If you take into account that when I get in bed I’m still wide awake, wait a minute, nicotine addiction and lung cancer. I Took 1 less for 2weeks, this means I would have to go for an extended period of time with a cigarette.
If you are thinking about taking Chantix, i want to be depressed and dang near manic all my life? Varenicline is given for 12 weeks, 11:55 and I have work I have to get done. I’ve come off this, establishment of chemical dependence upon the addictive substance.
Cold turkey quitters have prevailed over NRT quitters in all long-term real-world population level studies over the past decade. My faimly talked me into quitting the chantix and i did. It lessens the pleasure a person gets from smoking. It wasn’t in November so this might have just gone into effect January 2008!
Only took it for 3 wks, but very bizarre behavior the third week. 3, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism. I have been a smoker for 10 years and I have struggled with the idea of quitting for some time now.
I’m ready to go off now. I was afraid that they would refuse treatment if I decided not to take the pills they offered. I wish you the best and please do keep me informed on your progress! Took me 6 months before the nausea went away.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. I think they are all related to the Chantix. Panic disorder, thats what they tell me i have. That sure is a lovely image.
I am on day 7. I applaud you, envy you, and pray that your minds learn how to cope again. I don’t prescribe addictive drugs.
I finally came to terms with the fact that, no matter what, I will not take another puff. Tulloch HE, Pipe AL, Els C, Clyde MJ, Reid RD.
Several studies have shown varenicline can increase the chance of quitting smokeless tobacco when compared to taking no medicines at all, at least in the short term. 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. This shit is worse than heroin and you won’t get a rush. Not sure what to do.
I will never let a doc talk me into depression tablets again i will hang myself instead. Chantix, despite some risks, remains a safe and effective option, in Pfizer’s view.
I woke up a few times because I would jump or whip my head off the pillow. I took Chantix last October for about 3 weeks. My brain felt like mush, I am so irritable but have to still function in my job.
Studies suggest that you truly would have to be a superhero to quit while using the nicotine patch if you’d already attempted using it once and relapsed. I live in Australia not sure where people on this site are from. 100mg for me with a Psych that every time I asks says next month . Is nicotine replacement therapy addictive?
Why worry about how much of the mountain is left to climb or how far we could fall when all that matters is our grip upon here and now, the next few minutes? I had nightmares, suicidal thoughts, didn’t care about anything and I thought smoking was better than these side effects.
Maybe once a month or every three months not like when on Chantix and drinking every day every weekend. However, there are many rare side effects that can occur when taking medication that are, wellbizarre. I was planning on starting this morning, but got on here to read stories, and they are terrible! Try to go to sleep at the same time every night.
We went to our own doctors, both of them prescribed Chantix to us without mention of any dangerous side effects. Quitting smoking is something I can be proud of and my children are proud of me. Recovery is good, not bad.
I would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution. 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. I sleep like a champ. I would suddenly end up at places and have no idea how i got there!
I hope we get good weather. Varenicline blocks the ability of nicotine to activate a4b2 receptors and thus to stimulate the central nervous mesolimbic dopamine system, believed to be the neuronal mechanism underlying reinforcement and reward experienced upon smoking. Used For: The treatment of acne.
Ashamed to say I neglected to do my homework prior to taking this drug and paid a price for that. I was not able to see the downslide in myself. And the aggression in the first week? While there may be a benefit to combining the drugs vs.
Image of two turkeys wearing sneakers. 4 times as many study participants randomly assigned to wear the placebo nicotine patch correctly determined their group assignment as guessed wrong.
I took it at 10 AM, it is now almost 4 PM. I thought that was funny too. I am damn angry with my shrink for giving me this stupid drug. Imagine destroying needless quitting fears by understanding them, and thus being able to better notice and savor the beauty about to unfold before you.
I have been taking pristiq for about 2 years now, following a very bad car accident and some major life changes. All these effects were acceptable. 35,000, with roughly 10,000 of those being serious, disabling or fatal.
I don’t like feeling lazy all the time. My original quit date was supposed to be last Monday, Day 13. Also find out what side effects to watch for and report. How about an acute psychotic episode that has left her possible permanent damage.
Although their accuracy and truthfulness cannot be verified, their numbers are far too many to ignore. But I am powering on.
I felt a little more nauseous then last nights pill, understandably so, but again, nothing major. 3 to 3 as of early 2003.
Been taking that one two weeks, and I find I feel worse. Today, I took 10,000ui, along with 2400mg Malic Acid and 3000mg Omega 3 and it has helped a bit with the brain zaps. Kind of weird I thought. I’m not sure how safe it is to stay on Chantix forever, but for now I am doing great.
I tried to get off paxil when my doctor told me I had to because my liver enzymes were up do to a spider bite and the antibiotics I took. My history with quitting smoking is I get so depressed I cannot stop crying.
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? At the moment though am feeling quite tired all the time but hopefully that too will pass.
I’ve also stopped taking Chantix. On a somewhat similar subject, my wife quit smoking while we were on vacation. Day 2 all of the above except without having to go to bed, that was replaced with panic attacks.
I have gone cold turkey before, and actually cut down to 3-4 smokes a day, and have even had days in between with none, but the habit always lingers in the back of my mind. The gene variations, which govern nicotine receptors on cells, could eventually help explain some of the mysteries of chain smoking, nicotine addiction and lung cancer. If you take into account that when I get in bed I’m still wide awake, I live your average day on 3-4 hours of sleep.
Someone needs to do something! Everyone has seen the Viagra commercial, stating that an erection lasting several hours is a possibility. I was somewhat reluctant to go to the game since we had seats in a non-smoking section and I’m not a big baseball fan. Guilty as charged, and then some!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t play as much as I normally would because the alcohol was making me nauseous. Not as bad but still there. Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to go without eating, to actually starve yourself to death, or for that matter, to die of thirst? Can anyone tell me when I can expect to get my libido back?
DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING CHANTIX! This allows us nicotine addicts to feel different or even superior to illegal drug addicts who fill the world’s prisons. Oh and yes, I’ve had the withdrawal flu for 3 weeks. While suicidal ideation has been my friend in the past during some major depressive episodes, this latest round is different.
This is an older anti-depressant drug that helps reduce tobacco withdrawal symptoms. I have felt so bad I considered starting taking it again. It needs to be embraced not feared.
It’s just a matter of not sinking. It’s not as raspy as it was before and in the mornings it has been a little deeper. 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? Today is day 5 for me because I have to jump through the hopes of the County Clinic to get my meds.
I will certainly be doing much more homework before I try any more medications. Take care dear and write when you want. I have also been concerned about pressure in the eyes as I am very glare sensitive and sometimes my eyes just feel like they want to burst. I had been ready to quit my job and give up on everything.
He gave me a new Rx for Chantix and sent me on my way. Anyone who ever mentions Chantix will be told by me to just quit cold turkey! I went to one a day of the second week pack for about seven days and then stopped because I couldn’t sleep or focus. Are Teens Getting Hooked on NRT?
Imagine discovering that white flour and rain drops have smell, while moving into a clean ash-free world where the oil on your skin isn’t tar’s but yours. As far as I know he has no past mental health problems or violence in his past. I think about smoking a cigarette, then almost as quickly, forget about it.
Leo and Gloria Rosen family. The withdrawal effects have been absolutely brutal and after 3 weeks are still going strong. More and more companies are creating nature-based, toxin-free remedies to boost immunity and stave off symptoms, especially when taken at the first sign of the flu.
I haven’t read anything about Chantix effecting your muscles or joints, but I am going to do some research on it. So I am convinced that depression is why I smoked and why I have such a hard time stopping.
Did years of using somehow burn or etch permanent dependency tracks into our brain? This was how he used to be for the 6 years before he went on them.
I would wake up in the morning and be a new person. I did not smoke and I could of. I’ll keep you guys updated. PLEASE ADVISE ANYONE AND EVERYONE TO NEVER TAKE THESE TABLETS.
But, the fact that I was willing to do that, to go to any length to quit smoking was something I had never done before. Many of emotional problems can be treated with therapy. This drug is dangerous and drs and pharmacists need to recognize. 24 for a small container.