What are the pros and cons of this method? Is there a problem with starting birth control pills at the same time as quitting juul and starting Wellbutrin?
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Nicotine addiction is the same with a Juul; the delivery method of the drug doesn't matter. A search on the web about interactions between Welbutrin and contraceptives turned up this: https://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/medicines-interfere-birth-control-pills#2 . To be sure, though, I would check with the doctor who will be writing the Rx for the Welbutrin.
The important thing you can do right now is to educate yourself on what nicotine does to your body and mind. To that end, I highly recommend Allen Carr's “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.” This is an easy and entertaining read. You can search for it online or at your local library. If you do nothing else to get ready for your quit, please do give this a read.
You should also read the posts here and perhaps go to the pages of folks who you think might be helpful. You might visit whyquit.com, quitsmoking.com and livewell.com for the good information contained there. @https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/groups/best-of-ex has lots of blogs written by members of this site with their experiences and guidance. Here is a video to inform you further about nicotine addiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpWMgPHn0Lo&feature=youtu.be.
It will be informative if you do the tracking and separation exercises recommended here on the site. As you track each cigarette smoked, note its importance, and what you might do instead. Put each one off just a little to prove that you don't NEED a cigarette just because you think you do.
The idea is to change up your routines so the smoking associations are reduced. Drink your coffee with your OTHER hand in a place different from when you smoked. Maybe switch to tea for a bit. If you always had that first smoke with your coffee, try putting your tennies on right out of bed, going for a quick walk, then taking your shower and THEN your coffee! Rearrange the furniture in the areas you used to smoke so the view is different. Buy your gas at a different station. Take a different route to work. Take a quick walk at break time where the smokers AREN'T. You need to distract yourself through any craves. You can take a bite out of a lemon (yup - rind and all), put your head in the freezer and take a deep breath of cold air, do a few jumping jacks, go for a brisk walk or march in place, play a computer game. Keep a cold bottle of water with you from which to sip. Don't let that smoking thought rattle around in your brain unchallenged. Sometimes you need to quit a minute or an hour at a time. You will need to be disciplined in the early days to distract yourself when a crave hits. Get busy! Here is a link to a list of things to do instead of smoke if you need some fresh ideas: https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Youngatheart.7.4.12-blog/2013/02/25/100-things-to-do-instead-of-smokeThe conversation in your head in response to the "I want a cigarette" thought needs to be, "Well, since I have decided not to do that anymore, what shall I do instead for the three minutes this crave will last?" Then DO it. You will need to put some effort into this in the early days, but it gets easier and easier to do.
Stay close to us here and ask questions when you have them and for support when you need it. We will be with you every step of the way!
Hello and Welcome to Ex’s...so happy you are going to quit smoking and found our site for support...That being said, I am not a Doctor and I feel your questions should be addressed with your Doctor and/or ask your pharmacist...
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All I know is the nicotine affects your serotonin levels and when I’ve stopped vaping I cried and was very emotionally unstable. I was on Wellbutrin along time ago and it helps with those levels so maybe it helps you not feel as depressed and emotional when quitting. I haven’t gotten back on it and I haven’t fully quit vaping yet so I don’t know if it works.
I really don't know but I would ask your pharmacist, I find that they are often more informed than doctors about medications and interactions. Glad you are here, welcome to EX.
Welcome to the Ex. Congrats on your decision to quit. I used Welbutrin for this quit, but not qualified to answer your question. I would check with the prescribing doctor. No matter how you do it, make the commitment to quit!
Congratulations on your decision to quit! I encourage you to research and read blogs on this site for help and ideas that worked for others. This is an awesome group of people, always here to help, encourage and talk you through the bad moments.
As most above stated, this is a question for a doctor. Mine gave me a prescription for Wellbutrin. However, I personally had a "bad" reaction, getting more anxious after taking it a few days and I got extremely irritable. This may not happen to you at all, but be prepared if it does and recognize that these feelings are not withdrawal at all and don't start vaping because of them! I switched to natural remedies, which give me greater peace of mind and calm than the prescription. I listed them in this blog under the "Mental" portion of this fight: Like William Wallace, I scream FREEDOM ...
Hope this helps. Make a plan for the quit; make a plan for your most tempting triggers and set a date! We are here to help and encourage you all the way.
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