July 4, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am #597771cshapiroMember
anyone know about the hypnosis method used to quit smoking?? names? numbers? success stories??July 4, 2011 4:20 am at 4:20 am #784118yankdownunderMember
cshapiro this is amazing I was going to make that suggestion to your question right now. I also thought about starting a Thread about Hypnosis. I don’t have names of people who do Hypnosis but I heard people have been helped with stopping Smoking,Losing Weight…July 4, 2011 4:29 am at 4:29 am #784119yankdownunderMember
Would this person either consider Acupuncture, Aromatherapy/Essential Oils, Using a Patch, Buying a Juicer and Juicing for Health,or Alternatively eating a Stalk of Celery, or a Carrot when the urge to Smoke became very strong, Chewing on a Stick of Licorice Root either eating Kosher Licorice or making Licorice Tea Kosher Certified?July 5, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #784121
I thought your person already quit smoking…. I am confused.July 5, 2011 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #784122RedNails19Participant
I should really quit smoking too…July 5, 2011 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #784123
are you serious? do you really smoke?July 5, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #784125
I’ll try again –
Currents writes hypnosis is ineffective for smoking!July 5, 2011 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #784126
Some people cannot even be “put under” with hypnotism. I am one of them. The hypnotist, who was an MD, tried for over an hour and I was wide awake. My own doctor (an associate of the hypnotist) told me afterward that he didn’t think it would work for me. They were trying to use this method for pain control, not smoking. I have tried several methods to quit smoking and nothing has worked. I did manage to quit for 3 months using the patch, but stupidly started again. I have tried the anti-depressant used for quiting – cannot remember the name, patches and Chantix. The Chantix did take away the urge to smoke. The urge was reduced during the second week of taking it – when the dosage increases and you are no longer supposed to smoke. However, the side effects for me were severe nausea and vomiting (on the higher dose) and the anti-nausea medication didn’t help. My doctor told me to quit taking the Chantix because he was afraid I would start to lose weight and because I am underweight, I cannot afford this. I think I shall talk to him again about trying it with a different anti-nausea medication. I do know a few people that were able to quit quite easily with the Chantix. I also know a few people who were successful in quiting smoking using a method called soft laser. I don’t know anything about it. The most important thing is that you really, really, really, really want to quit.July 5, 2011 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #784127
minyan gal -I posted many times it’s a 3-pronged approach:
1. Addiction Therapy
2. Nicotine replacement (many ways -most common are patch and gum.
Try other ways if these two don’t work.)
3. Drugs -either Zyban or Chantix.
If you haven’t done these 3 things together, it isn’t called “trying”!
Also, you can try Chantix again on the lower dose, just increase the nicotine replacement -then slowly decrease.July 5, 2011 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #784128MDGParticipant
I had a friend that, when he became BT, stopped smoking on Shabbat. He said to himself, “Smoking is not an option today.” After a while, he realized that if he could stop for one day he could stop for another, while telling himself “it’s not an option today.” Two days became three, and three became four, etc. etc.July 5, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #784129
Health – where I live, there is no such thing as addiction therapy for smoking. I have even phoned to find out why there are inpatient beds available for drug and alcohol treatment, but not for smoking. I don’t know what you mean about Chantix and nicotine replacement. The Chantix instructions clearly state that a patient may not use any type of nicotine replacement while taking the medication. As for the patch, I can use that but cannot use the gum because of dental difficulties.July 6, 2011 12:42 am at 12:42 am #784130July 6, 2011 5:16 am at 5:16 am #784132
minyan gal – “The Chantix instructions clearly state that a patient may not use any type of nicotine replacement while taking the medication.”
These instructions are from the company to protect them from lawsuits. – It doesn’t necessary mean it’s medically correct.
Here is an abstract from a medical article -Take it or leave it:
“Combination treatment with varenicline and nicotine replacement therapy
1.Jon O. Ebbert, M.D., M.Sc., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
2.Michael V. Burke, Ed.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
3.J. Taylor Hays, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
4.Richard D. Hurt, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
* Received June 23, 2008.
* Accepted November 8, 2008.
Introduction: A paucity of data exists regarding the safety and effectiveness of combination treatment with varenicline and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Methods: We reviewed the clinical experience of two groups of cigarette smokers enrolled in a residential tobacco treatment program: (a) patients receiving combination treatment with varenicline and NRT (N = 104) and (b) usual-care patients receiving treatment before the release of varenicline (N = 135).
Results: (Didn’t copy – look up yourself)
Discussion: Our findings suggest that combination therapy with varenicline and NRT is safe and well tolerated among patients in a residential tobacco treatment program.
I would assume this would apply to outpatient therapy too.
You can also combine NRT with Zyban.
“where I live, there is no such thing as addiction therapy for smoking.”
There is something called “quitlines”. If you can’t find a therapist, you can use the phone for therapy!
“As for the patch, I can use that but cannot use the gum because of dental difficulties.”
NRT consists of: patches, gum, lozenges, spray and inhalers.
Try combining the patch with any of the last three.
WHEN THERE IS A WILL -THERE IS A WAY! (Or a lot of relatives.)
Maybe Hashem sent you here for me to be the right messenger.July 6, 2011 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #784133
ego booster for you.July 6, 2011 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #784134
Health – thanks for the info. I think that low dose Chantix and the patch together would probably help me. However, on the Canadian news on Tuesday, they said that a new, popular medication for smoking cessation (I presume Chantix) has shown to be dangerous in some cases and to tune in to the 11:00PM news for full details. Of course, I fell asleep and haven’t seen anything in the newspaper. Think I shall check the TV network’s website and see if there is any info there. Thanks for you interest.July 6, 2011 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #784135
Health: I just had depo medrol injections to both thumbs – check the Limericks thread for my “adventures in smoking” with Xylocaine in the thumbs.July 7, 2011 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #784136
adorable – “ego booster for you.”
Say what?!?!July 7, 2011 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #784137
health- you want an explanation?July 7, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #784138
adorable -There is nothing egotistical in my comments. Do you want an explanation? Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed yesterday?July 7, 2011 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #784139
Maybe Hashem sent you here for me to be the right messenger.
that sounds a little like an ego booster to me but whatever you say. I’m up on the right side of the bed for a while alreadyJuly 7, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #784140
adorable – Stating a logical possibility isn’t egotistical. Saying it’s all me, no Hashem, is!July 7, 2011 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #784141
Children children, no bickering please. I will not comment on the topic you are quibbling about, but I do appreciate the information that Health provided. Nuff said.July 7, 2011 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #784142
I do appreciate his advice too but that just struck me as an interesting thing to say. Like maybe Hashem wanted me to help you so come i’m gonna give you my advice….July 7, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #784143
Well maybe that is what I was doing -seeking for a little appreciation once in awhile.July 10, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #784144RavKahaneTzadakMember
I was smoking 2 packs a day for several years. I read Alan Carr’s book on quitting smoking and it did nothing for me until one day (my birthday) I took my last cig at 11:57 pm and never looked back. He explains in the book to wait for a big day to quit. The philosophy in the book kicked in and I knew for a fact that I was never going to take another another cigarette. That was exactly a year and a half ago. I recomend the book to any smoker who really wants to quit.July 10, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #784145
What is the name of the book, please?
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