Posted by: smoking | 2009/10/08


hi there

i post this on Doc as well, but not sure if it must be posted here as im referring to (i think) an antidepressant. thanks for your time.

i would really appreciate info on the pro'  s and cons re. zyban. Ive been smoking for 12+ years and really want a healthy lifestyle. im scared to stop, because i started as young student so my whole lifestyle is based around smoking, choosing restaurants etc...

im very determined to have a good lifestyle (i cant even gym properly due to smoking, im exited about smelling tasting and breathing properly! ) but know i cant do it without help, and i dont want to fail after a few weeks. please give some info on Zyban, im not sure what it does (besides helping quit). is it a strong anti-depressant?

im not on any other medication or the Pill.

thanks so much.

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Obviously this is something you would need to discuss in detail, in relaton to your personal medical history and physical condition, with your own doc. But generally speaking, many people have found it a very useful aid to giving up smoking. It happens to be a chemical also used as an antidepressant ( equivalent to the others we uswe ), which is handy. I generally sugest that one try to combine such medication with counselling of the CBT sort, to help one cope better with giving up, and to not merely stop, but to stay stopped. Try doing a google search on Zyban, and you'll discover loads of material --- look for those pages from proper health sites.

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Posted by: smoking | 2009/10/08

thanks so much

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