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Chantix suicide numbers are out

Discussion in 'Pfizer' started by Anonymous, Nov 29, 2007 at 8:08 AM.

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  1. Anonymous

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    First off people should have som compassion for others if it happend to you, you would feel the same way. The same thing is going on with my father and we know that its the drug. Ithink they should take it off the market and research it a little better. We have people losing there lives over trying to give up smoking. I know that its hard to quit by yourself trust me im a smoker myself but scared to go on this drug. but really people should have some compassion and dont be a dick and post shit to hurt people mabey try to come back with some integance
     
  2. Anonymous

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    I agree. WE live in a scary world....the decline of the family unit has destroyed our world.
     
  3. I wanted to post a Blog about my most recent experience with Chantix. My reason is that my doctor did not make me aware of the Suicide scare. I left my doc's office with a script for Chantix and no direction. Chantix worked very well for me. I quit smoking my third day on the medication. After 21 years. I was never able to double my dosage by day 7 to 1 mg. in morning and 1 at night due to extreme nausea and dizziness. I stayed at .5 morning .5 night. Had major dreams..which I liked..I could feel textures, smell, taste, feel heat and OMG what an imagination I must have. I had few problems associated with the whole stop smoking experience. Limited events of feeling over whelmed or Nicotine fits. Very few temtation moments after the first week. Everything went smooth some slight nausea till my 48th day on Chantix. Probably the best week of my life and I went to bed with an overwhelming feeling of wanting to kill myself. Like a driving voice telling me to. Like my thoughts were..OH GOD I CANT PAY THIS BILL..JUST SLICE MY WRISIT AND NO MORE WORRIES..I was hardcore..and lasted days..Some major meltdowns also durning that few days. The only thing that I think really saved me is my friend telling me of the news about suicides and murders associated with Chantix users..I thought that oh here someone goes raining on my parade. But I am glad because what little sanity I had left made me relize that it was the medicine talking. I stopped the night of my first vivid suicide thought. 48 days into half dosing of Chantix. It was a very scary experience, ruined my Holiday but I didnt jump off the bridge. I just wanted to post my feeling and experience hoping that someone might see the signs and relize it before it is to late.

    I am still smoke free 61 days now. I owe it to Chantix it made it an almost painless experience..But I did feel some major effects in the end. Good luck to all on it.

    Angel in Seattle
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Glad you are smoke free...wish I could be....
     
  5. I posted today please read. I am so sorry about your father. 48 days into chantix I went crazy. I send my thoughts to you and your family. Trust me when I say It was the Chantix
     
  6. Good Luck to you and thanks for the comment;0)
     
  7. Anonymous

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    I stopped taking Chantix on December 16th. Since taking it I have developed some sort of psychosis. I cannot sleep. My behavior is erratic and out of control. I can only do one thing at a time and have to intensely focus on it or I'll forget what I'm doing. I used to be a very efficient multi tasker and now...I don't know what the crap I am. I don't even know myself any more. I quit smoking after the first intro pack and continued with two a day for a few days and found it to be too strong so I went to one a day of the second week pack for about seven days and then stopped because I couldn't sleep or focus. I talked to the physician who prescribed the medication to me and he is very disturbed with the side effects I am having (kind of scary that he prescribed it and is shocked and amazed at my side effects). I advised him to warn his other patients about Chantix as I fully understand why someone would commit suicide from this stuff. I just hope I eventually go back to normal or at least lose the thoughts of suicide and short temper. I wanted to quit smoking, not lose my mind. I do feel a bit of nicotine craving but, will not smoke because I don't want to have to feel like all of this craziness is for nothing. Everyone reacts differently to drugs. So far besides these blogs I've been reading to try and understand, there isn't a lot of information about how to get back to normal after taking Chantix. It’s so sad reading all of these stories but, I'm so glad that I'm not alone.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Look, i'm sorry that people lost loved ones, but there are some confounding variables here that don't necessarily mean that chantix = suicidal thoughts. First, don't treat quitting smoking the same as going on a diet, it's not. It's an addiction that has been shown to be more powerful than heroin addiction. If the tobacco industry was a new start-up industry today it would probably be illegal. When you stop using a substance you are addicted to your body reacts, sometimes violently. It changes your chemical balances, and they affect your moods. These thoughts, dreams, feelings may be simply a result of quitting. I'm not saying that Chantix may not be involved, but i think a lot more research needs to be done before jumping on that bandwagon. Let's not be quick to pull a drug off the market that actually works at helping people quit smoking.
     
  9. SilkTieGuy

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    Let's just say there never was any Chantix. I would be curious to see how all of these comments compare to a Smoking Quitting Chatroom.

    I'll be you fifty bucks that all of the comments are exactly the same: I wanted to quit, not lose my mind, I feel nicotine cravings, will not smoke, don't want all this craziness for nothing, everyone reacts differently.

    Take all this shit where it says CHANTIX, and simply substitute "Quitting smoking," and you're going to get the same same same comments. Just because it's a drug, people are bitching. What did all of the people trying to quit smoking blame all their troubles on before Chantix? You're right: quitting smoking! Same thing. Except it didn't cost $100 a pack...
     
  10. Anonymous

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    I believe you. My brother-in-law went the same way last September. He took the pills for only a week and shot himself 2 weeks later. It wasn't the quitting that killed him. Norman had an empty pack of cigs in his pocket when we found him. I observed the downward emotional spiral first hand. It was only afterwards that we connected the dots between Chantix and his brief shotgun moment....how could a laughing fearless man with a full life's experience behind him suddently see fit to just end it? I think that Norman needed something from his brain chemisty to help him through a situational depression...something that Chantix had blocked. While on the drug Norman clearly visualized an easy and painless path out. And he's dead now.
     
  11. Anonymous

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    I took Chantix a year ago for 8 weeks (1 week prior to quitting, as they recommend, and 7 more weeks off cigs). I did stay off cigarettes for the 7 weeks, but I think that was will power, not the Chantix. I never, ever lost the urge to smoke, so the drug didn't have the desired effect. Quite the contrary, I was so flatulent as to be unemployable, and constantly nauseated. I even threw up in the only supermarket in town, which was fun for all.

    I didn't experience suicidal thoughts, but I did want to hurt myself. My arms were covered in deep scratches that brought blood, and I just withdrew from the world, couldn't talk to anybody.

    I've quit cold turkey twice before (as succesfully as Mark Twain, obv) and I lasted nine months each time. I never had the problems I've listed above when I went cold turkey. Well, the constant urge to smoke, of course.

    With all the restrictions and stigma associated with smoking, I can't imagine anyone who still wants to be a smoker. However, I think the brain is the least-understood body part by medical science. It certainly seems that medications that act on the brain have a small but significant chance of suicide that conveniently don't show up in clinical trials.

    I read somewhere that Chantix had NOT been tested on people who abuse alcohol. What sort of a trial is that? Ask any doctor, or anyone who owned a restaurant prior to the smoking bans, and they will tell you that heavy smokers are far more likely to be heavy drinkers than the average member of society. That's why most restaurant owners were so against the smoking ban: They make much more money on the alcohol than they do on food.

    The FDA needs to monitor this, although it is famously slow and reluctant to reverse approvals. I doubt coroners are going to list cause of death: chantix, when reviewing a suicide. It would be good if they all mentioned it and were informed of it by the survivors.

    First do no harm... Of course, that is not the pharmaceutical companies' oath. My sincere condolences to the posters on this site who have lost someone to suicide.
     
  12. Anonymous

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    Not going to be happenin' any time soon. The FDA is all paid for and will make sure enough money is being made......
     
  13. Anonymous

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    Silk Tie Guy looks like he is mad at the world for some reason....that look would
    depress any one lmao.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    I think you're absolutely right. Calm down already. ROTFLMAO
     
  15. Anonymous

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    I've quit smoking before. Welbuterin, cold turkey. I have NEVER experienced the depression that I did with Chantix.