November 14, 2012... I started Chantix. First four days it was 0.5mg once a day. Then it went to X2 a day. After the 7th day, it goes to 1.0mg X2 a day for 21 more days. That'* the first script.
I was kinda worried about the side effects during the first few days. You know, the ones about suicide, nightmares, unable to sleep, severe mood swings and a whole lot more. Funny thing was, I couldn't have been happier the first couple of weeks. You could have blown up my car, and I still would forgive you.
I made day 4 to be my quit night. Morning of day 5...nope. Couldn't last more than 20 minutes when I got up for work. Next time, goto bed having NO cigs in the house. So, I tried again day 5. It was weird at first. Something was lacking during that first cup of coffee. So, I took my zippo, lit a candle, stood and looked at it for 5 minutes. Blew it out and went to the computer. Since that day, I haven't had to do that or anything out of the ordinary to bypass my need. Even at work, I can stand with the other guys(down wind of course) and not be bothered.
That is, until Nov 30th. 3PM is my normal time to take my evening pill. Ooops. missed it. Not only did I miss my evening pill, but I didn't realize I missed the next morning'* pill until 24 hours later. Which means I haven't had a pill in 36 hours. I thought to myself that I felt I was doing fine with and without it. Why not stop taking it? STOP. Wrong answer.
Did you know that the side effects of going off of Chantix is FAR worse than it is taking it? Granted, I only had a couple of minor dreams, but, the ability to knock myself 2 seconds after going to bed is next to IMPOSSIBLE to do now. And the dreams, lol, far more and more vibrant!(somehow even Sarah got in on one). I visited a few forums dedicated to WEENING ones self off of Chantix. You actually have to spend MORE money on Chantix and continue taking it at a reduced rate
Anyhoo. It'* been 5 days now without it. After seeing some of the horror stories about stopping the meds, I'm glad I stopped now and not another month down the road.
Any one else here tried it or are thinking about taking Chantix?