I have been taking Chantix for just 15 days and have been smoke free for 8. It's working great for me, with minimal side effects. I have great fear for when I quit taking it. Will the urge to smoke return, even if I've been smoke free for two months or so?
I took Chantix when I was 54. I was on it for 3 months and I had no cravings or desire to return to smoking after I was weaned off. Then, I decided 9 months later I could have one smoke w/ my morning coffee. Needless to say, I was smoking again with-in a month. I am back on it now at 62-that is how long that relapse lasted- It feels as though the relapse was not smoking for 9 months. I have no cravings now and have been smoke free for about 10 days.Only this time am experiencing some bad physical side effects. How I wish I had never picked up that first cigarette after 9 months of freedom. So, my answer is "no". If it is working for you be very grateful. Do not take this for granted. It does not work for everyone. Sounds as if we are about at the same point in days smoke free. You are doing great. It will work, don't be afraid of it "wearing off". It doesn't. Only you decide to smoke after you have done your 3 months! Good luck and stay smoke free!
I too started nicotine again after approx 9 months nicotine free. I quit using Chantix. Maybe there is something about the 9 month mark?? On my second Chantix prescription ( 2 years later) and not going to pick up again after this quit. I’ve learned my lesson. Good luck.
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