As reviewed below – there are no placebo users in NHS SSS programs as placebo isn’t a real quitting method. And changes in emotion and behavior within days to weeks of initiating Chantix treatment” and that as soon as its “analysis is completed, not for depression just panic attacks. This is day 3 of my boyfriend quitting smoking and he has been storming around, i thought I was going nuts!
I am 60 hours in not by choice, smokers with a prior quitting history have experienced their own withdrawal syndrome and should be expected to recognize both its onset and intensity. Yes it helped them with the stopping smoking, the study’s continuous one year rate was 20. On a positive note, only for the types of smokers included within the studies.
I talk to some people who never look back after quitting and then there are others who still miss it ten years later. View my photos at bighugelabs. This must be his 10th attempt and I wish him well and applaud his effort but I have gone through this HELL 10x now! Of course it terrified him to return to those dark days.
We have two children and by the seventh day they heard me crying myself to sleep. EVERYTHING annoyed me or made me cry. Chantix studies report that varenicline significantly diminishes a smoker’s withdrawal syndrome. There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, which is very likely no longer functional.
Hello everyone, I am on day 3 and for the most part I am just tired. 00 a month for insurance and the one thing i feel that I need, they will not cover it.
But serious too l guess. Do not use other medications to quit smoking while you are taking varenicline, unless your doctor tells you to. I read somewhere that the cravings only last an average of 3 minutes. They love you, tobacco breath and all.
Just a tip for those that think they can just white knuckle it through. Yes, cotton-mouth goes with it. Any advice would be appreciated.
I’ve snapped several times at my girlfriend and she is getting fed up after day 4. When you took your first drink or the first time you got drunk, you didn’t become an alcoholic. Hey everyone, I wanted to update for a comment I previously posted.
Pfizer agreed without question to refund the cost in full when I told them I took it for a week and discontinued it because of extreme paranoia and mood swings. Anyhow it was by far the most stupidest thing i ever did for which i will never forgive myself. I can quit taking it and keep smoking.
The cravings i get can be quite overwhelming still. Pfizer asserts, “It is important to note that a vast body of medical literature has shown that smoking cessation, with or without treatment, is associated with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and has also been associated with the exacerbation of underlying psychiatric illnesses. Pfizer revised the Patient Information sheet to include an extremely weak and watered-down warning that suggests that all quitters, including Chantix quitters, may experience suicidal thoughts.
I believe that is what led me to drinking because I was not a big drinker before that. I think quiting cold turkey will be easier than this and I wouldn’t be in fear of the side effects of a drug.
And if possible couple it with regular sauna sessions to help purge out the remaining toxins through sweating them out. My faimly talked me into quitting the chantix and i did. 4 days in and I am one crazy lady!
Neither of us wants that! You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
All patients being treated with CHANTIX should be observed for neuropsychiatric symptoms including changes in behavior, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior. You can try it and if you start to have side effects just quit taking it. I don’t want a smoke but I’m sooo angry and feeling depressed and frustrated. I was shocked that his psychiatrist had no idea of this side effect, and feel it needs to be known and publicized.
Never look into the future! We recommend that physicians and pharmacists ensure that all patients are informed of possible psychiatric symptoms of varenicline, including violent and aggressive thoughts.
The cost of Chantix cannot be used to rationalize a reason for me to smoke. The quit smoking thing is also making me very tired, listless, often depressed and hopeless. I’m on day 3 if my 4th or 5th attempt. I quit smoking for the third time about 4 and a half weeks ago.
I just wondering when I will feel like myself again cause not fun feeling like this with my son and boyfriend . Of course I had to tell him I had 12 days smoke free and I had tried everything else there is at least once, and nothing worked except Chantix. I have extreme mood swings, nightmares, and impatience I can’t describe. I only took one a day and it still worked for me.
Again I had never–even at times when I stopped smoking without anything–had these thoughts and feelings of intense rage. I recently got my prescription, I am on day 5 and so far so good!
The study measured cessation using two different methods, continuous abstinence and point prevalence. PS : I am in India and Nicotine tablets are not available here. I am sure your closest friends will say the same! Hopefully I could recover from the ill feelings soonest.
I had all the signs and symptoms of classic strep. US FDA and ordered Pfizer to issue “Dear Doctor” letters and amend the Champix product information sheet. I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day.
Find myself cursing at the radio for playing a song I don’t like, my laptop, basically, everything. How are the mood swings now?
In fact, Chantix is derived from the same plant. I have quit smoking but I have to stop this med. I dont even know the person I am!
I thought, well I’ll give it another try, maybe it was a fluke. Needless to say I would recommend Chantix to people who want to quit smoking. Get a daily dose of physical exercise. If someone really wants to stop smoking, why use insurance dollars?
I am just going to pray that I will not have any long lasting effects. Clearly we don’t yet know varenicline’s odds when used as a stand-alone aid.
Yes I was on Paxil for panic attacks but I had quit taking it a month before starting the Chantix because the panic attacks had stopped and I don’t like being dependent on any pills. I tried Chantix for 3 weeks, and I woke up every morning after the first 2 weeks with the thought: why am I alive. By Derek de Koff Published Feb 10, 2008 I have read a lot of the stories about what happens to people on Chantix.
I had an old bottle of Ambien with one tablet left and called the auto refill line. He had taken Chantix and went off it in the spring, then we found out he had started retaking it 7 days before his suicide.
I am crabby with my kids and I hate it. Nice to know people out there going through the same.
They’ve gotten the last penny they will ever get from me. It is worth a try because it works and not everyone has these extreme side effects.
1 milligram twice a day. I am severely agitated by everyone around me and have no inclination to be nice. This time is different, though, I know what to expect and it has helped me to keep my cool better than the last time.
I too have been taking Chantix. Also part of the evidence are the hundreds and possibly thousands of personal accounts of mental health nightmares being documented by current and former varenicline users on message boards across the net.
It is not unusual to see an ex smoker rapidly shift from being calm and happy, to being agitated and angry. Great site, thanks for all you do Cameron. In a related study by the same researchers, 647 smokers were divided into four test groups that received Chantix for 12 weeks, as well as a placebo group.
I quit 14 days ago with the patches. Own up to the fighting, take responsibility for all of it, and apologize. And I don’t know what triggered it.
I tried acupunture, but it seemed to stir up more anxiety rather than reduce it. I know it sounds ridiculous but in one thought I’m saluting myself for having got this far and in another when I realised there will be no more ciggies for me I feel bereft and miserable. I would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution.
EVERYTHING shows up as normal, no issues with either my cardio or pulmonary systems. Isn’t it weird because obviously we didn’t like being that dirty smoker, and want to change.
I strongly urge people to opt for other methods of quitting. We witnessed a feast to starvation difference between the intensity of support in randomized clinical trials compared to OTC NRT studies. Just be aware if this kind of stuff happens to you to quit taking it or call your Doctor immediately.
Couldn’t concentrate and felt like I had taken some sort of sleeping pill. Thanks to everyone that commented! Moods are no reason to start smoking or use something else.
I GET THE need for burning down the house. I took it last fall and had severe depression and thoughts of suicide.