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Trying to stop again

Hi all,

I am now on my fourth attempt at giving up. Patches, gum and lozenges didn't work.

After reading about everyone on here on Champix, I was surprised that my doc actually prescribed Zyban for me.

Anyway, I am into my second week now, the dosage has increased to two tabs per day, but I am feeling no different and no side effects and am a little concerned that my quit day (next Wed) will be unsuccessful.

Can anyone enlighten me on if how I am feeling is normal when on Zyban?

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Welcome Darren, not too many on here have quit using Zyban, I was beginning to think that I was the only one.

I started my Zyban course on Tuesday 23rd October 2007 and like you I too thought it was going nowhere.

By week three I was on two 150mg pills daily and was still smoking around three cigarettes a day. Then I was shocked into quitting the cigarettes, at an appointment with our cessation nurse, this was a joint effort by me and the wife. Anyway, the nurse pulls out this carbon monoxide breath tester kit, the wife goes first and registers a fairly respectable one having gone six days nicotine free. My three cigarettes a day registered a six, and I’m not sure if it was the shock that we were being drug tested or the embarrassment that it was clear for all to see I was living a lie and had not entirely quit.

I confessed there and then to my three a day habit and have been nicotine free ever since, I smoked my last cigarette at 8.45am that same morning, Tuesday 13th November 2007.

At the end of the day it's as simple as if you really want to quit you will succeed.


Thanks for the advice John.

Any more advice on quitting with Zyban would be more than welcome.


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