I'm into the 3rd week (day 19) and my energy levels are getting worse and worse and it is really getting me down. It can be anything that tires me out, going to the supermarket or taking my nephew to karate (where all I have to do is watch).
I'm on champix so my sleep has been very disturbed from that, but now I'm feeling like I want to sleep all the time. Last night I slept for about 10 hours and I have slept again today for 3 hours (and I had a 2 hour nap yesterday afternoon). I have had a permanent headache for the past few days and it’s worse in the morning so I'm not waking up feeling refreshed, which isn't a great start to the day. I've also had a blocked nose for about a week. I thought I had caught my OH’s cold but no amount of cold remedies has shifted it, so I'm wondering if its post nasal drip.
I’m feeling confused as to what is a symptom of quitting/champix/genuine illness and it all feels a bit overwhelming at the moment, and I’m considering stopping the champix as I feel pretty confident I’m not going to smoke (I think).
I think I was hoping I would be feeling better for quitting sooner and I have felt some positive benefits, my sense of smell and taste improved, I smell sweeter and I have the extra cash in my purse and this has strengthened my resolve to stay quit but it seems that the quit is the only thing I am motivated to do or it’s as if it’s taking up all my energy.
Apologies for the complaining, maybe I just need to get it out, or just suck it up and get on with it.