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#1 trinafrmlv

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 02:13 PM

Lindsay, 2 lbs isnt bad at all, you could drink a bunch of water and eliminate that 2 lbs   :Oo:
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 05:59 PM

Way to go!  :hearts: Lindsay  :bump:
Doesn't she inspire you, Rachel?
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Posted 08 March 2005 - 04:31 PM

Lindsay, how's the no smoking going? I miss seeing the stats. posted.  :D
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Posted 06 March 2005 - 06:45 PM

Hi LTB,
Yes.... sorry it's been a while since i've been on.  I have a pdoc appt tuesday and i don't really want to increase the Wellbutrin, BUT.... Anything that may help in quiting this terrible habit I might have to do.  I enjoy it, yes.  And that is what scares me the most, because right now I am very healthy and don't feel many negative effects from it... Yet!

I think because my health is good and things are going good in my life, a part of me wants to do something "bad" like I have a little secret not many people know about.  I hate smoking in public, i"m like "who is going to see me?"

Current meds: Lexapro 10mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg 2x day
 
As needed: Restoril or Trazadone for sleep.  Klonopin infrequently, Nuvigil for shift work.
 
Previous meds I tried:  Paxil, Prozac, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Abilify, Buspar, Xanax, Depakote, Doxepin.
 
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Herein lies the peace of God.
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Posted 06 March 2005 - 05:43 PM

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Just wanted say congrats on your great accomlishment!You did it! :hearts: I bet back in December you wondered if you really could do it!I quit back in September.It was hard but sooo worth it. Im enjoying being smoke free.Those urges still creep up once in awhile but they get easier as time goes by.
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Posted 06 March 2005 - 05:11 PM

Ronnie, so good to see you posting again, however, I was saddened to see that you too, are in the same predicament as I am!  I too want back to smoking, and after all I went through last year with Wellbutrin!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now I really don't know what to do, as my pdoc will NOT prescribe WB for me ever again.  Unless, I find a new pdoc.   :p

If you think 1 1/2 yrs. is bad, I quit for TEN whole years when I started up again last year.  Then the whole thing with WB and I quit again...just started up again around the holidays...a smoke or two with a drink at Xmas parties , etc.  Then, I went to NYC. did the same thing, one or two here, three or four there, and before I knew it, I was smoking every day again!

I'm enjoying it too, which is why I feel so hopeless this time.  Why, oh why, did I start up again????

Let me know if you find any motivators to quit this time.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:04 PM

Ronnie,
I have the opposite effect from WB this time around.  I am always tired..last time over 2 yrs ago I was so hyper..go figure.

~Lindsay
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I have stopped nicotine for 2 months, 19 days, 13 hours, 6 minutes and 13 seconds (80 days).  :;):

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 02:47 PM

National No Smoking Day  

Wednesday March 9th

in the UK.
There is no such thing as madness.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 12:08 PM

Hey Linds.... the hyperness has seemed to calm down some.... I got tired on Wellbutrin in the past both at 150mg and 300mg XL.  I think that has dissipated too.  Things seem to be leveling out some, unfortunately I am still smoking a little, but not as much.... its a daily battle, but we had a sudden death in the family on Good Friday so its been a little difficult.  I've sent an email to a new Pdoc, one that does talk therapy as well, I think that will help.

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 03:18 PM

Want to say CONGRATS to Lindsay. Quite an accomplishment!

Also wanted to say Howdy to Ltb3105. Haven't seen you for awhile, gal!
I just haven't been myself since ODB died, Deker.

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 03:04 PM

I feel the same way, Ronnie!  I keep thinking what in the world am I doing?  My best friend who lives in NYC doesn't know I went back to smoking, she would **** me before the cigs would, if she knew I'd gone back!

I even feel guilty when I go to the store and ask for them.  Yet, I enjoy it too, and feel NO DESIRE right now, so what would the point of trying to quit do?  With my Wellbutrin history, I cannot chance becoming unstable again, yet, if I can quit, I know I can pull out of another depressive episode fairly rapidly, only thing is that my pdoc knows this and will not prescribe it.  I can always go to someone else and request it.   :bump:

I, too, am pretty healthy, I've been strength training and jogging on the treadmill at the Y since last November, 5-6 days a week and feel the fittest I've ever been in my life...why, oh why, did I have to START this again??????????

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:23 PM

Well done Lindsay!
There is no such thing as madness.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 12:11 PM

great lindsay congratulations
keep it up, and pray for me ;-)) to one day quitting
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 04:48 PM

I wish I could take WB again!!!  

Did you have some problems on WB?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:59 PM

Hi Lindsay, it's now three months and six days since you stopped. Well done!!
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:13 PM

I wish I could take WB again!!!  I am liking smoking too much this time around to even WANT to quit.  Not smoking that much, but still....why smoke at all, right?

Taking Prozac 30 mg., seems to be the magic dose....much more energy and not lethargic anymore, thank God.  Mood is good and spring is here...YEA!!!!!!!   :wave:

I tip my hat to Lindsay, way to go.  I'm sure she still hasn't picked up a cig.

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 07:20 PM

Hi LTB,
I am quite hyper due to the increase in WB, not completely out of control and really no anxiety - slight.  But, I think that the desire to smoke is going away... i'm not smoking as much or think about wanting to.... probably cause i'm to hyper too.  lol
a little headache from the increase and everything in life seems sooo dramatic, and i catch my self and say "Why am I making such a big deal out of this or that?"  It's weird, but whatever, right now it's helping me quit smoking.

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As needed: Restoril or Trazadone for sleep.  Klonopin infrequently, Nuvigil for shift work.
 
Previous meds I tried:  Paxil, Prozac, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Abilify, Buspar, Xanax, Depakote, Doxepin.
 
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 12:18 PM

Hi LTB,
I saw my pdoc yesterday and increased my Wellbutrin to 300mg.  We'll see how that goes.  I haven't quit yet but I feel wonderful.  :)

Current meds: Lexapro 10mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg 2x day
 
As needed: Restoril or Trazadone for sleep.  Klonopin infrequently, Nuvigil for shift work.
 
Previous meds I tried:  Paxil, Prozac, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Abilify, Buspar, Xanax, Depakote, Doxepin.
 
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Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
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Posted 14 March 2005 - 01:04 PM

Hi UM and Ronnie,

I've responded somewhere else to UM, complaining about husbands, as usual.   :hearts:

Ronnie, if you feel great, don't beat yourself up on the going-back-to-smoking thing.  I think that's part of my feeling BLAH, the fact that I started up again, am enjoying it, and feel no desire to quit...right now.

Let us know how the increase to WB goes....I hope you don't experience any anxiety with it.

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:51 PM

My Quit

My Stats:
Your Quit Date is:  1/7/2005 11:00:00 PM  

Time Smoke-Free: 59 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 47 seconds    


Cigarettes NOT smoked: 2400  

Lifetime Saved:  18 days, 8 hours  

Money Saved: $420.00

:)

Oh I guess now it's two months guys   :music:

Thanks for caring..is a tough road and I still get huge cravings at times....I gained 2 lbs.   :plain:

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:37 AM

Again..I'm sorry if I have stayed away from this room, I have been that busy.
Thank you Laura.
I am still Quit and very very happy about it.  Wellbutrin is a breeze and always has been for me.


My Quit

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Your Quit Date was:  1/7/2005 11:00:00 PM  

Time Smoke-Free: 114 days, 10 hours, 32 minutes and 23 seconds    


Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4578  

Lifetime Saved:  1 month, 4 days, 23 hours  

Money Saved: $805.00

It can be done.. If I can do it ...believe me anyone can.   :;):

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:13 AM

My Quit

My Stats:
Your Quit Date is:  1/7/2005 11:00:00 PM  

Time Smoke-Free: 65 days, 11 hours, 24 minutes and 19 seconds    
 

Cigarettes NOT smoked: 2619  

Lifetime Saved:  20 days  

Money Saved: $462.00

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 10:41 AM

Lindsay, you're doing swell. 57 days, nearly two months, 1/6th of a year. Keep it up.  :hearts:
This thread's doing well, we're now on page two.  :)
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Posted 24 January 2005 - 03:46 PM

I can PM you a good site with forums that is a big help, sweetie..But you have to really want to stop smoking.   :;):


I've been Quit 16 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes and 16 seconds . $119.00 saved and 5 days, 2 hours of my life saved!

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:56 AM

Still puffing away and as Ronnie knows, I can't take Wellbutrin again!   :hearts:  Brought back depression and horrible panic attacks.

What else is there for me to do that won't mess up the Prozac I'm taking?  Would the patches interfere with that?  Anyone know?

I hate this.

:plain:

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:20 AM

Nice to hear of your successes!  :D
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:54 PM

Anyone want to share this experience with me? Join in! :;):
I want to do this so badly..
I had one cigarette yesterday morning and not any today!

Okay I do think Wellbutrin is a big help. I am on generic Bupropion (Teva). Right now I take 100mg 2x daily and think I will ramp up this week to 100mg 3x daily...perhaps tomorrow. :bump:
I still have some urges, but they are not terribly intense and the taste was becoming awful!

Join in and participate in my quit!


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Posted 06 March 2005 - 10:24 AM

Well.... I started Smoking again.  At first it was just a few cigaretts a day and i could even go a day or so without having any, but now i'm up to about a half a pack a day..... How did this happen?  It's to a point were my lungs are use to it again and its so gross.  I'm even taking Wellbutrin (150mgXL a day), I have been on that does for a while now and it has worked good for many areas with the depression.  I don't really want to go up in dose and not sure that my doctor will at this point just because of the smoking.  I have a lot of time on my hands right now and I think this is why.  

Congrats Lindsay.... it is great to hear your story.... i'm not sure what to do.... the sad thing is that I kinda enjoy it at times.  ARRRGGHHH!  And after I quiet 1 1/2 years ago, I would council others on the dangers of it.  My God, what a life.

Current meds: Lexapro 10mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg 2x day
 
As needed: Restoril or Trazadone for sleep.  Klonopin infrequently, Nuvigil for shift work.
 
Previous meds I tried:  Paxil, Prozac, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Abilify, Buspar, Xanax, Depakote, Doxepin.
 
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Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:02 AM

I quit smoking six years ago on January 1, 1999. It was diffiicult but  also was one of the best things that I've done for myself.

My quit was at the suggestion of a psychologist who I was seeing. We figured that it would be good for my self-esteem if I quit smoking. So that's how I approached it. The quitting process was horrible, but I must admit that I started feeling better about myself once I got past all the heeby jeebies.

I may not be able to quit with you, but I will certainly lend you all the support that you want. Feel free to look me up anytime. I will check in on this forum periodically.

Good luck.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:13 AM

Hi Lindsay,
I've been thinking about it but I haven't yet decided. If and when I do make my mind up, I'll let you know, or I'll just join in with you.
There is no such thing as madness.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:32 AM

:)  Thanks guys! I did quit back in 1993 for 5 years and stupid me for going back.

P, how long does it take for the heebie jeebies to leave?  Someone told me three days, three weeks, three months, but I do not know what it all stands for...only that it comes in threes and today is day three.   :p

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"Lasting effect" is a self -contradictory term.  Meaning does not exist in the future, nor do I.  
Nothing will have meaning, "ultimately."
Nothing will even mean tomorrow what it did today.  Meaning changes with the context.  
My meaningfulness is in the here and now. It is enough that I may be of value to someone today.
It is enough that I make a difference now."  ~Lindsay    
    

  
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:48 AM

Many years ago I stopped for two weeks (big deal) then I restarted because I had cigs in the garage. After that I stopped for two or three days at a time with no trouble until I started smoking properly. Once you've got over three or five days, you're clear. Then it's a matter of plodding on avoiding circumstances where you would normally smoke. I know it's easier said than done. Can't you get patches or that chewing gum stuff? You still need willpower though. I'll be thinking of you and wish you all the best. When you succeed I'll be wishing I'd joined you.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:25 AM

It's day 6 today...all day.  I still am having cravings but not that severe.  I find myself chewing alot of sugar free gum.

I keep having to remind myself that I am smoke free and my body is repairing the damage I have done over the years.. :(

I hope I don't cave in, Birdmaster.

When I quit in 1993, it was right after surgery..and I was on pain meds....so it was a good start to stop smoking for me.

Two good stop smoking sites that really is encouraging are :

http://www.quitsmokingonline.com/

http://www.quitnet.com/

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Nothing will have meaning, "ultimately."
Nothing will even mean tomorrow what it did today.  Meaning changes with the context.  
My meaningfulness is in the here and now. It is enough that I may be of value to someone today.
It is enough that I make a difference now."  ~Lindsay    
    

  
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:24 PM

Day 7 smoke free   :)  It can be tough at times, beating the craving but I hope I can keep up with it because it is so worth the quit.   :;):

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#36 Ltb3105

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:39 PM

I've got you all beat!  I quit for TEN WHOLE YEARS and went back summer of 2003!!!  Then, I took Wellbutrin last March and was able to quit again.  I paid a price though, the Wellbutrin caused me to have major anxiety attacks and brought on another depression (switched from SSRI to WB!).

Stupid me, I picked up the habit again over the holidays, drink in one hand, cig in the other, along with everyone else at those social gatherings.

How do I quit now?  I can't go back on Wellbutrin!

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 09:06 PM

Can't you get patches or that chewing gum stuff?

I just wanted to mention that the use of nicotine replacement products with any form of buproprion should be under the supervision of a doctor.  The combination poses an increased risk of high blood pressure.

Good luck to all of you!  Everyone including non smokers is here to support you and cheer you on.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:37 AM

Thanks, Katie!   :)

Day 9...I hope I can keep this up.  I do not use nicotine replacement therapy..I think the nicotine has left my body pretty much..it's just the psychological habit that is wanting to give in...I have to keep telling myself what a stinky expensive controlling addiction smoking is.

Laura, I know how difficult it is and how easy one can go back.  How about  trying the new lozenges that have come out...they look pretty good.
Thanks everyone for the support.   :hearts:

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Nothing will even mean tomorrow what it did today.  Meaning changes with the context.  
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#39 Lindsay

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 05:19 PM

It's getting harder...especially when I am upset.

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Nothing will even mean tomorrow what it did today.  Meaning changes with the context.  
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Posted 19 January 2005 - 01:36 PM

If it wasn't for Wellbutrin, I don't think I could have battled the smoking issue.  There have been a few times recently that I almost bought a pack just for a few tokes (no such thing huh).  If I wasn't on Wellbutrin, i'm sure i'd be smoking again.  It's been 1 year 3 months for me.  :D

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Previous meds I tried:  Paxil, Prozac, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Abilify, Buspar, Xanax, Depakote, Doxepin.
 
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