a day i continued taking chantix i may have missed some doses anyway i find it is not working anymore iasked my doctor and my pharmasist they dont know. Should i quit taking it let it leave my system for about a month smoke and then try new? will it work like the 1st time?
Its worth a try i dont see why not i know chantix is not cheap at all you definantly dont want it going to waste. In case it doesnt work again maybe you can give it do someone that can use it. My husbands doctor told us to share his prescription and he wrote enough for both of us and he isnt even my doctor of course he told us to keep quiet about him telling us this. I guess i will never understand why its okay for doctors to lie but not us. Good luck i hope it works for you again it will save you alot of money michelle.
I’m going to be brutally honest… it’s not the Chantix, it’s you. I just recently went through this myself, am still going through it. I finished Chantix in April and have been doing fine. I (foolishly) let myself think that it was okay to smoke every now and again when I drank, and went to hell with myself on vacation. I came back, went right back to not smoking (first few days sucked I admit), but found I had cracks in my armor. I was smoking once a week. Then it was a few times in a week. My head started messing with me, which was scariest of all. The “I wanna smoke I wanna smoke I wanna smoke” was starting again. Before it became any more of a problem then it was becoming, and before I had to go back on Chantix, I said this has to stop, no more. You need to do the same. Set a new quit date. It’s Monday, so say Friday.
You’re still on Chantix you said, so the Nicotine blockers in your brain are still active, which should make it a little easier to quit again, this time for good. The Chantix isn’t working because you’re smoking, because mentally your resolve has broken down. It happens. The average smoker quits 8 times before they are successful. But you’re one step ahead of the game. You’re aware of it and you seem to want to get back in the quitting game. You can’t have a few, you can’t have just one a day, or two or three, you can’t smoke when you drink (that’s what got me into trouble so for now I’m just avoiding alcohol altogether). Remind yourself how good you were starting to feel. Remind yourself how good it felt to sit through a movie and not be checking your watch trying to figure out how much longer til the credits roll. Remind yourself how much money you are saving not buying cigarettes (I live in NYC. At $13 a pack going back to smoking is NOT an option lol). Shortly after I quit smoking I started working out (have lost almost 30 pounds to date) and one thing that really scared me was getting out of breath a lot sooner than I was used to. Admittedly it was probably the fact that it was probably one of the hottest weeks of the year, but let’s continue to blame it on my lung capacity suffering from smoking. You should NOT get off Chantix, smoke for a month and then go back on Chantix. That is completely counter-productive. The Chantix is still working. It’s you that stopped working as far as quitting. Quitting smoking is a total head game. Once you set your quit date and quit, 72 hours later the nicotine is out of your system, sooner if you’re only smoking a few a day. After 72 hours, it’s all a head game. It gets easier and easier to shut down the smoking thoughts as they hit you, and soon the thoughts are fewer and further between. I think that if you’re serious and you rededicate yourself to quitting, in a month you’ll be getting off the Chantix because you don’t need it anymore. In the interim, come to the boards. We’re here. Many of us going through much the same thing you are.
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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