I have Crohns and I have smoked for 46 yrs.....
This last month I DECIDED it was my time to quit
I wanted to I was really ready
My doc RX CHampix......has a Very high success rate
What it does from my understanding is it sends receptors to the brain saying you are receiving the nicotine ....
For the starter pack you still are able to smoke and I did cut my smoke intake by a good 20%
I am on the continuation PKG now and I have just talked with my doc yesterday as I was finding that 4 or about
4 hrs after taking the pill I would have the worst feelings in hands and fingers..they were purple and you could literally stick a needle in them and I did not feel it...
Plus I am a daily D crohnie ....since the last few days .almost a week I have been totally bound up and have been in severe pain from it...I had called the doc and he ordered me stuff to be able to get bm's to move
It was nice not having the D everyday but I was so backed up I could burp and have vomit in throat as well I had a lump in my throat which made me have to use a straw just to drink and I wasnt eating too much
LOL .Morphine and Oxycontin would not make me have formed stools but this I sure believe did
It might just be me though as I do have another DD that goes with the CD Pyoderma Gangrenosum
I DO believe in these pills I have reported the side effects I have had and the Health Ontario Adverse Reaction Office told me that it will have some effects on some ppl with bowel problems like crohns.......and they listed my SX as well to be put on the registry ........
I have now been told to take the 2 mg pill ( am) and 2 mg pill ( pm) in halves and try to see if that does help.......I did start dropping my intake of the pills back to one , after I got cleaned out and I am doing fine with taking them the way I posted above..this is the first day so ...
I just know I so wanted to quit and I will if I continue to be bound like I was the Doctor has said that
I ( me) cannot take them
That doesnt mean that all else cannot give them a shot
like I said they have really helped my not smoking...the biggest thing for me was keeping hands occupied
I have been doing that
ROFLMBO.....I have crochet hook and wool and I have the biggest blanket in works right now
Takes me 2 hrs to get aound it fully ..........
I hope others will try it if they want to quit......and I wish you all the best
I know I am going to quit completely with or w/o the pills BUT & UNLESS I find it makes my CD worse then............
My smokes are about
2/3rds less daily.........
Welcome to Healing Well
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Hoping you will stay with us..you can email me if you want under my name at side...LYN
DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
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