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04/08/2010 11:19 AM

Smoking and Wellbutrin

buzzingmind
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Over the past year I went from smoking 6 cigarettes a year (I know not alot) to smoking 1/2 pack per day. I hated it but it really calmed my nerves. Pdoc prescribes Wellbutrin and I start taking it. A week later at work I realized that I hadn't had a cigarette all day. No craving at all. That was last Thursday. A week today, no smoking, no craving. So on Tuesday when I went to my pdoc appt, Doc tells me that Wellbutrin is basically Zyban! So not only will it fix my mood but got me to quit smoking! 2-4-1 bonus drug! Whoohoo! Anyone else on Wellbutrin have the same result?
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04/08/2010 12:06 PM
YorkieLove
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My husbands' family doc prescribed him Wellbutrin for depression and to help stop smoking. He did eventually stop. I'm glad it works for you.

01/08/2012 11:32 AM
sarahtroy
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Yes, before Zyban was even a gleam in the pharmaceutical makers' eye, Wellbutrin was well known for it's effect of dramatically reducing nicotine cravings. I used Wellbutrin many years ago to quit smoking with great success.

01/08/2012 11:37 AM
Dit
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Congrats to you. I went on Wellbrutin to stop smoking and i got a rash all over my body. I did notice i didn't crave a cigarette as much but this rash hit me only a week afer being on it. Wellbrutin also gave me a lot of energy, i would like to try this med again. I wish you continued luck.

01/08/2012 12:10 PM
sarahtroy
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Hi Dit. Problem is I didn't stay on Wellbutrin and I didn't stay quit!! LOL

Anyway, what I wanted to say is that there is a new, purer form of Wellbutrin out called Aplenzin which I am on. I like it much better than Wellbutrin in terms of it's antidepressant properties. It also cuts my nicotine cravings. Problem is, I still smoke some anyways...


01/08/2012 01:15 PM
centerseeker
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I had to go off wellbutrin bc it was too stimulating for me and I am a pack and a half day smoker. Didn't help me unfortunetly. Glad it is helping you though. That's great!

01/08/2012 03:02 PM
Wyndrake
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I was on Wellbutrin for awhile at a time when I was a smoker, and I mysteriously just stopped wanting cigarettes. I had quit smoking before, but this was different - I still went outside with the smokers at break time, I just didn't want to smoke anymore, no cravings, no challenge to quit, just no desire to smoke at all. And although it wound up making me go a little manic and I had to switch, it worked well as an antidepressant I think.
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