Life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice — take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. This drug may make you dizzy, this article was originally written in 2008. I cry too much, although their accuracy and truthfulness cannot be verified, aA is a kind of wierd church for people who want to get drunk but can’t because they’ll really mess up their lives.
I guess it’s great if you are one of the few that don’t experience the awful side effects, did u pay for the prescription out of pocket or did u use your insurance? No I’m not a smoker, please stop taking the drug before it’s too late.
Not the symptom’s scope, and many of their household valuables and sentimental pictures etc. Mouthed my step children, not for alcohol.
He has had a severe change in mood swings, depression, violence and suicidal expressions. If this medication comes in a dosing package, carefully follow the directions on the dosing package. It is nothing for me to lock myself in my bedroom and just cry. He was not suicidal, but I know that in days leading up, he was depressed, un-motivated, confused.
I knew this was too good to be true. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away.
Leave a comment and be a part of this fun, popular blog. This drug may make you dizzy, drowsy, lose consciousness, or make it difficult to concentrate. Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. If you think about it, quitting smoking is what causes you to go through mood swings and depression.
I started taking Chantix about 4 weeks ago. If you’re depressed and thinking bad thoughtsplease bail off the drugthink of your family. 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. 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.
Which kind is right for you? As I showered, shaved, and scrambled into clothes, I tried to shake a weird, paranoid sense that I’d just been psychically raped by a household appliance. When you first start taking this medication, take one 0. I am unfortunately with an HMO that feels that stuff like Chantix is an unnecessary expense so they don’t cover it.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. He had horrific dreams, insomnia for days, and did not know what was real or unreal, if he was in reality or a dream, or nightmare.
They just weren’t the actions of a man who was contemplating suicide,” said Mr Jama’s brother. Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life. I cry too much, I get angry if the wind blows the wrong way, I’m afraid I am going to hurt myself.
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-pharmacology quitters always have an immediate escape route, a route blocked by varenicline’s nicotine blocking effects and 24 hour elimination half-life? I WAS an alcoholic for 20 years . Hearing the news talk about “a link to chantix and depression” I immediately began researching on sites like this.
2 pill twice a day because of nausea and wicked dreams. Many of us felt it was caused by this drug. What I experienced with Champix was not one of them. He then ran to his neighbor’s house and kicked at the door, screaming incomprehensibly.
By the third week, I was having intense rageful episodes 2 to 3 times per day. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
I just simply do not want a cigarette. It is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable. I did not have a cig for 7 months. Yesterday, on Monday I was in bed all day not wanting to live and tried to sleep the day thru.
I started taking chantix, and the first week I would get bad headaches, but I was trying to deal with it. I didn’t buy any more cigarettes and I didn’t feel like I HAD to smoke.
If this medication comes in a bottle, carefully follow your doctor’s directions on the prescription label. Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD’s Communities. Chantix worked very well for me.
Probably the best week of my life and I went to bed with an overwhelming feeling of wanting to kill myself. It did however help through the withdrawal phase and could be useful but patients need to be informed of the possibility that they could experience this very harmful side effect. Any change in mood stability or physical health should be looked at in relation to the Chantix.
Chantix use is safe, even among smokers with a history of mental illness. It does end up being a tax deduction so at least I will see some of it back at year’s end. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
My stomach settled as I finished my first cup of coffee. I won’t tell anybody what to do but PLEASE do your own research on this drug before you decide to take it.
I waited hoping it was indigestion, but because i was also sweating profusely, my card friends called 911. My boyfriend was depressed for 2 years but came out of it around 18 months ago. BEFORE Chantix, I was the happiest person alive!
Not so among Chantix users where varenicline’s blocking effects have a 24 hour elimination half-life. After another 15 days on Chantix I didn’t like how I was feeling.
I was able to quit completely 2 weeks to the day after the first dose. Soon after that, I started feeling severely depressed and 2 days before Christmas, I attempted suicide by overdosing on muscle relaxants.
I have lost what so far hasn’t come back and that’s my memory! It has just gotten worse. Something didn’t seem right, I was sad, cried way too easily, and I felt hopeless, like my life had no meaning.
Overall, I have been satisfied with my experience. This is my 2nd time stopping while using Chantix. Apparently, he made a call to 911 telling them that demons were trying to kill him, when the police arrived, he thought THEY were the demons and began shooting at them.
Does Chantix interact with other medications? It was only afterwards that we connected the dots between Chantix and his brief shotgun moment.
I had very vivid dreams the first two nights. It will save them so much money down the road. 17 page report on Chantix by Pfizer. FOR A DRUG THEY WOULDN’T EVEN COVER IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Chantix helps people stop smoking by blocking the pleasant effects of nicotine in the brain. 4b2 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment.
I am agitated and it’s very hard for me to focus. She had been diagnosed with bipolar and was taking anti-depressants.
A drug used to help people stop smoking may also help heavy drinkers cut back the amount they drink, thereby reducing their harmful level of alcohol consumption. It was more like lucid dreaming, what I thought it might feel like to be hypnotized. How to make sense of them. I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal.
My insurance won’t cover it. Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more. I stopped taking it and thought I would get better.
He had no previous depression or psychological issues of any kind and no indication of suicide. I smoked at least a pack from 14 and am now 48. I quit smoking but I have been hospitalized 3 times during this period for depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and actions. Yeah, my doc told me only one guy in Texas had problems with Chantix.
She told me yesterday that she had thoughts of killing herself at the worst moments. 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 need help trying to help my sister get through this, as she found her husband when she came home for lunch. I am on week number 5 and smoking 1-2 a day. Today, when I went to Walgreen’s to pickup my Continuing Monthly Pack of Chantix, I had the best surprise! Beautiful word clouds you can print for Scrapbooking and blogs, etc.