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I started taking this drug reluctantly in mid February almost to immediate side effects. The first week on the full dosage, my dreams became hallucinations and my sleep habits were off more and more. After going through 3-days of absolute frightening weirdness during sleep and lucid states, I finally decided to stop taking it altogether the night I realized that I was standing in my living room in the middle of the night in my night clothes with a hand and mouth full of jellybeans. I woke up that morning with a mouth full of chewed but not swallowed jellybeans and the rest left in my hand had been gripped to tightly that the colors were coming off in my palm. I have never walked in my sleep in my life, and I feared that could have resulted in a far worse situation for me (i.e.: walking outside, choking)

I immediately stopped taking it, and now almost 4-months later, I feel depressed. I am worried about myself after this, and I worry for anyone who takes this medication. These drugs are hitting the market too soon and with too little research prior. If you dig deep enough, you will find that in 2007 alone there were 67 deaths around the world directly related to this drug. I am happy to hear that so many have not felt any adverse effects, but I still would not recommend this if my life depended on it.
OK, so I'm new, and if I don't post right, sorry in advance...:)

I took the Chantix for three weeks before I forgot to take it for a full day, which went well, then another, which went well, then I just decided, "why bother?", so I stopped completely. I probably should have slowly decreased my dosage, but I didn't.

Anyhow, I have been completely off the Chantix for about two weeks now and have found myself to be a completely different person than "normal"....fighting with my husband to the point of threatening to leave, being generally angry, not caring about the things that I normally care about, and I seem to have a terrible tolerance level of other people! I get so frustrated with people! Has anyone else dealt with anger to the point of almost striking someone? This is so "not me" that it scares me!

As others have spoken about, I also experienced vivid dreams; however mine were either strange or absolutely disturbing. I awoke to myself crying hysterically after having the disturbing dream (like, victim of a violent crime dream), then I couldn't figure out if it was something that I dreamed, or if it something that has happened that I have blocked out of my mind! Has anyone else had a similar (negative) situation with the dreaming, and if so, when did it go away? Help!

I am three and a half weeks smoke-free, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth it if this situation is going to make me looney!
[QUOTE=scooter75;3596087]OK, so I'm new, and if I don't post right, sorry in advance...:)

I took the Chantix for three weeks before I forgot to take it for a full day, which went well, then another, which went well, then I just decided, "why bother?", so I stopped completely. I probably should have slowly decreased my dosage, but I didn't.

Anyhow, I have been completely off the Chantix for about two weeks now and have found myself to be a completely different person than "normal"....fighting with my husband to the point of threatening to leave, being generally angry, not caring about the things that I normally care about, and I seem to have a terrible tolerance level of other people! I get so frustrated with people! Has anyone else dealt with anger to the point of almost striking someone? This is so "not me" that it scares me!

As others have spoken about, I also experienced vivid dreams; however mine were either strange or absolutely disturbing. I awoke to myself crying hysterically after having the disturbing dream (like, victim of a violent crime dream), then I couldn't figure out if it was something that I dreamed, or if it something that has happened that I have blocked out of my mind! Has anyone else had a similar (negative) situation with the dreaming, and if so, when did it go away? Help!

I am three and a half weeks smoke-free, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth it if this situation is going to make me looney![/QUOTE]
I'm so glad you wrote this. I am into my second day of the "blue" pills, so basically week two. I wanted to quit yesterday but felt that I just wasn't ready yet. My cigarettes taste horrible, and I find myself not wanting to smoke as often.

I do however, have the feeling of rage as well. Like today, my co-worker is blaring country music, and I just want to stand up and say YEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWW B&^%$#@, then throw all the monitors off the desks and sit back down like nothing happened. LOL. I am NEVERRRRRRRR like this. I also feel like I'm on speed, but am thinking that the mixture of Chantix and 24oz of coffee isn't a good thing. Seriously this "music" thing has aggrivated me to the point that I'm shaking.

I also have vivid dreams, have dreamed every night while taking chantix, but they are not horrible dreams. I just happen to remember them when I wake up, that's all.





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