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Old 01-05-2006, 01:47 AM   #31
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P.S. Some smoking cessation products (most notably those containing bupropion i.e. Zyban) will lower the seizure threshold, so if you have a doctor who is familiar with your seizure history and why you started/stopped having them, it would be best to talk it over with her/him.
Yeah, cover your ass, man. It would suck to have the seizures come back. I'm rootin for ya!
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:39 PM   #32
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The doctors could never figure it out why they stopped. My brain patterns went to completely normal when I was 25. Before that the patterns were that of having grand mal siezures every day, even though I hadn't had one since I was a child. So I went off medication and have been fine since. They said I was a medical mystery.
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:20 PM   #33
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omg!! I thought you were a guy Jack!

Nope! Sorry for the confusion. I just like the name Jack.
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:37 PM   #34
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My brain patterns went to completely normal when I was 25.
Yeah, we believe that
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:08 PM   #35
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Nope, cold turkey baby! I am on my second day. Not drinking helps.
And I was just gonna say "try taking up drinking instead!" Nevermind...


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Old 01-05-2006, 07:24 PM   #36
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Yeah, we believe that

I said my brain patterns, not my mental patterns!!
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:19 PM   #37
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Go, Zenbabe, go! How is it going? Still smoke free?
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:18 PM   #38
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Cold turkey didn't work out. I have cut down though.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:56 PM   #39
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:03 PM   #40
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Me too. Cutting down is awesome. One step at a time...
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:45 PM   #41
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I promised myself for my 38th birthday that I would quit smoking. It has not worked out. I have read that the ciggies are more addictive then heroin. Scary. I think it is mind over matter, and I have not arrived at that point yet. I have cut back from a pack a day to about 6 or 7 smokes a day.

Zen, if you go to the doc to get zyban, make sure he knows you have a history of siezures. My doc tried to prescribe it to me. I went to the pharmacy, picked up the scrip, and read the warning stuff. I could not take it because I have a history of eating disorders. I have not starved myself or made myself sick for at least five years. Apparently, if you either had a history of anorexia, or bulimia, it is dangerous to take zyban. My doc can't even tell me why, but, at any rate, I am glad I did not take it. Good luck, and I hope you can kick the habit.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:45 AM   #42
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High incidence of seizures with Zyban + bulimia compared to Zyban used in non-EDs, dosage-related.

Zen, don't give up. It's a long process. Cutting back is a great start. Less cash for the tobacco weasels.

Get the inhalers. Word.

P.S. Cigarette smokers do the "cigarette to mouth" gesture an average of 100,000 times a year. What else do you do 100,000 times? Blink? The gesture is IMPORTANT to cigarette smokers.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:20 AM   #43
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I think we should rename this thread *SA* for smokers.... I'll go first. My friend in high school smoked Kools, so I did too. She went to college a year before I did, so I stopped smoking. Then I went to college and met another friend who smoked, so I did, too. I quit for a couple of years, but then started again and then quit again. Got married and started to smoke again because he did, too. Got pregnant - stopped smoking. Had beautiful baby, Ingrid. Started smoking again after finding out that the hub had started again. Got pregnant - stopped smoking. Had a beautiful baby, Erik. Started smoking again after finding out that the hub had started again. Got Bronchitis
in a big way six years ago and decided - now or never.

I know it's hard, but DO IT!! Please, for yourself and your family and your friends. (And the zeMonkees)>
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:53 AM   #44
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quiting smoking is highly overrated.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:51 AM   #45
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Zenbabe - If you feel okay after inhaling that toxic smoke, okay. You must want to stop, more than you want to smoke. Cutting back is a great start.

Millions of people have quit. Keep the benefits in mind. Payback is your health.

You can do it. Find your best way. It's important.
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