Just started Day 3 of my non-smoking life and so far, so good..... kind of.
I've smoked for 15 years and tried quitting before and failed. Used gum and didn't work for me, then cold turkey and didn't have the willpower to overcome the cravings (they were mental). This time tried patches (Niquitin Clear 24 hr 21mg) and to my surprise I have had no cravings at all and it seems so easy. Attended an all day meeting yesterday with colleagues who smoke and was happy to go out with them (for a natter, not a smoke) during their fag break and had ZERO desire to join in. As of this minute I can't see myself ever smoking again and I haven't felt like that ever before.
On the downside, the patches are making me feel a little nausea when I put them on in the morning (not a bad thing as definitely don't want to smoke when feeling pukey!). The oddest thing however is that for the last two nights I have had very real, very vidid, weird dreams and poor sleep. Don't like the poor sleep, and the dreams I'm not sure if I like or don't like - kind of look forward to them now as they are so vivid and weird. Is this normal? Has anyone else had the same side effects? I'm thinking of taking the 24hr patches off at night but will see what happens tonight and dicide the best approach latet this week. As for the patches themselves, so far I recommend them as am quite amazed and how well they are working. p.s. I was smoking 15 to 20 a day for years so the 21mg appear to be the right dosage for me (although I am wondering if the patches are too strong - I was on Malborough Lights before). Good luck everyone!