Weird Dreams While Taking Chantix

Weird Dreams While Taking Chantix

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Steve

Raleigh, NC

#1 Aug 9, 2007
Hi all. Well the other Chantix' board talks a lot about some of the crazy dreams people have been having since taking the drug. Maybe we need a place to post them and share, or just to keep them for our own benefit. Who knows, maybe a dream interpreter could take a look at them and provide some unique insight. Enjoy.
Steve

Raleigh, NC

#2 Aug 9, 2007
Guess I should start. Anyone remember Valerie Bertonelli? Yeah, tv star, girlfriend to some rocker. Well last night her and I were late getting to our cruise ship. Although we were driving like mad, we could see it down below in the harbor sailing away. She was able to call someone on her phone and sure enough, it begins to turn around. When I get on board they want my ticket but of course I don't have one so they send me to the ticket window where the woman must have been confused because when I got there, she handed me a ticket and a big wad of cash! Think I woke up cluthing my pillow!
Steve

Clayton, NC

#4 Aug 9, 2007
Ok, all I can visualize is how some naked guy can just jump onto a dirt bike without some serious long-term damage! ouch

Not too many sexual dreams here, but plenty involving well known people...odd.
JulieK

AOL

#6 Aug 10, 2007
Well, as you know, unfortunately I have not been the reciepient of such wonderful dreams but I wanted to comment that I hope this forum takes off as I would really, really like to read about them.
Hey Zen, you know I have not had many side effects and found the quit to be going great. I am so excited and very thankful to have met you. You really have given me some great information. Thank you and keep dreamin'
Jules
Slick

Raleigh, NC

#7 Aug 10, 2007
Zen Girl wrote:
I think that you must have seen a Valerie Bertanli (sp) commercial & she got stuck in your chantix mind,lol. I also had a dream about the name Mike, who posts here, but he was my baby, I lost hi in an apt. complex & ate spaghetti???? The day before having that dream, Mike joined topix group, someone had mentioned spaghetti too, don't know where the rest came from. LOL The dreams are bizarre.
Now that I am finished with Chantix no more crazy dreams, bummer!
Bummer about no more dreams Zen, hopefully you can enjoy others here, but congrats on getting through the course!

“Quit date 5/9/07”

Since: May 07

He who laughs, lasts.

#8 Aug 12, 2007
Ok, I got one that's printable in a public forum finally. This morning I woke up extremely upset. I had dreamt that I went to the casino and when I got there I looked in my purse for money. I found a ticket that I forgot to cash in from the last time I had been there. The ticket was for $2500.00. On the ticket it was printed that it had to be redeemed on the visit it was won in order for it to be redeemed. I was so freakin mad!!! How could I forget to redeem $2500??? So then I woke up mad at myself. My heart was pounding so hard. It seemed so real. I had to think about it, and realize that I would NEVER do this. It was just a dream, I have not recently won a lot of money. And I have more time than 24 hours to redeem tickets.
Steve

Raleigh, NC

#10 Aug 13, 2007
Not sure how to interpret the dreams Pat and Cheryl, but do let us know if A) any $$ comes in your life in the next couple of days or B) cats!(or derivatives there of, hair balls, dead mice, chinese food, etc....).

Seen a couple of instances where these could be interpreted as premonitions.....
Jeremy

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Aug 13, 2007
I had a dream that my wife and I were trying to make stew in the bathtub.

I've had surreal dreams like this every night.

Also, I notice that I start dreaming before I'm completely asleep. I know this does not make much sense. Anyone notice that?
Cindy

Lithonia, GA

#16 Aug 13, 2007
Well I found a stray dog about 5 yrs ago that had been really abused...She is my baby now and last night i dreamed that her owers came to my door begging for her back and they had two little kids crying for her it was relly weird. All my dreams are relly vivid and use to i couldn't even remember them.

“NOPE since July 25 07”

Since: Aug 07

Raleigh, NC

#18 Aug 14, 2007
Wow, you all are messed up!:)

Haven't had the dream before sleep thing, but I do have a bunch of them during the night. Last night was one of the first one where naked bodies were concerned and yes Deb, I was annoyed I couldn't get back to that one!
denise k

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Aug 14, 2007
Steve-n-Raleigh wrote:
Wow, you all are messed up!:)
Haven't had the dream before sleep thing, but I do have a bunch of them during the night. Last night was one of the first one where naked bodies were concerned and yes Deb, I was annoyed I couldn't get back to that one!
I have had a lot of those. I am starting to wonder if there is some deep hidden meaning. lol!

I have started dreaming when I am in what I call a twilight sleep, not quite asleep, not quite awake
PA Suzie

Braddock, PA

#22 Aug 14, 2007
I wish I could say I was having weird dreams. Mine are downright nightmares. I considered quitting the chantix but found that if I take the pill earlier in the afternoon I'm ok at night. My Doctor told me that he's had several patients tell him about the horrible nightmares they are having so it made me feel a little better to know that I'm not alone. The reality of these dreams were just too much for me to handle! So far I'm nightmare free for a week or so! Smoke free - 60 days
I don't know which one I should celebrate more! LOL!

“NOPE since July 25 07”

Since: Aug 07

Raleigh, NC

#23 Aug 15, 2007
PA Suzie wrote:
I wish I could say I was having weird dreams. Mine are downright nightmares. I considered quitting the chantix but found that if I take the pill earlier in the afternoon I'm ok at night. My Doctor told me that he's had several patients tell him about the horrible nightmares they are having so it made me feel a little better to know that I'm not alone. The reality of these dreams were just too much for me to handle! So far I'm nightmare free for a week or so! Smoke free - 60 days
I don't know which one I should celebrate more! LOL!
Smoke Free! Definately! and congratulations.

“Quit 11:00 p.m. August 1st”

Since: Aug 07

Cary,NC

#25 Aug 15, 2007
The dream that I keep having is that I am smoking again, and feel too ashamed to let anyone know. I wake up angry at myself, and it takes a while for me to realize that this was a nightmare, and not reality.In one dream/nightmare it was a cig in the bottom of my purse, in another bummed from a friend.Anyways, still not smoking, and I am very grateful for that !

“Quit: July 29; Chantix: Aug 31”

Since: Jul 07

Manhattan, NY

#26 Aug 15, 2007
Cheryl in PA wrote:
I had another bizarre one last night. This time my husband kept getting out of bed, walking around to my side of the bed, mess around with something on my nightstand, then walked back around to his side to get back in. But...he was invisible. So I could hear him walk but couldn't see him, and everytime he got in and out of bed the mattress would move. It was totally driving me crazy because it was so real, and I swear that at some point and time I woke up and it was real. Obviously it wasn't. And here is the kicker...he's not even here.
oooowwwww - play the scary music.... that is creepy. but maybe not, it was your husband, so maybe it was nice to have him home while he is away?
mums

Myrtle Beach, SC

#28 Aug 17, 2007
I had a horrible dream last night. Murder was involved and the guy from "psycho" was the killer. Lots of detail. It was like I watched an entire horror movie last night. I didn't want to wake up. I missed the ending.

“Quit 11:30pm August 16th 2007”

Since: Aug 07

North Port, Fl.

#29 Aug 17, 2007
I almost never remember my dreams but lately not only am I remembering them they have been really weird. must be the chantix.

last night I dreamed that I lived in Hawaii and my family was there (dream family-not real life one), it was night time and we were racing around the house locking all the doors,(for some reason there were like a 100 doors) and then I got into an argument with my sister's boyfriend about how I know he doesn't believe in werewolves but since he was in MY house he would do what I told him and start locking doors! Because the werewolf was coming to get us.

weird but not scarey cause i woke up before any werewolf showed up.
Rowan

Cinebar, WA

#31 Aug 17, 2007
I've only been on Chantix for 5 days and have horrible nightmares, all involving my son. It's absolutely horrible...I'm wondering, has anyone been prescribed an anti-anxiety med to go with the chantix? My doc prescribed me Buspirone to deal with quitting anxiety, but I'm afraid to take it for fear it will make my dreams worse!
Any advice?
jamie

Gaithersburg, MD

#33 Aug 18, 2007
Hi Cheryl. I just read your dream about flying. This is very interesting. I have been a lucid dreamer for years now, and can control what is going on in my dreams, ie: make myself fly, look in mirrors and change my appearance, control where I travel, etc. I have a long history of dreams where I lose control of the height of my flying and have these amazing religious/zen experiences where I feel my body burning and float up in to a light. During these dreams I am always unable to breathe. I went and got a sleep study done and found out I had sleep apnea, and that it was actually the oxygen loss that was causing these experiences. Interesting, huh?
Anyway, I am a smoker for 15 years now and I'm starting Chantix today. I'm interested to see how it affects my dreams since they are so crazy already. I'll keep you posted. What an exciting forum, guys! Thanks for sharing with me!!!

Since: Aug 07

Twin Cities

#34 Aug 18, 2007
I get them quite often, pretty scary ones at times where I swear I wake up from my own yelling of another's name or something. What is really freaky to me is if I do wake up I often find myself continuing the dream.

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