Chantix side effects after stopping

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I have had the same exact symptoms after stopping Chantix 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 *****!
I took Chantix 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 whyquit.com, so between the two, I successfully quit.
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 Chantix, 1 year, 2 weeks and 2 days ago. I had very few side effects and after 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.
I'm not a big white knuckler about anything myself. They both had some increased lung symptoms after stopping 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.
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.
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 Chantix and find the side effects 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.
I am taking Chantix - for the past 3 weeks, and I am having side effects. 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.
Day 12. Still no side effects. In fact, no effects whatsoever !!!!!! I have to stop smoking by Wednesday, Day 14. I am not optimistic . . .
Everything's tailored to start working after a few weeks, with tons of side effects. So I'd rather not try chantix. 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.
I also quit smoking and was on Chantix at the same time. I thought the terrible side effects were Chantix. But I still am in trouble after 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?
Chantix can have a lot of side effects, including headaches. They may go away after 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!
That was before I was dx'd with hypothyroidism/Hashi's (not necessarily before I had it - just not dx'd). The only side effects 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.
Nonserious Side Effects Side effects sometimes reported by people using Chantix 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.
Chantix doesn't always agree with those using it and it sounds as if you are one of those. I quit with Chantix too, but I did not have any side effects. 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.
D.. I've been taking Chantix for 3 days now, but stopping 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!
I too quit with Chantix and my side effects 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 whyquit.com, which supports a "cold turkey" quit....everyone has access to the articles regardless of the method you choose to aid in your quit.
I also had a sore throat but thankfully, after stopping the lozenges, it went away. In the end, I quit with Chantix. I had no side effects 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.
I am about to start it but I am really nervous because I have read that it can have some serious mental side effects. Has anyone tried it? If so, what was your experience with it?
That's pretty extreme but so was I. I still smoked after both parents died from it. Chantix is working for me don't stop trying to quit if you really want to.
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 side effects, but it worked. I can't seem to get anyone to commit yet that Chantix played apart in it, since my liver enzymes have always been normal until 5 months after beginning the Chantix...now,hmm can't remember, but the Dr didn't like the numbers..they were slightly abnormal I remember him saying.
I am no longer using it since I had symptoms that I don't have now after stopping it. That's just me though, I know others used it with no problems. Hope this helps!! - Kim http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/394473?
One of the other immediate side effects 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.
With all your past history of depression and anti-depressants, make sure you are aware of the possible side effects of Chantix. 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.
I used it to quit and it worked for me. I had very few side effects, but according to many, I am one of the lucky ones.
It took almost 2 weeks of taking it daily before I could quit and it really helped with few side effects. 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.
Procrit is not a drug without risks -- both side effects 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!
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 after meals so i ve changed my habbits...after 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!....
Update My Husband got back on Chantix. No to happy with this med. too many side effects. 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.
I've been on this steriod since November. But this is a narcotics site so I won't go into that. The side effects are yucky. enought. So good to hear from you. You all rock here.
Bottom line the gum is no good for you…It will have long term effects. So…I started Chantix last week…I quit that after 5 days…major side 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).
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