Help! Craving after stopping champix at 3 months

I stopped using Champix a week ago after completing 3 month course and the cravings started again. Admittedly not as severe but enough to disrupt the day. Going through loads of mints and food!! Still determined not to start smoking again but am finding these cravings are wearing me down. I am hoping that they will ease soon as was enjoying my smoke free existence until now! Plus excess weight around my middle is a bit annoying!

Has anyone experienced this return of cravings? Do they last long?

4 Replies

  • Its a period of re-adjustment, your body and mind are just getting used to this new change since stopping the champix entirely.

    The cravings will subside, but just keep yourself busy on stuff, and get some things together to distract you when your mind starts to wander.

    I find deep relaxed breathing helps when i get cravings. (in with the good.... out with the bad).

    Some folk do report month 3 as being just another testing time, a bit like day 3 & week 3, but you are strong and you can do it.

    Stay strong, you've come far with this now.. so well done you!! I know its difficult again, but it shouldn't last too long.

  • Thanks. I know I need to give myself a kick and motivate myself to fight these cravings. Reading others experiences and using this forum will hopefully give me the kick! I just thought I had gone through all this and didn't expect it to return and it has taken me by surprise!

  • I would probably harden up to the cravings too. I've read in a number of places that month 3 (for some) can prove to be another test. Although the cravings are not as bad, as you say they just surprise you more than anything.

  • Hi U23555 :)

    Well done on your 3 month quit that's great

    I also used champix and altyough I stopped it early and didn't go the full course I didn't have any of the craves you're now getting

    But I did have this forum and had learn't the lesson of read read and read some more

    So although you're already 3 months down the road I'm sending you my standard welcome and advice post that I try and send all new members

    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



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