Re: Do Cigarettes Lessen the Affects of a Benzo?
I used to smoke, so I can't criticize you about that. In my opinion, nicotine, being a stimulant, would make it more difficult for the benzo to do it's job. When I was still smoking, my anxiety got out of hand and I was smoking up to a pack a day. It was a vicious cycle of smoking to relax, then feeling more anxious after I smoked. I had tried the patch and hypnosis both, but nothing worked to help me quit. Finally, one day after a cigarette, I felt really awful and I knew it was the cigarette because I had felt great right before that. I never smoked again. It's been four years this weekend! Anyway, my anxiety level still goes up and down, but not nearly as bad as it did when I smoked. I hope you'll be able to quit someday too. Best wishes always.