I have been on Chantix about 3 weeks. Have not wanted a smoke or had a craving in over 10 days. However, I seem to have many nasty side effects. Nausea, dizziness, I cannot go to the bathroom without taking a daily fiber therapy that is expensive and often that does not even work. I have smoked for 46 years. I love being smoke free.If I do not quit I am only 3 years from COPD. Also my eyesight is at stake from another condition. I cannot continue to smoke and have NO desire to. Yet, I tried cutting back on my dose by half and had cravings by that afternoon.Has anyone else experienced this? It is making life very difficult. Although, it cannot be as difficult as blindness , COPD, or any other thing I can think of as a result of continued smoking! Please answer this . I do not want to go off of this wonder drug! For me it is really working well. I am just very sick on it.
I don't know about the side effects just wanted to offer some praise. You are doing great, and you have to think of the consequences if you keep smoking. So You stick with it, you're doing good. We're living proof we can get off them after 50 yrs. When I first went to my new cardiologist he asked if I'd ever been diagnosed with copd (smoked for 50 yrs.) I said no and his only comment was "yet".
Congratulations on quoting smoking!
I smoked for 25 years and found Chantix to be very effective. Nausea was overcome by taking the drug with both a healthy breakfast and dinner. I didn't experience dizziness, but found the constipation, controlled with diet and exercise;
when I quit smoking, my metabolism slowed
down... It wasn't because of the drug.
Also, by continuing to not smoke, your circulation will begin to improve, hopefully affecting your eye health.
Bonus,,, Food will taste better after awhile... So have fun with fruits and vegetables!
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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