HI everyone....and a question

Hi everyone, been looking at this forum for a few weeks now and found it very inspiring! Im from sunny SA and finally made the decision to quit. Champix is quite new in SA but i did alot of research so i know the side effects. im on day 3 now and so far so good, starting the morning tablets tomorrow so expecting problems like nausea from there. My question however is that cigarettes really taste revolting at this point and my quit day is only Thursday 20 september, about 8 days since I started Champix. can i quit sooner? Im really not enjoying the taste at the moment and seem to 'forget' to smoke so i assume the cravings are less, is that normal so soon on the programme?

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  • Welcome Zmom

    Hi there and welcome to what I am sure you will find is a very supportive forum. That's certainly what I have found.There are wonderful people here, who will cheer you up if you are down, congratulate you when you have a small success.

    I am on Champix too, and I found after I had begun the course I very quickly cut down the number of cigs I was smoking. I just did not want as many. I gave up a few days before my quit date. I just did not see the point of carrying on with something I was going to stop any way and I was just not enjoying them.

    Good luck with your quit. I hope it goes well for you.

  • Quitting can never be too soon.

    Hi there. Also from SA here, Cape Town. Also quitting with Champix. Just gonna tell you my tale. I also felt like quitting early, and did so on day 12 of Champix. On day 14, however, which had previously been my planned quit date, I had a bad slip - was smoking the whole day, and then quit anew on day 15. I am now again at the end of Day 5. I've been reading up on quitting solidly for the past week, occupying most of my time with it. The general consensus is that people who quit on the spur of the moment, without a quit date, are far more likely to be successful. I know with me it was a hangup with the date that triggered me to start again. So just cancel your date and quit whenever you feel ready, and we'll be here to support. Good luck, and happy breathing! :)

  • Welcome and I'm sure you'll find plenty of support on here.

    Whatever day you settle on please remember to take it a day at a time or even smaller bite size portions when necessary.

    All the best

  • Hi everyone, been looking at this forum for a few weeks now and found it very inspiring! Im from sunny SA and finally made the decision to quit. Champix is quite new in SA but i did alot of research so i know the side effects. im on day 3 now and so far so good, starting the morning tablets tomorrow so expecting problems like nausea from there. My question however is that cigarettes really taste revolting at this point and my quit day is only Thursday 20 september, about 8 days since I started Champix. can i quit sooner? Im really not enjoying the taste at the moment and seem to 'forget' to smoke so i assume the cravings are less, is that normal so soon on the programme?

    Hi Welcome to the forum. yes it is possible for Champix to have an effect this early. I used Champix and found them to be really effective. They really helped me and I smoked for 40 years. Good luck!:)

  • Welcome Zmon1902 :-)

    you quit whenever your ready, if its 3 days its 3 days 3 weeks its 3 weeks :-) the champix is not a miracle drug, you may still have cravings but they take the edge and make it easier.

    I have been on Champix for 7 weeks and stopped smoking for almost 5, i could not work out a date with my nurse so i like many had a date in mind but moved it out as I was not ready. I decided on the 19th as that day i knew was going to be easy as my partner was going away on a trip for 3 days, i was off work for a week so i had 3 days on my own to deal with it lol nad had nothing was great. Shanita is right, have a date in mind, but do not confirm it, if that day comes and you dont feel like stopping then dont your not ready, you will know yourself when you are then go for it :-0

    i hate saying good luck as I feel luxk has nothing to do with this its rather your ready or not! keep it simple. then its easier to deal with.

    look forward toseeing how you get one mate. If you need any personal advise support just PM that goesa with everyone, im not a counsiller but a bloody good listener with good advice :-)

    Derek

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