I am trying it.... ...still on the little white pills but remaining positive!! Start the "blue ones" on Sunday!! Been looking at this site for a couple of days and thought I would join in. Seems to be the "place to be" when in need of a encouraging word or shout
I have heard wonderful things about Chantix...and a few down sides... like weird dreams but I won't allow myself to hear any of it as I really want to remain positive
Actually, the dreams were fantastic, IMHO. I'm finished with Chantix -- it worked ... I'm a nonsmoker! -- but I really, seriously, full-on miss the dreams. Better than any video or movie I've seen lately and practically free. I never had any bad dreams or nightmares; just weird, sexual or involving theme parks/work. In my case, I don't think it changed my dreams, per se. It just made them extremely vivid and memorable. It was no wonder I was wanting to go to bed so early and sleep in so late
I was even telling my DH last night I wonder what would happen to me if I just took a half of one of the blue pills regularly just for the dreams. I still have a ton of Chantix left and all of DH's six months' worth of refills. Heck, that'll give me years' worth of dreams!
Don't hesitate to come back if you have any troubles with the med or the quit. I think most people will agree that the worst part of the quit journey on Chantix is what you're going through right now; that is, smoking while on the med. You're already so positive, it should only get better from here on out.
How long ya' smoked? How much? What are your reasons for quitting?
You are going to love being part of this board. Everyone is so supportive and helpful. It is like having a family that really understands what you are going through. My quit was cold turkey due to back surgery, so it is a little different from you, but I will still help however I can. I am currently 67 days quit and feeling very strong, which alot of thanks go to this board.
Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you on your journey.
Thanks so much for replying to me!! I just got home a bit ago from work and did some yard work, cleaned the pool and thought I would check in.. .and I was sooooo happy to see the replies, this site is sooo going to help.
I have not smoked much today starting to taste bad....however, we are having a little fire the hubby and me tonight to celebrate our 24th anniversary and then my boys will be out of town tomorrow until Sunday.....but I believe I will be just fine. Actually my last day is suppose to be tomorrow for smoking, I picked that day because well...7-7-07 and 8 (Sunday) is my favorite number...so wish me well.....I quit cold turkey about 10 years ago (with the help of the Lord) and fooolish silly DUMB A** me picked it up again.......so this time...I am doing it....
The dreams... yes just starting to have them and I too am enjoying.....hopefully they stay ThAt WaY.....
I have smoked a long time so it seems........maybe about 25 years but I don't ever recall smoking a pack in a day.. however, lung cancer does run in the family.......
Have to run.. my boys are back.. I will be on definetly tomorrow night... I need ALL your support....I can and will do this..
Last edited by Snorkelgal; 07-06-2007 at 05:05 PM.
Welcome, and best of luck to you. I have had great success so far with Chantix, dreams are not bad, very little nausea and it only last minutes so good luck with that. I am very proud of you because I know the commitment you are making but remember the payoff is a big one. Hope to see more posts of yours.
Was not having a good day today, I only hope it is not the medicine....just feel blue.. however, I spent some time on the site reading...(lots to read) my son was diagnosed with mild OCD years ago (very mild from what I read out there) and just reading up on things just well left me blue.........I am thankful it is mild but sad on how bad it is for some people....my heart breaks....My son does very well ... but there is just sooo much information on here and it left me sad.
I also had some beers (friends stopped in) and of course "tried" to smoke..... tomorrow is another day... my quit day... wish me well
I really appreciate the responses and the support.......off to bed to hopefully dream
Last edited by Snorkelgal; 07-08-2007 at 08:08 AM.
Good luck, Snorkelgirl! I'm trying Chantix, too, and today was my first smoke free day! Hooray! I didn't pick it as my quit day, I just tried to hold off on smoking my first one of the day for as long as possible and here it is, midnight and I haven't smoked even one. Hopefully, Chantix will work the same way for you and in a few days you will feel ready to put down the smokes for good. I hope the blue feeling goes away and your willpower kicks in.
Wow I slept in again this morning... and only had the NoRmAl dreams...hoping I get some of the good ones like all the girls are talking about!!
Thanks to all you for being so positve and uplifting....today is another day.. I will check in from time to time... lots on my agenda....however, No Smoking.... none so far and I am not going there......
So today's the big day, eh, Snorkelgal? Whoo-hoooo!!!!
And don't let those blues get to you. I'm not sure if they're from the med, from the quit, from the withdrawals -- that you're actually going through while you're smoking on the med -- or just life. The fact that you're able to wake up the next day with a positive outlook makes me think it's normal and what we've all gone through with our quits.
Stay real busy & don't smoke! You can absolutely do it
I am glad I found this board too. I am on my 4th day of Chantix and I'm not so positive. I don't know what to do in place of smoking. I know i am in my first week and can still smoke but I don't really crave one because I don't get any benefit from it any more...
I am 26 and have smoked for 12 years. I started early.
I am quitting because I want to get back in shape, so i started running and of course the whole lung cancer thing isn't very appealing to me.