Quit now for exactly 17 days while on Chantix still have strong urges but I will not smoke. I am continuing to take Chantix but my question is how does it continue working for you once you quit? Does your body get use to taking it and only work so much for you? Just wanted to see if anyone knows as I am getting a bit discouraged with theses strong urges. Thanks !Debbie
Hi Debbie1127. The reduces the physical element of the urge significantly by blocking certain chemical/impulses from making it to your brain/body. So just think if your actual physical urge feels like a 3 on a scale of 1-10 imagine what it would feel like without atleast 50% of it being blocked... pretty bad huh? The Chantix however does absolutely nothing for the mental habit & urge you have. That's all on you & your will power is the only way to combat it. Chantix is a tool like a crutch to "help" you quit. Over time your urges physical & mental become less & less & the longer you keep them controlled the more likely you are to stay committed & truly quit forever. Once of the Chantix there will still be times you are tempted to relapse but it will be easier & easier to resist each time. Congrats on quitting. Be proud & stay strong!
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