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|04-30-2012, 07:07 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
life after chantix
Thank you chantix...I guess. Yesterday was my 2 month anniversary for not smoking. Yup. No slips. No cheats. No smokes. I posted on this site in the beginning of my downward spiral into what has become a private hell. At first I cried for no reason..then I became angry and on edge. Pretty normal stuff for withdrawl right? Right...
A lot people had all kinds of atta girl-go for a walk-think positive advice on here.
Little did I know what was actually happening to me was very bad drug reaction to a little pill called chantix. I quit taking chantix after 4 weeks. Depression, memory loss similair to brain injury or alzhiemers,fear and hopelessness are just a few of side effects. It has been compared to bad lsd. People commit suicide on this. They quit their jobs or just can't remember where they are driving to. They go from not being able to make a simple decision to the extreme opposite and go to work one day and feel compelled to quit their job because they feel hopeless.
If you don't believe me just look at blogs or google "this is my brain on chantix". It is crap shoot. Some will not be affected in bad way. Others will lose their mind. Some will lose their lives over chantix. All I wanted to do was quit smoking.I'm blessed to be alive because others went crazy and ended up in psyche wards and tripled their meds after taking the chantix magix bus. I strongly urge anyone who is considering chantix please please please try other avenues.
If I knew that smoking would bring me back from this terrifying hell and give me peace of mind I would smoke 2 packs a day. But there is no guarantee it will bring me back back to my old self. I reallly regret quitting with chantix. I think they should ban this dangerous drug. I would taken my chances with cigarettes over this anyday. 2 months. Yay me. I guess. No funny or amusing smiley to insert here...what a person goes through on chantix goes beyond words. It goes beyond what you think a side effect can do ..but hey I'm smoke free.
|04-30-2012, 07:12 PM||#2 (permalink)|
a southern belle
Join Date: Jun 2011
Well...so sorry for you! I started it in nov. and have done marvelously! Not the first sign of negative response. Have not smoked since nov. 30th. I am grateful for chantix.
I'm making lemonade from my life of lemons
|04-30-2012, 07:14 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Just livin' the dream
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere Out There
I have read so many horror stories about Chantix and had a friend who tried to quit using it and had many of the same reactions you did. Then again, some people used it and had very little reaction. I do believe it should come with a STRONG warning and be used under a doctor's supervision. Just to turn someone loose with it could spell disaster.
"The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is the character of the person walking the path."
- Travis Alexander
"So oftentimes it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key."
- The Eagles
|04-30-2012, 07:23 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Oh i forgot to mention I used chantix years ago and never had any trouble like this time. I feel compelled to share my experience with others. I'm not so cavalier about chantix anymore. Like I said I'm blessed to be alive. Being smokefree is just the side afffect.
|04-30-2012, 08:30 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: The States
I took Chantix and had some negative experiences. However, its been over two and a half years since my last chew, and I credit Chantix for helping me stop. I know many people who have quit smoking / smokeless tobacco with Chantix.
I'm sorry you had a negative experience Dawn. I gotta say, that I was made aware of many of the side effects of Chantix. I heard about them before I even considered taking it. I was warned when I got the prescription. I've heard about them since. I knew there was risk when I took it.
Won't you look down upon me Jesus?
You've got to help me make a stand.
You've just got to see me through another day.
My body's aching and my time is at hand,
I won't make it any other way.
- James Taylor
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