After 3 weeks on this drug, I am still smoking tho markedly less. It is helping a great deal - I am smoking 8-12 a day VS 30-40 a day. However, the last four days I have been miserable with nausea. It doesn't matter if I eat, I am sick for 1-6 hours after taking the pill. I walk around the house, when I am able to move without heaving, holding a big silver bowl because I never know when it's gonna hit. I am having difficulty eating as you can imagine so this could become a vicious cycle - unable to eat due to nausea/not eating causing worse nausea.
If I could get up and be more active it would help but movement often makes it worse so that leaves me at odds making it easier to smoke even if I don't really want one right then.
Any tips, tricks to curb the nausea? I do NOT want to stop taking this.
how can you smoke when you’re nauseous? also, it’s been about 4 years... did you quit successfully?
15 Feb 2018
Probably won't help you, as you're post is years old, but I have been on the pill for 32 days now. After dinner and breakfast I eat a small plate of white grapes(about 10-12 grapes). I then swallow the pill with a glass of water, sit and wait for 15 minutes until I burp. Zero nausea. I ran out of grapes once and took the pill anyway... immediately got the nausea. White grapes after the meal and take the pill with a full glass of water... wait for the burp.
6 Dec 2014
Tried OTC aids - nothing helped so Doc gave me a script for Phenergan. Also we cut the dose back to the starting dose of 1/2 mg 2x a day BUT the craving came roaring back while the side effects remained almost as strong. So I upped the am dose to the full 1mg, keeping the pm dose at 1/2mg with my docs knowledge and approval. I have also talked to Pfizer about it. I am slowly adjusting to this level, still having quite a few side effects but they are growing less strong while the craving is better controlled. I do find that Ginger tincture or tea helps a little bit and adding Lemon Balm to the tea helps a bit more.
23 Nov 2014
You could try taking an otc med for motion sickness, sometimes they help, or there is a liquid that's called emetrol, that helps too. Or your dr can order something for nausea. It kind of made me smile, because when I was pregnant with my dtr, I had morning sickness round the clock, and that sure made me stop smoking because every time I tried a cigarette I barfed, lolol.