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Hi!! I promised myself and my kids today is the day I start the Chantix that's been in my bathroom for 2 months. I'm 38 yrs old and have smoked since I was 13 :( I hate smoking and really do wish to quit! I've read through most of what is on here about this med but didnt see anything about taking it with the meds I'm on. I take xanax for panic and anxiety and atenolol (beta blocker) for tachycardia. My psych prescribed the Chantix and he also prescribes the xanax so I'm assuming the 2 are ok together. Does anyone else take these meds together? Maybe the xanax will help with the mood swings I've read about! I'm somewhat phobic of new meds so I'm scared to death of starting this med today. I understand these things of Chantix: Can make you feel sick to your stomach, gas and bloating, vivid dreams, trouble with sleeping.. too much or not enough, mood changes. Are there more? I am trying to prepare myself completely for this. I do not want to fail myself or my kids!! I read of cutting the dose in half to help with side effects, taking them with food and alot of water for the upset stomach. Can the night does be taken earlier to help with sleep problems? Like late afternoon say 5pm or so? I know this is all repetitive for ya'll and I do apologize. Guess I just need some reassurance. And ohhhh I had a question.. has anyone experienced any weird heart-type things with this med racing or skipping, etc. I already get that and I'd hate for it to get worse!

OK, today is going to be day 1 for me... I WILL be back I'm sure. I need all the support I can get! :) (((HUGSSSSSS)))

And Happy Mothers Day!!

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