Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Chantix Bloggers Know Stuff

Today is still Chantix Day 77 and Smoke-free Day 65.

Another all around decent day where I didn't have any urges, even as things heated up at work. There were plenty of those moments today when in the past I would have taken a little cigarette break in between tasks, but today I barely even thought about it other than to think that it's what I used to do. Instead, I just kept going, and it was out of my thoughts. When I really feel like I "need a treat" sometimes I go make a cup of tea or another cup of coffee. That works, too, these days.

There was a great tip for Chantix nausea over at MsTekLady's blog today - peppermint. I'd heard that before, but it's not something I tried or would have thought of off the top of my head, so it's great to hear it again and know that it worked. Awhile back I posted this link to an article that is among my list of Linky Loos with some other ideas that might help (and peppermint is on there, too!). Nausea is just no fun, and any idea that works when you have it is a great idea. I've been avoiding it by the timing of my doses in a way that's been working for me.

This kind of helpful information is yet another reason why it's so wonderful that so many people are blogging about their experiences on Chantix. As we go, we learn things from each other, and there are a lot of things about the Chantix experience itself that only someone who has been on Chantix would know about or could describe (well, other than those not on Chantix reading our blogs, I guess).

In that spirit, now another person added to the side and soon to my list of Linky Loos who is going the Chantix route and blogging about it:

Current, Regularly Updated Blogs I Read Daily:
  • Chantix User Blog Updates - Jen's blog. Armed with a week of Chantix under her belt and a desire to quit smoking, Jen jumped in and quit on August 20, 2007.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. I generally go through my day thinking I don't know anything. Maybe I was wrong. I don't know. SEE??? I don't know!!!! I didn't know about the peppermint thing - but I'm not huge fan of that flavor anyway. Saltines - that's the one I know about.

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  2. I've always sworn by saltines and warm 7-Up (though I usually do not have the latter on hand) because of my upbringing.

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