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TomF1 Sep 16, 2017 (10:57 PM)  


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Hi Smober, Thank you for sharing you experience.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/23/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -125
Amount Saved: $-60.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -78496

Just For Today

Emily, Quit Coach Sep 15, 2017 (03:52 PM)  


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Hi everyone,


What helpful information being shared. 

Each person/body is different and it's great to see that you have found a medication that works well for you. Like Smobered Up said, you can always speak with you doctor if you want to see if the medication would be a good fit for you or if having any side effects. 

Have a good weekend,
Emily 

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

Smobered Up Sep 15, 2017 (03:31 PM)  


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  Hi Tomf1....I am a Champix quitter x 3.  There is no question that it made the process so much easier than any other quit smoking aid.  When I finished the course of pills, I was confident that I could stay smober.  Eventually,  I let my guard down and thought that I could get away with having a smoke or two on special occasions and yep.......you guessed it, I eventually succumbed to my old ways.  I was a very heavy smoker (50 cigs a day) for 50 years so it wasn't a far reach to fall back into the arms of Nicodemon each time.  Imagine......3 times I had quit for at least  months......you'd think I would have learned my lesson the first time I relapsed but I didn't.  In seven years, I have quit 3 times with Champix and tried dozens of times with other aids.  CHAMPIX IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE  as long as you have wrapped your brain around not ever touching another cigarette after your finished your Champix course.   I am coming up on a year of smobriety on the 15 of Oct and am ecstatic about finally getting a full consecutive year in. I would also like to let you know, that each time I was on the med, I had a transition period of being a little weepy and short tempered.  This can be a side effect of the drug, but it eventually subsided and by the 4th week I was on a roll.  If you find that the blues or crankiness persist after 4 or so weeks, check with your doctor to make sure that you are not one of the rare one's who have a bad psychological reaction.  In any case, I will be alongside for your journey as I continue my own.  The Champix gives you the benefit of expelling all nicotine from your body and either weakening the synapsis in your brain that trigger craving or better yet, neutralizing them all together.  Even though it's almost a year for me, I am occasionally battling new triggers.  Things that you may have forgotten about but your brain remembers that this was a good time to have a smoke.  It doesn't happen often and it is very easy to shake them off now that I have a reasonable length of time under my belt. I wish you well in your attempt to quit with Champix.  It really is a wonder drug in that it really suppresses the cravings.  Also, I found that if I did light up after a a couple of weeks on the pill, the cigarette tasted like camel dung and I quickly butted out. The irony is that I wasn't actually craving the cigarette,  it was just a stupid curiosity.  All these things were part of my journey and I hope that in some way you find it helpful.  I used to have a thread here called Cham Pixie Central .  It was for anybody who was on Champix to ask questions or report on their progress.  It's very helpful to know and relate to someone who has first hand experience. Any time now, your cigarettes are going to start tasting icky.  This is a good sign.........and you will soon butt out....maybe even sooner than your projected quit date.  With great affection I say...may all your cigarettes start tasting really bad so that you may move on in your journey to freedom. Good luck!

Your quitter pal
Smobered Up

N.B.  My stats are incorrect at this point.  My latest quit date was October 15 2016.  One year coming up....YAHOO

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 335
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,375
Amount Saved: $3,768.75
Life Gained:
Days: 41 Hrs: 16 Mins: 29 Seconds: 29

The buck stops HERE!

Vix1976 Sep 14, 2017 (10:09 PM)  


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Good luck tomf1

Emily, Quit Coach Sep 14, 2017 (08:31 PM)  


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Hi TomF1,


Congrats on choosing your quit date and starting with Champix. 

If you would like any help setting up a quit plan please feel free to call into Smokers' Helpline at 1-877-513-5333. 

Look forward to hearing from you about how it's going. 
Emily 

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TomF1 Sep 14, 2017 (04:58 PM)  


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Hi Every1 I'm on my 5th day with Champix, just set my quit day for sept 23. I've been around here a long time, tried to quit so many times I lost count. I'm looking forward to being an ex smoker.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/23/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -200
Amount Saved: $-96.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -114691

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manderson4 Aug 05, 2017 (09:52 AM)  


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Congratz Doyle on continuing to move forward glad you picked a quit date but please remember everything you learned from previous attempts because it will help.  

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 111
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,325
Amount Saved: $6,104.72
Life Gained:
Days: 18 Hrs: 4 Mins: 18 Seconds: 19

One Down One to Go

Shanbam Aug 04, 2017 (09:31 PM)  


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Hi Doyle, I have been on Champix for 5 weeks now. I also read Allen Carr's book and I highly recommend you read it before your quit date. You need to be determined to quit and believe you can do it. Champix will definitely help with the cravings. You can do this and everyone at SHO is cheering you on.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/30/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 36
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 432
Amount Saved: $293.76
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 17 Mins: 37 Seconds: 39

Sarah, Quit Coach Aug 04, 2017 (09:52 AM)  


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Good morning Doyle, and congratulations on picking a quit date! Its so common for people - whenever they are making any kind of big change in life - to be nervous and anxious. Also wanted to commend you on trying a new method, and coming back to the quitting process. It shows how important this is to you! Is there anything from past attempts (strategies, etc) that have worked really well for you? We have a very supportive community...feel free to share your worries here: we've got your back! You can do this, Doyle. All the best Sarah

Doyle Aug 04, 2017 (09:05 AM)  


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I have started taking champix after numerous attempts to quit with NRT.  I'm a bit nervous and anxious and hope all will go well.  I have picked my quit date to be august 15th.  Any advice or tips is welcomed. 

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