Smoking and LD

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1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have finally decided that tomorrow I will quit smoking.
 
Now before you all get up on the "soap box", yes I know smoking is horrible for you, whether or not you have LD.  I know some LLMD's will not treat you if you smoke.
 
It was kinda like the light bulb finally went on, you know here I am fighting to recover from LD and still smoking 2 packs per day..DUH.
 
My question is, have any of you quit smoking during LD treatment?  I was wondering if it made any of your Lyme symptoms worse during the initial withdrawal.
 
I am as prepared as on can be on all other aspects, just curious about Lyme symptoms.
 
Pretty scary, but at the same time, strangely exciting to think of finally quitting.

Cheezhead
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
1bitten2xshy said...
I have finally decided that tomorrow I will quit smoking.
 
Now before you all get up on the "soap box", yes I know smoking is horrible for you, whether or not you have LD.  I know some LLMD's will not treat you if you smoke.
 
It was kinda like the light bulb finally went on, you know here I am fighting to recover from LD and still smoking 2 packs per day..DUH.
 
My question is, have any of you quit smoking during LD treatment?  I was wondering if it made any of your Lyme symptoms worse during the initial withdrawal.
 
I am as prepared as on can be on all other aspects, just curious about Lyme symptoms.
 
Pretty scary, but at the same time, strangely exciting to think of finally quitting.
First off let me say congrats. and stick with it!! I am in the same boat as you. I finally quit on New years eve. It has been difficult, but I have made it this long, without cheating once, and I know now I can do this!! We need to do this for our health, our bodies need us to be as healthy as possible!! You can do this, it just takes will power and detemination. Be strong!! 
Here is my story:

1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
No Chantix, I have an RX and even spent the $$$ to fill it...since my BCBS does not cover it. But then I did ALOT of reading on it and seems like ALOT of side effects. So nope, I am going COLD TURKEY!

rvnut
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I quit smoking 5 weeks ago and haven't looked back. I read a book "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr. And then quit. My wife tried Chantrix and found it made her sick. She also quiy using Carr's book.

Try the book. I can't say it was easy, but can say it was easier than anything else I've tried. It's amazing that after smoking for 44 years I have no desire for a smoke. Carr prepares you mentally.

rvnut
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
You'll probably add some nicotine withdrawals to go along with your LD symptoms. I did. But focus on the end results.
Remember that you'll be ridding yourself of a big source of toxins. And giving a big boost to your detox system as it deals with Lyme detox.

1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 1/9/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you RV, where did you purchase the book?

nefferdun
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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter, who does not have lyme, just got Chantix and is having excellent results. So If you can't do it on your own, then you might give it a try.

rvnut
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   Posted 1/9/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You can get "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking" at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

Take care.

1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 1/9/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks RV, trucked right out and drove the 35 miles to my B & N and picked the book up. Will let you know.

I too have the Chantix, but after reading all the side effects and people's experiences, I personally have decided against it.

dorit
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   Posted 1/10/2009 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
hi 1bitten2xshy and all the others- I tried to stop smoking several times in my life; funny but true I finally was successful when my lyme symptoms were bad but I didn`t know I had lyme that time; honestly spoken I was not at all convinced to be strong enough to quit but after three weeks, I just forgot that there were cigarettes; this was two years ago.
Maybe that is lyme too --- just forgetting about things (lol !!) - but it really was like this. It was a great experience that something I thought to be nearly impossible came out different. And I wish you all that quitting may be easy for you too! You will make it !!
I will keep my fingers crossed for you! dorit

rvnut
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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi 1bitten2xshy,

I hope the book works for you as it did for us.Pleasse let me know how it's going. If you hit some rough spots an need to talk about it, don't hesitate to contact me.

Go get 'em!
Ray
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