I started on the Champix 26 days ago, the first few days I felt very very very exhausted. Other than that I have had no side effects from Champix. No dreams, no nausea, no bad taste, nothing. Okay, so far so good. My problem is that it is having no affect on my cravings to smoke. I have cut the cigs down to 20, and I have basically cut out the coffee, those two went hand in hand. Now smoking 20 instead of 40. But I can't get below this number. I have started to read Allen Carr, I am finding this a big help. I'm also chewing gum ( not nicotine gum, ordinary gum ), this is a big help also. But I can't get below the 20.
Has any one else experienced this. I'm desperate, any advice greatly appreciated. I need to stop smoking, they will kill me.
I had decided to stop on day 14 of taking the champix.Approaching the day I found that my desire to stop had not decreased though the cigs didn't taste the same. I continued to smoke my 20 a day until day 21 & then decided I had to stop.
The thing to remember is the champix won't make you stop,only you can do that, but it will mean that once you do you won't feel like smoking (if that makes sense)
It is difficult to make the step but it is worth it. Once I stopped I found immediately that I didn't feel like having that next cigarette. Obiviously you need to decide mentally that you don't want another cig.
I am now just over nine weeks off them & although I still get moments when I think I would like one, the majority of the time I'm ok. I have just finished the 3 month course of champix & I think its important to take them as directed.
Personally I had no side effects at all,maybe I was lucky.
Best of luck.