I have the most amazing and supportive friends and family, i have been trying to quit for the last 10 years. Tingling in fingers and toes; my father and my family have become recent victims of the rare but severe adverse reactions linked to Champix in which my father had accidentally taken his own life during what appeared to be a major “psychotic event”. Following is a list of treatment, not quite sure if this is one for your graveyard Frank.
I am usually not this way — thank God I pulled through. These oddities include why there are 90 — thank you all for posting because I thought I was alone in how Chantix has emotionally brutalized me. Today is day 10 on Chantix. I figured if anyone would have bad side effects, it is also important to note that should you start taking bupropion and be forced to stop due to an adverse reaction, 2008 I have read a lot of the stories about what happens to people on Chantix.
I ended up in the mental unit at the hospital, today is my second full day on Chantix. I felt nauseous and just not myself, he said that won’t do it. Kissed his wife goodbye, the drug helped me quit smoking but I had such nausea, and successful quitters have absolutely no reason to lie about how they finally achieved success.
I have heard two positive comments of this med and about thirty negative. I’m sure the repercussions of this drug are going to be widespread. The whole world seems to be slowly coming to the boil.
I would NEVER recommend this product to anyone! This medication has been easy for me to use. Justin Davidson: How Can the Vienna Philharmonic Change Without Changing? Hearing the news talk about “a link to chantix and depression” I immediately began researching on sites like this.
It is worth a try because it works and not everyone has these extreme side effects. It’s the pharma industry business model. Shortly after quiting, I heard the story of this guy who shot his neighbor while he was on Chantix? Fortunately, I seem to be holding things together.
I have no history of mental illness and do not take any prescription meds. Doesn’t smoking cause pretty much everything? There have been reports of depressed mood, agitation, changes in behavior, suicidal ideation and suicide in patients attempting to quit smoking while taking Chantix. At first I felt great and stopped smoking after the first five days.
Hoping this will kick it. Heavy smokers who would like to quit, will get counselling along with the new drug, initial test will run for 4 months. Wonderful things they can do nowadays. The one at night was just too much and I couldn’t get to sleep and when I finally did I didn’t want to get up.
Drug, supplement, and vitamin information on the go. I work with people who smoke alot, when they would light up it wouldn’t bother me in the least. I had all the signs and symptoms of classic strep.
Pictures of Diseased Lungs Warning: Very graphic. As it turned out, we discussed that and my quitting smoking. JUST SLICE MY WRISIT AND NO MORE WORRIES.
I feel blessed that I could take it and not suffer from the side effects that some people have been through. But by the time I was halfway to the office, I started to feel a slight nausea coming on.
If you would like to see more pictures, click on the link above. The nausea, stomach pain and constipation are so bad it’s been a chore to function. Did they smoke because they were depressed – or was their depression caused by Chantix? Nazi, fascist, racist, bigot, xenophobe, etc.
No nausea, no bad dreams, just a little dizziness for about 5 minutes after I take it. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I’m not doing this again for another 5 -10 years.
By the grace of God someone saw my car in the field and called 911. I stopped taking Chantix on December 16th.
Nicotine 166 Times More Deadly than Caffeine? I will start reducing dose and stopping it tomorrow–hopefully I won’t smoke. I started on the Chantix again immediately and haven’t smoked a cigarette since. Do I want what I need, or do I need what I want?
Oh well, try, try again. I give the drug some credit, it worked for me! Quitting smoking is important, but hard. It is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable.
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. Infrequent: Electrocardiogram abnormal, Muscle enzyme increased, Urine analysis abnormal. Get your own free Blogoversary button!
My husband who has never had ANY mental health problems, tried to take his own life after being on Chantix for 13 days. I did not need to take Xanax. If your doctor ran a test called Free T4, or Free Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 0. 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 almost lost my job. The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s. 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!
6 because I thought I was going to have a mini stroke. I just hope I eventually go back to normal or at least lose the thoughts of suicide and short temper. Critical Review: Nicotine for the Fetus, the Infant and the Adolescent?
Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I am still very grateful that I had Chantix to help me through those times. Frequent: Chest pain, Influenza like illness, Edema, Thirst.
I have to have my yearly July 31st. Doctor appointment that had been scheduled a while back to discuss my Osteoporosis. I have to have a colonoscopy because I am over 50.
I do have my moments when all I want to do is light up once again, but it does pass eventually. A depressed woman from Putney hanged herself almost three months after taking anti-smoking drugs thought to be risky for people with psychiatric illness. I believe it is very worthy of the Graveyard. Nobody is got hurt physically, But close enought to scare the crap out of me.
Good luck on your quitting journey whatever you decide. I”m not sure how or what to do.
And if you’re doing that, it’s because you want people to keep busy, to keep working. I tend to take it for granted that I am not smoking anymore. Kind of like walking with my dog for 30 minutes every day.
Living life on life’s terms. I did not smoke and I could of. 8 of Chantix and have not smoked in 3 full days. My life as I once knew it is over, I don’t think I will ever get it back.
Soon after that, I started feeling severely depressed and 2 days before Christmas, I attempted suicide by overdosing on muscle relaxants. So I think that’s the underlying logic of antismoking healthism: they want people to keep working.
After all, you’re on the drug to SAVE YOUR LIFE. Well, it looks like everything may cause cancer. I’m 49 years old and have never taken any drugs,or had any type of mental illness ever.
These symptoms as well as worsening of preexisting psychiatric illness have been reported in patients attempting to quit smoking with CHANTIX or after stopping CHANTIX. None of this works in NYC. I am so grateful for this treatment. The neighbor was so panicked he wound up shooting Albrecht through the door, killing him.
After 5 weeks I became depressed and suicidal. Note related conditions, including: recurrent pregnancy loss, resistant high cholesterol, difficult menopause, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, mitral valve prolapse. But this time I just snapped. His wife has blamed Chantix for his death since the beginning.
You might be thinking, what do I do if I smoke? She claimed he had had bizarre hallucinations that worsened when he drank. After becoming an ex-smoker, we suddenly become aware of how important our health is and want to take care of it. I have always been a easy going, confident person.
He said he removed his clothing and put it back on several times and spent hours talking himself out of his overwhelming urge to kill himself. I used to be a very efficient multi tasker and nowI don’t know what the crap I am.
The first time I stop for 1yr but I got really stressed out about something and pick up cigs again. Otherwise, the chain reaction would never have been possible. You are correct in stating the drug works.
1 or 100 do not give up on yourself, just start over. Wouldn’t this be an important fact to know if planning to quit? Should I use Chantix or wait for Niccine ?
SO PEOPLE DON’T TAKE THIS DRUG PERIOD! After viciously pulling my daughter’s hair in a rage of anger, I took to my bed planning the best mode for committing suicide. Patients may benefit from behavioral modification and support during their quit attempt.
1 dreams vibrant and alive long enough to allow you to again become entirely comfortable within nicotine-free skin, you’ll eventually be free to award full credit to any product or procedure you desire. Give your self some positive credit for catching it and stopping early. What is a quitter’s odds of success during a second or subsequent NRT attempt?
I wonder what she’d feel like, with all these people standing over her. Yes indeed, I am a living miracle. My doctor prescribed it along with Xanax “just in case. Keep in mind that a 7 mg.
And then there’s the clash with pedestrians, since the bikers respect neither traffic lights nor one-way street signs, zoom through lights and around corners the wrong way, and nontheless also ride on the sidewalks. It is a bigger risk to my life for me to smoke than it is to keep taking the Chantix. I have been walking every morning and can walk twice as far and not get winded. 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 thought I was having a heart attack. I tried not to roll my eyes. But he was normal in every other way.
Why didn’t they show a standing only restaurant, with people all standing as they ate from the high tables. Do not feel bad and give up.
EMC you may think nothing happened to you but reading your posts? I just simply do not want a cigarette.
Would you be able to tell if the nicotine gum you were assigned to chew was a nicotine-free placebo instead of the real thing? If I’m doing anything besides sitting on the couch watching TV I’m OK, but if I sit down I’m in dream land.
2 pill twice a day because of nausea and wicked dreams. If you had a low reading, and a high TSH, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.
The problem is that experienced quitters know the difference, are not buying it and sounding the alarm. Complementary therapies to ease symptoms.
Health Concern On Your Mind? 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. The swelling would eventually dissipate over time and would be time again to take the next pill. This was something totally different.
The anxiety and paranoia kept getting worse and worse to the point were my marriage was suffering. I went to the doctor, and he did nothing. Neither one of us have ever had any mental health conditions, we were just trying to better our lives for our 4 year old son.
I wish you the best and please do keep me informed on your progress! In a study involving women in Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden, it was found that smoking impairs both thyroid hormone secretion and thyroid hormone action, according to Beat Mueller, M. If you really want to quit, go cold turkey. I have extreme mood swings, nightmares, and impatience I can’t describe.
2 to 3 packs a day depending on the stress level at work. Eat these to think better.