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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.
I've never gotten to the point of throwing up or even what I'd call real nausea, just a crappy feeling in my gut. I have been taking the Chantix for one week and 2 days now. I am still smoking pretty much as usualy, but I think I have cut down a little, but not because of any effort on my part, it's just sort of 'happening." I was so incredibly thrilled to read that you stayed on the Chantix and continued to smoke for nearly two months.
The doc said that it was possible that I could have an allergic reaction after 10 days on it b/c it slowly builds up in your system. Its half-life is 24 hours so that it maintains a steady supply of whatever the active ingredient is that makes you not want to smoke. Even on day 10, my cravings/desire to smoke had not diminished and I had not completely quit smoking. I had cut down some and just started noticing the day I had to quit that cigs tasted bad. I wish you luck.
I am now on day number 8 of taking Chantix - still smoking but have cut back. Yesterday, I started the 1 mg twice per day dose and within an hour of my a.m. dose, started itching like crazy. Benedryl gives some relief. It continued throughout the night and this morning. I do not have hives, difficulty breathing or anything like that - just itching that is driving me crazy. Anyone else had this problem with chantix?
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 wanted to put it back toward the top for a few, for those struggling to quit. I put in my script in for Chantix last night, and will pick it up tonight. Then, I'm going to have to pick a quit date. Tough though, because I love them (cigs) and hate them all at the same time. . .like a sick love affair. . .
But I was posting about this feeling I am getting in the afternoon with the shakes, I read the chantix and that does happen sometimes but I think it is more likely the oxy I think I should maybe cut the pill in half and take ten in the am and ten in the afternoon, but I don't want to self medicate because it has worked so will with my Dr's help in getting me from the high dose I was on to one pill a day. also I don't think that a 1/2 of pill would stop the migrain in the morning.
Here's a trick for cutting down on cigarettes as a beginning to quitting. Smokers often pick up a cigarette with thinking because they are in sight. 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.
Been to volunteer clinic because I'm poor they are in a long (mounth and a half now)process of getting me a an apointment for nuero in OKC.3 mounths of these symptoms coming and going and my anxiety is at an all time high.I'm in fear of my symptoms.Only time they dont accure is when showering,driving, and playing my guitar.Looking for answers.
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 am a smoker and just quit last week and I am now in my 9th week of pregnancy. I cut down gradually from a pack a day to less then half a pack to less then 5 a day to 1 a day and now I am not smoking at all. You're much better off then I was. I have heard that it is best to quit smoking if you can but cutting down is good especially if it will cause you less stress then quitting cold turkey. The sooner you quit the less regrets you will have after the baby is born.
Maybe the pulmonologist is right, maybe I need more time on my new dose of thyroid medication. By the time I was in his office I had cut back smoking for 5 days and was nicotine free for 40 hours. He gave me the speech that the chances of my success were low and that if I did start smoking again just stay with about 5 cigarettes a day. . Both doctors are internal medicine so why would my doctor see something important but the other not?
Also the timing could have been worse but I have been taking Chantix for about a week and a half now to quit smoking. I think I will fill it that being the stress I'm going through trying to quit taking these stupid pills. I just want to better my life and be a better person and be a better mom and I just don't know how to do it or where to start.
Hi I did the chanix last year and it was a miricle but the doses are for one size fits all and I am a small person so I cut them in half and I still was able to quit for the first time in I don't know how many tries. I did have lots of gas...sorry drink lots of water and found out I was really sleepy so then I went to night time dose only. BUT I am the only person that quit taking it due to sleepiness maybe that was possible MS thing.
In retrospect, quitting was so much easier then I thought. I smoked for 38 years and I decided to give Chantix a try. So many people were singing its praises. Well, its been 1 year and 1 month since I put that last smoke to my mouth. Given your other problems you might want to try the patch. If you can, cold turkey is probably the best way. The physical withdrawals only last 3 days. Read the articles at whyquitdotcom under Joel's library.
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.
Chanticleer worked well for me and I cut the last 2 weeks pills in half and weened myself off them just in case I would experience some sort of rebound from stopping the Chantix. I was fine!
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 tried switching to a brand I didn't like, putting them out half way down to cut down, and nothing helped. Then I bought a pack of Phillies chocolate cigars and haven't smoked a cigarette in 2 years. I smoke 2 a day and am currently spending about $60 a month on them. It's not stopped, but I have cut down and am saving a lot of money each month. I have too much other BS to deal with besides trying to stop using drugs to deal with quitting smoking now.
I smoked throughout tx, but bought 'roles' instead of taylormade and rolled smaller cigarettes and cut them in half. This way, I'd cut down smoking, but felt I could have one whenever I needed one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you do not want to go that route...or your doc has an issue with that...I think maybe tapering would be better in the long run...cut down gradually so you don't have those spikes...the highs and lows with anxiety. And...tell your hubby you are by no means crazy....just that everything you look at (including him) looks like a big old Lucky Strike. ;0) Good luck...and let us know how you're doing!
Exercise helps, especially when stressed......take a walk or a bath.......it usually passes in a few minutes so don't give in. Always remember the reasons why you want to quit and make that your mantra : ) It does get easier : ) I smoked for nearly 38 years. Good luck!
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.
Well, James it is time to quit for all and forever, say for yourself from now no cigarettes, save ur lungs and ur life it is never to late to stop smoking! do not cut cigarettes just stop straight away. It is NIcotine gums at boots the strongest ones 4mg of NIcotine for smokers over 20 cigarettes a day -30 Pieces cost 4pounds, that is in London! Hope to hear how are u doing!
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