Posted by: Screwed | 2010/05/30


Hi doc,

I know that I need help, but not willing to go to someone that can help me. Maybe you can tell me something that can help.

I get addicted so easily! I''m still young and screwing myself up (or so I think). I''m struggling to quit smoking, also I''m taking painkillers (betapyn) everyday and also adco sinalco every single day. I can''t live without these three. They make me calm most of the times. I''m normally a very aggressive person (I''m female - 26), but since I had a headache one day and a cold I took some of these pills, since then I saw that it made me calmer. I know that it can''t be good for me, but I''m unable to just not take it anymore. I want to be healthy, but I know that I get depressed easily and also aggressive, so if I quit all of these I''ll be damned!

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Trying to quit smoking is very difficult, as your brain actually produces new receptors that interact with nicotine and stimulate the brain to form an addiction. There are a multitude of products on the market to assist you with smoking cessation. I suggest that you consult your pharmacist, to try products like Nicorette chewing gum or Quit oral spray or even the new E-cigarette.

Taking pain tablets and flu tablets to calm yourself on a daily basis, is not advisable and you will have to try and break the cycle. Try and take less and less tablets each day and phase them out over a week or two.

I do however, suggest that you consult a doctor for assistance.


Dr Anrich Burger

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