I have also starting gaining weight. should i just go back on chantix for a month
Congratulations on a fantastic accomplishment! I just finished taking Chantix on Wednesday. I have said this before on these boards and I will say it again. Quitting smoking is cyclical and it takes a full year to truly quit. Different seasons have different triggers. I live in NYC. About a month ago, we had our first really nice day of Spring. It was about 70 and you couldn’t have asked for a prettier day. All I wanted to do was walk around in the sunshine and smoke. My head kept saying “I wanna smoke I wanna smoke I wanna smoke”. I left work early and locked myself in my (basement) apartment. Soon as I shut the door behind me, the urge passed and I was proud of myself for not lighting up First time I go to the beach this summer, I will be craving a cigarette. After Thanksgiving dinner, I will want to smoke. Christmas Eve, I always stood outside looking at all the Christmas lights while either reflecting about the past year or thinking about what resolutions I’d make for the coming year. My point is this. You’re almost at the end of your full year of confronting your seasonal triggers. You’re probably going through another one right now. For me the nicer the day, the more I want to dirty up my lungs lol. I dunno why that is. I think you should cowboy up, you’ve done it successfully for almost a year, and try to just deal with it before you go back on Chantix. Maybe find something else to do when you get an urge. Like read a page from whatever book you’re reading. Come on to drugs.com and respond to someone’s chantix questions or email me I’ll gladly listen. Take a walk. Have a glass of water. Whatever works for you. I’m not sure Chantix would do anything at this point anyway. Chantix blocks the nicotine receptors in your head, right? You’re not putting any nicotine in your body so what would be the point. Plus, why put your body through going on and getting off Chantix. I’m not sure what side effects you experienced. I was one of the lucky ones and experienced very few. However, I had to come off Chantix for about 10 days (I ran out of pills and had to wait about 10 days for em. Don’t ask lol.) and when I went back on, I started getting some of the mood swings people were talking about. I was counting the days until I was finished. So just because you experienced one thing your first time around doesn’t necessarily mean you can bank on experiencing the same thing your second time around. Good luck whatever you decide to do. Hope this was helpful. ~B
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