Chantix and me
did some poking around here several monthes ago and thought i should post my experience with chantix.
54 year old male, smoked 30 plus years, 1 to 2 packs a day.
really never tried to quite before.
dr. gave me starter pack and 2 month supply of 1mg's.
started starter pak and smoked about 14 days, a little less each day, didn't spend any time thinking about how much i was smoking.
15th day or so didn't smoke.
went about 14 days not smoking and went on vacation for a week.
started smoking right away for 5 days.
(was still taking the pills)
felt frustrated with myself and stopped again.
felt really crappy for about 3 days.
been about 30 days now and haven't smoked.
feeling pretty optimistic.
for the last 30 days or so i have been kinda on and off taking the pills, i forget to take them.
so, i still have about 2 or 3 week supply, still taking them on a semi regular basis, sometimes just halfs.
i will kinda miss them as the dreams are great (only side effect i have noticed).
been pretty crabby with my wife, don't know if its the pills, the lack of nicotine or probably a combination of both.
low motivation and pretty lazy since i started the pills, no big deal.
have always taken the pills with food, no gut aches at all.
i have found that staying away from situations where i would normally smoke has been helpful. for instance, after dinner wife and i always go outside and smoke, now i run in and watch the news. (we only ever smoke in the kitchen and then when its to cold to go outside). for a few weeks i would come home from work and just go lay down and read. deep breathing seems helpful as well, kinda like taking a hit.
Last edited by Loring; 09-10-2007 at 11:52 AM.