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Old 11-10-2008, 03:01 PM   #11
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I took Wellbutrin last time I quit. I made me nuts. Like, really nuts. Paranoia, panic, curled up behind the couch freaking out thinking people were outside trying to get me kinda nuts. Guess things like that affect different people in different ways. I stopped taking it and felt find 24 hours later. Luckily I stopped while I was still aware enough to know what was going on and what was causing it.

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:21 PM   #12
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My stepfather quit with it (and something else, can't recall atm). Unfortunately he's got Emphysema. After seeing someone like that, I dunno how anyone could continue smoking. Here's the messed up part, I convinced him to stop a while back, which he did. About a year later he started again and that's when he developed the Emphysema. I hope you can kick it man!

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:28 PM   #13
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:50 PM   #14
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That's so two-months-ago.

Small fuzzy animals are now all the rage.

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:54 PM   #15
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wtf lol..... ok.... guess im behind on the times.

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:57 PM   #16
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I started taking Wellbutrin for anxiety attacks after a couple of other meds made me even worse and/or felt like I was floating in a surreal world.

The doctor told me that Wellbutrin was actually developed to help stop addiction, but because the chemicals that feed addiction and moods are very similar the drug was used for both.

I find Wellbutrin very mild for anti-depressant, and it really did the trick for me. I now normally only take it when I have anxiety, but the side effects were so mild that I took it for a couple of years nearly constantly.

Even though the side effects were mild for me, at the start, for maybe two weeks, I found that I had very mild dizzy spells, and a feeling of "anticipation". Like when you go over a steep hill and your stomach gets the butterflies? Only much less.

I've found that I could focus on tasks much better, and I have fewer attacks now that I know there is relief out there.

My dad, and several people I know have died from smoking. My advice is to try anything and everything to quit. Make sure you follow the instructions.

If these guys say that eating spicy foods and cinnamon candies will help, then buy a big bag and go for it. Cold Turkey if you have to. Cry and pound the wall if it make syou fell better, just quit.

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:59 PM   #17
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Oh, forgot to mention that I also halved the dosage and still found that it was effective. Might try cutting back if you get side effects like you describe, and def. ask your doctor about it.

Read up on the side effects online. I don't see an indication of your side effects listed. Perhaps there is something else that is causing them?

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Old 11-10-2008, 06:04 PM   #18
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So the Zyban didn't help to quell the cravings?
Nope ... they get less-and-less with each passing day, but there's still times where I literally dreaming about smoking. I was basically cold turkey. I figured I'd put in hard work for 2-weeks and I didn't want it to be for nothing, so I just kept it up.
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I quit with Zyban 12 years ago this month. Three pack a day habit literally gone over night, without a single craving or side effect. It still amazes me how well it worked, considering I had absolutely no faith whatsoever that it would, before I tried it. Good Luck.

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I quit with Zyban 12 years ago this month. Three pack a day habit literally gone over night, without a single craving or side effect. It still amazes me how well it worked, considering I had absolutely no faith whatsoever that it would, before I tried it. Good Luck.
Sounds like, mentaly, you were ready to quit. Me, not so much but I feel I need to quit for my childs sake.
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