I am on day 2 with patches and the odd chew of the inhalator.
I have been reading how some prefer to go CT to get the nicotine out of their systems right away, I SO SO admire those people! When (not if) I get to the end of the 12 week course of patches, will I go through the withdrawal as if quitting all over again? This thought is terrifying me.
My nurse did say if I needed longer then 12 weeks then that is fine and I could go for as long as I needed. But does that mean I am still addicted, just getting my fix another way? When I go down in patches, does that really work in coming off them altogether? I am terrified that I am just "prolonging the agony" and will have to "proper quit" in 12 weeks?
Do you think there is some kind of "kudos" to those brave souls that go CT from the start? I know, so know that as long as we quit, that's the main thing, its just that from reading some posts, I wonder if I am being "chicken" and just putting off the agony? Is my quit just as real as theirs? Do I have a right to feel just as proud of myself even though I still have my hit of nicotine?
Don't get me wrong, I will not just rip off a patch and either smoke or try CT, I would much rather do it this way then not at all, I guess I am just thinking aloud and wondered what others think?
Thanks for any input and so sorry for the amount of questions.