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Old 12-14-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Start Chantix next week & benzo withdrawal

Hi All,
I have my script for Chantix and will fill it at the beginning of next week. Been smoking about 30 years :-(
Also will continue my taper /withdrawal from benzodiazepines, which I have been on for about 8 years. I have been dropping about 1/2 a mg every 2 weeks for a while and seem to be dealing well.
What I'm wondering is if starting the Chantix will complicate my benzo withdrawal or make both the cig and benzo withdrawal more complicated.
I could wait to start the chantix till I finished my benzo tapering, but that won't be for another 6 months and I really want to start the stopping! :-)
Any suggestions?
I think I will be hanging out here with my smoking battle as you folks seem like good company in that fight.
Take care

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Old 12-19-2007, 09:46 AM   #2
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Re: Start Chantix next week & benzo withdrawal

I would continue on both the Chantix and Benzo. I know when I quit smoking my Dr put me on Zanax..that really helped me. I weened myself off it and now I am smoke free and zanax free.

It is up to you but I know when I quit..I had panic attacks. I never had anxiety of any kind till I stopped the cigs.

Talk to your Dr and get his/hers opinion.

Good Luck!

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