Thanks Arthur. I've tried an antidepressant (only because it was prescribed for depression) and it didn't work for either one. I am currently trying to switch from my 5 minute dr. to a real dr. (that,s another story) . When I find a real dr. I will expect better help with this.
That's true for me too. When something negative happens, like getting out of the hospital with all these diabetic issues and equipment, the second thing I wanted to do was to get to my smokes. Which was actually better than the first thing I wanted to do , which was to take all of the insulin they gave me and just go to sleep and never wake up.
Your not alone. I quit a few years ago with the patch. Didn't last more than 2 weeks. Last November I quit, again, for 4 months with Chantix. Made me very nauseous, but I stuck it out until a family member took ill.
I went back to the Dr. to try it again on a lower dosage, still got sick to my stomach. It is a terrible addiction but I don't think the Chantix is worth the risk. I'm planning on trying to quit again very soon. Good luck to you and anyone else is is trying to quit.
I quit smoking, cold turkey, three years ago after 32 years of sucking on those things. I owe a great deal of credit to the education, help and support I got from an on-line support community at www.whyquit.com.
You don't have to join to read the excellent materials on-hand about the mechanics, physiology and psychology of quitting, written in plain english by people who have done it.
However, if you join, it is not for the faint hearted. The group has a strict 'no relapse' policy.
It took me two years after my diagnosis as a diabetic to work up the nerve to seriously try to quit. I have to tell you two important things about the process.
1. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done and
2. It was easier than I thought it would be.
Remember, it's not a habit - it's an addiction. Be careful of just substituting one form of nicotine for another. I used inhalers for a year. I couldn't give them up.
Anyway, give Whyquit.com a shot. You've got nothing to lose.
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