Check in with your physician as there are new ways to help you get through the withdrawal you may have from the smoking.
Studies have shown that nicotine addiction is as hard to break as heroin or cocaine addiction.
Get help -- lots of it. Get into a good program, or better yet, a combination of more than one.
Call your local branch of the American Cancer Society, or the American Lung or Heart Associations. All have inexpensive and effective, mainstream programs.
Other top of the line, physician-endorsed methods: nicotine replacement and Zyban. The nicotine patch or gum are now available over-the-counter at any pharmacy. The anti-depressant Zyban and nicotine inhaler require a prescription.
I used to smoke but quit when our youngest was born 36 years ago..........
My sister quit smoking last January after 44 years of smoking.
You can do this.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
good luck to you, badfish! i quit 4yrs ago and i wont lie- i still think about having a cigarette EVERY day. the cravings are still there. for me, i went cold turkey. I was smoking a pack a day- and one day i simply threw them in the trash and walked away. i personally didnt use gum or patches, i just used the sheer force of my will. i also avoided seeing friends that smoked around me and avoided pubs/clubs until i knew i wouldnt cave in.
you CAN do this, i used to nurse in oncology- some of the forms of cancer i saw there as a direct result of smoking were awful. the sooner you quit, the sooner your body repairs the damage you have done.
sending you ((((( Hugs )))))) stay strong, keep us posted
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
Hey Guys and Gals,
I should have explained my post a bit better. My husband went cold turkey once and he went into withdrawal, his anxiety was on the ceiling, he was broke out in cold sweats and his heart was tripping fast. He was trembling so I called his physician and he said due to the amount of smoking he did he was having withdrawal. He prescribed a little Xanax for him to get him through the first week and then he did ok.
He was also agitated and could not remember where I said I was going so some people do have problems. If you can go cold turkey, more power to you.
My hubby was only in his early 40's and he smoked a couple of packs per day.
I meant no offense toward those that can go cold turkey and do a great job of working through it.
My Mother went cold turkey a bazillion years ago and she was smoking Camels, no filtered. I have a feeling she calmed her self down with a beer That is one thing I gave her great credit for.