... to smoke... except for the first thing in the morning..with coffee... I have been closet smoking for about 1yr... did not smike for over 15 yrs then just picked one up and wham... I was hooked again. I hate the smell... I have rules... smoke outside..but I know how bad it is for me..Just found this site... Thanks for any support
21 Apr 2010
I dont know much about chantix just that I have been prescribed it about a million times. I was just wondering how long were you a smoker? cause me and my husband plan on taking chantix together and want to know if it really helped and was it worth it cause I know its real expensive without insurance like $200.00 just for a quantity of 30. I dont want to throw money down the toilet but have been doing it forever as a smoker for 16yrs. anyway can't win or lose right.
21 Apr 2010
You came to the right place for support... I have found responding in these forums to be very therapeutic in my quest lol. Your quit day is supposed to be by the 14th day of Chantix. So if you are only on day 8 you still have a few more days where you can smoke. Unless you set and passed your quit day already. I waited until the very last minute of the very last day lol. My mom was a closet smoker for years. She had quit for about 15 yrs and then picked it up again secretly. I knew because I am the only smoker. (She quit again thankfully.) Congratulations on coming back to the quitting table. My email address is posted in my profile I believe. Feel free to email me any time you have an urge. I came onto drugs.com and answered questions when I got an urge. To the responder thinking about going on Chantix with her husband... DO IT!! If you are one of the lucky ones like me to not experience all the side effects, Chantix is as close to a miracle as you will ever get.
And to do it with your husband? What an amazing journey to take on together. My fiancé is a nonsmoker and though he was supportive could not even imagine what I was going through. Chantix is not a magic pill however. You will have urges on occasion. For me, Chantix made the urges bearable. And they have definitely gotten fewer and further between. I tried quitting on the patch last year and honestly felt the way the commercials warn that you’ll feel on Chantix. I felt utterly hopeless and depressed. And now here I am a week off Chantix and smoke free since January. You can do it, both of you.
23 Apr 2010
. I have to be honest since you asked point blank... Yes I have cheated. The 3 times I went out drinking with friends. I smoked a cigarette each time. Other than that, yes smoke free no cheating. Today was a real test of wills. My manager screamed at me in front of the entire office and then pulled me behind closed doors to talk about my disrespect. I wanted a cigarette so bad. I thought about it. Oh just one won’t hurt. But a small voice inside me said stay strong you’ll be proud of yourself by 3:00 when the dust has settled. And here it is 2:45 and the little voice was rightSomehow for me, cheating when I have an urge brought on by stress like today is different than cheating when I drank. Like if gave in to the urge when I was upset (near sobbing - probably partially because of PMS and the Chantix coming out of my system. Last day was Wednesday last week) then the cigarettes are still in control. I dunno maybe it’s a silly way to think.
And to my fellow quitter with the 9 year old son? Do it. Imagine the amazing example you are setting for him and the impact it will have on him. I get email alerts that someone posted in the groups I belong to. So I’m pretty much here for you all anytime. I’ll even give my cell out if need be so you can text me. If texting me keeps even one person from smoking I’d be happy lol.
6 May 2012
I want to quit smoking very badly,however my boyfriend smokes which akes it almost impossible for me to not have the urge to snoke.I tried chantix and i was ok the 1st wk because your allowed to smoke however the next wk was horrible even if i took 1 puff of a cig i became awlful ill to the point i thought i was going to need to go to hospital it seem the morei knew i wasnt supposed to smoke the more i wanted to but chantrix did lower the urges to smoke i didnt like the sickness i felt if just a puff i wanted to take and i had no other support so i gave up coulndnt deal with the effects iof just 1 puff
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