Chantix side effects after stopping

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Avatar f tn I have had the same exact symptoms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stopping</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> about a week ago! I thought I was going completely crazy! I've had the weird skin feelings and the weird "heartbeats" too. And I'm kinda irritable and extremely tired. Have you been to the doctor yet? I don't wanna go if this is gonna pass in a few days, so any advice would be helpful. I hope you're feeling better by now cause this *****!
Avatar n tn I took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> last year, late August until early October, six weeks of it, and had no symptoms other then a little stomach upset. For me, it was that miracle drug and on the 8th of October I will celebrate my 1 year anniversary. I had smoked for 38 years and when I heard about chantix I asked my doctor. I was mentally preparing, spending some time reading the articles at, so between the two, I successfully quit.
Avatar n tn Hi Bill, I don't know if you quit or not, but maybe you should speak to your doctor and maybe he can prescribe something to help you relax. I quit with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span>, 1 year, 2 weeks and 2 days ago. I had very few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> 38 years of smoking, I am grateful that I was able to quit. I would recommend that you have a talk with your physician about what is going on. Because chantix is fairly new, it is important that they document all of the possible side effects.
264121 tn?1313033056 I'm not a big white knuckler about anything myself. They both had some increased lung symptoms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stopping</span> for about a year that then got markedly better. Anyway, Good for you! Oh yeah, can't take ambien or the other sleep aids. I take a good ol fashioned xanax if I really have big probs. I sleepwalk, cook, whatever on ambien.
Avatar f tn Go to Google and look up "chantix side effects." Most frightening. The next time a doctor prescribes any medication for any reason whatsoever, check the internet and with your pharmacist. Doctors are not chemists an never seem to consider the adverse effect of what they give their patients. I took one medication that almost killed me. Now I only trust me and a competent pharmacist.
195469 tn?1388326488 I'm not getting any younger, so figured I better get this done, while I still am young enough to enjoy the benefits. For those you that have tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> and find the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> unpleasant, maybe you can try what my doctor suggested. It's the first anti-smoking tool, that I have ever been successful with. I hope that you will stick with it. If someone like me that has smoked 3 packs a day for 38 years can quit, so can you. It can do nothing but help our MS, in the long run.
Avatar m tn I am taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> - for the past 3 weeks, and I am having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Depression, crying for no reason, anxious, vivid dreams and just feeling sorry for myself. I too had a blackout with drinking. I had 2 glasses of wine last weekend and I remember nothing, but I woke up with swollen eyes and was told by my husband that I cried, yelled, was a little unstable and did not make a lot of sense. That is really scary.
980382 tn?1251485188 Day 12. Still no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. In fact, no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> whatsoever !!!!!! I have to stop smoking by Wednesday, Day 14. I am not optimistic . . .
228686 tn?1211558307 Everything's tailored to start working after a few weeks, with tons of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. So I'd rather not try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span>. I think the patch will do it, but if it doesn't, I'll try it next. I suppose I'm just stubborn. But I used the patch once before and it worked, so... The annoying thing is I never go to doctors. Can't stand them. I think I saw one a year ago, so I don't have one I know that I can go to who knows me. I can't figure it out. Maybe he thinks I want to sell it??? I just don't know.
Avatar f tn I also quit smoking and was on chantix at the same time. I thought the terrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span>. But I still am in trouble <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> stopping chantix 7 weeks ago. Pretty nuts, a change from smoking 40 years, Effexor, chantix, and Prozac. Should I quit every drug and start over?
Avatar f tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> can have a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, including headaches. They may go away <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> some use of it for a while. And congratulations on quitting smoking, that is one of the hardest things to do in my oppinion. chantix originally worked for me. Best of luck!
Avatar m tn Nonserious side effects <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> sometimes reported by people using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> include vomiting, gas, increased appetite, constipation, nausea, stomach upset, changes to how foods taste, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and strange, vivid or unusual dreams. None of these is cause for concern.
393419 tn?1228450993 That was before I was dx'd with hypothyroidism/Hashi's (not necessarily before I had it - just not dx'd). The only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> I had were constipation (which could have been a thyroid symptom), dry mouth and some (but not a lot) trouble sleeping. I was fatigued (another possible effect of thyroid) and the chantix gave me more energy. I eased into the chantix and when I was near the end of the treatment, I weaned off slowly.
Avatar m tn chantix doesn't always agree with those using it and it sounds as if you are one of those. I quit with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> too, but I did not have any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. I do know, through commercials, that there is a class action suit or they are attempting to put one together so I'm sure there is good reason for it! Stop immediately and call your doctor or go into the emergency room of your hospital. Good luck and please post back and let us know how you are doing.
380558 tn?1309045987 D.. I've been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> for 3 days now, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stopping</span> it tomorrow.. (I could care less what it says, to take it for 12 weeks, but I'm hearing entirely too many horror stories!) I've gotten a great deal of support here and want to thank everyone, once again! Love ya guys!
Avatar m tn I too quit with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> were minimal......bad dreams and a little stomach upset, but it was a small price to pay for getting back my life, which, after smoking for 40 years I never thought would or could happen : ) In addition to chantix, I also found, which supports a "cold turkey" quit....everyone has access to the articles regardless of the method you choose to aid in your quit.
Avatar f tn I also had a sore throat but thankfully, after stopping the lozenges, it went away. In the end, I quit with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span>. I had no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> though there are some that complain of joint pain, cramping, gas, bad dreams & stomach upset. Have you smoked while using the lozenges? If not, have you considered cutting back to maybe 3 or 4? As Wayne stated, cold turkey is the best way to do it but some of us don't feel we are capable of that kind of quit.
Avatar f tn I am about to start it but I am really nervous because I have read that it can have some serious mental <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Has anyone tried it? If so, what was your experience with it?
Avatar f tn That's pretty extreme but so was I. I still smoked <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> both parents died from it. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> is working for me don't stop trying to quit if you really want to.
Avatar n tn I have not been diagnosed with IBS, but all systems are a little out of whack with the rapid(6 wk) 20# weight gain after giving up smoking, and I was on chantix for that...strange <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, but it worked. I can't seem to get anyone to commit yet that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> played apart in it, since my liver enzymes have always been normal until 5 months after beginning the,hmm can't remember, but the Dr didn't like the numbers..they were slightly abnormal I remember him saying.
390388 tn?1279639813 I am no longer using it since I had symptoms that I don't have now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stopping</span> it. That's just me though, I know others used it with no problems. Hope this helps!! - Kim
Avatar n tn One of the other immediate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of steroids can be electrolyte imbalance though sodium/potassium, but definitely also through calcium/magnesium. When I was getting 1000mg/day I definitely had more generic cramping. We know that steroids cause urinary calcium wasting. I'm just wondering if any of the increased spasticity you're experiencing is a need for increased supplemental potassium, calcium and magnesium. I have increased mine.
Avatar n tn With all your past history of depression and anti-depressants, make sure you are aware of the possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span>. I have been on Lexapro for two years and started taking chantix a month ago to quit smoking. I did quit after two weeks, but I've fallen into a severe depression that I believe is caused by the chantix. I have been checking online and many people with mental illness have had severe depressive episodes and even suicide attempts while taking chantix.
1182186 tn?1264685480 I used it to quit and it worked for me. I had very few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, but according to many, I am one of the lucky ones.
498385 tn?1362453004 It took almost 2 weeks of taking it daily before I could quit and it really helped with few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Karmadog, I have also quit many times and failed. The thing I realized about stopping smoking is ,the other quits helped me and were kind of like a stepping stone. It is easy for some people but never was easy for me but ever so slowly, tabacco is loosing it's hold on me.
Avatar n tn Procrit is not a drug without risks -- both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> and potential bone marrow issues -- so I would not take it unless your doc feels it medically necessary after stopping the riba. Congratulations on finishing up treatment!
Avatar f tn t hug me any more because she said I stunk. I used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> and quit without any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> but about 18 months later I began having major trouble with concentration and terrible depression. I refuse to start smoking again but the depression has got me almost suicidal.
997898 tn?1303738464 i keep a log and when something gets too me that i feel i want a smoke i write it down- and by the time i get the frustration out the need has passed i am a big time car smoker and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> meals so i ve changed my habbits...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> meals i do dishes right away or some sort of cleaning or craft, as for when i am driving i been keeping both hands on the wheel or chewing on a straw i also keep a few packs of mints and gum in the van at all times!....
190673 tn?1259206866 Update My Husband got back on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span>. No to happy with this med. too many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. But what else can anyone do? My husband Doctor call tonight while watching the big Presidents speech. My Husband prostate levels are up. The Doctor is going to check it again. Another test from God. I wonder how much I can handle this . I am trying to be very strong. It hurts to see him like this. I wanted us both to be around for our Grandchildren. I hope I will get through my Hysterectomy and Cancer free.
Avatar n tn Bottom line the gum is no good for you…It will have long term <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. So…I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chantix</span> last week…I quit that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> 5 days…major <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effect for me..I couldn’t sleep..and when I did I’d have nightmares all night…so I went out and bought 20 packs of every flavored sugarless gum and quit the Nicorette gum cold turkey last Saturday…I have to say the key is to set a quit date… throw out the gum (I have to flush down toilet otherwise I would search trash).