Well this is the longest I have ever managed to stay off nicotine and I'm happy to report easier breathing, concentration at work getting better, clearer skin, no yellow stains on fingers and of course not smelling like an ashtray.
My question is I have two weeks left on champix but am starting to worry already about how I'm going to cope without it. Does anyone on here have any advice on what to expect?
I've found that Champix isn't a wonder drug and whilst it takes away the physical craving it doesn’t take away the habit, routine, familiarity etc. and at times just simply missing it. I know that’s stupid, missing something that is slowly killing you but coming on this site earlier this week and finding others going through similar thoughts was a great help. This site has provided enormous support in letting me know that what I’m feeling/going through isn’t unique and many of you have gone through similar or worse so my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have contributed to this forum and given me strength when I’ve been a crumbling weeping wreck in the corner.
Will the craving for nicotine increase when I stop the champix or will it just be in my head? I did ask the stop smoking nurse but she didn’t know but didn’t think it would be a problem but as she has never smoked in her life…………….. and I’ve had almost 40years on 20 a day, I didn’t really find her much help. What I do find helps is knowing what to expect so I can make plans for how to deal with it so any advice from anyone who’s been on champix and can advise on how my receptors will react once the little buggers are unblocked will be much appreciated