Has anyone heard of Pfizer's Chantix
Katz

Topeka, KS

#72366 Jan 3, 2012
Woohoo 2 months smoke free as of yesterday!!! Happy smoke free New Year!! I joined a gym yesterday and will have a personal trainer for a couple months to help me get back into shape now that I am smoke free and did put on a few pounds with quitting. So excited to be healthy and hopefully back in a bikini this year!!!:o)

Since: Dec 11

Greensboro, MD

#72367 Jan 3, 2012
Day 11 and still smoke free....coughing is not nearly as bad as it ws a few days ago, and breathing is much easier than it's been in years...haven't hd a drag on the e-cigarette in a few days, so the hand-to-mouth habit is being broken slowly but surely....

My girlfriend starts a quit attempt soon...she just went today to get a prescription for the inhaler...she's supported me very well thru my quit so far, so I will for sure be supporting hers...
Katz

Topeka, KS

#72368 Jan 4, 2012
Congrats and good luck to your G/F also!!!

Since: Dec 11

United States

#72369 Jan 7, 2012
I am on day 9 smoke free and am feeling great!! Been coughing a lot of flem but other than that just a few urges to have one when I get stressed...I just keep thinking that if I made it this far there is no need to turn back now!!

Since: May 07

Warner Robins, GA

#72370 Jan 7, 2012
bigjon0217 wrote:
I am on day 9 smoke free and am feeling great!! Been coughing a lot of flem but other than that just a few urges to have one when I get stressed...I just keep thinking that if I made it this far there is no need to turn back now!!
You will do it BigJon! Just keep pressing, before you know it, 5 years will pass.

Since: Dec 11

Greensboro, MD

#72371 Jan 9, 2012
Day 18, and i feel great!! Chantix is about to run out...I have one day left in my starter pack...no money though to refill, however I have been so good at controlling the urge, I am considering just sopping the Chantix now and continuing with my quit...it has definitely helped get me past the hardest part of the quit, which is the nicotine withdrawals...just up to me now to control the physical urge, which I am confident I have full control over at this point...

Since: Dec 11

Greensboro, MD

#72372 Jan 9, 2012
I would also like to add...
cutting out the chantix is as much my decision as it was a financial decision...Although it has done its job wonderfully, some of the side effects have been a little too much to handle...I never got the vivid dreams i so looked forward to...no did i get depression, however what it does do to me is causes me to have an almost constant sense of insecurity, for lack of a better explanation. I have a feeling as if I'm sitting outside the principal's office..I don't know what's about to happen, but I know it's not gonna be a good thing...that feeling...

Those feelings extend to my relationship as well...suddenly I had this unending fear that my girlfriend was cheating...it even went as far as spying on her, however, I had absolutely no evidence to even substantiate a fear to begin with, it just started one day sitting at the house like normal...this has since led to a breakup, and hopefully now a reunion, since we have both discussed things at length...she noticed that the issues didn't start until a few days after I started on the chantix...

All in all...Chantix is great. Would I recommend it to someone else to help them quit? Most definitely....However, just make sure that you have an understanding significant other, just in case the mental side effects do take place....

Since: May 07

Warner Robins, GA

#72373 Jan 9, 2012
shoreboy31 wrote:
I would also like to add...
cutting out the chantix is as much my decision as it was a financial decision...Although it has done its job wonderfully, some of the side effects have been a little too much to handle...
You may want to speak to your Dr before making the decision not to refill. Just keep in mind all of this is CHANGE for you. It's going to feel different. There is a high chance you will go back to smoking if you do not follow through with at least 2 mos and a slow wean.

As to the money, it's all a matter of priorities.

That 2 mos worth of Chantix is the best $240 I have ever, I mean EVER spent.

Saved me to date THOUSANDS

And my life.
Katz

Topeka, KS

#72374 Jan 10, 2012
Shoreboy I would definately suggest a wean. If you just quit the Chantix you will more than likely relapse. I know you feel it is all just an I control the urge, but it isn't. I tried just stopping the Chantix but within a day got back on it and did a wean. I have now been off the Chantix for 3 weeks after weaning off and feel great. 2 months smoke free. Please just get 1 more month just to do the wean.

“My Tradestation”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#72375 Jan 10, 2012
shoreboy31 wrote:
I would also like to add...
cutting out the chantix is as much my decision as it was a financial decision...Although it has done its job wonderfully, some of the side effects have been a little too much to handle...I never got the vivid dreams i so looked forward to...no did i get depression, however what it does do to me is causes me to have an almost constant sense of insecurity, for lack of a better explanation. I have a feeling as if I'm sitting outside the principal's office..I don't know what's about to happen, but I know it's not gonna be a good thing...that feeling...
Those feelings extend to my relationship as well...suddenly I had this unending fear that my girlfriend was cheating...it even went as far as spying on her, however, I had absolutely no evidence to even substantiate a fear to begin with, it just started one day sitting at the house like normal...this has since led to a breakup, and hopefully now a reunion, since we have both discussed things at length...she noticed that the issues didn't start until a few days after I started on the chantix...
All in all...Chantix is great. Would I recommend it to someone else to help them quit? Most definitely....However, just make sure that you have an understanding significant other, just in case the mental side effects do take place....
shoreboy congrats. I only used 1 month of the drug myself...but I weaned off by cutting the last weeks pills into halves and quarters and made it last for 5 weeks. There is some evidence that stopping chantix abruptly is not a good thing. As for the possibility of starting back....it was never a factor for me. If you don't tempt fate and try to smoke "just one" you'll be fine.
Good Luck!

“Freedom...NOPE”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#72376 Jan 10, 2012
CONGRATULATION to our friend LadyLonghorn...FOUR YEAR QUIT.....HUGE!!!!!!!!! I don't have a list anymore of others quits so please chime in...

Since: Oct 09

Isn't it grand!

#72377 Jan 11, 2012
Shoreboy.... the concensus here, among many, many before you is that a slow wean is the best way to quit the Chantix. Do whatever it takes to afford the chantix. It is no more expensive than the cigarettes you were smoking. You may also find the side effects lessen with a lesser dosage.

Congratulations on 18 days !!!

Katz..... great you have 2 months smoke free. From here on out the task is simple. Don't ever smoke another one. NOPE !!

“Endurance”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#72378 Jan 11, 2012
Congratulations Lady L on 4 years yesterday!!!

Shoreboy, there are numerous reasons for the wean off chantix. Relapse, anxiety, depression are all side effects to just stopping. If you have been reading this thread from the front to back, you will have read about the many negatitve effects to just stopping. I knew better, but I was sick of taking them after weaning to the one a day, so I just stopped. So not a good thing to do. WEAN!!

I have been quit for 4 years 1/21. I smoked for 32 years.
Katz

Topeka, KS

#72379 Jan 12, 2012
Thanks Charlie. I still have urges but not near as much as I used to. I am working out 6 days a week now which helps everything also :o)

Since: Dec 11

Greensboro, MD

#72380 Jan 13, 2012
Trust me,if I could have weaned I would have, when I was out I had no money, still don't until next week, I have been off the chantix for 3 days now...really no side effects to speak of, urges are a little stronger than what they were, but nothing I can't manage, stress level is still high due to personal issues, but I am managing very well...emotionally, no issues, well at least not because of the meds, girlfriend and I are in the middle of a break-up, get back together, I wanna be friends, thing...so emotions are already at a low, however not really thinking the lack of chantix is making it any worse...no more depressing than any other breakup, and I can still manage to laugh with friends...basically saying, normal me all around....except for the cigarettes!!

“Endurance”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#72381 Jan 13, 2012
Good for you Shoreboy. Since you are in it just keep moving forward. Remember that you are a nonsmoker. If you or your friends notice some strange moods, go to your doctor don't under estimate the side effects of chantix. I took it, it helped me quit and I was able to not have lasting side effects. You can too.
Sorry to hear about the GF. Quitting is life changing. You will find that it is the best gift that you ever gave yourself.
Katz

Topeka, KS

#72383 Jan 16, 2012
Good for you SB...hope all continues to get better!!

Since: Dec 11

Greensboro, MD

#72384 Jan 16, 2012
well, it's day 24 of being a non-smoker...it's day 5 of being completely off the chantix, and surprisingly, all emotional side effects are now gone, I'm left with a peeace that I haven't felt in a long time. Relationship issues are working themselves out, urges are very minimal at best, and 100% controllable. I gave the e-cig I had used for a while through the first part of my quit to my girlfriend, who is now attempting her own quit.

I know now I AM a non-smoker, and I know now that I CAN control it.

I also know the difference I feel being able to breathe, and do so much more, that I do NOT want to go back...ever!!

“Clearwater”

Since: Nov 07

Citizens Bank Park

#72385 Jan 20, 2012
mememarg wrote:
CONGRATULATION to our friend LadyLonghorn...FOUR YEAR QUIT.....HUGE!!!!!!!!! I don't have a list anymore of others quits so please chime in...
Belated congrats to LadyLonghorn and timely congrats to Mememarg on their FOUR YEAR QUIT Anniversaries! You made the quit journey so much fun!

I think Medview's anniversary is just about now, too, so congratulations to her!

and CowboyLawyer? 4 years for him, too!

Hope everyone is keeping strong in their quits.

“Freedom...NOPE”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#72386 Jan 20, 2012
2 cents wrote:
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Belated congrats to LadyLonghorn and timely congrats to Mememarg on their FOUR YEAR QUIT Anniversaries! You made the quit journey so much fun!
I think Medview's anniversary is just about now, too, so congratulations to her!
and CowboyLawyer? 4 years for him, too!
Hope everyone is keeping strong in their quits.
Hi 2 cents...Geez I miss your around here!! Yep..FOUR YEARS TODAY & more or less for others PLUS new ones!! I've been meaning to call some of the florists today to see if they have a bloomimg Hyacinth...which also made me think of you. The one I bought for my one year came up the next 2 years right at this time but gave up the ghost this year.

Come back more often!!!

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