Side effects 😩

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Hi hope someone can help me, started champix 3 weeks ago and I’ve got down to 3 cigarettes a day which after smoking for 40 yrs I’m well happy, but I’m getting side effects of mouth ulcers and a sore throat and the feeling like my throat is closing in and I’m struggling the breath at night.

Does anyone else have these problems? 

Thank you 

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    Hi Etta, I can't say that the symptoms your experiencing are related to your choice of quiting aid, what I will say is well done on cutting down to four cigarettes a day, that's a tremendous leap from fourty and means your well on your way to be coming an X smoker.

    I would now suggest that you make an appointment to see your no smoking nurse at your surgery, ring up and say you are having problems and scared because of them you might start smoking again, this should secure you a fast track appointment.

    Also you should be considering cutting out caffeine and drinking water and fresh orange juice I mean lots to flush out toxins from the champix, it's not something I advice quitters to use but if it's the only option then it's better than smoking.

    Again well done for take the first step to being smoke free

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    Hi Etta, well done, youre almost there. I stopped with champix and had some side effects, mainly headaches and nausea. Also wierd dreams. I reduced my dose and the side effects subsided. In your case, I wonder if you may have a virus, possibly nothing to do with the champix? Wortha check up with your doc or nurse...have you checked your temperature? Are you replacing cigs with more coffee or caffiene drinks? keep in touch x 
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    Hello Etta,

    Chantix definitely has some very nasty side effects. I don't recommend it. It has a 44% success rate after 90 days... That means that 56% went back to smoking while using the product. That's on Day #90.

    After a full year, only 14% are not smoking. Very high risk and very poor success rates.

    Here's a couple of links for you.

    https://whyquit.com/pr/061411.html

    https://stopforlife.com/

    More info available if you need it.

    Better see a doctor for those dangerous symptoms.

    Good Luck !

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