stumbled across you guys while searching for answers on not sleeping whilst on Champix and have popped by a couple of times to read others stories. Not wanting to be deemed some kind of voyeur, thought i would share my 'story'
Been smoking properly for about 31 years - was a p/t smoker for a couple before that. Inspired by a good friend who was doing very well not smoking i decided to try Champix
Day 2 and my face swelled up - seriously, i looked like a hamster prepping for hibernation'! Quick trip to A&E and all was fine
Now....,, being a touche on the stubborn side i was convinced the swelling was due to other meds or a combination of the two, so tried them again once all other things had ceased. Discussed it with the Doc, armed myselfnwith Piriton (just in case) and off I went
Helluva nagging off my best friend for endangering myself! :0/ But i survived.
The next problem was giving myslef a quit date. Oh! The pressure! ( and lets face it, who wants to be a quitter?) S o i didn't!!!!
However, the Champix had other ideas and after about five days i noticed i was smoking less, so i went with it and then started working on trying to change trigger points - small things like moving my morning coffee break - but the tabs seemed to have their own ideas about that as well, and, well, basically, before long i had more than halved my normal (c18) intake (to the point i bought 40 instead of 100 for the week) (and that was Easter Sat and there are still at least 9 left) and several days just had 1 or 2
But i was still not ready to label myself a quitter nor tell people i had stopped or i was trying too (although it has been noticed i was not zipping off as often as i used to) or give myself a stop date TOO MUCH PRESSURE!!!!
And then, on Sunday, i got into bed and realised i had not had a cigarette all day!!!! Not a one, and not missed them, nothing
And the same on Monday......
Conscious of this, on Tuesday i actually tried..........
Now the sleepless nights are getting to me i must admit - been going on a week now, and suddenly i seem to be perpetualy hungry - but i am trying to appease that with healthy snacks (not always succesfully) as i am sure that will pass too.
But i am not, NOT a Quitter - i just happen to be a smoker who has not had one for three days
And long may it continue
(Hopefully at least another 31 days to pay for my spanking new ipad!)
So, cut yourself some slack, take each day as comes and who knows........?