As the mother of 6, i now can not have a relationships with my children or my grandchildren because of the depression and the anger. I was on Chantix and after two weeks I began to be the most moody person – btw I was on 300mg of Pristiq!
Law began taking Chantix 11 — it is as hard for me as anyone. Which had an immediate effect and my mood change was like night and day! Damn you snooze button, i’m going to stay the course and see where it brings me.
Once they stop taking it – so we bought them there a lot. From what we were told, best thing I ever did. I done more research on it, does quitting smoking affect the BP. We just buried my brother, i said enough is enough and I quit.
Best thing is no one was hurt and I only lost my computer. I have just over a week left on level 3 and the patch comes off. My neck pain and headaches are caused from clenching my teeth.
The only reason I came off the pills in the first place is because of a Medicare doughnut hole. I’ve come off this, horrible stuff it should be banned.
Today just been a really tough day. I blame my depression on tramadol, and will now need a crutch all my life. The things is it goes away at some point but then comes back again. Its my 3rd day of quitting.
Ten days isn’t very long, so hopefully your experience will be short. I pay thousands a year for my insurance and have many scripts and this is how CVS caremark treats those that pay them for insurance.
I find I have to take a step back and re-evaluate the situation a lot more often the before Chantix. Its been 24 days . I feel your pain because its been horrible, but to be honest if a patient had said it was this bad I would have never imagined it could be.
I have more energy in everything I do. And of course, the founder of achoice2live.
This stiffness and pain is in every place possible in my body, my bones, joints, ribs, forearms, shins, everywhere. I just shook and cried. I had cold sweats, nightmares, brain zaps, moodiness, irritability, pain in my joints, and restless leg syndrome to name a few.
But I do now have an update so here goes. Then well see what’s what and begin treatment again. I will update once I have the results of my scans. I fully understand why someone would commit suicide from this stuff.
The drug helped me quit smoking but I had such nausea, severe abdominal pain and low back pain with it that, after talking to my doctor, I quit taking it. If you have used the patch, you will know it is a 10 week program. There is definately a difference in mood when you get to the higher dose, and it intensifies with every day.
Agree with other comments, the medical profession really don’t know enough about these medications and withdrawal symptoms, or don’t want to know. He eventually took a taxi home and decided to spend the rest of the night in our garage. I am cold turkey too.
I’m a day behind but I may keep it this way so I can write about an entire day in one clip. Mine on the road back to a drug-free life has just begun.
I was shocked that his psychiatrist had no idea of this side effect, and feel it needs to be known and publicized. It doesn’t help that it’s the month of Ramadhan now and I have to fast from sunrise to sunset which lasts around 12 hours here in Malaysia. Just my joking way of dropping the subject.
I have also been concerned about pressure in the eyes as I am very glare sensitive and sometimes my eyes just feel like they want to burst. Does the OTC Nicotine Patch Really Double Your Chances of Quitting?
I was on vacation for the last two weeks and was trying very hard to not do anything at all. I am on my 8th day of quitting after almost 3 years of being a smoker. During dinner, I noticed that I was a little grumpy, but nothing too bad and the family dealt with me fine.
If you find yourself dreaming about smoking cigarettes in the middle of a quit smoking campaign, don’t be alarmed. The effect of Pristiq on me was poor judgement, irritability and anger, even worse sleep than I was trying to treat, dehumanisation and withdrawal from others and life. Just be aware if this kind of stuff happens to you to quit taking it or call your Doctor immediately.
Brain zaps and nausea were hell. I have had a problem with headaches lately as well. Did you find any natural solutions?
I did not think I would ever be able to quit but I am so glad I tried chantix. Someone else mentioned feeling like they damaged their brain, which is how I feel now. I have with taking it. Please note that posts may be protected by a copyright notice appearing at the original posting site.
I have been on every prescribed Migraine Med you can think of and as of 2 years ago I started Botox treatment for my migraines and now I swear by them. So far I am feeling better.
Seriously, it doesnt take that long to withdrawal from heroine! Varenicline blocks the ability of nicotine to activate a4b2 receptors and thus to stimulate the central nervous mesolimbic dopamine system, believed to be the neuronal mechanism underlying reinforcement and reward experienced upon smoking. Except For a couple of days in February on half a pill I am doing cold turkey.
He had not, had anything happen to him to which he would have had a reason for what occurred. The dream broke and i woke up shattered and shocked.
He doesn’t believe he has done any wrong while on this poison but everyone else around him knows he has. I am aggitated beyond belief and weepy. The tinnitus comes and goes, but is not as loud.
On a work day I have to get out of bed by 8:00 which means my alarm goes off at 7:45. I turned to my wife and told her I just wanted to die. Until it became natural for me to do it during those activities . Trying to get my ten year belt.
In the dream after I realized what I was doing, I felt so, so guilty. I let the excuse that I am already going to die get to me. I am trying really hard to get off it. Oh and I do have a friend that stopped smoking with me and that’s very helpful to have a buddy!
I have been smoke free for almost 9 weeks and I want to feel good! She does smoke outside, so it isnt taking over the house, but still there, just the same. I was within for two days before he blew his head off.
He said he removed his clothing and put it back on several times and spent hours talking himself out of his overwhelming urge to kill himself. I want to put something on my headstone telling them that THEY killed me. We’ll have to see once I’m done with Chantix. Not to mention trippy dreams and irrational thoughts.
Fireworks Party we were having that evening. I just wanted to chuck it all and say forget it. I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market. I think a major breathing scare was my motivation to quit even though i have been wanting too foa while now.
It meant alot to her. I pulled off the road after passing the same farmer’s field 5 times. Like smoking ever helps at all with that.
I have insomina and average about 3 hours of sleep a night. His attitude towards me changed dramatically on a quarter of a tablet. I just have to think it through a little.
I did finally go to church. Try this method, try anythiong else but try to get off this drug.
I just don’t have much to say, I guess. Decided to quit completely, but I know I am in for battle. I have bad headache since i stop smoking 6 months ago.
If you’re depressed and thinking bad thoughtsplease bail off the drugthink of your family. Now all my doctors want to ship me off to the nero doctor . So I’ve been on a break from chemo for like a month. I woke up this morning in a fairly good mood until I realized it was a work day.
I would say I would avoid them, but I don’t think my wife would appreciate that too much. My headache occurred every day but recently it has improved bit by bit, although after six months i still have my headache once in a while. Constantly nervous and shaking, agitated with intermittent periods of a depressed mood sensation, no sex drive whatsoever, and occasional muscle aches.
She told me I needed to get to her room fast because she was actively dying. It was only afterwards that we connected the dots between Chantix and his brief shotgun moment. Hi all and well done for quitting. Another 2 weeks on half and then tried a quarter again.
Saturday evening was a lot of fun. I just figure maybe my body needs the vitamins to help heal. We had a large group of people over and grilled in the backyard until it was time to walk down to the town fireworks.
I am usually not this way, but I scream and yell a lot. Took one but decided I didn’t want any of this type of medication. I was ready to go under the knife if there was a procedure that would cure my migraines and though botox isn’t a cure by any means I have went from 20 migraines a month to maybe 1 every 3 months.
I havent felt sick but feel like the withdrawal symptoms are making me crazy. It’s taken me 2 years to get the courage to withdraw from Pristiq, I have read so many horror stories I was scared. Hi to you too Johnny. Hurts more when I blink.
Not a good habit to pick up. This never happens so I knew something was wrong. Your symptoms sound very similar to mine, except mine began as soon as I stopped smoking.
They also messed-up my insurance. Jan 31 I took the first pill, at the end the first week I had cut down to about 6 a day.
2-3 days have had terrible headaches and insomnia. I sleep like a champ. I’m 7 days in here and my headaches started on day 3.
Then, I decided to try biting the pill into really tiny bits. I having been doing the same stuff as normal and have felt a little more anxiety but as that comes in cycles I accept that and also understand that now I know I am operating without the drug as a safety net I have to re-trust that I can do things on my own. The Short and Long Term Effects of Nicotine on the Brain. I have never had any emotional problems in my life and I am 52 After only a few days on Champix I attempted suicide and then 10 days later , repeated the attempt.
I have started back on Lexapro as a result total loss of control for me. Since taking it I have developed some sort of psychosis. A class action would be most appropriate. They linger around sometimes all day.
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My original quit date was supposed to be last Monday, Day 13. I have been so hot and sweaty which makes me feel just sick. I think quiting cold turkey will be easier than this and I wouldn’t be in fear of the side effects of a drug. Seems like many of you are going off at a more rapid pace.
Hopefully this new drug will work as well as avastin did. I have a great guy, and a really great brother and sister.
2 a pack a day. Thank you and keep talking please.