Chantix Forums

Recently active Chantix forums and community discussion threads. Post your question or story about Chantix and connect with others who have experience with the same medications. No registration is required and your identity remains anonymous.

Popular Threads



Recently Active Discussions

Page of 11    Next Page     New Thread    RSS Feed
Anyone lost sense of taste and smell on champix?

Hi I started taking champix in October 2011 was only on them for a few weeks I am bipolar and found myself severely down so I stopped taking them I've also found that things don't taste or smell the same anymore I can't eat cucumber as it now tastes vile even fried food or fatty foods also taste rank! All smells seem to merge in to one and it's really annoying I can even smell my perfume or shampoos anymore! Has anyone had these problems? Will my body ever be the same again? How long before this crap nasty drug leave my body? I've not taken it in 4 months surely it should be gone now! ## I lost my taste buds for a few days aswell. I made a nice breakfast with bacon, eggs, sausages and I couldn't eat any of it I tried a bit of everything and it all tastes funny bu...

Updated
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
Memory loss and prolonged personality changes while on, and after use of Chantix

I began taking Chantix in May of 2011, and quit smoking in June. My brother started saying that 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 evening memor...

Updated
problems with taking chantix

I started taking chantix about 2 weeks ago. The first week was good, no major side effects. The second week , taking the blue pills, i became sooo naususous that i had to go to bed just to stop it,also got a bad headache. I stopped taking it after one day on the blue pills but am now feeling even worse than before. I have this very weird feeling in my head and am still nausous. Has anyone else had this happen and if so how long does it last? I can't function at all and want to just sleep since it is the only time i don't fell bad.Any help would be appreciated ## I have been mixing Buspar and Champix to stop anxiety and quit smoking.I have been having serious side effects to include headaches,insomnia,nauseousness and mood swings as well as dizziness, lack of focus and irrratabil...

Updated
New to Chantix

I talked to my doctor about wanting to quit smoking and he prescribed Chantix, I will start in about 3 days. Can someone please be honest and tell me what I am about to start going through? I am a stay at home mom of a 3 year old, my husband is only home 1-2 days a week and I have heard this will be a mistake for me to take and that I will have horrible dreams, suicidal thoughts, ad much worst. Can someone tell me if me taking Chantix is a bad idea? I have not heard of many people who have not had bad results and hope this will have different answers. Thank you! ## I have been on chantix for a coupl of months now. I have been a smoker for twenty plus yrs. I had a few weird dreams. No nightmares. I think everyone is different. I'm down to 1 or 2 a day. I could of quit completly if I ...

Updated
Mouth Sores on Chantix

Starting my third week tomorrow on Chantix and having the same problem I had with it a couple of years ago. About 3-4 weeks in, I start developing sores in my mouth. Mostly tip of the tongue, inside the bottom lip. Called my Dr. last time and he told me to quit taking the Chantix. I was smoking again within days. I am doing so well on this that I hate to quit taking it, but really can't stand the pain from the sores. Any thoughts? Thanks ## You should really contact your doctor, because the sores may be the sign of a possible serious and dangerous reaction to the medication. If it isn't dangerous, they may be able to advise you of some way to treat them, or minimize the pain. Has anyone else experienced this? ## Its always funny when people complain that the drug is causing a sy...

Updated
chantix

I am on my third day of chantix. I am still smoking, my quit day is 4 days away. but I must say I am amazed so far. yesterday cigarettes started tasting very dry and nasty. and I don't think about smoking as .much a I used to. I drive for a living so I will sit in my truck and smoke like two packs a day easily. I have asthma and when I smoke I have to take at least to breathing treatments per day. I am excited and looking forward to a morning when I don't have to get up early for work so that I can take my treatment. so far my side effects are minor. a little headache and nausea for about and hour or two after taking pill, and tingling numbness in my left arm when I wake up. but its totally worth it if there's a chance I will quit smoking next week. good luck to everyone who...

Updated
Will expired Chantix still work?

My chantix prescription has expired, is it still effective? I would like to try to quit smoking again without the cost that's involved. If its still good? ## Unfortunately the sell by date with meds is important depending on how its stored after the expiration date its less effective but if stored under the correct temperatures it can last much longer. Humidity & heat tends to effect the meds. ## Tina, what's the expiration date listed on the prescription? Certain meds should not be taken past the expiration date but I don't know if Chantix is one of them. I can try to find more from the FDA on that, but first it would be helpful to know how long past the expiration date your meds are. ## Yep I have no problem taking expired meds as long as I know exactly where they'...

Updated
I stopped smoking with Chantix

I have been a smoker for 54 years and have tried everything over the counter to stop smoking including acupuncture. Nothing worked for me. I realize you have to be committed to quit and I really was this time. My last cigarette was May 17th with Chantix. There have been no ill effects so far and I don't expect any. At times I still have cravings but I keep telling myself "you've come this far, don't go back now." I will be 72 next month and the best gift I can give myself as well as my family is to never smoke again!! ## Congratulations, Gram! That is so awesome!!! Seniors can be more sensitive to the side effects of medications and may experience them more intensely, as reported by the FDA, so if you do start to experience any adverse effects, including depression o...

Updated
Day 16 on chantix, only small decrease in smoking :(

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
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
Chantix - drug information and side effects

How long does chantix stay in your system? Could it still be affecting me after 9 months? ## No! There are no medications that stay in your system for that long. The only way you would still be feeling effects was if it had caused some type of permanent body/organ damage, which I am sure would have been detected long ago. Chantix contains the active ingredient Varenicline,it is a stop smoking aid. Common side effects during use can include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and abnormal dreams. Did you have any other questions? ## You say that no medication can stay in your system that long. Hmmn, interesting concept. So no medicine/drug can stay in your system that long. So people who took a medicine/drug that affected their brain lets say back in the 60's or even possibly now of any sa...

Updated
high blood pressure meds and chantix

My dr just started me on chantix and high blood pressure meds started the high blood pressure medsimmediately and started the chantix chantix 5 days later this is my 2nd day and i have been light headed dizzy weak should i stop the chantix ## Hi guess u and I are in the same boat. Started BP mess and waited a week to start chantix. At first when taking the BP Ned's I felt a little dizzy nd light headed but I did some research and it says it was normal as my BP was coming down. I'm 4 days into chantix and am smoking still but I can say its MUCH less than a week ago. I have 4 cigs right now and there is no WAY I would come home without buying more lol. I don't even fell panicked about having only 4. Well I will see. My quit date is 03/13/13. ## The lightheadedness and dizzines...

Updated
What to do if your insurance won't cover Chantix

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
Champix and antidepressants

I take 75 mgs of anti-depressant tablets and want to know if it's safe to take Champix along with it? ## Which antidepressant do you take? I'm sorry, but there are different classes of them, so I need more details, in order to provide you with an accurate answer. Can you please post back with more details? The NIH warns that Chantix carries the risk of causing suicidal thoughts, other side effects may including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. ## RE: Taking champix with antidepressants I do take 75 mg venlafaxine XR, but am concerned if this is okay to do? ## Hi I take Mirtazapine 30 mg for my depression Would I be able to take champix To help me stop smoking I used champix many years ago before depression And they was great and made quitting smokin...

Updated
Newbie to Chantix

I started taking Chantix on Dec. 02, 2007. So this is my second week on the Chantix. I haven't had real bad side effects. I have had an upset stomach and diarrhea, but like someone else said, I'm not sure it's related to the Chantix. I thought maybe I caught a flu bug. Anyhow, I wanted to ask you all if it's normal that I still have the craving for wanting a cigarrette. I thought for sure that it would've subsided somewhat, but it's still there. I noticed longer periods of time in between wanting one, but I still want one. :( If there is any advice anyone can offer, I would greatly appreciate it! ## I started taking this pill 2 weeks ago, about one week into it I started feeling side effects of nausiated stomach, to the point of not wanting to eat as I was concer...

Updated
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. ## It takes about 2 weeks for your system to acclimate to chantix. If you don't feel your side effects subsiding by then and you want to stop using it. You need to wean yourself off over a 2 weeks period. Or you will experience more side effects. Chantix is Bupropion which is Wellbutrin. Just so you know. Good luck and I hope it works out for you.

Updated
Ways to Quit Smoking without Drugs

These "how to quit smoking" findings are incredible! I really believe that these tips and devices can help smoking cessation. I particularly have found a brilliant way to stop smoking definitively. This is called Autogenic Training. It's not my invention. It is an Audio Program. It has lots of research to support the achievements of the method. In this method you will train yourselves to relax while reprogramming your brain in the way to stop smoking. It is kind of self anti smoking hypnosis. These techniques helped me to stop drinking alcohol. I really think that Autogenic Training will help me to quit smoking cigarettes in an enjoyable way. I am amazed by the results and really committed to quit cigarettes. I am not specialized in that subject but I think it works. Sorry f...

Updated
RLS and Chantix

Chantix does work--But it would be nice if someone had told me the terrible side effects that can happen. Side effects that a person must live with for the rest of their lives. RLS is a terrible side effect that does NOT go away after you stop taking Chantix. It effects every moment of of your life waking and sleeping! I'm not saying no one should use Chantix but if I had known the serious side effects that can be life altering I don't think I would have taken that risk. It is my 3rd day with no sleep due to RLS. I lost my job of 20 years, because I can't function on 3-4 hours of sleep in 48 hours. I just think people need to know what they may be risking before they decide to start Chantix thats all. ## Be aware people - I am fairly young and all of a sudden I developed thi...

Updated
Champix

I took champix in jan 2008 and had my first seizure in march 2008, the first one of my life. No history of epilepsy in my family. I have had no brain injury, no illness that has coursed it. This tablet has ruined my life. I have fits about once a month in my sleep. Even with medication. I have the most dangerous kind. It has affected my memory, I struggle to spell and get words mixed up. ## Champix is another brand name for Chantix, most commonly used for smoking cessation. Have your doctors confirmed that it was caused by the medication? There have been reports of it causing some severe medical problems for some users. In the U.S. there are even some pursuing a class action suit. I am very sorry to read of what you have suffered and we thank you for posting this to help alert others th...

Updated

11 pages of forums were found.

Next Page >



Discuss Chantix

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

Discuss: Chantix

 *
What are the main keywords of your topic?


 *

 *


 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.




5) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.


Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 8 December 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2018 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA