I am soooooooooooo glad I found this website. I recently located to a new area and had to see a new doctor. The second he knew I was a smoker he was selling Chantix. He told me he had awesome results 98% of his patients were able to quit smoking, with few side effects , as he said, crazy dreams and a little fatigue which will pass. Well, I'm not one for taking a pill to solve my problems or habits, so I have been doing some research on Chantix. Since reading the postings I have decided to just do it the hard way and go cold turkey. I have implemented an exercise program, walking 20 mins every day, and start back to work this week after a long summer break (I teach) where I'm not able to smoke anyway, stocked up on Ibuprofen to relieve the headaches from nicotine withdrawal, so I'm hopeful I can do it.
I have been an on again off again smoker for 20 years, usually with a five to seven year break in between starting again. I have to quit, I'm at that high risk age 51, and I really would like to be around long enough to see some grandchildren.
Also, I'm going through menopause ladies, and you know how the mood swings, sleeping problems and fatigue are predominant symtoms. Based on what I have read from your comments, I can't afford to take Chantix or I will become zombified. MY doctor never even questioned me about that. He was so excited about this pill and wrote me a prescription for 6 months worth.
I figure if I am going to suffer those symptoms that you have talked about I might as well just do it on my own.
If you have any suggestions that may help my going it alone I'd love to hear them.