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Dec 12 10 1:33 AM
I found WhyQuit and subsequently 'Freedom' when I literally had my coat on and a script for Wellbutrin from my doctor in my hand. I kid you not, script in hand I was on the way to the Pharmacy to get it filled cause I knew it was time for me to quit smoking. Matter of fact - I'd known it had been time for me to quit smoking every New Year's for about 20 years. Wellbutrin was the last 'magic bullet' I had not tried. A neighbor friend had quit smoking using the twin drug Zyban. She had also subsequently relapsed to cigarette smoking in less than three months. I must admit that fact , her failure to quit for good, did disturb me. Awful expensive way to test a seemingly better but not fool proof method. But I had to use SOMETHING I thought at the time! I'd tried everything else!!
So just after lunch on 1/9/2005 I sat down at the computer and typed in 'quitting smoking with wellbutrin' in a google seach bar. I was curious about side effects. I was curious about effectiveness. On that day (it no longer does) whyquit came up as a top choice with this article Quit smoking aids - do they work?. So I stopped to read what was said about the drug.
The Law of Addiction was linked in that article. Then I read some more about the drug nicotine. Then I read about getting rid of nicotine and getting back control of me. And then a little later on I saw John's graphic of 'The Cycle of Addiction' and a LIGHT went on. The light of understanding. The light of truth. I had found what proved to be the KEY for me - disconnect the cycle by ceasing ingestion of nicotine and I would never NEED to smoke again. NTAP!
An hour or so had passed. My coat was now off, the script was in the garbage can under the desk in the study. After about 40 years of constant nicotine use I quit that day and after a session with Just one little puff I inhaled my last nicotine hit at 10:15 the next morning and QUIT.(that story is in my quit journey journal -@ Message 29)
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