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“started taking champix 2012 while i was able to give...”

Written on: 24/11/2016 by Giovannit102 (1 review written)

started taking champix 2012 while i was able to give up the smokes,not long after suffered cva or stroke.while recovering it came to my attention that in canada and usa there is a class action against champix causing cardio vasclar and stroke as side effects… Read Full Review

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“Hard but worth it”

Written on: 22/10/2016

For me, the side effects have been horrendous, but I will not stop taking Champix until I finish the course (7 days to go). Having been a smoker for around 45 years, I am proud to say I haven't had one since week 3 of the course. I do still have a desire to smoke in the afternoons (if I'm bored) but I haven't weakened. I've been through hell with the side effects, so I refuse to go through all that and start smoking again. Mainly lack of sleep, nightmares, nausea and constipation have been the… Read Full Review

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“Strong Willpower and Champix dont work”

Written on: 26/09/2016 by Letitia05 (1 review written)

Okay, so I started Champix, 26 days ago and I am still smoking. Very disappointing because I read how all the other people quit their quit day. I've gone from smoking a packet to between 2 - 4 Cigarettes per day in week 2 and 3. I am on week 4 now and cigarettes still taste very good and I am back on a packet a day. Mmmmm I suppose that is still good but not the desired effect that I actually wanted. :( The dreams are REAL!!! Sometimes I don't know whether to worry because of things in my sub… Read Full Review

Animals82's Response to Letitia05's Review

Written on: 21/10/2016

The key is you have to stop smoking then you will see after a few days you just don't crave as much. I kept smoking wondering why wasn't working to ect... but I just thought I need to just stop so I did and 3 months later still not smoking don't get me wrong you still need to be focused and you get triggers were you really want a fag to, but key is to push on forget about them and you will be fine be happy being a non smoker and don't pine for a fag or you will just start back up. Alen carrs easy way to stop smoking book really helped to."good luck". I feel without Champix I may not have succeeded it gave me the start I needed.

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“its worked for me”

Written on: 02/09/2016

I smoked from the age of 16 I'm now 54 smoked up to more than 20 a day. if I got stressed ide grab a fag. Fags were a big part of my life.I had tried to give up before but I didn't have any will power, Now at 54 years of age I started to notice my health was getting worse, I had thought about getting a vapour and use that,But I was amazed at how much they also cost, so I was please that having a good chat to my stop smoking nurse she said I would be able to try champix. I set the date I wanted… Read Full Review

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“I HAVE STRUGGLED TO LET GO”

Written on: 28/07/2016 by Animals82 (1 review written)

I have been on here on and off reading reviews since I started taking Champix. I am on day 17 now unlike many who stopped within the first 2 weeks I've gone past this still smoking. The first week I did as my doctor suggested still smoke as normal, but day 4 I did notice I was going more hrs without a cig and they tasted nasty to. By the end of week one the taste wasn't as bad but I was down from 14 a day including using a low nicotine strength e-cig I use in between cigs, as I used to smoke 20… Read Full Review

Animals82's Response to Animals82's Review

Written on: 24/08/2016

Just an update on my progress. As above I did exactly as I said day 18 smoked last 2 cigs and stopped. I new I just needed to stop and mentally focus myself. I read Allen Carrs easy way to stop smoking as lots on here suggested. I was very impressed with the book really makes you look at smoking for what it really is and how it has you trapped. You are not in control of ur life when a smoker the cravings control you, how you have to stop what ur doing to get ur fix, you can never just relax enjoy life. This is something I am enjoying the most been a non smoker "freedom". I don't have to remember buying them counting how many I have smoked or how many is left. I leave the house without them and can shop without the need to rush to get out for my fag. I have been on Champix 6weeks into my 7th now and smoke free for almost 4 weeks. I do get cravings as I remained using a e-cig for over a week so I still was getting my nicotine fix after reading the book I new I had to stop using substitutes to be totally free and non dependant to nicotine. I am now not using it and happy still feeling positive and will keep going. Don't get me wrong I still crave especially after a meal but I push on staying focused is key. I have 4 weeks of Champix to go and will defiantly remain smoke free. I think about the fags a bit on off as it's early days but I don't think I want to smoke I think about the future of been smoke free. I have so much more money to. Overall my advice you need to be happy about quitting and not unhappy this is key. You need to want to stop and feel positive each day. Do not pine or greave for the fags u will soon be back to smoking if you start saying to ur self I miss them. Don't miss them be happy you have your life back. Good luck to all. And buy the book to it really will help.

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“Worked for me, but be aware of possible side effect”

Written on: 29/06/2016 by 5yearson (1 review written)

I first wrote a review for Champix in about July/August 2011 when I used it. I did stop on the appointed day and can honestly say I have not had a cigarette since. As a 30+ a days moker for about 40 years that's a pretty good review for the product. I wish I could find my original review but sadly it's obviously in the archives. All I can say is that I had no really strong feelings about giving up - I only gave it a try as I had heard that Champix was quite successful and I do like an easy… Read Full Review

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“Suidal Tendancies Caused By Champix...I've just...”

Written on: 14/04/2016 by Ayersbr421 (1 review written)

I give it 1 star based on the effect it had on my wellbeing and my personal experience with it. 5 stars based on the effect it had on my nicotine addiction. I would still recommend this to a friend but it would come with a sincere warning that should be taken seriously. I would tell them about my negative experience as i am you. First off, i do not believe in taking medication that alters the natural chemistry of the brain...which Champix does...it's how your perception (and it IS… Read Full Review

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“Wouldn't have got this far without it!”

Written on: 31/03/2016

I wouldn't normally write a review on something, but I feel it is important to do so in this case. I have (or rather had) been a smoker for over 30+years and I know that without the help of Champix I'd still be smoking today. Yes, they gave me a few very odd dreams and yes, they did sometimes make me feel quite nauseous, but this would pass after 15 minutes and realistically, who cares if it's going to stop you from smoking! You do have to look after yourself in terms of drinking water and… Read Full Review

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“Not easy as they say it is, even with Champix”

Written on: 14/02/2016

The hardest part of the day, is mid afternoons, if taken twice a day as prescribe, morning and night. By mid afternoon, craving is 100%, Champix, should think of the heavy smokers..and find a way, for them to take 2 one mg pills per day, and one 0.5mg mid day, to help heavy smokers quit for good. But then again, why would anyone care about my current problem. I did quit cigarettes, but I started smoking cigars mid afternoons, as Champix 1mg is not strong enough to last 14 hours, one taken at… Read Full Review

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“Not looking so good for me! Day 16”

Written on: 12/02/2016 by chris30121 (1 review written)

Day 16 still 2 packs a day im stazrting to hate the smell alot but still crave the nasty cigs so im starting to think this isnt worth the money but i still got it at 2 stars , could easily go to 5 stars if it would kick in on me or will it? any one else having such a hard time with this?… Read Full Review

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“I love Champix!”

Written on: 01/09/2015

If you want to give up, Champix is a no brainer. I was a hardcore 40 a day smoker since the age of 17 until 41. Tried other things like patches, lozenges, sprays and even Zyban. Always failed. Then I asked my GP for the FULL 3 month Champix course. Did not want just the first two weeks cos I lead a busy life and would never make it back to doctors for two week valuation and instead would start smoking again. Luckily my doctor did prescribe the whole 3 month course. After two months I felt… Read Full Review

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“Works from day 1”

Written on: 28/08/2015 by Colby404 (1 review written)

Hi all, I took my 1st pill today and already I am feeling more relaxed. I am still smoking but I can feel a tiny change, the satisfaction from a ciggie is just not the same but I am still having cravings but not as much. I did not have one tonight because the tablet made me feel like I could not be bothered. What the tablet has done for me has decreased the anxiety out of the withdrawals so I do not get stressed out. I do realise this is the first day and once on the night tablets I may… Read Full Review

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“only thing that works for me!”

Written on: 23/08/2015 by sjreed20001 (1 review written)

I have tried all the nrt products before and never even managed a day.ive been three days now without a cig and I'm not craving at all! The worse thing I'm finding is just the feeling that something is missing but I'm sure I will get used to it.ive smoked for 20 years so am over the moon that ive managed to quit.ive promised my kids that's it so I'm so done with smoking now… Read Full Review

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“Struggling”

Written on: 18/08/2015 by Randallx117 (1 review written)

Im on Day 15, I still crave smoking, I have 3 cigs a day, then get so annoyed with myself, I am not sleeping, have had at most 1-2 hours a night, I get up every morning think today a new day, and after about 3 hours crave that bad, I have to have a smoke, otherwise the headaches start… Read Full Review

Sbnatu's Comment

Written on: 20/01/2016

Hi , Please continue smoking as usual . You will automatically reduce it after about 30-40 days of taking champix. This is a wonderful tablet which worked on me as well . i have been smoking for past 25 years but with the help of champix i could manage to quit it . For me there was negligible side effects. if you want to call me.

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Written on: 24/03/2016

That's I have been reading down through the reviews to look for someone who was somewhat handling champix the same as me. I have smoked to since I was a teenager & now in my later 50's so it's been more than 1/2 my life. I am on day 24 & have had 3-4 cigarettes a day & wondered if I could have enough will power to do a full day without one. I can manage the side effects from the champix & wonder now if some of my side effects are acturally from the withdraw from less cigarettes. I was around a pack a day & did find I was short of breath, lots of good reasons for quitting way more than reasons to continue to smoke. Hope I can finally say I am a nonsmoker soon & never in this lifetime want to take up this BAD HABIT again. If Chamoix can work for me I would be so happy!

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“Wonder Drug”

Written on: 04/08/2015 by English453 (1 review written)

I starting smoking at 13, got to the age of 44 and started to worry about my health, but still enjoyed smoking. Started Champix and on day 8 was still enjoying smoking, then woke up on day 10 and couldn't light one and that was it-I had given up!!19 months on and I know I will never have one ever again. The smell and cost-I can't believe I smoked for 31 years! I had a few weird dreams, but no other side affects. It really was easy and the best thing I did. Thank you Champix… Read Full Review

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“Fingers crossed these will work”

Written on: 11/07/2015 by fdReeves186 (1 review written)

I gave up smoking for 13yrs, started again 2 yrs ago when we opened a shop and when we were no busy I was bored so started smoking. My husband had continued to smoke through out my 13 yrs of giving it up so that made things difficult for me. About a month ago I had a very different angina attack to the ones I usually have, I now have to have another angiogram. After carefully considering things I decided to give up smoking. I asked my 80 a day husband if he will join me in trying Champix and he… Read Full Review

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“Not long enough”

Written on: 04/06/2015 by 420McIntosh (1 review written)

Two weeks from I stopped the 12 week course wish I could have took them longer as I realy feel im going to smoke trying hard not too though stopped going to the smoking class they keep on going on about it being in my head and its making me feel worse so dont think ill go back justwish there was more support weanig tou off at the end… Read Full Review

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“Simply a Miracle for me!”

Written on: 26/03/2015 by Jordon129 (1 review written)

I was not ready to quit smoking and I didn't want to..my wife pushed me to do it..for me a cigarette and a coffee all day ling was part of my religion I tried Champix..I quitted smoke after day 8..just to give it a go..first 3 days not that easy..but after...the easiest thing I did in my life.I can't care less to smoke a cigatette!I can't BELIEVE IT!!!Me??!!I read the reviews about it and O thought..I'm too "clever"to be convinced by a tablets...I was so wrong!!Thank you Champix I'll be… Read Full Review

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“Trying Champix for a second time”

Written on: 10/03/2015 by cduffy84 (1 review written)

I tried Champix about a year ago, got to two and a half weeks of being on it and lost all desire to smoke but I felt so ill from the tablets, once I stopped them at week 3 I found myself wanting to smoke again within a few days of stopping which I was really disappointed about. I should have done some research about the type of foods you should eat when taking the tablets to take away that awful sick feeling. I am on my second day of trying these tablets again with a fridge full of fruit and… Read Full Review

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“Tried other ways to quit, this was best for me.”

Written on: 12/02/2015 by sparrow_64 (1 review written)

When I first started I had a reading of 22; quit smoking about day 6, that was 3 months ago and haven't smoked once. reading 1 .. 3, which I'm told is average for a non-smoker in this age of pollution. Had quite a few 'sickly turns' but it was worth it. My BP is also better at 130/80; for a 65yr old with angina that's good. Ok, not so much angina pains either. My colour is better the nurse told me. I don't have to scrub my fingers and tongue anymore. Overall a worthwhile experience and its not… Read Full Review

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