Finally after trying a zillion other methods from cold turkey to hypnosis to laser treatments I have found something that actually works to help me quit smoking!!! This pill has been a miracle. I am starting the third week of the starter pack and I am pleased so far. Course I have had every side effect they list except for the suicidal thoughts but all of them disappeared after the 1st week except the headaches.
I was wondering if anyone here has tried this pill and how it worked for you? Did you experience any of the side effects and how long did they last? How many months did you take the pill ? Am I going to reach a point where the cravings will come back ? Right now I have a craving to smoke but I believe its more of a mental need than an actual physical need right now. I read in the packet that comes in the box that sometimes during weeks 9-12 some people start smoking again. Is there a reason for that? did you feel a stronger urge to smoke after 3 months of not smoking that when you first quit ?
any tips to make this a success would be wonderful !!!
I took Chantix in March. I have been smoke free since April. I didn't really have to many side effects, belly ache, and some gas. that is about it. I only took it for about a month, then ended up with a 24hr bug. I didn't need it after I stoped throwing up lol. YES, will power is a must. I do have alot of cravings, esp. when I get upset. I keep telling myself I will not buy a pack, end of story. My husband still smokes, so when he comes home(drives big rig), it was hard at first. I didn't go outside(no smoking in house) with him. You will still want a cig, you have to say no I am not buying them.
You can do it, just keep telling your self you are not buying them. It will work, and work great. You will feel some much better. About 30-60 days after I quit, food started tasting better. The fact that I smell like my body wash not smoke. I breath oh so much better(when my allergies are making me sneeze lol). My allergies have gotten better. I don't huff and puff around the ring when I show my dogs.
Best of all mom promised me a cruise when I have been smoke free for a year.
Hey illusion thanks for replying =) It's been over a month now and I can honestly say I haven't been smoking at all except for 1 cigarette 1 evening when it was either that or kill my son and my friends daughter. I tried everything to calm down they pissed me off so bad but I couldn't be around them unless I went and smoked a butt first. But since then not a single one =) I still want one every minute of everyday .......... well not that often but there are times, especially driving or finishing eating when I look for one for sure. I really think these pills are fantastic and if I had to suffer some of the side effects again I would !!
No one else in my house smokes so its pretty easy in that regard. If I lived with a smoker I know for sure I would be smoking again. Maybe not as much, I wouldn't be buying them, but I certainly would be bumming them.
Yes driving and food drove me nuts. When I get really pissed at someone, I usually have to walk away. I have found the sweet mint lifesavers to really be a life saver lol. I keep a handful in my purse and when I am ready to run that person off the road I grab one. Now that I have been off the smokes for several months, I can really tell the difference in my breathing and food tastes really different. I take one of my dogs for a walk in the park every sunday. I switch dogs so everyone eventually gets to go Luckily I haven't gained any weight, but havent lost any either lol.
My best friend's Mom who was a convicted dyed in the wool smoker for over 50 years was finally able to quit by using Chantix. She had a dissecting arotic aneurism that should have killed her, and even that didn't motivate her to quit. She finally got to the point that the COPD rendered her tottaly unable to breathe. She had to do something. quit or die. she got the chantix and within 6 weeks she was cigarette free, but she says it was the hardest think she ever did and the cravings are still terrible. But worth it! Give it a try! The only failure is when you don't try!