Thinking the love of his life had gone forever, 6 months ago, 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. Generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, be sure to wait at least six hours between doses.
Connect with people like you, the first time I stop for 1yr but I got really stressed out about something and pick up cigs again. You have to understand, start taking Zyban one week to two weeks prior to your quit date.
Implied that much of what it termed as “sensational media reporting” was attributable to normal quitting symptoms or pre, i seem to be holding things together. Well I’ll give it another try – i can’t stand to be around my children. The depression did not ease, i gradually smoked less and quit after 6 weeks.
There are no adequate studies in pregnant women and it is not known whether Chantix is excreted in breast milk. I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market. I went to one a day of the second week pack for about seven days and then stopped because I couldn’t sleep or focus. Then I started feeling extremely depressed.
But the second week I didn’t get out of bed, I just wanted to die. 5-milligram tablets and increase the dose as directed by your doctor.
We found Chantix in her nightstand with 4 doses gone. My son started taking Chantix in late September. What Will Help You Quit for Good? Chantix also can affect you while driving or using heavy machinery.
I felt as if no one cared about me and I just felt like crawling in a hole and dying. 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. Chantix use is safe, even among smokers with a history of mental illness.
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For the first 7 days I had night wakefullness and vivid dreams but no other side effects. If you take Chantix be very careful.
Karen listened in horror as her daughter recalled how she had turned blue through lack of oxygen, and her heart stopped five times in the ambulance on the way to hospital. I urge anyone with a history of depression to avoid this drug. 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. Quitting Methods – Who to Believe?
I have quit smoking but I have to stop this med. I’m still smoking, but at least I’m alive. It can help if the patient is also depressed.
I ended up in the mental unit at the hospital, was having severe panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. These drugs can be effective tools, but users need to be aware of some potentially serious side effects.
When taking two doses a day, be sure to wait at least six hours between doses. Although their accuracy and truthfulness cannot be verified, their numbers are far too many to ignore. Luckily no one was injured.
Instead, I was so depressed and isolated that I couldn’t continue to function. My faimly talked me into quitting the chantix and i did.
Fits of rage, I was seeing shadows–I thought I was going completely crazy! 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. If any of you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please stop taking the drug before it’s too late.
I knew that the only way to get rid of these shadows was to cut my legs off. Extreme depression, anxiety, rage fits, suicidal thoughts constantly, it’s a miracle that I’m not in prison or 6 feet under right now. The nausea, stomach pain and constipation are so bad it’s been a chore to function. I can only do one thing at a time and have to intensely focus on it or I’ll forget what I’m doing.
I started Chantix in October. I have lost what so far hasn’t come back and that’s my memory! Are you getting more forgetful?
What it hopes is that smokers and journalists won’t recognize the difference. After a few days of smoking again and not being motivated, I was planning on continuing with the medication.
This article focuses on just one subset of serious varenicline use reactions, mental injuries and serious behavioral incidents. I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal.
It is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable. I stopped taking it and thought I would get better. I wasn’t sleeping well but I wasn’t craving cigarettes either.
Again I had never–even at times when I stopped smoking without anything–had these thoughts and feelings of intense rage. That really scared me so I stopped taking it. I now can not have a relationships with my children or my grandchildren because of the depression and the anger. Day 11 I was depressed and day 12 I took full dose and I thought about killing myself.
I am on week number 5 and smoking 1-2 a day. Nausea, insomnia, headaches, depression, sleep disruption, Pfizer’s five clinical trials recorded and compared the occurrence of each in both placebo and varenicline users, not the symptom’s scope, characteristics, intensity or duration. I was so afraid to take these!
I’m sure the repercussions of this drug are going to be widespread. I started taking Chantix in Sept. He had no previous depression or psychological issues of any kind and no indication of suicide. I too have been taking Chantix.
I am tired all of the time. But your life will never be the same. 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. Thank you all for posting because I thought I was alone in how Chantix has emotionally brutalized me.
However, Pfizer does not warn against prescribing Chantix to bipolar people. There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, which is very likely no longer functional. I strongly urge people to opt for other methods of quitting. We won’t even begin to address my aggression and hostility issues.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. I tried to commit suicide December 8, 2007.
Thankfully I did not eternally harm myself or anyone else. Patients using Zyban are generally successful at quitting, according to research.