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Posted in Quit experiences 18 Nov 2012

I stopped smoking in March this year only to crack 3 months later. I was using the patches and also reading Allan Carrs book. I am now wanting to quit again but don't know if I can do it without the patches. I'd be interested to hear of peoples' experience using Champix; I've heard about the nausea and bad dreams.

I'm on my last packet now and going to the Dr tomorrow to get some Champix. Experiences with Champix would be great


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  • Amyy November 18, 2012 | 20:17
    Champix has been pretty good so far for me. I have been quit for about a week- tried many times but never succeeded so champix has been great for me. I have experienced vivid dreams but nothing more unusual than any other- and the sick feeling is tolerable and is minimised if you eat before taking the tablets as reccommended.
    Good luck with quitting.
  • eric, Western NSW November 18, 2012 | 22:33
    champix may not be for every one but it might be right for you, i did a course of champix and have been smoke free for nearly 2 years i did not get any side effects and it was easy to stop smoking well all the best and stay strong.
  • live_longer, Nepean Blue Mountains November 19, 2012 | 20:11
    I stopped with Champix and it was amazing for me. I am up to 94 days going strong. I didn't have any dreams that stood out as more vivid or unusual and I agree with Amyy, if I ate before I took the tablets then nausea was not an issue.
    good luck :)
  • Roseyk November 19, 2012 | 21:51
    I stopped smoking with champix over a year ago. It worked wonders for me and I havn't touched a smoke since the day I quit. I did have some side effects. Insomnia was really bad, did not have a good night sleep for the whole time I was taking the tablets and I also had nausea, mainly with the morning tablet, but if I took it with food it made it abit more bearable. In saying that, I was able to put up with the side effects as they were not going to kill me, but if I continued smoking that eventually would have. Best of luck with your quit journey:)
  • tlee, Southern NSW November 19, 2012 | 22:05
    Champix has been working great for me also. I've been taking Champix for 5 weeks now and havent had any side effects except a little nausea and some strange dreams. I agree with Amyy and live_longer, you really need to eat before taking the pills.
    I wish you the best of luck :)
  • Gayld, Northern NSW November 20, 2012 | 18:07
    Thanks everyone. I got the Champix today and start taking them in the morning. I have a great Dr who also does Acupuncture and he said if I have any problems with the Champix he will help me with the acupuncture as well!

    Roughly, what is the best time to take them at night?
  • NowaNonSmoker!, Western Sydney November 20, 2012 | 22:20
    Hey Gayl welcome back. Give it your best shot - no excuses this time. Read Alan Carrs Easyway to stop smoking book. That and champix have kept me smoke free for 324 days now. Champix initially then the de-brainwash by Alan Carr. Good combo. You go girl!!
  • Gayld, Northern NSW November 21, 2012 | 18:08
    Thanks NowaNonSmoker. I've got the book and the Champix so I'm ready.
    Congratulations on your 324 smoke free days too....well done!!

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