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Start of week 2!


Im kinda new here, well i have been reading some posts but just never posted myself! I thought tonight would be a good point to start as im just into week 2 and going a little nuts!! :)

Im quitting using Champix and it really is great! The only side effects i have had so far are a little nausea which passes pretty quickly!

So far I havnt had any really bad cravings, although this weekend has been hard i havnt been at a point were i would of seriously had one, even though i toyed with the idea just to humour my inner demon!

I have had really bad chest pains though since i stopped, is this normal? I havnt found any info but the nurse didnt seem too concerned when i mentioned it!

Well onwards to day 8 i guess!

Oh by the way im Chris, smoked 15ish a day since i was 15 ive just gone 28 now :)

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hi Chris & welcome

great to see you quitting like the rest of us here!

we aint a horrible lot so dont you worry, were all here supporting each other

ive just ended day 9, as it monday now im on day 10

im always up for a chat to so if you wanna chat, gimmie a hit & ill try my best to chatter lol

still enjoy the site & good luck quitting!!


Welcome to the forum, Chris, and well done on your first week smoke free! Going a little nuts is normal, no worries, okay! Life will get back to normal, so you keep pushing through those first stages of your quit.

I have had really bad chest pains though since i stopped, is this normal? I havnt found any info but the nurse didnt seem too concerned when i mentioned it!

I didn't experience chest pains but side effects of quitting smoking have a wide range......... googled it and tons of info came up, this being one....... hope it helps.

"Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

When a person quits smoking the change (be it instantaneous or gradual) in nicotine levels causes a sudden uproar in the physique. He is likely to suffer from sickness. He may face constant fatigue, headache and also find difficulty in concentrating. In case of aggressive smokers the complications may be still severe as they may experience depression to unbearable chest pain and severe digestion problems."

The uncomfortable side effects all pass in time........ stay with your quit, okay!


Hi Chris and welcome to the site.

L x


Hi Chris :)

Well done getting to week 2 that's great

I also used champix and found it a huge help the nausea will pass

The chest pain is also normal but if it bothers you to much get it checked out by the Dr just to set your mind at rest

Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give 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

This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

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





thanks for all the replies!

Well its the back end of day 8 now and i feel great! I havnt really thought about it all day and not had a craving at all!

I went to the Gym tonight after work and impressed myself of how much my stamina has increased, also my chest pains seem to have disappeared for now. (Although they tend to come and go so not holding my breath)

I also think the last of the gunge is coming out of me as i can breath a bit better and i dont see to have that hacking sound anymore when i breath out fast or cough!

I really hope I can keep this up as i really think this time is the time im going to quit. I'll be going out at the weekend, i guess it will be the big test as last weekend i mostly stayed in and when i was out i was around non smokers!

Im also a bit worried that all this is down to just the champix and it really isnt my will power doing it, id like to think that a big part of this was down to me but the champix is so damn good i think it might be mainly responsable for my quiting...! Hope i can do without it when the time comes!



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