Hi everyone, Anyone else have this?
Just started Champix 12 days ago, but still haven't had any desire what so ever to quit. Was told by pharmicist that if i didn't quit by day 12 or 13, that i should stop taking the drug and talk to my Doctor.
Has anyone else gone maybe longer ..like maybe into the 3 or 4th week before feeling the urge to quit?
hey i quit using champix, i didn't have the absolute desire to quit by the 12th day either but i just stopped on the 13th September 2008 and i haven't had one since, honestly the drug is good just don't have another cigarette and keep taking ur champix until your course is over it worked for me and i haven't really got any willpower good luck keep me posted on how ur doing please Jenny
After many unsucessful tries over the years, I eventually managed to quit on 2 Feb and I have not had a puff since.
In my experience Champix helped me and made it quite a bit easier to quit, but it most certainly did not give me a desire to quit!
You already have that desire, that is why you are using Champix. What you need now is to gather enough will power to stop smoking. Champix should halp keeping the withdrawel symptoms at bay and reduce the cravings.
After 14 days on Champix, I tried to quit, gave up the idea by 11am. A few days later I tried again with the same result. I was about ready to write this whole Champix idea off for a crappy idea, but decided to give my bode and Champix a bit more time.
After using Champix for 4 weeks, I started becoming worried that if I dont quit that I would end up being addicted to both! So I tried again, and definately found it easier, and I managed to keep going: Braving and beating one craving at a time.Very quickly I started to realise that I can beat the cravings and that by itself made it easier. As I said, it had been 4 weeks now, and since week 3, I realised that the cravings are now significantly further apart and less intense. I would say, by now it is only a few (2 maybe 3 times a day) that I will suddenly realise that I would like to have a cigarette. Whenever it happens, I try not to dwell on it and try to concentrate on something else, and after only seconds or a few minutes it is all gone again. It is already becoming nice not to smoke: something I started wondering about two weeks ago.
Just dont give up!
When you actually manage to quit, please don't !**@! yourself by trying one puff or one cigarette.... Trust me it will not work! I've been there! More than once.
For background, I had been smoking since 1980, and for most of the time, I have been smoking in excess of 40 cigarettes per day. If you have not smoked that much, you should find it easier to quit than me.
Thanks for all the postings. I believe it's important to have all the facts b4 going ahead. I'm going ahead with it starting sept with christmas as my gift to me and my family. I will be posting progress.
Hope all who quit are keeping the straight path.
Hello. I had planned to give up on the 8th day, but I carried on smoking until day 14. There has to be a measure of will power on your behalf also. I could have easily carried on smoking, they wouldnât have been having any effect. I decided I wouldnât go past day 14 and on the 14th, I threw away the cigarettes, put away ash trays etc and stopped smoking, and it was surprisingly easy. I just didnât really crave cigarettes. You need to decide a day for yourself and stick to it. It is not such a âmiracleâ drug that it removes all will power from the equation.
Hi all I have been on them for 2 weeks and have had no smokes today was easier than I imagined but Did anyone have really bad side affects like depression or anything else people have warned me about I am not sure what to do ?? thanks and good luck
Hey guys, On Champix 9 days and have been smoke free for 3 days ( so pleased with myself ) found it way to easy to stop and its weird cause I keep waiting for the craving but it never comes...my husband still smokes around me and funnily it has no effect on me what so ever! if I had have know it was going to be this easy I would have done this years ago lol .... been feeling a little sick on the second pill so am gonna ask the doc if I can stop taking it cause I sometimes forget to take it...Champix it seems effects people in different ways I have not had any of the side effects like insomnia and vomiting and I hope I dont ... good luck to everyone who has taken the first step to quiting and stick with it
i am now on my 10th day without a ciggi.I seem to get a headache with the morning tablet, but not with evening one, as any one else had this side effect. I am thinking of just talking the one tablet.Is there anybody else just on one tablet.
good luck stick with it.
I'm on my 7th day, still smoking a little planning my quit day for tomorrow, I'm suffering some of the side effect most I can cope with; but i can not sleep i will drop off for 30 min then i'm wide awake over the last 5 days I have had about 6 hours sleep.
is anyone else suffering from this?
I took Champix in March of '08 and I am still suffering from most of the side effects of this poisonous drug. I started to feel some of the bad effects (nausea, mental fog, trouble sleeping, sore eyes, constipation, gas) of Champix right away but I was determined to quit smoking. I was able to make it through the full 3 month course but when I stopped taking it is when I really got messed up. I developed Psychosis NOS, Major Depressive Disorder, suicidal, Emotional instability, agression, rage, hallucination, Somatoform Disorder, Delusional Parasitosis (bug crawling sensations all over my body), Hyperacusis (sensitivity to certain frequencies of sound causing severe pain and pressure in my ears), Severe Insomnia, Memory Loss, Hair was constantly hurting all of the time and lost lots of it (27 year old male), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (started as extreme constipation and gas, fatigue, Severe Eye pain, unslightly puffy bags under eyes, excessive weight gain, prostate pain, black out and become out of control when drinking, decreased sexual pleasure and ability to maintain erections. I think that is everything!!! I just got out of the mental ward a few weeks ago where I was treated like scum and given brain damaging neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) drugs against my will. I have made some small improvements since taking champix but it looks like the nightmare will never truly end. If you are one of the many that gets burned by this medication be warned that the doctors will probably not be able to help you and will most likely deny that anything is even happening to you or that it is related to Champix and the side effects may be permanent.
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED
please spread the word. If you have already taken Champix please report any side effects to Health Canada so that they will take this poison of the market before it destroys more lives. Doctors are not obligated to report adverse reactions so you must do it yourself.
Sorry only just picked up on this. I had to stop taking champix due to getting really wheezy. When I went back to the Nurse Practitioner (who had perscribed it) she told me to take more exercise and that I've always been wheezy!!!!!! About 5 days later my husband had to take me to the out of hours doctors due to how bad the wheezyness was. I developed a pain a in my left side so ended up in A&E but was discharged. I managed to get a ventilon inhalor from my GP and had an xray done and the Dr gave me a further 3 days anitbiotics and refused to give me further steroids. Last weekend saw me in hospital where they ran tests and fair enough, my larynx is slightly swollen and red so have been on further antiboitics and steroids. I can say hand on heart that I can trace alot of my health problems back to when I started taking champix.
My own GP surgery have threatened to strike me off their books as I am now under both a Chest Consultant and ENT Consultant. They view it as me wasting valuble NHS resources. This is even AFTER they recieved a memo from the local Primary Healthcare Team saying that certain people should NOT use this drug and I fell into that catorgry.
well, i said in my post on page 5 that there would be a lawsuits filed on this drug and sure enough, about a week ago i saw the 'if u or a loved one has experienced suicidal thoughts, severe depression, or has died while taking chantix pls call this nbr' tv ad....i hope pfizer pays dearly
I started Nicotrol march 7, 2007 and have not had the 1st craving for a cigarette yet...i'm off the nicotrol now (i smoked for 31 years 2 sometimes 3 packs a day) so i allowed myself 3 '12-week' boxes that lasted me nearly 3 years..it's that good...i'm happy to say i am ineligible for monetary compensation due to any 'psychosis'
I'm on my fourth week of taking Champix, I gave up in the second week, not because that is what is advised, but because I found that I no longer had any cravings for a ciggarette.
I am 28 years old and have smoked since I was 11. I have been a heavy smoker for the last 10 years. I tried all of the nicotine replacement products available, as my health had really started to suffer. I have had a cough for the last 10 years that has been so bad, I have been unable to sleep at night at times, yet I continued smoking.
I decided to try Champix, because it worked for some-one close to me, and I thought that I really did not have anything to lose, as it was just taking some pills?
I cannot believe that I am now smoke free, apart from a little bit of irritability, I have had no side effects and I am sure my irritability levels would have been the same had I given up 'cold turkey', so I do not see it as out of the norm.
I think like alot of medication, it is going to agree with some and disagree with others. For me though, this has been a godsend. I feel healthy, I will probably be around for a few more years with my children, I am saving a fortune ( I cannot believe how much money I spent over the years to poison myself!!!)and I feel alot more positive in general.
I wish any-one who wants to give up all the luck in the world, hopefully there will be many more to come with the same experience as me!
Packed up (again) on Tuesday - that's a fabulous two whole days. I am using Champix and honestlt didn't think it was working at all but by day 6 I just didn't need a cigarette so just had to get over the habit of buying another twenty and so far I still don't want one.
I stopped earlier than planned and I just pray that this isn't a short lived effect because my carbon monoxide level was well over 30 and I am told I was on borrowed time if I didn't stop.
I thought it was impossible but hey, Champix seems to be working for me. (I hope it continues).
anyone thats on this crap giveup now go on something else ok ok i gave up using this but at a price....bad side effects mager depression and ansiaty i was always a happy go lucky guy with 7 kids but since taking this my whole world has crumbled yes ive given up smoking olmost 2 yrs now but at what sacrafice ...really bad moods ..suacidal tendances ....weight gain ....I WAS NEVER LIKE THIS PRIOR TO TAKING CHAMPAX....please be aware this thing will make you QUIT SMOKING but at what price .... AVOID THIS THING PLEASE
im on my second day of champix! yesturday was amazing i cut my smoking in half!!! im craving alot less and i think its just the habbit of smoking!! if i wasnt use to it i wouldnt do it!!! im excited to think i will smoke free soon! ii need to do this for my family and for my self! i wish everyone taking it the best of luck im very positive about this drug!! first day i had headaches and was really tired! 2nd day im just really thirsty! still smoking tho.. not as much but half the amount i use to!
a good thing has come out of this already! im drinking no coke a cola and letres and letres of water! and im less hungry! im very over weight so this might help in more ways than one
I set a quit date of April 1st 2012, I acutally stopped on Monday March 26th after 10 days on Champix. I have what I call nicotine withdrawal headaches, so i just chew on 1/4 pc of nicorette, and my lovely son bought me one of those electric vapour cigs for when I am driving - the only place i could ever really smoke was in my car - huge trigger. I am in a car about 2.5-3 hours a day, and have not had a smoke since monday at 730am on the way to work. It is hard, today, in hour 57 of not smoking, i am finding it a bit harder than hour 2. KEEP WITH IT, if you are able to handle minimal side effect - IT WORKS. But if the side effects are bad, maybe another route is better for you. Best of luck to everyone trying to quit - i smoked about 60 a week for 25 years!
hi i am on day 11 of taking champix but still smoking, anyone going through the same thing?
I am on champix and yes.. I was at like day 10 and still smoking, It's normal in people but my doctor told me when I get the urge to want a smoke whilst taking them grab something and keep your hands busy, Although they say Champix will help you stop smoking which they do you still have to help push them along with some will power. As for people having vivid dreams my doctor/smoke advisor who I see each week has told me to take my evening tablet after I have had my tea which is around 4-4:30pm to prevent these vivid dreams and it's working like a treat I get a goodnights sleep.
I hope I have helped in some way and I wish you all goodluck on quitting smoking, I have hit my second week and on my second day not smoking, It's tough but we can do it and it will be for our own good! Keep it up guys you should feel proud of yourselves.
Hi Duane, thanks for replying, i have cut my smoking in half by taking the tabs and some will power but really struggling now to stop completely, i have had no side effects really so i'm lucky in that respect, agree need to do something with my hands , that might help, 36 yrs 30 a day habit can't be cured overnight i guess lol. Well done to you tho, should be very proud of yourself keep up the good work, thanks again, Judy x