They don’t understand the severe pain, cigg works as a better module for slow quitting compared to actual cigg stick reduction frequency. I want to be sucessful for me and for my sons, i quit cold turkey and I feel like that is the best way!
Thank you for the encouraging words! Fits of rage, but all 14 attempts had one thing in common, you already realize that just quitting various substances isn’t enough. He had not, i found my E cigarette and had one toke off of it.
Low back pain, it was costly at 170. I have no desire to go back to smoking, 8:00 I’m out like a light.
Most of my friends intact and no one buried at the bottom of my garden. Right now I despise myself but I know he loves me and I am so lucky and blessed to have his unwavering support and the support of this sight. But if you ever quit these inconsiderate agents of HELL, the day it began I had bought myself a frozen lasagne to have for a quick meal after work.
I was achy all over and felt like I couldn’t get off the couch. I quit smoking on the patch 7 days ago. But I do have Acid Reflux and have been diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus and then with second EGD test it was gone. My digestive system went way out of tune and I ended up being diagnosed with stomach and duodenum ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori.
I stopped myself midway, as if waking from a nightmare, but wow — that’s addiction! Will let you know how it works. Someday, I would want to sing lullaby’s to those babies, without runnin’ out of breath or coughing.
They said I have the lungs of a 60 year old. My lung doctor was able to put me on chantix all the time and not just for the recommended 3 months and that has kept me smoke free for a long time now. Hey guys, I am a bit of an expert at quitting this kind of crap. But please give it a go before you pick up another cancer stick guys!
I was diagnosed in November with COPD. I wonder if it is the more cigarettes you smoked the more severe the mouth ulcer you would experience. I’ve never smoked for years, or even for more than for a few months, so I’m not sure if my experience with quitting will be as relavant for people who have smoked for years, but I’d like to share about it.
He is home now and doing much better, but maintains that he would never had done this and is really still in a state of shock that he did. I hate you all and everyone else around me. But then I think the tobacco companies were still. Just wanted to say that February 7 was my 3 year anniversary of quitting smoking.
They saw the world through different, often drug-fueled eyes. Sometimes buffer is the issue. Only thing now that I can pray for is that my doctor is right and it all comes down to diet.
What about those people who can just smoke on weekends? He was not suicidal, but I know that in days leading up, he was depressed, un-motivated, confused. I smoked at least a pack from 14 and am now 48.
I was really worried about taking Chantix coming from a long history of severe depression and alchoholism. This wasn’t intended to treat the Barrett’s but seems to help combat they gnawing HH feeling you sometimes get. This is symptom is what I hate the most. The withdrawal symptoms the first 2 weeks were very intense but knowing that the cigarette companies had specific engineered chemicals injected into the tobacco to make me feel like this was empowering and motivated me to stop even when I was feeling down and sad without a smoke.
I can be totally relaxed in the movie theater and watch the entire movie without trying to figure out how I can go out and get my nicotine fix. Do I have to stop the omeprazol first before starting the aloe Vera ? It gets the saliva flowing, and saliva seems to calm the stomach.
And put on some lipstick too. I stopped Chantix because I noticed the nausea and sharp pains and increased blurriness in my eyes was becoming extremely unbareable.
It was a brick house with wooden floors. It was only afterwards that we connected the dots between Chantix and his brief shotgun moment. I’m in sales, and I can’t afford to be irritable.
BUT, I chose to go Vegan on the same day and began working out at the Gym 7 days a week. I can go on a trip in a car with non-smokers and not feel bad for making them pull over every two hours so I can get my nicotine fix. I’ve done it hundreds of times. I guess my thinking is that I don’t want to overdo it.
I started smoking when I was just 13 years old, so it’s been well over 25 years. I have had CT scan, Chest Xrays, EKG’s, Nuclear Stress Test and a Pulmonary Function test over the past year and a half.
I, like so many others, look to the stories of those who went before us quitters and those struggling in the early days. At the end of the day, I brought this on myself, folks, by not taking acid reflux serious.
Did he care that I hadn’t had a cig for 6 months? I have felt so motivated to quit smoking after my Dad passes away a yr ago at the tender age of 55 from sudden massive heart attack. I pray that you never experience the biggest side effect as I did.
If you’ve been stressed out thinking about never smoking again, then relax. May some of it or all it help someone else!
Please I’m really open for suggestions also I have high anxiety so it’s just horrible inside my head! The extra hours are the ones where I make profit. 3 months after 35 years, 3 packs a day.
Low Grade” precancerous Barrett’s causes cancer with odds of 1 out of 20 people. Don’t want to go out or see anyone. I had a great work life prior to my layoff in 2009. PS : I am in India and Nicotine tablets are not available here.
Psychologically, the third day was the hardest. This Thyroid problem is news to me and I have been trying to follow the effects of Chantix for quite a while now. 2 mg for at least four weeks maybe more.
If you have esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus caused by GERD, this is for you. Couldn’t concentrate and felt like I had taken some sort of sleeping pill.
How do we have to take the aloe Vera juice? Not a doubt in my mind that it is connected but try to talk to a doctor about it. I will say, though, I had, finally no cravings for a cigarette. They say after 21 days the craving get much easier.
This article was originally written in 2008. But some say our body is healing from all the nasty things we’ve done, smoking, alcohol, bad food, so I am looking forward that I can sustain this discipline and avoid cigarettes, for the rest of my life.
I would make it for a while, but never really expected it to work. 2 pill twice a day because of nausea and wicked dreams. I am sooooo happy about it! By the grace of God someone saw my car in the field and called 911.
Been using spray but trying to do without. The drug helped me quit smoking but I had such nausea, severe abdominal pain and low back pain with it that, after talking to my doctor, I quit taking it.
To further the confusion, electronic cigarette liquid is made of propylene glycol, an ingredient recognized as safe for human consumption by the FDA. Now im just on and off but havent smoked today at all.
As to the beginning of this problem, acid reflux began about five years ago at age 59, but it wasn’t until the end of 2010 that it began to be uncomfortable. I’m sorry to hear it, Kelly. Yes you are still getting nicotine, but it is less about and you’re not getting the tar and cancer causing smoke in your lungs. I have a development, though.
He said he put a cig in his mouth yesterday while I was at work . The length of the problem, is not equal to the grade of cancer it is becoming. I am 58 years old smoked for a long time since I was 7, Went to work one day. It’s is a family disease, now we know, smoking is too.
I rarely take an medication. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest and it often takes me yawning to get a deep breath.
It’s now 12:40 in the morning, and I’m already suffering. I’m looking at the punture at my right wrist this morning after my second cardiac catheterization I had yesterday. By the second day, they were gone.
My chest still feels sensitive, but not like before. I agree regarding correlation not being equal to causation and the title of this article although relevant to the article itself, seems to be a little bit misleading. I was diagnosed 1 yr.
I tell that cigarette no that I dont want to smoke anymore. Could it be that the “significantly lower level” of dopamine stimulation produced by varenicline is insufficient to allow some taking the drug to avoid mental health, behavioral and depression concerns? Taking Chantix once a day seems to keep the depression away.
He also gave me the pills back and told me I would have to take them for the rest of my life and not to stop taking them, that they would start to work better after a month. I blamed it on anxiety. EVERYTHING shows up as normal, no issues with either my cardio or pulmonary systems.
WHY DIDN’T MY DOCTOR TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN! I don’t want to quit but I know I need to. What brand wedge did you get?
Does anyone have a comment on the preceding paragraph concerning self treatment, or can anyone offer advice? 5 years for women and 2 years for men. I’ve been on the sofa all day and am dreading going to bed. Since it was in fact just ONE sample out of 18 that was found to even show any quantity of chemicals that COULD be toxic if present in much higher quantities, it can certainly be argued that that one sample was potentially either anomalous or may even have been tainted during the performance of the testing.
I have been there, done this and made it. I’ve done basic yoga for years: Sun Salutations, a few other things. Im 34 with 3 children, stopped smoking 2 years ago and newly diagnosed COPD. And maybe what I really liked about Lauren Bacall was not her beauty so much as her voice.
It was costly at 170. I couldn’t make it through day 1. Also, use a good digestive enzyme with first bite of food and a probiotic each day. Thank you all for posting because I thought I was alone in how Chantix has emotionally brutalized me.
I was diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus in December 2010. Get a doctor’s consultation from the comfort of your home!
I keep praying he will do the same. Have you ever woken up to discover an embarrassing “cold sore” or “fever blister” show up on your lips or mouth?
I was coughing very much, pulling tummy muscles when the problem began late 2010, and this continued for weeks. Once I got past the two week mark, I have been feeling much better each day. When I started to smoke, they went away.
It’s doing my head in. I’m not much afraid of the trouble of breaking off the addiction since I did it before and can do it again. I may not be well but I’m not that ill and there’s certainly stuff I can do to make copd something I have to live with rather than something I die from. And in his paintings he’s arguably gradually, and visibly, losing touch with reality.
I think I have a Malabsorption syndrome. Just wanted to know if anyone else has found the aftermath so bad? I smoked for 5 years about 10 cigarettes a day.
I used to smoke only in the afternoon when i was at work , did not smoke on evening and nights, so in short i am used to live without smoking for sometime. This man was a very happily married my of 40 years with Grandchildren. My grandma and girlfriend’s mom swear by Apple Cider Vinegar. I denied all of it.
It was triggered when she ate sea food, so pathogen were the issue but somehow the B5 rich frozen royal jelly did the trick. Quitters flu is at its worst in the early days of a quit smoking campaign.
If you wanted it, then you wouldn’t have posted a blog entry on this site, and you certainly wouldn’t have stopped smoking to begin with. They have helped me so much to get this far. I fully understand why someone would commit suicide from this stuff. But now for the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed vision blur and minor eye wobbles if I try and focus on something.
Because you don’t want to excite your stomach needlessly. I was determined to quit this time. Joe, congrats for deciding to stop smoking. We found Chantix in her nightstand with 4 doses gone.