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Has anyone here (or anyone you know) had luck with Wellbutrin for smoking cessation? nm

Posted By: Thanks! on 2006-03-24
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My husband used it about 5 years to quit a 20 year, 2 pack a day habit and has not smoked since!  Good luck to you !
Taking Effexor XR 300 mg and just put on Wellbutrin IR 150 mg.
Also to sleep taking Restoril 30 mg only until I get my sleep cycle back on track. 
mixing Elavil and Wellbutrin
if it's okay to take these 2 meds at the same time?  I am taking Wellbutrin SR 200 mg twice daily, now neuro doc wants me to start taking Elavil for migraine prophylaxis.  They are both anti-depressants.  He knows I'm taking Wellbutrin so surely he wouldn't prescribe something for me that could potentially be a dangerous combination, but it still scares me.  I did a brief online search and couldn't find any contraindications......??? 
I tried the Wellbutrin and broke out in massive hives
Good luck. See what luck they're having on the
Another day of not smoking



I am on day 9 of no smoking. I am
Birthday is next month and I have a goal to make it to my birthday and then will extend my goal from there. So far, so good. Hopefully continues.

Congratulations to you.
I would like some of what you both are smoking, please.
I would try smoking
That is good info.  Thank you so much ... am disappointed because he does not really want to quit ... I will never understand how someone can claim to know how awful the health-related issues are to smoking, and yet somehow "justify" in their heads that the enjoyment they receive from smoking totally overrides any potential "risk" they may have "down the road" from their smoking ... for me, it just does not compute.  Oh well.  I will never, ever give up on giving him encouragement and pointing out all his precious cigarettes deleterious effects.  Wouldn't be able to go to sleep at night, if I didn't.  Thanks again. 
Not offended...You just keep smoking that


Quitting Smoking
I have been smoke-free for 14 years and actually didn't want to quit but had to have major surgery and couldn't smoke in the hospital so I really had to quit before. I got the Habitrol (3 stage) patches which were Rx then and one other "trick". A stranger said what helped her was to chew on those Twizzlers black licorice sticks. She said that the residue left a residue not unlike the tar from cigarettes. I smoked 3 packs per day and even got up at night and smoked for over 20 years and no one was more surprised then me that I actually quit. My husband still smokes but not around me or in the house or my car.

I know it's tough. Good luck to you!
quit smoking tip
peppermints helped me a great deal...especially candy canes because I could hold them as a substitution....went back to the garbage during a nasy viscious divorce & now can't afford nor want to smoke anymore so I'll be joining you!  don't want to look or smell like this anymore
Quitting Smoking...sm
Hello, I'm an exsmoker who smoked for 25+ years, and I've been a nonsmoker now for 12 years. The only way I could do it was cold turkey, but my hint was I kept an unopened pack of cigs in my purse, and when the cravings came (which they did, something awful for about 3-5 days), I would look at that pack and tell myself that I got this far (8 hours, or 12 hours, or 24 hours) without opening it, and I could go on. I threw the pack out after about 2 weeks, and never looked back. The smell now actually makes me sick. I must admit that I still have a craving after a meal once in a blue moon, but it soon passes. Please hang in there. You CAN do this!!! Good luck. I wish losing weight was even half as easy as quitting smoking was...and that wasn't easy at all. Take care of yourself.
do you not know the dangers of smoking?????
Just kidding, i too am a smoker.  Hate it soooo much but at the same time i look so forward to that smoke on the drive home from class.  I have smoked in my house, I try not to  because of the smell, but if i'm stressed emotionally, i turned to my good friend 'the pack'...my new method of quitting this time...POPCORN!!!  I will buy bags of it and when I get the urge to smoke, i will chow down.  It could work because its hand to mouth motion, a bit self destructive and i also look forward to eating it.  good luck to me!!!  Target has the best popcorn too, very salty.
Well, I quit smoking but now I'm fat

It has been about two months since my last cig.  But dang, I am porky now.  At 47, this is NOT a good time to put on extra weight.  I know i should go for walks, eat carrots and drink water.  I guess the motivation isn't there. 

It is hard to believe I gained 20 lb in two months but my oh my I have.  You should see my face!  Chipmunk cheeks.  and my clothes, even the baggy ones, don't fit any longer.  I bought a new outfit last month and it doesn't fit any more. 



I know what you mean, I quit smoking
joined a fitness center and was very diligent about going every day. But, the scale has went up anyway. I am pretty much at a loss as to what to do. I do not want to start smoking again, I feel much better since I quit.

Congratulations to you.
Can anyone explain smoking hx to me?

I just typed this:

"The patient has an approximate two to three history of smoking two to three cigars per week."

I also have never understood that, for example, "25 pack year history".

Anyone want to enlighten me??

Another fella smoking on O2.
  Duhhhhhhh!  Nearly burned off his face.  Ouch!   Think he'll do it again?  Ummm...yep!
I quit smoking

No point to this message; just thought of it and am congratulating myself. 

Smoking lines there! Wow!! I can't even
Yes I have used it to quit smoking!! sm
Five months now without a cigarette; however, the nausea was very bad for me. I only took the Chantix for 1 month and had to stop. I couldn't take the nausea any longer. I even tried Zantac with it and still nauseous most of the time.

Anyhow, I quit June 12, 2007 and still without a cigarette. It really does work. The nausea and weird dreams were my side effects. My sleep pattern was broken up for the month with the dreams. I smoked 1-1/2 packs a day for 20 years, started when I was 16. Now with the help of Chantix am smoke free.

I tried all the other forms such as the patch, gum, etc and nothing really worked like this did. I have no withdrawal symptoms or mood changes whatsoever. I did seem to laugh a lot and sometimes inappropriately while on Chantix; however, since I stopped taking it, I am back to normal.

Good luck with whatever you decide. I am now worried about gaining more weight and taking the weight off that I gained over the past few months since I quit. Being nauseous, I found myself eating pretzels all the time to try and settle my stomach, very fattening.
The only evil I find about smoking is. . .

How darn hard it is to quit.  I have tried everything.  Patches, gum, Wellbutrin, Zyban, cold turkey, etc.

Don't buy them by the pack anymore.  We (my husband and I) roll our own.  Buy a can of tobacco and have a little machine and thought that would deter us, but noooooooooo. $8 a week compared to over $8 a DAY.

We do keep trying so there is hope that someday, hopefully within the next 6 months, we can say see ya!  Yeah right.


risks uf using smoking marijuana
besides the social implications there are many researched medical reasons not to. Just a few:
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/evidence99/marijuana/Health_1.html thats just one web site. There are plenty more
Furthermore, smoking pot dries up you mucous membranes promoting cavities and tooth decay, does cause respiratory ailments and I sure as hell don't want to meet someone driving whose judgement has been impaired with pot any more than I want to meet someone whose judgement has been impaired by alcohol. Please substantiate your claim that it is LESS harmful than alcohol
It won't take cancer to quit smoking. Try
ASTHMA, a common problem for smokers. When you can't breathe when there is a strange odor around such as perfume, you won't get near a cigarette because if you do, you won't be able to breathe. You will cough, and choke and gasp for air and feel air hunger when you sit down. It is not a fun way to live, and I absolutely LOVED my cigarettes, a real hard core addict to nicotine.
Husband and I both quit smoking on same day
We tried separately in the past alone and he quit for 6 months and then went back to smoking. I even smoked with the patch on and almost had a heart attack, not a good thing at all. We both want to quit and we hope that we will be able to do this. I think I have some patches left in a drawer around the house and they worked for my husband. I have been smoking for 40 years and he the same amount of time. I will go to the Stop Smoking Center. We figure we could save ourselves 70.00 a week or more but not smoking and that is one of the reasons to stop. Thanks for your encouraging words. You and your husband should be proud, my doctor told me it is like kicking a cocaine habit, which is sooo addictive and I agree. I smoke most believe it or not at my desk. My husband is going to repaint my office and put up wallpaper, one wall is yellow from the smoke, grosses me out and my kids. Thanks again.
Well, I quit smoking last year when I became pregnant
and it was relatively easy for me to quit because I had a good reason. I know what you mean about taking smoke breaks. What I do is after about an hour, I give a friend a call and talk for about 5 minutes. It is nice to catch up and also takes your mind off the cigarette.
Whatever happened to all of y'all who were quitting smoking?
How's that going? 
Me, too. I quit smoking in October 2005.
Time to lose weight, although we had tons of food out yesterday.
he has been smoking on and off 1 pack of cigarettes for 5 years.
should be good for him.
Chantix - Anyone use it to quit smoking? I am most concerned sm
about the nausea.  I have been hearing it is pretty bad for at least 1/3 of the people who have used it.  I have a generally touchy stomach as it is.  Please post your comments here or by email
I have a feeling that will be the exact same solution for me to quit smoking! I'm really sorry fo

what you're going through with this, and do admire your funny response and post today. At least you will get to enjoy the benefits of your uncluttered house, which is the same state mine is in and drives me crazy, but just have to look the other way most of the time.

I held both of my parents as they died from complications of smoking.
I told my children they were free to smoke after they did the same. There's not one smoker among my extensive circle of friends and associates, thank goodness.
In 1990, when I started as a MR clerk, SMOKING was allowed in Med Records...
can you imagine, and with all the charts laying around...it is so comical now to think of it...

That lasted until about 1992 I think...

That is not all that long ago really, to go from electric typewriters to smoking being practically outlawed...

they say MT will change more in the next few years, than it has in the last 100>>>>!
Friends tried hypnosis for smoking. It lasted for about 2 weeks then wore off. nm
Pack years = packs smoked per day x years of smoking - sm
25 pack-years = 25 years of 1 pack a day, or 12-1/2 years of 2 packs a day.

I don't think pack-years applies to someone who smokes only cigars. But I don't know for sure.
If only we were that luck!!
The web-based email progam SUCKS!!  but no, I'm not saying I hate MQ....in fact, I love working for MQ.  I'm simply saying the new email program sucks and I wish they'd never started it!
Wish I had that luck
Have had them since September and have been on the phone with them about 6 times since. Either my Outlook has errors or no internet and sometimes both. Each time they ended up having to assign me a new ISP #. I had Adelphia and switched to save a few bucks. Seriously considering going back as Adelphia is the only other DSL in my area.
No such luck...

The tech support guy at the MT office attempted to help me 2 days ago, but he couldn't figure it out either.  He was the one that suggested the system restore.  I am quite frustrated at this point to say the least.

As I said, best of luck to you! sm
You are fortunate and you know it.  You are blessed.  Have a great day!
Best of luck to you as well!
Interesting how people can see things so differently. I see my new profession as a way of helping animals get well and being kind to them.

I hated MT and am so glad to finally be out of that profession that I found to be way too solitary as well as unfulfilling. You, on the other hand, see it in a different way and enjoy it.

Very cool how we both found our perfect fit!
Thanks...I really did luck out!
I wish you the best of luck. sm
It is not easy going it alone. Please don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. I am praying for your peace, as well. Let us all know how things are going. Take care of yourself.
Best of Luck
There are so many great people here...we are your support system, so use it if you need to. PLEASE. Are you taking a laptop so you can stay in touch?

I Wish You Luck
I'm sending good wishes and prayers for you that everything works out. I'm sorry you don't have the support you need within your own family, but you have the support of people on MTStars
Not having luck
I appreciate hearing that, but I have been told by recruiters that I would probably only be able to do clinic work aside from ER without further training. I have a few discharge summaries with OPS notes that did include much unfamiliar terminology, and I had to leave blanks. If the dictators would speak clearly, I could just look it up, but that's a dream that won't come true LOL!
Did you have any luck?? nm
I wish I had such luck as you. nm
Everyone wish me luck, getting rid of AT&T
As of this morning, have signed up everything (except cell cause Charter does not carry) with someone other than the nickel and dimer, AT&T. I wrote them an email yesterday and do you think I got an answer? No. I am told their internet is much faster than what I have been used to and keeping fingers crossed. You know sometimes it is hard to change because you do not want to mess up and jump out of the frying pan into the fire. The issue of telling me at the first place I had to have land phone - even though I could not use- they would charge me a nomimal fee- so I could have my internet just sucks big time. That is the end for me. Getting the new provider hooked up 12/31 - just in time for the new year.
Best of luck to you. sm
Looking back 20 years that is how we screwed up - going home to work.  I would jump at the chance to make what I made with bennies 20 years ago and no "middle man" involved.  Good Luck!
No luck with BBB
I filed a complaint with the BBB last year when I didn't receive payment from Four Seasons Transcription as an IC. They can't help. Best thing is to either proceed to small claims court or hire an attorney. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of choices. I went to small claims court and got resolution. I would start there.