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Old 04-20-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
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4th day on Chantix

Well this morning makes my fourth day of taking Chantix. Today i will start my second pill doseage.

Mornings are still very bad for me. The computer must be my trigger so i have a feeling i'm going to have to quit the computer in the mornings. I'm ok at work on it since i know i can't smoke anyways.

I have a very "mellow" feeling. I haven't cut back as much as i'd like on cigs but i am noticing that i am not getting the good feeling that i used to have when i smoke them.

It's been 2 hours now without a ciggy and if i wasn't on the chantix i'd be pulling my hair out wanting one. I usually go out with another co-worker every hour. She buzzed me this morning asking me if i wanted to go out with her. She know's i started the Chantix earlier this week. I told her no i really wasn't ready. Her reply was are you going to try and hold off another hour? I said~ it's really not holding off. I honestly am not craving one. It's more mental than anything and that's what i've got to get past.

I did do the cut the straw thing this morning and stuffed the end with cotton to see if it could cut me back on the amount i seem to want in the mornings. it didn't. I'm hoping this 2 pill a day doseage will help me with the morning cravings that seem so bad.

Again~ i'm very thankful to have found this board and it just seems so friendly!

I will keep you posted what happens.

I want to be a non-smoker!!!

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Old 04-20-2007, 08:14 AM   #2
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Re: 4th day on Chantix

Day 3 for me - havent noticed much - not sleeping well is about it
I havent cut back on smoking at all, but do notice I dont seem to be thinking about smoking either.

The plan for today is clean my bedroom top to botom and make it a no smoking room - then tomorrow the living room and the house becomes a no smoking house. Those are the only rooms I really ever smoke in -

Am hoping that when I go on the next dosage I start to feel more like what ppl here have described, not wanting to smoke.

For me I think the habit is gonna be so hard to break, cause I light up automatically - dont even think about it. So Im thinking about it today - trying to be really aware of when Im lighting up.

Yea!!!! good for you Janpo!!! Im watching your progress!!! 2 hours is awesome in my book!! Let me know if you start to have more side effects after you take your second dose today

Old 04-20-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: 4th day on Chantix

Thank you so much!

I'm going on 3 hours now and still steady as can be. Still very very mellow.

You know the feeling you get when you take nyquil? That's what i feel like right now. It's not a bad feeling and i'm able to function. I think it's doing it's job and taking the edge off.

If things keep up like this I may just be able to do my quit date as Tuesday. I wasn't really concerned about exactly which day i quit because i've read so much about other people and how they extended their quit day.

I wish i could clean my house also and make it non-smoking husband still smokes. This is going to be double hard. But it's also double my effort to make it work. If i quit i have a very good feeling he will quit also. He quit Cold turkey years ago and started smoking 2 yrs later. Dumb dumb dumb! Once i'm rid of this demon i am rid of it. I am not going to go through this again.

I am getting that feeling of not wanting to smoke. It's more like a feeling of I'd like to have a smoke but i honestly don't need one.

Hang in there theycallmemom. Were so close and i'm so anxious to hear your experiences also.

Old 04-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #4
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Re: 4th day on Chantix

Hey Mom and Janpo - welcome to the non-smokers, quitters club! Glad you could join us. Today marks my 8 weeks quit. I still can't believe it. You will get there too - reading your posts makes me remember when I first quit. Counting down the hours and minutes since I last smoked. I was so excited to report that first week down. Then it got easier and easier and smoking is no longer even a fleeting thought for me. It's the habit and lifestyle changes that are tough....especially if you were a long-time smoker. Those habits of smoking everywhere, all the time, is tough - but you can do it!

Just keep reporting on your progress - and let everyone know how you're doing and how you're feeling. This board is great support - when no one else knows what your going thru - we all do!! Because we've been there - done that - and are now NON-SMOKERS FOREVER!

Last edited by Skimmer; 04-20-2007 at 04:17 PM.

Old 04-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #5
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theycallmemom HB User
Re: 4th day on Chantix

Thanks Skinner - I am so glad I found you all! Problem now is I am kicking my kids off the computer to pop in here and get a lil fix lol

But as far as Im concerned - whatever it takes!

Old 04-21-2007, 09:11 PM   #6
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Location: Southaven, Mississippi
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Memaw649 HB User
Re: 4th day on Chantix

Sounds like the Chantix is working for you!! It won't be long now!! Aren't you excited!!? And nervous, too? I wasn't just nervous, I was down right scared!!
I had no idea what to expect with the Chantix. I thought it would probably be like some of the other things I used in the past.(with no success!!!)
The Chantix worked for me. It will work for you too. It already is. The day before I quit (day 8) I only smoked 8 cigarettes that day. And the only reason I smoked them was because that was when I always smoked, not because I NEEDED them. I was just scared, that's all.

mom, don't get discouraged yet. You've still got a few days to go before you start feeling any effects from the Chantix. It didn't kick in for me until about day 7. Day 8 I really noticed a big difference. So on day 9 I quit.

Ya'll please keep posting. It really helps others that are going through the same thing. Especially the lurkers. Your posts just might infulence someone to quit smoking. How awesome is that?


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