This was in June of 2007, the information in this database is intended to supplement, i WANT TO BE A HAPPY NON SMOKER. From the quitting point of view; i have suffered from depression but never had suicidal thoughts or tendencies prior to taking Champix.
But if I hadn’t stopped taking Chantix – karen listened in horror as her daughter recalled how she had turned blue through lack of oxygen, norman had an empty pack of cigs in his pocket when we found him. I want to taste again and I NEVER want to put someone who loves me through the pain of watching me die from an illness I caused myself.
I hated myself, i haven’t felt aggression and irritability like this since I was a teenager. I picked a fight with my husband and bad, i felt some relief by releasing some of that energy and angst. Even at times when I stopped smoking without anything, this is no way to live your life. And learn about possible conditions.
I feel resolute about staying off fags but the withdrawal is much more intense than I bargained for. My partner is in his second week, and he has become a nightmare to around. I cant believe how much these cigs take over us.
I couldn’t make it through day 1. So gonna try that while she’s gone. And that’s my advise to you. I am having terrible mood swings and fighting with her over everything.
It is going on week 3. It is not helping that we are going through other issues related to the poor economy. 5 days a week that tests me very much. Any factual error will be immediately corrected upon receipt of credible authority in support of the writer’s contention.
Health Concern On Your Mind? I get that it is so hard for the smoker, and such, but I feel really hostile that because of his darned bad habit, we all have to deal with it. I guess what is helping me is use of Nicotine chewing gum.
I had never attempted suicide in my whole life before taking Chantix. The quit smoking thing is also making me very tired, listless, often depressed and hopeless.
Problem is, I don’t want to talk to anyone about it. All I want to do is sleep and cry. Having a really rough time.
Cigarettes and every other nicotine containing product took a great toll on how i looked from the outside and how i felt from the inside. Get Help From Other Quitters!
After going through what I am going through- I would not suggest this medication to anyone. It does not mean that you are an angry person.
She was still smoking and had been previously diagnosed as bipolar. Almost everything is pissing me off. The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.
I do not want to be around anyone or talk to anyone. NRT, it prolongs the suffering, and sets up an individual for relapse.
You are well on your way and doing so well. I am on day five and I am about ready to jump out of my skin! Keep sipping in as much air as you can hold in your lungs, hold it for a moment and let it out slowly. In early September she ended up being hospitalized for observation and every since has experienced all of the things that are not listed on the medication.
With absolutely no memory at all of what she’d done, Karen says her daughter’s account of what had happened was like hearing about another person. I’ve tried probably 15 times to quit.
Thanks to all who shared their stories! I have no history of mental illness and do not take any prescription meds. I explained to my 11 year old that sometimes you just have to cry to get “things” out of your system and that I had been upset and just had to “get it out”. I used chantix to stop.
I’m now on Day 7 and the cranky clouds are lifting. Not once did I connect these feelings to the chantix. I smoked at least a pack from 14 and am now 48. My daughter is one of the Casualties of taking Chantix for 12 weeks.
Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or behavior. My wife and I have decided to quit together for our health, for our child and for our wallets’ health. Great site, thanks for all you do Cameron.
It relieves the build up of tension that occurs when you are trying to abstain from something like nicotine and it releases endorphins which also provide a calming effect. Good luck for the next week. He was a contented happy man with everything going for him and everything to live for.
Having a professional in your corner can really make a difference. I feel very low, easily get angry, have a great fear of something that doesn’t happened yet which triggers my anxiety and even to the point of depression I think. Fortunately, I seem to be holding things together. Smoked for 20 years used chantix to quit- took it for 30 days only.
I have about 70 days now. The depression and the suicidal thoughts are there everyday.
I wish everyone on this journey a complete success and thanks for posting your comments, it helps a lot. I just simply do not want a cigarette.
So You Wish You Could be a Social Smoker? I have never really been a depressed person, and all this took me by surprise. I’m 30 years old, I started smoking when I was 14 and I have never gone 14 days without a cigarette until now. HOWEVER WE ARE AT EACH OTHER’S THROATS pretty much all of the time.
I have had a lot of mood swings, and get irritable quickly, but am willing to go through this to give up tobacco FOR GOOD. I was so afraid to take these! But, after taking Chantix 3 weeks I had nightmares, delusions, nervousness, and pain. Just doesn’t make sense to me or my 2 daughters who miss their mom!
Do not go down that road. 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. My husband quit 8 weeks ago. 12 weeks of treatment, talk to your doctor.
50 days an angry but Yes. There is also no debate but that some unknown percentage of smokers have both untreated and undiagnosed organic depression that can become pronounced and beg treatment once nicotine’s contribution to brain dopamine pathway stimulation ends. I feel like I’d rather smoke than be crabby with them for no reason. After the glands in my neck started to swell and make me nervous I decided enough was enough.
I’ve smoked for just over 30 years which is all of my adult life and I suppose every day was disrupted by me going off to get my next smoke. Yes, you need to think through some new coping skills for dealing with anxiety and anger.
So celebrate how awesome the you that exists today is, because you’re doing this. I am severely agitated by everyone around me and have no inclination to be nice.
I no longer have a personality. Luuuuuv this site almost as much as I’d love to have a cig! The best part was that I never gained any weight and was happy as a bee. I believe it’s just a question of expecting this second wave of cravings.
I do not have a history of either depression or suicidal thinking. It’s so hard but I knew it would be. I was able to put the missing piece of the puzzle in place! I don’t know how my husband is hanging in there.
I want to strangle everyone. This article was originally written in 2008. I took Chantix for about a month and went from a pack a day plus to only 2 cigs a day. I never was this way before.
I stopped taking Chantix on December 16th. My boyfriend was depressed for 2 years but came out of it around 18 months ago. I had a great work life prior to my layoff in 2009. Thanks to everyone that commented!
I’m so depressed–I don’t know how to function. The first several weeks were the hardest but after a while it became a challenge to myself to see how many craving I could overcome. I took it for 30 days. This medication has been easy for me to use.
I have always handled stressful and depressing times in the past with the help of my family and friends. I noticed that lately I have been crying unexplainably and having brief suicidal thoughts.
I can’t see how someone with kids can fail to quit once diagnosed with an illness like that. We found Chantix in her nightstand with 4 doses gone. Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.
I have quit smoking but I have to stop this med. 1, 2014, decided I’d had enough. I tried Chantix for 3 weeks, and I woke up every morning after the first 2 weeks with the thought: why am I alive.
I stopped smoking on May 31. I get tired easily and want to eat everything in sight but I am managing it. My name is Cameron Kellett and on the 10th of August 2011, I ended my twenty year addiction to nicotine by stopping smoking. As a result, he came home after work one night and discovered that she had left with the dog, and many of their household valuables and sentimental pictures etc.
I have extreme mood swings, nightmares, and impatience I can’t describe. I feel at the end of my rope?