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mj8dokken
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news! I have been smoke free for 3 days and barely any cravings. If any of you want to quit smoking-I would recommend Chantix.
 
Thanks for your encouragement!
Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
6mp: 100mg/day
Prednisone: 10 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day


JohnnyRed
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I second the Chantix. I have been smoke free for months.
 
I really didnt believe it would work. A pill that would MAKE you not want to smoke.
 
It does. After a week and half of taking it I had NO desire to smoke AT ALL. Actually the smell of it made me a little sick.
Diagnosed CD '85
Resection '89
6MP since 89 & Remicade for the past 10 years


KEANO
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Well done that's fantastic.  Is chantix available in Europe do you know.  I would love to give up smoking but I just love them too much......

nrthngrl
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Great Job!!!!!
IBD(undetermined) 04-'07....Gastritis 04-'08....Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08....
 Asacol & Buscopan-IBDPantoloc-Gastritis, Nortriptyline-Fibro/CFS, Pramipexole-Fibro,  
Diazepam, demerol, codiene for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, acidophilus. 


oldcronny
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   Posted 9/8/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations on the smoke free. that's fantastic. Are you in U.S. or Canada?  Just wondering if Chantix is available in Can. My husband has been trying to quit for ages.  Says he can't.  Maybe this would work for him. 

Have your Dr.'s told you about smoking and CD?  I don't smoke, but my Dr. freaks out if i am around smoke.  2 years ago i had my second re-section.   the Dr.'s were all talking to me just before they released me and giving the usual talk when my husband walked in to pick me up.  he must have just had a smoke before he came in.  Well, when the Dr.'s caught a wiff of him they went crazy.  They kept going on about smoking and CD  and second hand smoke and CD.  My husband felt terrible.   I had no idea.  Nobody said anything before.  Anyone else heard this?


gachrons
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   Posted 9/8/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow congradulations on your quitting. Yes I have heard that second hand smoke can trigger a flare. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


CheesePuff
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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Friend of mine gave up with chantix as well and loved them. They are definitely availablei n Ireland :)
UC since 1995, Pan- Colitis diagnosed May 2007
100 mg Imuran TTC for 7 months already
4 * 800mg Asacol
Iron Supplement
400 mg Folic acid
Multi vitamin supplement
Mild flare symptoms again...


mj8dokken
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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
KEANO said...
Well done that's fantastic.  Is chantix available in Europe do you know.  I would love to give up smoking but I just love them too much......
and also to oldcronny-
 
This stuff is amazing. I liked smoking very much until I started taking these pills. Don't get me wrong-I wanted to quit, but was pretty hesitant if these pills would really help. Just one week after starting them I quit totally (on day 4 now) and I am not even really having urges to smoke. It's great! And all the money I save! I would definitely recommend trying (what's the worst that could happen?)
 
I don't know if these are available in Europe or Canada (sorry!). Also, my doctor said it wouldn't interact with any other meds that I'm currently taking. My GI does know that I smoked and urged me to quit since it makes CD worse. I am very happy that I did this and I don't miss smoking at all now. I just hope I can continue to feel this way!
Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
6mp: 100mg/day
Prednisone: 10 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day


mj8dokken
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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
By the way-I was a pack a day smoker if that helps convince you at all . . .

Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
6mp: 100mg/day
Prednisone: 10 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day


KEANO
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Total Posts : 76
   Posted 9/9/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Scando, can you tell me if chandix is available in pharmacy in Ireland or do I need to get prescription.  Also roughly how much do they cost  (can't be as much as I spend on cigs ! )
Thanks :-)

Cleo
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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
my friend said it was about $5 a day which was less than she spent on cigs.
Cindy 
 
Life isn't like a bowl of cherries, it's more like a jar of Jalapenos... What you do today, might burn your "butt" tomorrrow!


78SilvAnniv
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Total Posts : 289
   Posted 9/9/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Chantix is AMAZING!

Hubby was a 2 packs/day smoker for more than 35 years. In the past, he had tried everything: hypnosis, gum, patches, wellbutrin and cold-turkey. None were successful. He quit last fall using Chantix. He only needed to take 7 weeks of the pills. My sister needed only 4 weeks to quit. A friend of ours did need to take it for 16 weeks.

For us, Chantix cost $110/month and was not covered by insurance, but we were spending $150/mo on Hubby's cigs ($25/carton, 3 cartons every 2wks), so after the initial cost, it definitely saved us a ton of money.

Good job!
Heidi
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.


Nanners
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! I knew you could do it.  I personally did not use anything to quit, stubborn I guess.  But I can tell you I do feel much better now that I have quit.  It's so amazing to me how things smell different, taste different etc.  And I got alot of compliments on how my skin looked so much better.  Keep up the good work.  (By the way I was a 1 1/2 pack/day smoker for 29 years, and quit cold turkey).

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Writer
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   Posted 9/9/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
oldcronny,

Yes, it's available in Canada, but sold under a slightly different name, Champix.
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