Originally Posted by the black widow
No offense to anyone here,but why do so many people think they can just take this medication for a few weeks and just stop because they haven't smoked??? The program is designed for a certain duration for a reason and should be followed as closely as possible for best results. Sorry to rant but this must be the fifth or sixth time now I've read that people stop the medicine early simply because they aren't smoking. Your husband will decide when he is really ready to stop and let him know he now must go through the hassle of quitting all over again.
I hear you talking Black Widow, and you voice concerns I've thought but not voiced. There is a 'design' to the program. I'm still logging into the 'Get Quit' site, as empty as it seems of much at times, but then again, it is another booster for my direction I'm headed.
Most certainly if some folks cannot handle the Chantix, I can understand their discontinuation, and if they can STILL quit, I can admire their fortitude that I was not able to muster.
I've had so many side effects from this quit experience I cannot begin to list, including the 'brown cloud' I am typing from (in spite of peppermint and daily regimens of extra strength Gas-X!) In fact pardon my grossness, but I ended up with some sort of fungal thing, that made my specialist tell me to give up whatever it was that was giving me the gas. Nope!
I've made too much progress WITH Chantix, I want to give it all the help I can, and pretty much short of my heart stopping, I'm hanging in there.
I know we like to be in control of our lives, but I've pretty much learned the lesson about thinking I knew what I was doing starting/stopping meds.
I'll play the game and 'work the program.'
Thanks for your thoughts that I was glad to see voiced.