Just started Champix Today

Hi just started taking champix today

took my first tablet about 2 hours ago i have had 1 fag so far today which i normal for the time of day. But right now i'm not feelin to great i feel almost HIGH , i'm also at work where me feelin like this is not great but will see how the rest of the day goes.

I used to suffer from depression about 6 years ago and after readin some of the comments i got a bit para about it say if it comes back but after readin throu a few more i think i may grin and bare it. I will speak to my doctor again next week when i go back on my quit date ( wednesday next week )

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  • Hello and welcome to the board.

    Champix affects us all in different ways, I felt sick on day 1 and on day 2 I just felt 'down' but that was it. Best to just be aware of how you are feeling.

    Try and smoke your normal amount and let Champix do the rest. Good luck

    :)

  • Hi Splatsters :)

    Well done on the decision to stop smoking

    I used Champix and found it a huge help I only had a little nausea with the morning one but took it a bit later and that solved the problem

    Feeling a little high or light headed is normal for a lot of us not just us champix users it will pass very soon OK

    Don't worry about that quit day just live as you normally do and let the champix do it's work it will soon kick in

    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 sympathising 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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • Hi

    Welcome to the club. You'll find quite a few people here with Champix experience so ask about anything that concerns you.

    Few pointers from my experience with Champix.

    1. Try to eat before taking it - particularly the higher doses. It does cause nausea if taken alone.

    2. Expect seriously vivid dreams - mine weren't nightmares.

    3. Champix affects people differently, both in terms of side effects and efficiency time. There has been a lot of scary stories, mainly State-side about Champix and depression/suicide, but these are few and far between. It can change your mood, eg angry, sad etc - but so does giving up smoking. Just be aware of what's happening and don't be afraid to ask here.

    4. Read everything you can find about understanding the addiction. In basic terms (and I am no expert, but here goes...) your brain has receptors which tune in to nicotine; when they get nicotine, they release dopamine which gives you an 'up'; when the nicotine runs out, they want their 'fix' again. Champix blocks nicotine getting to these receptors therefore it can't give you the 'high' you associate with smoking. Champix also releases/creates a release of reduced dopamine in itself. Champix therefore reprogrammes your brain not to get a kick from smoking. It takes away the craving.

    5,. Don't force yourself to quit before your ready...and, just as importantly, not force yourself to smoke if you don't really want on.

    6. Be patient and let the Champix do the hard work, but you've still got to do your bit by choosing not to light up.

    Good luck and keep posting

    Sue

  • everythinks feelin fine now

    Yeah all the highness as past now (Y) feel fine now everythinks back to normal

    so roll on 2morrow

  • Welcome to the boards.

    Sue,s advice is spot on....just take it easy and let the Champix do its thing. It does take till the second week to start to kick in for most.

    We have all had differnt experiences but a trawl through some of the old posts will hopefully help and we are always here to offer support when you need it.

    Good luck with the quit

  • Day 2

    Had breakfast this morning and took my 2nd tablet shortly after

    fell fine so far dont feel high like i did yesterday but as fior the dreams

    dam i had my first last night and what a cracker that was had a great dream heheh

    anyway will try to keep a daily post on here ...

    regards

    Daniel

  • I took my champix for the full two weeks before i stopped smoking just to be doubley sure itd work lol

    Part from nausea and some very lets say vivid and interesting (vvv Rude) dreams lol i found them fine

    I took them for another two weeks i quit and then stopped them im awful bad at taking tablets anyways... maybe it wasnt the right way to go about it, but hey always a rebel lol

    Good luck with your quit hun

    Elaine x

  • Monday 2nd of nov

    Started to double up no the tablets ie Morning and night

    not suffering from any symtoms now at all nothink not even having the dreams this may change when i go upto the 1mg tablets morning and night.

    think my cut off day to stop smokin is goin to be wednesday or thursday this week fingers crossed.

    I look in the mirror at myself in the morning and can't wait till i see the face of a none smoker looking back.......

  • Good advice so far. I found eating something first cuts down on the nausea a lot. I'm having some insane dreams as well, but it's a temporary side effect and as long as I'm off of the fags......*shrugs*

    I guess it varies but once I started the 1mg tablets I really got nothing out of smoking so it made life a lot easier quit day. :)

  • Just started the 1mg tablets today and dam they have made me feel like crap again

    did not take advise and eat before hand but i will 2morrow feelin a little sicky right now 8:46am see how the rest of my work day pans out.

    worse thing being i have been moved into a big office on my own ( used to other company not my own at work ) so theres the first hurdle in my quest to kick this dam habit but i'll fight through it.

  • hope you are feeling better soon, i am on patches at the moment, and up to 72 hours smoke free, but going to the doctors tomorrow to see about champix too.

    Good luck

  • i'm still smokin at the sec as i have been told to quit between the 8th and the 14th tablet

    i just started on the 8th one 2day but before now i would be 5 - 6 fags into a box of 10

    but at the minute i've had 2 :S miffed cause its happened without me thinking about it

    I tryed patches and inhaler but none of them have worked like this

    can't wait to see what happens in the next few days

  • Hi Yop :)

    Well done on the decision to stop smoking a huge one in itself I also used champix and had a little nausea with the morning one just took it a bit later problem solved

    I also like you tried many times over the years with no joy but this time have gone almost a year

    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 sympathising 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 found 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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • Good luck splatsters, I'm on my 4th day of Champix and how you felt is just what I am feeling, this is my first day taking 2 tablets, so feel a bit nervous about that. I get the sicky feeling after taking my tablets so I know how you are feeling.. good luck.. we can do this :)

  • Hi Losethedurries :)

    Well done deciding to quit a major decision in itself

    The champix should kick in really soon now as they tase awful you'll soon lose all urge to smoke

    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 sympathising 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 found 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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • help

    hi all today is 4 days on champlex last night i could not keep warm am really starting to have panic attacks from just thinking of the possible side affects that could happen im really thinking of going off these tablests and just do it cold turkey

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