(Closed) Do any of you have experience with the drug chantix/champix for smokers? HELP

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

If he still wants to quit smoking with medical help but is worried that he is experiencing side effects from the Chantix, have him talk to his doctor about Wellbutrin. It does the same thing with reducing cravings but has fewer side effects. At the very least, it’s worth a try.

For the record, both Mr. Lox and I quit smoking this past October using Wellbutrin. And we’ve never looked back.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I know that it has been known to cause severe depression and has been linked to suicide/attempts in some.

In my non-psych, non-med opinion, he needs to speak with a doctor asap. If his is able to address his feelings and work through them, then he should stay on the medication. My mother quit smoking two years ago FOR GOOD after 35 years and countless quitting attempts, and she gives all the credit to Chantix.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My stepmom used Chantix to quit smoking and she had a very similar experience. My dad said it was so bad that he went and bought her some cigarettes just so she would stop being so horrible! She went to the doctor and he prescribed her an antidepressent to take with it, which countered the emotional side effects of Chantix. Now, 3+ years later, she’s still smoke-free!

So I don’t think what he is experiencing is abnormal…he just needs to go to his doctor and talk about it. Wish him the best of luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I second the Wellbutrin.  It really does help.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would definitely ask him to see his doc ASAP – especially with what other posters are saying.

My sister successfully quit smoking using Wellbutrin. Perhaps that might be a better option for him? He can discuss other options with his doctor.

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