If you are a smoker and think you'd like to quit and are thinking about the different quit medications out there, please read take the time to read about Chantix at this blog. The woman that writes this blog, Maggie, she was my rock when I quit and the first person I starting blogging with.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Nicotine replacement would not have worked with me, part of my problem with smoking was the nicotine, I didn't need it while I tried to quit. For me personally, Chantix was my drug of choice. I could feel something different immediately after I starting taking the medication (you continue to smoke when you take it), I just didn't want to smoke as much/often, and by the third day of taking the medication I thought, shit, I just don't need to smoke anymore. I threw away the pack and never went back to them again, just didn't need them.
Yes I had some of the side effects, vivid dreams (not nightmares), some weird head feelings (I personally didn't drive for the first 2 weeks just cause driving was a trigger and that was probably smart in more ways than one), and bad gas, yes I farted almost constantly (not stinky ones but noisy ones to be sure - LOL).
Do research before you see your doctor (but keep in mind that you will read about some real bad side effects, you may be like me and alot of others that didn't have that happen) and talk at length about whether this drug is right for you.
I love being smoke free, love not being tied to the nicodemon anymore, but I do have sympathy for those still smoking, it's tough to give up.