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Day 120 to 122 – One Down…

Three days since I posted, three days since I went off the anti-smoking medication… I suspect I still have a few days before it is out of my system… The half-life of the pharmaceuticals we put in our bodies is now another subject I can bore people with…. So that’s nicotine down, the chemical I took to get past the nicotine 75% gone (seriously if you don’t know about half-life look it up, it’s a good read)… And against the advice of both my doctors I am considering losing the SNRI too… I miss having feelings, good and bad… Unfortunately coming off anti-depressants can be tricky… Especially those with a short half-life (see I do go on)… There are a couple of choices involving the rather anal reduction and weighing of individual capsules or I can dose myself with an SSRI, then after a few days Stop the SNRI and slowly ween myself of the SSRI over a month or so (the longer the half life the easier it is to kick)… Either way I should be me again for the first time in five years again soon… I will of course secure myself during the full moon, just to be safe…

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Day 110 – I’ll have half….

Starting to ween myself of the champix, half doses for the next month… I haven’t had a nicotine craving for over a month, but the dizziness has started to seriously limit me… That and the nausea… Don’t get me wrong I would do it all again to be off the cigarettes, I had given up for about 7 years, till life decided self-medication was a great idea… So I am pretty sure it’s a good risk to start cutting back the drugs that make me feel like this –

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Sorry if my floating head is a bit scary, but it is much worse on the inside… Feeling like the top of your head is about to unscrew and float away is not a good feeling… It makes exercise a nightmare… I actually have to at pay attention to the do not operate heavy machinery warning label… It should also read do not look at old photos, play certain albums or that kind of thing…

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