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Q. I used Chantix to quit smoking on May 30. I don’t recall any psychological side effects and have been recommending it to everyone.

After using it successfully, I figured all smokers should try it and wondered why they weren’t. Reading about the depression and rage some people report on your Web site ( answered that question.

A. Chantix is a unique medication that seems quite effective in helping people quit smoking. But there are potential side effects that can be terrible for some people. They include weird dreams, insomnia, depression, suicidal thoughts, irritability, aggression, nausea and headache.

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  1. Joann
    Grenville nc

    I’m on day 15! It seems like it is working. My urges are not that strong! Though I might have a puff or 2 but will eventually stop. The science behind the pill is amazing. I will keep going. I take it at lunch when I eat and about 9pm. I have nausea every now and then. Drink ginger ale! That saved me. I’ve had migraines twice out of 15 days of taking it. I’m on my way of quitting after 33yrs.

  2. Terri

    This is my 8th day on Chantix and I must say the cravings urges are pretty much gone ! Reading all these fantastic results I hope I have the same !

  3. CP

    My husband smoked for 45 years and I smoked for 20. We quit on November 1 and November 8, 2009 respectively using Chantix. I experienced the nausea and he experienced the dreams. Both of us are now smoke free and enjoying a healthy (cough less) life!!! Using Chantix was the best thing we ever did for ourselves, our marriage, and our family!!

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