I recently was able to have the BAX treatment at Valeo to help quit smoking. I started smoking when I was 18 years old and was still smoking a pack a day 16 years later. I’ll start by saying I’d tried almost everything before to quit smoking, including Zyban, Chantix, and the patch. Each of these had side effects that were not very desirable. Some made me depressed and irritable. Trying to quit smoking all of these previous times was mostly just a miserable experience.
When Dr. Rob and Christine suggested the BAX treatment I was excited, skeptical and terrified all at the same time. It sounded so simple, when my previous experience told me this was not an easy thing! I just kept thinking about all the times I’d failed and struggled through this process before. But, I was ready to give it a try!
And I am so glad that I did try! I showed up for the first of three BAX treatments and 15 minutes later I walked out a non-smoker. I was told to throw my cigarettes away as I wouldn’t be needing them. I can tell you that throwing them out and going on my way gave me a moment of panic. But, 30 minutes later, 2 hours later, 1 week later and a month later I still hadn’t felt the need to pick one up! It feels like I just walked away from all those years of smoking. I didn’t have to struggle through each moment of every day to do it either. The only thing I felt was some night sweats and trouble sleeping for the first week. After that, I just felt free! Free of the addiction that used to have such control over so many things in my life.
I am so grateful to everyone at Valeo!