I have been half "gived up" on the patches (21mg) for over a year. They do work to stop me craving but i keep lapsing (with booze and stress, and sometimes i just still WANT one) Consequently. i am permanently "giving up", and i've never got off the 21mg patch.But I haven't been back to a regular 40 a day smoker as i was , since i first gave up (thank god) so i can't, and don't want to go back to that.
What can i do different? I am stuck in a cycle, going around and around. I don't really want to try champix, cos then i'd have to actually start smoking again,in order to start hating it and give it up again, plus i have really bad reactions to antidepressants.
I don't think it's my motivtion, i've read and read about nicotine addiction, but i'm still permanently relapsing like a true addict-and i so want to give up but i just can't. I've tried CT a couple of times, most recently just coming off the patch to nothing, but i get ssuch bad cravings and then i'm smoking, next morning giving up all over again.
I'm not ever smoking back like i was, when i was a full time smoker, but i'm never free of it, cos i'm always having one or two here and there. I feel like such a junkie, i should be able to give up smoking forever, and then NEVER SMOKE AGAIN!!