I think this is where I should be posting now.....on day 48 so hope this is right
Had my weekly frustration - I mean quit help from my local pharmacy. Every week I go in for my patches to be told I am doing something wrong. Every time I ask how the plan works I am told something different. First three weeks they couldn't believe I hadn't had a ciggie and used to make faces and stupid comments. Then when I started asking questions about when to move down a strength they didn't know. 3 weeks ago I asked to speak to the pharmacist to find out what was going on and that was all fine, was told the 8 week, 2 week then 2 week plan but could go down earlier if I wanted.
All good til last week the girl asked me how many I was still smoking as it was clear I wasn't doing very well as was still on the 25mg......erm no! She moved me down which was great. Until tonight. Apparently I shouldn't have been 'allowed' to move down a strength and was told I would have to pay my prescription fee early cos I changed the patches..... honestly have no idea how you are meant to quit when dealing with these people lol. Plus they do all of this at the main counter so you are having to move out of the way so people can be served at the same time. They do have a consultation area but never use it.
Just a rant but how on earth is that 'support'. If anything it stresses me out so can totally imagine if you were struggling when you went in that you might end up saying stuff it and smoking again. Am so angry and I plan to write a letter of complaint when my course is done. I hope they have a feedback form at the end!!
Thank god for this site cos its whats kept me going.
Other than all that, I am doing fine. Find my mind wandering to thoughts of smoking being quite attractive lately but refuse to go back to that way of thinking.
Really excited that tomorrow will be 7 whole weeks!