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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask her!: Humans like to frame both sides of an argument. If you tell her why she needs to stop, she'll likely respond with all the reasons she doesn't want to! but if you ask her why she wants to stop she just might tell you the reasons she does want to. That's a great first step in talking with her. ...Read more
Find other things : First of all, never forget this one important fact: you cannot just have one. I promise you that will not happen. No matter what you promise yourself, you will smoke a second one and then a third and, before you know it, you're right back to smoking again. I promise. So, instead, keep busy. Have a craving? Chew gum, brush your teeth, eat carrots, chew on a straw. Anything but don't smoke! ...Read more
How do I quite smoking when i take vyvance which makes me crave cigarettes badly. Help! any suggestions?
Add Wellbutrin (bupropion): Buproprion is helpful in adhd and in recognized to aid in smoking cessation. You might also consider negative reinforcement: a light rubber band on the wrist, snap it whenever you think of smoking... After a month, you won't think of it. Don't injure your skin...Move the rubber band to change the impact spots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breath... ahhh.....: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun BUT it is treatable. ...Read more
Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek Treatment: Acknowledging you have a problem is the first step! Now we need to get you into a treatment program to address this. Addiction can be associated with financial problems, low self esteem, poor productivity, poor memory and low life satisfaction! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797098/ ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It is an addiction: and he may need help to overcome it. Tell him you love him and want him to live as long as possible so that he can be part of your life and his grand children's lives and that smoking jeopardizes that. Hypnosis could help, but he has to want to stop smoking for it to work. ...Read more
Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to the doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful rehab centers or addiction-medicine specialists, both of which may be helpful to a marijuana user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking Cessation: #1. Nicotine anonymous #2 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to stop my Fnd from smoking weed, it's bad but how can I make him stop and also control the urge
Consider drug rehab: for professional help. Doing it alone is not very helpful. ...Read more
Panic: Please refer to my previous answers on panic for details. Also, my post on breathing exercises. ...Read more
Cannabis can: Cause anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. If the cannabis is the cause, the anxiety may resolve. But sometime even after you quit - the symptoms continue to occur. ...Read more
Better health!: There is a very long list of benefits. There are 50 known cancer-causing chemicals, so those go away. Carbon monoxide and other ingredients that reduce blood flow go away. Your breath and smell and taste is better. Your lungs work better. Your ability to exercise improves. And more money in your pocket! you many have temporary symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, but those go away too. Go for it! ...Read more
Limit exposure: If you are allergic to pollen limit your exposure not going in area with blooming trees and close the window of the house if any blooming tree are near. If you got exposed wash well hand and face. Might need medicine for eye/nose involvment and certanly will need meds if asthma is part of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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