.....and beginning to feel human again.
After numerous side effects on Champix, not least awful mood swings, rages and sore gums still :mad:. I reduced the dose over the past 2 weeks and had my last tablet on Wednesday. It has been fine, a few more cravings but nothing I feel I cannot cope with as I now know how quickly they will pass.
It is good to feel that I am starting to regain some kind of control again, and my husband no longer feels that he has to hide the kitchen knives ;). If I had known how hard it was going to be 2 months ago I do not know if I would have gone through with it, but I did, and I keep telling myself that the worst is now behind me and it will only get better!!!
Champix is great, even with the side effects, as was the support form my GP and family but I know I would never have got this far if it wasn't for the support and friendship on this site. There have been a lot of laughs and more cake, chocolate and wine than I could ever have imagined, but the warmth and support from a group of people I have never met shows the power of the internet to reach out and positively effect our lives. Where else could we find the 24/7 support needed to beat our addiction
So onwards and upward towards the Penthouse. It still looks a long way off and the road steep and rocky but I can't help feeling that we have already made it over the steepest part.