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Serta to quit somoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   hi .
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may i know your name ?
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i had met a doctor re quit smoking. He has prescribed me on serta 25 mg once a day.
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I am Dr. XXXX here
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would like to know more about this drug whats it about ?
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ok
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hi doc .. i had spoken to you only earlier.
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if u recall ?
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i wil help you in this
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ok
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Sertraline hydrochloride, is a form of an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.
Doctor :   mainly used for treating major depression in adult outpatients as well as for the obsessive-compulsive, panic, and social anxiety disorders
Doctor :   so it is given to people who are wanting to quit smoking
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as it controls the depression and anxiety related to quitting smoking
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   wht does depression

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have to do with smoking ?
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ok
User :   what are its side effects ?
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after quitting smoking people are known to be restless or go into depression so it is prescribed for them
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after quitting ..
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so it has no correlation to HELPING quitting ?
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its only to control post quitting stage ?
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indirectly it does help to quit
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once you decis=de you have to quit
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hw is that ?
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then you have to follow your decision
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in case you fell depressed or restless afte quitting
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it will not not let you
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to revert back to smoking
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as an option
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what is hypnotherapy ?
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the side effects of sertraline include nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, and sexual side effects
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Hypnotherapy is often applied in order to modify a subject's behavior, emotional content, and attitudes or habits
User :  
wht r sexual side effects ?
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these include arousal disorder and difficulty achieving orgasm
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   whts arousal disorder ?

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ya would like to understand this medicine better to evaluate if i should take it
Doctor :   arousal disorder is problems with getting aroused
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or with libido
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u mean the medicine suppresses it ? .. you dont get aroused easily is it ?
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if you start taking this medicine do not abruptly discntinue
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it should be tapered in dose and then stopped to avoid withdrawal symptoms
Doctor :   yes
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well i have taken it only 6 times over the last 8 days.
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can i stop it ?
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ok
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i would recommend not to stop it suddenly
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coz that isnt an acceptable side effect
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ask your doctor who prescribed it to
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slowly taper down the dose
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and then stop it
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. last time you 'd told me that get the 1st prescription from a doc then i would help u after that.
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what you u suggest as tapering ? is 6 days medication also big enough to NOT STOP suddenly ?
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it is more than 5 days
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so it should be tapered down
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last time that i had the chat with you , i recommended few tips to help you quit smoking
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are you following them
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yup
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bt i do keep going back to smoking again and again.
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anyways .. attempt it still on.
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ok
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you have to keep trying
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u had adviced champix ... but this doc suggested serta
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and avoid the triggers that make you get back to it
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ok ... bt pls advice hw to taper it off.
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if you remember i had given you the link for the smoking quitting
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this is a big side effect n i dont want to take that chance at least :)
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and also the doctors in your city whom you could meet?
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you had .. but that link never worked.
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could u give me again ?
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yes i know nobody will take this chance
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yes this doctor was one of them. .
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give me a moment
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i will give you the link agian
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i wonder how could he prescribe such a drug.
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DR. AMITABH PARTI
FLORENCE NURSING HOME, 721/14, GURGAON 0000 0124- 0000
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oh yes .. those details I have.
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SHIVAM HOSPITAL
NEAR JAL VAYU VIHAR, SECTOR - 30, GURGAON 0000
0124- 0000
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i had met this doc from one of those only.
Doctor :   the forums link
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WWW.WWWW.WW User :  
ya .. this one didnt work.
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WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   and this one?
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Steamz is an alternate non nicotine cigeratte right ?
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you could request the doc there for champix
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yes
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you could try this if no other thing is working
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1 of them didnt work.
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and if you keep going back to smoking
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think its steamz that didnt work.
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then trying the Steamz cigarretes is a option
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hmm
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ok can u pls advice me how to taper this serta off. else i was planning to STOP from today. actually already missed ydays so !!
Doctor :   the dose has to be lowered
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steamz site doesnt work.
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and ethically the prescribing doctor should do it
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so go back to him
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and ask him to taper it off and stop it
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25mg once a day is what i was on. took it for 6 out of 8 days.
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also request him if he can help you with the Champix prescription
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do not stop it abruptly
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boss i was nt impressed by this doc at all. he went thru everything all over again.
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and came down to this.
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take todays dose if you are not meeting him today
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whts the risk of stopping abruptly ?
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i recommended two doctors
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which one did you go to?
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i landed with the WRONG one i guess :)
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Doctor :   Try going to either one of the two that i have recommended
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they wil be able to help you better
User :   it was one of them yaaar.

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whts the risk of stopping abruptly ?
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and the effects of abrupt stopping can lead to irritability, agitation, dizziness, headache, nervousness, crying, emotional lability, bad dreams and anger.
Doctor :   was this the one in Shivam hospital?
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i think so
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I would recommend you to go to Dr. Amitabh Parti
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he is well known for this smoking quitting thing
User :  
i guess ill take this chance. 6 days is pretty less that was also not regular.
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but if you do get the symptoms of withdrawl it would be completely on your own risk
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but hell go through the entire thing of SPIEL , Try mentally etc etc
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ya ya .. i understand.
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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anything u wud suggest to kerb the downsides. i have already missed yday dosage.
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is hypnotherapy a good alternate medicine ?
Doctor :   the answer is to either take todays dose or get the dose tapered
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you can try this but the success rate will depend on your response to it
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as it is a kind of behaviour therapy
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someone had suggested this for my digestion issues.
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ok
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any reccommended docs in delhi for it ?
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did you try this then?
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no ..
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could find someone who practices it
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I am sorry about this, i do not know much about hypnotherapists in delhi
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are the side effects of serta lasting.
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i know ... there is no trace. Hospitals have no clue etc.
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so wonder how to go about looking for one.
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there is someone named Dr. XXXXXXXX Choudhary, but no other details are there with me
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since you have taken only 6 days of the drug
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so the side efffects will not be long lasting
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you should be back to normal in 3-5 days
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WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
you could look up this link
Doctor :   for hypnotherapist in delhi
User :   thats long ... n i didnt realise it .. but now that you mentioned :(((
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there is an institute in delhi
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guess you will be knowing more about it
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its called Indian Institute of Hypnotherapy
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :  
yes
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I am trying to see if i can find some way that you could contact this institute
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please give me a moment
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if i call a hospital to enquire. what should i ask for .. ? coz
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take down the details
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yes
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Indian Institute of Hypnotherapy,
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126, National Media Centre,
User :  
i just found its details on google.
Doctor :   XXXXXXXX chowk, NH 8
Doctor :   Gurgaon, Haryana
Doctor :   ok
User :  
:) yes got that. but no response to the telepphone numbers. !!!
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good then
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ok
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what about the mail?you could contact throuh mails
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or go there directly
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since it is in your city
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ya am just gonna do that.
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just a gime a minute
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are you back?
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are you there?
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   are you back ?
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