Medication adjustments

Joel
Joel

9:04 AM - Feb 13, 2002 #1

Often when people quit smoking they may find that medications that were adjusted for them while smoking may be altered in effectiveness once quitting. People on hypertensives, thyroid, depression, blood sugar drugs, and others may need to get re-evaluated for proper dosages once quitting.

The first few days quitting can be very difficult to determine, what is a "normal" withdrawal and what is a medication dosage issue. But once through the first few days, if a person who is on medications for medical disorders finds him or herself having physical symptoms that just seem out of the ordinary, he or she should speak to the doctor who has him or her on the medications. Point out to the doctor that you have recently quit smoking and started to notice the specific symptoms just after quitting and that they haven't improved over time. The doctor should know the medication and potential interaction that not smoking may be adjusting for and which way the dosing may need to altered.

Treating many conditions is a partnership between you and your physician. The doctor needs your input to effectiveness of any treatment, whether it be by physical measurements or by verbally communicating how you feel while under treatment. The treatment for one condition though is your primary responsibility. The condition--nicotine addiction. It is by no means a minor medical issue, it is in fact probably the greatest controlable health threat anyone will ever face. Afterall, what other lifestyle issues carry a 50% premature mortality rate? Not to mention all the other crippling side effects that go along with long-term smoking. The treatment for this condition is your primary responsibility. To effectively treat smoking for the rest of your life simply remember to never take another puff!

Joel
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Joel
Joel

12:42 AM - Mar 05, 2002 #2

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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

12:58 PM - Apr 05, 2002 #3

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Joel
Joel

4:42 AM - Apr 06, 2002 #4

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Joel
Joel

8:06 AM - Apr 08, 2002 #5

For Donna
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Joel
Joel

8:33 PM - Apr 09, 2002 #6

I think Marty requested this.
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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

1:11 PM - May 17, 2002 #7

For Stesh
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Joel
Joel

4:17 AM - Jul 19, 2002 #8

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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

11:17 AM - Aug 12, 2002 #9

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Joel
Joel

2:48 PM - Aug 17, 2002 #10

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CTinoco
CTinoco

4:33 PM - Aug 17, 2002 #11

I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR FREEDOM.....I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR DAYS....AND I MISSED READING AND POSTING, BUT THANK YOU GOD AND FREEDOM I AM NICOTINE FREE FOR 6 MONTHS 1WEEK AND 3 DAYS...JOEL...THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION YOU GIVE US .....
HUGS TO ALL,
CLAUDIA
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Toast (GOLD )
Toast (GOLD )

4:50 AM - Sep 16, 2002 #12

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Joel
Joel

9:42 PM - Nov 06, 2002 #13

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Joel
Joel

7:49 AM - Jan 22, 2003 #14

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kiki
kiki

11:58 PM - Jan 22, 2003 #15

Thank you Joel- and the others new friends who have replied - to guide me on the right path. I just called my doctor and explained the situation and now will call my stomach doctor- who originally perscribed the medication for my reflux.Will also call my dentist for th throbbing gums. You guys are alright! Helping others to overcome this deadly habit of smoking.
Thank you
kiki
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Joel
Joel

4:31 AM - Feb 13, 2003 #16

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Joel
Joel

10:29 PM - Feb 22, 2003 #17

I am bringing up a series of articles that touch on how the body has to adjust back to normal when a person quits smoking.
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Joel
Joel

11:29 PM - Mar 22, 2003 #18

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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

3:16 AM - Apr 15, 2003 #19

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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

2:58 PM - May 14, 2003 #20

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Red Orris
Red Orris

9:02 PM - May 14, 2003 #21

This is very important, I am on medications,
although it doesn't seem like there is a need
for adjusting my meds, it is so important
regardless, i believe to notify your doctor
about quitting smoking.

Thanks for re-posting this!

Sincerely
Red-Orris
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Joel
Joel

6:49 PM - Jun 16, 2003 #22

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Red Orris
Red Orris

11:03 PM - Jun 16, 2003 #23

Well, now just over a month later.

Infact my medications did need adjusting!

Just wanted to update!

Sincerely
Red-Orris
1month (s) 2week(s) 6 day(s) 11:35 hour (s) smoke-free,
1,256 cigarettes not smoked, $401.92 saved,
4day (s) 8:40 life saved
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BubblyDoodlebug Gold
BubblyDoodlebug Gold

1:59 AM - Jun 17, 2003 #24

I have had to have my meds adjusted. I found out it is very important to let your doctor know if you are being treated for not only Diabetes but other things as well that you are planning on quitting smoking that way when things do go awry the doctor will have a heads up on the situation. Don't wait to pass out on the toilet to get help either. Katherine
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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

12:18 PM - Jul 10, 2003 #25

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