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Old 11-10-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Smoking that is.

Started a anti-depressant (Wellbutrin) to help.

Anyone use this to quit with any success?

Did you get the tingly, itchy, hotness effect from the first few doses?

Did the anti-depressant qualities help with your outlook on the world any?

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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Started a anti-depressant (Wellbutrin) to help.

Anyone use this to quit with any success?

Did you get the tingly, itchy, hotness effect from the first few doses?

Did the anti-depressant qualities help with your outlook on the world any?
I took Zyban (same as wellbutrin) to quit smoking for about 2 weeks and got the same tingly, itchiness you're talking about. I also got very restless (probably more related to not smoking than the medication). I quit it immediately and was told I was probably allergic to it. The itchy feeling I got was my body reacting to the zyban being processed by the liver.

However, since I had already gone a couple weeks without smoking, I just kept it up (already invested a lot of work into it fighting the temptations). I haven't had a smoke in more than 7 years.

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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When I quit chewing (Same chemical, different fixation) the hottest Jalapeno and the hottest Cinnamon **** I could find would help to quill cravings.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:18 PM   #4
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I quit in June with Chantix....Best damn way to quit ever. It's not an antidepressant that HAPPENS to help you quit smoking...it's a pill that first and foremost is made to help you quit smoking.

You smoke for a week while taking the pill, then wham, no more, no more cravings, no jonesing, no headaches, no edginess, no crappy detox for the first few days while the nicotine leaves your system, none of the side effects that you normally associate with any smooking cessastion product!

And definitly no "tingly itchiness" either.

You take the pill for 3 months, after the first week you take one in the morning and one in the afternoon...the dosage changes over time.

The only "side effect" i had is some minor dizziness on occasion...kinda like a tinge of nausea, like if you spun in a chair a couple times and stopped...nothing major.

(when that happened i ate some candied ginger, which I got a pound of at the bulk food store.)

I also sucked on atomic fireballs and other cinamon candies like BK did.

I can't rave highly enough about Chantix....it beats ALL the other products hands down.


Good luck


I have quit many times before and this is the first time that feels like it will stick...for one thing..
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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I'm debating giving Chantix a try. I've quit smoking a dozen-plus times, ranging from a week to three months, and it hasn't stuck yet.

At least I'm down to less than a pack a week .... even less than that if I don't get drunk @ the bars.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:28 PM   #6
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I used Chantix like Revvy. I quit smoking after taking it for 2 week. I took Chantix for a total of 8 weeks. That was July '07.

In August of this year I began smoking again, but it's a pipe, and I don't inhale and there's no "cravings". I go days at a time without the pipe.

The thought of a cigarette disgusts me now.

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:33 PM   #7
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Started a anti-depressant (Wellbutrin) to help.

Anyone use this to quit with any success?



Did the anti-depressant qualities help with your outlook on the world any?
I started on Welbutrin several years ago to quit smoking. I still smoke, but I noticed I never had any of the spells of depression that I frequently had. I never even realised I had a problem with depression until it went away. I had always thought there was something seriously wrong with how bread always lands butter side down, now I don't care as much.

In summary, I still smoke, but still take the happy pills.

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
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I quit in June with Chantix....Best damn way to quit ever. It's not an antidepressant that HAPPENS to help you quit smoking...it's a pill that first and foremost is made to help you quit smoking.

You smoke for a week while taking the pill, then wham, no more, no more cravings, no jonesing, no headaches, no edginess, no crappy detox for the first few days while the nicotine leaves your system, none of the side effects that you normally associate with any smooking cessastion product!

And definitly no "tingly itchiness" either.

You take the pill for 3 months, after the first week you take one in the morning and one in the afternoon...the dosage changes over time.

The only "side effect" i had is some minor dizziness on occasion...kinda like a tinge of nausea, like if you spun in a chair a couple times and stopped...nothing major.

(when that happened i ate some candied ginger, which I got a pound of at the bulk food store.)

I also sucked on atomic fireballs and other cinamon candies like BK did.

I can't rave highly enough about Chantix....it beats ALL the other products hands down.


Good luck


I have quit many times before and this is the first time that feels like it will stick...for one thing..
Tried the Chantix and it didn't take for me. I was in my 8 month of taking it and was barely smoking at all. Then my wife, 1 year old son, and I took an International flight. 33 hours on the plane, ONE way! End of story. I couldn't smoke enough cigarettes fast enough. And a $12 pack of airport Marlboro's never tasted so good.

Thought about giving it another try but, my current insurance doesn't cover Chantix (too new I guess) and my Doc suggested Wellbutrin. Chantix without insurance would cost me $145 a month, I checked.

My son is paying attention to my smoking now and I have decided I HAVE to quit before he is old enough to remember that I smoked.
Geesh!

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #9
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In summary, I still smoke, but still take the happy pills.
Now there's info that was self-evident.

I'm trying to quit dipping. I think I'll take BK's advice and then maybe I'll take his child-rearing advice and cuss at my children.

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #10
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I took Zyban (same as wellbutrin) to quit smoking for about 2 weeks and got the same tingly, itchiness you're talking about. I also got very restless (probably more related to not smoking than the medication). I quit it immediately and was told I was probably allergic to it. The itchy feeling I got was my body reacting to the zyban being processed by the liver.

However, since I had already gone a couple weeks without smoking, I just kept it up (already invested a lot of work into it fighting the temptations). I haven't had a smoke in more than 7 years.
So the Zyban didn't help to quell the cravings?

 
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