Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Feel Like Puking?

Nausea is a common side effect of quitting with Chantix. It felt to me like morning sickness when I was pregnant.

To the women - during morning sickness you suck it up and tell yourself it's worth it to create new life. Well, this is your new life. You have to look at it that way. During the pregnancy it's about the baby's life, this time it's about your life. You are just as worth it. You really are.

To the men - {Shrill witch-like laughter) Maybe next time you'll have more compassion for the barfing pregnant lady to your right. It's about time you knew what it felt like to go through days and months of wanting to puke. Finally justice!

Seriously though. Nausea is better than emphysema or any number of cancers or a heart attack - all "side effects" of smoking.

Adjust your eating and drinking around the Chantix for a few months. Make sure you drink a large glass of water before you take the pill. Make sure you eat something hearty like peanut butter toast when you take it in the morning.

You can do this. It's a small price to pay.

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