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The smoking kicked my ass - One thing that really helped was the nicotine inhaler I used that the week before and it helped with the jitters. Unfortunately i returned to smoking, Could kick myself in the ass big time on being off a week and starting again.

Hope you do kick it - Going to give it a whirl in January

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I quit smoking 25 years ago. It was REALLY tough to do, but then, a lot of people have done it. Good luck to you!

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I quit for 2 years and then my husband and son were in a horrible accident, and a cop on scene gave me a cigarette. I quit again New Years 2019. In the past I had used Chantix which was a nightmare literally. Then a Dr here put me on Wellbutrin. I had to take for a month and then quit. It made it very easy. Good luck as it is a tough battle to quit smoking!

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2 hours ago, junesbaby2016@gmail.com said:

I had my consultation on Tues. the 17th. Started yesterday on lowering my caffine intake, wasn't to bad 1/2 & 1/2 coffee. Smoking is gonna be my hardest though..but I can do it!!

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I see that Lynda486 had a bad experience with Chantix but it was great for me. No cravings at all! Very vivid dreams are a side effect but they're not always nightmares.

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Careful with chantix guys. It has a black box warning. Can cause suicidal tendencies in some people.

correction- I just saw that warning was dropped. I still personally wouldn’t take it

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1452JJ

Edited by Losingit2018

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You got this! I quit February 25th 2019. I turned 60 this past May. I wish I would have quit long ago. In February I had flu with double pneumonia. I knew my smoking days had to be over. I had already had thoughts about trying to quit and that was it. I have never been that sick in my life nor do I want to be. I didn't use anything to help me I just told myself this has to be it! It really is a mind thing because I know I am going to always want it. That is never going away, I just know I can't have them. With time you do stop thinking about them as much, but you always want them. I know everyone is different but I think once you are a smoker you will always have the desire. Good luck! Just put it in your mind right now I have to be done!

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I quit smoking 11 years ago, and I used Chantix. I had quit SOOOO many times; used the patch, Wellbutrin, Nicorette gum (used that for almost a year, and started smoking as soon as I finally got off the gum), hypnosis, cold turkey, cold turkey with a support group, etc. The Chantix gave me enough of a gap between me and the cravings to do the hard head work to address and finally come to terms with my addiction. I had a great prescriber, who really worked with me. At the full dose the side effects were too much for me, so she dialed it back (stomach stuff, mostly). She kept me on longer, and did a really slow taper to get me off. I also had some gum in reserve when I quit the Chantix, but did not need it. You can do this!

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