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For a certain percentage of users (and no one knows what that percentage is), the side effects of Chantix are far worse than cigarettes.  If you’re considering taking such a controversial drug, you ought to hear from those of us who are allegedly the “rare” cases.  Try this little tale from someone who had a bad reaction to the drug and was misdiagnosed:  CLICK HERE

Pfizer is paying big money to put a positive spin on this medication. The anti-smoking lobby is also disregarding our experiences and putting great force behind the push for society to ban cigarettes.

As for me, I put up my own money to host the site. If it saves even one person from going through the hell that i have been through, it will be well-worth it.

Have a Chantix story to share? Mail it to me at I will contact you to verify your story.

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  1. Crystal permalink
    September 10, 2011

    I started taking Chantix 6 weeks ago. I did stop smoking. Although if I could rewind, I would rather smoke than go through this! My family doctor does not approve of this drug and would never give me a prescription but my ENT doctor said I needed to take it after my sinus surgery. Not long after taking this drug in addition to the changes in my behavior, I began having terrible leg aches. The ache has turned into a pain that prevents me from doing any normal activity. Of course I did stop taking Chantix and I thought after the medicine got out of my system, the pain would go away. So far it hasn’t. I was wondering if anyone has had this problem and if so how long it took to get back to normal. The pain in my legs has now moved to my hips. Sometimes I am unable to walk. I am only 42 years old. Now that I am having this problem I am having friends and family members telling me stories about this drug! I wish they would have told me when I first told them I was going to take it!

  2. Robert permalink
    March 11, 2013

    Hi there,
    Its Robert, who gave you my story, and then you so kindly removed it due to my fear of messing up my suit. Thank you so much again!!
    As promised, Its time for an update.
    I just talked to my attorney, and Chantix has settled!! 80% of the 2700 cases for about 273 million dollars!
    No payments yet, as the attorneys are doing their thing figuring out how to dole out the money, and assigning points to each person in the suit based on how bad their case was, ie pain, if they took it before the black box warning, suicide, hospital,, etc. The only thing I found odd, was that the agreement Did NOT include lost wages for some reason. That was one of the stipulations for the agreement to go forward. They are also figuring out how much money each point is actually valued at, then of course you get that times your the total points they gave you for your symptoms, etc.
    Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!!

    Be Blessed, and thank you again!

  3. ChantixSurvivor permalink
    March 15, 2013

    Wow Robert! That is amazing! Thanks for the update. I figured they would settle. They cannot afford to have all this come out in the open. Congrats on your settlement and have a wonderful day!

  4. Virginia permalink
    March 26, 2013

    Will this site go away due to the propossed settlement?

    So far I haven’t agreed to keep quiet about my belief chantix is a dangerous poison. Not sure I wish to see Pfizer get on with their lies to market chantix for other addictions, PGAD (persistant sexual arousal disorder) or PSAS (persistant sexual arousal syndrome). Just imagine, and I know you can, what a cocaine addict is going to do if they tolerate the side effects long enough and then finds out what happens when you STOP chantix. I don’t feel enough people GET the fact quitting chantix can cause the listed side effects. Pfizer sure is ignoring it in their pursuit of profit. Guess it might boost Viagra sales as well as mental health drugs, diabetes, heart drugs, and others …

  5. ChantixSurvivor permalink
    March 26, 2013

    Hi! We have never been contacted by Pfizer at any time to discuss taking down this site. As it was run entirely at our expense, with zero advertising and no income motive whatsoever…not sure what they would have us do. No offer to purchase it and no legal order of any kind has ever been sent to us. So, the site stays indefinitely as far as I’m concerned.

  6. Beth permalink
    April 10, 2013

    I took Chantix as a last ditch effort to quit smoking. I was successful but I wish I would have just kept smoking instead of taking this poison. I was on Chantix for 3 months and then asked to be stepped down off of it. Two days after my last dose of Chantix I went through such severe withdrawals. I shook in the middle of my bed for a week, couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, was nauseated beyond belief. Since then my concentration and ability to focus is shot and I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Meniere’s Disease so far. I have also noticed I am quicker to anger or get frustrated. Every time I try to talk to a doctor or someone about how Chantix destroyed me, they treat me like I am an imbecile. The only people who believe me are the people who have seen me before and after.

  7. Emily permalink
    August 21, 2013

    I started taking Chantix and wasn’t experiencing any side effects…. until about the 7th day when I started to become really aggressive and suicidal. I talked to my physician over the phone about what was going on and he said to stop taking the drug immediately. I stopped taking it that Friday evening and the remainder of the weekend was horrible! I was having significant withdrawals from Chantix and from cigarettes as well. The following Monday morning, I woke up with hives all over my body from head to toe. I went to the local Urgent Care center and the physician said it was likely a side effect of the Chantix. The hives lasted for about 6 more days! I was taking Benadryl and a steroid around the clock but it didn’t really do much. It’s been around five months since I was on Chantix and I haven’t had a cigarette since I was on it….. do I still want a cigarette and think about it every single day?… YES… but I also know that I don’t want to fight for my last breath so I’m trying to stay strong!

  8. Stephanie permalink
    April 15, 2014

    Hi, Im 34 years old and Ive been smoking for almost 20 years. Im desperate to quit… and Ive tried everything. Patches, gum, lozenges, cold turkey, even the e cigs… no luck whatsoever.. I get moody, agitated, depressed…. and ultimatley I end up smoking again. Yesterday my doctor gave me a prescription for Chantix which I wont be able to pick up until today because the pharmacy doesnt normally carry the medication and had to order it. Reading all the stories about people being on Chantix is really starting to scare me. I am bi polar, and have been hospitilized once for suicidal ideation (off of medication) so with that being said, is Chantix going to raise my chances of going “off the wall” again like I did before? Is it too much of a risk…. safer to just keep smoking? Any input would be appriciated

  9. Collin permalink
    May 25, 2015

    Currently on chantix. Day 2. On the phone with on call nurse because I’m breaking out in massive hives. Really happy.

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