... little scared this pill won't help.. Is there anyone that felt the same and has some words of success using Chantix
Chantix is a tool only, it is not a magic pill. You have to have the desire to quit, which it sounds as if you do and that is good because most of the work is up to you. Chantix may help decrease your desire to smoke, helping with cravings but it will take work and will power on your part. You can do this though, it is mind over matter really. I used to smoke a pack to a pack and a half a day and quit on my own with no pills, patches or gum. It wasnt easy, especially the first few weeks. The best thing you can do is to stay busy and try not to do the things you associate with smoking for a while, for instance, say it is your routine to sit on the patio in the morning drinking coffee and having a cigarette. You might find it helps to sit at the kitchen table and read the paper and have tea instead-just small changes to break up the habits, you know? Once you are past about 4-6 weeks and other peoples smoke annoys you instead of making you want to light up too, then you know you are on your way! Mainly it is just willpower and making up your mind NOT to smoke. Like I said Chantix can help but it is not magic. You are not going to take this pill and suddenly not want to smoke-it doesnt work that way, unfortunately, but it should help to decrease your cravings and some people find it makes having a cigarette taste bad or makes you feel crappy when you smoke. It can be done though (stop smoking). It also helps to have a person to help distract you when cravings hit, when they do hit, get busy, go for a walk, engage in conversation, keep your mind busy doing something so you wont think about smoking and the craving to smoke. Good luck, you can do it! Just have faith in yourself and dedicate yourself to be a non smoker. If you slip up, and you probably will, just climb back up on the wagon and tell yourself you will be tougher next time!
I am on day 12 of Chantix and the first few days will really hard, it made me feel a little strange, but it passed. It makes me forget to smoke at times and i am down to about 4 a day. I have moved my quit date several times, but I used to be a half a pack a day smoker, and I am reducing little by little. You must take with food to help reduce the side effects.
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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