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Query about how to get rid of smoking addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   hi thanks
User :   i have had asthma sinjce i was 21
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   40
User :   i get so out of breath
User :   even putting my shoes on
Doctor :   and u r still smoking ?
Doctor :   may i know the meds that u r on ?
User :   yes on and off i cant help it when my kids arent here
User :   tirroniam, simbucort, singular,phyllocontin, ventolin, callicum tabs
User :   and doxcycline
Doctor :   ok, based on the qty of medicines, and your histiry of freq hosptial visits, you may behaving a life expectancy of 7-10 years
User :   sorry tiotopoium spiriva
User :   thats good
User :   thyankyou
User :   i thought i may only have 2 yrs
Doctor :   you r welcome
User :   are iu sure on that if i continue to smoke now and then will it have an effect
Doctor :   yes smoking will worsen the situation and reduce the life expectancy
User :   but im so addictgive and living in damp house
User :   could i have a lung transplant at my age if i gave up
Doctor :   you can consult your gp for smoking deaddiction measures
User :   i know
User :   i have
User :   have tried champiux but depressed hge said it makes it worse
User :   i get really depressed suicidal
Doctor :   there are other meds like nicotine patches, buproprion, etc
Doctor :   which are much more effective
User :   i cant breathe now irs awful have i got to put uo with this for 7 yrs
User :   i wiull try
User :   they say smoking is more addictive than heroin
User :   i can not do the stairs imj so out of breath so why am i smokin
User :   so addictive
User :   government should ban it
User :   u there
Doctor :   the govt gets lots of taxes and the tobacco lobby will not allow it
User :   what is buproprion
User :   never heard of it
Doctor :   its is a SSRI, that helps in smoking cessation
User :   gov for u making too much money
User :   is it a tablet
Doctor :   yes
User :   i also have osteo arthritus and degenerative disc disease in my back had a metal thing put in last year gt but back hurting again now
User :   i wuill ask my doctor does it AFFECT DEPRESSION AND BREATHING
User :   thankyou for talking to me tonight
User :   im so depressed
User :   thamnkyou
Doctor :   yes , osteoarthritis will decrease chest expansion and affcts breathing
User :   oh really
Doctor :   lack of proper breathing will increase depression too
User :   tey never told me that
User :   bless thankyou
User :   lonely on ur own
User :   all i do is sleep
User :   i sleep my life away
User :   terrible
Doctor :   i understand your situation
User :   i would take an over dose but i have 3 kids
Doctor :   and am sorry to know that
User :   so i caNT
User :   been depressed for years but i love my kids too much
Doctor :   but i hope your issues are sorted out soon
User :   havde tried a few times thankyou i know u have to go
User :   sorry
User :   thankyou
User :   god bless
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   happy christmas to you and your family x
Doctor :   please stop smoking
Doctor :   this will help your health
User :   i know i will try
User :   im just so depressed on my own
User :   but hey ho i gave up for 8 years when i got pregnat never smoked when i was pregnant
Doctor :   you will become more healthy once u quit smoking
User :   im a time bomb an yway XXXXXXXX farrell facebook
Doctor :   thats good, and it gives a hppe that u can do the same once again
User :   wont take my steriods anymmore as they make me too fat
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   night
Doctor :   merry christmas and a happy new year
User :   you too x
Doctor :   bye for now
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