Post # 1
because he decided it was time to quit smoking and getting married seemed like a good reason to quit. I know he will be much healthier, but right now it just feels like we may just trade one addiction for another because it could take something strong for me to get through this!!
Post # 3
Haha! I laugh because I understand. My biggest fights with my Fiance have been when one of us has just quit. Give him space and some candies to suck on, gum and in a week or so it will mellow out. To defending, quitting is like pms time fifty and anxiety that is so bad you are constantly pushing yourself to keep functioning normally.
Post # 4
If he’s trying to go cold turkey or using Nicorette or something like that, maybe he should talk to his doctor about Chantix. Big disclaimer: if there is even one ounce of Crazy in you, Chantix will bring it out, so it really isn’t for everyone. I had super weird dreams about Oprah and my teeth falling out for about 4 weeks, and would randomly start crying at cat food commercials. But it is really effective at helping you quit, and it makes it a lot easier to quit without the usual withdrawl issues or the usual weight gain.
Might be worth considering! Just make sure he gets some behavior help (there’s a free 1-800 number in the US for that, and a lot of websites and forums) because the Chantix will take care of the physical cravings but it does wear off after a while and you need to learn some good behaviors and coping skills while you physically do not want to smoke.
Post # 5
@fishbone: I might suggest Chantix just to hear about Oprah dreams, hehe, but he can’t due to some restrictions at work….he did check it out ahead of time (I didn’t know he was planning on it)
My dad quit when I was little and I know he did a group and I think that helped a lot (OK, mostly I remember getting all excited to mark the X on the calendar with him every night…so I just might not remember the crabby part!) I’ll try to figure out a way to suggest some outside support!
Thanks for the suggestions ladies….I feel bad for complaining about a good thing! Maybe more trips to get massages and pedicures and anything else I can think of for the next couple weeks 😉
Post # 6
@fishbone: OMG. I shouldn’t laugh at your side effects–but that is some crazy shit. Good on you for quitting, though!
Post # 7
There is also another prescription drug you can use called Zyban (buprupion). It is a medication that is also an antidepressant, and it works on the chemical balance in your brain, and can help reduce cravings by telling your brain that cigarettes taste bad! All drugs come with side effects, and side effects vary with everyone.
It’s usually pretty cheap too, but depends on your insurance company. May be worth a try! I’m a pharmacy student and I’ve seen it work for people!
Post # 8
I feel your pain. He has tried to quit a few times (still struggling, but he’ll get there someday) but each time is like someone has replaced him with a crazy person. Drives me nuts, lol.