Please give advice

Hi everyone, I started taking champix and I am on day 14 now. Before I started taking them I was nervous, because my brother had used it in the past and his symptoms was horrible. So he quit champix and is still smoking today. When I took the first pill I had like this instant dislike for the taste of cigarettes and that was fantastic. I have had almost no side effects and I am very positive. The last few days when I take the morning pill I have like 10 minutes of nausea but than its over. But today, on day 14 I am very tired, I am struggling to keep my eyes open at work. I had a good rest and no weird dreams. I am just wondering if anyone else used champix and everything was going well and than later started getting side effects. Because so far I thought I was one of the lucky ones that would get the minimum side effects, so just want to know if I should prepare for the worst. Just want to add that I have been smoke free for a week and after 16 years of smoking that is a fantastic feeling!!

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  • Welcome Bianca32 (I reply to your other post after this one). Huge congratulations on 1 week smoke free, that is great, congratulations and well done!

    With regards the tiredness - this is perfectly normal a week smoke free to feel, below is a link to helpful pinned posts if not already read that has the withdrawal side affects. Keep close to us and post anytime you need to especially if struggling with cravings.

    Wishing you strength :)

    healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

  • Thank you Rosin01, I'm on day 16 now, so I think I'm still too early in the cycle to quit the am pill. Really do not want to start smoking again. It's amazing how quickly you feel healthier after quitting, so don't want to take chances and start up again.

  • Hi Bianca,

    Regarding Champix, I will be 8 weeks smoke free tomorrow, and it certainly works for me. The only side effect I had was nausea with the morning pill, so after 4 weeks I stopped taking the am pill, just taking the 1mg after supper daily. Still effective and haven't had any nausea since.

    Hope this is helpful for you.

  • Hi Bianca32 , welcome and congratulations on making a decision to quit !! 1 week smoke free is great! Being tired and feeling just worn out is completely normal for this point in your quit. I used champix for 3 weeks and stopped due to unexplainable side effects. I had convinced myself I was done smoking and when I thought of my future smoking was not in it... it was hard.. some days still are but I'm happy to say I'm almost 11 months smoke free. I wasn't really worried about stopping the champix as I had a really good positive attitude and knew what I needed. I also have to say I was surrounded by people who smoke. I became a little bit of a shut in last summer because of my symptoms and not wanting to be around anyone that could potentially break my quit.

    Fight the fight hun, stay strong and come out smiling on the other side!!! You can do this💙

    One minute... one hour....one day.... at a time

    Post as often as you like, there are a lot of great people here to help support you and all the other newbies 😘

    xo

    Wanda

  • Hi Bianca I used Champix once a day for 2 weeks but stopped taking them because of nausea and low mood however I still havnt smoked and I'm hoping that's me done with cigs now 👍 I do get the odd craving but I'm not giving in to it as I feel so much better! I think I'm 3-4wks smoke free now. Good luck stick with it lovely 😊

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