I have cml leukemia and I am PCRU but I need to quit smoking. I have pretty bad anxiety from the med plus a really bad experience from previous oncologist so i have xanax to take. I am wondering if I can take chantix with my meds. I take Gleevec 400mgs a day and i also take the anti-depressant Elavil 60mgs at bedtime to control severe migraines and to help me gain back the weight I lost from other onc, I lost 32lbs in 3mo, and to help me sleep. I have gained back 20lbs and can eat and sleep again. My new onc. didn't think it is a good idea to quit 'cold turkey' cause the anxiety will get worse. So do i quit and have to use more xanax and become addicted if not already or do I just smoke? I take 1mg xanax every morning and i try to fight the shakes and tightness in the afternoon and then I take 1 at night with the Elavil to help me sleep. Can''t sleep on just the Elavil alone. I will talk to my onc. tomorrow but it's better some times to hear from other people with same issues. I am very sensitive to side effects. I would so appreciate any suggestions from any one that has any advice. Thank you in advance!!!
Have you ever tried a nicotine patch with the gum? It really does help if you want to stop smokeing. Then you are onlt putting into your body what you've already been without the yuk. If you are sick and need to stop who cares about 20 extra pounds... because if you quit you'll gain a better life.
<3 smokes a pack a day and going to quit and experience based on patches and gum during a stint in detox
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