The major swings and degree of the depression have lessened; i do not want to be around anyone or talk to anyone. Based on the currently available data the benefits associated with stopping smoking due to Champix is considered to outweigh the known risks in the vast majority of people who use it.
I’m still smoking, the group’s primary focus is the first few days and helping new quitters get started. I tried Chantix for 3 weeks, it is now 1 week after stopping the Chantix.
There is also no debate but that some unknown percentage of smokers have both untreated and undiagnosed organic depression that can become pronounced and beg treatment once nicotine’s contribution to brain dopamine pathway stimulation ends. Looking for a deadly serious and highly focused education oriented support group? Severe depression, crying, yelling, lots of sleeping, not wanting to do anything started around day 5. I was the last person to talk to him.
I decided i would rather smoke and die slowly then keep going through this horrifac experiance. What it hopes is that smokers and journalists won’t recognize the difference. Explore Freedom’s hundreds of thousands of archived member posts on how to quit smoking. If you’re depressed and thinking bad thoughtsplease bail off the drugthink of your family.
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! You have probably never read one. I started taking Chantix about 4 weeks ago.
This is no way to live! LIZ JONES: Black dresses for the Baftas? 2 years ago I quit cold turkey. My husband who has never had ANY mental health problems, tried to take his own life after being on Chantix for 13 days.
I was talking to myself, crying alot and had to no idea what was happening. 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. My son started taking Chantix in late September.
I don’t want to smoke ever again. But your life will never be the same.
It’s already been banned in Canada and Japan. It found that among the 6,363 adverse reactions blamed on Chantix and reported to the FDA between May 2006 and December 2007, that 3,063 involved serious injury, including 78 deaths. We won’t even begin to address my aggression and hostility issues.
I have been on Chantix for 2 weeks and stopped 2 days ago. I miss and love all of them but i dont want to hurt them. I have lost my life to this drug.
This is my 3rd week on Chantix, and I plan to quit taking it. 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. I pulled off the road after passing the same farmer’s field 5 times.
Like a driving voice telling me to. I’ve quit smoking before both on Zyban and with no medication whatsoever and NEVER had these side effects. Do physician’s have a legal duty to ignore Guideline Recommendation 7? She was still smoking and had been previously diagnosed as bipolar.
He was a non smoker, but “dipped. Fortunately, I seem to be holding things together. Many of us felt it was caused by this drug. My boyfriend was depressed for 2 years but came out of it around 18 months ago.
While suicidal ideation has been my friend in the past during some major depressive episodes, this latest round is different. After starting Chantix I started experiencing increased irritability–I knew irritability was a side effect of Chantix and decided to live with the irritability.
I tried Chantix for 3 weeks, and I woke up every morning after the first 2 weeks with the thought: why am I alive. His wife has blamed Chantix for his death since the beginning. My shakes are so violent that he wakes up if I ‘m having a seizure in the night. It’s a less than 50 per cent success rate – you may as well try hypnotherapy.
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? I stopped taking it and thought I would get better. I had an old bottle of Ambien with one tablet left and called the auto refill line. The depression did not ease, and he became more and more unfocused and anxious.
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. Do Tide Pods look too delicious? After viciously pulling my daughter’s hair in a rage of anger, I took to my bed planning the best mode for committing suicide.
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. The suicidal thoughts started about 3 days ago.
I started taking Chantix in Sept. My father was happy, fulfilled, had a 1 year old granddaughter, great job making great money, no debt, beautiful house, and was retiring in a few years. Probably the best week of my life and I went to bed with an overwhelming feeling of wanting to kill myself. Did the person report a depressed mood because they were undergoing nicotine withdrawal,” asked Dr.
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Is Jack Whitehall about to take over the reigns of The Late Late Show from James Corden? PLEASE ADVISE ANYONE AND EVERYONE TO NEVER TAKE THESE TABLETS.
I really have no feelings about anything or anybody. I had nightmares, suicidal thoughts, didn’t care about anything and I thought smoking was better than these side effects.
He looked like he’s just got out of bed! I urge anyone with a history of depression to avoid this drug.
He was clearly not himself. For example: I dreamt of shadows coming out of my legs that were some sort of deamon or devilish thing. Who lives in a house like this? 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 thought I was going crazy and did not attribute it to the medicine until I stopped the Chantix and symptoms abated. It was just a bit of fun! I picked a fight with my husband and bad-mouthed my step children, to the point of calling them names and declaring I hated them!
I cry too much, I get angry if the wind blows the wrong way, I’m afraid I am going to hurt myself. I decided to take a drive to clear my head.
With absolutely no memory at all of what she’d done, Karen says her daughter’s account of what had happened was like hearing about another person. I had been ready to quit my job and give up on everything.
I took it last fall and had severe depression and thoughts of suicide. She admits that she continued to take the Champix despite a doctor’s advice to come off them and she was then diagnosed with epilepsy. For the first 7 days I had night wakefullness and vivid dreams but no other side effects. Have been many places for help, but have not got any.
As far as I know he has no past mental health problems or violence in his past. This last hospitalization I was put under emergency detention due to my symptoms.
There are more places than Love Island to spend some alone time! It has been two weeks and I am fighting it everyday. I am tired all of the time.
There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, which is very likely no longer functional. I do not have a history of either depression or suicidal thinking.
I have always handled stressful and depressing times in the past with the help of my family and friends. My 25 year old son died Nov 10. Don’t want to go out or see anyone. I was not able to see the downslide in myself.
Yeah, my doc told me only one guy in Texas had problems with Chantix. I absolutely feel like I have to write this: my experience on this was frightening. He had since been happy and healthy UNTIL he took Chantix, and by the second week began feeling depressed. I believe that is what led me to drinking because I was not a big drinker before that.
My behavior is erratic and out of control. My memory goes with each fit that I have. I started the Paxil and Chantix at the same time because my heart felt like it was not beating right and I was afraid I was having a heart attack.
He has had a severe change in mood swings, depression, violence and suicidal expressions. If seeking to quit smoking or stop using e-cigs, bidis, kreteks, hookah, a pipe, cigars, dip, chew, snuff, snus, smokeless, chewing tobacco, or the nicotine gum, lozenge, patch, inhaler or spray, you’ve come to the right place!
I feel like I live in a fog all day. My life is very stressful right now. It indexes 15,096 smoking cessation articles and 45,860 suicide articles.
After only being on Chantix for a three weeks I became very depressed and suicidal. I ended up driving about 70 miles from my home.
I have had a big change in my personality, Im not the same persom anymore. 60 cases of paranoia and 55 cases of hallucination.
I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal. Beck to the fashion world!
I tried to commit suicide December 8, 2007. The drug marketed by American firm Pfizer has been blamed for a string of horror stories in America including a shotgun killing, up to 150 reports of patients feeling suicidal, a string of road accidents, and a war veteran almost getting himself killed when he had a psychotic episode and threatened police officers. Although I have quit smoking, the side effects are too much for me to handle.
I forget things all of the time. I’ve been taking the drug about 5 weeks and smoke free for over 2 but I’m NOT TAKING IT ANYMORE!
It is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable. Imagine a free 149 page stop smoking ebook that’s registered more than 4 million downloads and was written by a man who has devoted 40 years, full-time to helping smokers quit. It did however help through the withdrawal phase and could be useful but patients need to be informed of the possibility that they could experience this very harmful side effect. That really scared me so I stopped taking it.
I had no desire to do anything. While on the drug Norman clearly visualized an easy and painless path out. Did they smoke because they were depressed – or was their depression caused by Chantix?
Chantix success rate worth risking death? I stopped taking Chantix on December 16th. There are two other people in America that I have been in touch with who have got the same problem as me but because I’m the only one in this country so it’s hard to prove that it’s from these tablets.
I thought I was going nuts! 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.
All I want to do is sleep and cry. Time to face the music! Chantix worked very well for me.
Yet, 6 months ago, after taking Chantix for 2 months, he went into a field near his home and shot himself with a rifle. He was not suicidal, but I know that in days leading up, he was depressed, un-motivated, confused. My faimly talked me into quitting the chantix and i did. Were any studies done on patients with a history of depression?
I am on week number 5 and smoking 1-2 a day. The depression and the suicidal thoughts are there everyday. 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”. I just have to hope that these mental effects resolve soon.