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Re: Quick survey and question about smoking cigarettes odon

Posted by myco on March 1, 2009, at 21:19:30

In reply to Quick survey and question about smoking cigarettes, posted by odon on March 1, 2009, at 9:11:24

I quit smoking recently. It was always a relaxant to me. I believe i've read that nicotine or some chemicals in the tobacco are MAO inhibitors hense some peoples response of mood elevation/relaxation etc. That first cig of the day would always give me a headrush but very relaxing after that wore off...actually seemed a social thing alot of the time...probably a psychological behaviour there though. Cig's always increased my motivation to some extent and I noted that cig's would make me very horny sometimes. To much smoke though would made me irritable kind of. dunno why.

I dont imagine any AD effect would be lost from your med from smoking...i've never experienced that. Smoked all through effexor, paxil, zoloft, amitript. Quit smoking when I started Nardil...actually lost all interest in smoking with nardil, total loss of craving. The idea of smoke makes me ill now.


> 1.Do you smoke cigarettes?---2.Do you think that all the unknown chemicals in cigarettes contribute to mental issues and/or may make psychiatric medications like antidepressants less effective or lose effectiveness if one smokes for a long period of time?




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