Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mini Update

Today is Chantix Day 80 (or day 3 of the 1.5mg dose while tapering) and Smoke-free Day 68.

It's a busy morning, so this is just a quick update that I'm still not feeling any differently while tapering off Chantix (ask your doctor first) so that's a good but not terribly surprising thing (again, it's really not much of a step down, by my own design). As on the day before, yesterday I also took one whole 1mg Chantix pill after lunch, and then a 0.5mg before bed. I can tell you with certainty that the Chantix nausea that I seem to get only with the bedtime pill (but not with the lunchtime pill) is still alive and kicking even with that half dose. Generic Tums (because I'm a frugal girl) helped. Why ask why if they even taste good. I'm very glad I've stuck with the Chantix the entire 12 weeks (well, 11.5 or so currently), but I'm also looking very forward to not having the nausea at bedtime. Usually I can fall asleep before it hits, but last night I made Tom tell me stories about the space station as a bedtime story of sorts (don't ask).

It's Friday. And not a moment too soon. More later. Happy Smoke-free or Almost Smoke-free Friday to One and All!


  1. Maggie, you are doing great! And your words of encouragement are a treat for me to read, too. Have a wonderful smoke-free weekend. This will be the first full week not at work for me. It will be interesting to say the least.

  2. Thank you, Sherri! Even if it's interesting, you'll be just fine ;)


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