My hubby, my mother and I now all have our Chantix prescriptions. Whoo-hoo!!! I've smoked 20 years 1-2 packs a day; DH has smoked 15 years, 1/2 - 1 pack a day; and my dear mother has smoked 35 years, 1-3 packs a day. It's time to quit, and we're so excited to have the help of Chantix. My mother is finally about to become a grandmother (not by me -- my brother), so I think she's really motivated to do it.
I do have a question, tho.
The three of us have a vacation coming up on 4/28. We're heading to Disney and Universal. We're commando in the parks, too. We get there when the parks open and usually stay until closing, every day. I'm talking a lot of walking and physical activity. We'll be doing this for seven days.
To muddy the waters even further, we're going and staying with another group of heavy, heavy smokers who will be smoking heavily in our room and taking every opportunity to hit the smoking sections of the parks.
When should we start the med? Should we wait until we come back from vacation? I'm a bit concerned about the physical side effects (nausea, lethargy, constipation/runs) that I've read others have. Fine dining is also a big part of our vacations; I see a lot of folks don't enjoy food after starting this med. I'm also concerned that one month from now might not be the best time to be around such heavy smokers day in and day out.
On the other hand, I feel I could always come up with an excuse not to quit. But we're spending a fortune on this trip, and I'd hate for any of us to be sick and lethargic on vacation -- or freaking out because we just quit and we're having smoke blown in our faces constantly!
What are your thoughts?