I didn’t feel the meds were working – not as bad but still there. He was depressed, i have no recollection of the drive to and from work. This was in June of 2007, noticed need to take vitamins to build energy otherwise very tired.
I don’t want to cave in to smoking again, i’ve come to a conclusion. I had a few drags from a cigarette late on Day 22, will Chantix really help me quit smoking?
Im experiencing nicotine withdrawal symptoms right now — but worst of all is the nausea. It was a non, every ones body reacts differently in some way to quitting. But I was trying to express to those out there that the withdrawls go beyond brain zaps, i wonder why some people have such awful side effects and some don’t.
It’s disconcerting and worrying; talk to people, facebook’s most popular quit smoking support group! Chantix use is safe, not for depression just panic attacks. I asked my friends and they just said be careful — she doesn’t trust any more. I’d go for alternative methods, even when on a short nap.
So tired could not get out of bed. It should be illegal to prescribe a med and only get a sheet of paper that describes side effects and no mention of horrible issues with discontinuation. I think the title says it all, but just to clarify. It has only been 4 days, so to early to tell.
At any rate this is something that everyone should read if considering taking Chantix. I wish I had researched more thoroughly before I began taking this poison . This needs to be taken off the market. I feel like I’m on the back side of it now since I’m not relegated to the couch all day and vomiting but the symptoms are still interfering with living my life.
I was aggitated, sick to my stomach and light headed. The headache generally starts after having lunch and remain till sleep.
One list should be the reasons your quitting. She had been diagnosed with bipolar and was taking anti-depressants. I am sorry but no one should ever take this drug.
Please comment with any advice that may have helped relieve the pain. The Short and Long Term Effects of Nicotine on the Brain.
There were some serious emotional changes that I noticed when I started Chantix, most notably the depression, which haven’t entirely dissipated yet. I quit because I want to be free of the shackles of dependency on something that was never satisfying me but was only partially removing the chronic inter-cigarette withdrawal symptoms. It is nothing for me to lock myself in my bedroom and just cry. My heart skips a bit.
I took vitamins and ate a bland diet. There was no one but one companion. This is day 2 without Pristiq and so far I’ve had headaches and dizziness and irritability.
Chantix success rate worth risking death? I just recently started Pristiq, last week in fact.
He was like a drug addict. I think that Norman needed something from his brain chemistry to help him through a situational depressionsomething that Chantix had blocked. I had nightmares, suicidal thoughts, didn’t care about anything and I thought smoking was better than these side effects. I want to put something on my headstone telling them that THEY killed me.
Felt like I just took 15 shots of liquor in a row and spun around to pin the tail on the donkey. Im glad that i found this thread. Never venture into the world of psychological medicines, avoid it.
Thank goodness I found this site so I know I am not alone. The only thing that help me was taking a sleep aid called temazepam 30mg. My husband who has never had ANY mental health problems, tried to take his own life after being on Chantix for 13 days. Pristiq withdrawal is horrible compared to chantix withdrawal.
Keep working out, I found Yoga helped me. Should be much more information about withdrawal before prescribing. I agree, it is a miracle drug but, some people cannot take it, because of the side effects.
Took one but decided I didn’t want any of this type of medication. Its been only 12 days. I have no hadeche and pased 3 months what I have its digestive problem poor concentration can’t focus dizzy lost of hobby’s is this normal ? When I woke up I was aggravated with myself that I hadn’t at least smoked in my dream, how funny is that?
Between cleaning up from the party and talking with everybody before they left, I didn’t make it to bed until 5:30 am. I like to think that I was very successful. Then suddenly a week after that his old behaviors came back. I am so glad I’ve found this forum, I was freaking out thinking there was something seriously wrong with me.
Then I started getting symptoms on my left side my whole left side with my arm neck front of my face head going numb. I just figure maybe my body needs the vitamins to help heal. Sleeping last night was interesting. Finding the Best Method to Quit Smoking for You.
Notify me of new posts via email. For this point on, I am no longer on Chantix and I am officially a quitter so I am going to try to make posts weekly unless something important happens.
I was not able to see the downslide in myself. I’m currently 51 days smoke free after going cold turkey. I also took a holistic view which included healthy eating and active lifestyle, getting back into the workforce, finding new hobbies, and thanks be to my God, I had a wonderful group of friends and a loving husband who would prove to be an invaluable support system.
The tinnitus comes and goes, but is not as loud. It really is a healing journey, things just gradually keep getting better over time. I have a bad back and neck and I thought that was the reason but I’m totally not sure that it is.
This article focuses on just one subset of serious varenicline use reactions, mental injuries and serious behavioral incidents. So You Wish You Could be a Social Smoker? But now I am determined that I shall never smoke. 3 hours after taking this pill, and then all the above withdrawls 6 hours after ingestion.
You can get through the withdrawal process and let your body to heal itself. NATURAL solution for this ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL withdrawal process. I no longer have a personality.
But your life will never be the same. I know a guy who was a chain smoker for as long as I knew him, we worked together. I have mild dizziness and nauseous. People need to think about going on this drug, particularly if they have a history of depression.
Two weeks ago, he took an overdose of Paxil and Wellbutrin in an effort to end his life. I didn’t have any health problems until I quit smoking. I’ve been trying to quit smoking and the last time I smoked was 2 cigarettes 5 days ago. Any words of hope would help so much, I can tolerate this if I know it will eventually stop!
I’m hoping by Monday I will have completely quit smoking. THe sweats and then coldness are the worst. Am having chest pain and arm pain also, am still having severe panic attacks. Please note: REAL Men cry.
Changes in climate and weather. 100s for 4 months have cut back to 50s this last week brain zaps and nausea. Started smoking in 1989 at 18.
I am 14 days 100mg cold turkey after 2 years . While I’ve been writing this short novel, sorry, I thought of something. Fatigue, another common nicotine withdrawal symptom.
Keep up the good work! I had quit for a little over a year, until I went to Vegas on vacation. I don’t know about you, but I refuse to go back to being a slave to this addiction. I was not back to my normal self for at least a month.
I have had CT scan, Chest Xrays, EKG’s, Nuclear Stress Test and a Pulmonary Function test over the past year and a half. Headache is gone, but I’m still tired and cranky. I have smoked for 37 years and am now at 2 month quitting cold turkey. This med has the absolute worst withdrawl symptoms ever!
Hope you get your meds soon. I am 33 years old and smoked for 15 of them.
Once they stop taking it, after all these bad things happen. Ciggies have been a crutch though. I kinda like the smoking dreams.
Im on chantix and have the same exact issues. Smoked for little over 15 yrs.
The first couple of days were ok but having trouble dealing with the severe headaches I’m getting today being the worst . I continued my regimen of 8 tablets a day mainly to avoid side effects.
I have the most amazing and supportive friends and family, whom are all baffled. I wish I never went on Pristiq. My husband hates me at the ,moment and I just don’t think I can go on.
Whilst it is my intent the information contained within this website be as accurate as possible, it can not be guaranteed. Luckily, I never put a patient in this position cuz I would feel terrible if I had. OTC analgesics such as Tylenol, Motrin, Aleeve, etc. That night I woke up with an excruciating headache.
Since Chantix blocks nicotine from doing it’s job, I may have been going through massive nicotine withdrawal the past few days and I’m finally over it. She is somewhat crazy and would rather go the ween until she’s losing it then go cold turkey route. We are both trying to figure out what hands are supposed to smell like. I quit smoking but I have been hospitalized 3 times during this period for depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and actions.
Tips for Managing the Headaches That Come With Quitting Smoking. When you feel headache or dizziness, run for 30 min, increase running as much as possible. She said one every 2nd day for 3 weeks then one every fourth day for 3 weeks. I think having smokers for friends is still my biggest downfall.
I ended up leaving in a rage I have never felt in my life. Took me 6 months before the nausea went away.
Noticed need to take vitamins to build energy otherwise very tired. Today has been proving to be especially challenging.
I am concerned that Chantix might have contributed. Hi all and well done for quitting.
I had terrible nausea and vomiting, with a lot of dizziness. I wish you the best and please do keep me informed on your progress! If you think it, write it down. You can now understand what cigs have done to you already.
It only takes 7 months if you don’t stop ingesting nicotine. Hope your life continues to be good.