I may be wrong about what you are actually suffering the withdrawal of Koo22.<quoted text>
Thanks for the reply. I don't know what I should do, I am terrified of the Chantix and don't really want to take another "brain screwing" drug like Wellbutrin/Zyban. I just want some help with the cravings which are back and I really don't want to smoke again. Dr. has also suggested low dose Xanax to help and basically leaving it up to me. He knows how I feel about Chantix. I just wish I felt more confident about being able to fight the cravings alone.
It could be chantix is a theory of mine. Your brain is looking for an ahhh haaa. With the receptora all busy from chantix that's hard to get around. Many of the same tools you use for smoking cessation can help, they sure won't hurt. In other words, you can drink a little to relax if that works, you won't go crazy from one glass of wine or one beer or one mixed drink. Do have someone with you to help gauge your reaction to drinking though since that does cause violence in some people. I am a silly drunk if I get there without throwing up, LOL. Meditation is always a good way to slow down your racing heart and relax those body parts and clear your head. Take my theory for a grain of salt or try it and if it works keep doing it, just please chase the fears away. Think positive but do keep a check on your blood pressure and pulse rate. If either gets racy, reach out to someone near and ask for help to relax, catch your breath and address whatever is on your mind. Also check with your doctor to make sure you are medically monitored just not drugged up. I don't think another pill or bad habit is the answer if both guesses are wrong.
Oh and HUGS HUGS and more HUGS! Lots of them that was the best thing that healed me!
Here is one for you ---O---