I am happy to find this message board. I am on my millionth atttempt to quite and I thought that having or giving some support may help this time around. I am on my eigth day of Chantix, my first day of taking two (1mg) tablets a day. I have to say, it really does help enormously. I was at Epcot with my daughter and husband today and I would normally smoke after every ride and maybe more often. I just didn't feel the "urge" or pull to a cigarette. It was weird. I smoked 2 in the 6 hours I was there and I thinkt hat was just because I thought I might need to, or I guess habit.
With all of its benefits it certainly has some big down falls for me. Since day one and even way more so today on the fulll dose, I have been so sick to my stomach. It feels like there is a fire raging in my stomach. My abdomen is distended big time. I look like I put on 30 lbs just on the fron, or like I am pregnant. Speaking of pregnant, I have never had heart burn except for once or twice during my pregnancies. Now, I have it all day loooong! It creeps up the back of my throat. I am so miserable.
Ihate to be a big cry baby but man, this is rough on the stomach! I have found that if I continue to drink lots of water all day long, it helps. I guess thisis good anyway because it helps to clear out the nicotine.
Does anyone have any advice as to how I can beat these side effects. I feel like, if I can get through the side effects, I will definately be a non-smoker after my quite date. This stuff really does seem to work. Believe me Ive tried it all ... more than twice.
Thank you for giving me a place to vent. Im sure I will snap out of it and I'll be more positive next post