Back to square 1

Only taken 2 days of Champix....and not good felt sick up to lunchtime yesterday and feel sick now(both pills were taken at 7 am with half a litre of water and a decent breakfast

Whats more of a concern is i just took dog for a walk and as per normal he pulls when hes close to home i shouted loudly at him and swore like mad in the middle of street and wanted to kick him:(

I have never ever even thought about hitting my Dog.....it was like a red mist descended but thankfully i calmed down and realised why i was so angry

Is this normal and so quick to get these symptoms? ive only taken 2 pills:eek:

The leaflet does mention anger etc(the sickness i was expecting but not to last for hours)

I was so excited about taking this to stop smoking but alas i cant take any more if it makes me so angry:confused: i cant risk it...

Im going to try patches with inhalator\quickmist when i see nurse next week

Im so peed off:mad:

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  • Man up and go cold turkey, after 3 or 4 weeks you'll be feeling sweet with the worst behind you. :)

    Good luck either way.

  • Man up and go cold turkey, after 3 or 4 weeks you'll be feeling sweet with the worst behind you. :)

    Good luck either way.

    Thanks.....ive had gos at the turkey before....hellish

    Im thinking of trying hypnosis.....anyone tried it ?

  • Thanks.....ive had gos at the turkey before....hellish

    Im thinking of trying hypnosis.....anyone tried it ?

    I haven't tried hypnosis, you tried Alan Carr's easy way yet?

  • I haven't tried hypnosis, you tried Alan Carr's easy way yet?

    Yep yonks ago and just downloaded it on my ipad and phone for weaker moments.....

  • Champix and NRT is for girls. Real men go cold turkey :D.

  • Hi

    First time on this site and have just been reading what has happened to you with champix. If you have not tried the patches why not give them a try at the moment they are £7.00 per box in Asda's. I have used them and for me they take away the physical craving for a ciggie and I actually feel quite calm, it sounded to me like it was the nicotine craving that got a hold of you. I don't think it matters what you use to stop smoking as long as you don't smoke. Good luck!

  • Hello HE

    Hi there,

    Hope you're feeling better I know you had high hopes with the champix,

    just read your post and sorry to hear the tablets aren't agreeing with you I've just written a post saying how positive I was feeling on it, but from reading others posts it clearly it isn't for everyone.

    Have you stopped the tablets yet or are you going to stick it out for a few days and see if this was a temporary blip? When you were taking the tablets were they having any affect in terms of reducing your smoking or was it too soon?.

    I haven't tried hypnosis myself, but again I think it's one of those methods which works for some and not others. Keep strong whatever you decide to do.

    P.S Hope your dog has forgiven you.

    Best

    Pammie.

  • Hi there,

    Hope you're feeling better I know you had high hopes with the champix,

    just read your post and sorry to hear the tablets aren't agreeing with you I've just written a post saying how positive I was feeling on it, but from reading others posts it clearly it isn't for everyone.

    Have you stopped the tablets yet or are you going to stick it out for a few days and see if this was a temporary blip? When you were taking the tablets were they having any affect in terms of reducing your smoking or was it too soon?.

    I haven't tried hypnosis myself, but again I think it's one of those methods which works for some and not others. Keep strong whatever you decide to do.

    P.S Hope your dog has forgiven you.

    Best

    Pammie.

    Thanks Pammie.....no too soon to have an impact......im not risking another one.......got another apptmt with Smoking clinic next week.....so will try another method.....good to hear pills are working for you:D

    Bloody fags:rolleyes:

    Ps Dogs ok...;)

    Hes got some rump steak for his tea tonight....:p

  • Had enough, just thought i would share my experience as a fellow dog walker :)

    Can i second the quitting using patches option . i am now on day 12 .and if i am honest didnt think i would get past day 1 i started off with a patch and topping up with mint nicotine lozenge things.... the lozenges were really good when trying to get over the "first fag of the day " or when getting over the dog walking when i would always smoke.

    i have found that i am now putting a ptach on later in the morning and not relying on the lozenges throughout the day and in fact only had one yesterday .

    i have found getting over the actual smoking itslef fairly comfortable , getting over the nicotine addiction is the next step...

    if you can do cold turkey some say you havent really got a habit more of a hobby :D

    good luck

  • Hi,Im on day 32 of Champix,felt sick more and more every day..sorry but its true,the side effects from them just get worse...it has been worth it as I have stopped for 21 days now but Im really considering sacking the champix off and going cold turkey now x

  • Had enough, just thought i would share my experience as a fellow dog walker :)

    Can i second the quitting using patches option . i am now on day 12 .and if i am honest didnt think i would get past day 1 i started off with a patch and topping up with mint nicotine lozenge things.... the lozenges were really good when trying to get over the "first fag of the day " or when getting over the dog walking when i would always smoke.

    i have found that i am now putting a ptach on later in the morning and not relying on the lozenges throughout the day and in fact only had one yesterday .

    i have found getting over the actual smoking itslef fairly comfortable , getting over the nicotine addiction is the next step...

    if you can do cold turkey some say you havent really got a habit more of a hobby :D

    good luck

    Thanks.....the smoking nurse said they no longer give just patches they give other nrt to top up at weak points....

    I'm going to try patches and inhalator....I've used inhalator before on long haul and it's the hand thing coverd:rolleyes: I've tried the quick mist b4 and although a fast acting hit....if you get it wrong and hit back of throat not pleasant

    The tv advert where the fellas in the car with the quick mist is cobblers I think I'd crash my car with the shock of it hitting the throat as shown in the ad;)

  • Hi,

    I've tried quitting many times as I'm sure lots of us on here have...

    Alan Carr, patches, inhaler, gum, hypnosis and a few more but always failed - longest 5 weeks. This time round, I used the spray for 6 days (and listened to the CD that the hypno guy gave me) then went cold turkey. 3 months quit today :)

    Whatever you try you still need will power. I found putting my reasons for giving up around the house and saying, 'I will not smoke today' a real help. I knew I could do one day so just kept focused on the now.

    Still have some tough moments, but they are few...really does get easier.

    Good luck! :)

  • Im thinking of trying hypnosis.....anyone tried it ?

    Hi HE

    Sorry to hear that the Champix didn't suit you. It worked a treat for me (despite some terrible side effects) but it clearly isn't right for everyone.

    My last quit before this one survived for over a year, and that was using hypnotherapy. It was very helpful, and no fault of the hypnotherapist that I eventually started again.

    That was six and a half years ago. I made a pathetic attempt to stop again a few years later, using a different hypnotherapist, and didn't last a week.

    I suppose two lessons from this. Most importantly, you will only succeed in quitting using any method if your head is in the right place. On using hypnotherapists specifically, I think it is important to find a good'un - preferably recommended by someone you trust.

    Good luck on your next attempt, no matter what method you decide to use. And visit this site regularly because it really does help so much to get support from people who understand.

  • Hi HE

    Sorry to hear that the Champix didn't suit you. It worked a treat for me (despite some terrible side effects) but it clearly isn't right for everyone.

    My last quit before this one survived for over a year, and that was using hypnotherapy. It was very helpful, and no fault of the hypnotherapist that I eventually started again.

    That was six and a half years ago. I made a pathetic attempt to stop again a few years later, using a different hypnotherapist, and didn't last a week.

    I suppose two lessons from this. Most importantly, you will only succeed in quitting using any method if your head is in the right place. On using hypnotherapists specifically, I think it is important to find a good'un - preferably recommended by someone you trust.

    Good luck on your next attempt, no matter what method you decide to use. And visit this site regularly because it really does help so much to get support from people who understand.

    I'm now thinking about the hypnotherapy in conjunction with the patches...and the inhalator in emergency situations

    Rational if I can trick the mind like the champix the patches can work on the physical side of the withdrawal

    Does this sound logical or downright stupid......blasted nicotine :rolleyes:

    What boils my p1ss is when I was younger I gave up serious habits in hash whizz and coke and LSD but the blasted nico demon is a strong advesary....I just want to smash the b@stard.....