Hello, I'm a newbie

I'm 19 hours without a cigarette here and it's driving me mad already!

I've been prescribed Zyban and I'm on day 7 of taking it, so I'm on to 2 a day now. It feels like it's starting to kick in and it's terrifying me! I know these can be dangerous, but I felt desperate enough to try them.

At the moment, I'm feeling spaced out, sick, out of sorts, anxious and very down.

Please help to keep me sane?

xx:(

ETA: I'm 33 and I've smoked for over 19 years, on average 10-15 cigs a day (stopping briefly while pregnant). I've got a 3 year old daughter and a dad who's just been diagnosed with COPD. My daughter is my reason for quiting.

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  • hi and welcome

    i didnt think they gave zyban out anymore :confused:

    thought it was just champix now

    good luck

    you have a couple of big reasons there :)

  • Yup, I asked whether my authority used anything else, but Zyban is all they prescribe at the minute.

    I'm hopeful, although I've realised I wasn't meant to give up until today to let the pills start working fully. Never mind!! I'm sure my lungs won't miss a couple of fags!!

  • Hi Juney

    good luck with your quit.

    Wow Zyban!!!!!!! you'll need to keep on posting to let us know how you are getting on.

    :D

  • Wow Zyban!!!!!!! you'll need to keep on posting to let us know how you are getting on.

    ^^^

    That worries me!! Why the wow??

    I'm assuming that a lot of folk have had negative experiences of Zyban?

    :eek::confused:

  • Wow Zyban!!!!!!! you'll need to keep on posting to let us know how you are getting on.

    ^^^

    That worries me!! Why the wow??

    I'm assuming that a lot of folk have had negative experiences of Zyban?

    :eek::confused:

    No Sorry

    its just that i haven't met anyone on here who is, or has used Zyban, its either been Cold Turkey, NRT or Champix.

    Sorry, didn't mean to scare you....:)

  • Aahhhhh............

    Phew!

    :D

  • I used Zyban in the past and it was very effective, and helped me quit.

    Didn't stop me starting again but thats a different story.

    Cheers

    Nic

  • they wont give zyban out at my docs now........(dunno why :confused:)

    its champix only........which is fab!

  • Hi Juney

    Welcome to the site congrats with your quit. keep posting look forward to getting to know you Linda xxxxx

  • Thanks for all the welcomes.

    :D

    Today has been a very odd day so far. I haven't had a craving since my other half and my daughter got home!!

  • They prescribe zyban in the US as much as chantix or champix over there.

    Either way over here you have to pay for it..Good luck on your quit:)

  • well done

    good for u well done on your success so far im sure you will do well, this site really does help as u get positive fed back and help from people who now how u feel and what u r going to go threw it oes get easier after abouyt 2/3 weeks. good luck with your quit

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