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Shawn Gossman
post Mar 14 2010, 09:50 PM
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So I am wanting to quit smoking. Ive been smoking now for 15 years, I was very very very young and DUMB when I started... but i don't think I'm ready to kill over anytime soon so..... I am thinking about trying Chantix and wondering if any yall have yourself and did it work?

I hear some side effects make people really depressed, suicidal and have vivid nightmares... and hostel towards everything... I already get depressed every now and then but who doesn't right? I don't mind nightmares as I have learned how to wake myself up pretty quickly... but suicide and being hostel is not something I want seeing as I have about 8 loaded guns scattered all over my home (i live alone in the country and I'm trigger happy, what can I say lol)...


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post Mar 15 2010, 12:08 AM
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this is not to discourage you but of the 3 people I know who have used it, all 3 are smoking again. And one was extremely difficult to work with for a while. You may want to have plenty of support from family and friends to make it stick


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post Mar 15 2010, 01:12 AM
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Smoking is something that YOU and only YOU have to desire to quit.

Which is stronger....your will or paper wrapped around a few grams of tobacco.

MAN UP!


This is from a near 30 year smoker that quit cold turkey 25 years ago. A small forest of toothpicks suffered a inglorious end, but that was a small price to pay. The only thing you are quitting is 1 cigarette....the next one! You only have to beat one cigarette....the next one!


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post Mar 15 2010, 01:34 AM
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I haven't decided to stop smoking yet. Maybe one day if they allow drinking on the job..........


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QUOTE(Cracker @ Mar 15 2010, 01:34 AM) *
I haven't decided to stop smoking yet. Maybe one day if they allow drinking on the job..........


You're already allowed to drink on the job, you're just not allowed to get caught is all.
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post Mar 15 2010, 01:56 AM
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mmmmm. Thinking, thinking. LOL


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Mar 15 2010, 02:12 AM) *
Smoking is something that YOU and only YOU have to desire to quit.

Which is stronger....your will or paper wrapped around a few grams of tobacco.

MAN UP!
This is from a near 30 year smoker that quit cold turkey 25 years ago. A small forest of toothpicks suffered a inglorious end, but that was a small price to pay. The only thing you are quitting is 1 cigarette....the next one! You only have to beat one cigarette....the next one!


I agree with this
A friend of mine tried chantix and she hated it, it made her sick and gave her erratic mood swings
From what I hear if you have a history of depression you should definitely stay away from it



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post Mar 15 2010, 10:25 AM
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I quit smoking with Chantix in 8/2007. For me, it was incredibly easy. By the 7th day, I could not stand cigarettes anymore. In fact, they still make me sick. Shortly after the 7th day, I stopped taking the Chantix pills, as well. I have to say, the pills make you feel almost 'numb'. I can see how some folks could get depressed or even commit suicide while taking them... thats one of the reasons why I stopped - but it did the job! Im totally smoke free and will never go back!


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NOTE: I am not a pharmacist and I do not play one on the internet. I was a pharmacy tech in a previous life though.

I wouldn't reccomend Chantix if you have a history of depression. Wellbutrin (Buproprion, Zyban, it's all the same thing) is an anti-depressant and helped me quit smoking last time. Just an FYI in case you go the drug route.


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post Mar 15 2010, 01:02 PM
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everyone has great advice ..but I don't think any kind of pill or patch or any other so called remedy is necessary for one to quit..I am not a smoker and never was but i do have friends who have and do smoke...my friends husband just decided to quit after many yrs and she wants to do the same...I think just quitting cold turkey is the way to go...of course you will go through a withdrawal phase for a couple weeks but that will pass...think of your health smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2010, 01:18 PM
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QUOTE(Papa_Bear @ Mar 15 2010, 12:02 PM) *
everyone has great advice ..but I don't think any kind of pill or patch or any other so called remedy is necessary for one to quit..I am not a smoker and never was but i do have friends who have and do smoke...my friends husband just decided to quit after many yrs and she wants to do the same...I think just quitting cold turkey is the way to go...of course you will go through a withdrawal phase for a couple weeks but that will pass...think of your health smile.gif


With all due respect, Papa Bear, you said it yourself. You don't smoke. Do you know what it's like to go cold turkey?


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post Mar 15 2010, 01:32 PM
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You know, I quit for nine months and hopped back from stress, it was stupid I know
But when I quit it was cold turkey, the hardest part for me was sleep.

The first week I got maybe four hours of sleep. And when I did I kept having insane dreams that would wake me back up, not fun at all. Wish I would've stayed off them though, I'm planning on going through it all over again soon


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post Mar 15 2010, 03:44 PM
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A couple of my friends used Smoke Away and said it worked great, I am trying to decide if I want to try it or be a man and do it cold Turkey.


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post Mar 15 2010, 05:09 PM
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Tried it when it first came out, before anyone knew of the serious side effects. For me it worked wonderful, except for the incredible dreams, depression and actual thoughts of suicide, which I have never in my life experienced. I quit when I realized that it was the drug and not the lack of smoking, and sadly started again, but I won't touch Chantix for anything now. However, two close friends have used it without the side effects, quit smoking with a minimal weight gain, and have stayed non-smokers for almost a year now. Like any drug it is specific to the user. It works for a large majority of people that take it. Talk to your Doctor about all the side effects, know exactly what they are and be aware of them if they happen.

Good luck, there is nothing easy about quitting. Chantix is amazing when it works, just watch closely for any changes in your normal behavior or how you feel.

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post Mar 15 2010, 07:09 PM
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I cant to it cold turkey, I have tried... It is impossible! LOL


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post Mar 15 2010, 08:11 PM
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No method will work unless

You are
TOTALLY COMMITTED
to quitting


It is your MIND of the matter of 1 cigarette.

Your mind does matter....not the cigarette.

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post Mar 15 2010, 08:16 PM
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I got hipnatized, worked great. No, (none) withdrawal pain. You really have to want to quit. If you don't really want to quit, it will not work.
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post Mar 17 2010, 11:26 PM
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I can't be hypnotized.


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post Mar 18 2010, 06:51 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Mar 15 2010, 02:12 AM) *
Smoking is something that YOU and only YOU have to desire to quit.

Which is stronger....your will or paper wrapped around a few grams of tobacco.

MAN UP!
This is from a near 30 year smoker that quit cold turkey 25 years ago. A small forest of toothpicks suffered a inglorious end, but that was a small price to pay. The only thing you are quitting is 1 cigarette....the next one! You only have to beat one cigarette....the next one!



mmi almost sounds like a motivational speaker. Almost... (Take out the "MAN UP!" - which by the way, is my favorite part of the post. Hehehe.)

I like the thought about it being only one cigarette - the next one. Who is going to win, that ONE cigarette or your will? Great food for thought right there.

I've never smoked, so it's all Greek to me. However, I know you can do this Shawny!


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QUOTE(Shawn Gossman @ Mar 15 2010, 08:09 PM) *
I cant to it cold turkey, I have tried... It is impossible! LOL


My father (58) has been smoking since he was 11 years old....he started Chantix in August 2009 and is still smoke free. I'm so proud of him.

Because of the side effects, he made sure my step-mom kept a close eye on his moods, and he did report vivid dreams. My Dad has always been a bit salty and difficult to work with, so I'm not sure the guys who work for him noticed much of a difference. smile.gif

Whatever you decide....I wish you all the best. My grandfather and Grandmother (my Dads's parents) and my father-in-law all died from smoking related cancers.....do it for your health.


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