Chantix. Report: Severe mood swings severe
A following Chantix. side effect report was submitted by a user.
Male patient reported the following Chantix. side effects :
severe mood swings, severe anger, aggression, BAD nightmares that wake me up every night, throwing things, not much empathy for others--it's their fault they make me angry, screaming at my loved ones for small things, short fuse, depression, alcohol consumption increased, thinking people are pretty much stupid, cursing, satisfaction in feeling superior, high blood pressure, insomnia, aggression
I was taking this drug for one month. I was supposed to take it for longer but I started to feel like I was "not there" or "off in space". It was really weird. The symptoms that I described did not start to happen until AFTER I stopped taking the drug. All I wanted to do was quit smoking before my daughter was born and here I am a completely different person than I was. I used to be so calm and let things go easily. Now I have violent thoughts and get SO angry at the smallest things. My family have left me multiple times because I cannot control my moods or anger. Its hard to say it but I am not a very good father or partner because I throw things and scream and call my gf names. I can't control it. I feel like a prisoner and get so depressed and the nightmares are just the icing on the cake.Side Effect Event date: Monday February 2nd 12:00:00 AM
Medication Dosage: 0.5mg for 3 days to 1.0mg
Medication Frequency: Daily
Patient Age: 38
Patient Weight: 165
Other medications: n/a
Diagnosis: Quit smoking.
Pre-existing conditions: white male, smoker, allergy to eurithromyacin, social alcohol use.
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? No
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