The reports were missing because the drug’s manufacturer Pfizer Inc submitted years of data through ‘improper channels’ – depressants or people with bipolar? The Guide walks new quitters through the first two weeks of smoking cessation – there is a Physical Difference Between Wanting to Smoke and Craving One. From the first day, do you feel guilty after eating?
We just buried my brother, without the help of some other drug. After going through what I am going through, one billion people will die from smoking in this century.
We visited my in, put it into a top drawar in my house in case anything bad happened. A brisk walk, my husband and I both started Chantix the 18th of Nov.
363 adverse reactions blamed on Chantix and reported to the FDA between May 2006 and December 2007, i was with my daughter today and I didn’t smoke at all. He had since been happy and healthy UNTIL he took Chantix, every second I don’t occupy my mind with something I am thinking that I don’t need to be alive. There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link – and I know the Chantix triggered this depression and incident. I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, how about an acute psychotic episode that has left her possible permanent damage.
I can’t tell you what to do but, what I think is that Chantix works! I’d be interested to hear if anyone else had this same issue! I am on day 10 of using Chantix. Not until the next morning did I find out that he had a full blown psychotic episode that night.
My wife smokes, which makes it harder on me, as I am still around smoke constantly. I never took another Chantix pill. I thought her bipolar had been under control for the past 5 years. I started taking chantix a few weeks ago and i havent had a cigarette in 3 weeks.
Then I started feeling extremely depressed. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. What Pfizer is not telling smokers is that using varenicline to block nicotine from activating brain dopamine pathways also blocks life and arriving acetylcholine molecules from activating them. Luckily I had none of the bad side effects not even the nausea.
I quit over a year ago on January 2, 2009 and I could not have done it without Chantix. An alphabetical subject matter index to hundreds of nicotine cessation support group discussions, article and videos. I am not weaning like I had originally planned.
He eventually took a taxi home and decided to spend the rest of the night in our garage. From the first day, I felt a horrible depression that did not let up until two days after I started taking it. I’ve been the victim of revenge porn I would NOT do it to someone else!
I have read a lot of the stories about what happens to people on Chantix. I have been taking Chantix for a month and quit smoking 19 days ago. Day 4, my stretches between smokes have become greater, I do not feel the need to have one as often.
I was the last person to talk to him. Will Chantix really help me quit smoking? But since 2 days it’s become tough sleeping.
For example: I dreamt of shadows coming out of my legs that were some sort of deamon or devilish thing. I am going to suffer. This medication has been easy for me to use.
The whole night went well we had some drinks and were having fun. The withdrawals then were not near as bad as what I am going through right now. After all, you’re on the drug to SAVE YOUR LIFE. Time to face the music!
It can be violence to anything around. My husband on the other hand was not himself.
I have had depression in the past, but haven’t had to use antidepressants for years. Needless to say I would recommend Chantix to people who want to quit smoking.
I know that it states that in rare cases suicide ideation can occur, but what is rare? EMC you may think nothing happened to you but reading your posts?
This medication has worked for me. But I actually had feelings of –well, my family would be better off without me–but I really knew deep down inside me that was not true. I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market.
My experience was life altering! My anxiety and depression are off the wall. I have heard two positive comments of this med and about thirty negative. This Is My Brain on Chantix I’d heard it was the most effective stop-smoking drug yet.
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I am concerned that Chantix might have contributed. Ask pharmacist if there were any horror stories, she had none to share but I was still nervous about filling. COLD TURKEY is the best way to not get addicted to something else. I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day.
Sean M Wain, 34, of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, shot himself and his wife, Natalie, 33, in May 2009 in what a lawyer for their families claims was a Chantix-fuelled rage. I took the Chantix, only experiencing the crazy dreams and mild nausea.
Like a driving voice telling me to. At first I felt great and stopped smoking after the first five days. There is definately a difference in mood when you get to the higher dose, and it intensifies with every day.
I only took one a day and it still worked for me. In the third quarter of 2010, it ranked first in reported deaths, with twice as many fatalities logged as any other drug, he said.
I’m ahead of schedule and I really hope that I can keep this up! Explore Freedom’s hundreds of thousands of archived member posts on how to quit smoking. I was shocked that his psychiatrist had no idea of this side effect, and feel it needs to be known and publicized.
Hi Tani, what you are experiencing is very normal. There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, which is very likely no longer functional.
DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING CHANTIX! He had began taking Champix in early February and had reported to the family that he had suffered from some of the more common side-effects including vomiting, headaches and disturbed sleeping, but did not elaborate on why he thought his sleep had been effected.
I wasn’t sleeping well but I wasn’t craving cigarettes either. I usually talk to my best friend at least once a day and now I don’t even answer her phone calls.
I am sorry but no one should ever take this drug. I will have two years on January 2, 2010.
I stopped taking it and thought I would get better. A week ago I went to the doctor due to thinking I had strep throat. I’m not sure I’ll need to continue to take it twice a day for the next 3 weeks. I have had a bit of the dizzyness but not too bad.
Sign up to receive WebMD’s award-winning content delivered to your inbox. I started to think that maybe smoking screws everything up if you have managed to relax your body and mind even a little bit.
Of course it terrified him to return to those dark days. It did take three weeks or so for me to totally quit but cut down tremendously shortly after starting.
I felt as if no one cared about me and I just felt like crawling in a hole and dying. I ended up in the mental unit at the hospital, was having severe panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. Do Supplements Give Athletes an Edge? All these effects were acceptable.
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I pulled off the road after passing the same farmer’s field 5 times. Allergic reactions to drugs can become life-threatening if you ignore them and keep taking the drug.
Are you suffering insomnia during your quitting smoking campaign? I had the bug, not flu, and walking to my car from work I could not breathe, at all. Day 11 I was depressed and day 12 I took full dose and I thought about killing myself.
The only conclusion I could come up with was that this was the Chantix. The first week it was mainly the nausea, weird dreams, weakness, and the headaches and constipation.
Hi it’s my 7th day of quitting. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. I have tried music, milk, hotbath, etc. I ended up driving about 70 miles from my home.
Hope you atleast give it a try and share this with someone after your experience. I started having terrible nightmares and I thought I was becoming homicidal.
Many patients have reported these symptoms on Internet message boards. And when i tried to light it up and fulfill my cravings my dad called me and we talked for 2 hours so i forgot all about it.
I seriously am afraid of what will happen to me if I continue. Constantly nervous and shaking, agitated with intermittent periods of a depressed mood sensation, no sex drive whatsoever, and occasional muscle aches. I had all the signs and symptoms of classic strep. I have felt so motivated to quit smoking after my Dad passes away a yr ago at the tender age of 55 from sudden massive heart attack.
We’ve never had boring sex! Or anything else in the world that gives people any sort of enjoyment.
I thought I was going crazy and did not attribute it to the medicine until I stopped the Chantix and symptoms abated. If the thousands of people having the same effects don’t change your mind maybe the fact that suicide shouldn’t ever be an acceptable risk when quitting smoking. The dreams were PURE TERROR It scared me soooo bad, I just quit taking it, before I killed somebody or myself My legs and feet are so swollen!
And now I am even more motivated and have learned my lesson. I have a 35 year smoking history and have quit twice: once with the gum and once with the patch without any depression or suicide attempts. Towards the end of the first week is when the mood swings and depression started.
Thyroid problems are the one thing we have figured out and not been able to get under control. Sometimes you and your doctor compromise by lowering the dose of the drug or switching to a different drug.
By Derek de Koff Published Feb 10, 2008 I have read a lot of the stories about what happens to people on Chantix. If you’re depressed and thinking bad thoughtsplease bail off the drugthink of your family.
I started Chantix and by day three I was experiencing emotional outbursts, suicidal ideation, and lethargy. Since taking this stuff I just want to give up.
The dizziness goes away after a few days of taking it. Maybe Chantix is ok for some, but you just never know unfortunately.
It seemed to really be working for the first 2 weeks. It was only afterwards that we connected the dots between Chantix and his brief shotgun moment. So You Wish You Could be a Social Smoker? Smoking cessation before age 30 avoids almost all of the risk.