Posted by mizdivaca Friday, December 28, 2007 9:05 PM

mizdivaca wrote:

I just found your blog and you have some really interesting articles on it. I posted a comment but it did not go through so I though I would e-mail you my question. I have been on Chantix for two months and have been successful in quitting smoking. Have people had any problems after they discontinue taking Chantix and is it wise to ask my doctor for another three months of Chantix treatment? Phiser says if a person is successful they can ask their doctor to stay on the drug longer. You are a doctor; what do you think? I am the first person my doctor has prescribed Chantix to. Thanks for blogging.


P.S. Please feel free to use the question I asked on your blog.  I know a lot of other Chantix users are curious about how long to stay on the drug, side effects etc.  I know you are not my doctor but I wrote because you seem to know a lot about  Chanitx and the side effects.  In other words, you are keeping up with the newest information about the medication.  Although my doctor is a great doctor, he does not know much about the drug.  I said, I am his very first patient on it. Kaiser makes you use other methods first (the patch, etc.) and attend their educational stop smoking program before giving out Chantix. It is good to know that there is a possibility of using the drug for maintence if necessary. Feel free to link to my blog.  The social support I have gotten has been a big part of my quitting.



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