It has been a few days since I decided to stop Chantix for various reasons. To set things straight, I know that I wouldn’t be this far into being a non-smoker without Chantix; it was a strong and exceptional drug that helped me kick the habit.
The side-effects were a bit too much for me personally to continue using the medication. Quitting smoking has been a delight. Quitting Chantix, honestly, has been just as much of a delight. The past few days, I have seen my amount of sleep get back on track and actually become routinized (sleep at a reasonable hour, wake early — no alarm clock needed).
I have more energy and I am still having VERY FEW urges to have a cigarette. I think Chantix got me through the hardest part (the beginning) of quitting smoking. For the first time since quitting, I am actually enjoying the fact that I don’t smoke. I have a lot more energy, don’t get as winded as I used to, sleep seems to come easier at night, and I don’t smell horrible. It was impossible to enjoy all of that while sleeping as much as I was while still on Chantix.
It has only been a few days since dropping Chantix, but I hope to keep on this track.