I think your "craving" is more of a want or habit of lighting up. the nicotine is out of your system you are now just dealing with the "head" part of it.
Don't give in!
I quit cigarettes and chantix in 3 weeks because I was astarting to have bad side effects on it. But the nicotine was out of my system by then so the only fight I had was with my own head. I would tell myself that I should have a cigarette just because I used to would do that at that time, like after eating, after sex, after a drink or while on the phone. yikes!
so now I will have a piece of gum, or a walk or I have to talk to myself about it Me: You should have a ciggie
Me again: no, I really don't want one
me: you know you like it
me again: I thought I did but its just a nasty habit
me: but it taste so good after you eat, etc
me again: it used to taste good but actually it taste bad and smells bad
me: but it always calms you
me again: nicotine is a stimulate, how can it calm you?
me: er..hum...not sure
me again.....I WIN!
I have this conversation or one similar alot It is a battle that I intend to win! YoU CAN TOO!!
The cravings were bad on the second day only. Now they are back to normal. I think it was just that i had nothing on my mind except wanting a cigarette.
I expected some change when I finished the Chantex. Chantex has been stimulating the receptors that are stimulated by nicotine and this stimulation stopped suddenly. It was bound to have some physiological effects. I am almost a week since I finished the Chantex and cravings are not so bad. I want a cigarette sometimes but it is just a pleasure I am denying myself. I don't have the gut-wrenching cravings like I have had when I tried to quit cold turkey,
I am very satisfied with the Chantex. It didn't make me want to quit but it allowed me to say no. I have seen people who want the Chantex to do all the work for you. It's wasn't that way with me. I describe the cravings when I was doing it cold turkey and wanting one so bad it hurt. The Chantex stopped the hurting but I still had to say "NO".
Chantex was expensive. But I figure I saved enough money by not buying cigarettes that I broke even. I am glad I am off the Chantex. Now I can really start saving some money.
hello jack i quit jan 9 2007 with chantix i did 90 days.i still had some cravings but i had control . some triggers was coffee, drinking, i stop drinking coffee for awhile and now i can have coffee but now i have a new trigger. hambuger fries and a coke its been along time . but after finishing i want a cig -- whats up with this. no more mc ,s fries ,and coke for me i know this is a head thing. i will win . this is habit . i know we can do this plus i don,t need the lbs i did pick up 5 lbs and lost 3lbs i got 2 to go . just don,t pick up new habits
I never tried chantix but i have not smoked in almost 11months. I used the patch for 5 months, was off of it for 4 months and went back on to lowest because of severe cravings that came out of nowhere. Last year I also got severe cravings at the 4 month mark and started smoking. not this time. I will go off the patch again next month and see what happens. Hopefully it will go well. At least I am not inhaling the poisons. Godbless
I was on Chantix for about 6 weeks, I thought I had a handle on the smoking, and slowly realized that I didn't. Now I am back to smoking like before, does anyone know can I just start taking the Chantix again, or do I have to go back to the Doc & go back on the starter pack?
I just started Chantix. This coming Wednesday is my quit day and I am really worried. I have smoked many years and enjoy it. I am going to try to not have any cigarettes on Monday and see how I do. I am glad for this message board. Wish more were on that just started. Also it is nice reading success stories