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Hello Charm.
I am also on my 2nd week of Chantix and have had to reduce my dosage to one pill a day. I don't feel sick to my stomach, but I'm so bloated that I feel full and uncomfortable most of the day. I am so grateful that there is such a pill to help me quit so I'm sticking with it. I'm only taking it after work now so I won't feel so uncomfortable during the day. Everyone is different and it affects people in many different ways or not at all. Keep up the good work with your quit. You can do it, just find the right time of day to take your pill.
Oh my gosh, I have neve been so bloated before! Its awful, not even sucking it in helps. I didn't know this was a side effect. Does anyone know how long this will last or anyway to help it. Nothing fits and of course I am going to Chicago for vacation tomorrow and feel horrible about the way I look. Please, please advise.
Thanks for all your feedback and I will try the pill cut in half 4 times a day. Great advice.
[QUOTE=charm34;3185095]Oh my gosh, I have neve been so bloated before! Its awful, not even sucking it in helps. I didn't know this was a side effect. Does anyone know how long this will last or anyway to help it. Nothing fits and of course I am going to Chicago for vacation tomorrow and feel horrible about the way I look. Please, please advise.
Thanks for all your feedback and I will try the pill cut in half 4 times a day. Great advice.[/QUOTE]


charm34, I can sympathize with you. I too am bloated like I'm 9mos pregnant! It's miserable. My clothes don't fit and I have gained 6 lbs in one week. I am on day 10 of Chantix and still have cravings for a cigarette just like before I started the pills. Plus, I am STILL smoking. I thought Chantix made you NOT WANT to smoke. If all it takes is willpower, why do we need Chantix? I guess they don't work the same for everybody. I am so disgusted with myself AND Chantix.
I had the nauseaous problem when I first started the pills. I found that if I eat a little something before I take the pill, and be sure to drink alot of water when I take the pill, it's not nearly as bad. I have heard of some people cutting the pills in half to help with the nausea. Take half in the morning, half at lunch, half afternoon, half evening. You should ask doctor though.

The pills do work. I've tried to quit cold turkey, with patches and with the pills. MUCH easier with the pills. You just have to take that first step and quit. You need the willpower to make that first step even on the pills. They won't make you quit. You have to want to quit. Those first three days aren't a cakewalk, but are musch easier with the chantix. The habit is harder to kick than the addiction.

---Free and Healing for Sixteen Days, 3 Hours and 2 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 16 Hours, by avoiding the use of 484 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $83.51.





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