No Smoking Day
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4th attempt-

Hi there, I am using Champix. I'm hardly ever bothered by smoking cravings because I am too busy heaving and dry retching!

I googled the side effects and found this site. This is fantastic! finally I have answers about these side effects, I have symptoms other people are mentioning: nausea, headaches, dizziness- but hey I'm not smoking so thats OK.

I started taking this drug after returning to the fags after 18 months off from a 25 year habit. I started taking Champix 16 days ago and stopped smoking on day 8. I deliberately dont count the days as its irrelevant- either I smoke or I dont, it doesn't matter how many days I stop for, it only matters that I dont ever start again. I will try and reduce dosage of Champix as others have and hope that I can start eating again. Incidentally Champix has also cured my caffeine addiction- I cant bear the smell or taste of coffee, which is a good thing because I loved one of those with a fag!

Hang in there guys-it can be done!!!

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Hi Michelle :D

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 and 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

Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

Best Wishes

Marg xxxxxxx


Hi Michelle, and welcome to the forum.

Being into your second week is great, much of the hard work already done. Personally I would be so sad if I went off coffee. In fact, in the last few months I think I appreciate a fresh pot of real coffee more than I ever did!

Stay strong



Hi Michelle, congrates on quitting. I am on Champix but only take half a tab in the morning now. I reduced after a couple of week to one tab a day after problems but now just have half a tab and feel ok now. I only drink one cup of coffee a day now used to have 6 or 7 a day, just dont fancy it anymore lol.

Keep posting Hugs


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