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Question for those using champix

Posted in Quit experiences 02 Jun 2014

I am just completing day 13 of being smoke free (using champix) and very excited about it of course but it's weird, I have smoked for over 35 years and I don't even have cravings!  Another strange side effect of the champix seems to be my complete distaste for alcohol, haven't had a sip since I quit.  I don't know if this is because I always enjoyed the two together but bottom line the thought of a drink is completely unapealing.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Does it go away when u stop the champix?  I guess it's not a terrible thing that I can't drink - I'm going to be so darn healthy I won't recognize myself!! :)

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  • Wade June 03, 2014 | 0:10
    Great work! I have heard the same about champix in regards to helps quit alcohol as well. Talk to your Doctor about this.

    I'm on 33 days off nicotine and this time around I did it cold turkey. 33 days is my best effort since 1996! I've smoked since 1985 with very little abstinence!

  • Quittingformykids, Murrumbidgee June 03, 2014 | 13:16
    Hi Kam
    I'm on day 18ish of the champix and I really enjoyed a cold beer the other day after doing some work around the house. And gladly, didn't even consider a cigarette at the time.
  • Dak June 03, 2014 | 18:27
    Hi KAM,
    Well done and keep going.
    As you know I am off the Champix and although I have the occasional craving, it does not last as I feel disgusted at the thought of inhaling all of those chemicals.
    I had tried to quit so many times in the past and always failed but perhaps the Champix and the right state of mind is the right combination.
  • Robsta70 June 03, 2014 | 21:02
    I'm on day 3 of champix and my smoking habit it starting to take a kick!! I also love my wine, however, the last 2 nights I've struggled to drink a glass!!
  • KAM June 05, 2014 | 12:53
    Thanks everyone for your input! Glad to see quittingformykids can still enjoy a cold one and glad to see you are still going strong! I guess a few of us have lost the taste for alcohol but that's not the worst thing! :). Keep up the great work everyone I so appreciate reading all your posts, they keep me strong and I don't feel alone in my battle.

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