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Old 03-27-2001, 09:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy ZYBAN DON,T WORK?

i,m currently on zyban and day 2 of my attempt to quit smoking,my question is has any one tried taking 3 a day of zyban to relieve some of the withdrawl effects?i,m on 2 and its not helping at all .the feeling of , (i need a smoke) is ,every 5 minutes or so.
and doesn,t seem to be getting any better + i,m dizzy as can be.anyhow it seems like zyban isn,t helping me.

 
Old 03-27-2001, 09:40 AM   #2
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i forgot to also ask ,how long do the physical side effects last? ,(dam my hands are so shaky i can hardly type) i smoked for 14 years close to a pack a day ,

 
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Old 03-27-2001, 10:06 AM   #3
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Don't give up hope! It is going to take a week to get the urge under control. The nicotine is out of your body. Every time you want a smoke have a slug of water and remeber how much money you are saving and the present or trip you may get if you continue. Or just how beter you, your clothes and hair smell. The 1st month is tough. Did you start zyban before you quit? your shaking could be related to the zyban call your Dr but it is going to take 4 to 8 weeks for the zyban to take full effect. This is where the will power is needed. If you can take a walk once a day for a mile or so that will help a bit as any execise will. It can be done!!!!!!

 
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ty for reply i took ziban all last week .and quit yesterday.the physcial withdraw lasts a month? not the mental .

 
Old 03-28-2001, 07:56 AM   #5
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Everyone is different. The physical urge should be gone in a week. The mental urge can last for a long time I am at 5mo and there are still little things that trigger an urge a smell or an action. I have tried to rewire my urge buttons not letting things get to me to make me want to smoke. One thing I did a bit in the 1st month is stand next to someone smoking and get in some second hand smoke by the 3rd mo I could not stand the smell of a smokers clothes.

An urge only lasts a moment and should pass. Remeber why you quit! Try having a drink of water to satisfiy the urge you need the water any ways to flush your system. A mint toothpick may work...Just remember find a health habit to replace the smoking. I munch sunflower seeds and now have to ween off them.....Exercise will help your mental health walk a brisk mile. The meds should help you if not after 6-8 weeks talk to your Dr and try another one.

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o.k its day 3 and it was an awful day ,drinking the water seems to help, but i keep getting hot flashes,and anziety, like i start to sweat not sure if this is the zyban or the NOT smoking .also i think i am now a pink pepermint addict 2 bags 3 days but its helping..and i,m not smoking .

 
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Hang in there! I took Zyban and it worked for me! I quit on January 4th of this year....

You need to focus on something other than the smoking - easy for me to say! But, the more you focus on the smoking, the harder its going to be....

I found that Zyban worked for me, but I was also ready to quit this time. I've never been able to say that before - IN 20 YEARS!

So, stick with it, its month 3 for me and it does get better!!! I promise!

 
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I lived on peperment disks for the 1st month. Your doing great keep it going If you think it may be the meds call your DR Zyban may not be for you.

Have you tried walking or pulling weeds when you get an urge?

You can do it!

 
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thanks for the incouragement day 4 was easier (guess u weren,t lying) lol .The side effects are or seem to be getting better as well ,i think it was the nicotine ,but dont, tell jeff, also its kinda hard to pull weeds through 2 or 3 feet of snow but i,ll try

 
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Glad to see your hummor hasn't suffered too much.

During winter here I shoveld a lot of snow now that I can see the ground I pull the weeds. I'm glad it is getting better keep it up.

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Id just like to say that if you take more than the recommended dose of Zyban a day, you can get a seizure, so be VERY careful.

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thanks joe but i quit zyban after week 1 of not smoking and i,m on week 3 with a few days towards week 4 thanks man ,but zyban just wasn,t for me .

 
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I agree with u man! Ididnt need Zyban after 3 weeks. I quit 9april01. It relieved the initial symptons then I realised it was pointless taking them anymore.
Keep up the good work!

 
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