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Offline Jerry71

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Chantix Anyone
« on: June 07, 2007, 11:52:12 PM »
Went to see my doctor today and will be starting Chantix tomorrow. Have just had enough of the rising prices of smokes lately. Also after smoking two packs a day I have decided it is time to kick the habit and say hello to clean lungs after 12 years of smoking.

Just going to be hard without my smokes tomorrow. Bought my last pack today and it cost me $3.85 ouch.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 12:08:57 AM »
Hi Jerry

I was a smoker for over  20 years and I finally quit smoking cigarettes using Chantix.
You don't have to stop smoking right away, keep your smoking as usual for the 1st week. You will notice that after a few days you won't like smoking anymore.
Select a day you will quit, after your first week on Chantix try not to smoke at all.  Don't feel bad if you slip and have a smoke.  Chantix builds up in yours system and it targets the part of the brain that gets hooked to nicotine.  After a while, you will not have the cravings and when you smoke it will taste really bad.
You should stay on it for 12 weeks.
I still get cravings everyday, I don't think that it will ever go away, but the cravings go away as fast as they start now.
Chantix will help you get started, but in the long run it is up to you to stay smoke free.
I had my last cigarette 3 months ago :D.  I also know of 2 other success stories from people who quit using Chantix.

Good Luck, stay focused.....oh...btw...my insurance did cover Chantix.  I also enrolled in their website and that was helpful.

Rich

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 12:16:00 AM »
Hey Rich Thanks. Yeah my Medicare took care of the cost for me. If not it would have cost me close to over a hundered dollars.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 12:21:19 AM »
Jerry,

Did your doc give you the Chantix card for a $10.00 off the 1st prescription and the website to register for the Chantix quit smoking program and support?

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 12:27:01 AM »
Nope she just wrote the prescription out and I went to the drug store and it only cost me $5.35 When I opened the box it had the card from the company and the website for support if I needed to go there.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 07:32:01 PM »
Not sure I can make it a whole week without smoking! >:(

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 07:52:39 PM »
Aren't you supposed to smoke the first week you take Chantix ???

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 09:36:59 PM »
You are lucky you can take Chantix. My doctor gave me the riot act saying it is relatively new and that it has side effects that could affect me including my hearing....WTF? And I am ready to quit. And I really haven't heard as many good responses to nicotine patches as I have for Chantix.



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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2007, 10:04:36 PM »
Aren't you supposed to smoke the first week you take Chantix ???

Milker.

Well you can but I choose to quit first and take the meds and get started with a fresh start. I can say now I have made it a whole day without one.  ::)

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2007, 10:23:45 PM »
Well done, Jerry.
At over $8 US a packet where I live, smoking became unaffordable a long time ago, but I'm still dumb enough to keep doing it.
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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2007, 10:31:50 PM »
The idea is to do the tapering off until the chemicals (Chantix) builds in your system. So you can smoke but you soon won't be ........as it works.

Queen: Is your doctor a nutcase? I bet the chances are slim to none--else why is everyone getting on the bandwagon and quitting. Unless, of course, you have existing circumstances that warrant specific high risk factors.

I miss smoking sometimes. sigh.
Mike


edit: The cost of Rx of Chantix (without med cards): Starter pack is $115 enough for 4 weeks. Maintenance pack: $120 another 4 weeks........uh,...maybe 6 wks.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2007, 10:38:03 PM by mjmel »

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2007, 10:35:13 PM »
I rationalize smoking because I only smoke 1/2 pack per day.
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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2007, 11:36:54 PM »
Chantix worked for me - its been six months since I quit!  No cravings whatsoever. 

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2007, 12:33:59 AM »

Queen: Is your doctor a nutcase? I bet the chances are slim to none--else why is everyone getting on the bandwagon and quitting. Unless, of course, you have existing circumstances that warrant specific high risk factors.


Actually, he is a sweetie. Last appointment when I asked him about Chantix, he excused himself from the room for a moment and came back with paper stating the side effects of Chantix. One of the concerns he was worried about was my hearing loss saying something about it can affect hearing among other things. I have another appointment with him next week. I will try to run it past him again...I will do some research myself and will post here later.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2007, 03:05:10 PM »
Chantix, like every other drug, has different side effects and affects people differently.  I did read some negative comments about it on the web, but it has worked for me and 2 of my friends.
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2007, 03:36:44 PM »
Jerry, my friend.................I wish you well.  If anyone had told me that it would be difficult to quit smoking, as difficult as going off heroin, I would have poo pooed them.  "not me, I can quit in a minute."  Ha  Not so.  Its way harder than I thought and has led me through some weird stuff with drugs to get off the things.
Stick with it. If Chantrix does not work for you try another one.  But I think you have to give the drug a few days to a week to build up in your system....not sure. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2007, 09:25:02 PM »
I'm glad to hear the success stories with the Chantix.  I'm on the second month.  I was smoke-free for about two weeks, them some stress came up.  Since I don't drink or use drugs anymore, I went to the store and got a pack of smokes.  I'm not giving up, just trying to stay sane.  Anyway, let us know how it's going.  I'm curious as to what your sucess rates will be, quitting the first week when taking Chantix. 
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Offline Jerry71

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2007, 05:13:11 PM »
Day 3 No Smoke. No cravings. Then again it is only a 0.5 mg pill to take each morning, tomorrow I start two 0.5 one in the am and one in the pm. On Friday I start and take 1mg morining and evening, for three weeks.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2007, 06:16:21 PM »
Hey Jerry,

I did great with Chantix. Went three months without a ciggie, stopped taking the Chantix, did fine.

Then I started Sustiva, the cravings came back (maybe it was psychological, I don't know) so I started the Chantix again.

It still works, but not as well since I started Sustiva.

Hang in there. You will be glad you did.

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Mark
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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2007, 10:42:53 AM »
I am now on my second week of taking the pills.  I usually smoked two packs per day and now I am down to one per day.  Everyone, I have talked to said not to fight against it and to smoke as little as possible and to work through the urge as much as possible.  It does seem to be working slowly, as the cigarettes now taste funny and its not pleasant.  I think that the urge will slowly go away also.  It is hard to be in a bar and not have something for my hands to do, when you seem to smoke more in a bar than at other times.

The hard part and the incentive is the cost ...the two boxes of the pills cost me 250.00...Walgreens sells them by number of pills which is a rip off in my opinion...but maybe spending that much will give me a further incentive to quit since the pills are roughly the price of a pack of cigarettes per day.

Good luck to everyone who is trying the quit.

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2007, 07:19:23 PM »
I HAVE MY PRESCRIPTION READY!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!

Milker (who is excited and will pick it up tonight!)

Edited to add: $370 for 2 months.. Well it's still less than 2 packs a day!  :)
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mid-jan: seroconversion
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mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
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oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
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may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Offline Jerry71

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2007, 10:30:00 PM »
Hell yeah it is worth it! Think about all the money you will save in one years time.

Figured I smoked two packs a day. One carton a week. Four Cartons a month. $200 a month for smokes.

$2,400.00 in one year spent on cigarettes.

9,600 cigarettes smoked in one year.

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

So the next time you light up think about all the money you could save. Chantix is the way too go well worth the time and money.

Day four and no cravings no smokes for fours days now. Give me my damn cookie.  :-*

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2007, 10:55:38 PM »
Day four and no cravings no smokes for fours days now. Give me my damn cookie.  :-*

Just a cookie...keep going this way and it will be somewhere over 90 days without a cigarette by the time you arrive in SF.  Start thinking about what are going to ask, I hope it is more than just a cookie ;D
You are doing great, keep up with the Chantix.

Rich
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2007, 11:00:32 PM »
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Well I bought 2 cartons in duty free, so I'm calculating that those will last 10 days. I have the Chantix, it says 7 days while smoking, so I'm starting in 3 days. I'm exicted !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
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Offline Jerry71

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2007, 11:06:46 PM »
My first day was rough but after that I just put it out of my mind and have not touched one since last week.

Just a cookie...keep going this way and it will be somewhere over 90 days without a cigarette by the time you arrive in SF.  Start thinking about what are going to ask, I hope it is more than just a cookie ;D
You are doing great, keep up with the Chantix.

Rich
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Good one Rich have not forgot about that yet!

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2007, 11:07:31 AM »
Day 6 and still no cravings!  :-*

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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2007, 11:26:37 AM »
Good job Jerry!

I'm on my 12 week being a non smoker.
I didn't feel any craving until after the 2nd week without smokes, but the craving went away really fast.  I still get them once in a while and they they hit I just take a deep breath, take the dog for a walk or chew some gum.
Keep it up buddy, you are doing great.
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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2007, 02:56:30 PM »
Any noticeable side effects on Chantix?  Dizziness or such...

Between my 2 Blood pressure pills and getting adjusted to the HIV meds, I'm already "a little off" most days.
My doctor pushes Chantix on me every time I see him.

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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2007, 04:38:44 PM »
Just got my 3rd script for Chantix yesterday.  Can't say the results have been as dramatic.  I have reduced my smoking to about a half of what it was--actually a third of what it was two years ago.  I find the cravings are less intense and less frequent but I still have them--like right now, LOL.  My inusrance covers most of the cost and my employer re-imburses me for the $25. co-pay, so I figure at least it is progress.   The literature says it can take several months to take full effect right away, so I am sticking with it.  Sort of like anti-depressants that work on neuro-receptor sites that take a while to kick in also.

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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2007, 04:42:42 PM »
3 weeks on Chantix and 2 weeks smoke free!  I feel better and smell better.  My current issues is that with Chantix and Atripla my dreams are again wicked vivid.  Not scary just way off the wall and life like.  Other than that I have really had no major issues.
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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2007, 06:05:19 PM »
I can relate to the vivid dreams. Been having some off the wall wild dreams here lately. ???

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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2007, 08:11:14 PM »
3 weeks on Chantix and 2 weeks smoke free!  I feel better and smell better.  My current issues is that with Chantix and Atripla my dreams are again wicked vivid.  Not scary just way off the wall and life like.  Other than that I have really had no major issues.

Lucky you!  I never got wonderful technicolor dreams!  Someone posted that you could induce the dreams if you had 2 cups of coffee 1/2 an hour before bedtime?  Didn;'t work for me. :-\

Added:  I quit the first week of January - so with all the $, I saved I got new garage doors and for the first time - garage door openers!  Gawd, my life is boring!

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« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2007, 09:13:28 PM »
Lucky you!  I never got wonderful technicolor dreams!  Someone posted that you could induce the dreams if you had 2 cups of coffee 1/2 an hour before bedtime?  Didn;'t work for me. :-\

Added:  I quit the first week of January - so with all the $, I saved I got new garage doors and for the first time - garage door openers!  Gawd, my life is boring!

Well at least you are not smoking keep up the good work. ;)

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« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2007, 09:15:34 PM »
I dunno if the dreams are that great.  They keep me from sleeping well.  I usually wake up thinking it really happened and takes me a bit to tell myself it is not real.
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« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2007, 09:20:54 PM »
I didn't realize that the pills were so small  :o

I'm starting on friday !

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mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2007, 12:47:33 AM »
I was warned by the pharmacist about constipation, and the website says to drink 8 ounces of water when taking the pill. Have you had constipation???

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
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Offline fondeveau

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2007, 04:08:02 AM »
I didn't realize that the pills were so small  :o

I'm starting on friday !

Milker.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2007, 05:01:00 AM »
A close friend took Chantix, but it didn't work for him.  He thought the nausea would be greater than it was when he smoked.  He felt a bit uncomfortable, but not enough to not continue with the cigarette.  Once he re-started, tablets in the bin.

I gave up on Sunday and am not taking anything.  The cravings have subsided, but if anything or anyone aggravates me, I've got the shortest fuse at the moment.  I know that it will subside, but it's a bit unpleasant. 

I went to lunch in Soho last week and had to pay £6.45 for a packet of 20.  I just hated the fact that I needed them so badly that I'd pay that.

And then there's the smoking ban coming in next month, which is sending every homosexual smoker into a tizz.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2007, 09:25:15 AM »
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I was warned by the pharmacist about constipation, and the website says to drink 8 ounces of water when taking the pill. Have you had constipation???
I think I'll try them for that side effect alone.  Maybe I can drop the Imodium...

I found out that my insurance actually covers the cost, so I'll be taking my doc up on his offer.
So many pills, so little time.

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Offline Jerry71

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2007, 09:44:02 AM »
Well made it through the first week and finshed the starter pack and only smoked three cigarettes. Tomorrow I will begin my Treatment of the 1mg tablet 1am 1pm.

Everyone that takes this medicaton has different side effects. I had none and really have had no cravings even was around others and it was not that bad.


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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2007, 10:11:45 AM »
Hey Milker,

I didn't have any problems with constipation from Chantix. I did get vivid dreams but they passed, until I started Sustiva. The YIKES!  :o

I think it was the Sustiva, not the Chantix. Anyway, I am on the second script for them, just because the Sustiva jump-started my cravings and I was afraid I would get crazy.

But, it is much better smoke free. Things are getting so restricted, it just made life easier.

Hey Jerry, Congratulations on doing so well. I think that will deserve a toast when we get to San Francisco!

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2007, 10:13:35 AM »
  ;) Cheers on that one my friend.  ;)

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2007, 10:23:52 AM »
Small things don't go well in Milker's mouth?
lol :D
Hey Milker,

I didn't have any problems with constipation from Chantix. I did get vivid dreams but they passed, until I started Sustiva. The YIKES!  :o

I had vivid dreams when I slept with the nicotine patch.. THAT was some manhood experience !

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
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feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
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Offline Jerry71

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2007, 10:35:57 AM »
It will also make you want to sleep alot more. Also when you get a craving think about something else instead. I have went through a bag of candy this week.

Instead of thinking about lighting one up eat some candy or chew some gum. Or you could put something else in your mouth if you catch my drift.  :-*

Anyhow Good Luck and anyone else that is ready to quit and that are going to San Francisco in September. You can meet me and Mark aka aztecan for a drink and say cheers to non smoking.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2007, 11:37:54 AM »
Congrats Jerry,

You are doing good.
I did get nausea and constipation from Chantix, but I notice that if I took it with a full meal I didn' t get sick, unless I smoked.  That was the thing with Chantix for me.  Cigarettes tasted bad and made me nauseated.
I only took it for 4 weeks and quit.  I have not had a smoke since March 14.  Today is my 3 month anniversary being a NON SMOKER>>>>>> ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Let us celebrate in September.


Rich ;)
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« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2007, 01:17:25 PM »
Day 1 for me.. took first pill after breakfast + a large glass of water. No nausea, no side effect so far, and still smoking the same amount. Smoking quit date in a week!

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2007, 06:16:09 PM »
Day 8 and still no smokes for me just wonder if anyone else will try this out. This little pill sure works. After 12 years of huffing and puffing it is good to finally smell the roses. Also I can taste things again, and have put on a few pounds here lately up to 183lbs.


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« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2007, 07:45:43 PM »
Congrats mister! And you look very good ! :D

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mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2007, 04:45:48 PM »
Hmm .. day 2.. seems like i'm smoking 2 to 4 times less today.. and the one I'm having now doesn't taste too good.. i hope this continues to this trend !

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2007, 04:58:03 PM »
Hmm .. day 2.. seems like i'm smoking 2 to 4 times less today.. and the one I'm having now doesn't taste too good.. i hope this continues to this trend !

Milker.

That is how it works, by the end of your first week you probably  won't be able to take more than 1 or 2 puff before putting the cigarette out because it will make you sick it taste so bad.....
just keep with the program!

Rich
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