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Today is day 25 on Champix and Day 24 of last cigarette. Problems I face is stomach cramps and nausea but it all goes away after an hour. I am generally an anxious person so started controlling my mind wandering off to overthinking since I am on Champix. My main trigger is feeling bored. Whenever I am alone at home or I have nothing to do i feel like going for one. So I started watching all the latest movies to distract myself and so far it has helped me. Only twice I felt a sudden crazy urge for going for one and both times I was having argument (partner and family), I had to pause and talk to myself in third person :-D to keep me out of it.. So now i try to shy away from arguments since quitting is far more important for me than proving myself right at this stage.
I am very impressed of lasting this long. I still don't hate the smell of smoking to be honest (that's something I read a lot around but didn't happen to me). I do get very vivid dreams sometimes me smoking but i generally brush it off.
I had a major panic attack and sleepless night the first day I doubled my dose (1mg) but I saw my GP next day; and upon her recommendation I took 1 pill only next few days and it did the trick.
I say Champix is very helpful but at the end I had to decide myself I wanted to quit and remind myself every time urge comes in. Another silly thing I do is carry my Champix pack with me almost everywhere so from corner of my eye I can see it.
This forum has helped me a lot, specially in earlier days I was reading you guys' stories extensively and feeling like part of a community, so thank you for that. I still come here every few days to see how is it going for you guys and it gives me courage to keep going as well. So THANK YOU all..! <3
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