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1st day w/out Chantix

Exsmo
Exsmo

Saturday will be 10 weeks so it's 2 weeks shy of recommened time. I've weaned down to .05 mg each morning. Today is first day with none and so far so good. If i have problems i may take .05mg every other morning. I felt more energy today and am looking to find an exercise program i can wean on to. With FMF i will have to start slow and see what am capable of, but I really want to start as soon as possible.

Any advice from other Champix users who went off it early? I believe I've taken it as long as i can tolerate it.

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor

Exsmo..Well done...You did so well up to here...that light in the tunnel is not a train coming..!

Getting off the Champix was my worst three days of my whole quit experience...But it was me...!!!

I was slammed to the floor, jumped on, Rats gnawed on my brain and I had the worst flew attack of my life...Knowing the symptoms of malaria I had myself tested but was negative...and then as quickly as it appears it dissapears and I just went from strength to strength...

Keep your body prepared and stocked with all the essential vitamines !!! Strongs !!

Exsmo
Exsmo
in reply to Hercu

Thanks Hercu I just put vitamins next to my chair. Didnt wake til 1pm today & had forgotten them. Have a bit of a headache in back of head & neck that's rather strange. If I experience the rat on brain gmawing i'll know not to worry. Appreciate your advice!

laura6
laura61 Year Smoke Free

You have done fantastic. Why dont you take 0.5mg every other day for a couple of days. I think thats what I did when I first took them. I think it takes a few days for the drug to leave your system completely anyways. I dont remember feeling any different when I stopped.

Exsmo
Exsmo
in reply to laura6

I think you are who i got that idea from laura6. If this back of head neck ache keeps up i may do just that. Am trying to maintain a symblance of normalcy for the holidays since ive been sick for most of my quit. Thanks for your advice too. I never want to return to nicodemon & am listening to or reading all .

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Hope today has continued to go well for you Exsmo ?

Exsmo
Exsmo
in reply to RoisinO1

Not too bad. Luv what Hercu wrote about light not being a train ha! His coming off pills sounds like my being on them. Am stocked on vitamins. How are you Roison?

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Exsmo

I'm grand thanks Exsmo - getting over a cold, over the worst of it now but now have to endure 'man flu' with my hubby as he woke up 'dying' this morning :O :D

How is day 2 off the chantix going?

2nd day i had a bad back of head & neck ache. Today i feel better! Feeling more positive today than i have throughout entire quit. Big snowflakes coming down in my 'ol Kentucky home and am feeling good. Going to Aunt's Christmas Cantata tonight and even w a flat tire (i'll have fixed tomorrow or Monday) i have a sister who can give me a ride and all feels well in my world. This is new! Last 6weeks i've really suffered. Today is like a breath of fresh air! Thanks for asking.

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Exsmo

Ah that is great Exsmo , really delighted for you! Have you started taking the herbal supplements as they could be doing the trick for you?

Keep us posted on how you are getting on when you can.....

Exsmo
Exsmo
in reply to RoisinO1

Not herbal, but fish oil and vitamin Bs. I have peppermint tea & am researching oils bc of my cats. Some are toxic to cats especially my peppermint oil. I have strange side effects to many meds (hence learning herbs) so am beginning to think it may just be being off chantix. Am not 100% by any means but better and relieved.

To anyone who doesnt have a cat peppermint essential oils are awesome for nerves! They can kill a cat: at least make them very wobbly and disoriented. This is why i've opted for the peppermint tea.

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