I am on the 2nd month of Chantix and been totally smoke free for over 2 weeks... How long do you continue the Chantix??
How long did you take Chantix?
Question posted by TangoNTn on 11 March 2013
Last updated on 11 December 2018 by 26lls
I smoked 2 packs a day for 45 years, i have lung cancer. I got two lung surgeries, 4 chemo treatments and so far am cancer free. I have taken chantix along with nicotine (21mg.) Patches for 6 months. I am still smoking 3 to 5 cigarettes a day. You would have thought everything ive been through would be enough to make me never want to smoke again. I can make it all day, then at night, i have to smoke. I dont know what else to do or try.
I have been smoke free for 91 days. I still have a strong desire to smoke. But then I smoked 2 packs per day for 50 years. I have started taking one Chantix per day rather then two. I don't know if the desire will ever go away.
You will know when it's time to stop
I stopped once, but it was too soon, I thought I could just have one. NOT
I stay on for a cole of weeks. Cutting the pill in half till finally. The drug bothered me enough to say ok. No more and I was done!! Freedom
And I had a great friend with me who helped me with lots of love.
Stick with it.
First, Congratulations!! I was told by my doctor, that when you are smoke free for some time, you can stop taking the chantix pills. And when you are having cravings again, that you can continue where you left off. She informed me that I could keep the pills in my possession, just in case I get cravings for cigarettes.
In most cases, treatment with Chantix lasts for 12 weeks. Follow your doctors instructions. Your doctor may recommend a second 12-week course to improve the chance that you will quit smoking long-term.
Here are some reviews from patients who have taken Chantix.
- Chantix uses and safety info
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