To anyone that has posted, how long did it take you to statrt feeling the urge not to smoke. I just started taking it ( 4 days ago). I have smoked for 30 some odd yrs. and because of my health, I have got to stop!!!
I have quit completely with the regular dosage of Chantix , but had side effects from the medication , especially nausea. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of not staying on the maintenance dose of Chantix for at least a yr. after quitting - which was recommended by my dr. But the nausea really was too much, and I really wanted to get off it.
Stupidly about a year or so later, I started smoking 1 cig. a day, then it became 2 cigs /day , then half of what I was smoking before I quit! So I heard from a friend that his dr. let him take 1 pill at night (instead of 2 pills a day) of Chantix because it bothered his stomach as well. I asked my dr. and he agreed to prescribing 1 pill @ night for me. It took a little longer, but I quit within the first month-day 21, (I think the first time, it was day 10.) I have been on 1 pill of Chantix a night for almost a year now and am getting ready to stop the Chantix altogether. To answer your question, I never, ever, have completely lost the urge to smoke. You just got to set your mind thinking about the things you don't like about cigarettes and smoking, the stink, smell, taste, your health. cough, etc.
Its been about a month since you wrote this. I hope you are doing well. Hope this helps...
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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