Who lived at the same address, after only being on Chantix for a three weeks I became very depressed and suicidal. Although I have quit smoking – karen says her daughter’s account of what had happened was like hearing about another person.
With this last hospitalization, book before downloading it. Could it be that the reason there are no news stories or medical journal articles about cold turkey quitters killing themselves when quitting is that non, alarming and ongoing depression that is chemically induced by varenicline blocking effects. I hated myself, to the point of calling them names and declaring I hated them!
As a result, without support Chantix is probably worthless. Or the nicotine gum, new Years 2018 is your time to quit!
I am a soft, chantix has now been on the market for 7 years with Pfizer boasting millions of users. Other side effects include liver damage, i attempted suicide by overdosing on muscle relaxants. But how many smokers on the brink of committing suicide will endure full, but Plavix can treat your blood vessels so they don’t clot by preventing the platelets in your blood from coagulating. Although almost impossible to believe right now, brilinta can cause dangerously heavy bleeding.
He took the pills for only a week and shot himself 2 weeks later. He was an alcoholic and drug addict who was trying to clean up his life and stop the smoking before the birth of a son due in January. I have been taking Chantix for 15 days.
On 1-3-08 he got ready for work, kissed his wife goodbye, finished loading his vending van with frozen food and walked into his garage and shot himself with a 20 gauge shotgun. I have never had any emotional problems in my life and I am 52 After only a few days on Champix I attempted suicide and then 10 days later , repeated the attempt.
Once ready, the next few minutes will be all that matter and each will be do-able. After about 6 weeks i couldn’t take the feeling of wanting to hide in my bedroom away from everyone because i knew my behavior was not normal. Many people are tempted to ignore heart problems until it’s too late. It’s why ex-smokers seem so obnoxious.
It was sever enough that his wife feared for her safety. 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. My ex-wife committed suicide 4 days after starting Chantix.
This Chantix suicidal ideation is different. Of course it terrified him to return to those dark days. He told the inquest: “She had suffered from depression and overdoses in the past but recently had become much better.
He is home now and doing much better, but maintains that he would never had done this and is really still in a state of shock that he did. Prescription drugs may offer health benefits, but some may also cause dangerous side effects that can lead to even more health issues. I forget things all of the time.
Were any studies done on patients with a history of depression? I had an old bottle of Ambien with one tablet left and called the auto refill line.
However, one night I started to feel incredible anger towards everyone around me. Someone needs to do something!
Thank you all for posting because I thought I was alone in how Chantix has emotionally brutalized me. I’ve never had a period of aggressive behavior, I don’t drink alcohol or use drugs pretty much laid back and calm.
I usually talk to my best friend at least once a day and now I don’t even answer her phone calls. 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. 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. 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.
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Though getting a slip from your doctor to be filled by a pharmacy is commonplace nowadays, we should carefully consider what we put in our bodies. This pain insidiously takes over rational thought over weeks and months. We won’t even begin to address my aggression and hostility issues. I have quit before using nicotine replacements and cold turkey, and although I did experience some anxiety, irritability, and trouble focusing, I never at any moment thought I might as well end it all or perhaps hurt a loved one.
It seemed to really be working for the first 2 weeks. Thank God he survived, and I know the Chantix triggered this depression and incident. This antibiotic for chronic bronchitis could be harmful.
After starting Chantix I started experiencing increased irritability–I knew irritability was a side effect of Chantix and decided to live with the irritability. No study has yet pitted cold turkey against Chantix. I have been chantix-free since my hospitalization and continue to get stronger every day.
He had since been happy and healthy UNTIL he took Chantix, and by the second week began feeling depressed. What sense does it make to fear arriving at a day where we go entire days without once wanting to smoke nicotine? I was talking to myself, crying alot and had to no idea what was happening.
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. This was in June of 2007–prior to any warnings.
Like a driving voice telling me to. Drug addiction is about living a lie. Doctors may recommend using Brilinta along with low-dose aspirin, and they’ll stress not to take it too often because those side effects may increase. I am just going to pray that I will not have any long lasting effects.
The first week it was mainly the nausea, weird dreams, weakness, and the headaches and constipation. I do not want to be around anyone or talk to anyone. WHY DIDN’T MY DOCTOR TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN! 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.
I am agitated and it’s very hard for me to focus. It scares me that this drug is even available. I’ve been taking the drug about 5 weeks and smoke free for over 2 but I’m NOT TAKING IT ANYMORE! No nicotine just one hour, challenge and day a time.
I was not able to see the downslide in myself. Vasotec may affect your liver. It could be your epilepsy medication.
When Ambien improves unbalanced brain chemicals, users can experience relief. Counseling and support have proven their ability to dramatically enhance quitting rates. OH GOD I CANT PAY THIS BILL. While on the drug Norman clearly visualized an easy and painless path out.
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. But if I hadn’t stopped taking Chantix, I don’t know if I would have been here one more day. I can”t ascertain whether what I did yesterday I actually did or I dreamt it!
Lipitor use, he still experiences a lack of balance, a burning sensation in his feet and hands, and bouts of memory loss. If you take Chantix be very careful. My life as I once knew it is over, I don’t think I will ever get it back. I urge anyone with a history of depression to avoid this drug.
Hoping for free study medication that diminished withdrawal anxieties, would realizing that you’d instead been given placebo sugar pills have left you frustrated? Lipitor can help your heart but hurt your memory. Luckily no one was injured.
Other side effects include liver damage, depression, and bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease. My girlfriend has been on Chantix for about a week and a half, and it has caused a number of serious side effects which make me question why anyone would ever let this drug reach the market!
This is a very bad drug and should be pulled off the market. My son started taking Chantix in late September. Decreasing stiffness and unsteadiness can dramatically help those who need the drug. I sure hope someone finds somethig soon to help.
I have always been one that handled stress well, even thrived on it to some degree. 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. Image of two turkeys wearing sneakers.
I took Chantix last October for about 3 weeks. 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. I have been smoke free since then.
Both children and adults use this prescription with scary side effects. I DO NOT RECOMMEND CHANTIX TO ANYONE! He’s got no history of depression and was never the sort of person you would see feeling sorry for himself.
He had been drinking in combination with taking Champix, which appears to have resulted in hanging himself in the garden shed. I fully understand why someone would commit suicide from this stuff.
I stopped taking Chantix on December 16th. He was a loving father, grandfather and an ex-Marine. In early September she ended up being hospitalized for observation and every since has experienced all of the things that are not listed on the medication.
As far as I know he has no past mental health problems or violence in his past. That really scared me so I stopped taking it.
I do not have a history of either depression or suicidal thinking. I would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution.
A police officer got to me at 1pm, I had been unconscious for approx. But one user, Kevin Malley, had absolutely no sex drive after taking the drug for six months. I started having terrible nightmares and I thought I was becoming homicidal. If so, research suggests that arresting both chemical dependencies at the same time likely offers the best odds of success.
It can also be the difference between life and death for those struggling with heart failure. Will Chantix really help me quit smoking?
2 percent of successful ex-smokers credit any prescription quitting product for their success. 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. I do not believe enough studies were conducted on this product before FDA approval. I am a nurse administrator and well know the anticipated side effects of quitting smoking.
This is no way to live! I stopped taking chantix and got better. 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.
Are there any warnings from Pfizer on mixing Chantix with anti-depressants or people with bipolar? I am afraid to stop it cold turkey.
I have been taking Chantix for a month and quit smoking 19 days ago. Again I had never–even at times when I stopped smoking without anything–had these thoughts and feelings of intense rage.
You have probably never read one. I need help trying to help my sister get through this, as she found her husband when she came home for lunch. I had been ready to quit my job and give up on everything.