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legaleagle63Oct 22, 2017 @ 8:03 PM
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Glad to read this post. I failed last time I went off Champix so now I understand why.
Vix1976Oct 14, 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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Thanks my friend smobered for sharing your experience, I too hope others will share. I very much remember starting champix the last time I quit and the sleeplessness and crazy dreams but don’t remember at all coming off it so am hoping that’s a good sign that it was easy so it didn’t stick in my memory.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 31
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 465
Amount Saved: $334.80
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 22 Mins: 16 Seconds: 4

Smobered UpOct 13, 2017 @ 7:55 PM
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Hi Vix!
I found an old post of mine so I am copy and pasting it as it is very relevant to your question and hopefully, anyone else who is on Champix can draw some benefit as well.
I totally agree that it is a good idea to prepare for coming off Champix. 
This was my third serious try with this product and as long as I was taking it, I had no trouble dealing with the cravings.  My relapses were always within a few weeks of quitting the drug.  I smoked for over 50 years so my doctor and myself decided to double the time that I was on the drug and it has helped me to maintain my quit.  Quite honestly, I have had a few slips since I stopped taking the "pill", but the good news is that I quickly recovered and did not relapse in despair as in previous quits.  This does not mean that you will have the same result.........there are many who have not had their cravings come back with a vengeance. We are all different and have different smoking histories.  Keep in mind that my story is subjective as will be any others who respond to your post.
I sincerely hope that you hear from more cham pixies who have had years of smobriety under their belts to assure you of your future.  I believe that being forewarned is being fore armed and I do so hope that your transition is relatively craveless and easy to maintain.  If you should happen to have a difficult time of it when you are finished the drug, then I would suggest seeing your doc to extend your time on the script rather than introduce nicotine replacement.  You worked so hard to break the nicotine stimulant loop and I wouldn't want to see you reconnect with dreaded nicotine in any form.  Just sayin' .
Good luck fellow Cham pixie. Your attitude and resolve are your greatest asset. You are still very young and haven't smoked as long as many of us so your chances are very good that you've slain the dragon.  From the bottom of my heart, I mean it.

Your quitter pal,
Smobered Up.
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 363
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,075
Amount Saved: $4,083.75
Life Gained:
Days: 45 Hrs: 4 Mins: 27 Seconds: 29

The buck stops HERE!

Vix1976Oct 13, 2017 @ 6:14 PM
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Hi all, It’s been so long since I quit last time and was on champix and I still have a while before I’m done it this time but can anyone share their experience on what it was like going off of it? Withdrawals, cravings, whatever issues you may have had? Thanks in advance 🙂

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 30
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 450
Amount Saved: $324.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 20 Mins: 40 Seconds: 54

ShanbamSep 29, 2017 @ 8:56 PM
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Hi Doyle, my doctor prescribed champix for 16 weeks rather than 12 weeks. The Champix has been very helpful to me.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/30/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 92
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,104
Amount Saved: $750.72
Life Gained:
Days: 12 Hrs: 1 Mins: 59 Seconds: 47

Nadia, Quit CoachSep 29, 2017 @ 8:47 PM
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Hi Doyle,

Excellent question! The manufacturer's recommended length of treatment is 3 months, however we have heard people stay on the treatment longer than that. The most important thing is to clear it with your health care provider before you do.
I hope we hear from fellow SHO members who have gone through it.

Cheers to a smoke free week-end!
Nadia, Quit Coach
DoyleSep 29, 2017 @ 5:24 PM
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Has anyone done the Champix program for more than 3 consecutive months?  I am on my 9th week and talked to my pharmacist about doing the treatment for 6 months.  If you did, how was your quit?  And do you have any thoughts or pointers?  Thanks and have a good smoke free day! 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/29/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 2 Mins: 1 Seconds: 54