Has anyone heard of Pfizer's Chantix

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#73021 Mar 8, 2013
Mike, I hope you're feeling better! Congrats on your 5 and 1/2 years! Wooohooo!
Tomorrow it will be 13 months for me. Thank you for your encouragement and support over the past year.

Michelle.

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Since: Aug 08

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#73022 Mar 8, 2013
I hope you are feeling better Mike!

Congrats Michelle, Barb & Charlie!

Virginia - Did you win anything in the lawsuit?

“how you doing ???”

Since: Mar 08

BKLYN New York

#73023 Mar 9, 2013
Michelle Mrs_R wrote:
Mike, I hope you're feeling better! Congrats on your 5 and 1/2 years! Wooohooo!
Tomorrow it will be 13 months for me. Thank you for your encouragement and support over the past year.
Michelle.
Thank you Michelle I always pop in and check and i see you here whicih is cool cuz that's what i did for a long time keep up the good work Hugs

“how you doing ???”

Since: Mar 08

BKLYN New York

#73024 Mar 9, 2013
AZQuitter wrote:
I hope you are feeling better Mike!
Congrats Michelle, Barb & Charlie!
Virginia - Did you win anything in the lawsuit?
Hi AZQuitter your one of the oldies but goodies and I'm still feeling weak but it's like they say this too shall pass I Hope LOL. keep up the goood work and Hugs

Since: Oct 09

Isn't it grand!

#73025 Mar 10, 2013
Get well soon Mike !
Virginia Lee

Petersburg, VA

#73026 Mar 10, 2013
AZQuitter wrote:
I hope you are feeling better Mike!
Congrats Michelle, Barb & Charlie!
Virginia - Did you win anything in the lawsuit?
When I do I will not be at libery to post about it. Just posting the fact of the settlement in progress. Sure shows liabilty and Pfizer's neglect in warning of the hazzards in using chantix for some people. I think they do not want their CEO's to have to testify about reglan being contained in it.
Wayne

Meridian, ID

#73027 Mar 11, 2013
Haven't been here for several years but thought I would drop by and say Hello. I smoke for 45 years and my wife smoked almost that long. We quit on Oct. 16, 2007 using Chantix. I remember we had a brand new carton of cigarettes that we tore up and threw in the garbage. My wife went through the Chantix recommended time frame I quit using it after a month. Neither of us has smoked since. I had some weird dreams but nothing terribly bad.

I had tried quitting three times previously--twice cold turkey and once with patches. Never was able to go longer than six week. But with Chantix it was different. After about a month we both felt like we had to much invested to take even one puff on a cigarette.

When we first quit we joked that if we ever were told we had a few months to live the up side would be we could start smoking again. But that has passed. After over five years I don't have any urge to start again. We quit because it was bad for our health. But the biggest bonus from quitting was the extra time we have in our lives. In the old days my days were broken down into one-hour increments--that about how long I would go without a cigarette. They ruled my life. Even then the cost was unbelievable--over $200 a month for the two of us. Can't even fathom what it would be now.

I don't go around chastising people who still smoke. I know how had it is to quit. But I'm glad I quit. I was 62 when I quit and I'm thinking I may still have quite a few great years left camping with our granddaughters and touring Europe and Asia (something we can afford to do because we aren't spending the money on cigarettes).

The only advice I have is to quit--with Chantix, the patch, gum, cold turkey or whatever other method available. And if you backslide don't give up. And don't say "well life is too stressful to give up smoking." Cigarettes rule a smoker's existence. Your entire world is different if you don't spend half your life counting down to the next cigarette.

Good luck and keep trying. If you do there will come a day when you suddenly realize "NOW I'm ready to really quit." When that feeling hits you the battle is already won.

“Quit Smoking: February 6, 2007”

Since: May 07

Tucson, AZ

#73028 Mar 11, 2013
I was reminded of this board because a friend of mine just started Chantix and was mentioning her fears of the side effects, etc. I was one of the original posters on this thread (way back on like page 2 or something, is when I started), back when Chantix hadn't even been on the market a year yet, and I remember how wigged out we were then, about if it would work and what price we'd pay for this STRANGE NEW DRUG in our brands. And I remember then thinking how important it was to have *positive* stories reflected on boards like this, because it is far more common for people to be online bitching and moaning when things are going wrong than they are joyfully talking about how things are going right.

So, I would like to say that February 6th was SIX YEARS of smoke free for me. After having smoked at least a pack a day for 22 years, and numerous quit attempts - Chantix was and always will be, for me, a miracle pill.

If anyone from the "old days" is still around, HELLO! And I hope you are all doing well. And congrats to all of you who have also taken the step to non-smoker in the years since I have posted regularly here.

Diane
Started Chantix 01/30/07
Quit Smoking 2/06//07
Last Chantix 4/23/07

Since: Apr 12

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#73029 Mar 11, 2013
Wayne and Diane, I'm glad to hear from both of you. It's nice to meet other success stories because it means there are even more people in MY corner! LOL! Seriously though, I only used Chantix full strength for the very first week. Then I was so scared to use the twice-a-day doses that I cut the pills into quarters and only took a quarter of a pill once a day for a couple of weeks. I didn't smoke after that first week at all. I still surprise myself.

I do love to walk by anyone who is smoking to catch a whiff of their smoke. My doctor thinks it's the funniest thing she's ever heard an ex smoker do. So be it. I'll make her laugh for all of those extra days, months, years I've added to my life.

Bless you all. P.S. Wayne, I absolutely love Eagle. We have friends in Star. Beautiful country!
Wayne wrote:
Haven't been here for several years but thought I would drop by and say Hello. I smoke for 45 years and my wife smoked almost that long. We quit on Oct. 16, 2007 using Chantix. I remember we had a brand new carton of cigarettes that we tore up and threw in the garbage. My wife went through the Chantix recommended time frame I quit using it after a month. Neither of us has smoked since. I had some weird dreams but nothing terribly bad.
I had tried quitting three times previously--twice cold turkey and once with patches. Never was able to go longer than six week. But with Chantix it was different. After about a month we both felt like we had to much invested to take even one puff on a cigarette.
When we first quit we joked that if we ever were told we had a few months to live the up side would be we could start smoking again. But that has passed. After over five years I don't have any urge to start again. We quit because it was bad for our health. But the biggest bonus from quitting was the extra time we have in our lives. In the old days my days were broken down into one-hour increments--that about how long I would go without a cigarette. They ruled my life. Even then the cost was unbelievable--over $200 a month for the two of us. Can't even fathom what it would be now.
I don't go around chastising people who still smoke. I know how had it is to quit. But I'm glad I quit. I was 62 when I quit and I'm thinking I may still have quite a few great years left camping with our granddaughters and touring Europe and Asia (something we can afford to do because we aren't spending the money on cigarettes).
The only advice I have is to quit--with Chantix, the patch, gum, cold turkey or whatever other method available. And if you backslide don't give up. And don't say "well life is too stressful to give up smoking." Cigarettes rule a smoker's existence. Your entire world is different if you don't spend half your life counting down to the next cigarette.
Good luck and keep trying. If you do there will come a day when you suddenly realize "NOW I'm ready to really quit." When that feeling hits you the battle is already won.

Since: Oct 09

Isn't it grand!

#73030 Mar 12, 2013
Wayne and Diane,

Wow, a blast from the past !!

Glad to see you posting. Even after more than 3 years I still come here to read and post. Not as often, but I do check in. Great people here and I am forever grateful for the encouragment provided in my quit !!

Chantix worked for me. I took the recommended dosage for 1 month and then tapered off for 4 more weeks.

Since: Oct 09

Isn't it grand!

#73031 Mar 12, 2013
Michelle,

I still enjoy the smell of cigarettes as well. Guess I always will.

I will never, ever smoke one though !

Keep up the quit Michelle.

“QD June 24 2011”

Since: Jan 08

Aransas Pass

#73032 Mar 15, 2013
CharlieJ wrote:
Michelle,
I still enjoy the smell of cigarettes as well. Guess I always will.
I will never, ever smoke one though !
Keep up the quit Michelle.
I know what you mean, I spent the last couple of days playing cards at the casino and eveyone around me was smoking. The burning cigs and smoke don't bother me one bit. On the other hand, smoke breath, clothes and dirty ash trays stink like sh1t.
One lady dealer came back from her smoke break and she could barely talk cause of all the hacking she was doing. She tried to play it off as a cold, but I recognize the hack when I hear it.
Lucy

Cobourg, Canada

#73033 Mar 23, 2013
I started Champix on Feb. 14th. Quit on March 1st. o have been smoke-free for 22 days. I also had the weird dreams, insomnia (still do. but my non-addictive, mild sleeping pill helps once in a while) flu-like symptoms up until a couple of days ago. Despite all of that. I am so happy and proud to have quit smoking. My teeth feel better, My hair smells great. My breath soesnt smell like an ashtray and my cough is almost gone. If I have a rare bad moment feling irational I take a deep breath, drink some water or talk myself out of it, It only lasts for a few minutes anyway. I thank you Champix and my wonderful family and friends for helping me get through this,

Since: Apr 12

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#73034 Mar 24, 2013
Oh, Lucy! That's absolutely wonderful! Congrats for quitting. Chantix is such a great way to quit. I celebrated a year in February. If I can make it through that year, so can you. WOOOHOOO!

Michelle.
Lucy wrote:
I started Champix on Feb. 14th. Quit on March 1st. o have been smoke-free for 22 days. I also had the weird dreams, insomnia (still do. but my non-addictive, mild sleeping pill helps once in a while) flu-like symptoms up until a couple of days ago. Despite all of that. I am so happy and proud to have quit smoking. My teeth feel better, My hair smells great. My breath soesnt smell like an ashtray and my cough is almost gone. If I have a rare bad moment feling irational I take a deep breath, drink some water or talk myself out of it, It only lasts for a few minutes anyway. I thank you Champix and my wonderful family and friends for helping me get through this,

“how you doing ???”

Since: Mar 08

BKLYN New York

#73035 Mar 25, 2013
Lucy wrote:
I started Champix on Feb. 14th. Quit on March 1st. o have been smoke-free for 22 days. I also had the weird dreams, insomnia (still do. but my non-addictive, mild sleeping pill helps once in a while) flu-like symptoms up until a couple of days ago. Despite all of that. I am so happy and proud to have quit smoking. My teeth feel better, My hair smells great. My breath soesnt smell like an ashtray and my cough is almost gone. If I have a rare bad moment feling irational I take a deep breath, drink some water or talk myself out of it, It only lasts for a few minutes anyway. I thank you Champix and my wonderful family and friends for helping me get through this,
Hi Lucy first of all let me welcome you to a new way of life and to Our non-smoking family, it sounds as if your on the right path and let me reassure you that it does get better,, I have been quit for over a little more than 5 1/2 yrs after smoking Marlboros for 41 yrs and I could not have done it without Chantix and the help I received here from my dear Friends.. stay strong as always your new Friend PRMike

Since: Oct 09

Isn't it grand!

#73036 Mar 31, 2013
Happy Easter to all my ex-smoker friends !!!

Since: Apr 12

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#73037 Mar 31, 2013
Thanks, CharlieJ! Happy Easter peeps!:)
CharlieJ wrote:
Happy Easter to all my ex-smoker friends !!!

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Since: Aug 08

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#73038 Mar 31, 2013
Happy Easter to my ex-smoker friends! May you all breathe deeply of the spring scented air today! LOL

Since: Oct 09

Isn't it grand!

#73039 Apr 1, 2013
Happy Reunion Day !!!

I am happy and grateful every day for the friendship and encouragement I received here !!

I love being a non-smoker !!

After smoking for 40 years, I have been quit for 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 16 hours, 30 minutes and 17 seconds (1,279 days). I have saved $8,637.88 by not smoking 38,390 cigarettes. I have saved 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 hours and 10 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 9/29/2009 9:00 PM

Since: Apr 12

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#73040 Apr 1, 2013
Ah, Reunion Day. I can't recite my info as well as Charlie J did, but my quit date was 2/9/2012 at 10:10 a.m. Hitting that one year mark was a huge milestone. I'm proud of me. Proud of all of you!

Happy Reunion Day!
Michelle.

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