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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to quit!

I am trying to quit smoking and it is hard, how did any of you quit? I am not sure a patch/pill would help me because the oral fixation is part of it for me.
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I quit on 8/23 using Chantix. I really think it's making a big difference. Good luck to you.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase- Martin Luther King Jr.
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I quit smoking Mothers Day with the help of Chantix. good luck!
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I've heard a few a few raves about this chantix stuff, i think i may have to check it out. Thanks ladies. Click here to enlarge
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I went to see the doctor in July about something else and she mentioned the Chantix. She has had great success with her patients that have tried taking the med. I got a prescription that day but kept putting it off. My health insurance doesn't cover it and one month cost me $116.00.

I went in to buy my weekly carton of cigarettes and the guy told me they went up from $27 to $39. I said no thanks and walked out. The next day I filled the prescription. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks and I'm really doing great.

Good luck with the quit and let me know if you need any support. Click here to enlarge

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I used the patch- i still have one every now and then but i'm MUCH better than I used to be...
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I couldn't do just one every now and then. I know if I have one I will be back to a pack a day immediately.

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Phreak, how's it going?

My doc offered me Chantix when I went in for my med refills. I hadn't really heard or read anything about it and wasn't even thinking about trying to quit...again. :sigh She said, don't even plan to quit...just take it and see how things go. Sounded like a waste of money but I took and filled it.

Started taking it 9 days ago and just (as in a few minutes ago when I lit a cigarette and put it out 1/2 smoked) realized I am smoking less...seriously enjoying it less (I've always hated the smell and the respiratory effects but I've always LIKED smoking Click here to enlarge). Looking back over the last week, I realized I've let a lot of cigarettes burn out in the ashtray, instead of never even setting them down.

This is something entirely new to me. About the only time I can remember setting cigs aside without a fight with myself has been when I've been really sick (pneumonia). Coolness.
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It's going great. Today is something like 56 days. Click here to enlarge

I did do something stupid last Monday. I stopped to get stamps and I'm not even sure why, but I bought a pack of cigarettes. I wasn't craving one so I really don't know why I did that. I got out to the car and lit one up. It was absolulety disgusting. I couldn't take the smell or the taste. I got out of the car, crushed the cigarette out, walked over to the garbage can in front of Kroger and threw the pack away.

I am almost done with the Chantix. I'm a little worried how I'm going to feel without taking the med. I'm not sure if that is just in my head or not. I honestly think about having one very very rarely and it goes away pretty quickly. I'm happy with the progress and I can see this being the last time I have to quit.

The only downside is that I've gained at least 10lbs, probably more. I'm pretty disgusted would that part but I figured one thing at a time.

I think you should pick out a quit date and just do it. You will feel so much better. Good Luck!

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Hey Uncreative, it's been 2 months. How is it going? Are you still smoke free?
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Just stopping in...I'm a new quitter...Click here to enlarge

I smoked my last cigarette 2 weeks ago and bought the Nicorette gum because I was worried about the oral fixation too.

So for the first couple of days, I chewed the gum like they instructed. Then I realized, I was chewing the gum just to chew gum, not to abate the cigarette crave. I really just stopped wanting the flavor of that gum. It's weird, because I feel like as long as I acknowledge the craving it will go away(it usually goes away in less than a minute).

blog...But it worked for me. And I've saved over $100 so far which is totally worth it
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