Chantix is AMAZING!
Hubby was a 2 packs/day smoker for more than 35 years. In the past, he had tried everything: hypnosis, gum, patches, wellbutrin and cold-turkey. None were successful. He quit last fall using Chantix. He only needed to take 7 weeks of the pills. My sister needed only 4 weeks to quit. A friend of ours did need to take it for 16 weeks.
For us, Chantix cost $110/month and was not covered by insurance, but we were spending $150/mo on Hubby's cigs ($25/carton, 3 cartons every 2wks), so after the initial cost, it definitely saved us a ton of money.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.