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Anger with the champix

Hi there, I'm now on day 10 and still smoking but only around 10 which is good for me. My problem is the anger. I'm snapping at absolutely everything , especially the kids who think I've lost the plot. I didn't have any patience before I started these and now I can turn from normal to psyco in seconds. I've been taking vitamin b complex, drinking lots of water etc. I've even given up my wine. Just wondered if anyone else had any solutions to the anger outbursts, don't think these will go down well at work. Thanks for listening

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You've given up all of your stress busters !! Cigarettes and alcohol ..... I bought some magnesium glycinate as it eased my stress until it wasn't so stressful. Not sure about your stop smoking aid as I went cold turkey, try some natural stress buster until you're in a better place.

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Ok cheers for that, I will try some and let you know how I get on ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hey Vampire 14. The anger part is very hard. I'm using a lot of deep breathing and honestly, swearing . I told everyone at my house that I was quitting. And that they should expect me to be a bit off. The breathing, when I feel anxious or angry does actually help. It's a kind of breathing a friend who quit successfully showed me - it's also used in yoga. Breath in through your nose all the way down to your stomach and then push it very slowly and forcefully back out through your nose until there is none left. Do it a couple of times till you change the way you are feeling. It sounds ridiculous and annoying - but helps. Good luck.

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Cheers, I will give it a go. It seems I have recently developed terets. Can't stop swearing my head off. Want to smash my house up lol. I will be trying the breathing exercises and going chemist first thing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Ah, work, kids, the house, all of it while quitting smoking....we're good for it!

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Hey Vampire14 the anger is a common side effect from the champix but also a nicotine withdrawal when you stop too so just to be aware that it could intensify when you stop smoking. I stopped cold turkey and was pulling my hair out and snapping at everyone but it is only short term and will pass. KatNL gave you excellent advice on the deep breathing, just take time out for 5 minutes especially at work, that's what I done or would have got the sack! Stay strong ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต

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Hi Roisin , yes I'm going to the chemist firstthing 2moz and get some stress relief tabs etc. Feel like running ppl over with my road rage. Hopefully this will pass sooner rather than later lol

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How did you get on in the chemist today Vampire14 ?

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Well, the lady wouldn't give me any kalms, she said she has to check with a proper doctor before I can take anything like that ๐Ÿ™ˆ I have to ring up Wednesday.

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Hey Vampire 14. I'm thinking of you. That is really frustrating. Hang in there. The anger and or depression is hard to take, but could be the main thing (besides the nicotine withdrawl) - not smoking our feelings away. I am trying to let these bouts of bad feelings wash over me - its ugly but the anger after two weeks is much less. Hope you get the help that you need from the doctor.

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Hi KatNL. Thanks for replying. Yes hopefully they will sort something asap. First day of not smoking 2day and I seem a lot calmer than I was. Maybe I'm in shock that managed to start the day with a roll-up. I shall see how I go ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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Sorry, ment to say without a roll-up

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Whahey Vampire14 - you have begun the best journey of your life, congratulations.

Surprised the chemist didn't give you some vitamins to help, but maybe you will better off going to your doctor to rule out any underlying or historic medical problems, either way, hope you get some sort of relief.

Keep us posted on how you are getting on ๐Ÿšญ

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I'm actually shocked that I'm nearly at the end of the first day of no smoking and I haven't tried to go for 1. But still early days so hopefully I can crack this! I will keep you posted on how I'm getting on. I will be amazed if I can finally do this for good. Thanks for taking the time to respond to me ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Have faith and belief in yourself Vampire14 - hope day 2 is going well for you?

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Hi, yeah still no cigarettes ๐Ÿ˜Š. I actually haven't craved any 2day. I just wanted to ask if anyone else suffered really bad sickness feeling and hot sweats on day 2. I don't know wether it's the withdrawal or an actual bug. But this is the worst I have felt since I have started taking the champix. On a plus side my temper seems to be at bay for now ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Did you take the pills the normal way you have been doing so Vampire14 ? If so, it may be that you are coming down with a bug. Continue to keep hydrated and light food.

Glad the temper has subsided :)

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I so hear you on the anger part! I used champix as well and am finished it and smoke free for 3 months! I still can't believe I quit. I can't say I dont still crave cigarettes but its definitely easier now. Ive always been a tad high strung so that didn't help with the anger. You are doing well, scream into a pillow if you have to. It helps. You can do it, trust me, if I can you can!

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My partner is on champix and he is doing exactly the same. Angry outburst. Even abusive name calling. Problem Iโ€™m having is he isnโ€™t acknowledging the connection with the tablets. And his smoking advisor had told him itโ€™s nothing to do with the pills. Now what do I do

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It must be hard on the receiving end. I've said some awful things to my partner and kids ๐Ÿ™ˆ. But I'm so mad at the time I can't control myself. I spoke to my smoking adviser and told her the truth that I actually get that mad I'm scared of what I might do. She asked me if I'm normally like this which I'm not nowhere near as bad. So she's told me to try 0.5 morning and night. I'm waiting for them to come. As I should be on 1mg morning and night. I've stopped taking the day 1 until my lower dose comes. I'm nowhere near as bad. How long has he been taking the champix?

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Also I've just been thinking. It's definitely the champix as I was having psyco outbursts day 3 and I was still smoking as usual. But once I'd gone on the stronger tablets and finally quit smoking my temper calmed slightly as I felt that slow in myself I couldn't be bothered to get so angry. But I'm still having outbursts over slightest things but just not as bad. I've been told that you can take kalms or a similar product with the champix. I haven't tried yet as I started on the green tea, which tastes awful but gives me a bit of energy so I feel in a better mood. I hope you can convince your partner to take kalms or something.

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Hey, heโ€™s taken it on and off for few years and each time heโ€™s extremely viscous and itโ€™s unpredictable. Simple things annoy him but he justifies it and says Iโ€™m the cause! The advisor doesnโ€™t seem to care (as Iโ€™ve been to see her privately) and she continues to prescribe them. We just bought a new home.

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Bloody hell, it must be horrendous for you that he's blaming you for his outbursts. Can you not sit down with him and say ' look I'm over the moon your deciding to quit, however it's not fair that your taking your anger out on me '.

I'm about to have the same as my partner starts the champix on Wednesday and I'm dreading it. His temper is far worse than mine. I've told him to move out for 3 mths which he said no to ๐Ÿ™ˆ. I've had an outburst 2day just cuz the chemist didn't have my shampoo in. So on the way home I nearly drove in the back of a slow car ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. They were probably driving at the right speed and I was speeding in anger ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ. Maybe you should just go and buy some kalms and say you need to take these before we fall out big time. Does he have a vape? I'm using a nicotine free 1. It just helps when I'm ready to give in

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Hey guys! Well done for getting this far ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚ Ive taken Champix 3 times.. in all of those times it never made me angry. That would be something that would concern me as it could be affecting you in a detrimental way, of course Iโ€™m

It a doctor but I did do my research before I started taking them and looked at the pros and cons the good the bad and the ugly.. I read plenty of positive and plenty of negative, those comments you made about being afraid of what you might do.. those echo in many of the stories I read.. if you have chatted with your doctors about that the great , if not, I probably would mention it just to be on the safe side.

Well done on your journey ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hi sollanna , yes I've spoken to my smoking adviser. I explained i was already quick tempered before I started these. However I had outbursts day 3 and still smoking . So I know it's not just nicotine withdrawal. I've always been honest with her. At first she wanted me to quit the champix and go on patches. But I'm one of the ppl who hates failing. So I said no I will carry on. So the past week ive only been taking 1 at night, thats because I forgot 1 day and felt brilliant again. But I have started thinking about smoking a lot in the day. So we've decided to go back to 0.5 mg morning and night. Hopefully I can stay smoke free and stop my outbursts over silly things. This is my first real attempt to quit smoking, I've wanted to for a long time, I just knew I wouldn't do it then.

I would like to thank all of you on here, it feels like I have a new bunch of friends who can help me through this.

Xx

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Iโ€™m happy to hear that, Iโ€™m not really sure I follow the train of thought that switching from

One aid to another constitutes a fail though lol ๐Ÿ˜†

Keep up the good work and just stay self aware on the mental health side of it all.

I donโ€™t think you can underestimate the power of places like these.. Iโ€™m very private as a person and I guess I never imagined how helpful having a place like this behind me would be!

I had hoped to use it more but life circumstances have been difficult.. so I never got the chance.. just knowing it was here was enough ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚

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Aww bless you, you sound and come across as such a caring person. I don't usually tell strangers how I feel. But on this site everyone knows what your going through despite very different backgrounds it brings ppl together. I'm very grateful for ppls guidance and support on here. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜š xx

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Honestly, I quit 3 years ago, no champix just a crappy fake fag that blew smoke. I didnโ€™t think I could do it (after people doubted me and I gave In as usual) but this time I didnโ€™t tell anyone. I suffered the cravings privately then started to overcome them. It only lasts a few weeks... then suddenly, Just like that, the urges disappeared. Your mind is stronger than you think. Well done, keep going youโ€™ll never regret it and everything tastes better afterwards!!!

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Well done you. ๐Ÿ˜š You should be very proud of yourself and should everyone who has defeated this addiction. Also to all those trying. Hopefully I can do this. I lost my mum when she was 42. Not cancer, but an aneurysm. She spent 4 weeks in intensive care and sadly passed away after a routine op bedside. She had 5 bleeds whilst in hospital. The surgeon couldn't do the operation due to a chest infection. I'm not saying that she would have lived, which I doubt. But there could have been a slight chance they could have done the operation quicker and maybe just maybe. However I was only 24 and then became mum to 4 siblings. It took a long time for me to try to come to terms with things. Then 3 years ago, my auntie (mum's youngest sister ) died the exact same way. She had spent her entire life looking after a terminal ill son, struggled with her weight and smoking.

She had been my adult mum. Obviously that broke my heart again. Fell off my 3 year waggon from drinking and decided life was horrendous. So now I'm at the point that I need to change things for my kids. I don't want them to go through what I did. I'm pretty sure I might not escape the family curse but i will try my hardest to quit for good . Thanks for listening ppl xx

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Welcome Lakes0314 and congrats on over 3 years smoke free! I too am over 3 years cold turkey, you gave great advice above - continue to share this when you can :)

Hope things settle down with the hubby.....

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