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I'm on day 9 of chantix. The first time I used it was in 2007 and I only was on it for 3 weeks (I stopped eventually because I had stomach problems with it). I did quit for six months then stupidly took a 'drag' at christmas and started smoking again.

This time I'm having a much harder time quitting. I remember by day 7 the first time I was down to like four smokes a day and they tasted like nail polish remover. Well today is my first day of no smokes and I'm going NUTS. I smoked a whole pack yesterday before I quit. I don't know if I should buy a pack and wean myself off them or just stick with not smoking and stop the pills (I haven't 100% lost the desire to smoke yet and I'm cranky and craving them like mad but not buying them, pretty sure I'm going on at least 50% will power at this point). I don't feel comfortable taking them for a long period of time, my plan was to quit and stop them immediately. I did take one today though. Thought it would help with the anger I was feeling from withdrawal.

I had awesome dreams the first four days but those have disappeared. I get a little nauseated after i take the pill if I haven't eaten enough. I don't feel any mood changes except for today (of course because I haven't smoked). I do believe the first time I was on Chantix it changed my personality and I became a bit depressed (I still haven't really come out of it). But then I also lost my job and found out my son had diabetes right after I quit smoking so I will never really know if it was the drug or the circumstances.

Anyways. I don't know what to do. Mostly venting. I want to smoke. I don't know if I should stay on the Chantix till the end of the second week and see if I can cut down before I quit completely or just ride this out and suffer. If I have to suffer why am I even on these mind altering drugs still...are they helping me cope with stopping still?

gahhh.. it's so complicated.
[QUOTE=PumpkinSeed;4831140]I'm on day 9 of chantix. The first time I used it was in 2007 and I only was on it for 3 weeks (I stopped eventually because I had stomach problems with it). I did quit for six months then stupidly took a 'drag' at christmas and started smoking again.

This time I'm having a much harder time quitting. I remember by day 7 the first time I was down to like four smokes a day and they tasted like nail polish remover. Well today is my first day of no smokes and I'm going NUTS. I smoked a whole pack yesterday before I quit. I don't know if I should buy a pack and wean myself off them or just stick with not smoking and stop the pills (I haven't 100% lost the desire to smoke yet and I'm cranky and craving them like mad but not buying them, pretty sure I'm going on at least 50% will power at this point). I don't feel comfortable taking them for a long period of time, my plan was to quit and stop them immediately. I did take one today though. Thought it would help with the anger I was feeling from withdrawal.

I had awesome dreams the first four days but those have disappeared. I get a little nauseated after i take the pill if I haven't eaten enough. I don't feel any mood changes except for today (of course because I haven't smoked). I do believe the first time I was on Chantix it changed my personality and I became a bit depressed (I still haven't really come out of it). But then I also lost my job and found out my son had diabetes right after I quit smoking so I will never really know if it was the drug or the circumstances.

Anyways. I don't know what to do. Mostly venting. I want to smoke. I don't know if I should stay on the Chantix till the end of the second week and see if I can cut down before I quit completely or just ride this out and suffer. If I have to suffer why am I even on these mind altering drugs still...are they helping me cope with stopping still?

gahhh.. it's so complicated.[/QUOTE]

Hi,i am also a chantix user ,i smoked 45 years and just found out i have copd,i started chantix 1 month ago,the first 3 week ,i still smoked 1 or2 a day,then the smoke made me so sick to smell,i could not smoke a cig.i been without a cig.1 week today .and only 1 chantix pill aday,i toss my cigs,ashtrays away.and my house smell good.i got up set stomach at time ,but i was not quitting,good luck to all who trying///:wave:





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