• renay renay
    January 17, 2009
    do stop smoking make you tired and sleepy
    renay renay
    January 17, 2009

    does stop smoking make you tired and sleepy

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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    January 18, 2009
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    January 18, 2009

    renay,

     

    Thanks for your question.

     

    This is true for two reasons.  First of all, nicotine is a stimulant and without it, you may feel tired and sleepy.  Also, during withdrawal from nicotine, many people have trouble sleeping, which makes your feel more tired and sleepy during the day.  But hang in there for the next couple of weeks, because these symptoms will clear.  One suggestion is to start an exercise program which will stimulate your system and senses, and help you sleep better at night, while giving you some short term goals to work for in your workouts. 

     

    Congratulations on your efforts to quitting this nasty and unhealthy habit/addiction.

     

    Best wishes.

     

    Martin Cane, M.D.

     

     


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  • warfld January 22, 2009
    warfld
    January 22, 2009

    No, It makes me Hungry

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    • Judy
      June 12, 2009
      Judy
      June 12, 2009

      My doctor told me that I would not gain any weight as Chantix supposedly makes you so nauseated that you won't eat.  I have only been nauseated a couple of times but like you I am wanting to eat more.  It is also making me very sleepy during the day  no matter how much sleep I get at night.

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  • Susan December 17, 2010
    Susan
    December 17, 2010

    In my case it makes me extremely sleepy. I have been on Chantix now for 6 weeks. After 35 years of 3 1/2 packs a day I am smoke free and loving it. So my though was that a bit of sleepiness is worth the trade off. Now I am beginning to question this. It has become so bad that on the days I am off, which is often since I am part time, I can sometimes sleep for 16 to 20 hours. To me this seems a bit exessive to say the least. Is this a normal thing as far as anyone knows?

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    • Summertime
      February 22, 2011
      Summertime
      February 22, 2011

      I have been having the same problem, and I quit smoking 4 months ago (no quit-smoking aids, just cold turkey.) I wake up around 10 AM. Then I end up taking a 2 hour nap in the afternoon. This means I'm not sleepy at night, so go to bed at 1 or 2 AM. Think i'm going to go in for a thyroid check and to discuss with my doctor. It sounds like to me like needing 16-20 hours, though, is something that should definitely be addressed with a doctor, don't you think? Or have you already had tests taken?

           It's embarassing to me to need so much sleep. I don't want to admit it to anyone. I'm 63 years old, but seems to me that many people in their 70's have more energy and  enthusiasm than I have. 

           Congratulations on the accomplishment of quitting smoking. I hope we'll find a way now to enjoy more wakefulness and energy ! Wishing you all good luck and success!!Tongue out 

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