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Quit Smoking Timeline With Patch
No problem: There is no contraindications for using them together. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
There are several: Other meds that your pcp could prescribe- whatever he gives you, stick with it ; quit smoking! ...Read more
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
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'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
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
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
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
I want to quit smoking. Thinking about doing chantex. This will be my 3rd time trying it. Will it still work the same?
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
Have anxiety & need meds for. Quit smoking, used patch 21mg. Anxiety started up again. W/ or w/o patch better for anxiety?
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?
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?
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?
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
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
Self help groups: Consider Chantix or electronic cigarettes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
It may: Some patients have success with all of the aforementioned methods, including e - cigs. Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more
I quit smoking 5 months ago and am still on the patch. When and how should I start exercising? I have gotten dizzy in the past...
Exercise now: You can exercise any time you want. ...Read more
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
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
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