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Offline atxpozguy

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #100 on: July 28, 2007, 01:12:05 AM »
I HAVE STOPPED SMOKING COMPLETELY!!!   :D :) ;D :)

Thanks to CHANTIX and 4 unexpected days in the hospital with pneumonia that I survived with less than 200 T-cells.
30 years poz with no expiration date

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2007, 10:54:52 AM »
congrats atxpozm !
I'm sorry to hear about the hospital stay.  Hope you are better and stronger. 
Don't give in to any cravings now...from my personal experience, I will always be a smoker, so I can't smoke at all, not even one little puff, or I know I'll get right back to it.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #102 on: August 01, 2007, 01:20:36 PM »
Well, wish this southern boy luck. I got a prescription for Chantix today. & will set my quit date for the 8th. This is the first REAL ATTEMPT to actually stop smoking. I have been smoking since I was 16 years old & I am READY to quit. With my family history of heart disease I really, really need to & besides I can't afford 3.88 a pack a day anymore.

Dan
(Who is ready to be smoke free)

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #103 on: August 01, 2007, 01:21:38 PM »
Congrats Dan!!! I hope you join the club very very soon !  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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
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oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
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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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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #104 on: August 01, 2007, 01:30:07 PM »
You go Dan !

Happy to hear you made the choice.
 :D
Rich
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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #105 on: August 01, 2007, 03:42:53 PM »
Just read through this entire thread today, and boy, have y'all convinced me that it is time!  Have gone from 2 packs a day to <1, but I think it is time for a little assistance with quitting.
Hopefully, I will be able to start on Chantix before I see all of you in SF!
Wish me luck! ;D
Vince

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #106 on: August 01, 2007, 03:45:28 PM »
Good luck Vince! Hope you join the club too!
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 #107 on: August 01, 2007, 03:48:12 PM »
Hurray Vince !  ;)

yes, join our club.  8)

Rich
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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2007, 03:52:54 PM »
Good Luck Vince!

I told Herman today that I was quitting smoking, he was thrilled to hear the news.

I always wanted to quit, but was never "ready". I am motivated  to do this & look foreword to finally having the nicotine monkey off my back.

Dan

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2007, 05:17:09 PM »
Hope it works for you Dan! I went from being a two pack a day smoker to last month only smoked 5 packs. Believe me it is not the easiest thing to just up and quit. There are days I could just die for a smoke.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2007, 07:15:13 PM »
Thanks little bro you inspired me to quit smoking cigs & have been contemplating it since you posted about Chantix.


 :-*

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #111 on: August 03, 2007, 02:53:58 AM »
I am starting week 4. Still smoke about a pack a day.
Meds doing well so far.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #112 on: August 03, 2007, 01:25:24 PM »
I can honestly say that  I never really enjoyed smoking cigs. The only time I REALLY want one is after I've smoked some weed. Probably need to give that up too... I don't smoke in the house or in the car  & I can go 6 hours without one so I am ready. I haven't started taking Chantix, yet... I need to set a date to actually quit.

Dan

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #113 on: August 03, 2007, 02:17:45 PM »
Anyone can quit smoking it is just the will power to say not going to smoke anymore.

With the price of a pack is so damn high today it is a good thing to say stop. Also Chantix contains no nicatine as for the patch it does. The little blue pill triggers the brain to stop the cravings only.

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« Reply #114 on: August 03, 2007, 07:37:42 PM »
Since getting on Chantix I now smoke a pack or two a week instead of 2 packs+ a day (did you say chain smoker?). I usually get the first one in the afternoon around 5, instead of jumping on one when waking up. I smoke 3 or 4 in the evening, but I've been going to bed around 1-2am since I've had the puppy. I never take the pack with me when I go for errands, and always put the pack out of sight after I take a cigarette. Writing about cigarettes doesn't make me want one.

Jerry is right about the fact that this drug has NO nicotine in it. So there is no nicotine addiction continuing like when you use the patches or gums. This magic pill just stops the cravings. The ones I take are for "pleasure", and they don't taste good, they're the last ones that are related to habit and very hard to get rid of.

Another good thing is that you can smoke while taking this drug. As long as it's a dramatic change from what you used to smoke I think it's fine. If you still smoke 2 packs a day after a 10 days of chantix then it's not working for you. Most people seem to dramatically change the amount they smoke after 3 or 4 days.

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 #115 on: August 03, 2007, 10:13:13 PM »
I am seriously considering Chantix...it's time.

Of course I will wait til after AMG  :D

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« Reply #116 on: August 03, 2007, 10:21:21 PM »
I am seriously considering Chantix...it's time.

Of course I will wait til after AMG  :D
:D :D :D

I have a question for those that have quit or considerably decreased consumption with Chantix. Do you get bothered by other people smoking around you? Seeing people smoke make you want to smoke? I get bothered by the smell now but seeing people doesn't give me the urge to smoke at all.

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 #117 on: August 04, 2007, 11:06:11 PM »
Well update on my not smoking here the last few days I have developed a rash from taking Chantix and had to stop my treatment. Seems just about like most of my meds that I have taken in the past some have worked and others have not. I can so though that after taken the Chantix for over a month I have not smoked as much as I had in the past. Also with the area I live in it is hard to just up and quit all together since the state I live in grows most of the tobacco. I am just going to limit myself and not smoke like a freight train like I did in the past. I am fine just as long as I'm not around others that smoke. As I type this Lisa is shaking her head at me. LOL oh well I tried. To the others that have taken this good luck in all that you do and don't give up trying to quit.

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« Reply #118 on: August 04, 2007, 11:14:20 PM »
 >:(

Wait wait wait. What is this "LOL oh well I tried" thing ??? You know Chantix is your LAST chance.

You're NOT giving up, Jerry. And no, i'm not bringing my whip to AMG because you may enjoy it.

Jerry, you've been doing so well. Don't give up.

Are you 100% sure the rash is due to Chantix? I wish I was there to remind you how well you feel without cigs  >:(

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 #119 on: August 04, 2007, 11:30:24 PM »
Yeah since I have been off of Chantix the rash is slowly going away. It was the Chantix that caused the rash because all my other meds I have been taking have not had any side effects. At least I have cut back on my smoking! Yeah Milker bring your whip with you catch me if you can. Might just have to race you up Telgraph Hill. LOL

Jerry who mows yards in Virginia and lives on a hill.

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« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2007, 12:08:10 AM »
Oh yeah, be ready for mother like reprimands, Jerry.  :-[

It's okay to give up for a day or two, but remember that you won't take Chantix for the rest of your life, and you need to deal with those cravings. So start working on them. You're the one that convinced me I could do it, so help each other, here.

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 #121 on: August 05, 2007, 10:34:24 AM »
Listen to Milkie Jerry because he won't be the only one with a whip in San Francisco... :o

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« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2007, 10:48:34 AM »
Ok I will cut back but not until after AMG 07.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #123 on: August 05, 2007, 05:17:45 PM »
My experience is that you should never, ever, tell anyone that you have quit smoking. If they notice you say well I'm trying to and leave it at that. Too much pressure results in failure, explanation and guilt.

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« Reply #124 on: August 05, 2007, 07:07:14 PM »
My experience is that you should never, ever, tell anyone that you have quit smoking. If they notice you say well I'm trying to and leave it at that. Too much pressure results in failure, explanation and guilt.
Yeah that's interesting, almost all the support groups say "tell everyone, tell everyone", I never saw one that said "keep it for yourself". I agree with you what's the point of telling everyone if you're going to have guilty feelings if you fail. And people will laugh next time you try, or say "whatever, yeah, that will last a week again".. been there done that.

When I see Jerry's super happy posts about how he feels when he's not smoking a pack or two a day I have to tell him to continue trying. A relapse is a call of the mind to remind that the treatment is not over, and it needs more help.

I wonder if there is something that could counteract the rash while staying on Chantix? Talk to your doctor!

I know why you cut back AFTER AMG. You want to try that whip with Dan and I :D :D

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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« Reply #125 on: August 12, 2007, 10:54:53 PM »
Well just found out what was causing the rash it was not the Chantix it was my multi-vitamins that I was taken it had Sulfate in them. I am allergic to sulfar and it was causing me to have a rash. I could just kick myself in the ass thought it was the Chantix. Well I did start back on Chantix today. So far so good. I can only say one thing about this product it stops the cravings. It will not prevent you to ever pick up a smoke from time to time though.

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« Reply #126 on: August 13, 2007, 12:42:28 AM »
It's your turn to slap me, Jerry, I've increased my smoking recently, but I'm hoping to go back to much less tomorrow. I know i'm smoking because of settings (people around me smoking and I'm not saying no), so I have to work on that.

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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« Reply #127 on: August 13, 2007, 11:08:37 AM »
guys guys guys,

what is up?  Just don't give in, you can do it, but you have to want to...
When I quit, everytime I had a craving I would grab a piece of gum or sniff a jar I had with cig buds ( that smell alone will make you want to quit).  Eat ( I had olives at work and would pop them everytime I had a craving).
Get some herbal cigarettes ( they are tobacco and nicotine free), when I had bad cravings I would light one up, and since they are not tobacco, they did not taste right and I'd end up putting it away after a puff or two.
Of course I do smoke pot and it did help.  I notice I smoke more pot during the first 3 weeks of quitting cigarettes, but now it is back to my "regular" intake, I don't smoke more pot now that I quit cigs.

Don't give up guys...you can do it...I used to smoke 1 pack of Camels a day and I have not touched a cigarette since March 14, 2007.


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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #128 on: August 13, 2007, 03:02:06 PM »
Prescription arrived in the mail today.  Not sure whether to start first dose tonight, or wait until morning (and swallow one more pill).
Did anyone take the Chantix along with their meds, or have you tried to keep some time/distance between the different 'scripts?
I also thought about waiting until after AMG, but this is something I need to do for myself, so... why wait?  If I have one or two cigs with a drink while we are all together, I won't beat myself up over it (but Milker, about that whip  :D) !
I know I can... I know I can... I know I can...

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« Reply #129 on: August 13, 2007, 11:05:48 PM »
Cay I took mine at first with my regular meds. This time around I take it when I eat a meal.

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« Reply #130 on: August 13, 2007, 11:09:24 PM »
cay,

it's easy for me to not smoke with Chantix. But the evil mind is taking over.. remember how cool it was to smoke, remember how the meals felt so much better.. I think this could be what Jerry is experiencing, we started Chantix at more or less the same time and we're having the same detox problem, so I hope it's just a "blip" as they say, and Jerry and I will be back on track soon. If i'm focused on work I don't smoke at all, like I used to, so basically I was back today to not smoking at all during the day. I had 1 after coffee this morning, and i'm having too many right now.

As for the whip, I'm ready :D
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 #131 on: August 13, 2007, 11:13:55 PM »
Good you brought that up Milker. My weekends are my worse when I get most of my cravings to have one or when I am around others in my family that do smoke. Also when I went down to visit with Lisa I had to have one OK a pack or three. :o

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« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2007, 11:16:56 PM »
Just glad there is Stride gum out there now at least I can chew gum while I'm online but it still would be nice to light one up from time to time.

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #133 on: August 13, 2007, 11:19:20 PM »
Good you brought that up Milker. My weekends are my worse when I get most of my cravings to have one or when I am around others in my family that do smoke. Also when I went down to visit with Lisa I had to have one OK a pack or three. :o
And I will blame my lesbian neighbors that I've been hanging out much more those days. They smoke and laughed when I said I was in the process of stopping smoking.

Yay I blamed someone else ! :D

But yeah, it doesn't help. But then again I know that I could see them and not smoke at all. So it's all about controlling myself.

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« Reply #134 on: August 13, 2007, 11:24:29 PM »
My Dad still smokes around me and at times I could just die for a smoke. Thanks for the store down the road form my house If I ever get the need for one I go and buy a pack or two or three. LOL

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Re: Chantix Anyone
« Reply #135 on: August 16, 2007, 06:25:11 AM »
Well, I got my prescription for Chantix, but as I said up above I will not be starting it until after AMG. I will apologize now if I get a wee bit bitchy next month.  :D

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« Reply #136 on: August 16, 2007, 07:59:23 PM »
Nadine you will be fine. Jerry knows because he started Chantix and quit and started back smoking and also will try again after AMG. So we both can be bitchy. :-*

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« Reply #137 on: August 17, 2007, 12:42:04 PM »
Day 3

Been awake for over 5 hours now, and have had just a half cigarette.

A little bit dizzy  ??? about a half-hour after taking the third dose, but then again... oh, wait I said dizzy, not ditzy  ;D

Nadine, you really should go for it right now!  It's not as bad nor as difficult as I thought it would be (so far).

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« Reply #138 on: August 19, 2007, 01:19:47 AM »
Milker how has the pill been working for you?

I have been a bad boy here lately and have smoked a pack a day since I recently went to visit Lisa.

Will try my best to get back on track after AMG.

Hope everyone is doing better with this than I have had. If I just stayed home and never visited my sister I would be smoke free. But she smokes and my brotherlaw smokes anb my niece and dad smoke. Last weekend had a family get together and it was rough watching everyone smoke. I went off on my own and had my smoke.

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« Reply #139 on: August 20, 2007, 05:00:14 PM »
Day 6

Only one cigarette all day (until I get home and have a beer).

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« Reply #140 on: August 21, 2007, 11:21:19 PM »
I took Chantix for two months and have not had a cigarette since.  I sometimes think about it when I am doing some thing that usually involved smoking but its  just a passing thought and no cravings . I go to bars and have friends who smoke but it doesnt bother me or make me want one when i am around them.  Good luck to everyone who is trying to quit and I think the Chantix will be beneficial for anyone who doesnt want to quit cold turkey.

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« Reply #141 on: August 22, 2007, 02:20:56 PM »
I am on my 40 day of not smoking - using Chantix - it has been GREAT - the easiest I have ever quit.   No withdrawals and cravings have been minor - I have used the website and the email notifications which to my surprise have helped.

I started to have chest pains on the 25 day - but they went away.  Not sure if it had anything to do with Chantix.   It felt like I had smoked a pack in one sitting - it last 3 days...   


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« Reply #142 on: August 22, 2007, 06:17:57 PM »
i quit once for 4 years with welbutrin and the patch.  i started running and working out.  stopped running and workingout and smoke followed.  that was 7 years ago.   tried many times and never did more then 6 weeks.  got chantix a month and half ago.  been smoke free for 38 days now.  I smoked the first week on chantix and on day 8 I just didn't want one.  It helped that I had bronchitas that last weekend of smoking.   back to the gym and havn't wanted a cig since chantix.   all the past times I quit i aways craved cigs.  this time i don't.   I do belive yu have to really want to quit. but chantix sure helps me.
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« Reply #143 on: August 24, 2007, 10:12:54 AM »
Hi everyone I finally got my Chantix and I stated today, I had to pay for it myself but since I spend $100.oo a month on smokes I yhink it is worth it,,, so wish me luck  thank you
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« Reply #144 on: August 24, 2007, 09:20:48 PM »
Good luck PRMike,

I used the web support program they offer and I helpped me.  Don't try to quit right away, you can still smoke when you get those bad cravings during your first week.  I hope it works for you just as it did for me.
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« Reply #145 on: August 24, 2007, 09:27:13 PM »
LOL! We will see if it last. EVIL grin!!!!!!!!!  ::)

This little pill is a joke I have noticed I can smoke one day and stop the next.

It is all in your mind wait till you start having bad gas and can not take a shit for a week.

So if you have to pay for it look out when you sleep at night if the dreams don't get to you the damn gas will.

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« Reply #146 on: August 31, 2007, 08:25:00 AM »
Hi everyone well I just had my last smoke because today is my quit day but I already have noticed that the cravings are not that strong I have been able to go 3 hours without smoking since I started taking the pills so I feel really good about it. well thanks for being there I'll keep you posted bye for now
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« Reply #147 on: August 31, 2007, 03:11:42 PM »
Well, I was ready to get Chantix and stop the smokes. For years I was able to use the excuse that I was about to die and it wasn't going to be from lung cancer; but since it looks like I'll be living for a while, I figured I'd have to do something about this bad habit. ;)

But today when I checked in at the pharmacy (in Ohio), neither medicare or medicaid would pay for it.  :( What's up with that? You'd think with all the taxes I pay on my cigs here (one of highest taxed states since they have to have some way to pay for the ballparks and stadiums) that at least some would go to covering some sort of anti-smoking meds.

So I bought two packs of smokes and left. ::)
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« Reply #148 on: August 31, 2007, 04:21:59 PM »
It is so ridiculous and completely ilogical for health plans not to cover Chantix.  You would think that they want to prevent lung cancer not treat it later on.....
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« Reply #149 on: August 31, 2007, 04:31:26 PM »
wellbutrin really seems to have done something all permanent-like to me.  i can still pick up a pack and smoke like a demon if i got 'em, but once they are gone i can go without them no problem.  i mean, if i smoke like crazy for a day and run out by early evening, i might have some cravings that evening until i go to bed- but by the next day i have no cravings at all.

i used to nic out like you wouldn't believe and couldn't imagine going without the smokes.

now whether i smoke or not is relative to the environment i am in or the company i am keeping.  i tend to buy them for things like that- if i am going to visit friends that smoke a lot, i'll buy some to have while there & not mooch off them.  i'll smoke 'em til they're gone and that's that.
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