I just thought I would pop this on here as when I was researching 'give up smoking with Champix' this site came up and I found lots of info.
I started my Champix on Oct 2nd 2017 (my Stoptober) the first week I carried on smoking as usual, felt a little sick after taking the tablets but other than that I felt great, I slept SO well. Over the next couple of weeks, I gradually stopped (almost) I had little desire to smoke, and felt so good.
Monday 23rd I stopped altogether, its been very hard sometimes, I've just come back from a group holiday (a yearly boozy, fun short break) to Porto, my friends that smoke were very good and I managed not to have any smokes (tempted sometimes but I didn't 😁) Cravings are quite strong occasionally but pass quickly, but, I'm not sleeping well at all 😴 I have read that nicotine withdrawal does this so it may not be the Champix.
In the last week; the feeling of being great/powerful/strong have unfortunately faded away, I feel tired a lot of the time, I feel sicky after taking the tablets (I take them with food and water) and I have a horrible metal taste in my mouth and on my lips 😩
But .... I haven't smoked, it's worth the pain! this site helps me a LOT, I come on here and read the posts, it really helps me - thank you to everyone on here 😍😘
So .... 12 days since my quit day, zero nicotine, 360 ciggies not smoked, £126 saved (that's a conservative estimate!) I use the no smoking app, it's interesting tracking my health progress.
Champix is a great way to help stop smoking but you still need some will power and expect some side effects - it will be worth it, no more smoking for me, I just wish I was one if those 'one year' quitters already!!