Yesterday my boyfriend and I started using Chantix to stop smoking. I have been hearing great things about it and our physician, who is normally very skeptical, agreed that Chanitx was a great drug and was more than happy to write us the prescriptions. Last night my boyfriend recommended that we blog about our experience.
So here goes:
Saturday 1/5/08 Day 1: I took the pill in the morning as instructed and didn't give it a second thought. I have no idea if it was the psychological effects of knowing that I took the pill, but I noticed a marked decrease in my desire or need to smoke. Even when we went to our favorite bar last night, I smoked considerably less than normal in that environment. I did find that I was a bit queasy by the end of the evening but I thought that might have been the one gin and tonic that I drank since I haven't had alcohol in approximately 2 months. After speaking to a friend that has been on Chantix longer than me, he suggested that the alcohol interacting with the drug could have been the issue. Also, he explained that I might want to eat more when I take the pill. I will try that.
Sunday 1/6/08 Day 2: I took the pill a bit later this morning because I slept in. So far I have smoked more today than yesterday but I know that's because it's habit. I really don't have a desire to smoke right now. The four or so I've had this morning weren't enjoyable and I didn't completely smoke the entire cigarette after the first one. Tomorrow is the last day of only taking one .5 milligram pill. After that we take two .5 milligram pills for the remainder of the week.