I 'm trying to stay mobile but hve been unable to. It is rpescribed that I take Chantix twice a day for 12 weeks. I have been taking Chantix since 13 March 2014. Have you any words of encoujragement or suggestions as to what else I can do to ease this pain?
Is it helping you? Have you tried taking ibuprofen on a regular basis, that would mean 2 tablets 3 times a day everyday. Or aleve. Does your dr know this? It can cause arthritis you know.
Chantix doesn't cause you to ache in every joint. I suggest you let your doctor know, unless you want to try the ibuprophn as the other member mentioned?
Has it helped you stop smoking?
Hello Marrilynn. A side effect of Chantix is sore, aching muscles & joints. I experienced an increase of anybody pain that eased after about 3 weeks. However if yours is so bad you can't stay mobile I think you need to contact your Dr. Take care of yourself.
Yes, muscle soreness is a side effect. I have been on Chantix more than 4 weeks now-quit smoking after 10 days- and my side effects are still with me. I have tried every-and I do mean every other thing to quit. I am willing to put up with the S.E.'s to stop. It is that important. Your side effects sound a little extreme. Although, I just spent 2 days in bed with abdominal pain. My Pharmacist did say that physical symptoms are more likely to lessen than emotional ones. I would call my MD . Ask questions! Also, drink plenty of water. Some people dehydrate on this and that would make the soreness much worse. Half your body weight in water ounces. I weight 120=60 oz. of water a day.Bless your heart. I hope you are feeling better.
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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