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Emma19820
Emma198201 Year Smoke Free

Hi

I have been taking champix for 11 days and have been smoke free 4 7 days but I am struggling with extreme nausea in the evenings to the point that I believe I will b sick does any1 have any advice that could help me as I really don’t want to stop taking them as they help but I really can’t take the nausea for much longer 😩

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Huge welcome to our community Emma19820 and congratulations on 1 week smoke free, well done!

I stopped cold turkey over 2 years ago so don't have champix experience but we have many members here that have successfully stopped with it and are over their 1 and 2 year milestone.

I created a pinned post with help on the nausea as very common side effect (link below)

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

Also, I have read others half the tablet their afternoon/evening dosage (I think!). I'm sure someone with champix experience will be along soon to give you more advice...

We look forward to reading your progress :)

taurean7
taurean72 Years Smoke Free

Hi Emma19820 and welcome. I'm a champix quitter and you have my sympathy with the nausea. Try and take it after a full meal. I never had nausea with evening pill, but frequently with morning pill. I just cut out the am pill and that worked for me. Others have halved their dose, many find dry toast and a glass of water works. Hope some of this helps.

Rachy741
Rachy741Valued Contributor

Hi Emma,

I also take champix, on day 21, and can definitely sympathize with the nausea problem!! I really thought I would have to stop.. I have just settled into the routine that works best for me. I take the morning between 11.30 and 12 noon, and the evening between 8.30 and 9pm. I always take it about half way through whatever I am eating.. It might be just me but I find if I continue eating after it I don't feel sick anymore!I had to tinker with the system a bit but eventually it settled and now I never feel nauseous.

I think as well that at around 14days your body gets used to the drug and you naturally start to feel a bit better.

Sorry I'm rambling a bit, dunno if any of this helps but hang in there!!

JodiG
JodiG2 Years Smoke Free

Hey Emma! The nausea really sux. I had it for the full 3 months of taking Champix... Just hang in there. Besides the continuous nausea, this is truly a magic pill. I am now 9 months nicotine free. You got this :)

take it on full stomach

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator in reply to Meei

Welcome to our community Meei, have you begun your smoke free journey yet with champix, perhaps create a new introductory post sharing your story when you get a chance....?

Hercu
HercuValued Contributor

Hi Emma...Welcome.....I feel your "pain"...I was a Champix quitter and I had "that" and learned to live with it...Surely not easy...Had my moments where it was to much but 90% of the time bearable..Cut out the one that is the worst and see how it progresses...Taking it on a ful stomach definately works...

I wish you all the strenght and good luck on this exciting journey...!!

Mirosa
Mirosa1 Year Smoke Free

Make sure that you eat plenty of food before you take it. That's wht i do.

Miro

Karina123
Karina123Valued Contributor

Hi Emma taking the tablet only with big meals is very important if you are already doing that then try taking a nausea pill the first weeks ..Another idea is to try the other quitting medication i wish I could remember the name but you should ask doctor of course !

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

How is things now Emma19820 - did you try any of the suggestions?

Emma19820
Emma198201 Year Smoke Free in reply to RoisinO1

Hi I spoke with the nurse that I c every week and she agreed that taking 1 was the better option thank u 4 the help and I’m now 10 days smoke free and going strong 😀

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator in reply to Emma19820

Well done on 10 days, your next badge will be at your first big milestone of 1 month, start planning that treat!! :P

Hope things improve for you with the new option, keep us posted :)

Hi Emma,

Congrats on a week of smelling nice! I too am on Champix, day 11 for me. I always drink a full pint of water within 10 minutes of taking mine (I'm a slow drinker!), as recommended by my quit smoking nurse and I've never struggled with nausea this way (I did once but I only had a sip to take the pill).

I take the morning one at 8 and my evening one at 5.

Hope you find a routine that works!!

Emma19820
Emma198201 Year Smoke Free in reply to Royoraf

Thank u I will give this a try

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