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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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“worth a try”

Written on: 08/02/2015

I started champix on the 10th january and my stop day was the 22nd january. i have 2 eat before i take my pill due 2 nausea. I had 1 cigarette on the 30th january and it wasnt because i craved it because champix take all cravings away. I had it because i missed it and felt like i was missing out on having 1 and i can honestly say im glad i had it because it was the most vile thing ever! Ive not wanted 1 since. I couldnt get my head around how i used 2 have 20 of them a day. my mouth tasted like… Read Full Review

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“Love/Hate”

Written on: 01/02/2015 by Gibbo28 (1 review written)

I've been smoking 15-20 cigarettes everyday for the past 10 years with no intentions or will power to stop. However, When it came to the point when I no longer wanted to smoke, I tried various methods; patches, gum, mouth spray etc; until I was given the option of Champix. I am currently on day 11 of Champix and I stopped smoking on day 9. The smell of a cigerette sickens me and I have absolutely no cravings what so ever. However; the side effects can come at a cost. I've experienced some very… Read Full Review

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“excellent,,,but”

Written on: 16/01/2015 by Eduardo373 (1 review written)

Gave up smoking 7 years ago thanks to champix, but for some stupd reason started again in October!, back at the docs for another prescription tomorrow because I know they work, a little apprehensive about the dreams but hey ho I gotta do this, OK I know I gave up for 7 yes then started again this is the only thing that works, for me anyway… Read Full Review

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“warning! read side effects very carefully ”

Written on: 14/01/2015 by MacKinnonsu154 (1 review written)

Champix caused me nothing but severe depression, nausea, constant headaches, hallucinations, nightmares and two attempts at suicide. I did not have any other issues or problems in my life to cause me to have irratic behaviour like this. This is not a good way to quit smoking. I am not the only person who has experienced the same side effects. Please before you take these , source other options to quit smoking and do your research on champix and peoples experiences . Chapmix is not worth it… Read Full Review

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“DAY 10 On Champix and 48 Hours Smoke Free!”

Written on: 27/12/2014 by HarperBenton154 (1 review written)

Hi, I have been a heavy smoker according to the NHS stop smoking clinic beep beep beep!!! Apparently i'm up there with bus drivers and my beeping on the carbon monoxide machine indicates I'm off the chart! I have smoked 20-25 daily for the past 15 years. I decided to quit when my 5 year old daughter said to me one day after picking her up from school "Daddy, I don't like you smoking, all my friends daddies don't smoke"..... the shame i know!!! To the point of Champix, went to stop smoking… Read Full Review

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“Champix”

Written on: 03/12/2014 by MacyCastro (1 review written)

Hi im 29 and have been smoking since I was 13 I ha e tried everything e cigd patches and gum.. patches seem to make my arms ache and gum tastes horrible. I also tried mouth spray but I keep getting hikup fits. Now I have Champix and I have been on them for 11 days and have not smoked since. I don't have any cravings at all which is absolutely great .Usually my brain starts going wild if I don't smoke one every two hours. I do get vivid nightmares and I feel slightly sick if I have food… Read Full Review

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“ABSOLUTELY SMOKE FREE NOW THANKS TO THIS”

Written on: 05/11/2014 by 156Trevino (1 review written)

I have been trying to stop smoking now for years and after a friend told me about Champix I thought I'd try it since patches, gum and other alternatives didn't work. The first week I was nauseous but still determined so asked the pharmacistif gravol would help the situation, she said it wouldn't hurt. I also found that eating first then taking the champix totally eliminated the nausea. I am now 2 months smoke free with absolutely no craving or desire to ever start again. There of course are… Read Full Review

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“I have been smoking 45 years try to quit 4times thanks...”

Written on: 30/10/2014

I have been smoking 45 years try to quit 4times thanks to champix two weeks and don't fell smoking I think quitting yo go through states you have realize smoking there is not one good thing it I read 5%is nicotine habit willpower its been almost 3months ty chamix for what I like of champix the 2n week for 20min that's it people got to realize alot of things are withdrawal not pill… Read Full Review

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“so far so good ”

Written on: 29/10/2014 by Carly.m (1 review written)

Ive only been on champix now for 9 days and it is working really good so far. This is my second day of taking 0.1 twice a day. The only negative side effects so far are bloating, stomache ache, decreased appetite and nausea after i have a smoke. Ive cut back immensely, just 3-4 a day now compared to about 15-16, and I cant even finish a whole smoke. My quit day is on the 1st of November and I am highly convinced I will be fine by that date, if not before! So excited to save money and not… Read Full Review

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“i did stop”

Written on: 16/10/2014 by Mooneynx10 (1 review written)

I stopped with champix and still have 6 months later but at a price I now take antidepressants. I developed what is called drug rebound after I had stopped taking the champix and ended up with the side effects,anxiety,depression,aggressive. I am much better now but will b weaned after Castro's my antidepressant tablets, however the most positive impact from this is that I have stopped smoking and I am running the Birmingham half marathon… Read Full Review

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“worked a treat”

Written on: 05/10/2014 by Burtonbj165 (1 review written)

i woke up on day 12 of taking these and didnt want a smoke after 38 years of smoking wow , tried every thing and nothing worked untill i tried these , not suitable for everyone and was advised of side effects and told if i suffered any to stop but all i got was a few vivid dreams , now been 18 months and not touch any… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely not”

Written on: 02/10/2014 by vxPorter352 (1 review written)

My husband started taking Champix in October 2013. End of November he had his first seizure. He was hurt and had to be admitted to hospital. Three weeks ago he had a seizure while driving and ended up in ICU. He is 39 years old and never had a seizure in his life. The only "new" thing in his life was this drug. I will never touch Champix and will tell anyone who wants to take it to never, ever take even one pill. My husband is on epilepsy medicine for the rest of his life and he is not… Read Full Review

Helpmequit's Comment

Written on: 04/04/2015

This happen to me as well. Stopped taking after the first seizure however just experienced another and now my life has changed forever. So not worth the risk.

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“6weeksnow”

Written on: 29/08/2014 by JusticeFarley447 (1 review written)

I am on champix for6weeks now very nausous but did keep the craving at bay last week the smoking clinic said about cutting the dosage I now take 3ot the white tablets that you take at the beginning have been on them for 5days now and feel that I could start smoking realy don't want to after 4weeks the stronger dose might be worth suffering the sickness ,stomached pain ,sore heads don't no what to do can't go to the clinic today to see… Read Full Review

Helen222's Comment

Written on: 02/10/2014

My husband started taking Champix in October 2013. End of November he had his first seizure. He was hurt and had to be admitted to hospital. Three weeks ago he had a seizure while driving and ended up in ICU. He is 39 years old and never had a seizure in his life. I will never touch Champix and will tell anyone who wants to take it to never, ever take even one pill. My husband is on epilepsy medicine for the rest of his life and he is not permitted to drive now. STAY AWAY FROM CHAMPIX PEOPLE

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“these should be banned”

Written on: 07/08/2014 by McCain489 (1 review written)

took these on advise of local clinic nurse .Tried them for 2 weeks and felt really ill during that time . A friend had the same experience would not receommend to anyone… Read Full Review

Violetb's Comment

Written on: 14/08/2014

Apparently cancer and chemo can make you feel like that too.
I am currently on them and have had some nausea and headaches although now wearing off after 3rd week but cannot rate it highly enough, I haven't smoked for two weeks which in itself is a miracle as I was truly addicted but also, I DONT want to smoke anymore and have had no cravings or anxiety, Just very quietly stopped!!!
I figured the sickness and headache (which went with paracetamol) was worth enduring to quit because as the smoking related diseases are going to be much worse than that.

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Helen222's Comment

Written on: 02/10/2014

I am very sorry but you have no idea what you are talking about. You have no clue as to what the side effects is going to be for you personally. It is different with everyone and doesn't come until you have stopped the meds. Trust me - these should be banned.

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“Works for me”

Written on: 21/07/2014 by Rob-117 (1 review written)

I'm 28, been smoking for 11 years. I tried everything to quit, patches, gum, electronic smokes, Allen Carr's book and Max Kirsten's hypotherapy. None of it helped me at all. I was skeptical but tried champix when I spoke to a friend of a friend who swore by it. The first week made me feel no different apart from having some surreal dreams. By the second week I was starting to feel ill whenever I smoked and went from 20 a day to 10 a day. Around day 10 I was only smoking 4 or 5 a day which… Read Full Review

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“Day 12-- Stopped Smoking Day 8-- But Having Side-Effects”

Written on: 19/07/2014 by RaidenCurran (1 review written)

I have smoked for 44 years, and never tried to stop. I can afford to smoke, but the drawbacks to smoking are immense. Apart from the obvious health damage, smoking is so inconvenient. You have to spend half of your time searching out places where you are allowed to smoke, and these are often tatty shelters strewn with dog-ends. The turning point for me was a recent holiday, a short cruise, only 6 nights. My main concern was not the places we were to visit, or life on board, but where could I… Read Full Review

Julieblissitt's Comment

Written on: 21/07/2014

I started smoking after 10 wks on champix... Went in holiday!! Poor excuse as managed to get over dad's death, GCSES and probs at work. Really upset with myself :( can't wait to get back on it... Even with sickness issues!!!! 10/10 for champix

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