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#1 cheeky82bloke

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:06 AM

I came off Chantix before and experienced quite a bit of rage that continued for over 3 months. I them started smoking again, went back on Chantix, quit smoking again, and am now looking for advice on eventually coming off of Chantix again.

I just quit, won't be discontinuing the Chantix soon, but am gathering advice ahead of time. Concerning the rage...

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:03 AM

I never experienced that when I was on chantix. I know I was moody while I was on it but that went away as soon as I stopped. Maybe you should ask your dr. About it?

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:52 AM

Cheeky, while I applaud your decision to quit smoking I just don't like NRT's when it comes to stopping as I could only find success in totally and completely cleansing my body and threw everything I had into putting smoking behind me forever.  I believe in cold turkey, absolutely the only way for me.  I was more afraid of the possible amputation of my left leg from the knee down than whatever withdrawals I might go through and that was my inspiration.  My doctor looked at my knee swollen over twice its size and assured me that it was the next step...losing the leg.  Please reconsider a new method of quitting as the Chantix.   This is only my opinion based on my experience and if others have successfully quit on NRT's, more power to them. I wish all of you only the best and a long smoke free life.


                            

                                                                       

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:41 PM

my dr suggested, as some of the deeper literature suggests, a tapering off.  i can only believe it was helpful as i did the chantix under dr supervision.  i did not have any emotional problems as i came off of the drug.  after 5 months on it my dr had me do 1 mg tab a day for two weeks and then had me cut the tab in half and do that half once a day for two weeks.  the only difference i noticed was a decrease in the vividness of my dreams.

 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

Cheeky, while I applaud your decision to quit smoking I just don't like NRT's when it comes to stopping as I could only find success in totally and completely cleansing my body and threw everything I had into putting smoking behind me forever.  I believe in cold turkey, absolutely the only way for me.  I was more afraid of the possible amputation of my left leg from the knee down than whatever withdrawals I might go through and that was my inspiration.  My doctor looked at my knee swollen over twice its size and assured me that it was the next step...losing the leg.  Please reconsider a new method of quitting as the Chantix.   This is only my opinion based on my experience and if others have successfully quit on NRT's, more power to them. I wish all of you only the best and a long smoke free life.

Just to be clear, Chantix contains no nicotine, therefore is not considered Nicotine Replacement Therapy.   :)

 

I quit using Chantix, also.  While I had some anger, it seems from my observation that rage is a common side effect for many quitters.  I agree you should seek advice from your doctor...he may have sugggestions.

 

The most imprtant thing is to make up your mind not to smoke under any circumstances!!


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:46 PM

I found it helpful to take an antidepressant at the same time as the Chantix. I had a prescription for 10 mg of Prozac, which helped with the side effects of anger, anxiety and depression from Chantix, and quitting smoking. I successfully quit after taking Chantix for 3 months. Today is my one year quit anniversary!
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:53 AM

Happy 1 year anniversary Granny!

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