My day 2

Hi all,

I'm on day two and am suprised at how easy it has been. I tried to stop before and had a hellish time of it which put me off giving up for ages, until I heard about champix and decided to give it a try. I still have cravings but am managing to get through them, I think champix takes the edge of them a little. I'm waiting for the withdrawal symptoms to get worse but I think I have the strength to get through it.

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  • Hi and welcome.

    Day 2 already well done. Don't know much about the champix stuff, but I do not that it has helped loads of people around here quit the nicotine so that has to be good.

    Glad you are feeling strong but be prepared to have good days and bad days. Feel free to come here often, it is a great place to get support and help.

  • Hi Gambit,

    Welcome too. Like Bev I've no first hand experience of Champix. But there are many here that have and if you have questions concerning that the forum could provide them. Some new champix users do complain about feeling sick. Seems that comes down to whether you eat before taking the tab.

    Take some time to get to know the forum and look for any advice you may be interested in. Chances are it will be here. If it's not too recent then ask away and someone will fill in.



  • Thanks folks. I have tried cold turkey and patches neither of which worked. I haven't been sick on champix yet, and am on the highest dose and am now on day 20 of it. I find it helps with the withdrawal symptoms, although I have cravings and feelings of emptiness, I don't find these agonising or unbearable which was how I felt when I went cold turkey and even when I was on the patches. The thing I especially like about it is that it doesn't have nicotine in it. I don't like the idea of carrying on taking the substance I am already addicted to, as I could see myself still being dependent on the patches for ages after I quit. Still they definitely work for some people I guess.

  • Hi Gambit :D

    Well done you 2 days over for you that's great

    I used champix with no problems and had v ery few big craves at all which is the best thing of all in my opinion

    The withdrawal symptoms shouldn't get worse with champix but you need top read and educate yourself

    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 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



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