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    Old 10-16-2007, 08:41 AM   #16
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    Re: Not the same after chantix ??

    RE (popping and clicking of joints... muscle pain> I am so deeply sorry to see so many having such terrible physical side effects from meds used to stop smoking. I used the patch and it went magically well... no cigs from first day and weaned off nicotine slowly. Anyway as a parallel, and just a thought for you.... I took Actonel for "bone strength" for the better part of a year. I had no problems _before_ !!! Pain began to take over... in joints & bones... eventually I ended up in a wheel chair. Same symptoms you describe. As with your Chantix.... NO doctor will verify that as a cause. Coincidentally, and thus blocking a definitive answer, was a _parathyroid_ malfunction. It has such subtle symptoms that it's often not tested for. So if you haven't had a calcium test or other blood test to rule out all other causes.... you may not yet have your answer. FWIW surgery took care of parathyroid... but permanent knee problems continue. Like you I will never be able to truly know if the drug ruined a large part of my life... or not. The joyous "good news" was breaking 35+ yrs. of smoking. Best of luck to you and others trying.
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    Old 10-16-2007, 11:18 AM   #17
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    well it's been two months since i quit smoking, a month and a half since i quit taking chantix. and the horrible gas has finally gone away. for what it's worth.

     
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    RE (popping and clicking of joints... muscle pain> I am so deeply sorry to see so many having such terrible physical side effects from meds used to stop smoking. I used the patch and it went magically well... no cigs from first day and weaned off nicotine slowly. Anyway as a parallel, and just a thought for you.... I took Actonel for "bone strength" for the better part of a year. I had no problems _before_ !!! Pain began to take over... in joints & bones... eventually I ended up in a wheel chair. Same symptoms you describe. As with your Chantix.... NO doctor will verify that as a cause. Coincidentally, and thus blocking a definitive answer, was a _parathyroid_ malfunction. It has such subtle symptoms that it's often not tested for. So if you haven't had a calcium test or other blood test to rule out all other causes.... you may not yet have your answer. FWIW surgery took care of parathyroid... but permanent knee problems continue. Like you I will never be able to truly know if the drug ruined a large part of my life... or not. The joyous "good news" was breaking 35+ yrs. of smoking. Best of luck to you and others trying.
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    Jo,
    Did you ever take Chantix? if so, is that when you started having joint pain?

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    Old 10-18-2007, 09:17 AM   #20
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    My husband took Chantix and quit smoking. Before starting the Chantix he had a complete physical and was in excellent health. Since the Chantix he went from having one doctor to 3 specialists. He is having kidney problems, is easily tired, light headed and dizzy, headaches, by the afternoon his voice changes, and joint pain. I don't know if anyone else has experienced any of this but please research what you are taking. Knowledge is power. Good luck to all.

     
    Old 10-18-2007, 10:01 AM   #21
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    Re: Not the same after chantix ??

    Mary, No I never took it. My point was that while taking a prescribed drug for supposed bone health, when I had _zero_ difficulties before, now there can be no resolution to my now-compromised bone problems because I had an undiagnosed thyroid problem simultaneously. So my suggestion was to have blood tests to rule out all other conflicting possibilities. Ironically, with the bone problems the literature notes that calcium levels should be stable before taking. If you read _all_ (especially to the end of PDF file) for Chantix... there is a list of possible complications for some unfortunate few... and voila thyroid was in the list. Best luck to you and all.
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