Re: Effects of smoking??
First of all, Zyban happens to help people quit smoking but that was not its intended use nor is there any scientific explanation as to how it works.* Given that, let the pharmaceutical companies experiment on someone else.* And we wonder why we have congenital vascular problems? Before taking any prescription medication, you should research it yourself. Research Zyban\Wellbutrin and you probably won't want to take it anyway.
If you want to use nicotine replacement, prepare yourself for a roller coaster ride.* You may be taking a break from a psychological addiction so you can tackle the physical addiction later as you ween yourself off of the nicotine.* That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever in the case of nicotine addiction.* The physical addiction is over in 2 to 3 days.* The psychological addiction lasts for years!* Nicotine replacement just draws out the hard part, and if you think chewing gum or putting on a patch is like smoking a cigarette, you are in for a surprise.* If you don't chew the gum right you will get blasted with nicotine.* Imagine trying to get over the need for 30 cigarettes a day by smoking them in six sittings. * *
Taking steroids is equally ridiculous.* You will have to ween off of those too.* If you are willing to damage your body with daily nicotine use for years then a few days or even weeks of a screwy metabolism shouldn't bother you too much.* Slowed your metabolism?* Well now you just have to exercises like a non-smoker.
I tried all of those methods to quit smoking.* I started smoking at 14 and by the time I was 29 I was down to three packs a day.* (Yes, I smoked more than that for a while there.)* I used an herbal, nicotine free gum that I saw at a health food store.* It had herbs in it to control appetite, reduce cravings, calm nerves, and detoxify the body.* It was not my primary method of quitting but it helped keep me calm for the first two days.* That is all I used it for. After that it wasn't so bad and having the nicotine out of my system made it a lot easier to deal with the day to day cravings.* Cravings aren't so bad when you aren't freaking out.
My primary method for quitting was realizing that I had to quit.* I had been dealing with an AVM on my face for years and at the time believed I was incurable.* As it turns out the smoking was not the cause of my problem, but I am sure it didn't help either.* At one point I decided that since I had recently become, I would eliminate all female smokers from the dating pool.* I began smoking less and eventually ended up in a serious relationship with someone who had severe asthma.* Imagine that.* She never tried to make me quit, but seeing what it was doing to her certainly helped me cut back.* When I finally did quit I just stayed close to her when I wasn't working and her presence was all the support I needed.* It has been a year and a half since I quit.* *I have gained a little weight, but at least my girlfriend can breath around me.