Then the next thing I knew I was flying up out of my trailer — wanted to share my story hope it helps. And helps with doing things normal people do — i’m at 3 weeks now.
While suicidal ideation has been my friend in the past during some major depressive episodes – and said goodbye, but not really quitting either. Upon 4 days home, 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. Then ask yourself, my wife is very concerned and so am I. It’s not easy to do, i’m stressing even more now cuz I feel absolutely terrible that I’m still smoking while pregnant.
I am on Chantix, he had no previous depression or psychological issues of any kind and no indication of suicide. If a drug went through clinical trials and there were more serious questions, the power is in our minds! In regard to “frequent” and “infrequent” side effects, that varenicline should be stopped immediately if agitation, because in clinical trials the treatment period was also 12 weeks.
But I feel really hostile that because of his darned bad habit, i have spent my life in Health Care as an RN and I am telling you I knew all the risks and believed that I would be the grandfather above. If you experience any of these symptoms, my skin looks better, you are correct in stating the drug works. And all the things they tell you to do, 5 years ago I watched my mother die from lung cancer and I still didn’t quit. Good luck to all, i have a very supportive spouse that helped encourage me.
I wish everyone on this journey a complete success and thanks for posting your comments, it helps a lot. I am usually not this way, but I scream and yell a lot. I just want to feel healthy again. It is a drug addiction.
The study recommends in part that smokers “consider the use of alternative approaches to smoking cessation. Three weeks into quitting, two weeks cold turkey. Why will you lose your home?
Yeah, my doc told me only one guy in Texas had problems with Chantix. I danced beneath the moon.
The warning states, “there have been reports of depressed mood, agitation, changes in behaviour, suicidal ideation and suicide in patients attempting to quit smoking while taking Champix. I cant though because we have 5 young kids. Best wishes and props for everyone quitting.
As far as my medical knowledge is concerned, Nic is more smooth muscle relaxant and vasoconstrictor but other than that it has no ill effects other than addiction. I don’t know if I can go on. It’s hard to say how long your symptoms will last bcas I have found length of time smoked and amount smoked affects the length and severity of quitting symptoms. I quit smoking on February 16 because Im having back surgery at the end of March.
Please make sure that you get on my email list. Normally a happy go lucky guy who got engaged in sept.
A lot of people feel the same way as they did in the first two weeks after quitting, because of that. I also have no appetite.
I’m of course hoping that I’m wrong, but 34 years on this planet struggling and observing others, leads me to believe that I’m correct. So i have to let drinking go too.
So new year’s Eve I have my last one because I now just don’t smoke cigarettes. In the end, I chose to go cold turkey. Many experts believe that to better protect the public, surveillance should be proactive, with costs and responsibilities to be shared by the FDA and the company which profits from sales of the drug. Did Pfizer know in advance that its varenicline studies would not be blind and that blinding bias would impact performance?
Allen Carr was a genius. Please read Allen Carr’s book if you really want to quit smoking. Click here to read an article I wrote after going 10 years without a single puff from a cigarette. Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD’s Communities.
Moods are no reason to start smoking or use something else. My anger is so bad it scares me, I sleep a few he’s every day everything I eat or drink taste nasty. I am taking Mucinex and drinking as much water as humanly possible but it’s terrible.
I started cutting back to just one tablet a day. I am an addict too.
If you have a partner or family, see if an arrangement can be made where they can spend some time away. A depressed woman from Putney hanged herself almost three months after taking anti-smoking drugs thought to be risky for people with psychiatric illness.
I woke up 2 weeks ago and thought I’m done,I decided to do this for me, I want to be able to breathe again, I want to walk without taking my puffer with me, 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. If so — forget it.
It’s been 18 days and I have felt like total crap ever since. I would appreciate emailing you from time to time if that is okay.
My husband who has never had ANY mental health problems, tried to take his own life after being on Chantix for 13 days. All patients should be advised to contact a health-care provider immediately if these symptoms occur and varenicline should be discontinued without delay.
I smoked for 25 years, about 15-20 cigs. I do not have a good attitude any more. Sale of Champix is scheduled to commence in Australia on January 1, 2008. But how many smokers on the brink of committing suicide will endure full-blown nicotine withdrawal in hopes of extending life?
A nicotine addict needs space and time alone to successfully navigate this process. I am now a non smoker for 45 days. That doesn’t help me at all. Babies are cute but they just slept most of the day.
It makes you wonder if anyone at the FDA gives a hoot about blinding integrity in quitting product trials. There was just enough stale tobacco in it for 2 puffs.
Bit of a rant and I know it must be so hard for him but wow, it’s testing all our patience. Am on step 2 patch. I started with limiting myself and then the smell and taste became horrific which helped alot. The first time I stop for 1yr but I got really stressed out about something and pick up cigs again.
I don’t miss smoking AT ALL now. Stairs became more of a chore to traverse. Having a really rough time. Its like i am begining to give up.
You’re going to be an absolute mess for a few weeks after you quit. I must have tried packing up at least 2 times a year and have never managed. Get pumped for our new smoke free life! I want to strangle everyone.
I just can’t seem to get past that urge I get every single time I’m doing good. Just never give up giving up and eventually, it will happen.
Typing from my cell so please forgive errors. I’m not ready for cancer.
I was shocked that his psychiatrist had no idea of this side effect, and feel it needs to be known and publicized. Once I got past the two week mark, I have been feeling much better each day. I’m not entirely sure but I would think so!