Chantix and vicodin

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i have no personal experience with that but i do know some here on the forum have been taking chantix and they did not have any problems. good luck on the smoking and mount everest. hang on and maybe someone with more knowledge may come along. in the meantime you might try googling that ?
You can go CT, taper, or use meds to help such as, Clonidine, Subs, herbal Suppliments and Benzos such as Xanax. any taper will give you some sort of WDs if not done very slowly and gradually. Chantix is a med to quit smoking but I have found it to help with WD to. As I mentioned in another post, Chantix my end up with another off lable use if some other people tried it for tapering off opiates, I know it helped me alone and with Clonidine.
It is now 8/25 (Weds) and Saturday I posted how I needed to withdraw from vicodin in 4 days. It is now that 4th day. My hubby and I are picking up my grandson tomorrow morning and he is staying with us for 6 days. Day 1 of my withdrawal (from only one-two pills daily of vicodin for 3 years) was really bad. I am sure much of it had to be pyschological.
This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
Hope you got the Gasoline cleaned up. As I said, those carbon bases fumes as from gas, or lacquer, varnish etc. are really rough on not just your live to detoxify, but their hard on the lungs. Having breathed the lacquer for all those years and being the smoker I am it's a wonder I'm not dead from it. My grandfather smoked all his life (non filters) and lived to be 91. His sister smoked also and lived to 96. My mother (still living and 83) still smokes.
The ER did an ultra sound, EKG, took 11 vials of blood and gave me 2 vicodin. I then was sent by my family dr, he sent me to get an EMG. That dr saw issues w/ my central & peripheral nerves. He sent me for an cerival MRI. When it came back he said I had c5-6 hernaited disc, he gave me spot injections & steroid pack & sent me to his partner. She set me up for 3 epidural injections. Then she thought I might have TOS,so another MRI, which didn't show TOS.
I had the hardest time with the side effects of this medication, and was wondering if anyone else did too? Now my psych has put me on Wellbutrin XL and says that it should help with cravings for pills (and I'm trying to quit smoking). Is this true? Has anyone taken this medication or experienced the side effects? I feel great, but I haven't slept, and don't know if its from w/d or the anti-depressant. I appreciate any insight.
i stopped the vicodin and began the chantix. it truly is amazing what a 'simple' yet powerful spell can do...especially done under the light of the full moon.
I also was on chantix, i have to say i totally agree...the only thing was i started on the chantix and then stopped, really i don't know why at first, but like you it took all craving away and i kind of tested the waters myself..I wish i would of wrote a journal to remember each day. Anyway , when i was on the end of the second week of the chantix i noticed i was losing weight which i don't need, and was always nauseated..i read up on it and the number one side effect was nausea..
I do think that smoking is an addiction and all addictions are interconnected. With some of the new drugs like chantix, it's easier.
In 2001 I quit drinking after drinking a 12 pack aday for at least 7 years. I have used vicodin on and off for the last 5 years (sometimes taking 40 ES a day). I have quit everything cold turkey...so hopefully weaning off oxy is the way to go. I feel a lot better when I read things here and realize there are people like me out there.
Take the Vicodin along with 800mg of Motrin and 25mg of Benadryl. It will work a little better for pain relief. Also,push fluids,take vitamins and minerals(potassium,magnesium, calcium,zinc.) Move around,eat well and keep that taper under 30% at a time. All the best!
I am on the Chantix now along with the Clonidine, but I did take the Chantix before without the Clonidine and it did help with the W/D symptoms..I wonder if this could be an off lable use for Chantix at some point if the knowladge gets to PCPs.
I'm not asking for vicodin, for God's sake! And I don't want to pay cash, unless I'm sure I'll get what I want. It's funny, but when I stop, cig's taste awful to me and I can't smoke them. So I thought it would be a good idea to get the nicotine out of my system before I stop, or I'll go through nicotine withdrawal as well. Last time I tried, I had to force myself to smoke two or three cigarettes a day to keep it in my system, and it made me so nauseous I was throwing up.
Iv been on opiates since iv been 11 started with 10mg norco (which is vicodin with 325 tylonal) and started taking it 3 times a day and was up to the point where i was taking 12 a day, then i was taking 10mg percs, moved up to 15 mg roxies then they added 30mg oxycontins 3 times a day, then i desided to try and taper myself off pain meds completely at age 15 because it was scary and my tollerance was just to high.
I took a half in the morning friday and half at night. Sat was the same and today I took a 1/3rd when I woke and 1/3rd just now. So far I have not felt any withdrawals at all. I was taking about 7-8 lortabs/perc ets a day for about a year. Do you think with what I am doing I may avoid serious withdrawals? The methadones are only 10mg and again it was half of that in morning and half at night and then today 1/3rd and tonight 1/3rd of a 10mg. Just want to prepare my work week.
I'm glad I'm off all the pain meds and probably took them longer than I should have. I also have some nasty bruises and about 4 incisions that now itch. The doc removed the staples today and told me I was doing fine.
In my opinion, based off my experience....I would taper the vicodin, or take a week off, ask for some clonodine and a sleep aid and ride out the WDs. Suboxone is an expensive, glorified, "classy" methadone....it is just another drug replacing the one you are already on. It is over prescribed with long drawn out tapers for profit. Get away from it while you can..... Read the Suboxone info at the bottom of the main substance abuse page.
So he said do I want to try that medicine and I said yes. So, he wrote me a prescription of Chantix and want to help me to quit smoking because I told him that I really want to quit smoking and live longer because of my kids plus I don't want to end up having Emphysema what my Mom have right now so that scares me. I have heard how horrible it is to go through with Emphysema disease. I don't want to go to the same step she's at, ya know?
I have to tell you honestly, I smoked for about 14 yrs. and I could not have quit w/o help, I am takin this new medication called chantix and it blocks the nicotine receptors in the brain, so you do not get the "high" or enjoyment out of the cigarette. I had tried to quit too many times and always cheated, this time I was ready and with the combination of willpower and medication was the only way I could do it.
I asked WHY? Did you get high? And he said no and he didnt know why he did it. So I felt so hurt and betrayed because Ive always been open and honest with him, even when I had to go to my ex's and "do things" for pills, hes always known because Ive told him. He said he was ashamed to tell me. I told him WHY? TRUST is KEY for me! I cant be with someone who lies to me, be it big or small, I dont care. A liar is a liar. He took 70 tramadols in less than 5 days!
Hi Friends, Welcome! Please make yourself at home ... snuggle down by the fire and hang on. It's a bumpy ride.
I was taking 7-8 5mg tab,perc,vicodin a day or even an oxy 80 a day. I have horrible back and ankle problems from sports and no insurance so it is cheaper to buy it from the street. I did not stick to one specific pill like only lortab or percs it was whatever was available. I am ready to quit taking these as well as smoking. I have not smoked in about 2 weeks thanks to chantix. I have 5 methadone 10mg and no other pain meds.
Actually, I'm using the 12 Steps and Chantix. 1,764 days off mood/mind altering substances. Recovery program consists mostly of actively working the AA program and going to about 5 meeting a week these days (during the first year it was 10 a week, lots of recovery and spiritual reading, and trying to practice the principles in all my affairs.
Hi Friends! Welcome all Tramadol warriors. We're all very glad to see you. Please come in and share.
He was taking Oxycondon (someone help me with that spelling) along with Selexa and Chantix. I'm hoping that didn't complicate things. I'll try to get bananas etc. tomorrow but with the way he's been dreaming on the Chantix, bananas might just put him over the edge (they affect dreaming too). Might be a good thing.
Love and Healing, Emily
i haven't been sober for 3 years and while i know the most common addictions here are to things like vicodin and oxy's and morphine....i've had those things and none of them compare to this drug for me. so i guess i'm here because i'm really scared and no one even knows i'm going to be going through this. last time i was really young...my parents got me through. this time it's all on me and just thinking about not having those pills there anymore gives me an anxiety attack.
I'm addicted to cigarettes for forty years and have ruined my health over it, this will be my seventh try, and the difference is that this time I'm trying Chantix and I have to quit whether it works or not. I have quit many substances including herion and this is by FAR the worst for me psychologically & physically. I will join the smoking forum too but think this one will be helpful also. Maybe together we can make this hell that is addiction a thing of our pasts.
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