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Champix - anyone tried / on this?

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Ellieboolou27 Sat 26-Aug-17 21:41:01

Long term smoker heavy smoker, tried vaping but didn't get on with it. GP advised champix as I actually want to stop, rather than replace smoking. Has anyone tried this or quit using it?
Day 2 and apart from feeling tired I can't feel any difference.

lovemylover Sat 26-Aug-17 21:48:52

Yes marvellous tablets.I stopped 3 years ago on side effects at all you can smoke for thre first 2 weeks and set a date to stop.I chose a bank holiday when no local shops were open so not tempted to buy any.I didn't even finish the full course .still have some left.but I had tried every thing else.go for it

Lshe Sat 26-Aug-17 21:51:56

My partner tried to quit on this, sadly it just made him smoke more because he got the cravings but not the nicotine. I've heard really good stories about it though, i just dont think he was in the right frame of mind to quit at the time.
Good luck OP! X

lovemylover Sat 26-Aug-17 21:59:58

Yes I think you need to really want to stop.or it ewont work. Its not a magic pill .but it blocks the part of your brain that rules your addiction to smoking .in !my opinion its worth s go

Ellieboolou27 Sat 26-Aug-17 22:18:03

Thanks for the replies! Definitely want to stop, I've set my quit day for when kids go back to school which will be day 10 on the pills.
Thanks again - will update

RhinoGirl Sat 26-Aug-17 22:25:38

I stopped with this for a short while. It gets rid of the cravings totally, its the routine that was the worst! Breaking the habit as they say. Good luck smile

lovemylover Sun 27-Aug-17 11:46:57

Good luck I put the money I saved into seperate bank soon mounted up even though I only smoked 10 a day .it amounted to £80 a month then.would be much more now they have gone up in price

Pearly70 Thu 02-Nov-17 23:08:37

I've used Champix 3 times with varied results (best was 18 months) it is good but I noticed it makes me very angry, like something that would usually be mildly annoying, I would get so angry I'd feel my head was about to explode! Once I recognised this it helped but I don't want to go back on it. I'm currently using patches and an inhalator and doing quite well.. on day 9 grin

Pearly70 Thu 02-Nov-17 23:10:16

You really must finish the course though, made that mistake once.

wendylion23 Thu 11-Jan-18 14:22:01

I would definitely say go for it. My GP recommended it a few weeks ago and since starting on it its helped me quit.

I have tried them on their own before but it didn't work. This time around I've used a mixture of quitting methods. Champix is great but using a new technique in laser therapy has helped me not smoke at all. I don't even think about it. With the help of my GP, Champix and Laser Therapy from Anne Penman, it's helping me go smoke free. I want to share the website with you so you can get more info on how it works:

Who else has used laser therapy or a mixture or methods to quit?

MistressDeeCee Fri 12-Jan-18 20:56:38

I tried Champix. I loved it, made me feel high as a kite, lovely vivid dreams and refreshing sleep too grin . But a continued state of euphoria likely isn't such a good thing, also my weakness is the routine/have to have something in my hands etc so I vape now.. I still have inhalators and gum to hand tho.

surlycurly Fri 12-Jan-18 21:42:03

I successfully gave up my 20 a Day habit on champix five years ago. They are miraculous. Plus sides were I stopped smoking and had amazing dreams. Downside was that I had horrible stomach problems and ended up with an infected bowel. It was horrible. But better than the horrible side effects of smoking! Good luck x

squarecorners Tue 01-May-18 22:16:00

Known 4 different people experience nightmares on champix. Friend of friend in pharmaceutical field told us to steer well clear

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