New poster here looking for some insight/advice.
Started taking Chantix a couple of weeks ago after a couple of guys I know took it and helped them quit smoking. I've tried quitting in the past was never successful. My wife, who also smokes, wanted/needed to stop to help lower her cholesterol so as a show of support, I told her I would quit.
Initially, the Chantix didn't really bother me other than having vivid dreams (nothing weird, just seems like there is more detail to them). This week however, after having been on the 1mg for a week, I seem to be considerably more irritable. I never really noticed it but yesterday my oldest son told me he was going to avoid me while I was on Chantix so I didn't jump down his throat (he told me this in a serious but joking manner) and my wife, without knowing my son had sent me that text, said that I've been extremely irritable all week. Part of me says it's because I'm tired, which may be the case, but the more I sit here thinking about it, the more I've noticed I've been in a fog/haze all week, extremely non-social, with a don't give a damn attitude about work or things in general. I feel like I could snap at any moment. My wife is worried and I guess after thinking more about it, I am too.
For current/past Chantix users, do/did you experience the same feelings? Should I quit taking Chantix? Should I press on and work thru this? I'm worried if I quit taking it, I'll go right back to smoking but if I stay on it, my family will continue to walk on egg-shells. I told my wife last night, in a not so nice manner, to pick her poison. Either I start smoking again and quit being so moody or I keep taking it, quit smoking and continue to be an *******.