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first time champix


hi there all.

i just joined this forum, and i thought id let everyone know how i do with my champix tablets,well im on day 8 of my tablets although i got to say i still dont dislike the taste of ciggies but they did take the desire to smoke away a bit anyway.the last ciggy i had was yesterday at 5.00,thats nearly 15 hours ago its a miracle for me lol,got to say though im in a foul mood with anything that moves.this morning.

Anyway i will keep you all updated,and good luck to everyone else too.


ps forgt to say im feeling a bit light headed and a bit of headache this morning i know it hasnt be long since i last smoked but is this because i havent had a ciggy,normally i would have smoked quite a few this morning.

7 Replies

Well done

15 hours is a long time when you're just starting out - soon you will be saying 15 days!!

I felt a bit lightheaded and spaced out with my first couple of weeks of Champix too, but seems to have evened out a bit now. Even the strange dreams seem to have stopped - I was enjoying those :(

Good luck and feel free to rant!!


Morning Shaun,

Well done so far on your quit!

I quit with Champix and I'm very please to report that I'm a non-smoker! My quit date was the 2nd of Nov 2009.

I couldn't of got this far without my quit buddy, this forum, my doctor & the champix!

Good luck & welcome to a smoke free world!!

Becks :)

thx for your reply bex, and well done to you,you did great.

got to ask, did you find you got irritable and a bit short tempered too.



ps i know what you you mean about the dreams,wow, they are weird some of


Well done on ur quit...

I have been quit now for 8 days...and am doing with the lozengers..not champix...

I too was lightheaded, and had a stinking headache...I think it is one of the effects, of giving up smoking...not matter what quit method you use to be honest with you..

Hope all goes well for you..xx

Hi Shaun,

Congrats on your decision to quit. The first week is definitely the worse. Short temperedness and snappyness was bad. I felt light headed for the first half of the week I suppose and really spaced out. Bear with it though Shaun. It is really worth it. I cannot stress to you how important it is to get though the first week any way you can. You WILL start feeling human again I promise! :p

Well done so far. I will keep an eye on your progress

Jen x

hi shaun,

well done on your quit. i quit with champix too, a week ago, and have had some headaches and was a bit lightheaded the first few days. I think it's normal and related to withdrawal. Still having strange dreams but I don't mind those so much.

Keep it up and drink lots of water. Can't hurt :)

hi shaun

welcome and well done on your first day - undoubtedly the hardest (in my humble opinion)

im on day 11 of total quit on champix and couldnt rate it higher. ive had a couple of weeks of mad dreams, nausea and emotional outbursts i didnt even know i was capable of! at one point, I thought i was having an out of body experience looking down on this loopy lou until i realised it was me :p

Would i go through it again? (or should i say continue to). Too right i would. I still cant believe that ive gone from a life which unknown to me revolved around my next cigarette to one where i now have a life. dont get me wrong, i still crave and still miss it enormously but with the possibilitiy of a smoke free existence ahead will i give in? chance

keep going, try not to obsess about the side affects as I did. once you stop thinking about them, i think they lessen

keep it up

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