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  1. started chantix today - impressed
    ... with a genuine cigarette. the good thing with chantix is that once i take the pill, there's no 'untaking ... seconds when i take the pill in the morning. after that, chantix is in my system and helping me get through the day ... when my concentration was starting to fade. but on chantix i've found that my concentration is even throughout ... never managed to succeed in quiting.) but with chantix i don't have to think about 'this is my last smoke ... i know a lot of folks have had side effects taking chantix . i don't know if i'll develop any, but so far so good...
    ... but it doesn't come. so then i get a bit annoyed cuz chantix is keeping from getting my 'kick', and then i feel ... good because chantix is more powerful than the nicotine. anyway i've got...
    ... "this is what cigarettes have done to me. its not chantix doing this to me, its 14 years of smoking. cigarettes ... gotta say its way easier to mean it and believe it on chantix . its true what they say, you have to want to quit...
    ... honest, im not even sure how much of the exhaustion is chantix and how much is simply the process of nicotine withdrawal...
    ... you end up wanting a smoke. what im finding with chantix is that it's like sending hte reinforcements in to...
    ... t gone out to buy any smokes. i did take my second chantix pill early, hoping to feel a bit better. not the...
    ... quit!!! You are doing fantastic!!! :blob_fire Chantix was a real miracle drug for me. I quit about nine ... months ago using Chantix myself. It worked exactly as they said it would....
    ... sychological urge than physical though. at this point in chantix (day 9) with 40+ hours of non smoking under my belt ... people put out their smokes. - side effects of chantix have gone way down. drowsiness is gone. fogginess ... although i haven't gained any weight since starting chantix . and while my appetite is up, its not out of control ... d just want to eat handfuls of sugar ;) but with chantix i just feel maybe 25% more hungry than normal, and ... a lot of what id call cons are things i dont think chantix can help with. i mean, normal living includes getting ... we'll see. but either way, i'm going to stay on chantix until i beat smoking. with the side effects now pretty...
    ... quite right about smoke smelling pretty bad while on Chantix . Smells just as bad when you get off of it. What ... 's happening is the Chantix will not allow your brain to process the "Aaaahhh ... gums , postnasal drip, tightness in the chest. Chantix side effects: Headache, sleep problems, insomnia ... some time. I know - seems like forever. But with Chantix the craving goes POOF! in less then 30 seconds. ...
    ... go to bed. but once again, i dont see that as a chantix side effect, more of a result of quitting smoking...
    ... (from way back when) who actually cut back on the Chantix to 1MG in the morning and 1/2 MG at night. Some found...
    ... whether or not to have a smoke. thankfully, withe chantix i'm finding that its mostly a mental struggle more ... way, I'm fairly confident that if i wasn't taking chantix I would have caved by now. good news is that i...
    ... hopefully tomorrow is a better day. all i can say is that chantix obviously must be working, because there is no way ... is that while quitting may feel horrible (even on chantix ), im also aware that smoking would feel even worse...
    ... really is, makes it a lot less appetizing. While Chantix may be helping you. Never underestimate the power ... not to smoke. I have seen a lot of people use chantix . Some people have an easy time. Some people have a...
    ... well ive stop taking chantix . i couldn't get to sleep until 7am last night. i broke ... return to my quit, but im really hesitant about taking chantix again. i dont know what happened. the first week...
    ... while i've had two smokes this morning, i just took my chantix pill. im going to try and keep going. i come from ... way to go. i think the way to go is to stay on the chantix , and if i have a breakdown like i did last night go...
    ... Hi there...I started Chantix on October 8 and completely quit on October 16th....
    ... im feeling horrible again on chantix . my system can't take it anymore. feeling even worse ... if i smoke while on chantix . so the good news is, i feel so utterly horrible ... and go cold turkey. if i have to ill take .5 of chantix . chantix started off so well, but at this point ... with going 4 days without a smoke (which was due to chantix ). i now believe that i can live a smoke free life...
    ... help with quitting. I think you may be giving Chantix too much credit. YOU quit for 4 days. It was YOU that ... really ahd to. This was when you still were doing the Chantix , but I just want to let you know to be clear. DO NOT...
    ... Joe, How are you doing on the Chantix ? Tell me, is it terribly expensive there where you...
    ... new here, but have read a lot of your posts about Chantix . Sadly, they are making me sick..which is how I ended...
    ... [SIZE="4"]Good morning. I too have just started Chantix . I was too ill with my IBS-D, so I missed 1 day. So ... doctor says he has gotton very good feedback about Chantix . My quit day is 4 days away, and I hope I can do it...
    ... well, i've gone off the chantix and i gotta say, i feel fine. in fact, this is a ... welcome relief to how i felt on chantix . at no point did i feel 'myself' when on it. but despite ... hadn't gotten those 4 days of non smoking in with chantix , i dont know if id still be smoke free. but so far ... without the hacking and coughing. for those who took chantix and had no side effects, wow you are so lucky. it ... but on the bright side, not smoking for 4 days on chantix really broke the myth i had that i NEEDED to smoke ... and i don't! i know that now. in a wierd way, the chantix experience for me was NOT fun, but it did remove most ... through quitting again (whether cold turkey or with chantix )....
    ... Hey Joe, you can do this...you ARE doing this. Chantix is working for me. It is so damn expensive though ... depression but don't think it is directly related to Chantix ....
    ... My insurance said chantix would cost me $250. is this what you guys have to...

  2. Chantix makes me sick and tired all the time!
    ... I started Chantix on Sep 23rd and haven't had a smoke now in 18 days ... the daytime. So I decided to try and take only 1 Chantix in the eveneing. So far it's working just fine for...
    ... part of me wonders though if the exhaustion is less chantix and more nicotine withdrawal. after all chantix is ... receptors - so you are going through withdrawal while on chantix (but because it release 60% of the dopamine that nicotine ... lethargy keeps up i don't know if ill be able to stay on chantix though. i can't be dragging myself around all day...
    ... them. i have been on them for three weeks now. if chantix doesnt work, then nothing will, i know i cant do it...
    ... them. i have been on them for three weeks now. if chantix doesnt work, then nothing will, i know i cant do it ... nicotine in my system (even though im still smoking the chantix blocks the nicotine receptors) - and i gotta say,...
    ... power, you were actually trying to fight against the chantix . and yet in the end it won. talk about awesome ... goodbye to smokes forever. thats why im liking chantix right now. i mean, i get a full week of priming my ... smoking is the best thing you could ever do (and taking chantix is a small price to pay to beat the demon once and ... for all). and don't mix booze with chantix , too many reports of bad results doing that....
    ... so much to offer. Like the rest of you, I started Chantix last Saturday, 10/13. This Saturday was my first day ... when I think of a cig, I eat a candy. I do take the Chantix after a meal and make sure I drink that 8 oz of water ... read this book, you won't want to smoke. So with the Chantix and this book, I feel like I'm on my way to success ... know of folks that has gained allot of weight taking Chantix ? Thanks again for the support here. glorifay...
    ... Hi everyone. I'm on my 7th day of Chantix , tomorrow I start my 1mg twice a day. I haven't smoked ... Nicotine Lozenges! I've actually felt fine with the Chantix so far, today I do feel a bit tired though. I wondered ... if anyone was on Lexapro and taking Chantix at the same time or like me, hooked on the lozenges ... and trying Chantix . Good Luck everyone! Dave...
    ... own experience and share it with you. I have been on Chantix for over 2 mos. I am in my 56 day of being smoke...
    ... the one that has hit me the most. I have been on Chantix for 5 1/2 weeks and I am doing well. Not too much...
    ... the good work. Bethey, I am at 7 weeks, 3 days on Chantix and 6 weeks and 3 days of NO smoking!. The first ... but then I read elsewhere that someone called the Chantix hotline and the person told them not to cut the pills...
    ... this post. I have felt pretty tired since I started Chantix , 2 weeks ago. My quit day was Friday, but I must admit ... smoked for 30 years. Don't get me wrong, I do believe chantix works, it's me that's not working. It's so awful,...
    ... the good work !!!!!!!!!! I done very well with chantix stopped smoking for 2 months it curbed the cravings...

  3. Odd side effects
    ... board very knowledgeable and useful. I am on day 5 of Chantix . Haven't smoked in 48 hours. I havent felt the urge ... wake up call that it was time. First 3 days of Chantix were awesome/ mild naseau (went away after a few minute...
    ... let you know that I sort of did my own thing with Chantix . I started on April 21 and took the white ones then...
    ... heavy smoker (less than half a pack/day), and the Chantix has worked well. However, since I started it, I've ... hours). But I honestly don't know if this is the Chantix ... it could be from something else I suppose......
    ... I am on my 7th week of Chantix . When I first started I had the same kinda problems...
    ... I am on my 10th day of Chantix and am completely miserable. Almost immediatly after...
    ... [QUOTE=Cheri500;3326303]I am on my 10th day of Chantix and am completely miserable. Almost immediatly after ... of toast or a glass of milk -- a meal! I found Chantix affected me different once I actually put the smokes ... so "out of it." The worst part of the whole quit/ Chantix journey for me were those days I was smoking and on ... better once you actually put the smokes down and let Chantix really kick in....
    ... luck! It's all worth it in the end. I quit with Chantix over six months ago, and it was the best thing I've...
    ... helps me sleep, i dont usually take it, but since this chantix stuff, I have had to. I slept good last night. i was...
    ... consolation, the absolute worst part of my whole quit-with- Chantix journey were those last days I was still smoking on ... feeling never happened. What did happen and where Chantix really, really works is when you don't have a smoke ... done and get rid of all your cigs, ashtrays, etc -- Chantix makes it so you're not going out of your mind for ... get to my quit date, lol. My hubby quit with me on Chantix and he said to me one night he's done, that I can ... agree; take the next step ASAP so you can be done with Chantix ASAP. Honestly -- I swear -- this is the only quit ... personally IRL and online in support groups who quit with Chantix , and they all say the same thing. It gets better...
    ... Hello all I have been on Chantix now for almost 2 weeks and yet I am still not smoke ... with smoking. This is just my idea on quiting with chantix for those of you that are still smoking while on the ... patches as time goes on and have a set date to be off chantix and the patch in 4 weeks after starting the patch ... . So would have been on chantix for 6 weeks total which my doctor suggested for me...
    ... Hi, I am on day seven of chantix and have had the insomnia. I am also bipolar so I ... the day however my anxiety is getting worse with the chantix - BUT on the bright side to smoke a cigarette, even ... after being on this medication chantix for only seven days....tastes like I am actually licking...

  4. Hello
    ... got me interested was some of the topics regarding Chantix . I have been considering this method for about 6...
    ... the book to try and quit smoking, so why not try the Chantix . It is worth a shot! I have been on it for 5 days...
    ... respond to my post : ) I am seriously considering the Chantix , but some of the side effects I've read about scare...
    ... to alot of the question's i had. I am on Day 5 of Chantix . I had previously quit for 6 months once doing accupunture...
    ... All, Another newbie on board! I also started taking Chantix 7 days ago. After smoking for 40+ years my husband...
    ... sooner than December (ugh!) just to talk about the Chantix . So I now have an appt for Oct. 31!!! I'm hoping ... week of November. I need to learn more about the Chantix though. I've read that you can keep smoking or should...
    ... treadmill!! I was kind of leary about starting the blue chantix , after what I'd read, but I've decided not to read...
    ... Hello! I started Chantix in August, quit smoking on 9/4, cut back to 1 pill ... daily on 9/27, quit taking Chantix all together on 10/10. After 34 years, I am so ... emembering vivid dreams) were not bad enough to stop taking Chantix . Although not a fan of pharmaceutical companies ... those who really want to quit try to stick it out with Chantix . I am shocked at how easy it was for me to quit....
    ... fall asleep (which is a side effect) or if it was the Chantix . Anyways, after that, I started getting energized ... OK, well, my Mom has been bugging me about stopping Chantix because of all the Chantix causes violence, depression...
    ... Kimmie, any doctor can prescribe Chantix , so if you have a gynecologist I would ask him/her ... skin) or even a sports doctor. It's worth a try. Chantix doesn't work overnight anyway, so don't drag out the...
    ... seems to have different side effects! I started Chantix on Sep 23rd and have been smoke free for ;) 18 days ... had was being very tired during the day while taking Chantix twice a day. On Oct 9th I started only taking 1 Chantix ... to go back to day 1 and start over. Good Luck.... Chantix does work!...
    ... Kimmie, I have weaned off Chantix now after following the program, successfully for ... medication, so when I felt that I was ready to get off Chantix , I was confident that I would be able to succeed. ... frustrated as now that I am almost 10 days free of Chantix , I am losing ground really fast. I didn't realize ... how Chantix blocked the cravings, and I never thought that the...
    ... 2nd or 3rd person that has told me coming off the Chantix is H-A-R-D! I wish you the best and hopefully your...
    ... realy eye opener for me about the side effects of chantix . I went out saturday night had a few drinks and I ... doctor on Sunday (loved that call) and he told me that chantix is probaly to strong for my body and to cut the dosages ... haven't felt this good in 3wks since I started the chantix . I wont knock it I totally didnt feel any urge to ... still smoke free!!!! :-). But I am not taking the chantix anymore. I have come to realize that chantix was probaly...
    ... horrible experience. I was aware that alcohol and chantix do NOT mix. My husband told me about a couple of ... when on this medication!!!!!!!!! I have now been on chantix 15 days have haven't smoked in 8 days. Since I was ... wanted to mention that many people we know who were on Chantix only took it for a month and remain smoke free. They ... weren't so dependant on Chantix and didn't have withdrawal problems. So, I'm staying...
    ... 24 days :) smoke free! I also gave up taking the Chantix 5 days ago! I was only taking 1 Chantix per day, ... So I decided to try and make it 48 hours without a Chantix , and that's all it took me to wean myself off them ... it this far. Now he is going to start taking the Chantix today! Who knows maybe in a few weeks we will both...
    ... wanted a cig all day. And my hubby, who also takes chantix , forgot to take his AM pill and was going beserk when...
    ... still keeping their "quit" I am on my 21st day of Chantix right now. I guess I am one of the "lucky" ones who...
    ... about anyone else but I'm still hanging in with the Chantix . So far all is good and I've been on Chantix for...
    ... weeks quit and still hanging in there. Not taking the chantix , now Im playing the mind over matter game, and digging...
    ... of all of us! Kimmie, good for you for starting on Chantix . Remember to drink alot of water and you'll do fine...
    ... of junkie. Thats what scared me into not taking the chantix anymore. But keep it up. We can all stumble as long...
    ... back on track. Heather007..how long were you on Chantix before you got off? I am considering weaning myself...
    ... Heather 75 - alot of the people I know went off the Chantix after 30 days and are doing great. Maybe you should...
    ... anyone was getting any side effects from quitting the chantix . i've been taking chantix for 30 days. been smoke...
    ... Ok guys...... So yesterday starting the Chantix , no big deal. Today, a little different. Went to...
    ... usually just have some toast and milk before I take the Chantix . It did make me a bit queasy, anxious and gave me...
    ... reminder....although I haven't quit the cigarette yet the Chantix is doing what it is suppose to do, cut off the receptors ... gotten my usual dose of nicotine since starting the Chantix yesterday. The more the Chantix builds the less nicotine...
    ... dosage? Any day now the cigs will taste awful as the Chantix builds up in your system. I went to the clinic yesterday ... effects are caused by the nicotine withdrawal, not the Chantix . I also talked to the pharmacist about cutting my ... pretty darn good! I'm hoping to ween myself off the Chantix pretty soon. Not sure when yet. Keep in touch...
    ... catch up on all the post's. Kimmie good job with the Chantix . All of us react different to it. The first week was ... days quit. I have now found the Get Quit site that Chantix provides most helpful regardless if you are taking ... Chantix or not. the headaches, the "fog" is also a part...
    ... third smoke free week too. How cool huh? I am using Chantix also. I did only take one pill per day for a couple...
    ... the headaches are definatly a side effect of the chantix . They will subside to. I hope you get the really cool...
    ... show up whenever they want. I haven't ever had the " Chantix headaches" though I know they are fairly common. ...
    ... weeks is an achievement! Today is day 7 for me on the Chantix . I've had a few cigs taste really bad and I've skipped...
    ... too will pass" I really don't know whether it's the Chantix , the not smoking, or not being to eat much(because...
    ... not eating. I was that way when I first started the Chantix . It was the pits because you are supposed to eat ... you've got a double whammy with the Lamisil and the Chantix . How long are you going to be on the Lamisil? Hopefully ... about the gas. With both my hubby and myself on the Chantix it's quite aromatic around here at times. No problems...
    ... re saying. I did the same thing when I started the Chantix . Mainly because I wanted to know what I was in for...
    ... refering to, that night that I stopped taking the chantix . The gas pocket pain was so bad that between the pain ... the uncontrolable shakes are what did me in with the Chantix . I belive its great for getting over the hump, but...
    ... to concentrate on the positive. I've been taking Chantix since Oct. 9 and am 26 days smoke free. How many ... smoke a day? I smoked 1/2 a pack a day and as the Chantix built up in my body my desire to smoke weakened. ...
    ... Sorry-just reread,didn't catch you just started Chantix . Go the full week-you can even go two weeks before...
    ... everyone, Gee, I think it was after the third day of Chantix that the urge to smoke diminished. Even the thought ... horror stories about the affects of mixing it with Chantix . Koo22 - I kind of thought the same way you...
    ... I went to family dr. in January and got prep. for chantix but did not star it till July 7 2007 the day after...
    ... you . how long you been quit? I took full dose of chantix till about 12 weeks then I started cutting down 1...
    ... last post that my husband was going to start taking Chantix that day. Well he did and is now smoke free for 12 ... days, plus he even quit taking the Chantix last week. As for myself, it's been ;) 44 days ... ;) now! Now we are both smoke free and Chantix free too. This was the best $30 I ever spent on a...
    ... and smoke-free. Reading more, I think I will stay on Chantix a bit longer-at least a month and then wean off. Could ... you feel any difference once off Chantix for good? Beau...
    ... like to know what it was like when you went off the Chantix . Did you wean yourself off it gradually or just stop ... smoke free now (yipee!) but am leary of going off the Chantix . It's great news that your hubby is now smoke free...
    ... Good Morning Mary Annie & Beau10, I started the Chantix on Sept 23rd. By Oct 9th I was only taking 1 Chantix ... and that's all it took for me to wean myself off the Chantix . I felt pretty good after I stopped taking the ... Chantix and only gained about 4 pounds (which I can live with ... As for my husband, I believe that he only took the Chantix for about 2 weeks until he decided that he didn't...
    ... the info-good for you both! I decided to stay with Chantix for a bot longer-perhaps another few weeks and then...
    ... Ladies, I can't decide if I want to get off the Chantix now or wait a while. The cravings have leveled off ... day. I don't want them to increase if I go off the Chantix . My husband started the Chantix the same time I did...
    ... to update you all. 35 days no cig's. I took the Chantix for 2weeks and then stopped. I'm still smoke free ... over matter game. If you want to stop taking the chantix I recomend you remind your brain WHY you quit to begin ... board. I have seen 3 of my friends stop taking the chantix and within a few weeks went back to smoking, they...
    ... Yeah I agree with you then, keep on taking the chantix till u are ready. You will know when you are ready...
    ... doing OK but there are moments... I stopped taking Chantix at 4 weeks-thinking I should have waited a bit longer...
    ... also smoke free, for 63 days now. Stopped taking the Chantix last week and so far so good. The holidays can be...
    ... not too many real cravings-just a few. I had stopped Chantix after 1 month and probably should have stayed with...
    ... irritable lately. The holidays are over and I stopped the Chantix a month ago so I don't know what's going on. I even...
    ... addiction. As you saw those of us on this thread used Chantix to help us. It really worked for me-I had no side...
    ... progress, I am fortunate to say that my experience w/ Chantix was very positive. There are so many horror stories ... cessation program and many of his coworkers have used the Chantix to quit. Most of them have been very successful on ... occurred in association with drinking alcohol while on Chantix . My cravings are now practically nonexistent. I...
    ... bit too and now trying to lose it-not easy! I know Chantix has gotten some negative press-there will always...

  5. Chantix side effects
    ... board very knowledgeable and useful. I am on day 5 of Chantix . Haven't smoked in 48 hours. I havent felt the urge ... wake up call that it was time. First 3 days of Chantix were awesome/ mild naseau (went away after a few minute...
    ... Oh my gosh! Are you still taking Chantix ? If not, how long did you take it. I would like to...
    ... been lurking on this board for a while after taking Chantix . I also have had some really bad side effects. Here ... not sure if some of it was sleep deprivation or the Chantix so I reported all this to my Doctor and he prescribed ... 30 - Saw the Doctor again and he told me that the Chantix should be gone and that it was nicotine withdrawals...
    ... Just an update still smoke free but after not taking chantix for about 3 months still have the side effects (check...

  6. does chantix block the effects of caffeine
    ... That's a good question. Since I have been on Chantix , coffee is not the same. I keep trying to drink it...
    ... an avid caffeine fan and since I have been taking chantix caffeine does not affect me the same way. It is almost ... though. How about you? How long have you been on Chantix ?...
    ... I actually have a little more energy since taking Chantix . This is my 5th week of taking it and I have not ... 3 and 1/2 weeks. I have been meaning to update my Chantix experience but haven't had time. I will try to do...
    ... Chantix blocks all forms of anything including medication ... the receptors in your brain. My best friend took Chantix without it being prescribed to her by her normal physician ... psychiatric medication and when she started taking Chantix , it blocked her mediation from getting to her brain...
    ... Well, my main problem with Chantix and caffeine is a little different. Since starting...

  7. Chantix
    ... the following: I had very few ill effects from Chantix . 1. The first few days, I had a bit of queasiness...
    ... I have been smoke free for 8 days now with chantix . I also found that food or even milk with the pill ... Other than the 2nd day of agitation I think maybe the chantix has kept me calmer. I should have been much more snappy...
    ... OK, call me crazy. I am on Day 2 of taking Chantix . I smoked yesterday and I smoked maybe about 4 cigs ... surely it must all be in my head. I wouldnt think Chantix would work that fast. As far as the side effects ... just one of those freak things.....or maybe it is the Chantix . OK, well good luck to all. Remember, even though...
    ... My quit date was on September 4th, I stopped taking Chantix on October 11. I feel great, and continue to be thrilled...
    ... Unsure of how much longer I may be able to take the Chantix . I love how it makes me not want a cigarette but I...

  8. Need some help
    ... I have been chantix now for about 3 weeks.. I went to my doctor last week...
    ... am so thankful for all of the experiences shared by Chantix users that I have been reading today. I will tell ... that as far as my experience has gone ( 5 weeks on Chantix -4 weeks smoke free except for a couple of evenings...
    ... it must be mono!!" (though I knew it was just the chantix ) my fatigue has been unbearable, i am worried ... feeling so entirely exhausted! but for me, the chantix is really working. i don't have any of the major uncontroll...
    ... have to decrease the dose. i am on my 9th day of chantix , 2nd quit day. i have had very little side effects...
    ... I have decided to stop taking Chantix .. I upped the dose and just could not handle the side...

  9. back up medication
    ... i quit taking my chantix about a week after i quit smoking. but i still have...
    ... weeks!!!!! I, too, had just about a full box of Chantix I'd paid full price for. I thought I'd keep it in ... weaning. Just from my experience, it took a while for Chantix to kick in, and it took a while to get out of my system ... from those wonderful dreams!). Keep in mind what Chantix does. From my understanding, we smokers have nicotine ... out -- hence the reason for the suggestion of taking Chantix for three to six months. Chantix keeps us happy and ... frequent, as they were at six weeks. And I only took Chantix for about six weeks total. I didn't like the way...
    ... having a tough time finding the $$$ for her last box of Chantix ....

  10. post Chantix side effects
    ... as I'd read on other sites of so many people having Chantix withdrawals quitting the med cold turkey. My hubby ... good bit of insomnia and depression when stopping Chantix (he only took it for three weeks). Cutting a LOT ... tremendously. I had anxiety and joint pain when stopping Chantix . The holy basil helped the anxiety, and lots and ... pharmacist. Lots and lots of folks have trouble coming off Chantix , and I think the medical community is learning how...
    ... spaceyness, only more severe. When I first went off the Chantix , all at once, I also had upset stomach, dierrhea,...
    ... hard to tell if what a lot of us are experiencing are Chantix or quit smoking effects or a combination of both. ... and I had issues with our sinuses during our quit/ Chantix journey. DH's happened almost immediately after quitting ... same way with previous quit attempts, though, without Chantix . I smoked my last smoke 5/22 and quit Chantix about ... with not smoking than the med. But that's just me. Chantix definitely lists these things as side effects, so...
    ... My husband was taking CHANTIX for two weeks so he could quit dipping snuff. He ... is on meds for depression and CHANTIX has made him feel horrible. He quit taking CHANTIX ... Holy Basil as suggested on this forum. He's been off CHANTIX for two days. How soon can he expect to start feeling ... much worse than it has ever been. He's afraid the CHANTIX is blocking his Zoloft from working. I've called...
    ... from what ive read chantix has a half life of 24 hours. so i guess it depends ... hours it would be down to .5mg. when i went off chantix i found that it was still in my system for about 48...
    ... very scary for me. I wasn't sure if it was due to Chantix or not smoking. I decided to cut down to one pill...

  11. How can I inspire him to quit?
    ... addiction, then you wouldnt understand. I am now on Chantix , on day 6, and the cigs are tasting really bad, but...

  12. Has anyone tried the shot?
    ... I've tried so many things thru the yrs including chantix but it gave me bad side effects. I see now you can...

  13. Not the same after chantix ??
    ... sorry to hear you have the pain. chantix seems to work great for some and horrible for others...
    ... PumpkinSeed;3235297]sorry to hear you have the pain. chantix seems to work great for some and horrible for others...
    ... PumpkinSeed;3235297]sorry to hear you have the pain. chantix seems to work great for some and horrible for others ... out if anyone was having joint pain,my husband took Chantix for 1 month,stopped taking it because of the pain ... the time being.I just wish I could find out what the chantix did to my husband the Dr's seem to think he's nuts...
    ... in my body along with muscle pain. I have been off chantix for four months now and still i'm in pain every day ... taking this and now i'm on meds for nuero issues do to chantix and don't know if i'll ever be the same again.. Anyone...
    ... arthritis as frequent and infrequent side effects of Chantix . Geez, what a shame a patient has to bring the...
    ... and for how long this will go on for I have been off chantix for over two months and the pain has no sign of going...
    ... I took Chantix 2 and a half months and experienced joint pain on ... littles aches and pains that I had prior to taking Chantix . I have been on a regular exercise (cardio workout...
    ... much weight (40 lbs) from not smoking. I want to try Chantix to quit smoking this time but some of these side effects...
    ... I have been on Chantix for about 6 weeks now, I started it right after I...
    ... I took Chantix 5 months ago for about 6 weeks. I got severe migraine ... r. and the doctor there told me to stop taking the Chantix because that was causing the migraines. I stopped ... the Chantix but I STILL have the migraines. Yesterday I had to ... t even work any more! My husband is sure that the Chantix is what has caused the migraines. I am seeing a nuerologist...
    ... Hello Everyone... I Just Recieved My Script For Chantix And After Reading All Of Your Problems With This Im...
    ... update, so I will do it here. I have been taking Chantix for 5 weeks now. So 4 weeks and I have not smoked ... some side effects, but not bad enough to stop the Chantix , yet anyways. For the first 4 weeks, I took it as ... wean myself off slowly and hopefully I can quit the Chantix in a few weeks and still not smoke. I am concerned ... tremendously for the heartburn. I took Prilosec before the Chantix , but quit for a while because I felt like I was taking ... if this is so long. I am glad so far, that I found Chantix . I realize some people have bad problems with it ... get through mine. I am worried about going off of Chantix , but that is yet to be seen. I do think a lot of...
    ... wheel chair. Same symptoms you describe. As with your Chantix .... NO doctor will verify that as a cause. Coincidentally...
    ... quit smoking, a month and a half since i quit taking chantix . and the horrible gas has finally gone away. for...
    ... wheel chair. Same symptoms you describe. As with your Chantix .... NO doctor will verify that as a cause. Coincidentally...
    ... QUOTE=beachymare;3261236] Jo, Did you ever take Chantix ? if so, is that when you started having joint pain...
    ... My husband took Chantix and quit smoking. Before starting the Chantix he had ... complete physical and was in excellent health. Since the Chantix he went from having one doctor to 3 specialists. He...
    ... read _all_ (especially to the end of PDF file) for Chantix ... there is a list of possible complications for some...

  14. tomorrow is it !
    ... I quit on Friday night at 930 pm, after a week on Chantix . I must say that I am astonished at how easy it has...
    ... honest- they guilt me enough!! my husband is starting chantix tomorrow, that will make it much easier for me. i...
    ... for you, then I say do it~~~ I am on quit day 4 on Chantix , only had one relapse, and it tasted so bad, i didnt...
    ... make everything feel all better!" - the beauty with chantix is that you then go have a smoke and it does nothing...

  15. Deeanndees how are you doing, havent seen you on the board.
    ... really good, the only thing that bothers me with the Chantix is the gas, and the bloating weight gain, I hate it ... , I did not take any Chantix today and did not have gas or bloating looking like ... its a horrible feeling. I havent been taking the chantix unless I feel like I need it. so how is everything...

  16. New here, what is Chantix? And what is Cessation?
    ... newbie. ;) Cessation is when you stop something. Chantix is a new pill that helps you do it. Its said to work...

  17. Not sure what to do.
    ... quit if they are prone to that with or without the chantix . I mentioned the thyroid problem as well and he said ... chantix dosnt effect the part of the brain associated with...
    ... is sometimes hostile with them That's not from Chantix , that's from not smoking! :D lol I only took the ... Chantix for 1 month. I took it for 2 weeks before I completely ... total of 26 days- only 14 of those days I was taking Chantix . I smoked 28 years, average 1 pack a day. I ... understand why. It really has nothing to do with the Chantix . I've also noticed that the "rages" people complained...
    ... suffered from really bad migraines, while I was taking chantix they were gone. Not one headache in a month. No other ... for me. So, my point is that while one person on chantix may have horrible migraines, for another they are ... human body! Everyone is different. I am glad I took chantix because I was atleast able to get a very good head...
    ... quit smoking!! It is really hard to say if it is the Chantix or the person who's personality changes. It could ... nicotine withdrawl also. My hubby tried with Chantix and he really like it. He felt calm and really no ... need to smoke. But when he went cold turkey and no chantix ...watch out:) he was all over angry. Try it...it...
    ... well. i went on chantix and quit on my eighth day, and kept taking the pill ... because i would want to kill people and freak out. but chantix helped with me with the first few days. and as far ... a thyroid problem, and it's in remission, and the chantix didn't activate it or make it worse, so i know for...

  18. Quit day is Thursday!!! I'm really gonna do it!
    ... Hi all, I've been on Chantix since Friday. My qiut date is this Thursday...but...

  19. chatnix cause depression for u?
    ... sometimes feel depressed. I don't think its' the Chantix , I think it's part of withdrawal from nicotine. One...
    ... I'm not sure that depression is exclusive to chantix I quit cold turkey and I suffered depression as well...
    ... I have had severe depession while taking chantix . In the beginning I chalked it up to nicotine withdrawls ... some have started taking anti-depressants while on chantix and they have had positive results. Unfortunatly for ... one month ago with llittle cravings, thanks to the chantix , so I am a little nervous about doing this on my own...
    ... significantly, but haven't quit yet. My quit date using Chantix is Monday Oct. 1. It's probably just from the lack ... Because of those 3 years I'm certain I can quit with the Chantix . Its not so much how you quit, just that you want...
    ... Chantix may cause depression in some people I guess I really...
    ... symptoms that were related to her withdrawal. WITHOUT Chantix ....
    ... symptoms that were related to her withdrawal. WITHOUT Chantix . Very interesting! Thank you for that.;)...
    ... Really got me scared. Better since I stopped using Chantix but still occasionally feel confused, angry and irritated...
    ... which is controlled with medication. After 3 weeks on Chantix I became seriously depressed and felt I had nothing ... This feeling really scared me! I've stopped taking Chantix and am now OK. Someone mentioned it's possible that ... people predisposed to depression are affected by Chantix but no study on this element has been done....
    ... difficult. I am going to try tomorrow without any Chantix ....
    ... goes the no smoking campaign Zak? I did it w/out chantix you can too...

  20. Problems with Chantix
    ... flashes. Ihave not quit smoking as yet I have been on chantix two weeks and only smoke about 5 cigs a day was smoking...
    ... [QUOTE=she_47;3221701]I started Chantix starting the third day when I started taking 2 pills ... went thru. I told my doctor he said nothing is tying Chantix to the migraines but I am 54 years old and have never...
    ... I have had the same problems. This is day #38 of Chantix and day #19 of no cigarettes. Can't take the side...
    ... Hi: I just started taking Chantix last week and am on day 4. I am having serious upset...
    ... wondering if anyone has gained weight while taking chantix ? I got mean, angry, depressed and then weight gain ... . I have decided to quit taking the chantix . If other people can quit without the aid of drugs...
    ... think I am the lucky one here. I started to take Chantix around the 24th of august and had my last cig. Sept ... and gas wow terrible. Today is my 5th day without chantix and no cigarettes. The sleep is getting better no...
    ... I started taking Chantix 2 months ago and quit taking it two days ago. It ... the nicotine patch). When I first started taking Chantix , I had headaches every day, all day, and lots of gas...
    ... I have tried Chantix two different times. I can't manage to get past 3 ... expect from an antidepressant. ;) So, even though Chantix may not be the answer for everybody - I have heard...
    ... severe case of hives and swelling. I was so happy when Chantix came out because although I've tried the patch several ... back to smoking. I feel that I probably should be on Chantix for another month but the symptoms were bad - stomach ... pains and gas, and even after being off of Chantix for four days, my stomach is still a mess. I agree...
    ... concerned with the side effects I encountered with Chantix : after the second dose of .5mg i noticed some random ... able to quit! also, if i am unable to return to the chantix , does anyone have other rx that they can recommend...

  21. anyone else stick to just one mg of chatnix
    ... I started out just like all of you. I started chantix , I quit on my quit date and went on to the 2 mg per...
    ... Today was my 38th day on Chantix . I took as directed. I have not had a cigarette for...

  22. leg cramps
    ... using any quit smoking assistance like patches or chantix ? Read the side effects and see if it's listed I know...

  23. Prescription cost?
    ... lurking" for a while):) I just got a prescription for Chantix and was curious about where you may have found it...
    ... balance for me to help me when dishing out the $$$ for Chantix . Between my hubby & myself, we spent over $500 per ... very nicely. It is wonderful on the other side, and Chantix makes quitting almost easy. Please let us know...
    ... went to my Dr and asked for the anti smoking drug Chantix , to be fair he hadnt heard of it so looked it up in ... pharmacy and the total cost of a three months supply of Chantix was £278.00 ( $565.00) approx. The average cost ... 400.00) approx inside 3 months. Since taking the Chantix I havent had a cig for 10 weeks ive had the odd craving ... being hooked finally Ive stopped smoking thanks to Chantix I tried every other gimmick on the market but non ... worked like this. Chantix very expensive over here in the UK but when you look...
    ... pharmacy and the total cost of a three months supply of Chantix was £278.00 ( $565.00) approx. Can you convince...

  24. Sad....
    ... the help of 2 weeks worth of my friend's left over Chantix . I stopped for almost 60 days and have now started ... have the money to go to the doctor for a script for Chantix . That was the only thing that assisted me with quitting...
    ... I believe the makers of Chantix has an assistance program. Try to web search it. I...

  25. Chantix side effects
    ... irritable, argumentative, depressed, anxious. And Chantix doesn't allow our brains to be "happy" while we're ... smoking. So if your friend is still smoking and taking Chantix , he or she will most certainly be irritable. But ... aggression is a side effect of Chantix . Only your friend and his or her physician can really...
    ... My husband took Chantix for only one month,he stopped taking it only because...

  26. day 4 still smoking alot
    ... this is my 4th day on Chantix ...I'm still smoking alot or even more during certain...
    ... too early. Just remember you do the quitting and the Chantix will help you maintain a bit better. You will see...
    ... recentyly quit smoking a few weeks ago, also taking chantix . This is normal. You may be having side effects from ... not having nicotine. Even though you are smoking the chantix blocks the brain from receivng the nicotine. So, as...
    ... Well I started Chantix Sept 10th. The weekend before my quit day on Monday...
    ... getting satisfaction from the smokes while taking Chantix . Please let us know how your quit goes for you :...
    ... Golfmom, hang in there. A guy I work with took Chantix last year. It took him 6 weeks of the medicine before...

  27. Down on myself about relapse after nearly 5 months
    ... I was on Chantix for 13 weeks and quit smoking in May. Low and behold ... entire time and just caved in. I will have to take the Chantix again to quit, of that I am sure. I really don't know ... upset with myself but know I need the help from the Chantix . Thank you everyone and God Bless....

  28. Anyone ever heard of COLD TURKEY???
    ... This is the reason I am going to try this pill chantix . If it dosnt work then I wont give up and will just...
    ... no advice to share because all the treads are about Chantix . Occationally I can sound in on patches because I ... past. This thread is not to put down those that use Chantix , which is a great tool. It is for the Turkeys, who ... title, so the thread does not become just another Chantix thread. Thanks everyone for sounding in....
    ... i used chantix for about 2 weeks, a week before i quit and a week...

  29. Chantex side effects
    ... Yes. Joint and muscle pain/arthritis with Chantix is all the buzz right now. I have left knee and right ... sore joints and muscles when quitting long before Chantix came out. Yes, these things are listed as a side...

  30. back again
    ... on this board a couple months ago when I was taking chantix to try and quit...BUT..because of the side effects...

  31. Chantix side effect - Day 5. This normal??
    ... [COLOR="Red"] Chantix blocks the nicotine receptors in your brain. You should ... you are quitting. . Read the other posts on the Chantix topic and you will learn more about it and get more...
    ... gonna sound stupid but I just started today taking chantix and for all the people getting headaches. Do you take...
    ... this site today when I was looking up side effects of Chantix . It's great to read about other people's successes ... It's been nine days since I first started taking Chantix . I haven't had a cigarette since Friday night (I had ... there was a correlation. Both nicotine withdrawal and Chantix cause fatigue. One really cool thing- the dreams...
    ... My husband was taking CHANTIX for two weeks so he could quit dipping snuff. He ... is on meds for depression and CHANTIX has made him feel horrible. He quit taking CHANTIX ... Holy Basil as suggested on this forum. He's been off CHANTIX for two days. How soon can he expect to start feeling ... much worse than it has ever been. He's afraid the CHANTIX is blocking his Zoloft from working. I've called...
    ... depression is also a side effect from nictoine withdrawl chantix is suppose to help with that i'm sorry it's not working...
    ... I'm in FL and my monthly rx for Chantix was between $100 and $120 depending on the pharmacy...
    ... ve got a great mindset to stay quit. I quit with Chantix on 5/22. I'm still amazed every day I'm no longer...
    ... board and it has been very helpful. I have been on Chantix for 5 days. Today I thought I was coming down with...

  32. So pitiful it's depressing
    ... Hi, I started Chantix sometime in July. I made my quit attempt after 2-3 ... that are getting me. I haven't craved since being on Chantix . But I haven't stopped "wanting" to smoke, either ... even know. They taste horrible, of course, due to the Chantix , and it's not worth it after I have it, but yet I...
    ... Chantix is not magic and will not make you quit. You have ... to make the decision to quit. Chantix will make the quit a bit easier than cold turkey, ... in my opinion. I did not think Chantix would work for me. I smoked 30 years 1-2 packs a ... months and have no intention of ever smoking again. Chantix put me in what I call a calmer state so I could concentrate ... on breaking the habit part. Chantix gave me the chance I needed to give nicotine the slip...
    ... day, as I have been, but I am on my last refill of Chantix , and do not believe I will only have that many once...

  33. When will Bloating Stop After Chantix
    ... I stopped taking Chantix last week and now I am beginning to feel normal again...

  34. Chantix and me
    ... monthes ago and thought i should post my experience with chantix . 54 year old male, smoked 30 plus years, 1 to 2 packs...
    ... Been taking chantix also - smoked two packs a day for many years - I think...
    ... months for anxiety and that is what made me try this chantix because my anxiety is now gone.. So i will pray this...
    ... of this site. Any side effects you expereince with Chantix is mute compared to what those folks have to deal...

  35. OMG! I am so miserable!
    ... having the same problem. I thought it was due to the chantix that i am on but you havent been on that have you...
    ... he's annoying the H&^** out of me. LOL I am not on Chantix and with the hypnosis it's sort of like I never smoked...
    ... without them. This is exactly why I did so well on the Chantix . I had a relatively easy quit and it is almost 6...
    ... without them. This is exactly why I did so well on the Chantix . I had a relatively easy quit and it is almost 6 ... anymore, my problems lie in the side effects of the chantix . i thought that was pretty clear. dont mistake that...
    ... immediately that you are having side effects to the chantix and in my case velvetta is right. I am mourning the...
    ... I'm not the only person miserable. I've gone the Chantix route and I had my last smoke 19 days ago. I ... had a sensitive stomach before taking Chantix but I've never taken this many Rolaids in my life...
    ... wasn't sure if my depression was due to that or the Chantix . But people close to me tell me that under normal...
    ... My husband was taking CHANTIX for two weeks so he could quit dipping snuff. He ... is on meds for depression and CHANTIX has made him feel horrible. He quit taking CHANTIX ... Holy Basil as suggested on this forum. He's been off CHANTIX for two days. How soon can he expect to start feeling ... much worse than it has ever been. He's afraid the CHANTIX is blocking his Zoloft from working. I've called...
    ... it was all over. you need to stop taking the chantix if you are having that kind of response. i know ... what some people are putting themselves through on chantix . when you're coughing up blood you need to immediate...

  36. Chantix and Commit lozenge simultaniously?
    ... care professional(s) on whether it's okay to take Chantix and NRT simultaneously. The way it was explained ... to me is it sort of defeats the purpose of the Chantix to take NRT at the same time. I think there's even ... mention of NRT and Chantix together on the Pfizer website or Chantix pamphlet...

  37. my last cig was in may
    ... yes I have made it 3 1/2 months:) I quit with chantix . I had the nausea, I had the joint pain. I was sleepy ... alot. Chantix did make the cigs taste bad or at least not enjoy...
    ... scared to death what will happen when time to stop the chantix . I've been smoking 38 yrs and would NEVER have thought...
    ... both of you are doing great, I have been on chantix for over 2 months have been quit for almost the same ... exception of a few here and there but thank goodness for chantix it has been a huge help, after I quit taking it the...

  38. 24hrs without a smoke......going out of my mine
    ... turkey quitter! I took the easy way out aided by Chantix but I did get the job done. A few days it will be...

  39. guilty again!
    ... being a non-smoker! by the way i am still taking chantix , i have 2 wks left out of a 3 mos supply..maybe i...
    ... being a non-smoker! by the way i am still taking chantix , i have 2 wks left out of a 3 mos supply..maybe i...
    ... hi bevann, i am on chantix and have been quit for 7 days. my fiance' still smokes...
    ... started then also, but never quit again. i have been on chantix since june...maybe need to get new script and continue...

  40. why it is so important to quit prior to surgery?
    ... patch with nicotine in it? I have a prescription for Chantix , but I'm very "curious" about the problem with the...

  41. Back again...
    ... not just an attempt! I decided to start taking Chantix again 2 weeks ago, thinking I would quit mid-September...

  42. I need some encouragement
    ... Hi all. I just started day 5 of Chantix and I am smoking like crazy. I've been smoking much...
    ... this morning that might help you. I don't think Chantix ever knocks out the desire to quit. What it does ... of my mind for a cig. It was totally consuming. Chantix makes the desire a bit different, but NOT WHILE YOU ... you are of the mindset that you're "in your quit," Chantix makes the desire for a smoke very manageable, almost ... Believe me ... it gets better, MUCH better. But Chantix will never get rid of your desire to smoke. It just ... five or so years. I quit smoking on 5/22, and I quit Chantix on 6/22. Still smoke-free and Chantix really made ... it possible. It's work, yes, but Chantix is like novocaine at the dentist's office for a filling...
    ... stenolady, that is the best explanation of the way Chantix handles cravings that I have ever heard. I could ... I never thought I would be able to quit & without Chantix I don't think I could have even made the attempt....
    ... fingernails, or crap in her lungs. I really believe in Chantix , and it did have a profound effect on my brain. Only...

  43. 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 ... 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...
    ... That sounds like withdrawl symptoms. Although the chantix dose does increase so that might be part of it. I ... help? I don't think that would interact with the chantix but I'm not a doctor....

  44. Chantix and Bloating / Also Short Term Weight Gain!
    ... t as important to me as quitting. I did reduce my Chantix to one pill a day and it did relieve some of the bloated...
    ... I have actually lost weight since starting Chantix , and haven't noticed bloating at all. I just read ... Has anyone experienced any depression symptoms with Chantix ? I have been feeling really down in the dumps lately...
    ... have had bloating. I wasn't quite sure if it was the Chantix but I think you confirmed it for me. Mine is in ... posts figured out a way to relieve the bloating? The Chantix has been great for this smoker of 22 years. A lot ... would or could be. I want to continue taking the Chantix but the bloating is very uncomfortable....
    ... I am not taking Chantix but am on the patch. Week 2 without a cigarette. ... water. Good Luck to all. My husband is going to try chantix , so I was interested in the side effects of it. Especially...
    ... a few months ago and right after I started taking chantix now only once a day, i gained 10 lbs. so i reduced ... the chantix to one pill a day. No smoking is far better than a...

  45. Trouble Sleeping
    ... more with being a nicotine withdrawl symptom than the Chantix . I never could figure that out. What I did was I...

  46. Smoke free for 20 days!
    ... idiot stress caused me to light up again, I am on chantix and doing very well, I have slipped a few times but...
    ... for the most part doing extremly well. Taking the Chantix for as long as needed hopefully I wont need it too...

  47. Chantix Advice - smoking even more?
    ... QUOTE=StaceyDom1;3181145]Hi all. Just started taking Chantix yesterday. I've tried all the other methods and nothing...
    ... I am on my second week of of Chantix and finally made it through ONE WHOLE WEEK with no ... cigarettes!! I was amazed how well the Chantix worked and made smoking so unsatisfying. I smoked...
    ... patch with nicotine in it? I have a prescription for Chantix , but I'm very "curious" about the problem with the...
    ... today will be my 4th day on Chantix . I have also noticed I smoked more especially in...

  48. Chantix and Nausea
    ... Hello Charm. I am also on my 2nd week of Chantix and have had to reduce my dosage to one pill a day...
    ... something when you take your pill. Nausea is not how Chantix helps you quit, it's just a bad side effect if you...
    ... from it. I would not have been able to stay on Chantix with how the nausea was affecting me. Luckily, I ... personally much preferred taking several small "blasts" of Chantix throughout the day as opposed to only two big doses ... helped my cravings being able to take a little bit of Chantix right after lunch and before bedtime. Whatever...
    ... Charm I also get nauseated when I take Chantix but I have learned to take it with food and lots of...
    ... bloating could be a combination of many things, too. Chantix and quitting can cause constipation in folks, so we ... doctors and a list for patients of the side effects of Chantix . Try and get your hands on the one for doctors. ...
    ... have gained 6 lbs in one week. I am on day 10 of Chantix and still have cravings for a cigarette just like ... started the pills. Plus, I am STILL smoking. I thought Chantix made you NOT WANT to smoke. If all it takes is willpower ... , why do we need Chantix ? I guess they don't work the same for everybody. ... I am so disgusted with myself AND Chantix ....
    ... When I started Chantix I was bloated too. Of course you still want to smoke ... . What chantix does is make it so you don't get anything from the...
    ... joined this site because i am having reactions to chantix . as i am sitting here my fiance is eating and i got ... and i have been this way for 3 days. i have been on chantix for a week and a half and started out great, but on...
    ... days aren't a cakewalk, but are musch easier with the chantix . The habit is harder to kick than the addiction. ...
    ... have gained 6 lbs in one week. I am on day 10 of Chantix and still have cravings for a cigarette just like ... started the pills. Plus, I am STILL smoking. I thought Chantix made you NOT WANT to smoke. If all it takes is willpower ... , why do we need Chantix ? I guess they don't work the same for everybody. ... I am so disgusted with myself AND Chantix . Jellybean, good morning :) I can only offer ... my experience. Chantix didn't make me "not want to smoke." I quit on day ... available, I would gladly smoke them. Where the Chantix kicks in and becomes a real amazing quit aid is when ... previous quit attempt), I'll throw in the towel; that the Chantix wasn't working right on me and/or maybe I'm just not ... another pack. My mother and best friend quit on Chantix (as did my hubby, but he had a bad experience, so...
    ... quit. Within about four or five days of quitting Chantix , I lost 13 pounds with no change to diet or exercise...

  49. really really worried.
    ... i am having wicked gas from taking chantix . it's so bad i feel short of breath. i decided to...
    ... I have taken Chantix, quit smoking and gotten off Chantix and I am a okay!! No life threatening illness that...
    ... [SIZE="4"]Relax. I used Chantix and am glad that I did. Someone before on this site...
    ... [QUOTE=velveeta;3180438]I have taken Chantix , quit smoking and gotten off Chantix and I am a okay...
    ... still not smoking. i actually tapered myself off the chantix and i've been off for a week. had a couple of drags ... t believe it! i honestly wanted to tell her about chantix but she was basically dying. if that didn't pound...

  50. Patch - Joint Pain?
    ... joint pain. It seems that a lot of people taking Chantix have also experienced joint pain. I have joint ... pain. I am not taking Chantix . My conclusion; joint pain is associated with quitting ... smoking, not with the patch or Chantix . Thanks everyone for all of your input!!!...

  51. Day 3 not so bad!
    ... cigarettes wasn't as bad as I thought. I'm taking Chantix and it really does take the edge off the quit. I keep...

  52. Hi everyone I'm Debbie I think I need reassurance (chicken that I am )
    ... I'm Debbie and I started taking Chantix on Tuesday. Felt okay and then last I felt very sick ... about folks being very sick even after being off the Chantix for quite some time. So now I have managed to scare...
    ... breathe better. I don't know. I only know that the chantix was the only thing that ever worked for me and I literally...
    ... have mild knee pain. I quit smoking in May, quit Chantix in June. Honestly, who knows if it's from the Chantix ... it could be from: The nicotine receptor(s) that Chantix binds to have some correlation with pain receptors ... turkey often get achy for a while. Some folks who take Chantix have no joint pain at all. It's REALLY unfortunate ... online support. I had joint pain while I took Chantix , as well as after. I also had severe nausea. I was ... with a meal and plenty of water. I would still take Chantix again having been through it. People live long, happy ... can't assume you're going to get a side effect from Chantix , quitting smoking or a combination of both. And if...

  53. will chatnix stop me from being a casual smoker?
    ... lifestyle changes to help you in your quit. Oh ... Chantix will more than likely curb any desire to drink, too...
    ... myself a casual smoker @ about 4-6 a day. I started Chantix 8 days ago, and I am really impressed at the way it...

  54. omg the urge is SO BAD!
    ... well. not as bad as without taking chantix . i'm starting my fourth tobaccoless day today. and ... favorite) i will just buy a pack. because i'm on chantix , i won't want to smoke them, and then i will just...
    ... yourself here. The physical addiction is over, and the Chantix will help with the severity of the urges. But you...
    ... time flies :) Craves are really gone. I quit with Chantix , started it on 5/7 and ended on 6/22. It's more getting...

  55. just got Chantix presciption
    ... I'm new here, too. Just started Chantix on Saturday (day 3 now) and although I'm still smoking...
    ... When I started Chantix , I still smoked until I got to the blue pills. The ... chantix dulls the withdraw symptoms when you quit. But the ... quit, try to stay that way. You can do it. The Chantix helps, it does not do it all. Ultimately, YOU have ... to make the decision to quit. The Chantix does a great job of taking the edge off. I have ... now quiting again. I can honestly say that with the Chantix , I think I will finally succeed and quit for good...
    ... Several of my friends and family have tried Chantix and so far it is working for them. I am going to pick...
    ... in a row they started tasting horrible. does the Chantix do that?...
    ... yes, the chantix made the cigs taste nasty to me. i found that i was ... i am smoke free for 11 days today, and still on chantix . i do get the occasional craving a couple times a...
    ... congratulations on your 11 days! I haven't started on Chantix yet, but I hope that they start to taste horrible...
    ... Let me know how you are doing. I am on day 8 of Chantix , but it's my first day with no smoking. It's all ... days. I don't think it will be much fun. I find the Chantix makes me a bit foggy, but I'd rather feel like that...
    ... I'm new and I need advise on preparing to start on Chantix . I've smoked for more years than I care to count ... appreciated! :) I just finished the first week of Chantix . When I smoked, the cigarettes didn't taste like ... to take a lot of willpower, but I'm glad I have the Chantix to take care of some of it. It's better than nothing...
    ... the first time I've been on this site. I am using Chantix , along with other members of my family - we've all...
    ... Well, I'm on day 12 of Chantix and still smoking. Saturday is my quit date and I...
    ... the people writing...good luck to you: Are you on Chantix ? If so, your cigarettes are probably not tasting ... as good as they used to. The Chantix will help you deal with the cravings if you let it ... do it. I didn't think I had any willpower, but the Chantix really helped me. I am 10 days smoke free now!!...

  56. New quit plan
    ... SO DETERMINED TO DO IT BEFORE i REALLY DID IT. The chantix did help alot but I still wanted to smoke so it doesn...
    ... a smoke sometime before then. Is zyban the same as chantix ????...
    ... If you do not have faith in zyban and think that Chantix is the best, guess what! It is available in the UK...
    ... champix. zyban did help me quit in almost the same way chantix did but i had some bad side effects with the zyban...

  57. questions about after you quit
    ... had alot of other things happen also but I was on chantix so not sure what was the med and what was w/d from...
    ... promises to help me quit and nothing worked but the chantix and willpower. as for your daughter, my prayers r...

  58. OMG I caved need support
    ... I had 2 smokes today I had quit with chantix for almost 3 weeks feeling great than, I caved I feel...
    ... were smoking. I didn't like it much since I'm on the Chantix too. I wasn't really craving one but I'd read that...
    ... no back on track for a long time..I quit taking the chantix 2 days ago and hope I don't have to go back on it...
    ... surprised myself, Yea I was craving :) , but went back on chantix for that extra help . I am very glad to hear you are...
    ... I am on Chantix . The bad thing is, I wasn't even craving. First, it ... better, I am left with the pack I bought. I think the Chantix is incredible as far as not craving. None of my cave ... mental aspect I can't break. Are you still on the Chantix ?...
    ... I am trying to do it on my own without the chantix , but if I feel like if I need a cig I will take the ... chantix it does help. I suppose it is mostly the psycological...
    ... Duttin? Nuffs? Hows the chantix thing going for you now? Wondered what happened to...
    ... your help to get me through this without cigs, The chantix is working but I am afraid I am becoming weak, too...

  59. scared of not being able to quit
    ... I just got my Chantix and I'm too nervous to start taking it. Been smoking...
    ... really want to quit nicotine for good aided by the Chantix you can. Read thru my past posts and alot of other ... free for 5 months and 4 days and have been off the Chantix since May 6th. I had surgery also and was able to ... have a successful quit and pleasant experience with Chantix . I will be cheering for you! You are going to love...
    ... interest! how much did you cut down prior to starting Chantix ? I'm going to try that method and see how I feel...
    ... will do just fine, if you want to quit you will, the chantix helps alot. like velveeta said you will feel so much...
    ... t worry about cutting down as much as starting the Chantix . The way the drug worked for me was to remove the ... was a raw nerve waiting to explode at times. The Chantix freed me of that. I say as a joke, but also mean ... strange that smoking them does nothing for you. The Chantix has your nicotine receptors in your brain activated ... I also have read quite a bit about weaning off the Chantix instead of quitting it cold turkey...but we'll get...
    ... interest! how much did you cut down prior to starting Chantix ? I'm going to try that method and see how I feel ... too cranky. That was the best part of taking the Chantix . It afforded me a little peace will I was running ... Cut down like if you smoke in the car, stop. The Chantix will help you cut back. It did for me anyway. Besides...

  60. Please..any Advice! Hubby Is Starting Chantrix Tomorrow
    ... med. It works differently for different people. Chantix is not a magic pill and the desire to quit must be ... day and have been quit for 5 months and 3 days using Chantix which I have been off since May. I am currently maintainin...

  61. Nicotrol inhaler any tried it?
    ... I used a prescription pill called chantix ..good luck to you but afraid that if you don't really...

  62. chantix, lexapro and Xanax
    ... s wonderful you have decided to quit! i'm taking chantix and am also on prozac and valium. i have'nt noticed...

  63. Help!!!!
    ... free for a wk tomorrow! i also never went off the chantix . please think of your health and your future, that...

  64. Day 2
    ... then I forget about it until the next one. I am on chantix . I can't wait until they r down to one craving a...

  65. Cutting Down to Quit
    ... be working .Keep up the fantastic job. I'm using chantix as I don't have the will power to cut back like you...

  66. Started Chantix now on day 5
    ... Dayhammer, Welcome, chantix does work,its only half the equation,the want to stop ... to be there. I found I got a bit tired with the chantix .I've taken it 47 days and have been smoke free 43...
    ... physical addiction that makes me want to smoke. The Chantix takes the nicotine buzz away. If you smoke one, you...
    ... wonder how bad the cravings are when you stop the Chantix ? I thought I'd stay on it for a month before trying...
    ... does chantix really work that well? ...
    ... [QUOTE=Donna5;3187618]does chantix really work that well? ... Donna hi donna, everyone is different but for me chantix works great with the quitting smoking. after i was ... on chantix for about a week everytime i had a cigarette it tasted...
    ... wonder how bad the cravings are when you stop the Chantix ? I thought I'd stay on it for a month before trying ... no help. After about a week or so after stoping the chantix , the cravings have basically gone away. They do come ... myself that I am a non-smoker now. If you stop the chantix and the cravings are unbearable, I would say get a...
    ... associated every puff with something good. Yes, the Chantix fills a big void, but it doesn't do all the work....
    ... been grouchy but I'm having very lucid dreams on the Chantix . It's hard to separate the dream state from reality...

  67. do i have to get fat when i quit smoking.
    ... help all of use with quitting. i'm on day four of chantix . luckily i've had no side effects (yet, i'm not on...
    ... i have just started my third month of chantix . i never felt any hungrier than my usual and have...

  68. 1st Day
    ... whether it be cold turkey, with patches, gum, or Chantix or what have you. I did it with the patch and that...

  69. starting over
    ... a little history...i quit smoking using chantix on 6/25, went 3 1/2 wks w/o many cravings. in total ... is day 1 for us in not smoking. i am still using chantix , he is cold turkey because he did'nt like the chantix...
    ... still enjoyed smoking while on it though. Been on Chantix 12 days. Set quit day for day 8. Broke down two ... since the brain receptors are being controlled by the Chantix .) At any rate, seeing that there is no reward, I...
    ... This Time, Welcome and glad you feel groovy with the Chantix ! I felt calmer while taking it but did suffer some...
    ... yesterday that I quit.2 packs a day to 0 after 3 days on chantix .Still taking chantix,not ready to solo it yet.I have ... joint pain,but don't know if its chantix or disease related. I'll deal with the side effects...
    ... of stuff to cough up. I am definitely happy with Chantix . I know I wouldn't have been able to quit without...

  70. setbacks
    ... an addictive substance. I am at 5 months and off Chantix since May 6th and had a dream about smoking the other...

  71. Hi! New to this forum.
    ... really guilty, I was doing so good, I went back on Chantix this morning so far so good. The best part is I dont ... think about smoking when I am taking the chantix . I know I can do this, I am going to do this. Thanks...

  72. Irritable on Chantix
    ... I have been on Chantix about a month, and a couple weeks into it, I started ... extremely irritable. I wasn't sure if it was the Chantix or not, but maybe it is, since I am not the only one...
    ... too, but mine set in about a week after I stopped Chantix , as well as bouts of anxiety (never had that before ... in my life). The hubby was a raving lunatic on Chantix . Way beyond anything I'd classify as "irritable. ... few weeks. I don't know. Folks are irritable on Chantix , off Chantix, quitting with gum, patches, inhalers ... mentioned it on another thread, but after DH's response to Chantix , there was no way I was getting him back into a doc ... percent of the edge off for us. DH took it while on Chantix those last few days and continues to take it (he loves ... makes him); I only took it after I was finished with Chantix and still do. Best of luck for getting rid of the...
    ... irritability has alot to do with not smoking more than the chantix , but who knows, that is why we tell our families we...
    ... basil to try. Thanks for the suggestion. Besides the chantix , I take a multivitamin and also flaxseed oil each...
    ... beach lover, just want to let you know that i started chantix in june this year. i felt terrible the first five ... days. I took chantix for about 6 weeks- I quit smoking, but I was VERY ... Unfortunatly, I started smoking again when I got off of chantix ..... but the fog has lifted and I am back to my laid...

  73. ahhhhhh the chantix does work....
    ... DEE!![SIZE="6"][/SIZE] I had a heck of a time with Chantix . But I kept on with it because nothing else worked ... sleepless nights were terrible. I was about to quit the Chantix until a poster informed me that trouble sleeping was ... withdrawl. If you look it up, alot of the side effects of Chantix are also side effects of nicotine withdrawl. So you...
    ... a million bucks the next morning. I figured the Chantix was just making me a zombie, that I was out of the...
    ... proud of you your doing great. I havent taken the chantix for 2 days my family is tired of listening to me gas ... longer time it will feel much better. As long as the chantix is working keep taking it until you think you can...
    ... physical effects of nico withdrawal and I've been off Chantix about seven weeks now. I think mine is joints, strange ... could be side effect of quitting, side effect of Chantix ... I also read that smoking has anesthesia in it ... year, and I dreamed a lot about her while I was on Chantix . Always really fun stuff, tho, which was odd because...
    ... the weight I lost back. I don't believe it is the chantix becuase I did not gain it on the meds until I stopped...

  74. Went back on patch
    ... just my opinion because never tried the patch or chantix but the patch was delivering a small steady stream...
    ... Mine hit once I was quit and off my quit "aid," Chantix . With previous attempts, even cold turkey, the blues ... all costs and try a natural route first, and, like Chantix made quitting "manageable," holy basil has made the ... family doc (not mine) who's prescribing the heck out of Chantix and dealing with many patients who have quit. He...
    ... because they're here, i guess. anyway, i'm still on chantix and trying! bevann...

  75. Want 2 quit but can't
    ... not your choice.as for your questions...I am taking chantix , I don't know if it really is helping or not cause ... really helped me the most.. I think more then the chantix ..I knew if other people were rooting for me that I...
    ... What is Chantix ? never heard of it. I'm gonna cut down usin the inhaler...
    ... a cigarette. Oh, I quit smoking on 5/22/07 with Chantix . I've been off the med since 6/22. I started smoking...
    ... way I could quit. But you know what? I did it - on chantix , for a couple of weeks then quit the drug, and did...
    ... By the way what is this CHANTIX every1 keeps talkin about?????...
    ... your confidence will get stronger and stronger. Chantix /Champix is a fairly new medication to help quit smoking ... really quite manageable. Here in the US, it's called Chantix ; in the UK -- and maybe where you are -- it's called ... Champix. But even with Chantix , once you're through that first 72 hours, it's really...
    ... one week..posting new thread on my thoughts about chantix .....
    ... cause i really am determined to quit. As for this chantix thing i thought it was medication and im not allowed...


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