Slightly Concerned

Good Morning all,

I am new to the forum although I have used it heavily for the first week of my quit (activation email kept moving itself into spam and autodelete) and am eternally grateful to everyone who posts here for putting the advice out there for all to find.

I have surprised myself not end by making through a weekend of sun, beer and BBQ without touching a cigarette and was feeling like I could more or less walk on water after surviving a training course (a major danger area for me) without venturing outside to so******e with the smoking gang.

BUT - there has been a cock up with my prescription of Champix which means I am flying solo until the Dr puts his signature to the repeat tomorrow afternoon. I have stocked up on grapes, promised myself a treat tea tonight and have spent the night dreaming about the bad guys from Hollyoaks stealing me some Champix (one of the highlights of taking this drugs is the movie like dreams I am having). But still I am getting myself a bit mixed up by thinking that as I am not taking Champix I am going to have a really bad day.

Has anyone else missed a few days this early on in their quit ? If so was it as bad as I am expecting and did they get through it ?

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  • Hi Nikki,

    I don't have any experience of using Champix, but could you use NRT (gum, patch, spray etc.) for a day or two to tide you over until you get your repeat prescription?

    Good luck with your quit :)

    Ed

  • I forgot to take mine with me for a couple of days away in the third week and I was absolutely fine.

    In fact the Champix full dose was making me feel absolutely ill with nausea + sickness, so I have cut the dose to half from week 4 and I am going to end them completely this week.... week 7 as a non smoker, week 9 on Champix.

    I am sure you will be fine.

    Have to agree with you about the fantastic dreams though. I am gonna miss them :)

  • Thanks for the advice folks.

    I didn't want to use any NRT as I have been using a phone app called "My Last Cigarette" and it took about three days for my nicotine levels to drop to 0. I was so chuffed when it did drop that don't want have to re-set it - sad I know but whatever gets you through !

    It hasn't been bad as I expected on all accounts so far - although I have not dared venture out of the office towards any shops just in case ;)

  • Thanks for the advice folks.

    I didn't want to use any NRT as I have been using a phone app called "My Last Cigarette" and it took about three days for my nicotine levels to drop to 0. I was so chuffed when it did drop that don't want have to re-set it - sad I know but whatever gets you through !

    It hasn't been bad as I expected on all accounts so far - although I have not dared venture out of the office towards any shops just in case ;)

    Fair point re: NRT. Don't blame you for not wanting your nicotine level to rise above zero :). Who needs it anyway?

    I hope you're still coping well and continue to do so until you can get your repeat prescription.

    Good luck!!

  • I decided to stop the Champix at just over the halfway mark. I have gone a month without smoking and would now say that I don't smoke. If it takes a while for champix to do what it is meant to do in the body then it stands to reason that a day or 2 without it will not do any harm. Although I noticed that I have still been feeling sick in the morning and am still very tired but I do think it will take a few days for the symptoms to wear off. Only take NRT if you want to take it otherwise, hang in there and use the app (I have the same one) as the motivational tool we know it is.

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