It took me 15 minutes to gather my strength and actually get out of my car in the parking lot to go to work. I am so afraid for her. Hanging from bannisters by a length of electricity cable on February 18 this year. As if I had been to the dentist, which is so not normal.
Did they smoke because they were depressed, access from your Country was disabled by the administrator. But if I hadn’t stopped taking Chantix, and he did nothing.
I can’t stand to be around my children. From the first day, I felt a horrible depression that did not let up until two days after I started taking it. The problem is that experienced quitters know the difference, are not buying it and sounding the alarm.
I had overwhelming thoughts of suicide and just gave in to them. I had an old bottle of Ambien with one tablet left and called the auto refill line. Thinking the love of his life had gone forever, he hung himself.
I have quit before using nicotine replacements and cold turkey, and although I did experience some anxiety, irritability, and trouble focusing, I never at any moment thought I might as well end it all or perhaps hurt a loved one. Probably the best week of my life and I went to bed with an overwhelming feeling of wanting to kill myself. I took myself off the drug and within 2-3 days it was so much better.
I felt like I was a burden on everyone, and my husband and children would be better off without me. Started Chantix and had great initial success I work as a counselor in a psychiatric hospital. We have two children and by the seventh day they heard me crying myself to sleep. Chantix has had a devastating effect on my life.
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. My ex-wife committed suicide 4 days after starting Chantix. I have suffered from intermittent depression for years, usually stress related. None of the medications help.
Something didn’t seem right, I was sad, cried way too easily, and I felt hopeless, like my life had no meaning. The Guide walks new quitters through the first two weeks of smoking cessation, recommending daily videos to watch and articles to read.
Below is a small sampling of varenicline mental health messages found on the Internet and presented here, pursuant to the fair use doctrine, in the interest of public health. Luckily no one was injured. I would NEVER recommend this product to anyone!
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? What it hopes is that smokers and journalists won’t recognize the difference.
But this time I just snapped. I am on an emotional rollarcoaster ride that seems to never end.
Who’ll come out on top in tshowdown between Vadim Kalyagin and Alex Godman? I have nothing to hide! Since taking it I have developed some sort of psychosis.
However, Pfizer does not warn against prescribing Chantix to bipolar people. I’ve been the victim of revenge porn I would NOT do it to someone else! I urge anyone with a history of depression to avoid this drug.
It scares me that this drug is even available. In those cases, problems previously included on drug labels — including suicide and suicide attempts — are considered to be expected events. Has the Crown saved the corgi?
I am sorry but no one should ever take this drug. GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Is Jack Whitehall about to take over the reigns of The Late Late Show from James Corden? Not so among Chantix users where varenicline’s blocking effects have a 24 hour elimination half-life. I was having dreams of things I would never even think about, things that have never crossed my mind.
I’ve never had a period of aggressive behavior, I don’t drink alcohol or use drugs pretty much laid back and calm. FDA officials said they are considering changing regulations to allow expedited reports of suicides and other serious problems, even if they’ve previously been identified as expected. Joseph Feczko, Pfizer’s chief medical officer, implied that much of what it termed as “sensational media reporting” was attributable to normal quitting symptoms or pre-existing underlying depression, not Chantix.
For all we know, the drug would not have been available. Unfortunately I am back to smoking and taking anti-depressants now. That really scared me so I stopped taking it. However the most scary thing is the SUICIDAL THOUGHTS out of nowhere.
My father was happy, fulfilled, had a 1 year old granddaughter, great job making great money, no debt, beautiful house, and was retiring in a few years. Just weeks before I was feeling blessed that my husband Robert had survived a heart attack. What Pfizer is not telling smokers is that using varenicline to block nicotine from activating brain dopamine pathways also blocks life and arriving acetylcholine molecules from activating them.
I started Chantix in October. I wanted a kick start and spoke to my GP about Chantix. It is now 1 week after stopping the Chantix.
The first week it was mainly the nausea, weird dreams, weakness, and the headaches and constipation. I started taking Chantix on April 20th and noticed a severe change in my mood only three days later. 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.
Normally a happy go lucky guy who got engaged in sept. I began taking chantix on May 25, 07. I too used Champix for the 12 week program and was quite sucessful at quiting however, 3 weeks after stopping the drug I was hospitalized for 2 weeks for overdosing myself and severe depression.
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. I need help trying to help my sister get through this, as she found her husband when she came home for lunch.
After a few days of smoking again and not being motivated, I was planning on continuing with the medication. I don’t want to smoke ever again. PLEASE ADVISE ANYONE AND EVERYONE TO NEVER TAKE THESE TABLETS.
He took the pills for only a week and shot himself 2 weeks later. This Chantix suicidal ideation is different. My boyfriend was depressed for 2 years but came out of it around 18 months ago. My brother-in-law went the same way last September.
All I want to do is sleep and cry. We won’t even begin to address my aggression and hostility issues.
In Pfizer’s case, the firm was submitting the periodic reports as required, but combining summaries and individual case reports in a single text file, the FDA said. For example: I dreamt of shadows coming out of my legs that were some sort of deamon or devilish thing. This last hospitalization I was put under emergency detention due to my symptoms. I sure hope someone finds somethig soon to help.
He had not, had anything happen to him to which he would have had a reason for what occurred. It’s definitely worth quitting smoking but at what expense? 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. I had nightmares, suicidal thoughts, didn’t care about anything and I thought smoking was better than these side effects.
Are there any warnings from Pfizer on mixing Chantix with anti-depressants or people with bipolar? This pain insidiously takes over rational thought over weeks and months.
I did not have a cig for 7 months. Visit Turkeyville, Facebook’s most popular quit smoking support group. He had been drinking in combination with taking Champix, which appears to have resulted in hanging himself in the garden shed. My husband says that I have turned into one of those crazy chicks.
I started taking Chantix in the beginning of Nov. 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 tried to commit suicide December 8, 2007. This article was originally written in 2008.
I am on week number 5 and smoking 1-2 a day. I took Chantix for about a month. I thought her bipolar had been under control for the past 5 years. Share the side effects with people around you so they can help you identify any changes you might have after taking Chantix.
I was nauseous, but it wasn’t that bad. Pfizer should change their slogan for chantix to: “Dead people don’t smoke!
Time to face the music! This was in June of 2007–prior to any warnings.
Every second I don’t occupy my mind with something I am thinking that I don’t need to be alive. I was talking to myself, crying alot and had to no idea what was happening.
I was shocked that his psychiatrist had no idea of this side effect, and feel it needs to be known and publicized. I”m not sure how or what to do. I really have no feelings about anything or anybody.
I don’t want anybody to go through what myself, his children and his family and friends are facing,” she said. Were any studies done on patients with a history of depression? On the 8th day I doubled dosage and on day 9 and day 10 I had a constant awful metal taste in mouth and exhaustion and nausea.
My last recollection was of being extremely happy,” she says. Imagine a free 149 page stop smoking ebook that’s registered more than 4 million downloads and was written by a man who has devoted 40 years, full-time to helping smokers quit.
He had no previous depression or psychological issues of any kind and no indication of suicide. I went to the doctor, and he did nothing.
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 love my children to death.
I quit smoking but I have been hospitalized 3 times during this period for depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and actions. I cry too much, I get angry if the wind blows the wrong way, I’m afraid I am going to hurt myself.
Like a driving voice telling me to. OH GOD I CANT PAY THIS BILL. Potent warnings, horrible quitting advice: what’s the CDC smoking?
Mr Moore, who has served as an expert witness in court cases related to Chantix, said it is the riskiest drug among those analysed from the FDA’s adverse event reports, msnbc. My son, age 30, also experienced psychotic behavior while taking Chantix.