Champix/Chantix 2

*Update: If you or a loved one has suffered a bad reaction to Champix and you are based in the U.K., you can report it to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) here. The more people do that the clearer the true picture will become. Protect others! Report it.*

Steadily the disquiet about this medication seems to be building, particularly in the U.S., where it was made available first. There are certainly bad reports, but there are quite a few good reports as well. Trouble is, it is difficult to know whether these are genuine, or some form of marketing. I think there is certainly some of that going on – one of the responses sent to this site regarding my previous blogpost on Champix was full of praise for the medication, but it came from a site that was selling the stuff! No bias there then.

So once again – give us your views, if you have tried Champix and managed not to kill yourself. Those Champix users that did kill themselves, I’m not suggesting for a moment that the tragedy had anything to do with them taking Champix, you understand. People suffer sudden, severe personality changes and top themselves all the time, don’t they? Sure they do.

It’s probably caused by nicotine withdrawal, just as Pfizer are saying – I mean, just think of all those people you’ve known over the years that quit the fags, and then just a few weeks later threw themselves off a bridge.  Probably one in every family, I should think.  No, it can’t be anything to do with Champix – I mean, they tested it on a few people for twelve weeks and everything.

*If you would like to know more about hypnotherapy for stopping smoking, visit the Central Hypnotherapy website.

** To read the earlier post on Champix, and all the comments so far, click the Blogpost Category Champix/Chantix on the right side of this page.

2 thoughts on “Champix/Chantix 2”

  1. Hello there,
    Well, i have been a heavy smoker for 30 years. Tried to give up, from time to time, in all possible ways, from cold turkey via acupuncture to hypnotherapy. To no avail.
    Now i’m in my, i think, (can’t think very well) 6th week of Champix. I do feel weird, do not sleep much (that happens to me anyway) but i am not nauseous (much), suicidal, or aggressive and, most important, i have hardly any craving for cigarettes for the first time ever.
    I shall reserve judgement until i stopped taking the tablets and see if the craving returns. If not, it WILL have been worth it.
    It would like a reaction to this of you?


    i have attempted to quit on this drug 2xs and im smoking again.The side effects you have can vary from one person to another if your lucky you may just have the vivid dreams,nausea and constipation.i have been contributing to this blog and the other ones Chris has for a very long time now .

    when i took champix for first time i thought it was a miracle drug till it began to change my life for the worse.i suffered from serious mood swings depression and suicidal thoughts so i stopped taking it-but i still wanted to smoke.the second time i took it it sent me mad.
    i also know 2 people -one committed suicide by hanging himself and the other one attempted to jump off a i know for a fact these people were level headed with everything to live for and the changes in their personality only started several weeks from taking this drug.
    im not here to promote Chris’s book or himself.i am speaking from my own experiences of this drug and hey guess what im smoking again.
    so before you pop these nauseating tablets read all the comments posted on here and other blog sites and see if you can find more happy ex champix users than unhappy ex champix users because i doubt it very much.

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