Coming off the champix

Well, what can I say. I'm craving badly....is that psychological because I know I'm off the Champix or does that generally tend to happen?

*Few minutes later as I didn't want to post and ask the bleedin obvious*

Actually after reading the leaflet maybe I should of weaned myself off although the quit nurse said that wasn't necessary :confused:

I'm a bit diappointed, I kind of thought I was through the worst. That was probably a bit premature :(

All honesty - I'm climbing the walls. I'm not going to smoke, my resolve is still good - I'm just way, way, way out of sorts and feeling rather useless.

Also I am experiencing certain skin erruptions that are not pleasing me one little teeny tiny bit.

I don't know what to do now. Shall I pick up my last prescription and use it to wean off or am I just prolonging the inevitable and just get it over with now??

And does anyone have any serious spot cures? If not - does this zitty phase go??

Help!

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  • Hiya from personal experience I would wean off the Champix.. when I stopped taking the Champix I just stopped and didn't wean off and I was so bad with the cravings and just generally not feeling good from coming off them.. My post yesterday named 'close to giving up' was how bad I was but today I have been fine.. I stopped taking the champix last friday and I spoke to my stop smoking adviser yesterday and she said because ive just stopped taking the champix all the cravings etc come back...

    Thats my personal experience and everyones different.....But remember you have come this far so you can get through it

    Well done on being stopped for so long

    Tracey x x

  • Thanks so much Tracey, I feel a bit silly because I've come so far....but all I can relate it to is feeling hungry. My mouth has watered all day like I'm literally salivating for a cigarette :( and I'm restless but can't settle down to anything.

    I think I also got a little too sure of myself and should have weaned off. If I still feel like this in the morning I might pop a tab to see if it helps. Thanks for the advice :)

  • Hi Looper,

    Sorry to hear you are suffering coming off Champix. I have never taken it so am of no use to you there I am afraid. I hope that you feel better soon & someone can advise you on wether to see it through or wean yourself off.

    Spots? Apparently toothpaste or Sudocreme is very, very good. Not just for babies bums :p

    Gaynor xx

  • Hi Looper,

    Sorry to hear you are suffering coming off Champix. I have never taken it so am of no use to you there I am afraid. I hope that you feel better soon & someone can advise you on wether to see it through or wean yourself off.

    Spots? Apparently toothpaste or Sudocreme is very, very good. Not just for babies bums :p

    Gaynor xx

    Now if my skin on my face was like the skin on my babies botty I would be very happy indeed. All smooth and peach like.... you may be on to something there Gaynor...

  • Hi Looper

    Well i quit on Champix too but my side effects if you like were at the beginning and after reading what can happen i stopped taking them on Day 7 quit and day 11 after i started the course.

    I was worried that i would go back but i only had the usual tierdness, grouchyness and in all honesty it soon passed and i have not gone back on the cigs or do i regret suddenly stopping the champix either. I have not had any real pangs after i stopped but everyone is different. It can be done and i am one of those who managed it.

    Good luck x

  • Hi looper.

    Sorry to hear you're going through it at the mo. I stopped taking mine just before xmas, but that's cos I'm so forgetful. I suppose I weaned myself off them naturally, by forgetting the odd one or two, then a few days worth, then finally not having any. I still picked up my last prescription just before xmas, but haven't opened the packet. Maybe you should get them, and just take them in the evening, or occasionally.

    Personally (after stopping them that is) I think it's all psycological, as they don't contain nicotine or anything. We're well over the nicotine, and mainly over the smoking habit. It's just getting over not having that extra crutch to help you :D

    Yes I have eaten a bit more since stopping them, and my skin has been awful since I quit smoking :eek: but I don't feel any less able to carry on quitting now I've stopped them.

    Sorry, am waffling, again

    I'm sure you'll be fine, whatever you chooe to do xx

    (Nearly 2 whole calendar months for us both soon :D)

  • Hi Looper,

    TWO MONTHS!!! THATS FANTASTIC!!

    Sorry to hear you are having a hard time and your mind is now working over time.

    If you don't mind me being honest read my next paragraph.....

    I used zyban in 2009 and just stopped it completely after about 4 weeks, due to forgetting to take it. I ended up back on the smoke :mad:

    I am not saying that this will happen to you, but if you find you are already struggling with the cravings maybe it would be wise to get your next lot and wean yourself off them?

    Maybe the phsycological part of it then will help you when you have come off them... as in saying

    "yes i finished my course completely i am fine now, cravings can bugger off"

    Rather than...

    "i think i have a craving, that's because i didn't finish the course, oh no i really need a fag now "

    Does that make sense???

    Good luck in what ever you choose and remember we are all here for you.

    Snowie xx

  • Thanks Guys ((Group Hug))

    I'm just in a mood :o:(

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