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After a harrowing time with my gp she finally let me try champix, was on them 2 weeks and quit for 3 weeks, had a night out and thought I could just smoke that night 3 weeks later am still on them😥 I have 3 weeks tablets and am wondering if anyone knows if I can just go back on them

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Yes you can. I'm still on them after a slip up. Was the GP hesitant to give you them??

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Definitely markjoes, they had to have a team meeting as they already agreed not to prescribe them to anyone but I was determined to get them because of all the positive outcomes I had heard from people outside my area, I am gonna give them another go and am sure the the help of this group I'll do fine and as long as I give up my social life for a while that bit won't be the problem!! Ha ha thank you

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How strange. Wonder what they reasoning is? Cost? I went a smoking cessation nurse and I said from the get go that I want Champix - no nicotine based products and they were completely fine.

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I actually think it is the cost, I had to stay focused and totally demand them before they agreed to let me try them, that's the main reason I am disappointed that I started back as I am determined to prove I was in the right to get them!! Ha ha

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Lola...Yes you can...although I hope that the sudden re-start with 2 tablets will not have a bad effect like serious nausia...But give it a go...!!!

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Oh thank you, I don't suppose it would be as bad as I felt when on them first time around, I am so disappointed with myself but I am pretty sure I will get the right support with this group as most all of the posts are very encouraging and most of all positive, thank you 👌

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Lola... Best thing is you did not quit to quit...Strongs !!!

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Thank you

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what side effects are you suffering?

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I only started back on tablets today and already have that horrible nausea feeling, had a couple of ciggies so hopefully by the weekend iv stopped Again, it's the horrible craving feeling I dread, how are you feeling?

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Are you eating before taking them? I'm feeling ok, I get the odd craving - but it goes quickly. I had stopped for 40 days and then caved in - so I'm 1 week stopped again. I think the problem is I skipped the evening one too many times.. so it shows they definitely work and you have to religiously take them.

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Yip I do agree they work but my downfall is taking a bevvy, this time am going to try stay focused on the cost of them and the horrible cough i have that completly goes when stopping them, I will try the dry toast tip tomorrow 😩

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Welcome to our community Lola61 - well done on never giving up on giving up!

I quit cold turkey 2 years ago so have no experience on champix but have seen the nausea complaint from members that used it so done up a pinned post on tips with it as below:

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

We look forward to seeing you in Day 1 very soon :)

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Thank you Rising I will try the dry toast tomorrow ☺

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Sorry roisin01 😊

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Are you smoke free now lola? I just saw your post amongst reading others and just wondered how if you've managed to quit :)

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Welcome to our community Dean1981, have you started your smoke free journey? If so, how are you getting on? Perhaps create a new introductory post to share your story.

We haven't heard anything from Lola in 4 months since she last posted so likely she is no longer active on our community...

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Hi Roisin I've changed my intro bit. Im smoke free since last Thursday when i went out and smoked :( was on champix for 5 weeks but i started to fear getting depressed so stopped them yesterday. Just using a inhalator sparingly:)

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Ah congratulations on 1 week smoke free today Dean1981, well done!!

With regards the inhaler, unfortunately, we have had a few members here that are addicted to it after several years being smoke free and cannot get off it so be careful with it and use it as sparingly as possible, if you do feel you are going like you did with cigarettes, maybe look at an e-cig and you can gradually reduce the nicotine when strong in your journey and come off it completely, we have members that successfully stopped with one and now at over 1 and 2 years smoke and cigarette free....

Below is a link to some helpful pinned posts worth a read if not already done so:

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

Keep us updated on your progress, your milestone badge of 1 week is on its way :)

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Couldn't agree more with what Roisin has advised about the inhalers (sprays too), I have encountered many people in my 2 year smoke free journey who are now addicted to the inhalers and the sprays too and maintain they are worse than cigarettes so be careful.....hope you are continuing to go well Dean1981?

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