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#21 nickicolb123

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    Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:45 PM

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    CRAZY chantix!! I think I would rather just smoke.....my Dad is on Chantix, and he said he hasn't had any weird dreams or episodes....I asked him b/c I heard you can have really crazy dreams and he said he hasn't had any problems. I'm sure it just affects everyone different like everything else!!

    Anyways It has officially been 1 week since I quit WOO HOO - I didn't participate in wine-o wednesday though b/c I don't know if I could resist that.....
    Congrats! 1 week! that is great. you've gotten over the hardest part imo.

    #22 DRB

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      Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:01 PM

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      FYI about Chantix... make sure you DONT DRINK on it. This is a scary story, but if you are on Chantix, you really should hear this.

      A guy I know, his roommate was on it, and one night he went out for a few drinks with his girlfriend even though it tells you not to drink. My friend says he only had 3 drinks which is far less than this guy usually has when he goes out. On the drive home he got into it with his girlfriend. When they got to their home he completely blacked out and a neighbor said they heard screaming. He flew off the handle and hit her, which was totally out of character for this guy. She than ran away, and he went to the nextdoor neighbors house because he was so disoriented and thought it was his trying to find her. The neighbor got so freaked out about this guy trying to break into his house, he shot him and killed him. His family and friends totally blames this incident on Chantix. I'm not saying that it doesn't work, or that it does. And I'm not trying to freak any one out, but just be careful!!!

      So DONT DRINK ON THIS STUFF!!!
      I just thought everyone should know.

      OMG that's scary! I've actually had some people at Health Canada tell me that they want to look into it because of reactions like this that some people have! I guess that it goes to show that alcohol and a lot of these drugs don't mix! I drank when I was taking Zyban (which I know you shouldn't do) and all I noticed was that my tolerance went down a bit so I made sure not to have any booze at all if I had to drive (whereas normally I might have one drink on the nights I'm driving). I know that everyone's body chemistry is different so some people can react very badly, as your story illustrates!

      #23 DRB

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        Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:07 PM

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        Originally Posted by Betsy
        CRAZY chantix!! I think I would rather just smoke.....my Dad is on Chantix, and he said he hasn't had any weird dreams or episodes....I asked him b/c I heard you can have really crazy dreams and he said he hasn't had any problems. I'm sure it just affects everyone different like everything else!!

        Anyways It has officially been 1 week since I quit WOO HOO - I didn't participate in wine-o wednesday though b/c I don't know if I could resist that.....
        Yay! Congrats!!!! That's amazing that it's been a week!

        I hope that I'm in the same position next week (it's day 3 now)

        #24 Betsy

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          Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:09 PM

          It DOES get easier at least I think so....but seriously I think I know a little bit how drug addicts feel b/c it is hard for me to believe that I seriously am done smoking. Wierd I know, but to get through the day I say okay just don't smoke after lunch....okay now don't smoke after supper.....ok now go to bed so you don't smoke....and then before I know it it has been another day w/o a cig!

          Did you guys happen to catch the Today Show this morning?? They had a segment on qutting smoking, I thought it was really good.....it said it adds 6-7 years to your life after you quit! Here is the link, it is really good........They asked the participants on a scale from 1-10 how hard was it to quit and they said it was a 4!
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          Isn't that awesome motivation!! Keep it up girls!!

          #25 nickicolb123

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            Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:16 PM

            well I am feeling pretty nervous. Tommorow is my quit date, and I am in "mourning" today. Wish me luck

            #26 Betsy

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              Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:59 PM

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              well I am feeling pretty nervous. Tommorow is my quit date, and I am in "mourning" today. Wish me luck
              You will do great! Smoke it up today LOL......It is SO worth it, just remember that, you are making yourself healthier and you are going to live longer by doing this!!

              #27 fudgie

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                Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:32 PM

                When I quit last year for 6 months I used Chantix. I thought it worked great for me but my FI was really really moody. After hearing some of the studies about it I wouln't try it again.
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                #28 DRB

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                  Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:32 AM

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                  well I am feeling pretty nervous. Tommorow is my quit date, and I am in "mourning" today. Wish me luck
                  You can do it! I was the person that everyone thought would never quit and I have! I'm on day 4 now and I do find that it's getting a bit easier. Just be sure to be nice to yourself, I've found that a few extra naps and some pampering help (I had a manicure today just to revel in the fact that I have no yellow marks on my fingers anymore)

                  #29 Cattie

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                    Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

                    May 31 it will be 2 years since I quit. I used the Chantix. The only side effect was very vivid dreams. If I was to do it all over again, I'd still use Chantix. I have zero will power and it helped tons.

                    Basically you have to change your habits. I would smoke at certain times. I'd wake up put coffee on and go outside for a smoke. I started checking my email before I put my coffee on. At certain parts of my drive to work, I'd light up. I changed my route to work.

                    It really helps to change the habits. Yes the weight gain sucks, but I haven't been as sick, and I don't have that nasty cough in the morning.

                    #30 nickicolb123

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                      Posted 08 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

                      ughhh I hate my life right now! I've probably chewed 15 pieces of nicorette today




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