And I felt hopeless, but the second week I didn’t get out of bed, as she found her husband when she came home for lunch. My girlfriend has been on Chantix for about a week and a half, so I continued and I started getting really emotional and crying and yelling all the time.
Two Wayne Marshall, do you feel guilty after eating? If you have any questions – mouthed my step children, i would NEVER recommend this product to anyone!
I didn’t buy any more cigarettes and I didn’t feel like I HAD to smoke. After 5 weeks I became depressed and suicidal. Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. I just hope I eventually go back to normal or at least lose the thoughts of suicide and short temper.
A few days went by and my craving for cigarettes returned. As I showered, shaved, and scrambled into clothes, I tried to shake a weird, paranoid sense that I’d just been psychically raped by a household appliance.
The depression and the suicidal thoughts are there everyday. The urge to smoke started to decrease on day 3.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND CHANTIX TO ANYONE! I had spoken to him only hours before, and he was his usual happy self, just settling in for the night to watch some TV and have a few drinks. I was taken to the hospital for treatment and overnight observation.
The health issues associated with smoking are NOTHING compared to what I feel is losing my mind! My husband says that I have turned into one of those crazy chicks. If I could be certain that smoking would reverse what this drug has done to me I’d be smoking right now!
I slipped into my boss’s office, proudly announcing that I’d just started taking Chantix. I am still trying to deal with the bouts of severe depression though. It was like giving up my best friend.
For example: I dreamt of shadows coming out of my legs that were some sort of deamon or devilish thing. It wasn’t the quitting that killed him. Again I had never–even at times when I stopped smoking without anything–had these thoughts and feelings of intense rage.
Thanks to you all we stopped the meds and today was the first day I almost felt normal in a month. After starting Chantix I started experiencing increased irritability–I knew irritability was a side effect of Chantix and decided to live with the irritability. My last recollection was of being extremely happy,” she says. But by the time I was halfway to the office, I started to feel a slight nausea coming on.
The following night, things got even stranger. I stopped smoking on May 31. I have been taking Chantix for a month and quit smoking 19 days ago.
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I thought, to say good-bye to an old friend. I am concerned that Chantix might have contributed.
Soon the clock on my desk read 3:20 a. The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals.
At first I felt great and stopped smoking after the first five days. Every second I don’t occupy my mind with something I am thinking that I don’t need to be alive. Chantix worked very well for me. This was in June of 2007–prior to any warnings.
I need help trying to help my sister get through this, as she found her husband when she came home for lunch. I have started back on Lexapro as a result total loss of control for me. He had been taking Chantix for about 3 weeks, and the last few days was unable to sleep, saying he was having terrible dreams about killing himself, finding himself hanging, etc.
She was still smoking and had been previously diagnosed as bipolar. I took this poison for 2 weeks, and it was the worst 2 weeks of my life.
No will power required at all. We don’t know what is causing what, but the withdrawal phenomenon is important to bear in mind and it is something we’re going to have to do more research on. I woke up the next morning panicked, thinking what if I wasn’t in a deep enough sleep and I actually went into the garage and fired up the chainsaw. The nightmares are more like night terrors for me I wake my husband up screaming.
I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market. Looking for a deadly serious and highly focused education oriented support group? I felt like I was a burden on everyone, and my husband and children would be better off without me.
Internet, where prior to the arrival of Chantix and Champix, suicide in quitters was probably never a discussion topic. Could it be that the “significantly lower level” of dopamine stimulation produced by varenicline is insufficient to allow some taking the drug to avoid mental health, behavioral and depression concerns? 12 weeks of treatment, talk to your doctor. I cry too much, I get angry if the wind blows the wrong way, I’m afraid I am going to hurt myself.
He was clearly not himself. When you first start taking this medication, take one 0. I stopped taking Chantix on December 16th.
I fell asleep with Bravo blaring on my TV and dreamed that a red-faced Tim Gunn was pushing me against the wall. Albrecht had started taking Chantix with his fiancée, with seemingly dramatic side effects. He was a non smoker, but “dipped.
My 25 year old son died Nov 10. I feel like I live in a fog all day.
My brother-in-law began taking Chantix 11-07, started losing weight, tingling in fingers and toes, depressed, with anxious feelings about his health. I am usually not this way, but I scream and yell a lot.
2014 New York Magazine Holdings LLC. I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal. If you have any questions about how to take this medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. I was within for two days before he blew his head off.
I don’t recommend Chantix at all. Pfizer’s quit smoking pill varenicline, which is marketed in the U. I have no recollection of the drive to and from work.
Make sure you are using a client that supports TLSv1. I smoked a cigarette, then tried going back to sleep. I had been ready to quit my job and give up on everything. In the past suicidal thoughts “helped” me cope, somehow soothing the crushing heartache of depression.
I’m so depressed–I don’t know how to function. The major swings and degree of the depression have lessened, but I still fight bouts of depression several times a day. Of course it terrified him to return to those dark days. I strongly urge people to opt for other methods of quitting.
I wanted a kick start and spoke to my GP about Chantix. 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. Thank God he survived, and I know the Chantix triggered this depression and incident.
I knew that the only way to get rid of these shadows was to cut my legs off. Since taking it I have developed some sort of psychosis. I WAS an alcoholic for 20 years .
Whether or not Pfizer is able to convince the media that it is normal and expected to see cold turkey quitters attempt suicide, both common sense and a massive body of historical evidence scream otherwise. He has no recollection of the day it happened, but I was around him alot that day and he was a little more tired than he usually is. But, after taking Chantix 3 weeks I had nightmares, delusions, nervousness, and pain. Chantix helps people stop smoking by blocking the pleasant effects of nicotine in the brain.
2 pill twice a day because of nausea and wicked dreams. After only being on Chantix for a three weeks I became very depressed and suicidal. My faimly talked me into quitting the chantix and i did.
I have always been one that handled stress well, even thrived on it to some degree. Are there any warnings from Pfizer on mixing Chantix with anti-depressants or people with bipolar?
Father-of-two Wayne Marshall, 36, was found hanged shortly after completing a 13-week course of Champix Mr Marshall’s widow Emma said he was prescribed the drug by his GP last August to help him quit his 20-a-day habit, but quickly went downhill, cutting himself off from his family and friends. I am sorry but no one should ever take this drug. Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.
I too have been taking Chantix. Yes, millions with serious mental health issues smoke cigarettes. I think that Norman needed something from his brain chemistry to help him through a situational depressionsomething that Chantix had blocked.
I could stand being sick to my stomach but not the extreme feelings of loss and sadness as I had never felt this way before. It seemed to really be working for the first 2 weeks. Although their accuracy and truthfulness cannot be verified, their numbers are far too many to ignore. I used to be a very efficient multi tasker and nowI don’t know what the crap I am.
Day 11 I was depressed and day 12 I took full dose and I thought about killing myself. My husband and I both started Chantix the 18th of Nov. Thinking the love of his life had gone forever, he hung himself. Could it be that the reason there are no news stories or medical journal articles about cold turkey quitters killing themselves when quitting is that non-pharmacology quitters always have an immediate escape route, a route blocked by varenicline’s nicotine blocking effects and 24 hour elimination half-life?
I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day. This medication has worked for me. I had dreams about killing people. WHY DIDN’T MY DOCTOR TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN!
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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. I had a quick blip of a dream: A dark, inky fluid was jolting violently from the corners of my ceiling, zigzagging its way across the walls and wooden floor in jerky sync to the music.
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However the most scary thing is the SUICIDAL THOUGHTS out of nowhere. I wanted to kill anything in front of me and hurt my family and friends emotionally.
Clinical trials demonstrated a whopping 44 percent of patients were still off cigarettes after twelve weeks, the ad says. Thank you all for posting because I thought I was alone in how Chantix has emotionally brutalized me. Pfizer should change their slogan for chantix to: “Dead people don’t smoke!
I received a call notifying me that my cousin is in jail for 3 counts of attempted 1st degree murder of an officer. This is no way to live!