Day 2 - coughing & tired?

Hi all, I'm using champix to quit & i'm on my second day today :)

I'm just a bit worried because i'm still feeling really tired, i'm usually running around like a lunatic but i've got no energy :confused: Also I've been coughing & clearing my throat non stop today :eek:

I'm hoping this is all just normal due to the champix but any advice would be great.

I'm also avoiding being around people & like to be just left alone - am I going mad:confused:

Denise.

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  • Hi all, I'm using champix to quit & i'm on my second day today :)

    I'm just a bit worried because i'm still feeling really tired, i'm usually running around like a lunatic but i've got no energy :confused: Also I've been coughing & clearing my throat non stop today :eek:

    I'm hoping this is all just normal due to the champix but any advice would be great.

    I'm also avoiding being around people & like to be just left alone - am I going mad:confused:

    Denise.

    i havent used champix but have read other posts and it can cause tiredness

    the coughing is perfectly normal your lungs are clearing out all the years of tar its a good thing

    avoiding people if it helps then go for it watever helps you then you do it i personally didnt want to be on my own and was a right baby but i got through so thats all that matters

    boo

  • I'm not sure it's even related to the champix. Cigarettes are a stimulant. When you stop smoking it can mess with your sleep patterns big time (in both ways - some people can't sleep, some sleep all the time, disturbed dreams are pretty common too). And the coughing as well is totally normal, as all the little cilia inside your lungs are beginning to wake up after being flattened under all that tar and crap. Not everybody coughs, but lots do.

    Give your body a chance to iron these things out. It will fling all sorts of symptoms at you in the first few days, just try and weather the storm. It's all worth it.

    Keep going, you're doing great!

    Helen

  • Thanks for the replies, must admit the champix are deffo working - hardly even thought of cigarettes today :)

    I'm not sure it's even related to the champix. Cigarettes are a stimulant. When you stop smoking it can mess with your sleep patterns big time (in both ways - some people can't sleep, some sleep all the time, disturbed dreams are pretty common too)

    Helen

    That's the mad thing, I'm tired but can't sleep at night then I don't want to get up in the morning :( I've had some really strange dreams too!!

    Thanks again, Denise :)

  • make the most of the dreams if u enjoy dreaming that is they dont last that long lol

    love my dreams

    the sleep disturbance will settle in time

    boo

  • Haha, some of mine would give Stephen King a run for his money!! :D

  • haha i know i had a major zombie dream recently could definately make a movie out of that one lol

    boo

  • WHat is it with us and Zombies eh Boo? I'm still getting the dreams (well nightmares really!!) but they freak me out....good job I have my real life zombie escape plan sorted LOL! My husband and friends think I'm mad...they'll be sorry when the zombie apocalypse happens. :)

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