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On champax, vomiting, feels dizzy, heavy leg, bolted stomach, missing periods, on pill

I m on champax to help me quit smoking , I ve been on it for 11 days and quit yesterday. The past two days I ve been throwing up in the mornings, get dizzy and my legs feel really heavy. I also just want to sleep all day and my stomach has become bloated. It s also caused my periods to be 3days late (I m on the pill ) is this a sign to stop taking them or just withdrawals from no nicotine?
Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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Hi,

Nausea, vomiting, bloating and dizziness can be due to both nicotine withdrawal and adverse effects of champix. In your case, since the symptoms started just after quitting smoking, I feel nicotine withdrawal is the most likely cause although it usually is not severe in people on champix. Please continue with Champix. The symptoms should go away in a few days.

Best wishes for a smokefree life!
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