05-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Junior Member (female)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA USA
Re: Scared to take Chantix
Originally Posted by rayel
I did quit using Chantix. The side effects I had while taking it were vivid dreams, which were kind of cool and nausea. The nausea wasn't bad if I took it with food. However, after I was off Chantix, I started suffering from pretty bad anxiety and slight depression. Now at the same time I became menopausal and quit a long term job to start my own business, so I really can't blame the Chantix. I think I inadvertantly created the perfect storm! I think the fact that you're already on an anti-anxiety is a plus for you. Now I did relapse and start smoking again after 18 months, I felt so stupid! For about the last 2 1/2 to 3 years I've been using an electronic cigarette. I know I'm "addicted" to it, but it's 100 % better than smoking. I can breathe again, no more wheezing and hiding from my grandkids. If you really want to quit you'll find a way! Good luck to you and let us know how you're doing!
Last edited by rayel; 05-20-2012 at 08:50 AM.
Reason: meant to reply to ellemichee3