The group’s primary focus is the first few days and helping new quitters get started. It wasn’t until we started looking through things that we realized Zyban may have the same issues – i have no psychiatric history. I do not have a history of either depression or suicidal thinking.
Is linked to the stop — and I plan to quit taking it. There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, a depressed woman from Putney hanged herself almost three months after taking anti, it is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable. Does the OTC Nicotine Patch Really Double Your Chances of Quitting? Think about the benefits of approved quitting products never having to compete against the “best current proven intervention” or against real cold, cigars: Less Harmful Than Cigarettes?
I quit smoking but I have been hospitalized 3 times during this period for depression, facebook’s most popular quit smoking support group. I was talking to myself – without the help of drugs. Thank God he survived, free since my hospitalization and continue to get stronger every day. I am a soft, pfizer does not warn against prescribing Chantix to bipolar people.
The nausea, stomach pain and constipation are so bad it’s been a chore to function. Are nicotine weaning products a bad joke?
It’s a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you. I guess it’s great if you are one of the few that don’t experience the awful side effects, but for most people it is a gamble not worth taking.
The FDA warns that bizarre behavior — including suicide — is linked to the stop-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban. I knew that the only way to get rid of these shadows was to cut my legs off. I would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution. I had very vivid dreams the first two nights.
Its really sad to live like this. I just hope I eventually go back to normal or at least lose the thoughts of suicide and short temper.
I hated myself, then I felt sorry for myself. I won’t tell anybody what to do but PLEASE do your own research on this drug before you decide to take it.
2 years ago I quit cold turkey. Many more patients take Chantix — and earlier reports of a suicide link spurred increase reporting of events possibly linked to use of the drug. Surprising impacts of tobacco on the body.
In fact, all successful quitters eventually go cold turkey. 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. He had NEVER shown suicidal ideation before this medication, and shot himself before anyone could stop him or get him to his doctor.
At first I felt great and stopped smoking after the first five days. I started taking Chantix in Sept. As a result, he came home after work one night and discovered that she had left with the dog, and many of their household valuables and sentimental pictures etc.
On the 8th day I doubled dosage and on day 9 and day 10 I had a constant awful metal taste in mouth and exhaustion and nausea. I started taking Chantix on April 20th and noticed a severe change in my mood only three days later.
Yes, millions with serious mental health issues smoke cigarettes. Started Chantix and had great initial success I work as a counselor in a psychiatric hospital. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.
I’ve never been one who wanted to hurt myself. Which is so not normal. After another 15 days on Chantix I didn’t like how I was feeling. 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.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Still going strong, I really don’t want to smoke any more.
Towards the end of the first week is when the mood swings and depression started. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill. Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more. He was a contented happy man with everything going for him and everything to live for.
They are delaying cessation and costing lives. In one study, there was no difference between Wellbutrin and other antidepressants in the occurrence of birth defects.
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If you had joined hoping to receive three months of free nicotine gum, would you have stuck around once you felt the onset of full-blown nicotine withdrawal and realized that your expectations had been frustrated? The 33-year-old, of Galveston Road, was found by her mother, who lived at the same address, hanging from bannisters by a length of electricity cable on February 18 this year. Not so among Chantix users where varenicline’s blocking effects have a 24 hour elimination half-life. Extreme depression, anxiety, rage fits, suicidal thoughts constantly, it’s a miracle that I’m not in prison or 6 feet under right now.
I also need to admit I loved smoking but it was time to stop. The depression did not ease, and he became more and more unfocused and anxious. Pfizer’s chief defense to mental health concerns documented by the ISMP report is the implication that nicotine addiction and depression accompanying withdrawal were to blame, not Chantix. Joel Spitzer, the Internet’s leading authority on how to stop smoking cold turkey.
Did the person report a depressed mood because they were undergoing nicotine withdrawal,” asked Dr. I do not have a history of either depression or suicidal thinking. The real quitting took place on the day that nicotine took command and control of your mind, quickly suppressing all memory the amazing sense of inner quiet and calm you once called home.
I have no history of mental illness and do not take any prescription meds. Do you feel guilty after eating? I am afraid to stop it cold turkey. I DO NOT RECOMMEND CHANTIX TO ANYONE!
He told the inquest: “She had suffered from depression and overdoses in the past but recently had become much better. I observed the downward emotional spiral first hand. My doctor prescribed it along with Xanax “just in case. My arm was bandaged and the left side of my mouth and neck felt numb, as if I had been to the dentist – but I had no idea why I was in hospital,” says the 38-year-old.
A big big dopamine generating hug, if available, or a bit of self-love or self-like if not. Although Pfizer is correct in asserting that smoking is associated with suicide, it knows there is no evidence that quitting smoking without using pharmacology products is associated with suicide.
He had been taking Chantix in the weeks leading up to it. I challenge you to locate an answer at any government, health or commercial website advocating NRT use. I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market.
I gradually smoked less and quit after 6 weeks. Many of the below comments have been shortened in order to share as many as possible.
Probably the most damaging and deplorable lies of all are being told by those seeking to increase their product or procedure’s market share by false marketing that seeks to convince smokers that few nicotine addicts successfully quit cold turkey, that you have to be a superhero to do so, or that it requires Herculean effort to succeed. Having trouble identifying your pills? I stopped taking it and thought I would get better.
Are there any warnings from Pfizer on mixing Chantix with anti-depressants or people with bipolar? He had been drinking in combination with taking Champix, which appears to have resulted in hanging himself in the garden shed. Also part of the evidence are the hundreds and possibly thousands of personal accounts of mental health nightmares being documented by current and former varenicline users on message boards across the net.
I even ruined Thanksgiving by going into an utter rage on my daughter. Seventy percent of surveyed U. I decided to take a drive to clear my head. It’s called the “Law of Addiction.
More Norovirus Infections at Olympics in S. I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal. Critical Review: Nicotine for the Fetus, the Infant and the Adolescent? My husband and I both started Chantix the 18th of Nov.
Only a tiny fraction — probably less than 1 percent — learn the “Law” at education oriented forums such as this. 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. The first time I stop for 1yr but I got really stressed out about something and pick up cigs again. I started taking Chantix about 4 weeks ago.
NRT quitter’s odds of success dramatically decline with subsequent use. Each author’s name and comment date is from the original full-text post.
My brother-in-law went the same way last September. I have lost what so far hasn’t come back and that’s my memory! Apparently, he made a call to 911 telling them that demons were trying to kill him, when the police arrived, he thought THEY were the demons and began shooting at them. However, Pfizer does not warn against prescribing Chantix to bipolar people.