I am on day 18 of Chantix and it seems to be working. I am down from 1/2 ppd to 3-4 cigs per day. Today, I woke up and am having major cigarette cravings and for first time since starting Chantix the cigs don't have a bad taste today.
I am also bummed because I feel like Chantix is possibly causing me fluid retention and constipation. I started a healthy eating program via registered dietician and started working out with a personal trainer the day after starting Chantix because I did not want to gain weight as a result of quitting smoking and also wanted to turn my whole life around - quit smoking, eat healthy, get in shape. After 16 days of getting into this healthy lifestyle, I have only lost 3 lbs and my legs feel like tree trunks. I feel like my body is holding onto fluid like crazy. My nutritionist and trianer tell me my body is acting out because it is in shock with all of the changes I am making but I feel alone.
Has anyone else taking Chantix had 1) fluid retention; 2) a day where Chantix seemed to not be working as well as on other days?
I am looking for support out there because quitting smoking is hard as hell and I am getting discouraged with all this water retention since I know I am eating better than I have in over 10 years.