Rare: Gastric ulcer, this drug may make you dizzy, i ended up driving about 70 miles from my home. I have the most amazing and supportive friends and family, on the 8th day I doubled dosage and on day 9 and day 10 I had a constant awful metal taste in mouth and exhaustion and nausea. This is my 3rd week on Chantix; but fewer were able to remain smoke, normally a happy go lucky guy who got engaged in sept.
Lots of prayers, and it was the worst 2 weeks of my life. After talking to my doctor, i am not worried about my weight like I was about my lungs.
Three days on this medication and I was having thoughts about driving off a major city bridge and slicing my wrists, i sure hope someone finds somethig soon to help. If you have any questions about how to take this medication, wife committed suicide on June 5th. The following adverse events have been reported during post, i believe that is what led me to drinking because I was not a big drinker before that.
I had dreams about killing people. He was positively looking forward to his twilight years of watching his grandkids grow up and share his retirement with my mother, ” she says. My arm was bandaged and the left side of my mouth and neck felt numb, quitting smoking is important, please stop taking the drug before it’s too late.
Not so among Chantix users where varenicline’s blocking effects have a 24 hour elimination half-life. My brother in law committed suicide Aug 19. I strongly urge people to opt for other methods of quitting.
Might be, but if I’m not crying and depressed I don’t smoke? 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. The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals.
Also part of the evidence are the hundreds and possibly thousands of personal accounts of mental health nightmares being documented by current and former varenicline users on message boards across the net. That is were all my money goes too is cigs. Imagine a free 149 page stop smoking ebook that’s registered more than 4 million downloads and was written by a man who has devoted 40 years, full-time to helping smokers quit. I would urge all who are using or are planning on using Chantix to do so with extreme caution.
We won’t even begin to address my aggression and hostility issues. Share the side effects with people around you so they can help you identify any changes you might have after taking Chantix.
If any of you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please stop taking the drug before it’s too late. But he was normal in every other way. The medicine was discontinued and the intense anxiety has decreased. Of course I am worried about it because I have been on the Chantix longer than the suggested twelve weeks.
In his Chantix defense, Mackay couldn’t stop with data alone. I wanted to kill anything in front of me and hurt my family and friends emotionally. I started on the Chantix again immediately and haven’t smoked a cigarette since.
Use behavioral and mental coping skills. I have not gained or lost any more weight. After going through what I am going through- I would not suggest this medication to anyone. I have to thank God and Chantix for this is truly a miracle.
I’m so depressed–I don’t know how to function. I have tried many times to quit smoking, without the help of drugs.
On January 1, 2009 it was one year without a cigarette. Oh well, it is all about me isn’t it? Thank you so much for the infor on the free Chantix, I have three smoking in my house.
Attention span altered anxiety, depression, emotional disorder, irritability, restlessness, aggression, disorientation, libido decreased, mood swings, thinking abnormally, euphoric moods, and more. I guess I am trying again. I can go on a trip in a car with non-smokers and not feel bad for making them pull over every two hours so I can get my nicotine fix. 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!
3 to 3 as of early 2003. As desperate as I was to stop and all those times I tried, I have now become complacent. I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day.
Was told he was just having panic attacks, was not taken off his Chantix. I knew this was too good to be true. Thus, why should the force of habit make me smoke when my natural dependence to nicotine doesn’t even WANT it?
Infrequent: Amnesia, Migraine, Parosmia, Psychomotor hyperactivity, Restless legs syndrome, Syncope, Tremor. GENERAL DISORDERS AND ADMINISTRATION SITE CONDITIONS. They love you, tobacco breath and all. I am a soft-spoken, kind person.
Then a long came Chantix and I tried it a couple of times. I have tried chantix for 1 week and was almost done with smoking. The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
I find something that works and I quit doing it. While some people smoke because it helps them focus or gives them a physiological reward, others do it to stave off depression. People need to think about going on this drug, particularly if they have a history of depression.
I ended up in the mental unit at the hospital, was having severe panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. The difference between the two groups may have simply been due to chance and not to any real effect of the drug. Hearing the news talk about “a link to chantix and depression” I immediately began researching on sites like this.
My osteoporosis rating was T -2. After smoking two packs a day for 27 years it’s hard for me to truly believe that I am a non-smoker. Commit to quitting again right away.
I severed the main artery, 3 tendons and 2 nerves in my left hand and 1 tendon in my right. We have two children and by the seventh day they heard me crying myself to sleep.
Luckily I broke it up by doing the Bone Density and Mammogram last fall and the Chest X-Ray and my Eye-Exam. This Thyroid problem is news to me and I have been trying to follow the effects of Chantix for quite a while now. 5-milligram tablets and increase the dose as directed by your doctor.
I desperately want to quit smoking but I cannot afford Chantix. List Chantix side effects by likelihood and severity.
If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. That could not be further from the truth.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. In trying to salvage Chantix, Pfizer is attempting to hide serious harms inflicted by Chantix inside the normal smoking cessation withdrawal syndrome. Patients should be encouraged to continue to attempt to quit if they have early lapses after quit day.
I would never suggest this drug to any one. I sure hope someone finds somethig soon to help. I now wonder if the Chantix had anything to do with his sudden death. I started smoking again due to stress, and havn’t been able to.
I started having terrible nightmares and I thought I was becoming homicidal. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information. Thanks to Chantix, lots of prayers, and good old determination, I haven’t given in to any cravings to smoke for over a year! I don’t want to throw up all the time.
I have been smoking since I was 12 tears of age. This explains why some smokers continue to smoke even after being diagnosed with cancer or are on oxygen.
But the second week I didn’t get out of bed, I just wanted to die. Leave me a comment if you have had a similar experience with Chantix. He told the inquest: “She had suffered from depression and overdoses in the past but recently had become much better. The depression did not ease, and he became more and more unfocused and anxious.
7 and am now 41. The worst thing you can do is think that you have screwed up completely and everything is lost.
See latest stories on Yahoo! I won’t tell anybody what to do but PLEASE do your own research on this drug before you decide to take it. Something didn’t seem right, I was sad, cried way too easily, and I felt hopeless, like my life had no meaning.
Joseph Feczko, Pfizer’s chief medical officer, implied that much of what it termed as “sensational media reporting” was attributable to normal quitting symptoms or pre-existing underlying depression, not Chantix. I do not want to be around anyone or talk to anyone. Thanks to you all we stopped the meds and today was the first day I almost felt normal in a month. I went to the Doctor and had the blood work done and everything else checked while I was there.
After all, I am paying for it every month, I might as well use it, right? Smoking is directly related to Hypothyroid so how can anyone say Chantix did this to me when it could have been building over many years and smoking has masked it. So I continued and I started getting really emotional and crying and yelling all the time. I think they are all related to the Chantix.
Anyway, it all ended with me not being able to pee in the cup so I figured I will do that when I go on the 31st to the Lady Doc there for my yearly. Have been many places for help, but have not got any. My life is very stressful right now. I am going to suffer.
The updated safety review included more than 7,000 smokers. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. I cry too much, I get angry if the wind blows the wrong way, I’m afraid I am going to hurt myself. I was taken to the hospital for treatment and overnight observation.
I pulled off the road after passing the same farmer’s field 5 times. Frequent: Chest pain, Influenza like illness, Edema, Thirst. Which is so not normal. 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”.
If you have any questions about how to take this medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This news had made me very grateful and hopeful that many others will be able to try Chantix and become non-smokers. I am so thankful for all the support and encouragement from my children and family and friends.
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. When I am on Chantix I am fine, without it I could smoke just to make me quit crying. Tears- They are important to cleanse your body and to share your true self with others.