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resently found out my 41 year old sister as empysema, really need to stop smoking myself. this is my 5th day on champix and i not stopped crying on it. i feeling very very unhappy on this drug but also dont wanna let it beat me. its actually working as i really cut down but i hate feeling so sad.


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replied May 2nd, 2008
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A sad feeling (depression) can be a side effect from Champix (varenicline) but it may be also due to nicotine withdrawal. If your depressive mood becomes unbearable and you start getting some suicidal thoughts, you should consult your primary health provider and even a psychiatrist, if necessary.


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replied June 22nd, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about your sister. You are doing the best thing you can do, please keep it up. I have had this, I went cold turkey 7 weeks ago. Feeling low, I think its losing a "friend" (the cigarette), it was always there through the good and bad times through everything now its gone, there is no crutch, but it was never your friend always your enemy, though knowing this doesn't take away the sadness and fear of being alone and nothing to pick you up. Acknowlegde these feelings and you will pull through, this depressive state is what smoking started in the first place, you get hooked and feel like you can never leave you feel safe with a cig but remember everytime you had a craving when you was a smoker was withdrawels from the last cig remember those tense times when you couldn't smoke, that feeling was a withdrawel from the last cigarette for me that was about 18 times a day I was feeling tense/low/anxious now I only get that feeling once a day at the least( a few times a day when I first stopped) so I am getting better. You will too, the power of the mind is amazing. All the best.
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replied October 26th, 2009
This is kinda weird because I've never heard anything like this. Perhaps side effect of the medicine?
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replied November 1st, 2009
I was very sad too - didn't know if it was Chantix or withdrawal. After I stopped Chanitx I figured out it was one of my withdrawal symptoms. I'm lots better now though ever once in a while feel really resentful that I had to quit. (I quit because it's really expensive in my state to smoke - lots of taxes). But, I have to say, I have enjoyed a fresh smelling house and whiter teeth! There are more benefits in smoking, than not!
You'll be okay but talk to your doctor.
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replied November 4th, 2009
I hope that you do well quitting it......It is very obvious that it will take time but you will be fine........


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replied December 23rd, 2009
stop taking the damn stuff and go cold turkey! im in my sixth week of the course and im stopping taking it as ive had 48 out of the 76 side effects on the list in the packet including violent mood swings and depression
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replied April 4th, 2010
stoped smoking and just stoped eating cause just not hungry why dose that happed or is there something else going on can anyone help please
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replied November 6th, 2012
i lost over 15 lbs in a month, deep depression, sleeping ,no eating, anxiety
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replied April 16th, 2010
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Yes drinking tea is good but it is not true in everyone's case. But it does not helps to quit smoking.
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replied April 28th, 2010
My friend has stopped smoking and now he feels depressed so what he must do to come out of depression.
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replied May 9th, 2010
i wish you luck on your jouney and my regards to your friend, but there is an alternative to smoking, vaporizing. Cannabis is much better and healthier. i dont advocate breaking the law but it is a safer alternative than alcohol and tobacco. the govt hides this from the people, its time for the Truth to come out.
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replied May 10th, 2010
Re: Sad feelings, depression, and nicotine withdrawal
PatientQuestion wrote:
resently found out my 41 year old sister as empysema, really need to stop smoking myself. this is my 5th day on champix and i not stopped crying on it. i feeling very very unhappy on this drug but also dont wanna let it beat me. its actually working as i really cut down but i hate feeling so sad.






I had also been struggling from quieting smoke but i don't have the alternative way to do it.

any suggestion could help...


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replied June 5th, 2010
This is what I used to stop smoking
My heart goes out to anyone who is dealing smoking. I do not smoke anymore and help came with the help of God and the use of electronic cigarettes. It is because of these I do not have to smoke real cigarettes. They do give you the same sensation and feeling of a real cigarette and you don't get all the deadly smoke.
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replied June 18th, 2010
Congrats! Think about stop smoking is the first success to smokers. Further you just take the Nicotine+gum products to chew. After some time you have practice to live without smoking. Three or Four months later you have to reduce to chew the gum products too.
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replied June 26th, 2010
Nicotine withdrawal can be pretty intense...i heard they may last for 2-4 weeks, but usually start getting easier after just a few days.
best thing to do is consider using a quitting aid. The most common ones are nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and certain medications. They're all designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
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replied July 14th, 2010
Lots of people don't give up smoking because they think it's too hard to do. They think they'll quit someday. It's true, for most people quitting isn't easy. After all, the nicotine in cigarettes is a powerfully addictive drug.I have tried a lot to quit it and finally found success. Pillsguide helped me a lot in my tough days..Pillsguide gives you the complete information on how to quit smoking, various ways and medication if required.
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replied August 8th, 2010
What are natural ways to help nicotine withdrawal when stopping cold-turkey?


My dad has stopped smoking cold-turkey for health reasons and is experiencing nicotine withdrawal symptoms and he can not have things like the patch because he can not have nicotine in his body at all. What are some ways to help him- like are there over the counter calming aids that don't add nicotine to the body- or gum chewing, fake smoking, herbs?



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replied October 24th, 2010
One tbs of cream of tarter mixed with fruit juice a day helps to remove the nicotine out of your system. Also taking extra vitamin c and drinking a lot of water helps.
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replied January 10th, 2011
i think im one of them. i want to stop smoking but it's really hard, i can't explained the feeling...oh please help!
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replied March 2nd, 2011
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i have also stopped smoking and get palpitations and skipped heart beats,is this part of the witdrawl symptoms,any one else get these
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