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Hey Bevann26 I started chantix 8 days ago. My quit date is tomorrow (Thursday) the 17th. so we are quitting about the same time.. I have been smoking for about 30 years. I have wanted to quit for a long time . With chantix I have hope that I can do it!! Side effects that I have had is hot flashes, odd dreams and feeling sleepy. I wish you luck I know that we can do this!
Yes :(

On a positive note, however, I've gone from 2 1/2 packs per day down to about 10 cigs per day in 12 days. But none of us (DH, my mother and I) were able to quit on the seventh day. And they taste AWFUL. Really sick. They taste bad and smell very strange. I think I'm just holding on out of fear of nicotine withdrawal.

DH is still smoking, too, even on the Chantix. We're both thinking tomorrow will be our last day and Saturday will be our official quit date. It's like 80 percent of me is ready and 20 isn't. Hopefully tomorrow will be 90 percent ready!

The nausea is awful, tho. I have it the worst out of our group. My night is OVER when I take that pm pill. I've just been going to bed and laying down and falling asleep at like eight o'clock. Although, with these lovely dreams, that ain't too bad ;)

I'm splitting the pm pill tonight and taking half with dinner and half at bedtime with something, I guess, to eat (wonder what that will do to the dreams). It's the season finale of the Office, so I have to make it! I didn't have this problem on the first week's dosage.

How long have you been on Chantix? My mom's only been feeling in the last day or two that the med would even work for her, and she's been taking it since last Monday, what, 5/7? I do hear it's different for everyone on "when you know" it's time to put them down for good.

Good luck :)
[QUOTE=StenoLady1;2989601]Yes :(

On a positive note, however, I've gone from 2 1/2 packs per day down to about 10 cigs per day in 12 days. But none of us (DH, my mother and I) were able to quit on the seventh day. And they taste AWFUL. Really sick. They taste bad and smell very strange. I think I'm just holding on out of fear of nicotine withdrawal.

DH is still smoking, too, even on the Chantix. We're both thinking tomorrow will be our last day and Saturday will be our official quit date. It's like 80 percent of me is ready and 20 isn't. Hopefully tomorrow will be 90 percent ready!

The nausea is awful, tho. I have it the worst out of our group. My night is OVER when I take that pm pill. I've just been going to bed and laying down and falling asleep at like eight o'clock. Although, with these lovely dreams, that ain't too bad ;)

I'm splitting the pm pill tonight and taking half with dinner and half at bedtime with something, I guess, to eat (wonder what that will do to the dreams). It's the season finale of the Office, so I have to make it! I didn't have this problem on the first week's dosage.

How long have you been on Chantix? My mom's only been feeling in the last day or two that the med would even work for her, and she's been taking it since last Monday, what, 5/7? I do hear it's different for everyone on "when you know" it's time to put them down for good.

Good luck :)[/QUOTE]

Like you, I am down from 2 packs per day to about 10 cigs. This is a huge improvement but not good enough. I want to be SMOKE FREE!! I hate to try to find hiding places to smoke. I feel like a criminal.
I started Chantix in January and was doing well. Then, but my brother died suddenly from a massive heart attack and I immediately started smoking like never before. I totally stopped Chantix then.
Last week I decided to try again. I started with the AM and PM dosage and was sick as hell. I decided to reduce the amount to 1/2 am and 1/2 pm. No more side-effects. But, I still have a strong desire for the 10 cigs I am smoking. I guess I was expecting a miracle with Chantix. I thought it would take the desire away totally. At least that's the impression I got from the media hype before it hit the market. I'll keep trying. :dizzy:

Good luck to you!!





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