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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chantix

I started Chantix last year. I started having wild vivid dreams that would awake me. I was told I was screaming at the top of my lungs. My Dr. told me that it could be related to the "cocktail" of Chantix (prescribed by my family practitioner) and my cancer meds (by oncologist) I am a former nurse, and made each Dr. aware of each med I was taking. Nonetheless, I came straight home and looked up any adverse reactions. At the time, I remember not finding anything about the "vivid dreams". During a conversation with my neighbor, she revealed she was taking Chantix. (We were both chain smokers, visiting each other at night, sitting on the porch , puffing away, drinking tea, watching the kiddos and the dogs play) We had talked about quitting on several occasions. Especially me, since my cancer has mastisized. I didn't know until that night she was on Chantix. She was getting a head start on me because she thought it would be harder on her, she is about ten years older than me, but I have been smoking longer than she.
I quit cold turkey with I was pregnant with both girls the moment I found out I was preggers with each. For the entire nine months, I never lit up. I never had the urge nor the desire. I suppose it was the fact that I was now responsible for two people's lives. However, after each was born, I always lit back up. I have quit several times since their births, the longest being for about a year and a half.
I don't know if the "dreams" are a fluke. I have spoken to several people who have them. If they are tolerable and you feel like you can quit smoking, go for it. That is the best for you. It feels so good to be able to take that big deep breath. No more hacking and coughing every morning. No more inhalers.
I also found Wellbutrin worked great (piggy-backed w/Paxil) about 5 years ago. I stopped smoking and lost weight, too. I really liked the Wellbutrin. that was when I quit for the longest. After the death of my spouse, I lit up and started again.
Congrats to all who are doing well on or off of it.
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for you and your family.

Would like to hear what others have experienced on Chantix or Wellbutrin and your stories.


spoiledmom
chrissy
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3 comments:

marye said...

I haven't used either..I quite cold turkey about 20 + years ago.
My husband is on welbutrin for depression ..but he doesn't have any effects..of course he is on about a million other meds so who knows..LOL!

Chrissy said...

I hear you Marye!! Good for you and 20+ you go girl!!! I have been smoking for about 23 years!!! yikes..... i had the 9 months x 2 with the pregnancies and then all the times I stopped. which add up to about 3years. I KNOW I can do it, just gotta get there. I am there, but then something else happens. I'm a big 'ol bag of excuses!! LOL

chantix said...

There are nicotine replacement therapies available in the market, namely, nicotine gums, lozenges, patches et al that can help you overcome nicotine addiction. You can try out these therapies according to the doctor’s suggestions but they fail to yield desired results, chantix is definitely there to help you quit smoking. For more information on chantix, visit http://www.chantixmagic.com/.

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