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#1 mei

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:57 PM

i finished my 3 months of chantix monday. desire for cigs has increased since then. Normal? strong desire to smoke. missing it more now than the past few weeks.

 

nothing i cant handle, but this is not easy.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:23 PM

Keep taking sweets or what ever you use to help offset the craves.......It took a bit for me to get use to what was going on after each segment of quitting....Though I did stop taking Chantix a few days after my last smoke, and that was week 5 of taking Chantix, I wanted to get my dependencies from everything out of my system to get my dependency going with quitting.....

The other big thing that helped was coming here to QSMB several times daily to get my support.....bottom line, time is where you are at now with letting it take away the smoking dependencies.....You best combat this by just not smoking, believing in knowing what you are doing is best for you, and getting support.....Chantix did its job, now your desire to stay quit is in your hands.....Bassman
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:28 PM

bassman,

 

 THANKS AGAIN!!!  your advice is invaluable to me. thank you.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:14 AM

Mei, I was wondering about what would happen after coming off chantix. I am on my last week and am tapering off. I'm only taking 1/2 dosage now for about 5 more days. I can already tell a little increase in craves. I'll be anxious to hear how you do.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 02:53 AM

kkg, 

 ill keep you posted. see bassmans post on main page [ curveball ]. he has some great insight on this very thing. you may have already read it. STAY STRONG!!!!


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 12:36 PM

Mei, KKG.... You both can do this.  Smoking is not an option so keep your quit.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:33 PM

i finished my 3 months of chantix monday. desire for cigs has increased since then. Normal? strong desire to smoke. missing it more now than the past few weeks.
 
nothing i cant handle, but this is not easy.


Just checking in to see how you are doing today mei....Bassman

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:03 AM

bassman,

 

       doing much better. still have some desire but it has eased up a bit. thank you for your encouragement and insight. it helps daily. thank you.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:07 PM

KKG, 

 

               how are you doing off the chantix? it has been almost 2 weeks for me and the desire has diminished alot. it feels great to be done with chantix.

 

i hope you are doing well off chantix.   STAY STRONG!!  i don't even need to tell you that though. you know.


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 12:47 PM

Mei, I took my last 1/2 pill this morning. I've noticed a slight increase in craves since I've cut down so much but it's getting better. Did you stop on full dosage or taper?

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 12:48 PM

G'day
Can't speak for everyone but champix started my on the pathway to quiting.
I got stronger cause of the help it gave me.
It wasn't a crutch,it showed me I could do this. I could not rely on it alone. It needed me to be strong too.
So the day came when I just kept on walking the No Smoking path.
Didn't look back.
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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:25 AM

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           tapered down to 1 full pill the last week and then stopped. do you think you could have done your quit w/o chantix? i'm not sure if i could have. it really seemed to take the edge off.

 

i cannot believe i am a nonsmoker after 40 years. hope you're doing well. STAY STRONG!!!


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 02:50 AM

Hey mei. I tapered down to 1 pill a day for a few days then 1/2 pill for 6 days. I agree on it helping tremendously. I'm not sure if I could have quit without it either. Really liked the fact there was no nicotine in the pills. Now let's just hang on tight and enjoy the ride.
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 10:33 AM

I tapered down in August.  I know I could not have done it without it.  It was a huge help. 


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:47 PM

I started this week to wean off of chantix with 1 pill in afternoon.  Maybe a little more cravings but not too bad.  Been taking chantix  for almost 8 weeks.  Maybe in a few weeks will take half a pill, see how it goes.  Could of not quit without Chantix!! It made it so much easier.   

 

1 Month  tomorrow, Yeah!!!!! :wink:


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:43 PM

Good for you josan333 - 1 month is awesome!!!


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

I started this week to wean off of chantix with 1 pill in afternoon.  Maybe a little more cravings but not too bad.  Been taking chantix  for almost 8 weeks.  Maybe in a few weeks will take half a pill, see how it goes.  Could of not quit without Chantix!! It made it so much easier.   

 

1 Month  tomorrow, Yeah!!!!! :wink:

Wonderful news. Keep up the good work. I also will be starting my weaning process this month. Chantix has been a blessing to help with this addiction.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:24 PM

I started this week to wean off of chantix with 1 pill in afternoon.  Maybe a little more cravings but not too bad.  Been taking chantix  for almost 8 weeks.  Maybe in a few weeks will take half a pill, see how it goes.  Could of not quit without Chantix!! It made it so much easier.   
 
1 Month  tomorrow, Yeah!!!!! :wink:

I quit 5-5-17 with chantix,I was pretty mean for a week.Things would level out than here came that craving,I had cigarettes here but never smoked not one.My brother came for visit and I thought I was in charge of my fate,WRONG,I smoked 2 packs in a day and half but yesterday I'mat it again.I admire all of you who have managed to quit,that was a really hard decision to make because I loved to smoke but I guess we all did.The love affair had to end.Glad to be a part of your group,every bit helps.Victory!
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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:31 AM

Welcome redtail, congrats on taking back your life! Many of us, including myself, loved smoking. But smoking doesn't love us back. It's only mission is to kill us slowly. I chose breathing instead :)
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Posted 30 July 2017 - 04:37 PM

I was concerned or thoughtful about getting off Chantex.  I really do not want to use it any longer than I need.  It makes me feel yukky.  Lol.  I was wondering, masking the craving, lessening them, if I was not honestly doing the work and was going to have to experience the worse of what I am missing with Chantex at a later date.  I will continuing because I am only at 6 days, but will absolutely listen to you all and your experience.  Thanks.  I appreciate the updates too.






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