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Champix Advice needed

Posted in Hints and tips 21 Mar 2021

Hi guys, I’ve tried champix and I find it great except it gives me dreams all night so I woke up exhausted and it also breaks my skin out. I have literally cut a tablet in half to only have a smaller dose. It helps to make my skin less bad but still effects my sleep. Has anyone taken it at night instead and found that helps? Has anyone had the same experience?

I want to take it to help me quit but I can’t function on no sleep. I have tried the other medication but didn’t like that one. Thanks 🙏

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  • softly40 , Mid North Coast March 22, 2021 | 7:32
    Hi Sophie, I have not been on this forum for a while, but have kept reading your stories, I thought initially you had given up cold turkey, now you are using Champix. I had some issues with Champix, mainly nightmarish dreams, so I cut the dose in half, in other words did not take the 2nd tablet at night, this still worked for me and it could work for you too. Others who have come onto this site, have taken the 2nd tablet with food early on in the evening, this might work for you too....

    With Champix, there is no nicotine attached to the mediction which is a plus, because this is the addictive part of the cigarette.

    I suggest you give any method a chance to work because the physcological aspect of change in your life needs to be dealt waith at the same time, this is the most important aspect of quitting. Keep going and no matter what NOPE (not one puff ever)
  • WendyOhNo March 24, 2021 | 6:43
    HI Sophie,

    I took Chantix in the US, which is the same thing as Champix. I had crazy dreams and stomach problems while I was on it. I ended up quitting cold turkey.

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