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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
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Got to 30 days on my life changing journey! Nearly finished my 6th week on Champix. Feeling proud of myself - but still suffering with bad sleep patterns. To anyone out there who is just starting to quit - hang on in there - it’s worth it. If I can do it after 50 years of smoking so can you. Have faith and belief in yourself.

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reader2019
reader2019100 Days Smoke Free

Same here with the sleep pattern. I started my 10th week of champix today. I even sat outside with my friend, who is visiting from England and is a smoker. I had my coffee and we chatted and she even had a smoke. Its like I have turned a corner in the 9th week of champix. I no longer miss the habit or want one. I spent the whole day outside and was so tired last night that I actually had a better sleep. I only woke up twice and fell back to sleep. Good luck to you Ann

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
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Great to hear your good news - it’s so helpful to know how others are doing. I live in the UK & believe you are Canadian - lucky you living in such a beautiful country.

Let’s hope we both achieve our goal.

Wishing you all the very best.

Ann

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reader2019
reader2019100 Days Smoke Free
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Yes Ann I live in Ontario Canada. Also the champix has turned me off of sweets. So I have lost five pounds. Hoping I don't gain a lot after I'm done the champix. But I do walk every evening. Also wishing you all the best.

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Great post Anncarson - congratulations on your first big milestone of 1 month smoke free, well done, hope you have a wee treat lined up for yourself :P

The sleep disruption should settle down and improve soon :)

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Thanks Roisin 😀

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Babs_B
Babs_B3 Months Smoke Free

Fantastic Ann😀 , 30 days is a huge mile stone..I think Its going to take a solid year for everything to settle back to normal. 😄

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
in reply to Babs_B

Thanks Babs - a whole year to normality? I was hoping a lot sooner than that! When did you ditch the Champix? I am just at the end of my 6th week & do struggle to get a decent nights sleep, so would be interested to know when you stopped Champix & if cravings returned.

Kind regards

Ann

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Babs_B
Babs_B3 Months Smoke Free

I'm guessing a year..I ditched the Champix on the 10th week..it was starting to wreck havoc on my mental health ..I was on Champix and smoking for a month before I quit smoking. It's amazing the changes your body goes through as a result of quitting ..

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
in reply to Babs_B

Thanks thats helpful - I smoked for 10 days before I quit & may stop Champix after 10th week as I am going on holiday so dont want bad sleeps whilst away. And oddly enough have never smoked when away from home for some reason, so why on earth I didnt quit before now I will never know!!

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
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Hey Anncarson - I would recommend doing the full course of the champix (12 weeks) as we have several members relapsing after not taking the full 12 week course.

Even stopping cold turkey, sleep disruption is a very common nicotine withdrawal symptom for the first 12 weeks or so.....

PS It varies from each individual but personally for me it was around the 6 to 12 month I got a sense of normality and comfortable with my new found healthy life and being smoke free :)

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
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Hi was wondering, after our last conversation, how you are doing after ditching Champix after 10th week! Are you still smoke free? Reason I’m asking is because I have been told that if you don’t finish the course you could relapse. So interested to know about your experience. Am now 45 days smoke free - yippee!!

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Babs_B
Babs_B3 Months Smoke Free
in reply to Anncarson

Hi Ann.. I'm still smoke free but i have suffered major cravings . I was also advised to stay on course by my pharmacist for the same reason. I think that's why they say to complete tbe course , I just couldn't take another day feeling so low. 45 days woohoo🤗 your nearly at the 3 month mark. Champix really are a godsend. Well done Ann.im just determined to stay off them. 😊

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
in reply to Babs_B

Thanks for your prompt reply. Good to hear you are doing so well & hope I can do the same. 🤗

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JohninHull
JohninHull1000 Days Smoke Free

Hello, I too smoked for around 50 years. I gave up over 3 years ago and do get the odd craving. The cravings have become less frequent and easier to ignore. Please don't be tempted to take 'just one drag'. You might be sucked back into the void. Good luck and good wishes. John.

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Quit4Money
Quit4Money9 Months Smoke Free

Wow that's inspiring, thanks. Good for you for hitting the 6 week mark. My sleep was disrupted on Champix also. But it did help me have zero cravings.

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