4/2/2013 - Day 24 and still no cigarette! I have to say I'm proud of myself! I have never gone this long. However, I am always hungry. I have been staying away from alcohol because I think that was something that also kept me from stopping. I did have a glass of wine this weekend but no cigarette. It's starting to feel more normal. I don't wake up thinking about a cigarette or get in the car after work or at lunchtime and reach for one. I still have the urge every now and then but I'm beginning to realize the hold smoking had on me.View Thread
I am 49 yrs old. Been smoking since I was 19. I had 2 aunts die from emphysema & COPD. My older sister by 5 years has had 3 strokes (she quit). I kept smoking. About 5 years ago, my legs started hurting when I walked and have progressively gotten worse. I was recently told that I have blockages. It seems that circulation problems run in our family even with those who have never smoked. I've tried to quit before with no success. I saw a commercial on t.v. recently that showed people who have lost their legs and finger tips due to smoking. That did it. This time I am determined. I am using Chantix and this is my 2nd week on it and 4 days w/o a cigarette. I am determined to quit and pray that it is not too late.View Thread
I started Chantix (for the 2nd time) last week. I smoked but a pack lasted me that whole week. I stopped completely this past Sunday. I've had urges but not too bad. This morning was really bad and I think if I had a pack there, I would have. The Chantix is ok. I have the dreams (I think they are neat!), a little nausea. The last 2 days I get really nauseated around 6 pm but I don't know if it's withdrawal or the Chantix. I'm just glad I have gone 4 days with no cigarette! This is not my 1st attempt but I'm sticking with it for my health. Good luck to everyone doing this.View Thread
I take it @ 6 am in the morning. the mood swings were not so bad this time except I feel spacey and disconnected and my reactions to things is off. The thing I liked is I wake up earlier in the morning and I'm not so tired.View Thread
My cardiologist prescribed Bupropion SR to help me quit smoking. I tried it a few months ago and stopped because of insomnia and mood changes after a week. I really want to quit and will be starting it again today. He said take 1 a day the first week (150 mg) and twice a day after. I'm going to try to go past the first week to see if the symptoms get better. My question is this: I take Xanax @ night to sleep. Can I continue to take it?View Thread
My co-worker and I are using Nicotrol Inhalers. It's o.k. but I still crave a cigarette @ night when I am reading or watching T.V. (which is when I smoked the most). I do the inhaler in the morning and when I get off work. it's been 3 days. I go to my mother's house after work whiich is a no-smoking zone till around 6:30/7:00 and then I have been going home and walking for 20 min. Then I eat dinner. Then I want to eat again and again and I WANT A CIGARETTE. What should I do? My sister quit smoking with Chantix (tried it-makes me sick) and now she is addicted to food and chocolate. I weigh 135 lbs and want to stay that way.View Thread
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