... you could smoke while taking the Chantix? My Dr told me the 1st 5 days only but I've heard other ppl say they were giving a quit date of 30 days from the day you take your 1st pill. I was also told if you smoke after week 1 you can get so ill you require hospitalization. Any1 know what's true? Thanks for your help ~Trina~
Hi Trinabell, I started taking Chantix and I was told you could smoke only up to 5 days then you must stop. Well, I did not stop and then could not sleep, felt like I was on a merry go round that did not stop! It was terrible. I also took wellbutrin and this is to help with depression and they also use it to help one stop smoking. Wow, I went off of that real quick too as it felt like I was going crazy. I hated both of them. Yes, I felt like I needed to go to the Emergency Room. Trina, the only way that I have found to stop ANYTHING is to stop slowly then tough it out until you feel better. Each day will get better and better but it takes time and patients, and a strong person to get off of anything. Now days in my opionion the Doctor's just give us meds and they do not know or do not tell you everything as they only give us 20 minutes for an appointment.
This is a quote from the Chantix web site's tips for quitting smoking.
"Your quit date is the day you stop smoking completely. Do your best to stick to it. You can start CHANTIX and then pick your quit date up to 35 days after you start taking it. Talk to your doctor about choosing a quit date with CHANTIX"
I'm on day 8, I've cut back from a pack and a half a day to about half a pack a day. The cigarette tastes disgusting, and I usually wast half a cigarette just holding it out of habit.
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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