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I am coming up on 3 years since I quit smoking and I can assure anyone that it would never have been possible without Chantix
It has been nearly 3 years since I quit smoking and with only minor urges that last only a few seconds, It was the easiest thing I have ever accomplished. I had tried many stop smoking aids and some helped but none ever addressed the true addiction. My doctor kept telling me to quit and told me that Chantix could help but I felt that it was only another money pit for something that would not be successful. But when I got to where I could not get out of bed in the morning before I coughed to the point of exhaustion, I knew it was time to do something quick. I call my doctor and got a prescription for Chantix. I followed the direction and even waited an additional week before quiting just to make sure my mind was set. That is where Chantix helped. All the other times I tried to quit I cou...
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Any way to reverse long-term Chantix side effects?
My mother took Chantix several years ago in an effort to quit smoking. Well, she quit for a year. During that time, however, she became unbearably depressed. She has no history of depression. She consulted a doctor several times and tried 3 different prescriptions, 1 of them being Zoloft. She stopped because she said they made her feel like she was just in a constant haze. She hasn't been to a doctor or a psychologist since then. In the mean time, she started smoking again because she thought that it would make the depression go away. It didn't. Because of her experience with the 3 prescriptions, she is unwilling to go back to a doctor, and dismisses any notion of going to a psychologist. Our family has pleaded with her to keep trying, even if she has to tell whoever she sees th...
Updated 2 days ago.
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how long will it take to return to normal
I have been taking Chantix for about a month now and decided tonight that I must stop. From day one I have been nauseated and increasingly depressed. I have a history of depression and anxiety - I have also began to notice that when I eat a lot of sugar, I get a rush of energy and then within an hour or so I feel terrible. Is it okay to just stop this medication and how long will it take to be out of my system? ## Hello, Pinky! How are you doing? It may take a week or two, before you start to feel back to normal. However, that reaction to eating a lot of sugar is normal and may continue. It's just not good for our bodies to overdo it. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 11 days ago.
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Chantix after depression
I have been diagnosed with severe depression in the past. Stopped taking antidepressants a year ago (decided to fight the depression myself!). Have been taking chantix for 2 weeks now, have stopped smoking 4 days ago. I can't say i don't get any cravings at all, but they are getting weaker each day. I don't feel depressed, quite the opposite - my mood is good and stable. I've had some side effects for the first week, but as soon as I've stopped smoking they've disappeared. Good luck to everyone.
Updated 23 days ago.
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Still Dizzy, Close to Blackout After Chantix
Hi, I took chantix for 6 weeks. I am glad I quit smoking after nearly forty years but while on it I couldn't bare the nausea and the stomach upset. I quit after taking it for six week but now I get headaches and I feel like I am going to pass out several times a day. Has anyone experienced this side effect. ## Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time. Lately there has been cases where people have gotten late onset diabetes. It is type 1, insulin dependent. They got it shortly after taking chantix. You may want to see a docter. Also check for these symptoms, very thirsty all the time, using restroom a lot and loosing weight. Those are also good signs of type 1 diabetes ## I suffer from the same thing. I thought maybe it was my BP but when it was checked it was good. I would like...
Updated 25 days ago.
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Chantix & L- Carnitine together?
Is there any interaction with Chantix and L- Carnitine? ## Hello, Lori! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed, but it's always best to double check such information to be sure. Chantix may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 29 days ago.
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memory loss and prolonged personality changes while on, and after use of Chantix
I began taking Chantix in May of 2011, and quiut smoking in June. My brother started saying than I was acting strange. I did not believe him at first, and even felt he was trying to put me down...I remember that.... But I finally did notice that I was not sleeping, and getting really" wound UP"! I started forgetting things, and even forgot to eat, and take medicine. I quit taking the Chantix, and do not smoke, But I lost Two months of memory, and still have some time gaps, at night, to this day. I was removed from the County Fair in September, but have no idea why, and little memory of that evening, and became more isolated and depressed, to the point where I could not think clearly, and. ....well it was a nightmare. I am Now, in the middle of January beginning to retain more ev...
Updated 1 month ago.
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how long will side effects last after 4 days
I have been taking Chantix for 4 days in a row and I feel horrible!!! how soon will this be out of my system?? ## Hello, Jodi! How are you doing? If you only took it for 4 days, it shouldn't take long for the side effects to wear off, a few days at most. What types of side effects did you experience? The most common ones are nausea, insomnia and abnormal dreams.
Updated 1 month ago.
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Chantix AND Anti-depressants
I've been on Zoloft now for over a year for depression, decided to quit smoking 11/2010, started on Chantix, right after thanksgiving went to the ER with SEVERE, and i mean Severe Head pain that required cat scans, docs dismissed it as a side effect of chantix, gave me pain meds, sent me on my way, by this time i decided 1 chantix a day was sufficient, my general practioner agreed, the next month, i becam irritable, angry, moody, my family didn't know what was happening.... xmas eve day, i slashed my arm, for no reason...., i was supposedly in control of my depression...., had a nice few days in the hospital which refused my requests for my Chantix, i came home, content, happy, realizing the doc's had weaned me off Chantix, So this is a very SERIOUS WARNING, IF YOU are Takin...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Chantix and Very High Blood Sugar
My husband started taking Chantix 3 weeks ago and is doing well with not smoking, however, he is a type 2 diabetic but he has also controlled it with diet and Metformin twice daily. Now since he has been on Chantix, his blood sugar level has been over 600. We went to the doctor yesterday and he told him that it was the Chantix and stop taking it. He is watching everything that he eats and drinks and this morning his blood sugar is still 440. The doctor is sending him to a Diabetic Control Center but it is going to be a week or so. Has everyone else had this problem? ## Chantix contains the active ingredient Varenicline and yes, there have been reports of it causing diabetes in some people, as well as it causing extremely high sugar levels in existing diabetics and there is a current inv...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Thankful for Chantix
I had took Chantix about 3 months ago and successfully was able to quit. So many people I've suggested it to have all of these excuses why they can't stop smoking or are worried about the side effects of others. I had absolutely no side effects I felt like throwing up 3 or 4 times for maybe a second but then it passed. I had virtually no side effects this is an amazing product. I smoked for almost half my life and I was able to quit within 2 weeks. Thank you ## I am on day 4 with the champix and find myself a bit afraid of taking the leap to a better non smoking me. Smoking has been a constant in my life for 23 years. I've never been successful in quitting before but am hopeful to quit now. I know that the emotional attachment is going to be the most difficult to overcome. M...
Updated 2 months ago.
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chantix and drug tests
How long will chantix stay in the body after you stop taking it ..... I have a physical coming up and I'm just wondering if I need to worry about testing positive for any DOT regulated drug.....
Updated 2 months ago.
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Abdominal Pain Relief
Is there anything that has proven successful for anyone else to relieve stomach pain? I have tried beano, pepto, tylenol/advil. Ive taken the meds with food, without food. There has to be something that has worked for someone else other than what is in the instructions from the manufacturer. Thanks. ## Hello, Jennifer! How are you doing? I am very sorry about the problem that you're having. If nothing is working to help and the pain is that bad, this just might not be the right medication to help you. Have you discussed the problem with your prescriber? Not all medications can be taken by everyone that tries them. Have you tried any other methods to quit smoking?
Updated 2 months ago.
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Still suffering
One year ago I started Chantix. In my third week I had my first seizure; last week I had my sixth episode of "ALTERED MENTAL STATUS". What's scary is, now I losing my memory. Besides the fact that my brain vibrates all the time I just don't feel solid anymore. If I could do anything to keep anyone from taking this drug I would. It worked for my husband, but it's not worth the risk that it might mess you up like it did me. ## Hello, Janice! How are you? I'm very sorry about what happened to you! What medication are you on for the seizures? Anticonvulsants are well known to cause memory issues, along with irritability, weight changes and mood swings. So, it may be due to that, rather than the Chantix. ## I started the anticonvulsants only after the last seizure and...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Why is Chantix not working faster for me?
I'm almost finished with my 3rd week of pills and still need a couple of cigs a day. They do not smell or taste bad to me at all. I've read where many people are totally free in just days....am I just a slow learner!! ## I am using Chantix to stop using smokeless tobacco (snuff). I just started week 4 and still dip the same. My cravings are the same. The first three weeks on Chantix I would take one pill when I woke up and one later in the evening. Because I work 3pm to 3am, the times would always vary. So now I decided to take one at noon, and one at midnight. I don't know if this will make a difference or not. I hope so. Anyone else have a severly delayed reaction to Chantix, or has anyone used it for snuff? ## On day 7 (my quit day) and I am still smoking. I am experienci...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Chantix Day 7 so far, so good
Today is the day I've chosen to quit.. cigs have already tasted awful. Side effects are minimal (little nausea if i don't eat and tired) Have had some vivid dreams but they have been interesting, so no problem there. I so want to quit, its a disgusting habit that will kill us all. I've tried other ways with no success. Giving it my all to be a proud quitter! I do take other meds that may contribute to the tiredness; Fentanyl, Baclofen, Neurontin and Celexa ## Hello, RSR! How are you doing? Did you manage to quit? Congratulations on realizing that you need to do so. Quitting is very, very tough. Some people never manage, but Chantix has helped a lot of people. ## I am on day 22 of Chantix. I chose to quit on day 8 as advised. I had some dizziness for a few days but I feel gre...
Updated 2 months ago.
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On what day did it start to work
I am on day 2 of chantix and I was wondering when will it really start to work? This may sound crazy but I felt different on day 1. But I wanted to know when did it really kick in for all of you? I say day 1 was different for me due to the fact that I normally smoke a pack a day, and that day I smoked 1/2 the pack. Today, day 2, same thing but longer in between the smoking of the previous cig. ## Hello, Jojo! How are you? Most people have reported seeing an improvement at about a week in, that's when they said they really lost the desire to smoke. Side effects to this medication may include nausea, headache, difficulty sleeping and abnormal dreams. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
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will stress cause chantix not to work?
I started Chantix a week ago and still have the same urge to smoke the same amount and it doesn't taste different or anything. I am under an extreme amount of stress which makes me crave my nicotine so could that be causing the Chantix not to work? Ive taken Chantix before and within a few days cigarettes started tasting funny to me and within like a week and a half I was done and I quit for almost a year. This time completely not even working, WHY? ## Hello, Shannen! How are you? It could be the extra stress or you may have just become tolerant to the Chantix, since you've taken it before. Have you discussed the issue with your prescriber? Has it started to help, at all, yet?
Updated 3 months ago.
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Withdrawals from Chantix
I quit taking Chantix a few days ago and I am having a very hard time. I am very very sad and can't stop crying. I take Prozac and Effexor. It has been two days and I think I feel a bit better now, but haven't been able to leave the house and have been asleep for most of the last 48 hours. Does anyone know how long this will last? I think I am feeling a bit better. ## Have you consulted your doctor? Has it improved at all, yet? In this case, it is difficult to say if it is from stopping the Chantix, from the other medications, or from a combination of both. It could be a rebound/withdrawal effect from stopping, or a backfire effect from one of the others, so you do need to consult your doctor to get to the root of the problem. ## Hi. I am having similar symptoms. I stopped takin...
Updated 3 months ago.
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champex
stop smoking pill ## The medicine to help with smoking cessation that you are talking about is called Chantix. Please feel free to view the drug information page to learn more about this medicine. ## I am thanking all the people who were involved with the creation of Champex and what it has done for me. ## does this really work ! it is suppose to make smoking taste bad,it doesnt seem to be working !how long can a person stay on the pills and keep smoking ? ## You are supposed to take 1 pill/day for days 1,2&3; take 2/day for days 4,5,6&7; then decide one day between days 8-14 to stop smoking; all the while taking two pills a day for days 8-(total of 3 months). It's worked for everyone I have seen take it.. and I'm on it now ## In response to the site admin comment... Thi...
Updated 3 months ago.
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