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Champix side effects help anyone ?

Posted in Hints and tips 17 Sep 2014

Hi all,

I've just started using champix, day 3.

My smokes are tasting very funny and im not enjoying having one either, im purely doing it because i am bored and not at work. The only thing is that ive been getting really bad vomiting and headaches since taking and its only been day 3! Would like some tips on how to help these side effects? I take the tablets with food and water but end up vomiting about 4 hours later. Hope i can stay on these because there making my smoking expierance terrible and thats what i want :)

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  • healthy_me, South Western Sydney September 17, 2014 | 19:19
    Im on them too I smokes tasting bad an I not feeling like another on but im having weird dreams an I have to eat before I have or I feel sick
  • Atame September 17, 2014 | 21:33
    I found that I had to lower the dosage to avoid nausea. Instead of taking two tablets p/day I started taking one a day; half in the morning and half at night.. Found a massive improvement in the side effects and no reduction in the effect (in relation to smoking) of the drug.
  • free81 September 18, 2014 | 10:51
    Drink plenty of water all day long and go slowly on the program so your brain and body can adjust to champix.
    Eat first, rest for about 30-40 minutes.
    Take half a pill and take your time adjusting. Hope that helps :)
  • free81 September 18, 2014 | 10:56
    Also without champix,if you were going cold turkey you would have similar withdrawal symptoms like heachache,sick in the stomach, lethargic enegry etc....Stay Strong
  • Emma270 October 01, 2014 | 21:18
    Hi, I'm on day 5. Still smoking and like above probably because bored and habit with small amount of craving. How long for the champix to start? I'm so impatient! I tried champix 6 years ago and didn't want to smoke by day 7, day 8 I was severely depressed and couldn't get out of bed. I'm really worried this will happen again but I was in a violent relationship back then and not strong. Now I'm in a better head space and stronger. I really hope I don't have to stop again due to the same reason!

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