Chantix and nicotine patch together

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Avatar n tn but I read the post on Chantix and seizures....I've recently been diagnosed with a seizure disorder and's basically been from a head trauma from about 8 years ago...but the seizures remarkably started around the same time a began taking the drug Chantix to help me stop smoking. At first my primary doc told me to stop taking the drug...I did and within 5 days I was in the ER have Complex Partial Seizures one right on top of the other accompanied by Tonic Clonic seizures...
Avatar n tn I have taken both bupriopion and chantix at seperate times, and together. The bupriopion works, but chantix is considerably stronger. They work in different ways, so now I am taking them both. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TAKING BOTH CHANTIX AND BUPRIOPION AT ONCE. The combination is very effective. I have occasional mild cravings after three weeks of not smoking, but it is very manegable. I experience crazy dreams and sleeplessness, neither bother me though.
385161 tn?1270084818 hi you do realise that you should not smoke when using the patch or other nicotine replacement, aids, every time you light a ciggy when on these aids you get an overdose of nicotine, you get the nicotine from the ciggy and the nicotine from the replacement,?
Avatar f tn But what I'm questioning is that after the overdose from the patch, is it ok to go to a lower dose patch w/o problems, and if he is stupid enough to try smoking after this will there be more health problems? Right now he says he isn't smoking, but boy is he Bi___y! Thanks for all the input And good job Kathyjo!!!
173930 tn?1196341998 In the film the three heavy hitters, pharmaceutical, firearms and nicotine lobbyists, who call themselves the 'Merchants of Death,' get together every Friday and brag about how many people their industry has killed in the past week. the nicotine lobbyist gets his comeuppance when he's kidnapped by a radical anti-smoking group, shoved into the back of a van and his body is plastered with dozens of nicotine patches.
Avatar f tn If you read through some of the posts you will see that some quit cold turkey and some used the patch and a few used nicorette gum. You have come this far so you must want to quit and that is the first step. Anyone that has quit cold turkey will tell you that it's probably the hardest way of doing it, but in the end, the best way. No matter which one you decide to use, you will have 3 days of nicotine withdrawal and then the mental/emotional part : ) My favorite article on the whyquit.
Avatar f tn Your supposed to smoke for the first 2 weeks so your body builds up these receptor blockers and when the 2 weeks is up you quit all together. When I used chantix I quit after 2 weeks and didn't really have cravings, it was more them mental part that was a little harder. You can do it tho :) The cravings don't last that long, during the cravings find something to do to take your mind off the smoking. I did laundry, cleaned, ate lol and before you know it, its gone.
Avatar f tn You cant quit by taperring your cigs. I did the nicotine patch and I was on the patch for 2 months. Havent had a smoke since. Takes will power tho. Wasnt so much the nicotine but just the habbit of lighting up that I missed. Its either ct or nothing when it comes to the cancer sticks. Its easier than quiting the drugs but I think I miss the smokes more than the meds. Good luck.
595141 tn?1239975414 com my doctor gave me a script for it. My daughter is usuing the patch and not having as good of luck as i had. My doctor was trying to give me scripts for antidepressants to quit drinking lol, no way would that have helped i had to do that one on my own. Good luck, try chantix IT REALLY WORKS. I smoked for 40 years and quit in less than 3 weeks.
Avatar m tn im even weirded out by Nicorette, and the patch..why put nicotine in when your trying to get off of it.. idk..maybe we can be online smoking support buddies or something..i'll let you know how the excercise thing helps...i start next week..
Avatar f tn You have already reduced your nicotine, which is what Chantix does, and when you step down, your body will adjust to the lower dose, probably better then you expect. The Welbutrin which was given to patients who were quitting long before Chantix, will have a calming effect. Ask your doctor to take the time and explain the difference and the side effects of both meds. Also, Chantix costs roughly $120. and is not covered by most insurances.
318890 tn?1297968920 You gotta get off this stuff and Jade is right, doing both smoking and the patch could thro you right into a heart attack, stroke or god only knows what else. Go to and read, read and read some more. We will be here with ya all the way and if at first you do not succeed, you try and try and try again, like me lol, till you do!
Avatar n tn There is something about slot machines and smoking that go together..On the second day there I did the gum thing and that was about a 3 weeks ago and now I haven't been able to quit..Does anyone know if it really makes emphysema worse. I think after reading all of your messages I will try harder to quit.I have smoked for about 50 years..
221016 tn?1196977061 Well I like the chantix. Its day 5 and the ciggs are far and few between. They just don't taste all that good. But on narcotics, omg that will have you chain smoking.
Avatar n tn It is really no different than using nicotine gums and meds like Chantix. And I did google it and read, but was wondering if anyone had tried it successfully or knew any information re: health. Thanks for the support.
3079363 tn?1363277315 I really feel it took the physical craving away AND I was not hungry although I had really bizarre dreams! Thanks for bringing up the Chantix-maybe with the pill to block the nicotine receptors and the e-cig to have something to do with my hands and mouth it might work this time for me! Lilminnie, thanks for sharing your friends experience, that's inspiring!I think I can do this!
394931 tn?1208119195 com you'll learn alot more.. it's pretty interesting and loaded with info.. I'm on Chantix right now, 3rd day, and it's 'kind of' working.. but it's early yet.. my quit day is tomorrow (Friday the 8th).. Wish me luck! lol.. We're in this together, believe me! You're not alone! :D Congrats on 3 weeks though! :D.. Blessings!
Avatar f tn Don't even get me started. I went on Chantix about a month and a half ago. I got so deathly sick to my was horrible. So I got some liquid nausea medicine from the drugstore. I found myself getting up in the morning, drinking the medicine so I could take a pill so I could quit smoking! It was such old behavior and it scared the bejesus out of me, so I stopped. Now I am back to square one and smoking more than ever. I wish I had an answer for you--I wish I had an answer for ME!!!
Avatar n tn Addiction to nicotine gum is real. I quit smoking using the gum and the patch. After weaning the patch after 2-3 months, I chewed various brands of gum for two years. I developed gastrointestinal problems, mouth sores and decayed teeth. The generic versions are notorious for stomach cramps and diarreha (sp?) which was resolved by switching to nicorette cinnamon. (which I love!) The difference in my pearly whites is astronomical.
180395 tn?1287497597 Trying to kick the habit again for myself and today is the first day. Last time I quit I used the patch and Welbutrin for a week that was all. This time I am trying the patch again (and have several times since June.) I dont 100% agree with the patches, as it still gives you the nicotene. My main reason for using them is because I dont have that hard of a time with the cravings, just the mood swings and of course the mental side of things.
209987 tn?1451939065 My ex step-mom was one of those. My ex husband and I had tried to quit together at one time...he used the patch and I used herbal smokes (which you can't get anymore) and it worked...we were smoke free for about 2 weeks...and then someone came over with real smokes and we started again...stupid I know... I think maybe I like to smoke but just terrified of the consequences...but I've been told by specialists that No one likes to smoke...
230262 tn?1316649534 my mother used a new med called chantex or chantix, and im going to talk to my doc this week about trying them. if they help me out (my moms quit) i will let ya know.and tell ya hubby to chill, we are addicts!! if ya arent on the pills, tell him ONE thing at a time, and it will take time. best of luck, ill letcha now on the meds, and have a great easter....
Avatar f tn I just got off the phone with one of the forum members and told me about this Chantix so I am definitely going to tell him. If it doesn't work this time, I give up. If he wants to be that foolish and continue smoking, there is nothing I can do. Thanks to all.
Avatar f tn you just sorta got to make up your mind and put them down....I did it 3 yrs ago...first week I went out and got the patch but only did it for the first week because its the nicateen that your addicted to and I figured the quicker it was out of my system the better ...I found that chewing black licorice (lickrish) sorry bout the spelling ...but although im not that fond of it it does put a taste in your mouth and gets you by the hand to mouth thing rather well..
595141 tn?1239975414 You can ask your Dr. about Chantix if the patch doesn't help, and a wonderful website with great articles is whyquitdotcom. This site supports cold turkey, but even if you decide to use an aid, you are still welcome to read the articles.
1565702 tn?1295296430 I've chosen to not be a ***** to nicotine anymore. I've chosen to actually live my life, and do things I enjoy, and tobacco is not a thing I enjoy. You have been given numerous ideas on how to quit, but you continue to put them off. Excuse after excuse.... and its pitiful. Do you think anyone here feels sorry for you? Do you think for one second that your day is longer than mine? Do you think your day is tougher/harder than mine or anyone elses?
640548 tn?1340556955 Every month went by and even when I know she was feeling pain and discouragement herself she always kept her smiley face on when she felt that she was in the position to be able to offer help, experience and support to someone. I am lucky to live close enough to her that we were able to get together and spend a really wonderful day shopping and getting to know each other off the computer.
544292 tn?1268886268 Love and Healing, Emily
26471 tn?1211940121 Whether i succeed in quitting smoking is another thing, and dont try Chantix. There is one things, and its the IR we get on Tx that we need to deal with, not pre Tx per se. That said you don’t want to go into Tx already Insulin Resistant. So Metformin is probably still part of the solution. You don’t have to necessarily be over weight to be Insulin Resistant.
603452 tn?1253042347 I had a full pack put away and was going to have it just sitting there, sealed, and I was not going to have any today. The patch was going on first thing this morning. He even laid them out last night for us. He broke open the pack this morning just to have one before he left for work - he is out of town until thursday.