Foundation, Inc Personal Homepage

  FAQ FAQ   Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Effective September 1, the will be closing it's doors.
We've had a good 10 year run and have helped many people.
We will keep the info up for reference and to help people who stop by, but no posting will be possible.


 Post Reply Post Reply
nene View Drop Down

Joined: Jul/06/2015
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 133
Post Options Post Options   Quote nene Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Chantix
    Posted: Oct/16/2016 at 10:13pm
I am not sure where to put this so here it is. I began taking chantix to stop smoking. First I began having horrible nightmares. Then I noticed I was terribly depressed. I have been on medication for depression and it has been completely under control for years now but I have been crying multiple times a day and feeling like life was not worth much when you can't do much anything you enjoy. Last night I woke up in the floor in my hallway. Seems I was sleep walking. I have stopped the medication. I will find another way to stop smoking.

If you decide to try this drug be very aware of these side effects. With chronic pain depression can be a problem. I really think if I had tried to "suck it up" I would possibly be suicidal soon. Now I just have to get it out of my system. I think I feel better just having made this decision.
DDD, spinal stenosis, buldging/herniated disks,nerve compression, CAD, diabetes,etc
Back to Top
Stevie View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
I Donated to CPS

Joined: Jun/01/2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 27317
Post Options Post Options   Quote Stevie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/16/2016 at 10:59pm
Depression and Sleepwalking are serious side effects of this med. Dream disturbances are a common reaction.

I'm sorry you weren't imformed prior to taking this about the side effects, but very happy you shared this experience with others and got off this as soon as you realized how bad it was for you.

Please donate to help continue to help others.

My journey with chronic pain began over 30 years ago, while as a young nurse working spinal rehab, I injured my back lifting a patient. I am now fused from L2-S1. I have multiple thoracic and cervical issues. I'm a retired RN/PA and I know and understand the frustrations on both ends of the treatment spectrum of dealing with CP. It's been my goal since 2008, when we started this site, to reach out and help as many people in pain as possible. We will continue the fight as long as we can. Please, if you can help us continue to help you and others, donate. Thank you.
Back to Top
sara1 View Drop Down

Joined: May/19/2010
Location: GTA
Posts: 5060
Post Options Post Options   Quote sara1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2016 at 8:46pm
I only had to take Chantix for 5 weeks luckily. I experienced depression and thoughts of suicide. I wanted to give up smoking so bad I would have done anything. I'm thankful I've quit and never think about smoking ever. Chantix isn't for everyone. I also used Wellbutrin xl as well and which I'm still on for an anti depressant for chronic pain and it helps my pain meds work better.

There are many ways to quit these days and meds was the only way for me to quit, smoking dehydrates the spine and brings cholesterol high. My cholesterol is normal since I quit smoking.

Good for you if you can quit using another method. Sara
DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left leg and foot. all lumbar discs now herniated one central herniation with exiting nerve contact.Facet joint Hypertrophy RFA for pain relief
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Go To Top of Page
Angry CPS Members list of 65 worst things people say to us about Chronic Pain Angry
Big smilePositive Pointers for Those In Pain from our ChronicPainSite membersBig smile


This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: - verify here. This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify.
  Terms of Use  -  Privacy Statement  -  Site Information
Dedicated to providing guidance in the comprehension and management of chronic pain.
We believe that the well-informed person has the ability to take charge of their pain
 rather than having pain take charge of them.
At this time funding is provided by Foundation, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
Also by public and private donations

Our site does display banner/link exchanges in the form of unrestricted grant funding
CPS maintains a clear separation between editorial content and sponsorship/advertising. Advertisers messages are clearly identified,
 and advertisers links lead to sites that are not owned or controlled by CPS.
 CPS reserves the right to remove advertisers that do not comply with our standard

This site had been accessed a combined total of 16,341,279 times in 2011 to 2012
This site has been accessed 10,880,421 times in 2013
This site has been accessed 11,533,431 times in 2014
This site has been accessed 13,338,417 times in 2015
This site has been accessed 15,241,338 times in 2016
This site has been accessed 12,529,872 times in 2017

This site has been accessed 9,603,574 times in 2018