- From: Eldon <EldonB123@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:44:00 -0700 (PDT)
On Mar 31, 8:17 pm, dbell...@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mar 31, 9:32 am, Eldon <EldonB...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mar 31, 4:08 pm, DavidL <Dvd...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Here's an exerpt from an email my friend Dixie sent me.
I'm trying to lure her in here.
Let's give her something to read if she comes a lurkin'
"Congratulations about smoking. That is great!! I have been afraid
of the Chantix side effects such as depression and nightmares. Did you
have any of the side effects cautioned about? I am so drug sensitive
that I get the side effects of most any drug. I don’t have any
problems (except smoking) and I don’t take any medications – just a
couple vitamins and eat the right stuff. I’m very healthy which is
unusual for an “old gal” ---especially one who smokes. However, I
would like to quit so tell me about the online community. My dr has
recommended Chantix; I may try it when I go to CA and my nurse
daughter is with me.."
I didn't take Chantix but Zyban (Wellbutrin). I could have taken
either, but I was already depressed and messed up from quitting cold
turkey, so I decided to use the one that started out as an
antidepressant. It kicked in after about a week, and things were all
downhill from that point.
Lots of people have "vivid" dreams on both of these drugs, but rarely
are they scary nightmares. I read a comment by one guy who said he
would pay for a ticket to see movies that good. Mine sorta reminded me
of Fellini movies.
If the Chantix does cause unpleasant side effects, just switch over to
Zyban (unless you have epilepsy, which you apparently don't). The
doctor should have no problem with that. Somebody recently posted that
Chantix often causes nausea at first, so it needs to be taken with
Thanks for the info and supporting comments!!! I have heard about
Zyban before but there seems to be more success with the Chantix. The
dr recommend Chantix, but I'll ask about Zyban, too.
Yes, the Dr. recommended Chantix because it has the highest success
rate based on clinical trials. BUT -- it really messes up some people
with mood swings, etc.
So if it causes problems and you aren't epileptic, try Zyban instead.
It as a "miracle drug" to stop smoking until Chantix produced a few
extra percentage points in clinical trials.
Your doctor may not know much about this, because doctors have a lot
to keep track of. So most just go for whatever is the latest thing.
There are few who specialize in addiction withdrawal. More should move
into this field -- nicotine, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, etc.
Pretty much the same thing.
I'll let this group know when I start. In the meantime, thanks for
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