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Smoking cessation (also known as quitting smoking or simply quitting) is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, which is addictive and can cause dependence.[1][2] Nicotine withdrawal often makes the process of quitting difficult.[3] In the US, about 70% of smokers would like to quit smoking, and 50% report having made an attempt to do so in the past year.[4] Smoking is the leading preventab...

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do you have eat before taking chantix if no side effects

I. Have been taking chantix for 12 days, and I can not tell I'm taking anything and I have no change in my smoking, why is that. Also I can not eat breakfast but. I do eat dinner. I can not tell any difference if I take it without eating in the AM or when I do eat in the PM, I have not had any side effects so far. My question is it going to work for me? ## Chantix does allow for a flexible quit time, since quitting within a week does not work for everyone that tries it, some people need as long as 12 weeks. Have you tried to cut down on your smoking? Which plan are you on? Chantix side effects may include: nausea, aggression, weight changes, and sleepwalking. However, not everyone experiences side effects from medications.

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Any way to reverse long-term Chantix side effects?

My mother took Chantix several years ago in an effort to quit smoking. Well, she quit for a year. During that time, however, she became unbearably depressed. She has no history of depression. She consulted a doctor several times and tried 3 different prescriptions, 1 of them being Zoloft. She stopped because she said they made her feel like she was just in a constant haze. She hasn't been to a doctor or a psychologist since then. In the mean time, she started smoking again because she thought that it would make the depression go away. It didn't. Because of her experience with the 3 prescriptions, she is unwilling to go back to a doctor, and dismisses any notion of going to a psychologist. Our family has pleaded with her to keep trying, even if she has to tell whoever she sees th...

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chantix case

About 6 months ago I finally decided to try the prescription of chantix that I recieved before all of the warnings after I started taking it I quickly started having depression and violent out breaks also suicidal tendencys. I stopped taking the medication but the side effects are still with me, at this time I don't have insurance and can't afford to get help. Only recently I noticed that the prescription was expired along time ago, until I startex having problems I had no idea what was going on with all the cases by other people for the same problems I'm having now I see that they have settled with every one does that mean I can't make them resposible for my medical bills that are going to come from trying to repair the damage their pills have caused me? I've emaile...

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champex

stop smoking pill ## The medicine to help with smoking cessation that you are talking about is called Chantix. Please feel free to view the drug information page to learn more about this medicine. ## I am thanking all the people who were involved with the creation of Champex and what it has done for me. ## does this really work ! it is suppose to make smoking taste bad,it doesnt seem to be working !how long can a person stay on the pills and keep smoking ? ## You are supposed to take 1 pill/day for days 1,2&3; take 2/day for days 4,5,6&7; then decide one day between days 8-14 to stop smoking; all the while taking two pills a day for days 8-(total of 3 months). It's worked for everyone I have seen take it.. and I'm on it now ## In response to the site admin comment... Thi...

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What to do if your insurance won't cover Chantix

I had a prescription for Chantix in August unfortunately I couldn't fill it the cost was $175 for a month supply. ouch. Yes I know I spend that in cigarettes a month but unlike the medicine I can spread it out over a month seems cheaper right. Well after dismissing quitting because of cost of Chantix I started to think about it again in November, there has to be some way to get the meds cheaper, I did some research and if you go on the Chantix website it has an area where you can apply for assistance thru Pfizer to have them supply it based on income. If approved they send the meds a 3 month supply to your doctors office where you will pick it up. It requires completion of paperwork from you and your doctor but well worth it process takes about 3 weeks. I am on day 9 of it and have ...

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Memory loss and prolonged personality changes while on, and after use of Chantix

I began taking Chantix in May of 2011, and quit smoking in June. My brother started saying that I was acting strange. I did not believe him at first, and even felt he was trying to put me down...I remember that.... But I finally did notice that I was not sleeping, and getting really wound up! I started forgetting things, and even forgot to eat, and take medicine. I quit taking the Chantix, and do not smoke, But I lost Two months of memory, and still have some time gaps, at night, to this day. I was removed from the County Fair in September, but have no idea why, and little memory of that evening, and became more isolated and depressed, to the point where I could not think clearly, and. ....well it was a nightmare. I am Now, in the middle of January beginning to retain more evening memor...

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Chantix numbness

After taking Chantix only three days, I began developing numbness in my calf and foot and achiness in my hip. I immediately stopped taking Chantix, but eight months later, the pain is just starting to subside and the numbness is lessening, but still in my toes. If this is what happens after only three days of Chantix, I feel horrible for the people who took it for a longer period of time and are still in agony. I still smoke, but will try other cessation methods before ever using Chantix again. It is not worth the risk. ## Saw your post and I have PAD. That is a disease that affects you in your legs especially because you are a smoker. The symptoms are numbness, hip pain, trouble walking long distances without a rest, tingling, etc. Just check it out with your doctor. And finally about ...

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Chantix - drug information and side effects

How long does chantix stay in your system? Could it still be affecting me after 9 months? ## No! There are no medications that stay in your system for that long. The only way you would still be feeling effects was if it had caused some type of permanent body/organ damage, which I am sure would have been detected long ago. Chantix contains the active ingredient Varenicline,it is a stop smoking aid. Common side effects during use can include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and abnormal dreams. Did you have any other questions? ## You say that no medication can stay in your system that long. Hmmn, interesting concept. So no medicine/drug can stay in your system that long. So people who took a medicine/drug that affected their brain lets say back in the 60's or even possibly now of any sa...

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Nicotine patches and lozenges

I'm finally over the smoking cigarettes I hope LOL. I used the smoking aid, nicotine transdermal system 14mg, then the 7mg and nicotine lozenges 2mg for the cravings. I was surprised that it wasn't hard as I thought it would be. It's been two months smoke-free and counting. Just wanted to share my story with someone who might be thinking about quitting too. I'm feeling so much better breathing and food taste better also. I must admit I'm gaining a few pounds LOL but I'm working out more now as well to offset the increase of my appetite. ## Congratulations on being smoke free! :-) I've used the patch in the past and found it easy, but I also kept busy and walked a lot which really helped me while using the patch. I quit for a few years, but dummy me I started ...

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Anyone lost sense of taste and smell on champix?

Hi I started taking champix in October 2011 was only on them for a few weeks I am bipolar and found myself severely down so I stopped taking them I've also found that things don't taste or smell the same anymore I can't eat cucumber as it now tastes vile even fried food or fatty foods also taste rank! All smells seem to merge in to one and it's really annoying I can even smell my perfume or shampoos anymore! Has anyone had these problems? Will my body ever be the same again? How long before this crap nasty drug leave my body? I've not taken it in 4 months surely it should be gone now! ## I lost my taste buds for a few days aswell. I made a nice breakfast with bacon, eggs, sausages and I couldn't eat any of it I tried a bit of everything and it all tastes funny bu...

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