Pfizer employs 6, and pancreas decrease. It’s definitely worth quitting smoking but at what expense? Rare: Acquired night blindness, bLOOD AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM DISORDERS.
It is 12:26 AM now, i have been off of the Chantix for four weeks and off of cigarettes for 154 days. And we can turn that into two or three, i was the happiest person alive! It made me queasy sporadically throughout the day, i thought her bipolar had been under control for the past 5 years.
This is a safe way to verbally express the feelings you are feeling without hurting or insulting others. His wife has blamed Chantix for his death since the beginning. I started Chantix in October.
I do not believe enough studies were conducted on this product before FDA approval. To dissociate it from all aspects of your life and emotional states is not easy, but it is not undoable. I have been taking Chantix for a month and quit smoking 19 days ago.
Staying away from places they used to smoke. He had not, had anything happen to him to which he would have had a reason for what occurred.
Patients should be advised to use caution driving or operating machinery until they know how quitting smoking with CHANTIX may affect them. 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.
Your way will be the best way in the end. This Pill has changed my life and not for the better. Before I go blaming Chantix, there is a connection between Hypothyroid and smokers. I seriously am afraid of what will happen to me if I continue.
The depression did not ease, and he became more and more unfocused and anxious. It has just gotten worse.
Use NRT as much as you need to just stay away from cigarettes and start re-learning how to live without them. I have quit before using nicotine replacements and cold turkey, and although I did experience some anxiety, irritability, and trouble focusing, I never at any moment thought I might as well end it all or perhaps hurt a loved one. Putting a smoke in your mouth 20 or more times a day is nothing more than behavior. Rare: Acquired night blindness, Blindness transient, Cataract subcapsular, Ocular vascular disorder, Photophobia, Vitreous floaters.
Some people Knit, do Sudoku, start Blogging or get their own Domain Name and start a website. But, it is supposed to get easier from here on out and I have noticed significant changes that I do attribute to both my commitment and the pharm help I have been given.
Dizzy and shaky and totally out of it. I have thoughts about smoking probably daily but I don’t dwell on them and feed them by focusing on how great it would be to feed my addiction one last time.
There is also no debate but that some unknown percentage of smokers have both untreated and undiagnosed organic depression that can become pronounced and beg treatment once nicotine’s contribution to brain dopamine pathway stimulation ends. Please continue to share and I wish you all the best. If you take Chantix be very careful.
The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decrease. I pulled off the road after passing the same farmer’s field 5 times. Now if it gives me such a great feeling, why don’t I go? Leave a comment and be a part of this fun, popular blog.
At the time there was no knowledge of the drug’s dangers, but subsequently reports have come out. That can lead to having a full blown relapse and to keep on smoking. This is what I am working on now. It’s a long program, about 12 weeks, so, just like stopping the behavior of smoking, it is definitely a process.
I do have my moments when all I want to do is light up once again, but it does pass eventually. Chantix worked very well for me.
She told me yesterday that she had thoughts of killing herself at the worst moments. After going through what I am going through- I would not suggest this medication to anyone. I am figuring that all in all, it will take me about 6-8 months to fully be over this whole addiction, both behavioral and physical. Heavy smokers who would like to quit, will get counselling along with the new drug, initial test will run for 4 months.
My son is 23 and he smokes all the time. The downside to Chantix, however, is the negative side effects of producing depression and thoughts of suicide. I have always handled stressful and depressing times in the past with the help of my family and friends.
This is a larger squamous cell carcinoma in which a portion of the tumor demonstrates central cavitation, probably because the tumor outgrew its blood supply. If they drink coffee they change the location where they drink it, i. I am just going to pray that I will not have any long lasting effects.
I thought I was going crazy and did not attribute it to the medicine until I stopped the Chantix and symptoms abated. I kept my promise to myself and all the wonderful people who had posted and reached out. Do the same for your evening routine.
Unfortunately I am back to smoking and taking anti-depressants now. Use behavioral and mental coping skills. 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. After starting Chantix I started experiencing increased irritability–I knew irritability was a side effect of Chantix and decided to live with the irritability.
Advise patients and caregivers that the patient should stop taking CHANTIX and contact a healthcare provider immediately if agitation, depressed mood, or changes in behavior that are not typical for the patient are observed, or if the patient develops suicidal ideation or suicidal behavior. I guess it’s great if you are one of the few that don’t experience the awful side effects, but for most people it is a gamble not worth taking.
But if I hadn’t stopped taking Chantix, I don’t know if I would have been here one more day. I DO NOT RECOMMEND CHANTIX TO ANYONE! I am still very grateful that I had Chantix to help me through those times. Oh well, it is all about me isn’t it?
I also couldn’t wait to get home and Blog about it. Thank God for this site. I was angry, sad, disgusted and somewhat suicidal.
I know that it states that in rare cases suicide ideation can occur, but what is rare? I don’t recommend Chantix at all.
A few days went by and my craving for cigarettes returned. It is in an area that, when damaged during tests on animals, makes them depressed and anxious. This last hospitalization I was put under emergency detention due to my symptoms.
Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Even if I get Cancer tomorrow, at least I quit smoking first. He was a contented happy man with everything going for him and everything to live for. We all know smoking and nicotine increase your metabolism so the weight gain doesn’t show up as a symptom.
After 4 weeks we all became very sick. I severed the main artery, 3 tendons and 2 nerves in my left hand and 1 tendon in my right. What does someone do that gets that depressed without Nicotine? Make sure you find out your lab’s normal ranges and review these with your doctor.
That seems to really help. I went to the Doctor and had the blood work done and everything else checked while I was there. Then I remembered that Chemotherapy makes you throw up. Did they smoke because they were depressed – or was their depression caused by Chantix?
Look at it like you do your anti-depressant. My boyfriend was depressed for 2 years but came out of it around 18 months ago.
She had been diagnosed with bipolar and was taking anti-depressants. I promise, it’s worth it.
Then we quit smoking and Pow! Losing weight, depriving myself of anything is not on my agenda today. This is all so amazing to me and my family and friends are totally shocked as well. All I want to do is sleep and cry.
If your doctor ran a test called Free T3, the normal range is approximately 2. Should I use Chantix or wait for Niccine ? Well, take it from me, you actually can stop smoking rather easily. A drug used to help people stop smoking may also help heavy drinkers cut back the amount they drink, thereby reducing their harmful level of alcohol consumption.
I took this poison for 2 weeks, and it was the worst 2 weeks of my life. Notify me of new comments via email. The nausea, stomach pain and constipation are so bad it’s been a chore to function. Lots will be learned, lots will be gained, some will be lost.
When I go work out every step on that treadmill reminds me how lucky I am that I can breathe and still have the oxygen and stamina to walk two or three miles at a pretty good pace. I wish you could spend a few minutes savoring the calm, quiet and comfort inside the long-term ex-smoker’s mind. For example: I dreamt of shadows coming out of my legs that were some sort of deamon or devilish thing. So, I am back on the Chantix.
I even ruined Thanksgiving by going into an utter rage on my daughter. So, for your family, your children, your friends and yourself, just give it a try.
As a result, he came home after work one night and discovered that she had left with the dog, and many of their household valuables and sentimental pictures etc. Started Chantix and had great initial success I work as a counselor in a psychiatric hospital. Looking for a deadly serious and highly focused education oriented support group? And if you have started with Chantix, hang in there.
Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, is shown here. I stopped taking chantix and got better. I’m still smoking, but at least I’m alive.
I can quit taking it and keep smoking. It’s a wonderful thing not bad. The lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smoker’s. I started cutting back to just one tablet a day.
Like a driving voice telling me to. 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.
They simply can’t believe how wrong they were. I wanted a kick start and spoke to my GP about Chantix. I have never really been a depressed person, and all this took me by surprise.
The fact that Pfizer has been unable to produce even one news account of any non-pharmacology quitter being driven to committing suicide is fully supported by medical research databases. 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.
I tried Chantix for 3 weeks, and I woke up every morning after the first 2 weeks with the thought: why am I alive. I’m 49 years old and have never taken any drugs,or had any type of mental illness ever.
I have already started chewing a little less gum. I felt as if no one cared about me and I just felt like crawling in a hole and dying.
I smoked at least a pack from 14 and am now 48. The nightmares are more like night terrors for me I wake my husband up screaming. By the seventh day If I had any emotion at all it was angry. 294 days, 1 hour, 57 minutes and 9 seconds.
I finally came to terms with the fact that, no matter what, I will not take another puff. I have lost what so far hasn’t come back and that’s my memory! I can BE in the moment, BE where I am, BE who I am, BE with my children, BE with my Dad, BE with my friends. I took myself off the drug and within 2-3 days it was so much better.
Tonight he went on a rage and had to be removed from my house. Meet with your doctor for a thyroid examination and blood test.
Today full-page ads in papers across the nation scream “I honestly loved smoking” and “with Chantix you can smoke during the first week of treatment. So I tried it again and this time I resolved myself to the fact that indeed I was going to throw up and I would just have to change the way I walked into my building at work so there was bushes near by to vomit in so now one would see me. I am still having a mild headache, but it comes and goes so it isn’t that bad. I’m not crying but am feeling quilty but not beating my self up.