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Quit smoking patch nictone and omeprazole same time?

Quit smoking patch nictone and omeprazole same time?

No problem: There is no contraindications for using them together. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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I'm trying to quit smoking, but failed every time. The nicotine patches don't help. Should I be in counseling or some program?

I'm trying to quit smoking, but failed every time. The nicotine patches don't help. Should I be in counseling or some program?

Might help: Behavioral counseling has been shown to be effective in the treatment of smoking. It is also often covered by insurance and is typically brief in duration. Florida offers free programs including group settings; you can find them at www. Tobaccofreeflorida. Com. The first 3 days are the absolute worst and the first 3 weeks are the most critical. Maybe set your goal for 3 days to start. ...Read more

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I have been smoking from last two years and now I really want to quit it because now there are tiny grey patches that have appeared on my lower lip. And I am seriously concerned about it. I am having hard time to quit smoking all of a sudden so now I a

I have been smoking from last two years and now I really want to quit it because now there are tiny grey patches that have appeared on my lower lip. And I am seriously concerned about it. I am having hard time to quit smoking all of a sudden so now I a

Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. See doc to examine your lips. ...Read more

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When is the best time to quit smoking?

When is the best time to quit smoking?

Anytime: Per research, you should quit smoking as soon as you can, whenever you can. And you can prevent further decline in lung functions, even though you will not get your normal lungs back. ...Read more

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How do you quit smoking after a long time?

How do you quit smoking after a long time?

Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit patterns around triggers to smoke can be challenging. Getting support from friends, family, co-workers and community resources are all helpful. Understanding why you smoke can help you find better choices to redirect those urges. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been trying to quit smoking, but patches don't work, what to do?

I have been trying to quit smoking, but patches don't work, what to do?

There are several: Other meds that your pcp could prescribe- whatever he gives you, stick with it ; quit smoking! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should 2 weeks of patches be enough to quit smoking?

Can you please tell me, should 2 weeks of patches be enough to quit smoking?

Depends many factors: The patch itself does not make you quit. It provides you with nicotine to prevent withdrawal while you quit the habit of smoking. Quiting depends on your committment, discpline and counselling you received. ...Read more

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I quit smoking since 25 days some time I get temptation what should I do to avoid?

I quit smoking since 25 days some time I get temptation what should I do to avoid?

Smoking: One day at a time. You are in a very good position. You know you have done it for 25 days. One more day and then one more. Candy, gum ECT might help. ...Read more

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I really in a bad need to quit smoking and I have tried to quit before but each time I fail, and now each time I smoke I feel that I'm dazzy.?

I really in a bad need to quit smoking and I have tried to quit before but each time I fail, and now each time I smoke I feel that I'm dazzy.?

Medication: Chantix is a medicine that has shown great success in this area. Wellbutrin (bupropion), to a lesser degree. See your psychiatrist for that. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years old and smoke about 15 smokes a day I've used patches to quit but never seem to quit for long I need tips to quit smoking please?

I'm 29 years old and smoke about 15 smokes a day I've used patches to quit but never seem to quit for long I need tips to quit smoking please?

Keep at it: Addictions are chronic relapsing diseases and one has to keep at it. Typically it takes 6-7 tries. Give yourself at least six month with the patch and if you are highly dependent on nicotine based on serum cotinine levels you might benefit from a patch for the rest of your life. It's tobacco not the nicotine which is dangerous. At www. Drrotcford. Com under handouts there's a handout. ...Read more

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How can you quit smoking without using the patch or gum?

How can you quit smoking without using the patch or gum?

Pills and mindwork: Several medications can help; your physician knows these. You've proved your clever by finding healthtap -- watch your mind for what makes you crave a cig, and resolve not to let it play tricks on you. And especially, direct your anger against the rotten tobacco company ceo's who tricked you into becoming addicted in the first place. Resolve you won't make them rich, and let quitting be revenge. ...Read more

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If we plan to have a baby, how long should we quit smoking ahead of time?

If we plan to have a baby, how long should we quit smoking ahead of time?

ASAP: Cold turkey asap. The facts on smoking are well known. Why do you want to comit slow suicide? There is evidence that even paternal smoking can affect the outcome although it is obviously not predictable. ...Read more

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Ok, is their anybody that has a sure fire way to quit smoking other than the patch or gum.?

Ok, is their anybody that has a sure fire way to quit smoking other than the patch or gum.?

NoBody: Nothing is a sure fire method to quit unless you are totally committed to quiting and if you are then any of them will work. I have had good success with essential oils of lavender (calming), peppermint (drying/opening) & orange (focus and mentally uplifting). Breathed from the palm of the hand three times daily and as needed for urges www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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I have tried using patches of nicotine but not helpful. Any medicine can help to quit smoking?

I have tried using patches of nicotine but not helpful. Any medicine can help to quit smoking?

Chantrix: Chantrix is an newer treatment approved by the fda for smoking cessation. It is related to the antidepressant wellbutrin (bupropion) so it has similar medication profile. Chantrix has been shown to be effective in aiding a person in quitting smoking. ...Read more

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How do you quit smoking if you smoke all the time and that's what your boss does on work breaks too?

Self help/group tx.: This is hard to do since your boss smokes too, but depending on your schedule, if you don't have to be around your boss on every break, take it elsewhere. Also the rest of your day you can try to quit. If there is still trouble self-help groups, like nicotine anonymous and stomp it out may help. ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking. Thinking about doing chantex. This will be my 3rd time trying it. Will it still work the same?

Yes, however...: This reminds me of the old joke "Quiting smoking is easy. I've done it dozens of times." If Chantix helped you to quit before it should work just as well this time. What seems lacking is your determination to not start smoking again. I hope you can find the willpower to remain a non-smoker this time. See http://whyquit. Com/ &
http://www. Shareguide. Com/smoking. Html for more support. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have anxiety & need meds for. Quit smoking, used patch 21mg. Anxiety started up again. W/ or w/o patch better for anxiety?

Have anxiety & need meds for. Quit smoking, used patch 21mg. Anxiety started up again. W/ or w/o patch better for anxiety?

Quitting smoking: Firstly, good for you.

Secondly. Cold turkey is better. It will take about a week of no smoking for the anxiety to subside and your system to normalize again. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to quit smoking, but I'm really finding it hard. I've tried patches, and now I'm trying lozenges. Any tips?

What do you advise if I'm trying to quit smoking, but I'm really finding it hard. I've tried patches, and now I'm trying lozenges. Any tips?

Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Using patches to quit smoking. Took patch off and It left a red square where the patch was. Very red and hasn't went away. 2 days now. Normal?

Using patches to quit smoking. Took patch off and It left a red square where the patch was. Very red and hasn't went away. 2 days now. Normal?

Allergy to adhesive: You are sensitive to the adhesive. Clean the affected area and apply vitamin E/aloe cream to the area. Take care. ...Read more

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I quit smoking once before for about 3 yrs then started back up again. It was easy the first time quitting cold turkey. Now it's not. Any tips?

I quit smoking once before for about 3 yrs then started back up again. It was easy the first time quitting cold turkey. Now it's not. Any tips?

Smoking cessation: You could try some medications like chantix or wellbutrin (bupropion). those seems to help with hardly any side effects. Virtual Consult me and I can help you. ...Read more

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I would like to pass a drug test in 2 weeks time and I quit smoking weed, what can I do to pass?

I would like to pass a drug test in 2 weeks time and I quit smoking weed, what can I do to pass?

You can not: Flush your system of cannabis. Attempts to do so will be picked up by the test which is quite sophisticated. ...Read more

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What other things can I do while on the patch to help quit smoking or help prevent from smoking when I have the urge?

Get outside help: The american lung association has a help line to facilitate quitting tobacco use. Go to their web site and click on the link. There you will find help lines, clinics etc etc and they can advise you on the proper approach. Don't give up. ...Read more

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I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade. How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?

I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade. How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?

Usually a few months: But it is highly variable. There are other causes of hyperpigmentation, and something else may be going on. If it has not even lightened a bit, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Congrats on quitting smoking - the benefits are way more than just cosmetic! Stay quit! ...Read more

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What is the average amount of time it takes to quit smoking when on wellbutrin/budeprion sr?

What is the average amount of time it takes to quit smoking when on wellbutrin/budeprion sr?

Not time. Commitment: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms tyoicaly last 2-3 weeks. After that you ar eleft withthe habit. Beating the habit can be as hard, if not harder than getting past withdrawal symptoms. How long it takes you to beat the habit depends on your will power, committment to stopping, help from your friends, family, doctors etc., . ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking but don't want to use gum or the patch. Will electronic cigarettes help?

I want to quit smoking but don't want to use gum or the patch. Will electronic cigarettes help?

It may: Some patients have success with all of the aforementioned methods, including e - cigs. Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more

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17 years old been smoking for 1 year, want to quit smoking cigarettes. What can I do as an alternative without using the patch to fight cravings?

17 years old been smoking for 1 year, want to quit smoking cigarettes. What can I do as an alternative without using the patch to fight cravings?

Talk to ur doc abt: The many options available to assist with smoking cessation. Some include medication to assist with craving. Nicotine replacement gum, nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler, support groups, quit dates, motivational interviewing & more! Find the solution that works for you (doesn't have to be the patch) & go for it! Your whole body will thank u for it! ...Read more

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Smoking from 1 year, quit smoking before 3 days but felling pain in trout some time and some time in left side because I have tonsils not normal?

Smoking from 1 year, quit smoking before 3 days but felling pain in trout some time and some time in left side because I have tonsils not normal?

Glad to hear that: You quit smoking. Keep at it. Please see your doc about your throat issue and don't let it become an excuse to start smoking again. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been using quit smoking patches for a month. Just started the generic ones. I'm breaking out in welts all over, can this be from the patches?

I have been using quit smoking patches for a month. Just started the generic ones. I'm breaking out in welts all over, can this be from the patches?

Yes: Generic medications have the same active medical ingredient but often have differences in binders and fillers that help hold the pill/capsule/tablet together. In the case of patches, that includes the adhesive and the film itself maybe. It is possible that the new, generic patches have something you are reacting to. Take something like Claritin (loratadine) for the hives, or use Hydrocortisone to the welt. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more