4 smokes a day, this Thyroid problem is news to me and I have been trying to follow the effects of Chantix for quite a while now. ” says Westman, 2 pill twice a day because of nausea and wicked dreams. Although Pfizer is correct in asserting that smoking is associated with suicide, are Teens Getting Hooked on NRT?
He made a call to 911 telling them that demons were trying to kill him – see latest stories on Yahoo! Had he not realized this, in trying to salvage Chantix, i want to be able to run and throw football with them again.
Anyone taking or thinking about taking it please at the 1st sign of something wrong stop taking the pill immediately. What we do know is that when health care providers or quit smoking counselors learn of depressive type symptoms in any quitter, share the side effects with people around you so they can help you identify any changes you might have after taking Chantix.
I have been a smoker for 10 years and I have struggled with the idea of quitting for some time now. I wasn’t sleeping well but I wasn’t craving cigarettes either. The suicidal thoughts started about 3 days ago.
It has been two weeks and I am fighting it everyday. Thank you for sharing your story with us Anja. I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal. How long has it been for you since your last cigarette?
Apparently, he made a call to 911 telling them that demons were trying to kill him, when the police arrived, he thought THEY were the demons and began shooting at them. Towards the end of the first week is when the mood swings and depression started.
I too have been taking Chantix. I”m not sure how or what to do. Please don’t discount those who actually did commit suicide and those of us who lived thru it.
I will say, though, I had, finally no cravings for a cigarette. I am on week number 5 and smoking 1-2 a day. I now can not have a relationships with my children or my grandchildren because of the depression and the anger. I was not able to see the downslide in myself.
After viciously pulling my daughter’s hair in a rage of anger, I took to my bed planning the best mode for committing suicide. People need to think about going on this drug, particularly if they have a history of depression. After about 6 weeks i couldn’t take the feeling of wanting to hide in my bedroom away from everyone because i knew my behavior was not normal. Today is my second full day on Chantix.
Eventually he came to the realization himself that this was the Chantix. That was my whole problem I couldn’t let anything go! I tried to commit suicide December 8, 2007.
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I can’t tell you what to do but, what I think is that Chantix works! If seeking to quit smoking or stop using e-cigs, bidis, kreteks, hookah, a pipe, cigars, dip, chew, snuff, snus, smokeless, chewing tobacco, or the nicotine gum, lozenge, patch, inhaler or spray, you’ve come to the right place!
Although their accuracy and truthfulness cannot be verified, their numbers are far too many to ignore. So tired could not get out of bed.
I have been chantix-free since my hospitalization and continue to get stronger every day. 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. Could it be that the “significantly lower level” of dopamine stimulation produced by varenicline is insufficient to allow some taking the drug to avoid mental health, behavioral and depression concerns? A few days went by and my craving for cigarettes returned.
This article was originally written in 2008. I took myself off the drug and within 2-3 days it was so much better. Given proper treatment relief from depression, freedom from nicotine is within their grasp too.
After 4 weeks we all became very sick. I don’t have the money right now, however I do have the cash for a pack of smokes everyday, go figure. A depressed woman from Putney hanged herself almost three months after taking anti-smoking drugs thought to be risky for people with psychiatric illness. For me, it is work the risk of side effects from Chantix rather than the alternative, certain death.
Without Chantix I couldn’t have quit after all these years and I am amazed everyday I wake up and am not a smoker! Dreams so severe that I woke up clutching my chest and breathing very shallow.
I thought I was having a heart attack. Thyroid problems are the one thing we have figured out and not been able to get under control. There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, which is very likely no longer functional.
During World War II, smokers used leaves from this plant as a tobacco substitute. 4b2 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
I was planning on starting this morning, but got on here to read stories, and they are terrible! Those who received Chantix with brief behavioral counseling were more likely to kick the habit than smokers who got a placebo. 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.
Totaled 2 cars and almost died from blackouts while driving. At the time there was no knowledge of the drug’s dangers, but subsequently reports have come out.
I stopped taking chantix and got better. Nausea, insomnia, headaches, depression, sleep disruption, Pfizer’s five clinical trials recorded and compared the occurrence of each in both placebo and varenicline users, not the symptom’s scope, characteristics, intensity or duration. I have insomina and average about 3 hours of sleep a night. Everyone who decides to try Chantix needs to be aware of the risks involved.
I thought, well I’ll give it another try, maybe it was a fluke. You have to understand, this is the most traumatic, horrific thing that has ever happen in all of our lives ! Three days on this medication and I was having thoughts about driving off a major city bridge and slicing my wrists, and I was extremely depressed. Something didn’t seem right, I was sad, cried way too easily, and I felt hopeless, like my life had no meaning.
That is were all my money goes too is cigs. The anxiety and paranoia kept getting worse and worse to the point were my marriage was suffering. I am on day 10 of using Chantix.
I would hear a voice saying my name, very faint that I passed it off as my imagination and I would also see things out of the corner of my eye. This drug has also affected my family.
I expected him to come back, but he never did. I have tried chantix for 1 week and was almost done with smoking. My husband started on Monday and I started on Thursday. Chantix has had a devastating effect on my life.
5-milligram tablet once a day for 3 days, then increase to one 0. Quit Tobacco: Is Cold Turkey the Best Way? I sure hope someone finds somethig soon to help.
14 tips to get you through the first hard days. I told a friend of mine that I had quit smoking on Chantix over a year ago. I no longer have a personality. While on the drug Norman clearly visualized an easy and painless path out.
The whole night went well we had some drinks and were having fun. My husband and I both started Chantix the 18th of Nov.
I got a rx for chantix a year ago but never filled it after hearing stories about the negative sides of it. I really have no feelings about anything or anybody. By the seventh day If I had any emotion at all it was angry. I want to be able to run and throw football with them again.
I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day. She was still smoking and had been previously diagnosed as bipolar. EVERYTHING shows up as normal, no issues with either my cardio or pulmonary systems.
The major swings and degree of the depression have lessened, but I still fight bouts of depression several times a day. Thyroid: Is There a Connection?
I only took one a day and it still worked for me. She had been diagnosed with bipolar and was taking anti-depressants. I am tired all of the time.
My husband and I decided to quit smoking together. Each author’s name and comment date is from the original full-text post. None of the medications help.
My wife smokes, which makes it harder on me, as I am still around smoke constantly. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana. This has been a success for me so far.
I would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution. For the first 7 days I had night wakefullness and vivid dreams but no other side effects. I never took another Chantix pill.
I could stand being sick to my stomach but not the extreme feelings of loss and sadness as I had never felt this way before. PLEASE ADVISE ANYONE AND EVERYONE TO NEVER TAKE THESE TABLETS. Its really sad to live like this. Cigars: Less Harmful Than Cigarettes?
But, after taking Chantix 3 weeks I had nightmares, delusions, nervousness, and pain. Then those reports of suicidal ideation began washing in. Not for depression just panic attacks. I am a soft-spoken, kind person.
Does the OTC Nicotine Patch Really Double Your Chances of Quitting? I have had a big change in my personality, Im not the same persom anymore. Someone needs to do something! Since taking this stuff I just want to give up.
Two of the test groups took 0. I noticed that lately I have been crying unexplainably and having brief suicidal thoughts. Nobody is got hurt physically, But close enought to scare the crap out of me. I took Chantix last October for about 3 weeks.
Instead, I was so depressed and isolated that I couldn’t continue to function. I do not want to carry an oxygen tank.
I had never attempted suicide in my whole life before taking Chantix. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. I have tried many times to quit smoking, without the help of drugs.
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. I noticed my throat would get moderate swelling with nasal passage swelling also about an hour I would take my Chantix.