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First day ... first pill ... here's hoping!

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Old 10-29-2017, 10:15 AM   #1
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Wolfie1038 HB User
First day ... first pill ... here's hoping!

Hi everyone! I wanted to day hello and to have a support system in my corner on this endeavor.

I'm almost 66 and have smoked for about 40+ yrs. I quit back in 1995 for 5 yrs when my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. I stopped not because I wanted to, but because I didn't want to smoke in front of him. Stayed stopped for 5 years until he passed and then figured I had "nothing to lose anymore", so I went back to smoking. That was 17 yrs ago and I am still smoking.

I am starting to have some health problems and decided it was time I needed to quit...FOR ME!

My doctor gave me a prescription for Chantix but there was no "starter pack". Just 3 bottles of 1mg pills. They said I could make a starter pack by cutting some in half, and that is what I am doing.

Today is the day I decided to start. I had to laugh because I have planned this day for a week now, and yet I found myself eating my lunch REALLY SLOWLY since I knew that when I was done it was time for that first pill!

Anyway, I just took my first dose and, as much as I realize all those warnings are there to CYA for the big pharma, I am scared to death that I will wind up with every single side effect listed! LOL

I live alone with my 2 dogs, and they aren't much of a support system, so that is why I'm here. I could sure use your help and re-assurance as I venture into this. Thanks for listening.

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Old 12-17-2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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VinceG HB User
Re: First day ... first pill ... here's hoping!

Hi Wolfie,

How is your quit going? I'm hoping that you can tell us that by now you haven't smoked for over a month and a half! You sound like you're committed to quitting and since you were able to stop for 5 years in the past, you are already well armed on what to expect. Good luck, you can do it!


Old 01-13-2018, 10:50 AM   #3
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Catmanx HB User
Re: First day ... first pill ... here's hoping!

How's it going? :-)

I really hope you're hanging on. It's so worthwhile!

I've stopped smoking myself recently after being diagnosed with hypertension and having AGAIN bronchitis.

Good luck!

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