As I look outside my office window at the wind gusting the snow everywhere and people all bundled up fighting the cold - it makes me so thankful that I have not smoked in 8 days and I no longer have to be one of those people freezing their butts off while having a cigarrette.
I am also thankful at how easy the quitting smoking process has been. I started on Champix a couple weeks ago. It was amazing how after a couple days I did not like the taste of smoking and would only want a couple drags. The quitting smoking was easy - the side effects from the pills not so much. The best way I can describe it is morning sickness for about 5 hours after taking a pill - 2 doses per day. I talked to the pharmacist about it and he said I could cut the pills in half and take half doses. Did not help. So I am now taking one pill right before I go to bed and pray I fall asleep before it kicks in. Regardless of the side effects - it is worth it. I think I will just take the pills for another couple weeks and be done with this whole process.