OT - Day one of Zyban

OT - Day one of Zyban

Post by handmaide » Fri, 28 Jan 2005 18:27:24



Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't
know how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so
wish us luck!
~handmaiden
 
 
 

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Post by hfw » Fri, 28 Jan 2005 22:05:54


Good luck! DH and I have been smoke-free for (omigosh!) 30 years now. You
CAN do it.

--Heidi

http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b


Quote:
> Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
> got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't know
> how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so wish us
> luck!
> ~handmaiden


 
 
 

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Post by CNYstitche » Fri, 28 Jan 2005 23:12:44


LUCK!!!
Quote:

> Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
> got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't
> know how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so
> wish us luck!
> ~handmaiden

 
 
 

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Post by Rhonda Alterso » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:09:38


Please keep in mind that it can take up to 4 weeks for the Zyban to reach an
effective level in your ***.  My husband and I just quit on January 2!  We
took the Zyban for 2 weeks and then quit (cigarettes - not Zyban).  We found
that the first two days were rough but tolerable.  We ended up not needing
the patch at all.  The worst part is the "routine" of smoking, not the
physical ***ion.  You know - when the phone rings and without even
thinking about it, you grab your cigarettes.
I had a dream last night that my husband came in from work early and caught
me smoking (not one but TWO cigarettes!) and I was so upset at getting
caught that I woke up and actually felt GUILTY.  It tooke me a few minutes
to realize it was just a dream and I hadn't actually smoked anything. LOL
Best of luck,
Rhonda in IL


Quote:
> Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
> got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't know
> how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so wish us
> luck!
> ~handmaiden

 
 
 

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Post by mary » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:29:43


Wishing you all the luck to succeed.  With support I know you can do it.  I
quit using the patch  nearly 7 years ago and DH still smokes (but not in the
house nor in the car)

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948

: Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
: got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't
: know how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so
: wish us luck!
: ~handmaiden

 
 
 

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Post by nana2 » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:52:48


Goodl Luck!  This is the best gift you can give to eachother and yourselves.
Hang in there the first week is the toughest!

Hugs,  Linda in Tx

 
 
 

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Post by Pat in Virgini » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 01:40:43


Handmaiden:
*I* know how it will work! You will be SMOKE FREE!
If that is not enough:

your clothes and hair will not be rank
you won't have little holes in nylon clothes
you won't have ashtrays to wash
you will not wake up hacking
you won't have to wash your quilts as often

you will have more energy
your teeth will look cleaner
your breath will taste fresher
your skin will look better
your food will taste better
your house will smell nicer
you will have more money to spend on FABRIC!

All that and more ... that is what will happen.
I quit cold turkey, 8:30 AM, 20 July 2000.
PAT in VA/USA

Quote:

> Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
> got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't
> know how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so
> wish us luck!
> ~handmaiden

 
 
 

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Post by Shirley Elle » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 02:26:53


I'm taking Zyban as well. I've been on it for about 6 months now for
depression (it's called Wellbutrin). I wanted that drug specifically because
it does help people quit smoking. I haven't quit completely.. but that's
because my husband still smokes. When he retires in Jan 2006 we are going to
quit together. It does work though. I crave a cigarette maybe 3 times a day.
Aside from that it's habit and I only smoke about 6-8 a day total.  Also
they say you need 2 pills a day but I found 2 too much so cut down to 1. The
girl at the pharmacy when I was picking up my last prescription mentioned
that her boyfriend is quitting and that 1 has been enough for him. The drug
company says 2 so you'll spend more money. I've never tried the patch.

We quit smoking in the house a couple of years ago and that really helps
once you get rid of the habit of being able to smoke where it's comfortable.
It does take about a week for it to kick in and start tickling those
nicotine cells in your brain. After that it's not easy getting past the few
you crave but you can do it.

Most of all GOOD LUCK!

Shirley
--
My Quilt Site
http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/quilts/index.html

Inspiring Thoughts
http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/index.html

Quote:
> Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
> got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't
> know how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so
> wish us luck!
> ~handmaiden

 
 
 

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Post by handmaide » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 03:13:13


Thanks for all the info. DH is on Wellbutrin for depression also, but
they have him on an XR so he really only needs one per day. Zyban isn't
as XR and I'm thinking I might only need the morning dose, but will see
how it goes.  Luckily, my insurance covers all the cost of both pills
and patches so I'm not looking at paying a dime (one of the main reasons
I hadn't tried this before, just cold turkey Bleh!). Since I add the
patch on Monday, this weekend is going to be a flurry of cleaning.
Luckily I'm off school for a week after Wednesday of next week, so
whatever i haven't managed to get accomplished in the cleaning (clothes,
bedding, Febreeze EVERYTHING, wash walls, etc..) I get to spend my week
off doing. Whee! Bleck!
~handmaiden
Quote:

> I'm taking Zyban as well. I've been on it for about 6 months now for
> depression (it's called Wellbutrin). I wanted that drug specifically because
> it does help people quit smoking. I haven't quit completely.. but that's
> because my husband still smokes. When he retires in Jan 2006 we are going to
> quit together. It does work though. I crave a cigarette maybe 3 times a day.
> Aside from that it's habit and I only smoke about 6-8 a day total.  Also
> they say you need 2 pills a day but I found 2 too much so cut down to 1. The
> girl at the pharmacy when I was picking up my last prescription mentioned
> that her boyfriend is quitting and that 1 has been enough for him. The drug
> company says 2 so you'll spend more money. I've never tried the patch.

> We quit smoking in the house a couple of years ago and that really helps
> once you get rid of the habit of being able to smoke where it's comfortable.
> It does take about a week for it to kick in and start tickling those
> nicotine cells in your brain. After that it's not easy getting past the few
> you crave but you can do it.

> Most of all GOOD LUCK!

> Shirley

 
 
 

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Post by handmaide » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 03:14:54


Thanks to everyone for the supportive messages. If I can get DH through
this too,  we'll be great. If not I hope he enjoys smoking outside
because after all the cleaning I'm going to need to do, there is no way
he's smoking in the house again.
~handmaiden
 
 
 

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Post by Shirley Elle » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 03:22:32


We decided to have someone come in to paint all of the ceilings because they
were so yellowed from the smoke. The cost of that has kept us from smoking
in the house. We don't want to spend that again! Also you won't believe how
much less work it is to keep a house clean when there's no smoking in it.
Leaves lots more time for quilting.

Shirley

--
My Quilt Site
http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/quilts/index.html

Inspiring Thoughts
http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/index.html

Quote:
> Thanks to everyone for the supportive messages. If I can get DH through
> this too,  we'll be great. If not I hope he enjoys smoking outside
> because after all the cleaning I'm going to need to do, there is no way
> he's smoking in the house again.
> ~handmaiden

 
 
 

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Post by mary » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 03:31:11


Several years ago we dismantled an old mobile home.  You could definitely
tell which rooms were off limits to smoking when the walls came down.

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948

: We decided to have someone come in to paint all of the ceilings because
they
: were so yellowed from the smoke. The cost of that has kept us from smoking
: in the house. We don't want to spend that again! Also you won't believe
how
: much less work it is to keep a house clean when there's no smoking in it.
: Leaves lots more time for quilting.
:
: Shirley
:
: --
: My Quilt Site
: http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/quilts/index.html
:
: Inspiring Thoughts
: http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/index.html

: > Thanks to everyone for the supportive messages. If I can get DH through
: > this too,  we'll be great. If not I hope he enjoys smoking outside
: > because after all the cleaning I'm going to need to do, there is no way
: > he's smoking in the house again.
: > ~handmaiden
:
:

 
 
 

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Post by Pauline O'Connel » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 04:39:48


My husband tried the patch several times to no avail.  When the doctor put
him on Wellbutrin, it was a piece of cake for him to quit smoking.  He said
it was almost painless!  He has been smoke-free for about 12 years now.
Good luck - if you're anything like me, quitting smoking was one of my
proudest accomplishments - it's been almost 20 years since I quit & I
couldn't believe how much simpler life got when I didn't have to worry about
cigarettes & smoking anymore!

Pauline

Quote:
> I'm taking Zyban as well. I've been on it for about 6 months now for
> depression (it's called Wellbutrin). I wanted that drug specifically
because
> it does help people quit smoking. I haven't quit completely.. but that's
> because my husband still smokes. When he retires in Jan 2006 we are going
to
> quit together. It does work though. I crave a cigarette maybe 3 times a
day.
> Aside from that it's habit and I only smoke about 6-8 a day total.  Also
> they say you need 2 pills a day but I found 2 too much so cut down to 1.
The
> girl at the pharmacy when I was picking up my last prescription mentioned
> that her boyfriend is quitting and that 1 has been enough for him. The
drug
> company says 2 so you'll spend more money. I've never tried the patch.

> We quit smoking in the house a couple of years ago and that really helps
> once you get rid of the habit of being able to smoke where it's
comfortable.
> It does take about a week for it to kick in and start tickling those
> nicotine cells in your brain. After that it's not easy getting past the
few
> you crave but you can do it.

> Most of all GOOD LUCK!

> Shirley
> --
> My Quilt Site
> http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/quilts/index.html

> Inspiring Thoughts
> http://members.tripod.com/inspiring-thoughts/index.html


> > Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
> > got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't
> > know how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so
> > wish us luck!
> > ~handmaiden

 
 
 

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Post by Johanna Gibso » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 04:59:15


On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 11:40:43 -0500, Pat in ***ia

Quote:

>Handmaiden:
>*I* know how it will work! You will be SMOKE FREE!
>If that is not enough:

>your clothes and hair will not be rank
>you won't have little holes in nylon clothes
>you won't have ashtrays to wash
>you will not wake up hacking
>you won't have to wash your quilts as often

>you will have more energy
>your teeth will look cleaner
>your breath will taste fresher
>your skin will look better
>your food will taste better
>your house will smell nicer
>you will have more money to spend on FABRIC!

>All that and more ... that is what will happen.
>I quit cold turkey, 8:30 AM, 20 July 2000.
>PAT in VA/USA

        After living with a heavy smoker as a partner for 4 years, let me
add:

After you stop smoking, I might actually want to
smell your clothes and hair
wash your nylon clothes
look at your now useless ashtrays
sleep in instead of waking to your hacking
touch and admire your quilts more often

spend more time with you
share a non-smoky kiss with you
look out of the non-smeary windows with you
help you spend all your extra money on fabric!

I hope you will succeed where my ex-partner did not.  He tried to stop
smoking many times - he's probably smoking as we type.  

-- Jo in Scotland

 
 
 

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Post by Joanne Passmor » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:01:00



Quote:

> Well, after a week of fiddling with insurance/doctor/pharmacy I finally
> got my prescription for Zyban. In 5 days I start the patches. I don't
> know how it's going to work, but DH and I are doing this together, so
> wish us luck!
> ~handmaiden

This will be one of the best gifts you give to yourselves and your children.
I wish you the best in this endeavor!