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  • Patches
    Northern NSW
    3
    Stories

    Champix let down

    Posted in Quit experiences 22 Aug 2021
    6 Comments

    Hi folks. I have no idea how this website works or how to find my last post. Its all a little outdated, clunky and user unfriendly. I will just post this probably the last time as I cant navigate this dinosaur. I quit in may only to have my champix ripped off the shelves mid course. My doc gave me antianxiety for tummy flutters. 7 days later i just went commando and punched the daylights out of...

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  • Patches
    Northern NSW
    3
    Stories

    3 month surprise

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Aug 2021
    7 Comments

    Hi everyone. I'm back after my failed quit last year but this time, I'm 3 months off with Champix. My question to anyone who has experienced this is... Has anyone weened off Champix only to find the withdrawal has hit like I've never quit? I know this must be uncommon as I've read enough positive reviews from happy ex smokers. I'm thinking I may have to stick it for another 3 months but the bloa...

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  • Patches
    Northern NSW
    3
    Stories

    Patch to the rescue

    Posted in Getting started 11 Sep 2020
    5 Comments

    After chaining for 47 years I went cold turkey for 4 days. Thought I was so smart before having a giant meltdown & smoking 4 cigarettes while shaking with rage. This morning, woke up happy again, told myself happy birthday, now put a patch on & get back up on the horse. For the first time ever I'm not berating myself as a failure. Me thinks I'm a much happier more relaxed person today. Even if ...

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