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Chantix and Mental Health
whatawonderfulworld posted:
Hello. I just wanted to give a heads up if you decide to use Chantix for quitting smoking Please, without any doubts, make sure your doctor knows all of your medical history and what medicines you are on, especially if you have any kind of mental health issue. I had a friend whose doctor put him on Chantix knowing his full health history. He is Schizophrenic and was under control with his medications until this. Unfortunately, most of the so-called friends in his life who supposedly understood all of this acted like a lynch mob and booted him out of their lives instantly except for me instead of trying to figure out what was going on. I knew him for 10 months. He was on the Chantix but I wasn't familiar with the drug. It never ocurred to me and I was going through health issues of my own. I had moved far way soon after that but we kept in touch. It wasn't until I started seeing the constant commercials about Chantix and figured it out. He did not hurt anyone, but the anger and aggressive behavior was unbelievable. It didn't scare me as I really had the chance to get to know him, was familiar with a variety of mental health problems issues out their but didn't put it all together.I am writing this with the hopes that it will help make family and friends who know somone with a mental health issue so that they can handle the situation in a more informed and better way. Thankfully, he is better off the chantix and found out who is tru friends are. Thank you for listening. God Bless!
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