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Old 03-19-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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Anyone take mood stabilizers and quit smoking?

Hi all! I quit again 11 days ago and I can't tell if it's the after effects of quitting that's making me jumpy or the meds I'm taking wearing off faster. I quit "cold turkey" on March 8th and I take Depakote and Effexor XR. Granted, they're low doses and maybe I need a med adjustment, but sometimes I feel like I could jump out of my skin. Is there anyone else in a similar situation? My lungs feel better and I like not having the ball and chain around my neck, but I now have this pain in the neck to deal with. If anyone has felt similar, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks so much--Hopeto--

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Old 03-20-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone take mood stabilizers and quit smoking?

Yup...all normal. Your body is detoxing and changes are happening. I had anxiety, panic attacks for the first time in my life. My Dr prescribed me xanax..I used if for a few months.

The physical changes are normal also. I had a sore throat for a few weeks. If you have any problems or to your Doc. Mine helped me out so much when I quit.

I smoked 2 pks a day for about 20yr....I am 2 yrs quit. Best thing I ever did. Hang in does get better.

Old 03-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone take mood stabilizers and quit smoking?

I'm a few days past 6 weeks now,, with no cheating. This is a new record for me. My wife is an MA at my Doctors office. One evening she brought me home a scipt. for Ativan. She got it for me.. but really think it was more for her well being and safety... If you know what I mean. Anyway, I'm not being an *** anymore. Good luck to us all.

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