dr.hurt

I Have Tried Everything and I Still Can't Quit

Blog Post created by dr.hurt on Jul 16, 2010

Do you ever feel like nothing works?
You’ve tried the patch –
 and that didn’t work. 
You tried the gum -
 and that didn’t work.
You tried the lozenge -
 and that didn’t work.
You even tried Chantix –
 and that didn’t work.
It can be very discouraging when nothing seems to work for you.

 

Well, research is showing that a combination of medications - like the patch AND the lozenge work better than either medication alone.  Combinations are proving to be very successful with people who feel that they have tried everything.

 

Cigarettes are the best nicotine delivery device ever invented, faster than shooting it IV.  They deliver nicotine to the brain much more quickly and efficiently than any of the nicotine replacement medications.  One medication alone may not be enough to fully treat withdrawal and craving for a cigarette.  But, using medications such as the nicotine patch, bupropion (Zyban), or varenicline (Chantix) in combination with a ‘short acting’ nicotine replacement like the nicotine gum, nicotine lozenge, nicotine nasal spray, or nicotine inhaler –can provide the extra coverage you may need for those more difficult times – like when you first wake-up, talking on the phone, stressed, or bored.

 

Many people are pleasantly surprised that when they find the right medication combination – they can be reasonably comfortable when they stop smoking.  So, if you think you’ve tried everything – consider a combination of medications.  You might surprise yourself!

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