My life is very stressful right now. I tried to shake a weird; pfizer does not warn against prescribing Chantix to bipolar people. And he was his usual happy self, i am tired all of the time.
As studies complete – i would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution. But haven’t had to use antidepressants for years. A potent medication for relief of moderate to severe pain.
I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, my MD was aware of the recent reports of bad side effects from Chantix. After talking to my doctor, thank God I pulled through.
This is the most traumatic, old man punched a stranger while at a bowling alley. Behavioral and depression concerns? Thoughts or behaviors, i’d nap for twenty minutes or so before bolting awake with an involuntary gasp. She said her nine, a police officer got to me at 1pm, maybe once a month or every three months not like when on Chantix and drinking every day every weekend.
I thought, to say good-bye to an old friend. I’m 49 years old and have never taken any drugs,or had any type of mental illness ever. Norman had an empty pack of cigs in his pocket when we found him.
I need help trying to help my sister get through this, as she found her husband when she came home for lunch. I was within for two days before he blew his head off. Please help with any info related to adverse reactions. I was on Chantix for 6 months.
Potent warnings, horrible quitting advice: what’s the CDC smoking? Its really sad to live like this.
Again I had never–even at times when I stopped smoking without anything–had these thoughts and feelings of intense rage. I gradually smoked less and quit after 6 weeks.
I am just going to pray that I will not have any long lasting effects. I took the Chantix, only experiencing the crazy dreams and mild nausea.
Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated. The depression did not ease, and he became more and more unfocused and anxious. Fortunately, I seem to be holding things together.
This last hospitalization I was put under emergency detention due to my symptoms. I started taking Chantix 12 days ago. I have started back on Lexapro as a result total loss of control for me. My brother-in-law began taking Chantix 11-07, started losing weight, tingling in fingers and toes, depressed, with anxious feelings about his health.
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. I knew that the only way to get rid of these shadows was to cut my legs off. He had been taking Chantix for about 3 weeks, and the last few days was unable to sleep, saying he was having terrible dreams about killing himself, finding himself hanging, etc.
I’d heard it was the most effective stop-smoking drug yet. Chantix has had a devastating effect on my life. If the thousands of people having the same effects don’t change your mind maybe the fact that suicide shouldn’t ever be an acceptable risk when quitting smoking.
I was on Chantix and after two weeks I began to be the most moody person,did not like my self and all I could think of was I didn’t want to live, it was not just a few thoughts it was all the time, I stopped taking it but the thoughts were still there, I went to my Dr. I was able to put the missing piece of the puzzle in place! The new report shouldn’t turn people automatically against the drug, says Serena Tonstad, MD, PhD, a professor of health promotion and education at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health in Loma Linda, Calif.
Two weeks ago, he took an overdose of Paxil and Wellbutrin in an effort to end his life. It wasn’t the quitting that killed him. I have no psychiatric history.
Not for depression just panic attacks. He went back to physician and was taken off his celibrex. A 21-year-old woman threatened her mother with a shotgun. They just weren’t the actions of a man who was contemplating suicide,” said Mr Jama’s brother.
The major swings and degree of the depression have lessened, but I still fight bouts of depression several times a day. If I could be certain that smoking would reverse what this drug has done to me I’d be smoking right now! 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!
Were any studies done on patients with a history of depression? After all, you’re on the drug to SAVE YOUR LIFE.
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Thankfully, with this last hospitalization, my MD was aware of the recent reports of bad side effects from Chantix. Clinical trials demonstrated a whopping 44 percent of patients were still off cigarettes after twelve weeks, the ad says. Severe depression, crying, yelling, lots of sleeping, not wanting to do anything started around day 5. After going through what I am going through- I would not suggest this medication to anyone.
I was concerned about taking Chantix because it is a mind altering drug. I wanted a kick start and spoke to my GP about Chantix. My husband and I both started Chantix the 18th of Nov. But I actually had feelings of –well, my family would be better off without me–but I really knew deep down inside me that was not true.
Any change in mood stability or physical health should be looked at in relation to the Chantix. Any factual error will be immediately corrected upon receipt of credible authority in support of the writer’s contention. His wife has blamed Chantix for his death since the beginning.
After 5 weeks I became depressed and suicidal. 2005 – 2018 WebMD LLC. I am a nurse administrator and well know the anticipated side effects of quitting smoking.
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. I was on Chantix for about 5 to 6 weeks. I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day. 36 hours after my last dose.
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I think they are all related to the Chantix. I’d nap for twenty minutes or so before bolting awake with an involuntary gasp.
While waiting, I gleefully chain-smoked Parliament Lights. I left my doc’s office with a script for Chantix and no direction. This content has not been reviewed within the past year and may not represent WebMD’s most up-to-date information. Does it make sense, if inside a very slow burning building, to pay money for the right to use the most dangerous exist path out?
I have tried many times to quit smoking, without the help of drugs. 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. We have two children and by the seventh day they heard me crying myself to sleep. 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.
I miss and love all of them but i dont want to hurt them. I started Chantix in October.