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yet again after 2 days without smoking i had one last night. Im still going to continue taking champix ,today is day 14 on them .What i would like is some advise please . I still enjoy a cig and i was really craving for one those 2 days without i know will power as well comes into it . Does anybody know how long you can be on champix till the cig tastes awful and off putting . We do have a lot of stress inthe house at moment ,due to dog having a op and he keeps trying to bite his wound aaaaarrrrrrhhhhh, and he has got that lamp shade around his head lol which i want to strangle him with lol ,only joking love him to bits really:rolleyes:

so please can somebody advise me .

Thankyou x

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  • Hi,

    I think you need to revisit why you are quitting. You say you are still enjoying a smoke which makes me think you are not understanding why you smoke either. No amount of champix, on its own, will magically stop you quitting. Underneath it all you have to gain an understanding. Try reading the tales from the quit if you've not, maybe allen carrs book would help also. Write down all the reasons you want to quit. Try and work through those reasons in your mind and fix on to them. You are choosing to stop. There is no willpower needed, just a shift in mental attitude. Please try and give it a go. I was an olympic smoker and here I am over a year quit. Use the forum to post BEFORE you smoke, and promise yourself that you wont smoke till you get 3 replies from the forum.

    Look forward to supporting you along the way!

  • Jans,

    give it more time, and don't get anxious willing it to happen, it just will, it will kick in like you won't believe soon enough. For some folk it just takes longer.

    All in good time, just don't lose hope. it'll happen for you.

    J

  • Jans,

    give it more time, and don't get anxious willing it to happen, it just will, it will kick in like you won't believe soon enough. For some folk it just takes longer.

    All in good time, just don't lose hope. it'll happen for you.

    J

    totally agree - its exactly what i found.

  • Thankyou for your advise and kind words .

  • Keep going Jans

    I'm back on day one as well. However I never really enjoyed smoking...I've always been an evening smoker...Can't even stomach a cigarette in the day time. My cravings kick in around 6pm. Bonkers. Simple addiction that will need that will power Im affraid.

    Good luck...I'm right here with you DAY 1. It'll be week one before we know it!

  • Jan

    Can I add my support too? I am sure Champix experience is different for everyone, I haven't found anyone else who has suffered the extreme physical side effects I have had - I halved my dose since last night because I couldn't function on the 1mg tablet.

    Are you getting support from whoever prescribed the Champix? I have an appointment with stop smoking person tomorrow, the nurse at the local surgery. She will take my carbon monoxide reading and talk about the next steps, and prescribe more Champix, as well as listening to my tales of woe about the side effects.

    My quit day was today - felt awful and so down yesterday and bought a packet of 10 just in case I ran out last night. In fact I didn't, so the packet of 10 is now at the back of a drawer as insurance just in case I weaken. But today I got up with my nuts and carrots ready (!) and a busy working day planned which avoided many of my usual triggers. So far so good, I have vaguely missed it about 3 times but none of the intense craving I have had before. I feel calm and relaxed - but when my husband arrives home with a packet of fags later tonight I may not feel the same way! Must hide the baseball bat...

    I feel so sure that Champix is different for each individual, it's real subtle stuff. Can't give advice as I'm so new to this but hope you find my experience helpful.

    All the very best - believe in yourself

    Claire

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