1. Thank you to all those who submitted to the Federal Inquiry into E-Cigarettes for making your story count in the fight to legalise nicotine in Australia. Submissions may be viewed HERE.
    Dismiss Notice

How many have tried Champix and what results?

Discussion in 'Research, Health and Legal' started by Charles Vaper, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Charles Vaper

    Charles Vaper Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Location:
    Gladesville, NSW, Australia
    Just trying to get a show of hands, although I presume most were smart enough to dive into vaping.
     
    Oldhead and Pippi like this.
  2. rotten

    rotten Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Location:
    riverland
    Tried it. I lasted 2 months out of 3 before I stopped. I was not myself, very dopey and couldn't think properly. I did stop smoking for a short period though.
     
    The Vaper, Pippi and Charles Vaper like this.
  3. Judith

    Judith Mostly harmless

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Tried it three times. First time I think I managed 9 weeks, second time maybe 6 weeks and third time nearly three months. I stopped smoking with each attempt but restarted every time. It was an incredibly stressful time in my life so that didn't help. Each time I tried the abdominal pain became worse and I really had to push myself on the last attempt. I asked my son later about my behaviour when taking it and he said I was irrational at times (or words to that effect). I had a colonoscopy not long after the last attempt and the surgeon took 15 biopsies to check for damage from Champix. I don't know if that meant there was some indication that it caused damage to people or if it was a just in case check. It made me nervous because my father died of bowel cancer.

    It is a dangerous drug and should not be prescribed IMO.
     
  4. Donna

    Donna Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Tried it for about 9 days. Smoked more than ever the whole time. Horrific anxiety and thoughts that I was going to die if I did stop smoking and same if I didn't. Rang an after hours Doctor one Friday night to check if it was ok if I stopped taking them immediately. Sounds stupid now that I had to ring a Doctor to find out if I could stop something that was sending me loco. The normal me would have just stopped taking them at day 7.

    Went back to my Doctor the next week after anxiety had subsided and told her and she said "yeah many people say that". She didn't report it to anyone.
     
    The Vaper, Pippi and Judith like this.
  5. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria
    I tried it once, it made me very unwell mentally and Psychically. I had to go off it and it didn't work anyway. I cant believe it is still being prescribed as I consider it a very dangerous drug.
     
    Judith and The Vaper like this.
  6. DogMan

    DogMan Butler

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Don't take this the wrong way, but I suspect a vaping forum is the wrong place to get balanced opinions.

    I tried it, I requested it from GP. He said it would have to go through my psychiatrist cos it was too dangerous with my existing conditions. Pdoc presribed it, and wrote a referral to a quitline specialist. I wasn't to take it until the referral was sorted for me to get daily phone calls from quit line. Quit line arranged for a doctor to ring and check on me every night at 6pm, with priority service if I made extra calls.

    By that point I didn't care about quitting any more, but I took it, had a psychotic relapse pretty quick, rang pdoc, and the taking of it was over by the 4th day.
     
    Maria, Donna, Pippi and 3 others like this.
  7. The Vaper

    The Vaper I Vape ∴ I Am

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Location:
    Sydney 2016
    Tried it once. Got me off smoking for ..almost a week (with none of the terrible side effects typically reported), but I missed the entire 'ritual' of smoking so drifted (wafted?) back to the cancer sticks.
     
    DogMan likes this.
  8. Pipesub

    Pipesub Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania
    I've taken 3 courses of Champix. First one got me off the smokes for a year, the second for 9 months and the 3rd 3 months.
    It seemed to work with no serious side effects. My then partner said I was a right b4574rd when on it.

    Now Zyban. Thats another story. Full blown panic attacks.
     
    margyb, Pippi and Judith like this.
  9. DaveJ

    DaveJ I Vape

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    Not I. Never tried it.
     
  10. Judith

    Judith Mostly harmless

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Tasmania
    I am convinced that Zyban gave me a heart attack but can't prove it.
     
    Maria, Broony, Pippi and 1 other person like this.
  11. Pipesub

    Pipesub Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    Hobart, Tasmania
    I wouldn't be surprised.


    Sent from my ZX80 using CPM
     
    Maria and Judith like this.
  12. margyb

    margyb Great Balls of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Location:
    Lindisfarne Tasmania
    I seriously thought about taking champix but had a look online and saw all the dreadful side effects
    and then had a look on here link >> http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/DAEN/daen-entry.aspx
    Important information on the Database of Adverse Event Notifications - medicines
     
    Maria, Judith and DaveJ like this.
  13. Charles Vaper

    Charles Vaper Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Location:
    Gladesville, NSW, Australia
    Dogman, understand but just trying to gauge the popularity among vapers. I have my reasons, it's to do with research.
    Personally, I know two people who tried it. One nearly died and the other, suffered horrific nightmares.
    This drug needs to be removed from the market but the FDA........ enough said.
     
    Maria, CCVaper, margyb and 2 others like this.
  14. laurie9300

    laurie9300 Photoshop Whore

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Western Sydney, Australia
    I tried it twice, went the whole course, and never suffered any side effects. I gave up smoking both times. I stayed off the smokes until the first crisis hit. Then went running back to my crutch!
     
    Pipesub, DaveJ, Judith and 1 other person like this.
  15. Judith

    Judith Mostly harmless

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Tasmania
    That is always the problem, as soon as there is stress it begins again.
     
    laurie9300, Pipesub and DaveJ like this.
  16. margyb

    margyb Great Balls of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Location:
    Lindisfarne Tasmania
    I put this in my submission to SA

    Using a personal vapouriser is a lot less risky than being prescribed Champix which has caused many suicides and resulted in a huge class action involving 3,000 litigants which was settled by pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer in the USA.
    In Australia the stop smoking drug is now being investigated by a Queensland coroner

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-...aused-22-year-old-mans-suicide-family/6589834
     
    Maria, Charles Vaper, Oldhead and 4 others like this.
  17. Sean

    Sean Pommie Git

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Tried it twice without any side-effects. First time I stopped smoking for about four weeks, the second time two weeks. Gave up on it as a waste of time.
     
    Judith likes this.
  18. laurie9300

    laurie9300 Photoshop Whore

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Western Sydney, Australia
    And an expensive waste of time too!
     
    Sean likes this.
  19. Judith

    Judith Mostly harmless

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Especially for the taxpayer funded PBS.
     
    Broony and Donna like this.
  20. Donna

    Donna Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Gotta say that's one of the things i'm most proud of when it comes to vaping.
    No Doctors, No Sin Taxes and No Taxpayer funded subsidy.
     
    Maria, Charles Vaper, Broony and 3 others like this.

Share This Page