Day 1 on champix

Hi everybody.

I was finally able to go and get my prescription....I'm so glad.

I can't wait to stop...really looking forward to it.

I have been on champix before, and quit almost straight away, so I did no give the med a chance to work as it was suppost to.

This time I am not going to get over confident..I have the willpower, champix and this awsome forum to help me.

I am happy :)

8 Replies

  • Excellent, try and stick with Champix for at least 8 days before quitting. This is not a race remember. We are here to support you, good luck my love:)

  • I took my first pill today so I`m at exactly the same stage as you are.Tried all patches , gum etc over the last 2 years with no luck so lets hope Champix helps.:)

    My stop date is 4th Feb.


  • Hey tony and Zai,

    warm welcome to both of you two to the board.

    Congrats on getting the champix. It worked for me when all else had failed.

    One thing I realised is that most of this quitting lark is psychological and doing lots of eduaction helps.

    Check out some links below,

    good luck,


  • Hi Zaira and Tony :D

    Great you're on your way well done

    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 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


    Marg xx

  • Welcome to you both. As Marg says read, read and then read some more, this is what has kept us stopped. Come here and share how you feel there will be plenty of people giving their thoughts and your post will help someone else who is stopping. Remember the more you hear something the more likely it is to become something you believe so learn about the addiction to nicotine and change the messages you once told your brain about smoking.

    Look forward to hearing from you.


  • Do IT!

    Come on Zai... YOU CAN DO IT!

    I broke out into a run on my way home from walking my daughter to school...The sun was shining and I felt great...Day 14 for me 2 whole weeks.

    Come and join the fun.

  • Zaira and Tony

    Good luck on your journey looks like champix is the new kid on the block.

    My no smoking nurse said most quitters are using the champix method now.

    Guess by now you are well out of port a few storms and sea beasties you will home and dry your ships are well built.


  • Zai and everyone else.

    Really weird day, woke up to usual routine , cup of tea walk dog etc. reach for fag packet at 6.30am. All of a sudden I couldn`t decide whether I wanted a cig or not and for the life of me i can`t explain why, I`ve only had 2 days on Champix and I`ve always relished that first fag of the day.

    Normally for me the first 4 hrs of the day are worst and yet I wasn`t feeling as if I needed to smoke as much.Today have reduced my smoking by about 5 cigs:)

    If it carries on like this then I`ll be gobsmacked the nausea and weird dreams I can put up with if they arrive.

    Actually quite looking forward to the weird dreams bit:)


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