Pfizer acknowledges that Chantix causes some really nasty side effects in some people. But, the company continues to market the drug. What in the HELL does it take to get a drug off the market anymore?????
I created this blog so the next person who has a nightmare with this medication doesn’t feel as alone as I did when I started falling apart.Have a Chantix/Champix story to share? Mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Yes, I will even publish the “positive” ones.
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To whom it may concern,
I am writing this after being woken from a terrible nightmare that I don’t ever want to remember or talk about. This is the second night this week that I have been abruptly awakened by nightmares. Since I cannot sleep, I took to the internet to find answers; which is where I found a forum to email this address. I’m not sure if this gets to the right person, but at least I’m getting this off my chest. I have smoked for 19 years and had become desperate to quit. I went to my doctor and asked for an aid to help me stop smoking.
My doctor gave me a prescription and also a warning. I didn’t think anything of the warning besides it was mandatory to give advice for all medications. Now that I think about it the pharmacist pulled me to the side and also warned me of this prescription. I guess I should have paid more attention to the signs. Anyways, for the past month and a half I have taken Chantix. At first I had no major side effects besides the normal agitation of quitting smoking and occasional dreams of the actual name of the drug Pfizer. The drug name often appeared in my dreams dancing in flashing lights as though it was a billboard sign in Vegas.
Then about three weeks into taking this pill, my husband brought to my attention that I have major mood swings that consist of mostly being angry and aggravated all the time. At first, I just thought it was normal to feel this way. Now, almost two months later, there is no way I should have these changes in my behavior. Now to add to my mood disorder, I am having horrific nightmares. I cannot stress to you enough that the nightmares I’ve had the past few nights would make any sane person insane. But my faith in God is stronger than what’s going on with my mind and body.
I hope that this is read by someone who really wants to hear what Chantix has done to me. As of now, I will never take this drug nor will I ever recommend it to anyone. It may be the drug that helped me to stop smoking a pack a day, but it’s also the drug that I pray will not have a permanent affect on me as a person. I would definitely agree, after reading other reviews, that this drug is probably more dangerous than any illegal street drug out there.