Stories of Real People on Chantix…
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Stories of people on Chantix
During my free screening, I ask all of my clients of the ways they’ve quit smoking in the past and the results. I’m always amazed of the crazy stories of the people on Chantix and what they’ve experienced and here are a few stories that I’ve put together.
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Here are stories of people that have taken Chantix and what they’ve experienced.
A sensational CBS report on Carter Albrecht, a Dallas musician formerly with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.
Albrecht had started taking Chantix with his fiancee, with seemingly dramatic side effects.
She claimed he had had bizarre hallucinations that worsened when he drank. One evening, he attacked her, something he’d never done before.
He then ran to his neighbor’s house and kicked at the door, screaming incomprehensibly. The neighbor was so panicked he wound up shooting Albrecht through the door, killing him.
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- Every time I’d drift off, I’d dream that an invisible, malevolent entity was emanating from my air conditioner, which seemed to be rattling even more than usual. I’d nap for twenty minutes or so before bolting awake with an involuntary gasp.
- I’d dream that something increasingly ominous—carbon monoxide? Vampires?—was sucking vital essence out of me.
- The most unsettling thing about sleeping is that I never felt like I was truly asleep. Some part of me remained on guard, it was more like lucid dreaming. And it didn’t entirely go away come morning.
- I’d wake up with my clothes on, music blasting, and strange half-eaten sandwiches lying on the floor that I had no recollection of buying.
- I’m waking up at least every hour and a half and it takes me another half hour to forty-five minutes to fall back asleep. Noticed that right away, and this has been going on since day one.
- The dreams….ohhh, the dreams. Not exactly nightmares in my case. No blood or guts or Freddy chasing me. Mine were more of a hidden anxiety variety. I had dreams that lasted all night, like my brother dying in Iraq, my husband cheating on me, my dead cat walking around my house… and they always ended at 4 am.
- I’d become rather reclusive, avoiding calls from friends, and basically just shuttling back and forth between my office and my apartment. The subway was now out of the question; it made me too nervous.
Changes in Behavior
- I wondered whether Chantix was zapping my brain’s pleasure-delivery system to such a degree that not only did I find no reward in cigarettes, but I also found no reward in socializing and exercising.
- Since taking this drug, it’s been a strange experience. It feels as though I’ve been hyper-aware, prone to outbursts of anger (not like me normally at all). The anger thing has worried me so much that today is the last day I will take this drug.
- My head feels constantly foggy, almost like being hung over, but at the same time, I’m jittery and people just don’t seem to move fast enough; total hyper-awareness.
- Last night and earlier tonight, I went out with two groups of friends. They both noticed a slight change in my behavior. When I said that I was taking a new drug, both groups said that I’ve been saying weird things.
- Well, it has certainly been a “trip” to say the least. My whole life has changed and not exactly for the better. I have had bazaar thoughts. Nothing I felt like taking action on, but wild stuff. One morning after eating a bowl of cereal, I thought “I should pour this left over milk into the toaster”! Crap!
- Total euphoria. I sat at my desk at work giggling like a fool. I had no concern whatsoever for myself or my actions. Everything was just so funny and happy. I went to the doctor, and they determined I had a “rare” reaction to the medication and took me off. The next day, I had severe pain. Now, over 3 months later, I continue to have pain, fatigue, memory issues, concentration issues. I have been to a rheumatologist, and am now being sent to an endocrinologist because since I have gotten off Chantix, my thyroid has been all over the place. Because these were so immediate and severe, there is just no way to say they are unrelated.
- I don’t know!! When I drink beers, I have blank spots in my evening. I have never done this before Chantix and I thought about driving off of the highway for no apparent reason. I didn’t think of getting hurt or wanting to hurt myself, it was just a real thought. I was completely fine before Chantix. I can’t concentrate anymore. I use to be a very organized person. I’ve almost lost my job due to anger outburst.
Increased PMS Symptoms and Headaches
- Then…I got close to having my period. PMS and Chantix delt me a one-two punch that I’m still trying to get through. The usual mood swings of PMS turned were magnified by Chantix. I was exhausted, didn’t care about anything, all my dream activity was beginning to take its toll on my rest. One night, I forgot to take my Chantix and guess what? No dreams. I caught on quick.
- Very intense headaches. I stopped taking Chantix after 11 days. I will try to quit another way. It took about a week after stopping for my headaches to go away and to finally feel like myself again. I am happy to feel normal again.
How Well Does it Work?
Varenicline, Chantix’s chemical name, was approved by the FDA in 2006. In development for over a decade, it is the first smoking-cessation medicine designed to work specifically on nicotine receptors, and at first glance, it would appear that it performed quite well in testing. “At week 12, we looked at how many of the smokers didn’t touch a cigarette for the last four weeks of treatment,” says Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, a medical director at Pfizer. “Forty-four percent.”
But the ad doesn’t say how patients fared later on. “About twenty three percent still hadn’t taken a puff from week 9 to week 52,” Chatterjee admits. “So the failure rate was about seventy seven percent!”
Is it really worth it; are you willing to possibly experience what the people above have experienced with a seventy seven percent chance of failing? I don’t think so either.
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