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day 6 of Champix


day 6 of champix and im down from 35 smokes per day to 1 so far today. so far i do not have any side effects except for being a bit snappy and on edge. Cannot relax. And cigarette brings no releif. can anyone tell me if this will get worse when i go onto the full strength tabs or may it subside?

My partner was meant to give up smoking with me but he is not ready so im going it alone.

I am determined to do this

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Hi peta.b

I stopped smoking using Champix. However, at day 6 I was still smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. I do know that many people do what you did and cut down a lot straight away.

As far as not being able to relax and being snappy - don't worry at this stage. From memory, I went through every emotion known to the human race!! I don't think it's necessarily the fact that you're on Champix that's the problem: it's the fear of the unknown.

Everything that happened to me I attributed either to Champix, or to giving up smoking. It reminded me of when I was learning to drive: I had fear not of driving, but of getting into a situation that I couldn't handle.

Taking deep breaths and counting to 10 helped me a lot in the early days, as well as eating loads and loads of fruit. Champix is not a magic solution, but it did take the edge of the cravings. All the best and hang in there - your emotions will settle down eventually.


thanks for your reply. im trying trying to get the habit of the addiction under crtrol before my quit day which is next sunday. Its hard because im a stay at home mum but this was never going to be easy


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