Well, here I am two weeks in. Still smoke free. Still very much wanting to smoke. I can say, with some level of certainty that Chantix is working out very well for me. It’s made life easier than the patch has in the past, and I don’t feel medicated either. Quitting is never going to be easy, no matter what method you use, but the level of discomfort with this method is the least I have had. As far as side effects go, the only thing I notice is some nausea in the morning after I take the first dose of the day. I suspect that I would not have this if I ate before taking the pill.
I’m hoping that the urges will lessen as the third week begins. There is no doubt that it’s going to take me a while before I feel comfortable. I won’t be able to drink beer for at least a couple of months, which sucks because it’s football season, and the baseball playoffs are about to start.