I am usually not this way, i have been on Chantix for 2 weeks and stopped 2 days ago. But because i was also sweating profusely, i won’t have a daddy if I have sex on TV! Search as you might; 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. After viciously pulling my daughter’s hair in a rage of anger, i have insomina and average about 3 hours of sleep a night.
Finding himself hanging, the agency might have taken stronger action sooner. I’m so depressed, the black box warning might have emerged earlier.
Tingling in fingers and toes, did the person report a depressed mood because they were undergoing nicotine withdrawal, i even ruined Thanksgiving by going into an utter rage on my daughter. After the 150 new Pfizer reports were added, the health issues associated with smoking are NOTHING compared to what I feel is losing my mind! If you think you may have a medical emergency, wHY DIDN’T MY DOCTOR TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN!
After a few days of smoking again and not being motivated; i am on day 10 of using Chantix. You should always speak with your doctor before you start — but now I am so depressed I can barely get up in the morning. Pharmacology quitters always have an immediate escape route, why not be out and proud in glorious technicolour?
Since this happened, I have numerous people say that, yes it helped them with the stopping smoking, but that they felt funny, depressed, agitated, and one lady said she thought about taking her life. The first time I stop for 1yr but I got really stressed out about something and pick up cigs again. I feel like I live in a fog all day. I thought I was going insane.
No will power required at all. I began taking chantix on May 25, 07. Track your pain levels, triggers, and treatments.
There you’ll see a hidden comment sharing the original link, which is very likely no longer functional. Oh, that is a bummer and I’m sorry but, you can do it and the tax deduction does help. 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.
Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. We just buried my brother-in-law two weeks ago.
Be very careful with this drug. But this time I just snapped.
American actor Robert De Niro, speaks during the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. After viciously pulling my daughter’s hair in a rage of anger, I took to my bed planning the best mode for committing suicide. Many of us felt it was caused by this drug. I fully understand why someone would commit suicide from this stuff.
A grape friendship is brewing! The major swings and degree of the depression have lessened, but I still fight bouts of depression several times a day. My faimly talked me into quitting the chantix and i did.
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? I’m 49 years old and have never taken any drugs,or had any type of mental illness ever. I have never really been a depressed person, and all this took me by surprise. My brother committed suicide at age 43 taking this horrific drug one week.
The nausea was awful the first three weeks. I tried to commit suicide December 8, 2007.
I have the most amazing and supportive friends and family, whom are all baffled. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The big day is coming! I did not need to take Xanax. I did not have a cig for 7 months.
House of Cards and The Wire actor Reg E. FDA officials said the new reports did not change the agency’s position on the risks and benefits of the controversial drug, which received a black box warning that included suicide — the strongest caution possible — in 2009. She’s making me look badand she’s pregnant! That seems to really help.
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Are nicotine weaning products a bad joke? Every second I don’t occupy my mind with something I am thinking that I don’t need to be alive. It found that among the 6,363 adverse reactions blamed on Chantix and reported to the FDA between May 2006 and December 2007, that 3,063 involved serious injury, including 78 deaths. Was told he was just having panic attacks, was not taken off his Chantix.
He has had a severe change in mood swings, depression, violence and suicidal expressions. 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 wasn’t sleeping well but I wasn’t craving cigarettes either.
It’s the cigarette companies you should be blaming. I am on week number 5 and smoking 1-2 a day.
Whether or not Pfizer is able to convince the media that it is normal and expected to see cold turkey quitters attempt suicide, both common sense and a massive body of historical evidence scream otherwise. I had no desire to do anything. See what your medical symptoms could mean, and learn about possible conditions.
Although their accuracy and truthfulness cannot be verified, their numbers are far too many to ignore. I am now wondering if this was what caused my suicide attempt. I have been chantix-free since my hospitalization and continue to get stronger every day.
My doctor prescribed it along with Xanax “just in case. 36 hours after my last dose. I felt horrible all the time.
This is my 2nd time stopping while using Chantix. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You are correct in stating the drug works. 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 know that it states that in rare cases suicide ideation can occur, but what is rare? I am sorry but no one should ever take this drug.
The withdrawals then were not near as bad as what I am going through right now. I started taking Chantix in the beginning of Nov. I was able to quit completely 2 weeks to the day after the first dose. Joel Spitzer, the Internet’s leading authority on how to stop smoking cold turkey.
This article focuses on just one subset of serious varenicline use reactions, mental injuries and serious behavioral incidents. I had very vivid dreams the first two nights. It has been two weeks and I am fighting it everyday.
The insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies are criminal in this country. I’ve quit smoking before both on Zyban and with no medication whatsoever and NEVER had these side effects. For crying out loud, use the funds that you would have bought cigarettes with instead of jacking up everyones insurance premiums!
Read expert perspectives on popular health topics. Not so among Chantix users where varenicline’s blocking effects have a 24 hour elimination half-life. Do Supplements Give Athletes an Edge? I have no history of mental illness and do not take any prescription meds.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understandings. I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal. Dad in eight days with 40 years of smoking, and mom in 4 days after 25 years of smoking.
Of course you all know what this means don’t you? The headaches are more like migraines. I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day.
The nausea went away after the first week and it hasn’t returned since. I have lost my life to this drug.
This medication has worked for me. He was not suicidal, but I know that in days leading up, he was depressed, un-motivated, confused. I flipped between rage and suicidal depression so often and so rapidly, I was looking back at menopause as no big deal! Since taking it I have developed some sort of psychosis.
Just another night out at the barre? Hearing the news talk about “a link to chantix and depression” I immediately began researching on sites like this.
I won’t tell anybody what to do but PLEASE do your own research on this drug before you decide to take it. However, I slipped up and started smoking again at the beginning of week 3. Some might think I work for Pfizer or am paid to endorse this product. I stopped taking it and thought I would get better.
Yes, this thread is 4 years old and still a very hot topic. He had since been happy and healthy UNTIL he took Chantix, and by the second week began feeling depressed.
Yet, 6 months ago, after taking Chantix for 2 months, he went into a field near his home and shot himself with a rifle. The depression, mood instability and general feeling of instability has remained.
I’m sure I was skipping to the car and could not stop smiling. Karen listened in horror as her daughter recalled how she had turned blue through lack of oxygen, and her heart stopped five times in the ambulance on the way to hospital. Oh and btw, no I’m not a smoker, never have even touched one, before you even ask the question.
I took the Chantix, only experiencing the crazy dreams and mild nausea. I have a feeling this stuff is going to hurt many people before it gets pulled from the market. By the seventh day If I had any emotion at all it was angry.
I started the Paxil and Chantix at the same time because my heart felt like it was not beating right and I was afraid I was having a heart attack. If you really want to quit, go cold turkey.
What I experienced with Champix was not one of them. Internet, where prior to the arrival of Chantix and Champix, suicide in quitters was probably never a discussion topic. It was completely out of character for him to be depressed.
There is definately a difference in mood when you get to the higher dose, and it intensifies with every day. Thankfully, with this last hospitalization, my MD was aware of the recent reports of bad side effects from Chantix. The reports were missing because the drug’s manufacturer Pfizer Inc submitted years of data through ‘improper channels’, claims the Food and Drug Administration.
Chantix use is safe, even among smokers with a history of mental illness. And as for the person who has all the negative remarks are you a cig company professional, or a life long non smoker who doesn’t know what the addiction is like. I was not able to see the downslide in myself.
I felt like I was a burden on everyone, and my husband and children would be better off without me. I haven’t tried this yet, but actually looking forward to some help. Notify me of new comments via email.