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Old 03-14-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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Thinking about stopping Chantix cuz of side effects

Hi, I was hoping that someone may have some advice for me in dealing with the constipation caused by the chantix. I am 14 days on chantix and 7 days without a smoke. and 6 days of total constipation ! Talked to my Dr she prescribed me Glycolax twice daily with 2 senecot at the same time after 2 days of that I am still not going. So to complicate things even further, I wake up this morning to a major herpes outbreak, and asking myself is this really worth all this hell?

As for drinking fluids, eating right and excersise, I drink water all day I do not drink soda of any kind, I drink some fruit juices. I eat a high fiber low fat diet and very little red meat. I walk 3 miles a day and work out at the qym 3 times a week. So there is nothing in reguard to my diet or activity level that would contribute to this constipation. It has to be due to the chantix.

So since I haven't had a smoke in 7 days anyways I am thinking I ought to stop taking the chantix and just wing it from here on out unless there are some other things that will help with this problem. I cant tollerate this constipation that is stessing me out and now leading to other problems.

I am so frustrated over all this because I do believe that the chantix has been a tremendous help and I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to quit but maybe it just isnt right for me

 
Old 03-14-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: Thinking about stopping Chantix cuz of side effects

I'm sorry you're having problems RCquit ; ;, Are you on the full dose now of Chantix? Maybe you could try half, just take one pill a day instead of two. Congratulations on 7 smoke free days!

 
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: Thinking about stopping Chantix cuz of side effects

I hope you can find the right combination...it would be such a shame to give up now. Hopefully a lower dose of Chantix for at least a couple more weeks would help. The nicotine should be out of your system after 4 days but they say it takes 21 days to break the addiction. Of course, everyone is different but once I got past the 21 days I felt much more confident that I wouldn't start smoking again.
Congratulations on the 7 days Smoke Free.

 
Old 03-14-2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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Re: Thinking about stopping Chantix cuz of side effects

Hi RC,
I suffered with the constipation, gas and nausea while on the Chantix. I took milk of magnasia on 3 occasions (full dose). LOTS of bran, like shredded wheat twice a day, green leafy veggies and metamucil every morning. I even got some prunes and ate 4 or 5 each day. Even with all of that, it was still difficult for me at times. Hope this helps.

Congratulations on being smokefree for 1 week!!!
Try some of the things that I did. If after one week you are still having trouble, stop taking the Chantix. It's not worth it!!

Memaw

 
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