posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 11:20 PM
Good advice. However, I would add one caveat. As someone who will probably always take antidepressants, I want to note that SOME people have bad
effects with them, but not ALL people. In my case, SSRI's literally saved my life. Yes, I have quit Prozac a number of times and have had no bad
side effects. I have gone back on them because I have panic disorder /agoraphobia that is really more of a danger than the antidepressants
As to quitting smoking, I believe any effort is better than none. As the old joke goes, "Quitting is easy. I've done it a hundred times." I think
everyone has to find the best way to quit smoking. If you cannot quit any other way, then I think Wellbutrin is far less of a danger than smoking.
I quit on Jan.1 2002. I haven't had a single cigarette since. I tried to "cut down" many times, but the number of smokes slowly crept up or,
there was some traumatic event, and I justified smoking "just this once". For ME, the only way to go was cold turkey. Believe me, it's hell, but,
when you come out of the fog, you feel soooo much better. I keep nicotine gum handy for those times when I feel a craving coming on.
I think it's so essential to quit (can't you tell I'm an ex-smoker..I'm so rabid on the subject?), that any method, that works, should be tried.
Herbal methods and accupuncture have worked very well for some. Hypnosis for others. Unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. (I tried both). Good luck