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11-30-2009 01:18 AM

I don’t know if I’m in the right place to bring this up, BUT….My two youngest sons quit smoking. Robert, in the Marines and Curt still at home. The Marines gave Robert Chanix.It really helped him. He was home for the weekend and left a card of Chanix here. Well, Curt took it also. (red lights and sirens) This stuff has some of the most horrific side effects I have ever seen. My youngest son is in a mental ward at he hospital now. Fortunately he has a very Doctor and is making gtreat progress.

But it makes you wonder about the future. Is it like the LSD the hippies took in the 60’s and 70’s and comes back again and again. No one knows.

I hope no one ever has to go through this. If you are quitting, good luck and I hope you are successful. But think twice about this Chanix.

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 01:37 AM

Perhaps this comes from taking a prescription Rx that was not prescribed for him.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 01:39 AM

I feel sorry for him. I’m a Topamax survivor. The Drs wanted to put me on massive doses of Seroquel and let me spend the rest for my life twiddling my thumbs a staring out a window. Fortunately my family did some research, we fired the drs and I quit taking the meds. I just put up with migraines until I was sane again. NO DR ever admitted Topamax has negative side affects. They are pretty good at replacing heart valves, sewing limbs back on, but research everything they give you before taking it. Nobody knows the long term affects of all the garbage they are pumping into the population to make a quick buck.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 01:41 AM

BTW, it was 3 years before I could type again after taking myself off Topamax:-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 02:24 AM

I agree with you 100% ! But you just can’t hold their hand 24/7. This crap is a real heart breaker.

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 02:33 AM

The worst side effects I’ve experience was from Lipitor. I don’t think my legs will ever come back. But I can tell you I’d rather put up with Lipitor or any other statin drug thab this chanix. The good news is he is alive and as long as he is alive there is hope.

To TopomaxSurvivor, I’ve read a lot of your comments and your mind is right on. As long as we have that, we are undefeatable. I send you a PM about how to get rid of migraines later, right now I gotta go to the hospital.
My very best to you and rtb. Rand

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 04:30 PM

best wishes to all re: recovery
and a good reminder re: medications.. you just never know.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 05:54 PM

I have to quite smoking. The Dr. told me I have a 60 to 70% chance of me getting lung cancer if I continue smoking within 5 years. I’ve tried the chewing gum, and I quit cigarettes before for 10 years, but these damn cigars are harder.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 07:16 PM

I was thinking about quiting 11 years ago and I did cold turkey. 8-) I still get the urge once in awhile and I take a couple really deep breaths, like inhaling a cigarette, and the urge goes away.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 07:32 PM

This smoking is an incidious demon. I quit in March of 1973. It took me nine months. God did my family suffer! I thought that since I was in a body cast from a broken femur, that I could do it because I couldn’t drive. Ha I drove the wife crazy begging for those things. And after all these years, I still get the urge every once in a while. My grand father was right; If you never use them, you never miss them. But if you smoke you will always miss them. Fortunately, They do get weaker and futher apart over time. So don’t give up! Keep trying and you will be successful. The alternative is much worse.
My dad was a smoker and in 1957 he was diagnosed with cancer. The VA put him in Mephis Memorial Hospitall and removed his stomache. Dr. Coors could not attach the esophogas to the small intestines due to being rotten with cancer, so that went too. He sewed the esophogas to the large intestine. This is what killed him in 1979. The treatment that cured his cancer was herbal. It is called the “Hoxie Cure”. It can still be obtained from Mexico. I’ve taken several people there over the years with very good results. The two “failures” were because they quit taking the herbs and man did they go fast.
This Chanix has always stopped the smoking in all the trials, but Lord help you if you are one of ones with side effects. My son Robert had no side effects at all, but his little brother….Wow! If you decide to use this drug, be sure to go to “Chanix” first and check out the side effects first and be sure you are under a doctors care in
case you react like my son.
I wish you the best in stopping smoking and my prayers will be with you. Your fellow Woo Torturer, Rand

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 07:53 PM

I quit smoking in 1972 after coming down with pneumonia for two weeks it was impossible to smoke with all that gunk in my lungs. That was the best thing that ever happen to me . I use to smoke 4 packs a day.
Now I get ill just smelling cigarette smoke on people.
lilredweldingrod I’m sorry for the side affects your son experienced and all the others that had bad meds experiences, Unless I’m very sick or in tons of pain I try to avoid all medications.


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#11 posted 11-30-2009 08:01 PM

I quit smoking about 15 years ago. I would’t wish smoking on even my worst enemy, I’d rather toast them with Mustard gas or something than put that demon on them.

It all boils down to just wanting to quit in your heart and in your mind. You can’t be half hearted about it at all. If you are, you’ll never do it. I used the patches to help with the cravings. Towards the end, I would duct tape them to my arm to keep it on. I can’t imagine anything being more addictive. I gained some weight, but I tell you, I’d rather be fat than smoke again. The biggest sensation that came back was my ability to smell, it came back with a vengance. Even after 15 years I have momentary flashes about wanting to smoke, but they’re gone just as quick as they come. I’ll be rooting for you smokers trying to quit. A 5 lb back of Jolly Ranchers and lots of Ice Breakers mint gum helps too.

Good luck and my best wishes.

-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.

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#12 posted 11-30-2009 08:09 PM

Hi Lilredweldingrod and all who commented on the smoking. I lost a leg in 2008 below knee bscause of smoking blood clot in vein as well as artery so had to quit. did quit for 5yrs in the 70’s and that time i drank gllons of water and it helped should not have strarted again.

Cheers Roger in SA

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#13 posted 11-30-2009 09:16 PM

I want to thank all of you that responded to this thread. My inital thought was someone taking this stuff and having an episode while working with shop equipment or driving. If you have a reaction on this crap, no one knows what will happen. But it won’t be good.
Our family and our hobby should be our enjoyment not otherwise. My mind is kinda distracted with this so I hope I’m making sence.
To those of you that have quit, congradulations. To you that are trying to quit, don’t give up! This is one time the old cliche is right, any thing worth doing is worth doing well. I hope you quit “well”. Keep at it and get this monkey off your back. You will be glad you did this. All of us nonsmokers are pulling for you.
Thank you again for you encouragement and support. LJer’s are the greatest!

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#14 posted 12-05-2009 07:30 AM

Interesting, and I think Providential, that I found this tread this evening. I’ve been preparing all week for tomorrow. Tomorrow, Saturday December 5 is my quit day. This will be the 4th time in 4 years: twice for 6 weeks each and once for two months. Each time that I started smoking again it was because I gave in to the lie that I could have just one. Please keep me in your prayers.

I hope that your son improves and is restored to normal physical and mental health soon. I’ll be quitting cold turkey. It’s the only way that will work for me. The trick, for me, is to not think of myself as someone who is trying to quit smoking. Rather, I must have think of myself as a non smoker! What a mind game to deal with this terrible addiction.

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#15 posted 12-05-2009 07:51 AM

Good Luck SEE!! and a prayer too. One of the hardest of all drugs to get off of according to a friend who claims to have done them all! I doubt she did them all, but did have a few of bad ones in her younger days. I will never have just one again, I made that mistake and puffed away for another 15 yrs :-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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