Of course these symptoms all point to depression and therefore continued Pristiq — i am on Lexipro now and very happy with it. All those New Year’s Resolutions to quit smoking, i’m just lucky enough to have a wife that loves me enough to not leave my side and help me through this. The Netherlands and Sweden, one day I woke up a felt so good I couldn’t believe it .
I asked my friends and they just said be careful, he said that won’t do it. I made a decision to stop taking this drug and manage my depression with exercise and naturopathic drugs. What I did was have dizziness and motion sickness, for my Cholesterol.
I thought, I wonder if I take a tramadol will I get a little better? I seriously am afraid of what will happen to me if I continue.
By the grace of God someone saw my car in the field and called 911. My brain felt like mush, I am so irritable but have to still function in my job. Whilst it is my intent the information contained within this website be as accurate as possible, it can not be guaranteed. Although I have quit smoking, the side effects are too much for me to handle.
Agree with other comments, the medical profession really don’t know enough about these medications and withdrawal symptoms, or don’t want to know. I wish I never went on Pristiq.
Subscribe using any feed reader! I started taking chantix, and the first week I would get bad headaches, but I was trying to deal with it. Thank you Marie, your comments ,along with everyone elses is helping me get through this. I started to feel myself again after a few hours there.
My weight is still the same, no more, no less. I’d be interested in comment from anyone else who’s taken Chantix over a longer period than the 12 or 24 weeks.
This Chantix suicidal ideation is different. This drug is evil and has bad effects on people who don’t really suffer with depression. Any other comments on Champix? It takes a while to leave until you feel normal again, but it does happen.
But I am powering on. I have been off the Chantix since April, 2008 and I am happy to say, I am somewhat sane and still smoke free.
However, I slipped up and started smoking again at the beginning of week 3. Chantix worked very well for me. It is assuring after reading what symptoms may occur during the cessation, only 17 percent now smoke in the U.
The Short and Long Term Effects of Nicotine on the Brain. I have felt so motivated to quit smoking after my Dad passes away a yr ago at the tender age of 55 from sudden massive heart attack. I got the RX a week ago and have been nervous to start it.
Rare: Renal failure acute, Urinary retention. SNRI’s have ridiculously short halflives, and mabe the staff should bloody know that! I smoke till it became a bad habit, smoke my way out till i graduated from college, be friends with colleagues who smoke, smoke on parties and smoke every after meal and smoke every where. That is how this last year has been for me, a dream, but a happy one!
Months later a visit to the doctor resulted in me getting on Chantix, although it was not covered by insurance because it was such a new drug, I was willing to foot the bill in order to quit. After all, you’re on the drug to SAVE YOUR LIFE. My brother in law committed suicide Aug 19.
The nurse called yesterday with the results. I was suppose to be on a temporary pristiq treatment, then go of them slowly. I think it is a ploy to keep you on that poison.
The drug helped me quit smoking but I had such nausea, severe abdominal pain and low back pain with it that, after talking to my doctor, I quit taking it. I decided i would rather smoke and die slowly then keep going through this horrifac experiance.
But right now, I’d like nothing better than to give nurses and doctors a taste of their own medicine. I am not taking this pill anymore, if it kills me! Dreaming is a phenomenon not yet fully understood, but most certainly produced by neurological and psychological conditions. An alphabetical subject matter index to hundreds of nicotine cessation support group discussions, article and videos.
I have read a lot of the stories about what happens to people on Chantix. I feel bad for my 7 year old. I have always handled stressful and depressing times in the past with the help of my family and friends. Most of the people I work with and family has succeeded with this drug.
There are no easy choices here. If you find yourself dreaming about smoking cigarettes in the middle of a quit smoking campaign, don’t be alarmed. I started having terrible nightmares and I thought I was becoming homicidal. I was nauseous, but it wasn’t that bad.
It’s hard to know if this is something the Chantix people would consider an unusual dream since it relates so clearly to the anxieties which most people feel. It’s hard, that’s all I have to say and that I have been Apathetically Narcissistic. They can’t see those colors. What are the Best Ways to Quit Smoking?
Was prescribed chantix by my family dr. In the years to follow, I would learn so much about myself, depression, my life, my faith, relearn how to be a loving mother, friend and wife, and of course how my body functions. I smoked for 25 years and when I decided to quite after reading the book, there was no struggle, no pain or no withdrawal.
I love my children to death. I didn’t realize until yesterday, when reading this site, that forgetting to take Pristiq was causing my symptoms.
Although Pfizer is correct in asserting that smoking is associated with suicide, it knows there is no evidence that quitting smoking without using pharmacology products is associated with suicide. A few days went by and my craving for cigarettes returned. It was a miracle drug and I have no regrets for using it. If I could be certain that smoking would reverse what this drug has done to me I’d be smoking right now!
Do not understand how to taper if 50 mg is smallest dose. Anyway, back to quitting smoking with Chantix. I cried all day off and on yesterday until I smoked at 4:00 p. Was told he was just having panic attacks, was not taken off his Chantix.
It is now 13 weeks since I stopped taking this terrible thing. I’m not going to lie, after ready these stories, I am kid of afraid of what the weeks ahead have in store for me. What it hopes is that smokers and journalists won’t recognize the difference. Doctor appointment that had been scheduled a while back to discuss my Osteoporosis.
I have been feeling great due to exercise and lots of prayer. I have the most amazing and supportive friends and family, whom are all baffled. This is not medicine but rather poison to our bodies. You don’t take SNRIs and feel a rush.
There was no one but one companion. Thank goodness I found this site so I know I am not alone. I am day three and experiencing all symptoms.
Please note that posts may be protected by a copyright notice appearing at the original posting site. I have not been going to the gym. My life as I once knew it is over, I don’t think I will ever get it back. I wanted a kick start and spoke to my GP about Chantix.
Everyone who decides to try Chantix needs to be aware of the risks involved. Now 23 days off Pristiq. Below are excerpts from that page.
Throw away my lighter and since that day, i’ve never look back to smoking. After viciously pulling my daughter’s hair in a rage of anger, I took to my bed planning the best mode for committing suicide.
Of course I am worried about it because I have been on the Chantix longer than the suggested twelve weeks. Luckily, I never put a patient in this position cuz I would feel terrible if I had. Btw, I’ve now been taking Pristiq every day for two years. Dreams of Smoking Cigarettes While Quitting Smoking.
Day 4, my stretches between smokes have become greater, I do not feel the need to have one as often. Chantix is now being covered by many insurance companies. Make sure you find out your lab’s normal ranges and review these with your doctor.
After a week I was off the smokes but on some very intense vivid dreams night after night. The only thing that help me was taking a sleep aid called temazepam 30mg. Frequent: Arthralgia, Back pain, Muscle cramp, Musculoskeletal pain, Myalgia.
The swelling would eventually dissipate over time and would be time again to take the next pill. A police officer got to me at 1pm, I had been unconscious for approx. I DO NOT RECOMMEND CHANTIX TO ANYONE! I won’t tell anybody what to do but PLEASE do your own research on this drug before you decide to take it.
I stopped and I haven’t cried since. 2 doses each week until a week ago. Hi Lynn Just want to know , is this Feb or last Feb. Hearing the news talk about “a link to chantix and depression” I immediately began researching on sites like this.
Feeling off balance and like I’m about to fall over. FDA says not to cut in half or to alternate days as that is worse.
GRACE is the ONLY reason I am even able to attempt going through discontinuation syndrome. I am going to punch the psch and knock him out and feed the medicine to his mouth so he can feel the next day how it feels like when pristiq withdraws from his body. Hang in there on the withdrawal. I had a few bad things happen in my life at the same time 6 months ago.
Any change in mood stability or physical health should be looked at in relation to the Chantix. Took one but decided I didn’t want any of this type of medication.
The depression is so great that even on antidepressants, it cannot be over come. But, the fact that I was willing to do that, to go to any length to quit smoking was something I had never done before.
He gave me a new Rx for Chantix and sent me on my way. I got off work at 9:30 PM. Just doesn’t make sense to me or my 2 daughters who miss their mom!
The mediastinum contains mostly fat. Tonight he went on a rage and had to be removed from my house.
Look at it like you do your anti-depressant. 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 am on day three and I just looked up this info on the internet and I cannot believe that I ever took this medication to begin with.
Today is my second full day on Chantix. So, January 2, 2008 I smoked my last cigarette at 10:00 a. Infrequent: Angina pectoris, Arrhythmia, Bradycardia, Ventricular extrasystoles, Myocardial infarction, Palpitations, Tachycardia.