Chantix

My Prescription - I need to try this once more to wuit smokling for my health
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 23, 2008 1:52am CST
My recent attempt to quit smoking failed once again as I have some mental addictions that are very hard to break. At my Dr appointment Wednesday I asked about some meds to help me again try to quit. I am now on Chantix after a few fellow myLotters suggested that drug. So I smoke for one week taking the pills then stop as I continue. I have yet to sign up online for their support group but will in a few days or sooner. Just wanted all to know that I have not given up trying to quit. One more shot and I shall se where this attempt leads. Thanks all. Anyone want to share their CHANTIX story here be it a success or failure? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
23 May 08
Congratson trying again, Grandpa Bob..And never give up, it took me many times of trying before I finally quit for good. Another good plan would be find an activity you can do that is impossible to smoke at the same time.. Myself I started up dancing, but I am sure you don't want to do that, but maybe some others here will have some suggestions for you..
@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
23 May 08
I like the idea of Grandpa Bob taking up dancing!
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• United States
23 May 08
Shall we take a vote?? Who wants to be Grandpa Bob take up dancing??
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• United States
23 May 08
Oops, that was suppose to say: who wants to see Grandpa Bob take up dancing??
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
23 May 08
I don't know anything about Chantix and I quit more than 23 years ago and never looked back. I applaud you for your continued efforts to beat this beast! So many people give up after trying a time or two and think it's just not worth the aggravation. It is worth it! Keep plugging away, don't beat yourself up when you slip, and definitely take advantage of every opportunity for support that you have available to you. I'm rootin' for ya!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 May 08
Thanks. I hope I can quit this time. I hate it but it's so addicting even the mental aspect of it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
23 May 08
I don't think I'm telling you something you don't know, but I just wanted to remind you to be careful. I've heard Chantix worked miracles for some people. For others the side effects brought them to their knees. I'm so glad to know you're quitting smoking. You are a brave man. Lots of people have not been able to do that!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 May 08
I had bad side effects on the Zyban many years ago. I hope this isn't as bad as well. Thanks friend. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Philippines
23 May 08
well i'm trying to quit smoking too but haven't yet that successful though the thing is i haven't stopped but i had it cut down day by day..i heard about chantix and i ask the local pharmacy but we don't have chantix in here..i would love to try it see if it'll work for me but we do not have it on local stores...well anyway, i wish you luck for quitting grandpa..i wish that one day we could just stop it that easy..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 May 08
Thanks a lot. I've tried many many many times and haven't succeeded yet. Did you get an email about this discussion? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
23 May 08
Good Luck in your journey to being smoke free. I am not a smoker but I am close to several family members that have struggled with quitting and I know it is a huge mountain to climb. I wish you all the best. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
23 May 08
I tried the Zyban but not Chantix. I quit smoking for a year with Zyban. If my husband didn't smoke I might not have started back. The Zyban made me moody and irritable as heck though. I tried it once while I was taking Lexapro (another antidepressant but it is a calming one) and I made it okay.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 May 08
I lasted 5 and a half months smoke free on Zyban with severe side effects. So moody that I couldn't even handle being around myself at times so I quit that and started smoking again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
24 May 08
yeah, my husband was begging me to start back smoking.
@gemini_rose (16192)
23 May 08
I have never heard of chantix, but I just wanted to wish you luck on giving up smoking. I really hope that it works for you, you are very determined to give up and I am sure that you will succeed.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 May 08
It's been ion the news a lot lately due to some severe side effects like passing out while driving. The FAA banned their pilots from taking Chantix. Great side effect huh? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gemini_rose (16192)
23 May 08
oooo, that does not sound too good, you should be careful then if you are going to try it out.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
23 May 08
I tried Chantix and it really does work, but only if you are truly ready to quit. The online support is pretty much the same yip-yip yay-yay lectures you get everywhere. The Chantix would have worked for me, but I chose to go back to smoking because I gained so much weight while quitting that I figured I was more likely to die of diabetes than smoking. I think I ate everything that couldn't get away. And developed an addiction to sugary junk food. My own fault, but just couldn't seem to stop. Now I am focusing on losing the extra weight and will try again to quit when I have that conquered. Good luck to you on your quest. I really hope it works for you.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 May 08
Great more weight. I quit rcently foa couple weeks and added 12 pounds. A pound a day when I quit? Oh no. Thnaks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
23 May 08
Well, just consider this a heads-up and get ready to fight it.
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
23 May 08
HIGrandpa Bob I do not smoke but I have heard a lot of rumors about chantix and most were bad but yet again you know about how reliable' such rumors are. If your own doctor okayed it what is not to like and I hope you are able to quit. smoking really is so hard on a person';s health and specially the lungs and heart.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 May 08
I hate researching things like this myself. A lot of bad things found and not a lot of good things found. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
24 May 08
Hi webeishere, Sorry to hear that you are still having problems quiting smoking, but you will make it eventually. It is a known fact that those who don't give up will succeed. I probably made twenty attempts at it, and now I've been quit for more than 16 years. I have never heard of Chantix, but this could be the one that works for you. I think you should sign up for the on line support group. Take advantage of everything available. Blessings.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
24 May 08
i am not a smoker but i do know it is difficult to stop smoking but not impossible and i am happy you are taking steps to stop,it may be a tough one at first but i know with commitment you can succeed.just dont give up you will get there slowly but surely.cheers and good luck
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
24 May 08
That is wonderful grandpa, you can do it! I hope it will work for the best this time, i have nothing to share since i never smoke but my dad use too for like 30 years in his life and last 2006, he decided to just quit and I know it was so hard for him but he made it, he turns to some menthol candy at first since he was not taking any pills to aid him.I hope you will do it successfully too!
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@snowy22315 (78247)
• United States
24 May 08
I never heard of it but I hope it works for you. I am really proud of myself for quitting smoking. I never smoked alot but it something that I am really glad I managed to accomplish not only for my own health but for those around me. Good Luck man!
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
23 May 08
Good luck and well wishes for that one! Who knows maybe you'll get over the hump this time! Or this time might just be the charmed one.. (i'm trying to think of an old saying.. but it's being very elusive.. maybe it's third times a charm.. but i don't know if that applies..Good luck!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
23 May 08
I wish you much good luck...my friends husband used it and quit right away without any failure or even wanting to smoke.....
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
23 May 08
I have never smoked, so Chantix is not something that I would ever have to take. I just wanted to pop into this discussion and wish you luck on your current attempt to break the smoking habit.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 May 08
I hope it works for you this time! Good luck Grandpa Bob! I have read about Chantix before and read some success stories about it! Please keep us informed! I really hope it works for you so you can prolong your life and be here on myLot a lot longer!
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• United States
23 May 08
Bob, my first attempt with Chantix was not only a complete failure, it also almost cost my hubby his life, no kidding! I was taking it as directed, and staying nauseated. After about 2 months, I had cut back from a pack and a half a day to about a half a pack, but I was also noticing changes in my behavior. I am normally more mild tempered and it takes a lot to get me to even say a curse word, boy was I spewing them, yelling at the kids and hubby. I had about two week left on the Chantix and still hadn't cut down anymore. My hubby and I had got into the car to go somewhere, he said something that hit me the wrong way....I hit the steering wheel to keep from hitting him, and still wanted to hit him. That was it, I said if something could set me off that bad, where it put my family in danger, and made my kids afraid of me, I would rather smoke. After I came off from it for about a week I started returning to normal. I have since been reading similar situations from other people, and also found that some people had tried to kill themselves while on it. I also found out that they put everyone on the same dosage, and some peoples systems can not handle that type of dosage, I guess I am one of them. I decided about two weeks ago to try again, I want to quit smoking so bad, so I take a half a pill for daytime and a whole one at night, so far so good, no I am not stopping as quickly, but my temperament is much improved. I wish you much luck Bob, and I hope you don't have the symptoms I did.
• United States
23 May 08
I just saw where you were asking people if they got emails on this, I did.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I wish my husband would stop smoking if not for me, his health he smokes 3 packs a day. I wanted to drop in and see if you have had any luck so far? I am sorry that it has taken me so long to anser this post but I was backlogged in my mail inbox. Good luck and hope this finds you smoke free or just about smoke free by now.
@GardenGerty (115880)
• United States
31 May 08
I am glad that you are not going to give up trying to smoke. It may still take awhile. My dad quit with the antidepressent that they market in another name to quit smoking. It is Wellbutrin, but they call it something else for smoking. Let us know how it goes.