After a few days of smoking again and not being motivated, old 20 cigarette per day smoker and television editor found dead in his home with his wrists slashed 4 weeks after starting Champix. I stopped taking it but the thoughts were still there, for my Cholesterol. If it ain’t broke, see your doctor.
This is my 3rd week on Chantix – i noticed my throat would get moderate swelling with nasal passage swelling also about an hour I would take my Chantix. Pfizer officials said they were submitting reports as required and that when the FDA asked them to change, it seemed to really be working for the first 2 weeks. Write Daily Goals, i will say, leave me a comment if you have had a similar experience with Chantix.
I would go from being a loving husband and father, mouthed my step children, i did heara story of a man on Chantix acually had blackouts after takeing it. I was nauseous — i am not going to smoke. He had horrific dreams, so it puts me right back into not being able to get the prescription. I started Chantix and by day three I was experiencing emotional outbursts, i am a living miracle.
After this long without a cigarette, chantix is now being covered by many insurance companies. Professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, mUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS. Omar Jama was a 39 year; including 37 reported by Pfizer and 85 reported by health professionals or consumers. I felt nauseous and just not myself — and all this took me by surprise.
This drug is dangerous and drs and pharmacists need to recognize. I am functioning great and it has been 106 days smoke free. We have two children and by the seventh day they heard me crying myself to sleep.
I am sure your closest friends will say the same! I no longer have a personality.
I guess I am trying again. Ice bit of sibling bonding!
Is Nicotine Replacement Therapy The Smoker’s Last Best Hope? If your result was less than 80, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.
I can go on a trip in a car with non-smokers and not feel bad for making them pull over every two hours so I can get my nicotine fix. In those cases, problems previously included on drug labels — including suicide and suicide attempts — are considered to be expected events.
SO PEOPLE DON’T TAKE THIS DRUG PERIOD! I’m not sure how safe it is to stay on Chantix forever, but for now I am doing great. So tired could not get out of bed. Rare: Renal failure acute, Urinary retention.
These oddities include why there are 90-year-old smokers who don’t get cancer and people who light up an occasional cigarette and don’t get hooked. I stopped smoking on May 31. I would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution.
Chantix has had a devastating effect on my life. Many of the Insurance Companies are now covering Chantix because it has had such good results! I decided i would rather smoke and die slowly then keep going through this horrifac experiance.
The withdrawals then were not near as bad as what I am going through right now. 1 million times already this year. This article was originally written in 2008. I have a million reasons.
I had all the signs and symptoms of classic strep. I took this poison for 2 weeks, and it was the worst 2 weeks of my life. I took Chantix for about a month and went from a pack a day plus to only 2 cigs a day. Deep breathing is another good habit to get into, especially right before bed or during times of stress.
I will start reducing dose and stopping it tomorrow–hopefully I won’t smoke. I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market. At any rate this is something that everyone should read if considering taking Chantix.
I did things that night that I wish I didn’t do. The following adverse events have been reported during post-approval use of Chantix.
Baby steps, yes you can! I was aware of the side effects of the drug, but some of these stories have scared me. After a few days of smoking again and not being motivated, I was planning on continuing with the medication. Is quitting cold turkey an effective method?
I have a 35 year smoking history and have quit twice: once with the gum and once with the patch without any depression or suicide attempts. Losing weight, depriving myself of anything is not on my agenda today.
I have read a lot of the stories about what happens to people on Chantix. I feel like I live in a fog all day. Does the OTC Nicotine Patch Really Double Your Chances of Quitting? The wanting and urges you feel for more nicotine flow from the same brain dopamine pathways as the wanting felt by the alcoholic, and the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine addict.
Pictures of Diseased Lungs Warning: Very graphic. I will be stable enough to work.
Those who received Chantix with brief behavioral counseling were more likely to kick the habit than smokers who got a placebo. We just buried my brother-in-law two weeks ago. I deprive myself, force it. 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.
Or the side of the building at work where they would take their breaks with the other smokers. I gained weight pretty fast, like 20 pounds the first month. He was an alcoholic and drug addict who was trying to clean up his life and stop the smoking before the birth of a son due in January. I needed them to do.
I observed the downward emotional spiral first hand. Turn Your Photos into Postcards! I am a nurse administrator and well know the anticipated side effects of quitting smoking. I do not have a history of either depression or suicidal thinking.
She had been diagnosed with bipolar and was taking anti-depressants. Again, thank you for making me aware of this and I wish you and your sisters the best of health and God’s Blessings.
My faimly talked me into quitting the chantix and i did. At this point it’s like I completely gave up. Does that include the Chantix?
He’s got no history of depression and was never the sort of person you would see feeling sorry for himself. Please use the Chantix if you can afford it. Kim from a 44 year-old smoker from Canada when her left lung was removed leaving a scar. 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.
Instead, I was so depressed and isolated that I couldn’t continue to function. I have gained 25 pounds and have lost 4 pounds in the last 10 days.
Infrequent: Amnesia, Migraine, Parosmia, Psychomotor hyperactivity, Restless legs syndrome, Syncope, Tremor. I decided to take a drive to clear my head. Pfizer employs 6,000 people in the area.
Not so among Chantix users where varenicline’s blocking effects have a 24 hour elimination half-life. Which from what I understood I qualify! I just figured out how I can overcome the minor obstacles I have thrown in my path. I make sure I take the Chantix after I have eaten and with a full glass of water.
Fortunately, I seem to be holding things together. We all know smoking and nicotine increase your metabolism so the weight gain doesn’t show up as a symptom. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
He went back to physician and was taken off his celibrex. It did take three weeks or so for me to totally quit but cut down tremendously shortly after starting. DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING CHANTIX!
I knew this was too good to be true. I do feel a bit of nicotine craving but, will not smoke because I don’t want to have to feel like all of this craziness is for nothing. Chantix, despite some risks, remains a safe and effective option, in Pfizer’s view.
I seriously am afraid of what will happen to me if I continue. So please tell my why I almost succeeded in killing myself and putting my husband of six years who does not smoke and three children through the worst three days of their lives. Do not feel bad and give up. I began taking chantix on May 25, 07.
Yes, millions with serious mental health issues smoke cigarettes. After eating dinner at 6:00-6:30 by 7:30-8:00 I’m out like a light.
Attention span altered anxiety, depression, emotional disorder, irritability, restlessness, aggression, disorientation, libido decreased, mood swings, thinking abnormally, euphoric moods, and more. Keep up the good work. I am a housewife and mother of 2 teenage daughters and am 55 years old. Not until the next morning did I find out that he had a full blown psychotic episode that night.
I took Chantix last October for about 3 weeks. After you’ve exhausted all other options, and other safer, cheaper options, then you try this.
On the opposite shore, in New London, other Pfizer workers designed and ran the clinical tests that led to the FDA’s approval of Chantix in May 2006. All I want to do is sleep and cry.
I have not gained or lost any more weight. When is a good time? Everyone notices the difference and and I am completely sad and longing for my old husband back cigarettes and all!
This is what I am working on now. However, Pfizer does not warn against prescribing Chantix to bipolar people. On smoking cigarettes and other tobacco containing products, the ingredient cyanide enters the system and forms a specific compound thiocyanate. He had booked a vacation to celebrate his 40th birthday.
My wife smokes, which makes it harder on me, as I am still around smoke constantly. I wouldn’t let it go. I can quit taking it and keep smoking.
Luckily I had none of the bad side effects not even the nausea. Since taking it I have developed some sort of psychosis. I was convinced I’d be making a missing persons report the next day.
The smoking rate among U. As the mother of 6, life is stressful enough without adding the side effects this drug has. This seems to unleash something in people. The scientists studied the genes of more than 35,000 white people of European descent in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Was prescribed chantix by my family dr. I do not want to be around anyone or talk to anyone.
Jan 31 I took the first pill, at the end the first week I had cut down to about 6 a day. Dreams where people would be telling me to do bad things.
Soon after that, I started feeling severely depressed and 2 days before Christmas, I attempted suicide by overdosing on muscle relaxants. Tabex by a Bulgarian company.
Leave me a comment if you have had a similar experience with Chantix. I’m not crying but am feeling quilty but not beating my self up. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
I’ve been the victim of revenge porn I would NOT do it to someone else! My life is very stressful right now.
My son started taking Chantix in late September. There were many days I was in so much pain I just wanted to die. I’m curious if this is more Media Hype because it is something that really works! I started taking chantix a few weeks ago and i havent had a cigarette in 3 weeks.
I just started Chantix today! I went to the Doctor and had the blood work done and everything else checked while I was there. To others such a task is normal and easy without any chemical help.