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|07-03-2011, 02:27 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chantix for opiates and what it did for me
I have been trying to taper off, cold turkey my vicodin dependence for almost 6 months. I am prescribed the same amount that I take so I didn't feel it was a horrible problem. I just wanted to get off. I was also a smoker and tried chantix to quit smoking. Little did I know what good would come of it.
Within 3 days of taking the full dose I was able to stop taking opiates all together with little to no withdrawal. It has been 3 weeks now. With no withdrawal or problems besides the ridiculous dreams. I know there is a lot of hype about how chantix is dangerous. But if you are able, and your doctor approves. This may work for other people like it did me.
I have looked online for studies, forums, doctor posts. There are none about anyone trying it for opiates. There is a study in progress but still no results yet. The FDA has only approved the use of chantix for smoking as of now.
I am only here to tell people about how I did it. And to maybe ease some of the lighter users of hydrocodone or opiates withdrawal stress. I took a maximum of 50mg of hydrocodone per day
|07-03-2011, 02:32 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
There are some studies on progress about it. I tried Chantix to stop smoking and was suprised because the craving of alcohol (I am alcoholic) decreased materially. I was 15 days sober and then relapsed. Now I am 80 days sober (without Chantix).
|07-03-2011, 02:47 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I have heard mixed things about it working for alcoholism as well. Chantix did nothing for my brother in law as far as drinking went. He attends AA now and has been clean a little over 6 months.
Congratulations on reaching 80 days.
|07-03-2011, 02:54 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
That is really great. I'm so happy for you.
I am so thankful for my sobriety
Dios me da la Sernidad
Para acceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar
La fuerza para cambiar las que si puedo
y la Sabidura para reconocer la diferencia
|07-03-2011, 03:14 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
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|07-03-2011, 05:04 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
Welcome........Glad you are doing well
We can not give medical advice on SR but check this Forum for info on Chantrix
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|07-03-2011, 08:01 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles, California
Chantix worked for me to stop smoking. I haven't smoked since September 1st. I've been sober since December 2007. chantix had some gnarly effects though. The dreams were pretty crazy and the agitation was nasty for me.
|07-06-2011, 10:27 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: okc, ok
I used it to help with cravings for the hydros, too. I figured it was the placebo effect, but after seeing this...
Certainly, it might be worth folks talking to their doctor about it.
|chantix, hydrocodone, opiates, personal experience, withdrawl|
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