I am the first to admit I am a terrible patient! More times than not my Dr. has to note that I am a non-compliant patient. Half the time I don't fill prescriptions written for me. I don't trust Western Medicine. I am a rebel. I use 2 medications regularly, one for my hypothyroid and one to help me sleep (and also acts as a mild anti-depressant). And these are only because my way didn't work out so well without them. Trust me, I don't recommend behaving this way to anyone! I am not advocating that. It's just me. I bring this up because the last week on the Chantix has been troublesome. I take it as directed, with food twice a day, and every time I end up with sharp stomach pains and excess gas. I have a call into my Dr. but I think I am done with it. And I feel incredibly confident about it. My quit is going so well and I keep thinking that one day I will have to continue on without the medication, so why not now? My Dr. will say, "we can prescribe something for the side effects..." but that is just ridiculous. Taking a pill because you take a pill because you take a pill... sounds like a big huge scam to me. But these are my own opinions based on my own experience. I don't write this to rile anyone up. I just don't like pills. But I dislike cigarettes even more, so N.O.P.E. for me today!
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