Just started Day 2!!

Hi Guys,

My name is Nick, i am new on this forum, i am 20 years old, i started smoking when i was 13 and i have been smoking 15-20 a day,

my fiancee has told me to quit, so im doing it for her!!

i quit on sunday and i found this forum yesterday while looking for some coaching!

I am using these new found zero nictotine patches, very strange as they have no nictotine in them,

im not sure if they work, as im still craving for a cigarette.

so im on hour 41, and its quite difficult, it constantly feels like i am hungry, but i really really dont want to eat otherwise i wont stop!!

Regards

Nick

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  • hi Nick, great that your quitting!

    ive never heard of those patches, let us know how you get on.

    as for the food, try to eat nuts, friut, sugar free stuff and drink plently.

    good luck

    jude xx

  • So what is in the patches? :confused:

  • Hi guys,

    here is a list of ingrediants which is in my patch,

    go on the internet and search for "zero nicotine" it will come up with all the information

    Gotu Kola is used to promote relaxation, improve memory and blood flow, reduce inflammation, and increase liver function. It has been directly linked to significant improvements in concentration skills. Gotu kola also has a historic reputation for aiding a variety of serious illnesses.

    Hops have pronounced sedative effects, producing a calm, soothing feeling. As one of the traditional agents employed in folk medicine throughout the Western world, Hops’ tonic and muscle-relaxing properties are especially effective in reducing physical cravings.

    Skullcap is a powerful medicinal herb used in the treatment of a wide range of nervous conditions including insomnia, hysteria, anxiety, delirium tremens, and withdrawal from barbiturates and tranquilizers. High in minerals required for a healthy nervous system, Skullcap is a reliable and safe central nervous system tonic and sedative. It relaxes all states of nervous tension, nourishing and strengthening the nervous system at the same time. Also used effectively for treating nervous headache and restlessness.

    Oat, also called Wild Oat, was historically prescribed as a traditional botanical medicine for the treatment of disorders of the liver, kidney and joints. The herb was also used as a tonic to help control the nerves, depression and as a natural strength enhancer for both and women. Recognized as a natural anti-depressant, Oat’s calming effect can help relieve tension, fatigue, and anxiety. It also has effective antioxidant properties.

    Peppermint stimulates circulation and helps to calm nerves. Its purification properties work to refresh, restore, and rejuvenate both mind and body. Highly valued for its healing properties, Peppermint also clears the lungs and respiratory passages, making breathing easier.

    Ginger Root has been used in China and other countries for thousands of years as a tonic. Ginger Root is a proven homeopathic remedy for upset stomach, indigestion, cramps, and chills. Ginger Root also provides essential vitamins and nutrients, such as protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, and magnesium.

    Gentian is used to aid in digestion. It improves circulation, helps prevent heartburn, and stimulates the body’s production of gastric juices, bile, and saliva. Gentian can help normalize the functioning of the thyroid and may be useful in the treatment of ulcers.

    Myrrh has been recognized throughout the ages for its excellent antiseptic and astringent properties, making it effective in the treatment of mouth sores, coughs, sore gums, and asthma.

    Safflower was first used in Chinese herbal medicine to treat stomach tumors, relieve abdominal pain, and to cleanse and heal wounds and sores. Research indicates that Safflower helps to soothe coughs and bronchial conditions, while stimulating immune function.

    Eucalyptus is often used for asthma and other respiratory ailments. Its primary uses are as an antiseptic, expectorant, and stimulant. The oil derived from Eucalyptus has many healing properties and is useful in treating lung disease, colds, and sore throat.

    Slippery Elm, noted primarily for its soothing properties, is one of the best agents for combating coughs. Slippery El m h as a lubricating action that protects and softens all the membrane linings in the body. It is also an immune system booster. An effective purifier, Slippery Elm gathers up dissolved toxic waste in your body, including your bowels, and helps discharge it accordingly.

    Licorice Root has been utilized for centuries as a tonic and as a relief for colds, coughs, and sore throats. It is used to remove buildup of toxic metabolic substances in the body, because it increases the liver's ability to filter out these wastes. Licorice Root can also help symptoms of depression and fatigue.

    Alfalfa is rich in vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. It is an excellent source of balanced nutritional content. Alfalfa has been found to reduce heart disease, prevent fluid retention, and relieve high blood pressure. It acts as a tonic and stimulant and is very useful for respiratory disorders and discomforts.

    Passion Flower relieves tension, anxiety, and insomnia, due to its calming effect on the central nervous system. Studies conducted since the 1930’s indicate that Passion Flower is a safe non-addictive herb that promotes relaxation. It is also mildly effective in treating nervous stomachs and indigestion.

    Sarsaparilla is used for problems involving the blood, skin, circulation, and intestines. With its distinctive tonic properties, Sarsaparilla increases energy levels and can help to remove harmful toxins from the blood and body. It can also aid in relieving low mood and debility.

    Bayberry helps to increase circulation and prevent bacterial infections. It can also be used as a tonic and stimulant to support the body's defense against a range of ailments such as coughs, colds, flu, fevers, headache, and sore throat.

    Echinacea Powder is a popular herb used primarily to reduce the symptoms and duration of colds and flu-like illnesses. It helps the body resist cravings and boosts the immune system.

  • Blimey, how do they get all that into a piece of sellotape?? I like the sound of Skullcap!

  • Welcome Nick Congrats on your quit the first week is the worse but it do get a lot better after that. Day 3 being the worse mostly. You must also remember the quit must be for you it will help when you get a bad day. Keep posting its a great help. Linda xxxxxxxx

  • Yeah i know,

    i thought i would try them out, as they havent any nicotine in, so it would get rid of the nicotine in my blood quicker than other patches with nicotine in!!

    I think they are working, as it does keep my cravings down, but i can still feel them coming back to bite me!!

  • Welcome Nick and good luck with the quit ..

    As said above if YOU want to quit you will, it's very difficult quitting on anothers will

    Just an observation, are you sure your GF has you on these Zero Patch wotsits to help quit smoking :confused: Looking at the ingredients they sound more like some aphrodisiac thing going on, I think she's got you doing herbal viagra patches mate :rolleyes:

    If that's the case you may want to get her some of these

    kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_...

  • Lol, i dont think i need any herbal viagra!! :D

    well whatever they are, i think they seem to be working, im not feeling any cravings, just god dam hungry all the time!!!

    Nick

  • Hey nick,

    Welcome to the forum,youve made the right choice:rolleyes:

    Im on the ordinary patches and i dont think they do anything at all but on the other hand im scared to take them off:D

    Anyway we're all here to support each other whether its day 1 or day 1000.

    Good luck and keep it up,let us know how you go on with the new patch.

    Lisa xx

  • Really needing a cigarette right now, had an argument with the boss from work, also having arguments with the wife lol.

    really stressed out and need a fag.

    what do i do?

  • Deep breaths.

    Read (or if you haven't written it yet, now's a good time) your list of reasons for stopping. Make sure that most of them are personal (ie. not just doing this for other people, although that's not a bad reason to include on there).

    If you're still at work can you get away for a few mins - even a couple of mins in the toilet away from the stress can help. Or a quick walk in the fresh air if you can get out.

    Sip some water, or fruit juice.

    Find a distraction for a few minutes - some work you need to concentrate on, the washing up, a puzzle - depends where you are.

    Go somewhere private and have a shout (wouldn't advise that one in the middle of the office).

    Come and read some of the random nonsense going on in the General forum to take your mind off things.

    Plan a treat for this evening - nice meal, cinema, early night, gym, whatever is a treat for you.

  • Hi Nick - know that hungry feeling have just eaten a full pot of houmous while sitting here - all that herbal info was fab might go out and buy some of it.

    Good luck with the quit.

    RoseB

  • Hi Guys,

    My name is Nick, i am new on this forum, i am 20 years old, i started smoking when i was 13 and i have been smoking 15-20 a day,

    my fiancee has told me to quit, so im doing it for her!!

    i quit on sunday and i found this forum yesterday while looking for some coaching!

    I am using these new found zero nictotine patches, very strange as they have no nictotine in them,

    im not sure if they work, as im still craving for a cigarette.

    so im on hour 41, and its quite difficult, it constantly feels like i am hungry, but i really really dont want to eat otherwise i wont stop!!

    Regards

    Nick

    Quit for everyone, including yourself.

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