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am craving!! dy9 champix dy2 quit

hello! my current problem is that am am gagging for a cigarette even tho b4 i stopped and ystrdy i wasnt bothered in the slightest...why??!!!!

this made me laugh tho..i found this site whilst trying to ignore my craving and tried to register only to find i already was registered and last visited 2yrs ago! that attempt failed after 6wks due to hse move stress, attempted again 3 months after moving which lasted 6months b4 i 'just had a puff' of a cigarette, read that ebook n totally empathise! this time i'm not attempting but am never smoking again. am determined and made my choice after worrying for 5wks about a lump in my breast which luckily was only a cyst but it made me think......well to be honest it made me confront what would happen to my children if it was something! anyways.....thats it, no more....but why do i want 1 cos the champix are supposed to be supressing my cravings????????!!!!!!

any suggestions gratefully recieved lol

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just realised this is in the wrong forum being neither dy 4-7 of champix or quit dy...sorry!


Hi Sophie :)

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

Well done on your 2nd day quit I also used chamix and yes your right they do suppress the cravings but they don't stop them completely

By Tomorrow night the nicotine will be completely gone from your system and that will help it is very early days yet and it is natural to want to smoke this early in a quit

As I said champix is very good but it is like anything anyone uses only an aid it is not a magic potion you still need that will power however at the end of the day the bad days are few and the good are many times more so well worth a little struggling now

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


Marg xxxxxxxx


Day 9 on champix and also confused!

Hi all, new to this forum so please bare with me.....

Sophie, I am also on day 9 although my quit date is tomorrow. I felt that champix wasn't working for me at all untill late last night (day8) i had a cig and got nothing from it at all, it was the strangest feeling, the following 4 -5 cigs felt the same, nothing.

Today however, my morning started in the same vain, it seemed pointless smoking as i was getting nothing from it but the downfall is Im craving like mad!!!

I now feel trapped between a rock and a hard place cos i wanna smoke but know if i do its worthless yet i know if i quit quitting it'll be a few days before i can feel anything anyway!!!!!

I have also had different side effects everyday, nothing thats stayed and always gone the next day, i had tummy cramps, a painful eye!?!?!, painful shoulder, feeling of needing to make a quick getta away to the loo and then nothing happening when i get there!!

Symptoms that have stayed are the nausea (tho only lasts an hour), feeling REALLY spaced out(for hours at a time), hard to focus on any given task (writing this is a massive challenge) getting to sleep is hard but thankfully no massive dream stuff, apart from one!

Im finding it all really hard and i have not stopped yet, afraid of stopping big time but i really really want to stop and am determined that champix will do it for me. I just really hope the cravings die down....

Good luck Sophie and all!!!! Thanks for reading my rant!!! (thats the other thing, i just want to talk all the time!!!!)


Hi Chrisps :D

Please read my post to Sophie [above] it also applies to what you are saying with the exception of the side effects

All the things you mention are normal for some of us, we don't all get the same ones the only one one I had were a little nausea with the early morning one which was solved by taking it later on and the spaced out feeling but they all soon disappear

Don't be afraid of stopping in a nother day or so you'll find you really don't want to smoke at all not just that they do nothing for you that's the way champix works


Marg xxxxxxxxx


Hi guys

I too stopped using champix, I didn't stop till day 13 and haven't had a fag for 14 days. Although using champix has made it easier than previous attempts you still need willpower. What worked for me was that once I realised that I was getting no hit from my fags (day 12) every time I wanted one I stopped and paid attention to my body and realised that although I wanted one I didn't need one. That was the difference, I had always needed a fag!!!!

Now on day 14 I still want one although not as many in a day as I did.....but the good thing is I still dont need one.

Hope this makes sense to you both..........hang on in there, use this forum it has been such a help to me and good CAN do it :)

Carol xx



ta for your replies :)

now on 6th day of not smoking and it does seem to be getting easier! think its not so much that i need a cigarette like caz said more that i want a cigarette and those first few days were me rediscovering my triggers such as the phone(!) going in the bathroom (am not odd! jst that when i stopped smoking b4 i stopped smoking in hse but i cheated by smoking outa bthrm window!!) and after eating. now i chew gum constantly so tho am avoiding all of those dangerous illnesses i'm in great danger of suffering from either major jaw ache or even worse developing ginormous jaw muscles lol also the swollen tummy due to gas due to gum due to nonsmoking is fantastic..not!! all in all its not to bad at this precise moment tho extreme lack of patience does have a tendency of appearing from time to time!

as for the champix side effects, the feeling sick and not wanting to move at all has eased a bit, eating summit b4 taking it seems to help tho not everyday oddly, am still lethargic but not the extremes that i was, maybe i'm getting used to it now :D

and atleast i'm in the right forum now for my quit day so cant be all bad!!!


ps hw did your quit day go chrisps? dont quite understand how i'm on here now but according to your post u posted that in the future!! very clever if i do say so myself!!

hope your managing ok, think that even tho the champix do help alot the same "72hrs to get out of your system" rule still applies so grit ur teeth for 3 dys n it wont seem so bad, also apparantly habits are formed in as little as 10 days so maybe i'll stop associating my triggers with smoking soon....or maybe i shud spend my day eating whilst talking on phone whilst walking in and out of bathroom to hurry the new habits up a bit!!!


ok ignore that bit about writing in future....didnt notice the date!! wot a ditz!! am totally blaming that 1 on the pills :o


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