Written on: 28/06/2012 by Mrs.Humphrey (1 review written)
I am taking champix for the 3rd time. 1st. time I had vivid dreams that were actually enjoyable, nausia which I soon realised was preventable by having the pill partway through my meal.
That was it - all was great & I easily stopped smoking.
Unfortunately a few months later I started smoking again, for the reason I think being in the company of smokers & being subject to passive smoking - The passive smoking got me hooked on cigarettes again.
I had champix again - quit again - all good as before I thought.
I felt aware & thought I was prepared, but started smoking again a few months on.
So here I am again 10 weeks in on champix, stopped smoking 9 weeks ago & I feel at deaths door.
I am breathless. Totally exhausted. My body aches all over. I cannot concentrate. I forget just about everything just about all of the time. I have wicked thoughts. I feel life is pointless. I forget where i'm going & had to park up to think & remember where to go. I feel jittery. My vision suddenly goes blurred &/or I struggle to focus. I forget the names of objects & get my words muddled up. I am disinterested in everything & don't even enjoy the things in life I enjoy. I feel lonely but prefer to be on my own. I have chronic pain in my hips & legs - especially in bed. I literally feel like i've had a labotomy, my mind goes to a fog.
I am usually a focused, determined positive person. Yet today I have done nothing, just sat on the settee in a pathetic heap - it's been an effort to get some fresh fruit from the bowl & nuts to eat & water to drink. I had to walk my dog(havn't done for 5 days - large garden though) & had a friend come with me in case I collapsed. I did visit my doctor this Monday 25th June, had blood tests on Tuesday - Taking in a urine sample tomorrow with a completed HADS form (Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale) - seeing my doctor again on 4th.July.....
I have always had superb eyesight, my optician had said he'd be out of a job if everyone had my eyesight. However last year I started with problems with my eyes which I just thought age was catching up with me a bit at 47. At the time I didn't make any connection of their deterriation with champix. My eyesight gradually improved over time. Now back on champix & it's worse than ever
Also last year i'd experienced such chronic pain in my legs & hips & had several months visiting the physio dept., doing the exercises at home, but with no improvement. The nurse reccommended that I attend a Pain Management Clinic. Again I made no association with this condition to be connected to champix. The pains gradually subsided over time but never went completely - I just learned to live with it. Now the pains are back in full force.
Also last year I mentioned to my dentist some swelling on one side of my mouth towards the back by my jaw, though it wasn't swollen on that day. I described it as uncomfortable & the swelling had white lumps on it.
I'll be honest I was concerned it was mouth cancer. She said not to worry it is proberly blocked saliva glands. It appeared when I ate & I thought it was a bit allergic to something, which I thought was honey. Then it seemed to stop being a problem, I had no honey & over time & I forgot about it. A time later I had honey without a problem. Yes it's flared up again & i'm taking champix.
It has only been today, sat in my delerious state that I have realised these connections & thus explored the internet for the dark side of champix - Literally up to today I have sung champix praises.
I am also cold & shaky, & feel almost a bit drunk with very slow processing, having to rewind the T.V. to understand the progamme.
CHAMPIX NEEDS TO BE BANNED - FOREVER
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