I am a sufferer of severe migraines,but having them as regular as I am now on chantix isnt normal. I wonder if it is from lack of appetite. Since I have been taking chantix I have not been as hungry, my sleep is all messed up. Soemtimes I cant sleep and other times I cant get myself to get out of bed. Is this normal?
I am on wk2 of chantix,besides the wierd dreams and feeling nauseas does anyone get bad headaches?
- 1 Apr 2010 by cedarwoman
- 2 April 2010
- chantix, migraine, headache, nausea/vomiting
Added 1 Apr 2010:
My bad spelling must come from the foggy state of mind i am in. Is this too a common side affect?
This is my second time taking Chantex, and I do recall having mild headaches. Headaches and nauseas are some of the listed side effects, however the typically go away after a few days. If the symptons continues you should contact your doctor.
Headaches are certainly part of the standard Chantix equation and nicotene withdrawal overall. I also experienced interrupted sleep as a result of the incredibly vivid dreams. I did not experience any appetite changes worthy of comment. The dream and sleep problems caused me to dispense with Chantrix at the end of week three and continue cold turkey. As of this morning, I have been nicotene free for a week.
Chantix side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Chantix: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any mood or behavior changes, or if you feel agitated, hostile, depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or behavior.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:
fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
the first sign of any blistering type of skin rash, no matter how mild.
Less serious Chantix side effects may include:
nausea (may persist for several months);
stomach pain, indigestion, vomiting, constipation, gas;
weakness, tired feeling;
unpleasant taste in your mouth;
sleep problems (insomnia) or unusual dreams.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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