I'm no expert here, it's only been 10 days since I've been on Chantix, 3 days w/o a cig. It absolutely is helping with my cravings, no doubt about it. What it is not helping with is my desire to rip people's faces off. I am one angry bitch when I am not smoking. I get sweaty, shaky and mean to anyone in my path. Luckily, I'm not like this all day, just parts of the day, a few times a day.
For example, I just returned from Target. It was crowded, people were moving too slow for me, and my kids refused to stay in the cart. Before I knew it, I became possessed and was overtaken with serious mom rage. Then other shoppers are staring at the "crazy mom" in the store and I am getting more fired up. Somehow I made it out of there without any physical altercations, but believe me, I was running my mouth.
As I was driving home, I had every intention of stopping at the gas station to pick up a delicious pack of Marlboro Lights. One every now and then won't hurt, and it will help me keep my sanity. I was telling myself it has to be impossible to be at home with a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old all day and not smoke. Nobody does that, right?
Someway, somehow (most likely the $100 I spent on a 4 week supply of Chantix) I made it home without buying any smokes. I immediately gave the kids snacks so they would be quiet for a few minutes, and I stuffed my mouth with 3 pieces of Trident Splash strawberry lime gum.
Now that I am done with that rant (and feeling much better may I add,) let me share some wonderful news. My sis-in-law Becky got engaged last night to Pete. She called me this morning with the news and we could not be any happier! Congrats Pete and Becky, we love you. Now let's start planning this wedding!