When I decided to use pill to stop my smoking habit, I started out with Zyban, a long time antidepressant medication that has always been used in treating patients who had trouble dealing with the withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. Zyban is the brand name for the substance bupropin; It worked perfectly for two days before the doctor helped me try to steal out of the stop smoking center to grab a cigarette.
At that point, he had to introduce me to the rest of a wide range of antidepressant medications that worked by ‘regulating the levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters’ in my brain, like I had a clue what he was talking about.
I did not. All that mattered to me was that he stopped that yawning craving for nicotine that had me in physical pain, headaches, and nausea for the whole day. This time around, I was given something called venlafaxine, or Effexor, as the mental health professional preferred to refer to it. He said it would tackle my craving. It did, And finally this time I was able to stay sober for a long time. That was three years ago, I have been clean from cigarettes and nicotine all of that time.
I will not presume to tell you it was a walk in the park because sometimes I still walk past a smoker and yearn for a drag, but when I think of the damage I had done to my lungs prior to quitting smoking, I remind myself that It is not worth it. The stop smoking group that I am a part of also helps in no little way, so I suppose I am in luck. Talk to your doctor and he might recommend similar solutions as I got.