Trish and acalusa, thanks for chasing Pfizer down on this some!
I'm in agreement with your ideas about 'weaning' in terms of being 'path of least harm' at the end of our stay in 'ChantixLand'.
I expect the folks at Pfizer have to be awfully careful about what they say to ANYone (even doctors) because of not wanting to be sued for something misinterpretted. And it could be that the experimental data just isn't available enough for anyone wanting to stake what is left of their reputation on this thing.
This group in here is probably the biggest rolling authority on this stuff I've come across. With the info we have shared as a group and some common sense, we all ought to be able to come through this smiling and smoke free.
As long a we don't start growing an extra head 6 months from now....
And Trish, really, thanks for obsessing on this.
Many years ago when I went through a 3+ year divorce, it began with me being depressed about my marriage and I was put on elavil. Doctors wouldn't take the responsibility to take me OFF of it, as my divorce started, continued and got extensive. (I wasn't depressed anymore, a bad marriage was the problem!) ANYway, I got fed up and 'cold turkey'ed the elavil which was a horrific ride for a couple of weeks, then got severely scolded by my doctor because statistically, my heart could have stopped or a number of other unpleasant things.
I should have obsessed more like you at the time.
Originally Posted by Trish M&M
I agree with you, Hopsing. Since we graduated in the beginning to a full dose, it just makes sense that we'd do the same thing in reverse when the end of the 12 weeks approaches. In considering this, I think I might do this when I have 4 pills left: 3 days of 1/2 pill x2 daily, 3 days of 1/2 pill x1 daily and 1/2 x1 every other day until they're gone. For some reason, it seems important to me to get some every other day dosage in there.
You all have NO idea how I wish I could stop obsessing over this. Oh well...I guess there could be worse things.