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Asked by Cornishborn on 9th November 2015 Report this content
I really want to quit smoking.  I started taking Champix a week ago. As a heavy smoker about twenty-thirty a day. I have cut smoking down to about fifteen a day but I am very disappointed with myself. What should I do?

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Asked by ButterflySue on 29th June 2015 Report this content
I'm a 39 year old, 20-40 (60 on a bad day) a day smoker for 20 years: First few days seemed to slow me down smoking which I liked. On day 5 my closest friend suddenly passed away at the age of 19 years old. I have continued taking Champix but also the fags too as my body has enough going on. They must be working as the day I got the news I only smoked 8 fags all day. My issue now is I am in week 6! I have been told I can take them for 24 weeks if really needed as my grief wasn't something I could avoid. The last few days I have started physically throwing up within 10 minutes of taking the pill. Should I quit them and start again when I am stronger or continue this awful misery?  I hate smoking but I hate throwing up too.

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Asked by irenee166 on 17th January 2015 Report this content
I took Champix about 6 years ago and had a bad reaction to them. Does anyone know if the same thing would happen this time or are reactions different each time?

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Asked by janeybabe on 12th August 2014 Report this content
I'm on day 8 today. I stopped on Saturday night and wanted one last night. I had one this morning and I have taken the stronger tablet, and feel nauseous. I have in my head that Saturday was too early and now, as I really wanted a cigarette yesterday that they aren't going to work for me. Is this true?

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Asked by karlgord on 7th August 2014 Report this content
Do the side effects ever subside or do they continue throughout use? I'm experiencing extreme nausea and some fatigue. Other than that, works great for quitting.

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Report this content tracess Written on: 08/08/2014
They do eventually go. I took just one tablet and this really helped me with the sickness feeling. Will be 2 years this month for me..... Good luck
Asked by janeybabe on 31st July 2014 Report this content
I am going to the doctor today to ask for these. I am reading good and bad reports and am a bit wary regarding the depression and nightmares you get with these. What are your experiences?

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Report this content tracess Written on: 31/07/2014
Amazing, I tried so many times to pack up smoking . They do make you feel a little sick, but ensure you eat before taking them. Didn't suffer with any other symptoms and have now been smoke free since 22nd august 2012, feel so much better and my breathing has improved 200%.
Report this content asimo Written on: 31/07/2014
Hi, I wouldn't be worried, give it a try, see how it goes, you can still stop any time, & not everybody gets these symptoms. let us know how it goes.
Report this content janeybabe Written on: 31/07/2014
thanks guys will keep yous posted.
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Asked by dizzylizzy25 on 2nd July 2014 Report this content
How much does Champix cost?

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Report this content asimo Written on: 02/07/2014
HI,In Ireland around 150€, on medical card is almost free.
Report this content Kacey1 Written on: 09/07/2014
Hi I am a first time user of champix and after reading lots of reviews I am feeling disappointed in myself, most reviews state that by day 4/5/6 people have stopped smoking but I am on day 12 and still smoking 20 a day and no urge what's so ever to stop yet. I thought champix would help me stop after trying other methods. Is it worth carrying on when they are not having an affect after 12 days?
Asked by Sylvierock on 13th February 2014 Report this content
I've quit one time with the patch for 5 years. That was 10 years ago and, I started smoking again. Now, my aunt that used to smoke 2 packs a day, quit with Champix 5 months ago. It's been 4 weeks for me and I've cut like 10 cigs a day! Should I take Champix 3 times a day?

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Report this content asimo Written on: 13/02/2014
I would take it as advised by your Doctor, well done!
Report this content Cigless Written on: 13/02/2014
I took the first pack and then cut them in half for 2 weeks ,and then stopped all together because I was getting after effects dry mouth taste buds all over the place ,so I decided this would be the way for me ,that was 11 months ago and I still have not had a fag ,I think most of it is in the mind, habit ,I felt that I no longer needed the champix and went for it ,good luck what ever you decide
Report this content roxane22 Written on: 13/02/2014
No. Champix is designed to help you quit smoking, not cut down and to be taken twice a day only. You should quit smoking within first two weeks. I strongly advise you to set quiting day within few days and continue taking Champix for 12 weeks. Trained smoking advisor.
Report this content Tjaart Written on: 13/02/2014
Dont increase the dosage. More pills will not mske you smoke less. Rather get your head right also. STOP BUYING! And make the following your motto in life: NTAP. (Never Take Another Puff!). Champix is the best to stop smoking, but you must also trust it to work. As ling as you buy cigarettes, carrying it with you and take every possible opportunity to smoke, you are not giving Champix the fair chance it needs. Another tip I can provide: when you feel like smoking, drink a glass if water. This helped me also, as I never felt like smoking after having a glass of good healthy water. I am clean niw for three years and don't crave even a little bit. All the best with toyr efforts to give up smoking. Believe me, it is worth everything!
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Asked by Annamieuk on 7th December 2013 Report this content
Has anyone tried to wean themselves off at the end of the course, and how did you do it? I am starting the third pack today, and don't want to stop dead at the end and risk any kickbacks due to the nature of the medicine. I thought I'd reduce to 1 a day first week. 1 every other day second week and then every 3, 4, 5, days the subsequent weeks. If anyone here is a doctor or GP I would welcome your advice.

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Report this content Julia Barton Written on: 12/12/2013
My husband and I took Champix nearly 3 years ago. He'd smoked for over 30 years and I, just over 20 years. I'd never tried any medication before, just willpower. I didn't take the tablets for the full course as I felt nauseous taking them. I was nervous coming off them early, as I thought I'd want to smoke again. Anyway, I had my last cigarette on day 9 of taking these tablets and probably stopped the tablets after 8-9 weeks altogether. It's been nearly 3 years for my husband and I. We have never had any cravings since and can't believe how wonderful these tablets worked for us. I wish you all the best and hope it works for you too.
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