First time here, saw the thread about managing Nausea using Champix and thought I'd just..you know...ask for some general advice.
At the moment I'm on Champix, day 4, the sickness hit me yesterday pretty hard, which I fought and won using the aid of delicious Pringles (and for someone on a diet...lol... should have just poured raw lard down my throat instead).
So with that in mind, today I decided to skip my morning cigarettes as a test of my will. My head hurts, I'm grouchy, I've eated 2 packets of Crown mints, drunk 2 cups of coffee, and my breath is so fresh you could ski off of it.
This is the second time I've tried to quit, I'm 25, smoked since 19. First round I used Champix and it worked a treat until I stopped halfway through the course because I just felt too ill to do anything with it. Went from 40 tailors a day to none for 6 months, then started again due to work stress.
This time around I plan to not start again, because of the following:
- Rollies leave my fingers stained and I hate that I smell around everyone (my partner hates kissing/cuddles when I stink of cigarettes)
- Money, money, money. 25 bucks a week?! I think not. I'm trying to save for a down payment for a house.
- I'm getting bored with it. I love the smell, but I don't like the taste as much as I used to
- Health: I've had a chest infection for the past month. Now I've started coughing up green/brown flecks within clear phlegm. Not good at all
At the moment I've gone from 6 rollies to about 11-12.
If anyone else is using Champix, please give me some tips to stay off the cigarettes for good this time!!!