He was positively looking forward to his twilight years of watching his grandkids grow up and share his retirement with my mother – i would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution. Freczko are doing is using the normal sense of emotional loss felt when quitting without pharmacology as a smoke screen behind which they hope to hide intensifying, as a result, i know other people that have done great with the Chantix and experienced far less or at least far less severe side effects than I have and I am so happy for them.
For me it’s turned into a disaster. Whether or not Pfizer is able to convince the media that it is normal and expected to see cold turkey quitters attempt suicide, freczko are correct and suicidal thinking and suicide are a normal part of quitting smoking, i explained to my 11 year old that sometimes you just have to cry to get “things” out of your system and that I had been upset and just had to “get it out”. Severe abdominal pain and low back pain with it that, i knew that the only way to get rid of these shadows was to cut my legs off.
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Drug Reference is not available in all systems. I took Chantix last October for about 3 weeks. I ended up driving about 70 miles from my home. But if I hadn’t stopped taking Chantix, I don’t know if I would have been here one more day.
Its not the save all pill as it still requires will power, but it helps more than nothing. I have never really been a depressed person, and all this took me by surprise. It was completely out of character for him to be depressed. Sign up to receive WebMD’s award-winning content delivered to your inbox.
Are there any warnings from Pfizer on mixing Chantix with anti-depressants or people with bipolar? The nausea was awful the first three weeks.
I took myself off the drug and within 2-3 days it was so much better. Who knows, tread lightly and best of luck. I have been a non smoker now for 1 year thanks to chantix.
Yeah, my doc told me only one guy in Texas had problems with Chantix. I had an old bottle of Ambien with one tablet left and called the auto refill line. This man was a very happily married my of 40 years with Grandchildren.
I’m still smoking, but at least I’m alive. After a few days of smoking again and not being motivated, I was planning on continuing with the medication. Joel’s Library is also home to more than 100 original short stop smoking articles, to his free ebook Never Take Another Puff, and to his collection of more than 200 video stop smoking lessons.
I seriously am afraid of what will happen to me if I continue. But, after taking Chantix 3 weeks I had nightmares, delusions, nervousness, and pain.
Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. My brother in law committed suicide Aug 19.
Valentine’s Day is almost here. The suicidal thoughts started about 3 days ago. I think it’s the Chantix because of the new research I’ve done but who’s right and how do we find out?
To see the original link to any comment simply right click on the page and click “View Page Source. BEFORE Chantix, I was the happiest person alive! 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.
I smoked for 25 years, from when I was 14 to 39. The group’s primary focus is the first few days and helping new quitters get started.
I feel like I live in a fog all day. 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 am currently on Lexapro for depression. I started taking Chantix on April 20th and noticed a severe change in my mood only three days later. I was having dreams of things I would never even think about, things that have never crossed my mind. You deserve the truth, and we are here to fight for you.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. My husband and I both smoked about 1 and half packs a day and wanted to stop for our children.
They love you, tobacco breath and all. I am on an emotional rollarcoaster ride that seems to never end. The problem is that experienced quitters know the difference, are not buying it and sounding the alarm. 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.
I started taking Chantix 12 days ago. After starting Chantix I started experiencing increased irritability–I knew irritability was a side effect of Chantix and decided to live with the irritability. Soon after that, I started feeling severely depressed and 2 days before Christmas, I attempted suicide by overdosing on muscle relaxants.
If any of you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please stop taking the drug before it’s too late. I am just going to pray that I will not have any long lasting effects.
Not once did I connect these feelings to the chantix. Which is so not normal. I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market. I am a soft-spoken, kind person.
Are Teens Getting Hooked on NRT? I took the Chantix, only experiencing the crazy dreams and mild nausea.
Chantix worked very well for me. A police officer got to me at 1pm, I had been unconscious for approx. With the money I saved from not smoking, I am buying myself a new flat screen TV as a reward to myself.
It was sever enough that his wife feared for her safety. One of my good friends had withdrawal so bad that he had to take it just to be able to function. I started taking Chantix in the beginning of Nov.
My last recollection was of being extremely happy,” she says. He was happily married and had recently become a grandfather and was about to become one for the second time.
After viciously pulling my daughter’s hair in a rage of anger, I took to my bed planning the best mode for committing suicide. Quit using Chantix over 3 years ago. Will Chantix really help me quit smoking?
My daughter is one of the Casualties of taking Chantix for 12 weeks. Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.
My ex-wife committed suicide on June 5th. I am definitely an advocate of Chantix, but just be aware of the possible side effects and talk to your doctor.
Each author’s name and comment date is from the original full-text post. The two biggest ones for me to drop was the morning cigarette on my way to work while drinking my coffee and my 8pm cigarette. Lucky to still be here.
The headaches are more like migraines. It was only afterwards that we connected the dots between Chantix and his brief shotgun moment. Omar Jama was a 39 year-old 20 cigarette per day smoker and television editor found dead in his home with his wrists slashed 4 weeks after starting Champix.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately. I used to be a very efficient multi tasker and nowI don’t know what the crap I am. I tried Chantix for 3 weeks, and I woke up every morning after the first 2 weeks with the thought: why am I alive.
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. This urban stroll along the L. It scares me that this drug is even available. Chantix is worth the money, it works great to help people quit smoking.
Was told he was just having panic attacks, was not taken off his Chantix. 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. Image of two turkeys wearing sneakers. Thanks to you all we stopped the meds and today was the first day I almost felt normal in a month.
I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal. I started taking Chantix three and a half weeks ago. I do not want to be around anyone or talk to anyone. I solved the morning problem by not taking coffee in the car anymore therefore eliminating a huge trigger.
While suicidal ideation has been my friend in the past during some major depressive episodes, this latest round is different. I am agitated and it’s very hard for me to focus. At the time there was no knowledge of the drug’s dangers, but subsequently reports have come out.
On Christmas eve my boyfriend of four months had been drinking he has been using Champix for some months. From the first day, I felt a horrible depression that did not let up until two days after I started taking it. It’s been just over a month since I had my last cigarette. I do feel a bit of nicotine craving but, will not smoke because I don’t want to have to feel like all of this craziness is for nothing.
Towards the end of the first week is when the mood swings and depression started. Two weeks ago, he took an overdose of Paxil and Wellbutrin in an effort to end his life.
There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, which is very likely no longer functional. I knew that the only way to get rid of these shadows was to cut my legs off. I ended up in the mental unit at the hospital, was having severe panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. The worst side effects we have had is some nausea right after taking the pill and some trouble sleeping.
Looking for imformation about that and how it works. As far as I know he has no past mental health problems or violence in his past. She was still smoking and had been previously diagnosed as bipolar.
Quit Tobacco: Is Cold Turkey the Best Way? Every second I don’t occupy my mind with something I am thinking that I don’t need to be alive. I can’t stand to be around my children. I have no history of mental illness and do not take any prescription meds.
Thankfully I did not eternally harm myself or anyone else. Not so among Chantix users where varenicline’s blocking effects have a 24 hour elimination half-life. We found Chantix in her nightstand with 4 doses gone.
2 years ago I quit cold turkey. At first I felt great and stopped smoking after the first five days. I was also aware enough of myself that I knew if I started to experience something like that, it would be the drug.
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 quit smoking but I have been hospitalized 3 times during this period for depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and actions. Varenicline has not been studied in children under age 18 and is not recommended to help them quit smoking.
He’s got no history of depression and was never the sort of person you would see feeling sorry for himself. Wait it out and hope I’m right or spend a lot of money on Cat Scans and MRI’s and still find out I’m right or do nothing and end up with a very severe medical condition.
With no financial worries and his working life nearing an end, he was positively looking forward to his twilight years of watching his grandkids grow up and share his retirement with my mother, family and his wide circle of friends. I have had a big change in my personality, Im not the same persom anymore.
I started cutting back to just one tablet a day. My life is very stressful right now.
Please note that posts may be protected by a copyright notice appearing at the original posting site. I have been taking Chantix for a month and quit smoking 19 days ago. I started having terrible nightmares and I thought I was becoming homicidal. I am still trying to deal with the bouts of severe depression though.