Chantix Side Effects

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  1. link Warriormom
    Chantix nicotine withdrawal, personality change, unhappy person, pack a day, permanent change
    My husband took Chantix before I tried it. He was a two pack a day smoker and honestly, I thought he would never give it up. He had all the normal side effects at first. The nausea was the worst but he learned that eating first helped. Then of course - 93% more...
    Warriormom- over a year ago - 26 Replies - in Chantix
  2. link Mark12345
    A week ago, I celebrated being smoke free for a year. But that's the only thing to celebrate. To stop smoking I took Chantix. During treatment it affected me so much that my doctor allowed me to take a half dose. One day, while still on chantix I was - 84% more...
    Mark12345- over a year ago
  3. link Garethangel
    Interesting points ! I stopped smoking with Champix and though initially that my mood swings ( very bad ones) were due to this. However after 18 months of picking fights with all and gaining 2 and a half stone with no sign of either my mood or weight - 70% more...
    Garethangel- over a year ago
  4. link Ddk
    My husband has been taking Chantix for a couple weeks now - for the third time. The first time he took it there were no changes in his personality, he only described cool dreams, but we started smoking again after 6 months. It did help him quit thoug - 75% more...
    Ddk- over a year ago
  5. link Beth7657
    I wrote some things several months ago about things I was going through regarding Chantix, my name is Beth. Just wanted to update and let you know that they are testing me for Multiple Sclerosis, which sadly is a lesser known side effect of the Chant - 33% more...
    Beth7657- over a year ago
  6. link Swedish
    I have never taken Chantix - nor would I. If you want to learn more about the troublesome side effects google the name - "Curt Furberg". I am sure you will find some interesting studies by him/others. He works at Wake Forrest University (?)
    Swedish- over a year ago
  7. link Jenpieri29
    My fiance started taking this stuff 3 weeks ago and I see an immediate change in his behavior. Before Chantix he was laughing, silly and just fun to be with! Now he snaps at me, basically never smiles or laughs these days. Last night I had it, we had - 41% more...
    Jenpieri29- over a year ago
  8. link Beteng123
    The post's I'm reading are so very true how my husband of 25 years has been acting. So mean. Yelling at me all the time. Yelling at our boys! He has only been on chantex for close to 2months. He puts me down daily. The kid's want nothing to do with h - 66% more...
    Beteng123- over a year ago
  9. link Theteck
    and beth no your not alone .... and not crazy ...
    Theteck- over a year ago
  10. link Theteck
    2 years and half here waiting and nothing changed ... i think i lost her ... and i dont want another woman ... that the worst thing i lived in my life really ... its frustrating because she is its not the same ... and she is crazy now josee devine is - 2% more...
    Theteck- over a year ago
  11. link Beth7657
    I know this is weird to say but I am just SO SO SO happy to find out that I am not alone and that I am not crazy. Its a relief to find out that it isn't just me! Thank you for your good wishes and prayers. Lets just hope that eventually this will wea - 3% more...
    Beth7657- over a year ago
  12. link Beth7657
    I used chantix from 9/10 to 11/10 and I have gone through what your husband did. It has been a year since I stopped using Chantix and it has forever changed me. I used to be able to read 2 300 page books in a day, now I can't concentrate to finish on - 71% more...
    Beth7657- over a year ago
  13. link Warriormom
    The problem with Chanitix is it seems to cause permanent changes that will not go away with stopping it. Yes its understandable to those who have stopped without Chantix to 'think' all this is due to the addiction, but for those of us who have loved - 69% more...
    Warriormom- over a year ago
  14. link Sarahkins
    Perhaps her personality changed because she was no longer smoking? I'm not saying Chantix didn't have an effect but once you stop taking it (weaned off), the effects should stop completely. It makes more sense that her hot headednss may be due to dea - 68% more...
    Sarahkins- over a year ago
  15. link Unfaithful
    I have been off chantix for 1 yr my children tell me my personality changed. I still cannot remember things especially short term. Its very easy for me to be upset about something and then in the next minute not care at all. I sometimes think it stol - 7% more...
    Unfaithful- over a year ago
  16. link Ilenemac
    Hi, I got chills down my spine as I read your description of your husband's behavior. My husband smoked for over 50 years. He stopped using Chantix a year and a half ago. He has tried completely stopping the Chantix, but he still gets the feeling he - 71% more...
    Ilenemac- over a year ago
  17. link Rrr918
    Chantix Lexapro and Simvastatin
    I am a 62 year old male and have been taking lexapro and chantix for about 3 months. Last month my doctor added simvastatin. I have become more irritable and agitated and have trouble sleeping and concentrating. I am depressed, but was depressed to b - 31% more...
    Rrr918- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Chantix
  18. link Missouriman
    Chantix alone can cause all of this but now adding a higher does Statin can enhance the issues you are having. I think once you get off the Chantix most of the issues will be resolved. You might also ask about a lessor statin like pravastatin as it i - 43% more...
    Missouriman- over a year ago
  19. link Yewneek1
    Chantix nasty habit, severe depression
    Chantix is the only quit-smoking med that I have used that actually worked. HOWEVER, I can't take it long enough to quit because it causes severe depression! I finally found a way to kick that nasty habit but can't take the drug because of side effec - 3% more...
    Yewneek1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Chantix
  20. link Sarahkins
    I think there is substance to these posts regarding Chantix's depressive side effects. I used it a few years ago; while it helped me to quit, I did have to stop taking it because I didn't feel like getting up in the morning (depression). As soon as I - 85% more...
    Sarahkins- over a year ago
  21. link Knp1234
    Chantix extreme mood swings, moods, short period, anger, crazy feelings
    anger, extreme mood swings; sad, happy, tired, awake, optimistic, pessimistic.....all these moods over short period but anger was the worst.....but have quit smoking:)
    Knp1234- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Chantix
  22. link Neobot
    Alyssa, Back in Feb for 2010 I started taking Chantix and quit smoking. Only after a week of taking the medication, I had an anger fit in a store because they would not give me a return on an item I bought. I would say that it was a fit of rage becau - 72% more...
    Neobot- over a year ago
  23. link Kbarr
    Chantix night today, pack a day, final attempt, third time, stairs
    This is my third and hopefully final attempt in stopping smoking. ( third time is a charn, right!! ) This is my 7th day on the Chantix. I LOVE IT. Yes, my dreams are crazy and very vivid and I am not sleeping well at night. Today is my first day that - 65% more...
    Kbarr- over a year ago - in Chantix
  24. link Susanpringle
    Chantix may1, pack a day, clothing size, gaining weight, hardest thing
    Took Chantix for 2 and 1/2 months, starting May1, and it helped me quit smoking. I did have to make sure I ate good meals before taking it, my dreams were great, suffered more headaches than usual but not horrendous ones. I loved that I wasn't hounde - 82% more...
    Susanpringle- over a year ago - in Chantix
  25. link Evi
    Chantix dying of cancer, mood disturbances, clear as day, black dog, chanitx
    I've taken Chantix twice now. I quit for two years the first time, but started smoking again so now I am on Chantix again. I am not smoking, and don't have any urges to smoke which is great. The Chanitx makes me feel pretty bad. I get headaches, naus - 70% more...
    Evi- over a year ago - in Chantix
  26. link Sallysafety

    Chantix has certainly helped many people, but there are some serious side effects that anyone considering taking Chantix should know about. Read about them here...
    Sallysafety- over a year ago - in Chantix
  27. link Mpfc9900
    Chantix low calorie snacks, rough patches, american cancer, withdrawal symptoms, restlessness
    Per The American Cancer Quit Smoking page 7/02/2010: "Anticipate withdrawal symptoms such as grumpiness, restlessness, irritability, hunger, headache, anxiety, and drowsiness or insomnia. The discomfort usually peaks one to three weeks after you - 50% more...
    Mpfc9900- over a year ago - in Chantix
  28. link Mpfc9900
    Chantix chest xray, upper respiratory problems, positive attitude, pack a day, stink
    I'm a 47 y/o W F who has smoked a pack a day for 35 years. I will begin using Chantix tomorrow, July 01, 2010. I will be glad to keep everyone posted on my progress and experience. I will go into this program with a positive attitude and no negatives - 64% more...
    Mpfc9900- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Chantix
  29. link Mpfc9900
    Thank you. Today was day 1 and all is well. Cold Turkey is easier for some more than others. There's too many excuses I can come up with to continue to smoke unless I experience quitting through Chantix. I'll keep posting a daily journal on this webs - 2% more...
    Mpfc9900- over a year ago