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There are quite a lot of people who say they have experienced bad or vivid dreams. I didn't thankfully. You didn't mention if it is helping you to cut down or stop. Maybe you can cut back to 1 pill a day? I wish I could offer you more but Deb, if it's not to bad, try to hang in there a little longer. It may pass or you may be able to quit soon if you haven't already. I took them for a 1 1/2 months and a friend just this evening told me that he took it for 3 weeks only!
I have taken it twice now, The dose is for one body type fits all so I cut the pills in half drink LOTS of water at least some food and take gas x for bloting, which gets better. I did not get the vivid dreams some have but I did not take the full dose I stopped smoking without trying by week 3 it was amazing. Unfortunatly I got so sleepy not sure if it was the chantix heard others said it was I had to go off it and yeap right back at smoking.
Have those subsided? I'm sure this will go away soon so hang in there. If it continues you can always write to them. The website is Chantix.com. Good luck on your quit and stay focused.
To look at them they are not swollon but they really feel like it. I have cut my dose in half and i am hoping that will help.
I'm not getting any younger, so figured I better get this done, while I still am young enough to enjoy the benefits. For those you that have tried Chantix and find the side effects unpleasant, maybe you can try what my doctor suggested. It's the first anti-smoking tool, that I have ever been successful with. I hope that you will stick with it. If someone like me that has smoked 3 packs a day for 38 years can quit, so can you. It can do nothing but help our MS, in the long run.
I'm so glad you chimed in. Thanks. I'm sorry you get the heavy breathing, too, but I'm glad someone can relate. I get these episodes a lot and they freak me out. When I told my neuro the first time it happened, it made him think it was some kind of viral cause. That set him on this CFS thing and he referred me to the endo. Which is totally confusing me, but I'm haniging in there. You do have MS, right, SL? I guess the heavy breathing thing has been making me think it's NOT MS.
Place your pack in another room in a drawer. (I had put mine in the dining room breakfront.) If you do that, you will only smoke when you actually want to. You will find that, in very short order, and with no feeling of deprivation, you will have cut back by almost half. After that you start to say things like, "I will wait 15 minutes before I go for that cigarette." After a while you will forget about the 15 minutes and realize a half hour has passed. And so it goes.
My husband uses it due to nerve damage in his leg and it really does cut down on the pain. It isn't anything like oxy or stuff like that. It might be worth to have a chat with your doctor to see if something like this might work for you. You then wouldn't have the guilt of the methadone. I am definitely no dr. i am just speaking from what i have seen and heard. So if it already hasn't been talked to you about it might be something to look into... just a thought.
She recommended that I cut my Chantix dose in half, if it continues. So yes i am working very closely with my doc. Thanks for the kudos, the Chantix has really helped me , knock on wood.
I feel you on what you are going through. I too have experienced many of these weird sensations in my brain and body. I guess I'll start by telling my personal story. I'm 23 years old. I have experienced anxiety and depression off and on throughout my life, triggered by a traumatic experience, deep-seated regrets and combinations of other experiential-circumstances, and I can tell you first hand it is truly amazing how the mind is capable of affecting the body.
Certainly it's better if you cut down on the cigarettes. Ask your OB or RE to prescribe Chantix for you. I hear it's ok to take during pregnancy and it really helps with trying to quit smoking. Know you're not a lone if you can't quit, many women aren't able to completely quick during pregnancy and the baby turns out okay. I'm not endorsing it of course, just letting you know that you're not the only that's pregnant and could just cut back. Seriously try the chantix...
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If I can do it you can. You smoke for the first 7 days on Chantix, cutting back. Then 8th day quit. It really does work, but be prepared for some horrible dreams.I have been visited by my deceased monther, my ex-husband, lost my work car, wrecked my work car....if you can thiink it up, I've probably dreamed it in the past 7 weeks! But it's worth it! Keep us posted!.And I'll take that last beer please!.
Flag yourself at pharmacies and your dentist. When your detox is over you can get busy healing yourself for you and your family. You can do this, it isn't easy, but you will be finally putting down that bag of rocks you are clearly dragging around. Trust me, it feels great to let go of it.
Make sure you surround yourself with positive minded people and tell them that you are quitting so this way they will watch and make sure that you do. You can do this! I promise you that it is do-able.......we were all where you are at now and it is scary but we are here to support you so you need to just throw them out and read and write and talk and keep yourself busy. I joined a gym and yesterday I jogged on the treadmill for 11 minutes straight!!
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For example, I walk on the beach regularly, but the soreness and reduced muscle function cut my walks in half. The infection was thought to be (but not confirmed as ) Endolimax nana, a parasitic infection treated with Metronidazole. Within several days of treatment, my gastric symptoms went away and my legs felt much better.
I had to have something to do with my hands, mouth, etc....I cut straws in half (then they were the same length as a cig), and chewed them to pieces! I chewed straws in the car, next to the computer, even out in public...almost for a year! I had a pile of straws everywhere. It worked. I also went for a walk after dinner every single nite...even if there was a blizzard outside, because that is when I wanted a cig the most. I lost 15 pounds when I quit! Go figure. But...
I used some Chantix to help me then 5 days after I quit smoking I quit the Chantix. Please do post when you are in need of support. I try to check the forum daily.
my husband hates it and well so do i. He gave me an idea. figure out how many you smoke in a day. cut that in half for the next week. If you need one more then smoke one more. he said it will probable take me about a month to stop. Triggers, thanks for the great info. Also set a scheduled time everyday to smoke.
my problem with quitting is i feel super tired like im quittin opiates all over again i get 2 days out tops and i cave and i thought i was tougher that this imma keep at it i once quit with chantix that stuff worked great and the vivid dreams i had to go with it were amazing considering i dont remember my dreams that much but it only took 2 months after takin the chantix for 3 months so 5 months total b4 i was back smoking started when i was 14 and imma b 31 tommorrow so over half my life ho
So, that did not work for me. Now, recently I am going outside to smoke. And I have now cut my smoking in half. But, to quit smoking is the absolute best thing a person with COPD can do for themselves. Plus, as Teko suggested, your father needs to stay active as possible. Helps to build up the lungs etc. I too noticed the shortness of breath quite awhile before the diagnosis of COPD. I am not who I once was I will admit. But, I am still up and functioning in many ways.
With all the work I have had to go through to get the Chantix I think I am in the right state of mind to stop. I can easily cut back my smoking to about 1/2 pack a day on my own. It is just that last little way I need some help to get me though.
I smoked for 40 + years,have copd & needed to quit. I was sent too many smoking sessation clinics with no sucess. I took it upon myself to use the strongest nicotine patch ,I never dropped the dose,and was given a prescription for Nicotrol Inhaler ( or as I call it my cheater cigarette) it has cartrages with nicotine and looks like a cigarette.
I am one week into the Chantix. I have cut my smoking in half and am gearing up for the quitting all together. I can do this!
I will try to log my feelings on a day by day basis, so if anyone else wants to quit and chime in, or just watch from afar, you can get a day by day account. Warning: I plan to tell it exactly as it is, so some days I may not sound real nice! I apologize a head of time. I figure by doing this, it will help me and maybe even you guys too! Feel free to join in!
) I used Chantix without any negative effects so if you haven't tried it, look into it and see if you are a candidate. I was a smoker of 38 years, having 2 kids and smoking through both pregnancies (God forgive me) and I can honestly say that after the initial 3 months of cold and things, I was strong enough to fight off the occasional urges : ) Don't give up Mandy, keep trying and then one day, it just might stick : ) Read and re-read the articles on whyquit.
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I tried that Thomas thing and it did nothing for the W/D. You will do good with takin Sam-E for mood, B-Complex and gensing for energy, Neuro-PS for memory, L-Tryptophan, Melatonin, GABA and passion flower for sleep, you can get most of them in a blend called "sleep Pretty in Pink". Of course you could take some Xanax but be carful it is deadly to come off of. I am on day 3 tapering and I am feeling no W/D from the meds I am on, they were/are perscribed.
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