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Every person is different, and every person willl respond differently to various programs, OTC aids and medicines. I'm nearly free of cigarettes. I believe I will always think of myself as a smoker (but taking a tip from AA), I'm learning to identify myself as a smoken who chooses (or not) to smoke today. Transfrorming smoking from a habit to a choice can be hard work, but rewarding. In the past six months I've tried: stop-smoking workshop led by a mental health pro (the structure of the program and guilt-lessening stories of the struggles of other participants were very helpful in changing attitudes, if not stopping the cigs.
I garnished the workshop with hypnosis; but many hypnotherapists use repulsive aversion messages which do not work when you consider cigs a dear old friend; talk to the therapist and ask to have message tailored to your needs; can be very effective. Plan for one or two additional hypnosis sessions as a kind of "tune up" or reinforcement. Herbal supplements: don't bother, waste of money. Patch: expensive, helped in a moderate way. CHANTIX PLUS NICOTINE REPLACEMENT GUM -- for my money and my needs, this was the best combination. The Chantix helps with long-term withdrawal, while the gum suppresses immediate urges. (I had used Chantix unsuccessfully 2-3 years ago. I believe you have to address the physical addiction and the mental/psychological attitudes and processes at the same time.) I think the cumulative effect of all these trials and errors made for greater probability of success. As one phone quit coach told me: expect to fail until you succeed. Sounds simplistic, but it's true. Just started taking Wellbutrin for anxiety and depression; interesting to see if it has any added effect on smoking.
First, I'll start with the Rx medication that finally got me to kick that terrible habit/addiction: Nicotrol Nasal Spray. It is pure liquid nicotine that I spray up each nostril, about once an hour. The first time I did a puff, I thought I would faint, and at first it really stung my nose, but that quickly dissipated in a few short days. I have not smoked a single time - or even had a craving for a cigarette - since I started Nicotrol NS.
Now for the unsuccessful medications:
Topamax;Chantix (evil drug, for me at least);Zyban; Nicorette Gum and Inhaler; and, Commit. That is one long list to get to the right smoking cessation medications. Good luck. Philip
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