... support? Friends, family? And is it every day? I'm desperate to quit!!! Any advice will help.
Hello NancyEloise & Congrats on making your 1st step to being cigarette free! Chantix is a wonderful tool to help you quit smoking but unfortunately its not the magical cure we all wish for. The chantix gets rid of all the physical cravings but it does nothing for the mental cravings at all. You & your will power are what's gonna break the habit-the mental cravings. I used the support group members on here to help me, called friends/family whenever I had a particularly strong urge. I also kept a pen or lollipop near me all the time because some times just having something in my hand that simulated that hand to mouth motion with eased any urges. You'll have to find what works for you. For my husband sunflower seeds got him through his 1st year so it just varies from person to person. Some days are easy, others are very hard but you must stay strong & believe that you can do this because you absolutely can. I hope this helps a little. Congrats!! You're on your way to a smoke free life. Good luck!
I tried Chantix, but couldn't continue taking this medication. I began experiencing severe depression and decided to stop the Chantix. Some people have had suicidal thoughts while on Chantix. If you begin to feel or think differently than normal I would suggest talking with your dr. and ask for other options to assist you in quitting smoking...
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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