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Why is Chantix not working faster for me?
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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 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 8 months ago in Chantix.
Tue, Jul 08 '14, 7:09 PM
Chantix and cardiovascular side effects
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Where are the people who have had cardiovascular events and believe Chantix played a part? ## I believe there are a good number of Chantix threads here in the forums, where people have complained about cardiovascular-related side effects. I'd consider browsing through some of the threads here to see who else has reported these types of side effects: /search.asp?q=chantix I would also suggest looking into the threads linked below, for more related conditions: /Discuss/Chantix-and-Atrial-Fibrilation-222488.htm /Discuss/chantix-side-effects-195280.htm I hope this helps! ## There just has to be more of us! It seems like the law firms have simply turned their backs on us. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Chantix.
Mon, Aug 20 '12, 7:14 AM
Can i take an anti-depressant with chantix...
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I have been on chantix for 3 days and im not sure if i can continue taking this medicine.. i have been extremely emotional... fighting with everyone that comes near me.. everyone is on my last nerve.. i just grabbed a knife and threaten to slice my arm... is this drug doing this to me... can i take an anti-depressant with chantix... I currently take loritab, soma, anti-inflamatory for a chronic back pain... i asked my doctor if it was okay to take this medicine with all the others that im on and he said it was fine.. i feel really weird.. cant stop crying.. somebody help me.. ## I am very sorry to hear about your experience and I have been going through the same thing. I quit taking it a couple days ago because I was so emotional and driving my girlfriend crazy not to mention myself. I ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Sun, Mar 09 '14, 4:00 PM
chantix works on gambling addiction as well
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I was addicted to internet slot games for 4 years. I am on my 3rd week of Chantix and have deleted all the games and blocked them. It actually makes me sick to think about playing them. All urges are gone as well with going to the casino to play real slots. Chantix is wonderful! The only thing that bothers me with this drug is not being able to sleep but otherwise it's great! ## @Cinderella, Congrats on quitting the gambling. After 4 years, I can imagine that habits like this would be difficult to walk away from. How does Chantix make you feel after you take it? Does it cut off certain pleasure points in the brain that may be associated with an addictive behavior? I've only heard about its use in helping people to quit smoking, but it sounds like its mechanism of action has a br... ...
Updated 5 days ago in Chantix.
Wed, Mar 25 '15, 12:03 PM
Does Chantix make the Depo Shot ineffective?
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I have been on Depo shot for a year and just started taking Chantix a month ago and have been bleeding for 2 weeks, the bleeding just stopped but I am wondering if the depo shot is still effective? My husband and I have intercourse frequently but do not want to get pregnant again. ## Hello, FloridaGirl! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between them, but you should double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure. It is a hormonal contraceptive, so some breakthrough can be a normal side effect. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Tue, Mar 18 '14, 12:10 PM
after12 days on chantix I still want to smoke
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am worried that chantix wont work on me ## That is a possibility, no drug works for everyone. It generally takes about 2 weeks for a drug to reach its full therapeutic dose in your body, if you are not having any response after that, then please speak to your doctor. ...
Updated 6 years ago in Chantix.
Mon, Dec 08 '08, 8:46 AM
Anxiety Increase after weaning off Chantix
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I recently weaned myself off of Chantix. Prior to taking it, I had already been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but it was totally manageable. I had only had one full blown anxiety attack before getting on Chantix and none during. However, in the week since I have been off of it, I have been seriously anxious. Like a mini panic attack a day anxious. I've made an appt with my doctor, but I wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this sort of thing. I feel like a freak. :( ## Please don't feel like a freak, such experiences are completely normal and we all go through them, some more than others, so there's no reason to feel that way. And yes, when you stop taking a medication like Chantix, it can cause rebound type effects, which may include anxiety attacks. Learn mo... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Chantix.
Fri, Aug 31 '12, 2:27 PM
Does Belviq really work better than chantix?
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My Doctor suggested I try Belviq since I am about 30 lbs overweight and smoke like a chimney. I have been trying Chantix off and on for about three years, and had varying success. I am down big time to a half pack a day from 1.5 packs a day. Not sure I want to do the swap. Has anyone else had success with Belviq for quitting? ## Hello, Arabella! How are you? Belviq is approved for weight loss by the FDA, but I've not heard or read anything about it being used to help with smoking cessation. However, your doctor is allowed to prescribe medications off-label, according to their own experience, so they may know it to work for other people. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and anorexia. Has anyone used it to stop smoking? #... ...
Updated 18 days ago in Belviq.
Fri, Mar 13 '15, 4:10 AM
Still Dizzy, Close to Blackout After Chantix
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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 6 months ago in Chantix.
Thu, Sep 04 '14, 8:42 PM
Chantix can cause Extremely Bad Side effects
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I started taking Chantix when my employer had a promotion to help its employees to quit smoking. I was a long time smoker and had tried to quit smoking several times. I tried everything from Tooth picks to Nicotine gum, to no avail. So I participated, and was prescribed Chantix to quit smoking. When I stopped it got worse, the nightmares haunted me. I was having issues with blurry vision, making it hard to drive to work every day, I had anger issues, severe depression, and became a different person. Taking Chantix started me down a long path of Severe Depression, which I am still battling today. Some of the other side effects I experience are, anger, nightmares, blurring vision, suicidal thoughts, that led to one attempt. I was almost hospitalized for severe depression, because my paren... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Sat, Feb 22 '14, 4:27 PM
What to do if your insurance won't cover Chantix
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I had a prescription for Chantix in August unfortunately I couldn't fill it the cost was $175 for a month supply. ouch. Yes I know I spend that in cigarettes a month but unlike the medicine I can spread it out over a month seems cheaper right. Well after dismissing quitting because of cost of Chantix I started to think about it again in November, there has to be some way to get the meds cheaper, I did some research and if you go on the Chantix website it has an area where you can apply for assistance thru Pfizer to have them supply it based on income. If approved they send the meds a 3 month supply to your doctors office where you will pick it up. It requires completion of paperwork from you and your doctor but well worth it process takes about 3 weeks. I am on day 9 of it and have ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Chantix.
Thu, May 10 '12, 5:10 AM
Day 16 on chantix, only small decrease in smoking :(
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Hello, I started chantix 16 days ago. im 30 and ive been a pretty heavy smoker for quite a few years. ive only decreased my smoking very little and im getting worried cause I honestly have all intentions on quitting. the only side effects I have are weird dreams, fatigue usually 15-20 mins after I take the med, it usually gives me a warm rush followed by the sleepyness and I get shakey and quite anxious. is there anyone who can reassure me to hang in there? lol I have 3 kids and they need me, especially smoke free. ## Are you also trying to stop smoking? The medication isn't going to do it all. Whatever your intentions are, it also requires real effort on your part. Have you talked to your doctor about it? ## Dont give up. I went way past my quit date. So what?!!! Each of us is diff... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Chantix.
Fri, May 18 '12, 4:12 AM
Any way to reverse long-term Chantix side effects?
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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 9 days ago in Chantix.
Sat, Mar 21 '15, 9:43 PM
Bad metallic taste in mouth from taking Chantix, a fix!
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Hi, on day two I woke up with this horrible metallic acidy bad taste in my mouth, mostly my tongue. I searched the Internet for help. I tried the following: Gargling with salt water, no effect. Gargling with baking soda, no effect. Eating drinking citris - somewhat effective Spraying my mouth with sore throat medicine - short term effect Started taking Zinc- BAD TASTE VANISHED - EFFECTIVE! ## Ironically enough, Chantix does list "having a bad taste in the mouth" pretty much word for word as a general side effect. So I wouldn't be surprised at all if it never went away until you stopped taking the medication. However, I am curious to know whether or not any metallic taste will return after you've continued to supplement with Zinc? If you could keep us posted every now and... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Fri, Jun 21 '13, 2:17 PM
I quit smoking the same day was prescribed chantix any advice
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I quit smoking last night, and went to the doctor today and was prescribed chantix. Has anybody tried this way before? I dont want to start smoking just because I am supposed to work my way in to it as I would feel like I would be going backwards. Any advice? ## Help, Yua! How are you? Congratulations on the choice you've made to get healthy. Quitting isn't easy. And no, there's no need to pick them up, again, just to use the Chantix. It should provide the same support as it would, if you were still smoking. But it could help get rid of the cravings and prevent the urge to pick them back up. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, insomnia, lucid dreaming and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 months ago in Chantix.
Sun, Nov 30 '14, 4:49 PM
directions for taking chantix as I would like to restart taking it
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directions for taking chantix ## i was taking Chantix and it was going quite well until I got constipated ,so I stopped taking chantix .I want to start again but do I have to start with the 0.5 pill or can I just start up where I left off with the 1mg? It's been about 8days since I stopped with Chantix. ## For anyone else that has a similar question…. Chantix is a very iffy medication and both starting and stopping it must be done very carefully and the person needs to be monitored regularly… Thus, the best advice I can give is to consult your doctor if you aren't sure what to do when you are new to taking it, you want to restart for another try or if you are stopping it. Learn more Chantix details here. For your own health and safety, it is v... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Tue, Apr 16 '13, 1:51 PM
want to start chantix but i am taking meloxicam is there an issue with taking both
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want to start chantix but i am taking meloxicam is there an issue with taking both. I have several days left to take the Meloxicam ## With all due respect, your question about mixing the 2 drugs should be directed to your Dr. You'll need to talk to your Dr. to get a prescription so that would be the time to ask. ## Hello, Zflyer1! How are you doing? I didn't find any interactions listed between these two medications, but you should double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain. The side effects to the Chantix may include nausea, dizziness, depression and weight changes. Are there any other questions or concerns? ...
Updated 10 months ago in Chantix.
Tue, Apr 29 '14, 10:55 AM
memory loss and prolonged personality changes while on, and after use of Chantix
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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 21 days ago in Chantix.
Mon, Mar 09 '15, 11:30 AM
I Want To Know What The Side Effects Are Of Taking Methadone An Regular Daily Dose Chantix
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I am on methadone maintenance & I am taiking chantix to quit smoking. When I first take the chantix in the a.m. I am disoriented and extremely anxious. these are not things that I experience taking methadone. Any feedback? ## Based on my research there are no known drug interactions between Methadone and Chantix; so I'm thinking the side effects you're describing are most likely related to one or the other individually. Anxiety isn't listed as a side of Chantix or Methadone, but there have been numerous claims linking Chantix to panic attacks, anxiety, nervousness, and even induced psychosis. I would definitely recommend discussing this with your doctor since it seems you're not alone in the matter. ## I am concerned about the "combination" of the Methadone a... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Methadone.
Mon, Aug 04 '14, 4:46 AM
can i stop taking chantix without decreasing dosage as am having side effects that makes me want to the medication
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I have been taking Chantix for almost 6 weeks and not smoking for almost 5 weeks. My dreams are not nightmares, but are becoming more disarming and I don't want them anymore. Also, this past week, I started getting very agitated and angry, lashing out at my husband and even a stranger or two. I am aware of some of the horrific stories of long-term depression, etc. This is my second time with Chantix. The first time I did it the full 12 weeks, didn't smoke and got very depressed upon quitting Chantix and started smoking again. Depression went away. My doctor suggested only one month if I was not craving cigarettes, which I am not, and then wean mysel off the medication. I began three days ago going from 2 per day to 1 in the morning and a half at night. I am to the point now that... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Chantix.
Sun, Jun 08 '14, 9:40 PM

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