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Smoking cessation tips, sore throat, nicotine gums - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello doctor.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I had tried to quit smoking a lot of times. but not successfull till now.
User :   is there any specific treatment or medicine or course i should go through
User :   to get rid of this habit
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   i have tried gum.. already .. but it was good only for a week..
User :   started in 1999
Doctor :   From how many yrs have you been smoking.
Doctor :   ok.
User :   around 5-6 cigarettes a day .. if we go out for drinks .. then it goes up to 10 cigs
Doctor :   How many cigarettes do you smoke in a day.
User :   30 years
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   How old are you.
User :   no
User :   i have sore throat pretty often though
Doctor :   ok, Do you have any medical illness.
User :   hmm
Doctor :   Ok, these are all symptoms of excess smoking.
User :   no .. i stopped smoking for 7 days and was happy with gum
Doctor :   Have you taken gum along while you were smoking.
User :   i went to a party on weekend with friends .. had drinks and smoked...
Doctor :   First of all you have to make up your mind that you will not go back to smoking.
Doctor :   Then only can you think of trying any medication.
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   i have tried quitting smoking on weekends
Doctor :   Next try to avoid friends who smoke, or don't take tea breaks with them.That is the time you are tempted to smoke.
User :   but i become very short temper and irritated easily after that
User :   oh k
Doctor :   When you try nicorette gums don't eat anything acidic 15 min before and after taking it.
User :   i thought so.. so is there any medicine to get rid of this mental state
Doctor :   This should be long term goal and not weekend.
User :   so that the mind remains calm when i get urge to smoke
Doctor :   These are the common side effects when you try to quit.
Doctor :   You should be mentally prepared for this.You have to see the long term goals.
Doctor :   Yes you can take tablets too from a psychiatrist to prevent this addiction.
User :   only 10 days.. i can bear with that...but if u can tell me some tablet which can help
Doctor :   But minimum 10 days you will get headache, irritation, increase in heart beat.
Doctor :   After that it will be ok.
Doctor :   So you have to be prepared to bear for 10 days
User :   no probs.. thanks a lots...
User :   it was really informative and helpfull.. hopefully i will get through this..
Doctor :   Cultivate some other hobbies to prevent from thinking about it.You have to go to psychiatrist for this. I cannot prescribe in this forum.
User :   ok sure..thanks a lots again..
Doctor :   You are welcome.Try nicorette gum for 3 months before thinking of tablets.
User :   yeah sure.. thanks and bye..
Doctor :   You are welcome, kindly login for further medical queries.
Doctor :   bye
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