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Yes I made the mistake of not tapering off Chantix and paid the price, please let us know how you go, I would be very interested
I definitely will. That’s why keeping this journal so others may benefit or know what not to do! Lol. Hopefully benefit!
My longest current quit(18 months now) has been using Chantix. I think if you have the right mindset and determination you will be fine!
So I stayed on the 1/2 pill every other day for 6 weeks, why? Because was told it takes 2 weeks for your body to adjust to the dosage, then felt I better stay on it at that dosage because was having cravings again.
Tomorrow I am starting 1/2 pill every other day in morning, opposite of the night pill. May do this for another 6 weeks.
In the past I have been on Chantix, and just stopped it like your supposed to, and went right back to smoking. I definitely DO NOT WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN! Nor go back at all.
Will update in 6 weeks!
yes I have been extremely tired again. Is it quit related? Covid? Or other medical issues? I don’t know!
Take your time weaning off it. You are doing so so well Eve!
Are you eating well and not too much sugar? I found sugar zaps me. Maybe more water too? More trips to WaWa?
Do you see doc for check up?
Maybe just change of seasons. I think the body notices the changes in light a lot. Plus you are back at work too. And you get up at a god awful hour! Man you are Noping when we are all sawing logs!
Thanx for the incite Lor, could be the season’s, not sure.
Well, just keep it a separate thing and stay focused on the quit. Bob and weave, bob and weave!
Did I get that right?? Lol! Been a while for that one!
I just wanted to pop in and say the new regime of the Chantix seems to be fine.....I even forgot to take a dose. So not sure, but may just wait to October 15th and downgrade again.
*the skipping of the dose was good, but forgot to take the other pills at night.......whoops!
I say you're doing great! This is fabulous news that you're not struggling. I was super scared to get off of lozenges but I turned out fine and I think the way you are weaning is good. You're going to be a-ok if you keep your eye on the prize and do NOT smoke!
Thanx Tiny......you are doing well also. The ocean would be a great reward for you, I bought a Jeep Renegade. I use some of the money that I used to spend on cigarettes for the car payment. Yes just some of the money......lol. Then again I didn’t buy new, and did pay almost half in cash for it , but still, I’m very happy to be able to purchase it with cigarette money!