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Old 10-04-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Raliegh, NC
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Thanks for all the tips, experiences -and especially the encouragement. I think I'm going to stop taking the Chantix - it's day 12 and I'm still dizzy and nauseous, so I think it's just not for me. I don't like feeling so out of it, and the on and off nausea is really getting old.

On a bright note, today is Day 3 of being completely smoke-free now. (though I think it's way more from my willpower than the Chantix, since that hasn't helped with the cravings or anything). I realize that's a small accomplishment, but hey, the first three days are the hardest! Each day is a little easier than the one before, so hopefully it'll just get easier from here.

Good luck to all of you who quit too - you're inspiration to me!
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I'm having good success with Commit lozenges and no side effects at all.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks for all the tips, experiences -and especially the encouragement. I think I'm going to stop taking the Chantix - it's day 12 and I'm still dizzy and nauseous, so I think it's just not for me. I don't like feeling so out of it, and the on and off nausea is really getting old.

On a bright note, today is Day 3 of being completely smoke-free now. (though I think it's way more from my willpower than the Chantix, since that hasn't helped with the cravings or anything). I realize that's a small accomplishment, but hey, the first three days are the hardest! Each day is a little easier than the one before, so hopefully it'll just get easier from here.

Good luck to all of you who quit too - you're inspiration to me!

Congratulations!
I'm on Day 9 of not smoking.
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Raliegh, NC
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9 days - that's great! Getting closer to passing that test next month yet!
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Im on my fifth day with out smoking and I have been using the Commit Lozengers. I couldnt afford the Chantix pills.
I want to say to all of you keep it up, you will feel so much better. Im not having as tuff a time as I did before? Dont know why, just maybe I really want to quit this time.
Good luck to all.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Western Mass
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Kepp it up everyone, One thing i did was, If i made it to 30 days i got something good, Mine was a very good shake, Then 30 days buy something you wanted and so on, my next one is 90 days, I am oh i do not know yet what i am going to do lol Keep it up guys!
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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I reduced the chantix by only taking the night dose and it reduced the side effects - worked for me, now I'm off it completely - stopped smoking a couple of days before the chantix and that was in June - quit taking chantix by middle of september -- eased off for a week or two before. A few side effects are better than lung cancer!
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:01 AM
 
Location: in my mind
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Digging up this thread to ask a question:

Is there any point to using nicotine patches or gum or whatever along with Chantix if you find it's not working as well as you expected?

Just curious. I am gearing up for a massive attempt at quitting forever (vs. my previous quits!)... and just want to use whatever tools possible to help aid in that.
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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Default Quit using Chantix

I've been smoke free for 14 months. I used Chantix and experienced some side effects i.e. weird dreams, sleeplessness and headaches. Chantix reduced the cravings to a manageable level (2 minutes each). I found if I kept busy the cravings would pass.

You have to want to quit in order for Chantix to help you. It is NOT a magic pill, and requires some will power on your part but is a tremendous aid. Also you must follow the directions and the dosage. Once you begin at the end of one week you should be on full dosage and you are told not to smoke. If you continue to smoke you might as well give up the Chantix because you are not following the correct schedule/program.
I smoked for 48 years two packs a day. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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chantix worked well for almost all my friends andand the only side effect they suffer is depression and there is reports now says that it increases the succidal tendency among users and support gb could guard against that by the way almost of lung damage is revesible...
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