Hi from a newbie

Hi everyone

I signed up for this forum a little while ago and now feel brave enough too say hello!

I'm on day 15 of my quit using Champix and so far it's gone well. This is my 3rd attempt but first serious quit. I was ready this time! I'd heard of Champix and the side effects did scare me :eek: but I took the plunge and I'm so glad I did. The sense of freedom is fantastic as is my sense of smell and more cash in my purse :)

Luckily I've only had a couple of side effects. Slight nausea in the morning which doesn't last long and mad, vivid dreams. Thing is, I can't stop eating! All in all, I'm glad I went for Champix as I didn't get along with patches, gum or CT. I will worry tho what will happen when the 12 week course is over but at the mo I am living for the day and telling myself 'today, I will not smoke'.

I have to say that I have surfed a lot of no smoking forums and everyone on here is so friendly, supportive and honest. You are all inspirational.

Good luck to everyone starting or maintaining their quit. :)

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  • Hi Kaz and well done on your quit so far. Those little blue pills are good. I loved the dreams they were so naughty I didnt want to wake up. Keep posting any questions just ask x

    Thanks Debs :)

    The dreams are a bonus! Just wished I could get to sleep quicker and enjoy them for longer:D

  • Welcome to the madhouse Kazza, glad to have you with us! There's a lot of us Champix users on here and quite a few of us have been off the tablets for some time so please don't be scared - you're going to be just fine! You just keep cracking on, don't worry about eating everything in sight, we all do it and there's plenty of time to deal with the extra poundage when you're well and truly secure in your non-smoking life. Keep on keeping on Kazza, you're off to a great start!:cool:

    Thanks Kat:)

    Whilst reading posts tonight I've stuffed a bowl of pasta, sharing bag of Wispa bites (all by myself :D) and a packet of wine gums. Now I'm eyeing up the sweets I put away for Christmas...... Must buy some fruit!

  • Thanks for the tip Kat :) Gonna get me some grapes on the way to work tomorrow!

  • Welcome Kazza :) Another Champix giver upper here, great stuff :) Enjoy your food, it tastes sooooo good and I found I did stop craving the sweet stuff....eventually :rolleyes: You're going great so far, enjoy your quit :D

  • Thanks to you all for the lovely warm welcome! I feel at home already :):):)

  • Hi Max and thanks for the welcome :)

    Cheers Kat. Red grapes it is!

  • welcome kazza, congratulations on your quit. I am also a champix user. I am a little bit a head of you. Not much.

  • Hello Kazza, and well done on your 15 (now 16) days!

    Another Champix user here. I'm currently reducing my dose prior to stopping it completely. I'm doing it gradually, so as not to give myself too much of a shock. I was taking 1 blue one a day (too many hideous side effects with 2 a day), I've reduced that to half a one a day (very hard, biting through one :o). I will then take the half a one every other day, and then maybe every third day. I'm probably being overcautious, but I don't want to risk losing my lovely quit. I should be off them in 10-14 days, I reckon.

    Having said all that, some people can just stop taking them after about 8 weeks with no problem at all! It really depends on the individual.

    Stay strong and keep us posted with your progress.

    Val

  • Welcome Kazza and I am another Champix quitter, they really do work, I am almost 2 years quit now after 40 years of smoking:)

  • Hi Kazza, welcome to you, I'm not a champix user but thought I would drop in to say hi, there are some really lovely people on here and genuine support if u need it, good luck with ur quit :) xxx

  • Whats the cause of whacky dreams

    Luckily I've only had a couple of side effects. Slight nausea in the morning which doesn't last long and mad, vivid dreams. Thing is, I can't stop eating! All in all, I'm glad I went for Champix as I didn't get along with patches, gum or CT. I will worry tho what will happen when the 12 week course is over but at the mo I am living for the day and telling myself 'today, I will not smoke'.

    Are the dreams caused by the Champix or the quitting ? I remember my dreams were monumental but I was a cold turkey.

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