end result that counts. Welcome to the forums to :)

    Denise

    xx

  • hi kjarva,,congrats on you quit,,wow,, day 3,you must feel so proud of you self,,i went c/t so dont know much about champix..all the help you went is on this fourm,,so ask away,,some one will help you,,i still find eating pork scratchings are so good, try some..you just keep the faith tony

  • Hi

    I have been 4 and a half months quit with the aid of Champix. It was a miracle drug for me as I had tried and failed too many times to mention.

    I stopped taking the tablets by cutting them in half and weaned myself off by taking one half twice a day and then one half once a day for a week or so. I did this around 8/9 weeks in so I did not take the full course. I had no cravings at all after coming off the tablets.

    I am still finding that i think about cigarettes at certain times. But these are mere thoughts and they soon go. Usually the thought is more along the lines of "thank God I don't do that anymore"

    Hope this helps.

    Regards

    Bernie

  • I'm another Champix "Success story" and I too cannot sing its praises highly enough, but I must stress that while the Champix gave me the "kickstart" I needed to quit smoking, the education I received following the many links, tips, advice, and general banter on this site, is what I believe helped keep me stopped.

    Well done on your wise decision, keep reading and keep stopped :)

  • Hi Kjarva

    Congratulations on 3 days free. Like you I wonder how I am going to wean off NRT. It's early days for me using the inhalator but it's working it's magic. I contemplated champix but chose the inhalator.

    Good luck and keep going!!!

  • CHampix Withdrawal

    Hi All,

    Being reading the forum for a few days now, I am on Day 13 of Champix and day 5 of not smoking YIPPEE!!! I think this drug is wonderful, tried loads of times but never got past day 4...

    I was also wondering regarding the widrawal, maybe I will ask for the first pack of champix as my last past, but take them in reverse order?

    Good Luck to everyone

  • Hi Nomorefags :)

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    5 days smoke free is great well done I also used champix as an aid but stopped at week8/9 as kept forgetting them for 2/3 days at a time

    I know my nurse said she usually got people to come off as you suggest but check with your nurse/GP

    Best Wishes

    Marg

  • Hi Marg,

    Yes thanks for thant WHEN NOT IF i get to that stage I will speak to doc.

    Cheers

    P:)

  • I will leave this to the experts, but just wanted to say hi and welcome!

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