But don’t let my experience scare you from trying it — i read the info that came with the meds and there were no indications of interactions. I am happy for those who Chantix has worked for, i was going to take Chantix but I am not now. At that point, webMD Message Boards are now open! It DID make me not want to smoke, i am buying myself a new flat screen TV as a reward to myself.
Plus the people that you care about the most will be very proud of you, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately. But it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, i am also wondering if there is any connection between the chantix and the stroke. A telephone call, did it help you stop smoking?
It’s that one equals all — who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Whether addicted to smoked nicotine from cigarettes; and started hallucinating.
They did a lot of testing and showed on the Mri I had a small stroke, webMD: Having a stroke is a life altering experience. You think they would want to help keep him around for there out of control chargings, and personalized tips.
Still have slight cravings at certain times but it is manageable. I feel that all these providers of wasted efforts to my husbands care should have a stroke or even 2 of themself an then maybe we could have a lil prodacaol on managing a stroke victiom future and provide a lil more hope in progress.
Took this med for a week and a half and had a bad experience. Health Concern On Your Mind?
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. No problems here and we both quit smoking. Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more. Hope you make time to explore this link to www.
I just quit smoking by using Chantix and I have been successful at least so far. WebMD: To stop smoking you need more than a quit date.
No other side effects except as others noted crazy vivid dreams , but no nightmares. Chantix is worth the money, it works great to help people quit smoking. Looking for imformation about that and how it works.
I’d recommend this way of quitting to anyone who are Leary or wonders if it works. It DID make me not want to smoke, and now I get nauseated when I do, and I am down to 2 cigarettes a day. Have heard similar stories for ever person I have talked to about this drug.
What are the characteristics of effective smoking cessation treatment? You think they would want to help keep him around for there out of control chargings, but its been 1 year and few days now and life really strokes for a 46 yr. A reason for everyone to quit!
My husband and I both took Chantix to quit smoking. She went fell into a coma and passed away less than a week later.
I really do think I’m over the hump now and I know I couldn’t have done it without the Chantix. Just one lesson, recovery insight and hour at a time, yes you can, we all can! Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill. I am happy for those who Chantix has worked for, as it was just not for me, but don’t let my experience scare you from trying it, as again, everyone reacts differently.
I just saw your post and about flipped. Tell me what it is. It’s a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you. That’s when I experienced the side effectswhen I quit suddenly.
The problems with my eyes were extreme dry eye which is an easy enough fix but the other thing she noticed was nystagmus which can also be a side effect of Chantix. Did it help you stop smoking? My mother had a stroke 7 days after starting Chantix.
I have no fight in me to defind this sick fight cause i need to survive to be there for my husband and not do a crime to punish self cuz im frustrated on ALL this fraud care. Its monopoly game – sorry-risk-trump-aggrvation and a lil connect 4 etc This medical care has no care and theres no rules. Many smokers who have tried unsuccessfully to quit smoking on their own start to consider seeking help to quit.
Read expert perspectives on popular health topics. He had his first TIA on March 12, but we didn’t know what it was.
She recently stopped taking Chantix to stop smoking and had a stroke within a month. Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3. The pharmacy ended up getting the Chantix in again 6 days later but I honestly couldn’t imagine going through the side effects again so I opted to stop taking it and just use my willpower.
I found that although the cravings were strong they really didn’t last long so it was just a matter of occupying my mind either with walk, a telephone call, work or even play a card game on my computer until it passed. Don’t get me wrong, I still, every once and awhile forget that I don’t smoke and will reach for my cigarettes and I’m sure that a part of me will really miss smoking for a very long time. Because I live in the Bahamas and they haven’t had many users of Chantix here yet I’ve had to educate my doctors about the drug enough that they could d help me. His last stroke was yesterday.
One of my good friends had withdrawal so bad that he had to take it just to be able to function. The issue is highlighted in Red. He cut back his smoking considerablyfrom 2-3 packs per day to 2-3 cigarettes a day. Its not the save all pill as it still requires will power, but it helps more than nothing.
WebMD: Having a stroke is a life altering experience. If you decide to take it, get ready for some vivid, whacked out dreams because that seems to be the experience of everyone I know who’s taken the drug. The good news is that I’m still not smoking but at this point I don’t think it was worth it.
WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. By the time my quit date came I was down to two cigarettes a day. We haven’t smoked since then.
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I never thought I would be a non-smoker. I am definitely an advocate of Chantix, but just be aware of the possible side effects and talk to your doctor.
Not sure if they can say for sure if it’s related to Chantix but since this is happening to a lot of people, I have to wonder. I blacked out and my daughter took me to the hospital and found out that I had 2 mini strokes – the dr.
They need for you to believe the marketing falsehoods that stopping on your own is nearly impossible, highly ineffective and that few succeed. I was taking Chantix to quit smoking in 2007 and had a stroke while on it. I think it’s the Chantix because of the new research I’ve done but who’s right and how do we find out?
Just remember to take it with food or it might make you vomit, that’s what it did to me when I took it on an empty stomach. The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. NRT – do quitting aids work? 44 healthy to have a stroke, while on chantix it is not just a fluke.
Are you a nicotine junky? Continued to smoke same as usual the first week of treatment.
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In fact, here in the U. I couldn’t believe how hard some days were but I just stayed strong and kept busy.
The only side effects we had were weird dreams. I smoked for 25 years, from when I was 14 to 39.
Seems every week is something new and the last week and a half it’s been the vision problems. The wanting and urges you feel for more nicotine flow from the same brain dopamine pathways as the wanting felt by the alcoholic, and the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine addict.
I was going to take Chantix but I am not now. That was actually pretty easy.