Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chantix

So the medicine I have been taking to help me quit is called CHANTIX (Varenicline). CHANTIX is a non-nicotine pill. It targets nicotine receptors in the brain, attaches to them, and blocks nicotine from reaching them. The best part about it for ME was that as I was on it for 3 weeks before I quit smoking (and started this blog!) so during that time it because easer and easier to not smoke, it let me break my habits slowly and over time.  I firmly believe that this is the reason I am achieving the success in not smoking that I am enjoying right now. That and the support group I built from ya’ll  ;)
It really works. 

Now, there is a side effect to this medicine… The dreams.

Almost everyone on the medicine has reported very vivid dreams. And many people are reporting disturbing, violent and down right scary dreams. Even I find my self bolting up wide awake from dreams more on this medicine then I ever have before. And the dreams are so clear, they don’t fade away like most dreams do, these stay with you like they were ‘more real’.  Lucky for me I haven’t had any scary dreams, mine lean more towards the “adult themed” dreams of my youth.
Kind of like this.... 
Sometimes like this... 


A lot of this... 

I think you get the point ;)



And that leads me to my question... What do YOU dream about?

35 comments:

  1. i dream about quit smoking

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  2. I dream about your post. EVERYDAY.

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  3. Why is that woman wearing a smileyface?
    : D

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  4. Since I lost my baby in March I have been on A LOT of meds that cause crazy dreams. Most of them I do not remember. For a spell there I was dreaming about babies - her in particular - having been born alive and healthy and to term. Then I started dreaming about twins. I think a lot of what we dream about is our brain compressing what is on our mind while we are awake. I was obviously thinking about my baby and you obviously are thinking about the ladies!!

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  5. do you a have a dream within a dream within a dream?

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  6. I have heard good reviews of this. Might have to try it out when I quit smoking. The vivid dreams almost sound interesting, I don't reallly have any dreams lately.

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  7. Ive been off smoking for some years now and what a difference its made to my life.

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  8. that's interesting about Chantix... I have considered using it myself.

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  9. I dreamt about work the other night - sucked.

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  10. Where can you get this medicine again

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  11. last night? the aliens filled my dreams.

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  12. I'm a big anxiety dreamer, total deadline crunching theme dreams. terrible actually, I need to take a few pills that will slap me up against Unicorns and Lollipops

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  13. my boyfriend is trying to quit, I will recommend it

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  14. I thought Chantix just gave scary dreams, now that I know you can get the sexy dreams...

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  15. The wonderful power of drugs, I really don't remember my dreams to much, I mostly tend to have nightmares though.

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  16. So what you're saying is that you get ultra-realistic, memorable, sexy dreams. Where do I sign up?

    But seriously, my dreams are interesting sometimes. And I really do love it when I can remember them. Even nightmares. But I, sadly, too often find myself unable to remember them.

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  17. I don't even smoke and i want some chantix now

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  18. one of my friends used chantix but hes still smoking

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  19. Random things...depends on what I did during the day. Most of the time I dream about my friends

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  20. your post content never fails me :P

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  21. I haven't dreamed for a long time, but those are the types of dreams I would like to have. Maybe I should take some chantix haha :D

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  22. dreams can be entertaining.
    i dont dream

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  23. hahahahahah loving the dreams..
    i didn't know you're taking medicine. i think i'm gonna start taking it too. i smoked today 10 cigs and i'm feeling terrible. i know i'm gonna smoke tomorrow as well. i can't do it by meself.

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  24. omfg inception, i am taking up smoking just to get prescribed this pil

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  25. I dream a lot about flying. Freud would have a lot to say about that :P

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  26. really provocative pictures you have there

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  27. i dream about different things. the other night i dreamt i had 2 kids that id never seen before.

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  28. when i gave up i got strange dreams also, it think its probably a combination of the medicine and not smoking!

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Don't screw with a guy that is in the middle of quitting smoking.