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Hi Skg - Welcome and congrats on hitting the 2 week mark!! Good for you!! :blob_fire Well, I am not having those fatigue symptoms at all. I actually felt full of energy last night and ran for the first time in, well, in years probably. It felt good to get the clean air deep down in my lungs. Maybe you should try meditating at night before bed? I don't personally do it, but maybe that would help you get some good restful sleep? Maybe you are sleeping, but not really sleeping? I was waking up at 3:00 a.m. - wide awake - would keep my eyes closed because there were so tired, but my mind was racing. Maybe take the pills at different times during the day? I was taking my morning pill at lunch and evening pill at like 7 or 8 with dinner? Now I'm down to one pill a day, and I'm only 1 week and 4 days into my quit. And I actually forgot to take my pill today! So I think I'll skip it. I personally feel the rest of my quitting is all me, and willpower and just not thinking about smoking. I'm not even having any urges. I have no desire to smoke. I have 3 packs still here - (I can't just throw them out, that's $12!! - I have a friend I'm going to give them to, but I guess I should just toss them huh??)

Anyways, back to you....you're already working out, so that's good. I guess just try to mix things up, drink lots of water and juice, go to bed early, go to bed late, do this, don't do that and what works for you....

It should get better, I hope?? :D Good luck to you
[QUOTE=Skimmer;2841578]Maybe you are sleeping, but not really sleeping? I was waking up at 3:00 a.m. - wide awake - would keep my eyes closed because there were so tired, but my mind was racing.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, most likely that is it. Funny thing is, that I can't wait to go to bed at night now, and then once I am in there, I toss and turn for a while then fall asleep. Better than it use to be, but I am still doing it.

And yes, I do wake up frequently, either to feel for my husband, or check the clock. My husband also gets up at 3Am, so his alarm clock is waking me up too. :dizzy:

[Thinking out loud:] So, three options then? 1, try herbal sleeping aid or 2, cut back on Chantix to 1 mg. (I am scared of the latter because I am afraid to have stronger cravings, however taking anything on top of what I am already putting in my body is not appealling to me. But then again, neither was smoking! :( ) 3, give it one more week, then jump to option 1 or 2 :rolleyes:


Thanks for the help! :wave:
skg1063,
Welcome!! Glad to have you here. Almost two weeks without a cigarette is fantastic!!!! We seem to learn a little more about this drug from each person who posts.
When I was on the Chantix, the first month I was so lethargic. I could barely put one foot in front of the other. But did you know that people that are not on Chantix feel exactly the same way? SO this is a symptom of nicotine withdrawal!! Here's the list:
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms:
irritability, mood swings, restlessness, insomnia, fatigue
inability to concentrate, sore throat, cough, congestion, headache,
increased appetite constipation, gas, stomach pain, dry mouth
sore tongue/gums , postnasal drip, tightness in the chest.
Chantix side effects:
headache, sleep problems, insomnia, unusual dreams, nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, vomiting, constipation, gas, weakness, tired feeling, increased appitite, unpleasant taste in your mouth.

See anything that looks familiar? These symptoms usually last from one to three weeks for the nicotine withdrawals. The Chantix side effects will usually go away after a few weeks for most people.

Glad to see you've started exercising. That should help to bring your energy level up some. It did for me.

You're doing good!! Keep it up.

Memaw
[QUOTE=TomJC;2844434]Here we go again.......... Woke up at before 4 AM wide awake(for now). I did get 5 hours straight sleep last night so I guess that is getting better. Should I try giving up my evening pill? I take it at around 5 PM.[/QUOTE]

I take my two thirds of a pill at 4pm latest and sleep like a log. Avoiding caffeine after lunch might help too.





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