Has anyone tryed to quit smoking using wellbutrin? Im going to the DR's in the morning to get a script for it. If you have used it to quit, please let me know if it works. The worst thing that could happen is I wouldnt be depressed anymore............. but I want it to quit smoking
I quit smoking 6 weeks ago. I had smoked for 9 years (yes i was a young starter)
When I tried to quit before I found it really difficult coz it felt like I was missing out on something (if that makes sense?) then a friend told me about this book called Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Be a Happy Non-smoker for the Rest of Your Life.
I read it and that really helped me.
Its hard to explian but if you read it with an open mind it will work.
The book says that the nicotine is out the body in 3weeks and all what keeps you going back for another is habit and that little monster in your head.
It worked for me and i had tried quitting several times, even using patches etc but found i was smoking while using these products.
Worth ago if you want to try a different method than a prescription.
I stopped smoking using chantix. www.chantix.com my doctor gave me a script for it. My daughter is usuing the patch and not having as good of luck as i had. My doctor was trying to give me scripts for antidepressants to quit drinking lol, no way would that have helped i had to do that one on my own. Good luck, try chantix IT REALLY WORKS. I smoked for 40 years and quit in less than 3 weeks.
Using wellbutrin would be going from one drug to another. If you don't need wellbutrin for depression, consider it does have side effects and is a strong drug. You can quit without it; millions have. The best way to quit a bad habit is to start something new rather than thinking of it as quitting something familiar. It'll be really hard, but we're here for you (like that'll help!)
hummmmmmm, I dont plan on being on the wellbutrin for long, he only gave me 1 refill. After that if im still smoking, well yea that didnt work............. so I'll try something else. Im not a pill person, the most I take is maybe too many Advil. Good luck to you sweetie! :)
Well, your kind of right, Wellbutrin and Zyban are both Bupropion
But when it comes down to it, Chantax might be a different property...but does the exact same thing with your Dopeamines and cravings.
Personally, Id rather smoke then take big Pharms pills that has so many side effects you need a good afternoon to read through them all.
A person will only quit when they actually want to.
The first step is always the hardest, gets easier after that..
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step...with smoking it feelis like a million miles, lol
Yea, Im not too crazy about the wellbutrin. Its makes me feel really strange............ I dont know what to do. This whole quitting smoking thing is making me nuts! Im going out of my mind trying different things, nothing is working. Cold turkey is not an option!
When I quit smoking with Chantix, I quit on a whim. I wasn't really *ready* to quit, but I was willing to try anything at that point because nothing else had worked. What motivated me to go to the doctor was my husband.
I started a small business and I was really excited about it. I told my husband, "I can't wait to see the growth of my business after five years... ten years."
My husband said, "The way you smoke, you better hope you're still alive."
I made an appointment with my doctor.
I smoked one pack a day (20 cigarettes) for 15 years. When I got to my doctor, she said, "Okay. Take this pill [Chantix] two times per day for three months. But by next week, you will not feel like smoking."
I said to myself, 'Right. I'm not gonna feel like smokin' by next week? Ha! This lady doesn't know me!'
By the next week, I didn't feel like smoking, but I smoked anyway out of habit. Besides, cigarettes and I had grown up together, been through ups and downs. We were like two peas in a pod. But in reality, I knew that any true friend of mine (my cigarettes) would not try to shorten my life or tarnish my health. So they had to go!
The next day, I had vowed to not smoke if I didn't *feel* like it. So I didn't. And that was July 2008. My anniversary is coming up in three months--one year smoke-free.
My husband quit too when I quit, but he only smoked one to two cigarettes per day. It was easy for him.
Good-luck. And if you know you can't do it on your own, please don't give up trying to quit.
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