Nicorette Inhalator

Hi all,

I'm on day 2 and still going strong...well, I'm still going anyway; not too sure about strong!

Just wanted to get people's opinion on my chosen crutch, the Nicorette Inhalator.

The thing is, it is fantastic for taking away cravings. When I use it, I am actually not attracted to the thought of smoking at all thereafter. I just feel like I am cheating a bit, or like I haven't really quit. Essentially, I am still putting a stick to my mouth to gain a nicotine fix. Obviously I'm not getting the tar and 6,000,000,000,000 or so other chemicals that are in a cigarette, but I don't know. I'm really confused about it.

The other thing is, although my cravings are fairly easily managed by this little stick, I am still extremely narky and moody. I know I am being like it, but I can't help myself. I am confused by this too, because I would have thought if I were still getting the nicotine fix through the inhalator, then my brain should have no reason to get all moody on me.

I'm confused! :confused:

Any thought

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  • Sorry Chris cant help with this as never used on but sure someone on here will have

    I just wanted to say well done on day2 it seems to be par for the course to be moody and bad tempered for most of us

    The first week is the worst and then it starts to get better I promise so just hang in there

    All the best

  • Hi Chris

    Welcome and well done on your quit. Day 2 is very good the first week can be hell not always but things get much easyer after the first 72 hour when most of the nicotine is gone. I know that you are still using nrt but a lot less than when you are smoking so you will feel it. Please dont feel like your cheating what ever helps you to stop. Get past the first few weeks and you can look at the nrt then but for now just get though each day till you feel stronger. Also try and read as much as you can about quitting.xxxxx

  • Yes, i agree. I am on day 4 and I posted today about feeling like I am cheating with the patches. I had read Allen Carr and given up on that, but then went back to the smokes. This time I have decided, after a morning of reading, that I will use this time to get myself mentally sorted then come off the NRT in a few weeks. I feel much better having accepted my decision as I was really disheartened earlier today. Keep up with whatever helps you through would be my advice but work on the mental brainwashing side. There are many links on other peoples messages that I have clicked on that have helpled.

  • The other thing is, although my cravings are fairly easily managed by this little stick, I am still extremely narky and moody. I know I am being like it, but I can't help myself. I am confused by this too, because I would have thought if I were still getting the nicotine fix through the inhalator, then my brain should have no reason to get all moody on me.

    I'm confused! :confused:

    Any thought

    Chris,

    You're bound to be confused because you've been sold down the river.

    Don’t dwell on it though if it’s working for you ‘cos at the end of the day that’s all that matters.

    Many of us have quit by transferring our habit to something else whether it is mints, gum, sweeties, or in your case an inhalator. Your body’s need for nicotine is quite insignificant but your mind has a colossal desire to do something when you’ve stopped it from smoking.

    The easiest way of looking at it is that your inhalator will fend off a crave if your body is asking for nicotine but you need something else to deal with the times when your body just needs a smoke.

    If you think back to when you were a smoker I’m sure there were some cigarettes that you really smoked from tip to filter and others that burnt away in ash-trays or others you were keen to put out, ones that you forgot you were smoking or ones you lit up within minutes of putting one out. If you’re honest with yourself you’ll very quickly realise that very few fags were smoked to satisfy any craving for nicotine. Most fags just filled little holes in our lives, hid social embarrassment and eased a little boredom.

    Use NRT if you think it helps but don't put all your faith in it.

    Also remember that stopping fags and then sucking in nicotine still leaves you missing the carbon monoxide, tar and loads of other stuff. Your oxygen levels will have increased too so you will feel "odd" for a while whatever method you use to quit.

    Stay strong. :)

  • hi chris,,well done on your quit,,austinlegro has said it all in his post ,what he said about when we were smoking,, can you relate to that i can,,smoking just for the sake of smoking,,but what ever works for you ,just go for it,,all the best in your quit just you keep the faith tony

  • austin allegro covered it from my point of view as well.

    I use the inhilator too.

    Yes, I'm probably still addicted to nicotine.

    No, I / we are not putting all the other $hit into us that we did with the fags.

    A lot of people can't get their heads around n.r.t. but I've found it's really helped me stay stopped and yes I do itend to quit that soon too :D

  • I am also now on Day 2 with the Inhalator, and feel the same as the OP, a beat like I'm cheating.

    Physically I'm feeling fine, bit of a sore throat, but that's to be expected with the NRT I am using.

    Mentally - a bit tetchy, but nothing too bad.

    Obviously my primary concern is when I'm off the smokes, will I then have to go through another round of quitting to get off the inhalator?!

  • Hello

    Trapper-I used Nrt in the gum form for the first 3 months, i felt as if i had beaten the habit and not the addiction, so i stopped taking NRT and used 'normal gum' instead-you do go through the craves lasting 3-4 days. It worked for me as i was took it in stages and now habit and addiction free.

    Some people said come off slowly, but i just cam off straight away, i expected craves and dealt with them-it is manageable!!!

    I would try not to use any form of NRT for the long term-not exceed 3months as you can get hooked on these, swapping one addiction to another-so beware!!

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