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    Time to quit smoking anyone used champex?

    Quit like 3 times b4 but longest I have gone is 6 weeks anyone quit using champex and what's it like?

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    Banned

    Now is not the right time, when you start coughing up blood ...then you stop

    good for u. good luck

    I quit new years eve 2003 and haven't smoked since, I think the best method is cold turkey. I've had loads of mates who have tried all sorts of fads over the years and only managed few weeks.

    After 3 days nicotine craving gone
    After 3 weeks habit virtually gone
    After 3 months All clear

    Stopped using Zyban which is similar. Scariest bit was the list of potential side effects but they did work. First week you carry on smoking whilst taking one tablet a day. Second week stop smoking and take two tablets. Continue for about 4 weeks. Worked for two years then started whilst drunk on holiday. Idiot I know. Didn't miss the cigs whilst on the tablets and by the time you come off them the nicotene is out of your system. You can then consentrate on just breaking all the habits like get in car, light cig etc. I will be trying them again. Honest!

    Banned

    but if you have quit before with other products surely the problem is your lack of willpower?

    I used Champix in the past felt quite sick and dizzy for the first couple of days found the trick is to always have something to eat before i took them and that stopped the sicky feeling
    Had to stop due taking them after week 4 though as was making me feel really low and affecting my mood badly but thats a rare side affect according to the doctor
    Several people i know have took them all had no side affect and all have quit smoking now
    good luck hope it works for you

    louloublue

    I used Champix in the past felt quite sick and dizzy for the first couple … I used Champix in the past felt quite sick and dizzy for the first couple of days found the trick is to always have something to eat before i took them and that stopped the sicky feelingHad to stop due taking them after week 4 though as was making me feel really low and affecting my mood badly but thats a rare side affect according to the doctor Several people i know have took them all had no side affect and all have quit smoking now good luck hope it works for you



    Sickness/dizziness here too. I have heard good things about Allen Carrs 'easy way to stop smoking'
    Maybe worth a try? No side effects from reading a book!

    Original Poster

    Thanks all I tried the patches to but failed on them

    I used Champix 3 years ago and i havent smoked since. They did help me but you still need the willpower and determination to stop.

    6 weeks you were nearly there. quit a few years ago never looked back. try again. you will always have that urge / desire to smoke but just rember that your a non smoker. gets easier and easier to say no. dont stop trying give it another go. and think of all the dosh you save.

    the sedge

    6 weeks you were nearly there. quit a few years ago never looked back. … 6 weeks you were nearly there. quit a few years ago never looked back. try again. you will always have that urge / desire to smoke but just rember that your a non smoker. gets easier and easier to say no. dont stop trying give it another go. and think of all the dosh you save.



    ^^^ this^^^
    I gave up 7 months ago, used a patch once and it made me throw up, so did it with willpower and the fact I had loadsa money left to spend on me!
    Downside is I piled a shedload of weight on........working on that now!

    Good Luck to you
    Edited by: "bitseylango" 24th Aug 2010

    Good luck stopping. I used Champix and stopped for 10 months now. No side effects and Champix is good because each time you get your tablets from the pharmacy (new pack every 2 weeks) you have to give a breath test and they can tell if you've been cheating / smoking. This is good because it gives you more incentive to stop.

    bitseylango

    ^^^ this^^^I gave up 7 months ago, used a patch once and it made me throw … ^^^ this^^^I gave up 7 months ago, used a patch once and it made me throw up, so did it with willpower and the fact I had loadsa money left to spend on me!Downside is I piled a shedload of weight on........working on that now! Good Luck to you




    After 30yrs,gave up 4 months ago on sheer will power, as I had the compulsery smokers cough,it was driving me insane,after 3 days cough stopped.took up swimming for the weight gain thing, then cough came back 6 wks ago and been off work with respertory probs,now on an inhaler and still coughing........I will never smoke again and so wish I had never started..........but I am the road to getting better...so stick with it and good luck and well done all fellow ex smokers......:D

    Used champix 2 years ago and ended up on antidepressants (first time in my life) Just be very careful, and monitor your mood. I have now been stopped for 4 months....deffo not easy, but now feel the worst is over. Good luck in your quest

    the sedge

    6 weeks you were nearly there. quit a few years ago never looked back. … 6 weeks you were nearly there. quit a few years ago never looked back. try again. you will always have that urge / desire to smoke but just rember that your a non smoker. gets easier and easier to say no. dont stop trying give it another go. and think of all the dosh you save.



    That's not true at all that's one of the reasons I put off quitting for so long was the thought I would always have those cravings. I can honestly say the thought of smoking never crosses my mind, even when surrounded by smokers. After those first 3/4 cigarette free months it was like I'd never smoked get those behind you and you'll never look back.

    danmc

    That's not true at all that's one of the reasons I put off quitting for … That's not true at all that's one of the reasons I put off quitting for so long was the thought I would always have those cravings. I can honestly say the thought of smoking never crosses my mind, even when surrounded by smokers. After those first 3/4 cigarette free months it was like I'd never smoked get those behind you and you'll never look back.



    maybe urge/ desire was the wrong description. I can still imagine sitting down having a smoke but thats it . I would never start again so maybe there is no urge to have one just an image of me having a fag. Also I found it harder deciding to give as you say than giving up. Making that decision is hard, it's difficult to see beyond being a smoker, but there is life beyond honestly keep trying to give and one day your make it good luck and all the best.

    my husband used to champix, it has been over a year since he stopped! it works!! as he tried everything else and didnt work :-D

    Original Poster

    THANKS ALL
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