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How can I quit when smoking calms me down?

How can I quit when smoking calms me down?

Find healthy outlets: There are lots of ways to calm down, usually when you are addicted to a substance such as nicotine it seem like the only solution. People without addictions need to calm down also, they may call a friend, go for a walk, meditate, etc. See a doctor for possible use of meds to help with cravings, then find "healthy" habits to help you calm down, it can be done! ...Read more

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What is the best anti-depression and calmative drug ?

What is the best anti-depression and calmative drug ?

No drug is "best": There are several antidepressants and even more anti-anxiety drugs available. The "best" for one person may not be the best for another. Doctors select treatments based on a person's unique symptom profile, past experience with medications, other medical issues they may have, and so forth. If one drug were always the best, then everyone would get that one. It doesn't work that way. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 analgesic /calmative tablets while on 30mg Duromine for severe period pain?

 Can I take 2 analgesic /calmative tablets while on 30mg Duromine  for severe period pain?

What tablets: You will have to tell us the name of the analgesic/calmative tablets before we can tell you if there is a drug interaction with the duromine. Thanks ...Read more

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I have been prescribed duramine today for weight loss and I'm worried about the side effects can u take a calmative like dolaseds to help with sleep?

I have been prescribed duramine today for weight loss and I'm worried about the side effects can u take a calmative like dolaseds to help with sleep?

Increasing drugs: sets a bad pattern. For that matter, drugs for weight loss set a bad pattern and REBOUND WEIGHT is found in nearly everyone on weight pills finding what is making one obese and dealing with it by AVOIDING, SUBSTITUTING or TRANSCENDING (changing overall context) would be better http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ a book on this. ...Read more

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How fast does your chance of getting cancer go down after quitting smoking?

How fast does your chance of getting cancer go down after quitting smoking?

Not fast enough: If some one quits after several years of smoking , due to yeasrs of exposure still they can get lung cancer but incidence may be slighly less than some one still smoking. Only conclusion is never smoke, dont get exposed to secondary smoke. ...Read more

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I am trying to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. I have cut down. Are these as harmful as real cigarettes? I recently had 3 stents /lad.

I am trying to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. I have cut down. Are these as harmful as real cigarettes? I recently had 3 stents /lad.

No: Electronic cigarettes, though less well proven as a smoking cessation method, are not as harmful as real cigarettes. Regardless of how you quit, the most important thing is if you keep trying until you fully succeed in smoking cessation. Get help from your friends and family as well. ...Read more

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I'm a 18yo F with a pulse rate of 100-135 what should I do? I'm also a smoker of only a year. How can I slow it down? As well as quitting smoking

I'm a 18yo F with a pulse rate of 100-135 what should I do? I'm also a smoker of only a year. How can I slow it down? As well as quitting smoking

Hard to comment: First, the rate is up but should be well tolerated by your system at your age.The potential causes are numerous & would require a complete history, exam & some testing to sort out. Work on issues you can, like proper sleep/nutrition & harmony in your environment. But get a good checkup to rule out the medical stuff.Perhaps a visit with a life coach/therapist would help teach you coping skills. ...Read more

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Would quitting smoking help my folliculitis or have no effect whatsoever? I am currently quitting. I heard smoking can slow down the healing process?

Would quitting smoking help my folliculitis or have no effect whatsoever? I am currently quitting. I heard smoking can slow down the healing process?

Please quit: At age 23, you think nothing will hurt you. My high school friends who starred are now dying of it. Sometimes pityrospirum causes folliculitis and if targeted by antifungal Meds is an easy cure. Bacterial folliculitis is harder. Quit smoking for its own sake. ...Read more

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Can someone outline specific effects of smoking marijuana and taking bystolic (nebivolol) ? I am an anxious person but weed calms me down. I don't want to quit.

Can someone outline specific effects of smoking marijuana and taking bystolic (nebivolol) ? I am an anxious person but weed calms me down. I don't want to quit.

Get some helpt: If you are so anxious that you need to use a drug to calm down, i would suggest that you see a psychiatrist for a discussion and an evaluation. There may be other more efficient ways of dealing with the anxiety than self medication..See your family doc for a referral.. ...Read more

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Quit smoking 6 days ago and my pulse is anywhere from 55 to 70 bpm from being 80 to 100 bpm is this normal to slow down from quitting smoking?

Quit smoking 6 days ago and my pulse is anywhere from 55 to 70 bpm from being 80 to 100 bpm is this normal to slow down from quitting smoking?

Nicotine withdrawal: Nicotine is a potent stimulant which increases heart rate. Quitting smoking lets your body get rid of nicotine so heart rate and pulse will revert to whatever is normal for you. Stay with it and see your doctor for any concerns. See: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/i-want-to-quit/benefits-of-quitting.html Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hii i quit smoking several months ago but in the last week or so i noticed my breathing is quite bad and i cant seem to get a full intake of breath. I have to yawn or lie down to get a full intake.what could this be?

Hii i quit smoking several months ago but in the last week or so i noticed my breathing is quite bad and i cant seem to get a full intake of breath. I have to yawn or lie down to get a full intake.what could this be?

Smoking calmed you: You are making a connection between quitting smoking & having trouble breathing.But physically, quitting improves lung function over time. However,people use smoking as a time out, a way to self-soothe, a response to stress and many other emotional needs. Perhaps the shallow breathing is caused by the underlying anxiety you use to manage with smoking.If so, you may need another stress reliever! ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes 2 months ago and whenever I lie down now I can feel the blood rushing in my veins. Is this normal? Should I be worried?

I quit smoking cigarettes 2 months ago  and whenever I lie down now I can feel the blood rushing in my veins. Is this normal? Should I be worried?

Smoking cessation: Congratulations on becoming smoke free. Please do not let any sensation become an excuse to start smoking again. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Opinions on cut down method to quit smoking. Found out high risk for heart disease keep failing cold turkey reacted to meds need help quitting?

Mix with herbs: One technique that helps many is to roll your own cigs with 2/3 tobacco & 1/3 a mix of smoking herbs like mullein. Sage & sweet woodruff (search for info on smoking herbs). Then make it 1/2 & 1/2, then 1/3 tobacco & 2/3 herbs etc. Gradually reducing until you have weaned yourself off tobacco. Good luck! ...Read more

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47y/o, quitting smoking by tapering down. L side by tongue close 2 tonsil, feels like stuck food. 0 swelling,0 visual abnormality,0 fever. on/off.

47y/o, quitting smoking by tapering down. L side by tongue close 2 tonsil, feels like stuck food. 0 swelling,0 visual abnormality,0 fever. on/off.

See below: Know way to know what that is on healthtap. I would highly recommend seeing a dentist or your PCP for an oral exam. smoking can cause head and neck cancers. And good job on quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Trying to quit smoking, down to seven a day. But when I smoke as of late I get a throbbing pain in my left knee cap. Is this something to worry about?

Trying to quit smoking, down to seven a day. But when I smoke as of late I get a throbbing pain in my left knee cap. Is this something to worry about?

Good luck!: It's no secret that smoking raises the risk of many of health problems, the throbbing pain in your left knee cap is not one of them. To successfully quit smoking, you’ll need to address an addiction and the habits and routines that go along with it. Ask your PCP for help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if smoking a cigarette calms me down? Addiction?

What does it mean if smoking a cigarette calms me down? Addiction?

Probably .: The calming effect of nicotine may be caused by the increased release of neurotransmitter a in the brain, especially, dopamine. Dopamine then acts on the reward system to create happiness, euphoria and a calming feeling. An addict can get very agitated and anxious about getting their "fix". When that "fix", or drug, or drink is obtained, the resulting reduction of anxiety is perceived as a calm. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on my smoking?

How can I cut down on my smoking?

Not easy: This is an addiction and not an easy habit to break, hypnosis has helped many people, there are also patches and pills now available.....There is always cold turkey....Discuss with your internist. ...Read more