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Old 08-31-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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chantix reactions

i'm new to this so bear with me. i started chantix less than 2 weeks ago and during the first week it was great. i was smoking less and had no side effects. my last cigarette was monday at noon. since then i am nauseous the majority of the time and i cant eat. i am also really irritable and tired all the time. i dont know whether i can chalk that up to not eating or the medicine itself. i enjoy greatly the fact that i dont smoke anymore. its still a day by day process for me because i still have cravings but the chantix made cigarettes so disgusting for me that i have no desire to touch one and i am afraid that if i stop the chantix i will cave in and have one. but at the same time i cant not eat for the next 10+ weeks.
does anyone have any thoughts of wisdom for me?

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Old 08-31-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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Re: chantix reactions

Hey emmku, I'm glad you are sticking with it. That sounds like withdrawl symptoms. Although the chantix dose does increase so that might be part of it. I was pretty irritable for a few weeks too (it's been 9 weeks quit) and that did go away. I'm still having trouble sleeping but we'll be better off in the long run. Maybe some pepto or something will help? I don't think that would interact with the chantix but I'm not a doctor.

 
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: chantix reactions

I had to reduce my dosage to one pill because of the bloated feeling. I feel better than when I was taking both blue pills. It does help and I am scared to even think about not taking it at all.
Good luck to you with your quit.
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:56 PM   #4
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Re: chantix reactions

I have reduced my doseage to half a pill twice a day and that seems to work well for me. i'm not a big breakfast person but in the morning as long as i have a few crackers with it i am ok now. as for the sleeping thing, i take sleeping meds at night anyway so i have not experienced the insomnia that some people seem to have. for those who are having trouble sleeping, i use over the counter sleep pills that work really well and are not adicting.

 
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