I started taking Chantix Jan. 17, 2013 I am on day 18 of Chantix. I set my quit date for Jan. 24, 2013. I had my last cigarette on Jan. 22. I am currently 2 weeks quit
I have done a lot of reading and researching and have read some great things and some not so great things. I'll just share my experience. I had been a smoker for 20 years. My new years resolution for the past 20 years has been to quit quitting. This year I decided im not getting younger or healthier, its time to quit. I filled my Rx and here I am. I havent had many side effects: Occasional nausea, pretty bad gas & upset stomach, no vivid dreams (dang my luck) some skin issues and the one thats really getting to me is my missed period, I am 4 days late, doubtful pregnancy. Ive read Chantix most likely isnt the cause but im classifying it as a symptom since my cycle has been regular for 20ish years. Over all thus far I am in favor of Chantix. It has helped me. I had some wicked cravings at first, now i just want to smoke out of boredom. My sense of smell is returning. I find myself liking foods i didnt before and hating foods i loved before...I am glad I decided to use Chantix and quit smoking. For anyone who is debating Chantix the words of advise ill give is, you know your own body, the power of will is a wonderful thing, but sometimes you need a little bit of help thats what chantix did for me. Anything you put in your body is going to have an affect one way or another, its up to you to decide when enough is enough. Heres to the next 60 years cigarette free.