I thought I'd post to reassure anyone else who's on patches - coming off them really ISN'T bad at all! I found it no different to going down a strength.
I was SLIGHTLY worried during days 3 and 4, in case that pesky NicoDemon decided to make an attempt at a last stand as it was banished from my body all together - I even apologised to OH in advance in case I shouted at him - but everything was fine and I didn't shout at ANYBODY!!
I haven't used the inhalator either - so I must be completely nicotine free now. I even stood outside at lunch earlier and chatted to the smokers (just to let them know I'm still alive! ) so I've caught up with the gossip at work now, but didn't have to have a fag to do it!
So - UP YOURS NicoDemon, you'll have to do better than that!