So after smoking for almost 50 years I half heartedly decided to quit. On my third prescription for Champix (destroyed the other two when I deemed that I wasn't ready). It was given to me in June 2019 and dispensed a few weeks ago. I was quite fearful of the possible side effects so I timed the commencement of the course with my holidays. A few times whilst I was smoking the taste was "different" but not enough to butt out or deter me from lighting another. I smoked for the first two weeks and with some trepidation had my last cigarette at 10.18pm December 22. Fortunately, I have had no nausea but am finding it dreadful in getting to sleep, sometimes hours. Vivid dreams were in abundance when I finally got to sleep. Not nightmares, just really, really weird dreams. I have decided to cease taking the evening tablet every night to see if that helps. To be honest, I am not sure that the Champix are helping me and that perhaps (at this stage) I am stronger than I thought. A couple of nights ago I had headlights beaming into my bedroom window and when I went to investigate, the driver thought he was in a driveway!!! Mind you, he had to drive over the gutter and nature strip before he stopped on my front lawn!! During all this, I didn't once think about having a cigarette. As it is very early days I still think about having a cigarette but I dismiss that thought and put it down to habit/boredom etc. For the first time since I was about 15 and now being nearly 64, I have been smoke free for almost a week. Pretty sure that if I can do this, anyone can.
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