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Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:40 AM

Chantex users, how long did you take it?

I'm hearing everything from a month to a year. How long were you on it?

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Reply Chantex users, how long did you take it? (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 OP
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 #2
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #3
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 #5
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #6
applegrove Jan 2012 #4
murielm99 Jan 2012 #7
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 #8
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #9
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 #10
BobbyBoring Mar 2013 #11
murielm99 Mar 2013 #12

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 11:11 AM

1. The first time, 3 months.

And stupid me just had to have one.

I started again in October, but dropped them at Thanksgiving, soooo starting up again this weekend with the 6 remaining weeks, and I have a call into my Doc to ask him to call in another 90 days for me.

Good luck!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 01:44 PM

2. I talked to my doctor this morning

She said I could take it for a year or more. She said most patients need 3 months. But if I wanted a year I could have it.

I'm amazed by how well it works.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. I didn't have much luck the second time around.

In fact, the only reason he agreed to my request for a prescription was because I had taken it before without incident. Apparently, he is a bit gun shy about it now.

I am thrilled to hear you are doing well with it! I remember that weird feeling the first time - no words really fit, but its almost like I forgot to smoke or something. I would go all day at work and 3pm would roll around and I would realize that I never once looked at the clock to go outside and came straight back from lunch without taking a smoke break. Bizarre.

I hope to capture that again - and doubly hope that this isn't a first and done type of drug where it only works the first time and then you build up some kind of permanent resistance to it, because that would royally suck.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 07:48 PM

5. I decided to go at it a little differently this time

Instead of setting a date to quit, I set a date for buying my last pack of cigarettes. Then I told myself that if I really want a cigarette, I can have one. It's funny, knowing I CAN smoke if I want to keeps me from actually smoking.

So far it seems to be working. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. Actually, I really get that.

Tried the ceremonial "last cig" before, and that just never really worked for me. The times i have been able to quit, it is because of what you just said - gave myself the choice and chose not to.

Isn't for everyone, but you have my full support on it.

You CAN do this!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 07:41 PM

4. I was on it for about 3 months. As soon as I was off it I started smoking only herbal cigarettes.

Maybe 1 pack a week. I did that for 3 months. Now when I think of smoking I think of those disgusting herbal smokes and how bad they made me feel. Champix really separated the act of smoking from the enjoyment parts of the brain.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 02:57 AM

7. I am one of the people who had a terrible reaction

to it.

Please have your doctor monitor you carefully. If it works for you with no ill effects, I will celebrate for you and with you.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 10:42 AM

8. So far so good.

Just mild nausea. I can deal with that.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 03:53 PM

9. Although it may sound counter intuitive to the feeling of nausea

I have found that if I drink a mountain of water when I take the pill, it stops it. Not easy, but I try to get in about 20oz within the first few minutes.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 03:59 PM

10. Yes

I try to take it with food or water.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 05:36 PM

11. Me too

Chantix and musicians don't mix for some reason. I lasted a week. When I woke up in a cold sweat shaking like crazy, I said that was it. I was holding my wifes head by the hair and she was screaming at me. Had other weird dreams but that was the kicker~

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:42 PM

12. I went to hypnotherapy.

It worked. It also helps that since I am now paying for my own insurance, I would have to pay about 50% more as a smoker. They could test me any time. I need to test nicotine-free.

I actually get sick if I smoke now. I think smoking is a thing of the past for me.

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