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Old 05-27-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Chantix is proving to be deadly to some..........
Scores of smoking-pill suicides overlooked - Health - Health care - msnbc.com
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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This is not news; people who are -already- suffering from depression, who are -already- suicidal, CAN (meaning, might, it's possible, don't rule it out) become more suicidal when taking Chantix. It's in the patient information documents that come with the starter pack.

They can also become more suicidal when taking any antidepressant or other drugs that interact with brain chemistry.

I quit by taking Chantix, after a long, unsuccessful fight against my own nicotine addiction. I used to say, when I could find a drug that would make my body forget it was addicted to nicotine, I'd take it, and quit. And then Chantix became available and my insurance covered it, and 2 weeks later I was smoke-free. I've been smoke-free for three years and don't miss it.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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This is not news; people who are -already- suffering from depression, who are -already- suicidal, CAN (meaning, might, it's possible, don't rule it out) become more suicidal when taking Chantix. It's in the patient information documents that come with the starter pack.

They can also become more suicidal when taking any antidepressant or other drugs that interact with brain chemistry.

I quit by taking Chantix, after a long, unsuccessful fight against my own nicotine addiction. I used to say, when I could find a drug that would make my body forget it was addicted to nicotine, I'd take it, and quit. And then Chantix became available and my insurance covered it, and 2 weeks later I was smoke-free. I've been smoke-free for three years and don't miss it.
That makes two of us. I'm forty months and had countless vain attempts for over forty years. I had no negative psychological effects, whatsoever, except for the fact that it made cigarettes taste like ashtrays - which made it possible for me to finally slay the demon.
AnonChick is right, just heed the warnings. The alternative is to keep smoking and die slowly and miserably. If Chantix doesn't work try anything until you quit. I'm not big on anything that keeps nicotine in your system. Once its gone so goes its power.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I quit by taking Chantix, after a long, unsuccessful fight against my own nicotine addiction. I used to say, when I could find a drug that would make my body forget it was addicted to nicotine, I'd take it, and quit. And then Chantix became available and my insurance covered it, and 2 weeks later I was smoke-free. I've been smoke-free for three years and don't miss it.
You're lucky your insurance covered it because ours wouldn't & it was outrageous what it cost for 2 people for one month; over $300. We couldn't afford the 2nd month.

My taste buds have not been the same since taking it.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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My dad smoked for 50 years. He went on Chantix and quit in one week. He hasn't smoked for almost four years now. The benefit is worth the risk for normal, healthy people. Those with depression should exercise caution.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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You're lucky your insurance covered it because ours wouldn't & it was outrageous what it cost for 2 people for one month; over $300. We couldn't afford the 2nd month.

My taste buds have not been the same since taking it.
They had -just- started covering it when I got on it. That was the reason I picked the time that I picked. I couldn't have afforded it otherwise.

As for taste buds - I noticed the same thing. After the third day of Chantix, and for a couple of months after I actually quit smoking, food and beverages tasted different. I wasn't sure I liked coffee anymore. It was pretty weird. Turns out, I was tasting things the way they actually tasted, instead of how my smoke-slimed taste buds were tricked into thinking they tasted for over 20 years.

It took some getting used to but now I think I actually enjoy my coffee more, than I did when I was smoking. The taste is crisper.
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