Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 8

I'm on day 8 of quitting, and I am officially done. It feels good to say that! My fingers are crossed that both hubby and I stay on track this time. It's amazing not to go into this alone, and much easier with both of us supporting one another. And the Chantix has been a huge success for us.

However, I've found that Chantix has both is good and bad points, as with anything. It allowed me to quickly quit smoking, it took away any desire to smoke, and made them taste disgusting when I did give in to the habit.

On the other hand, it has caused a few sleep issues for me. My anxiety levels seem to be up, and it takes me an hour or more to fall asleep, and once I do, I experience some of the most vivid, and at times, disturbing, dreams I've ever had. But, even though I'm not sleeping well, I still feel more rested then when I was smoking.

The website and prescription package clearly warned about all the side effects I've gone through. But in all honesty, I would rather deal with a few weeks of dreams about humongous yellow snakes, being back in high school, and riding rollercoasters. Though thankfully, not all at once.

9 comments:

CENA - My.M.Spot said...

congratulations to you! stick with it. you know you have a huge support network with your blog!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your progress!

Sarah said...

For a breif moment I had a mental picture of you (complete with big 80's hair) and the snake riding the roller coaster and I gotta tell you - that's a pretty amusing dream! Way to go! Keep drawing on those positive and your motivtion for keeping on the sticks can hold up! Proud of you friend!

Melinda-LookWhatMomFound said...

keep up the good work!

Deb@Mommie Mayhem said...

Congrats to you!! Not everyone can do it. Good luck on kicking the habit forever !

Michelle said...

Congrats on kicking the habit. I'm trying to do the same thing. My hubby tired the Chantix, but he really had some bad effects. He had to stop taking it. Me, on the other hand couldn't take it because I have severe anxiety attacks. Wish I could. Keep up the good work. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

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Melissa said...

Way to go! keep it up!

Shannanb aka Mommy Bits said...

Congrats on quiting. It's been 2 years, 1 month for me. If you can get past the first week, you can do it. The hardest part is untraining yourself for the times you traditionally smoked. For me it was in the car on the way to work! Congrats again... by the way... you won my Global Wonders Giveaway!!!