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Hi

I have used patches for 9 days, have just taken my patch off and the area is raised, red and very sore. Has this happened to anyone else?

HAve used a different area every day for the patches so not put on the same place twice.

Any ideas anyone?

Cheers x

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Ooh that sounds nasty!!

I used them and it did make my skin red - had red squares on me for a few days afterwards but they weren't sore.

Know some people can have a bad reaction to them, so I'd suggest either using another form of NRT, or maybe ask your pharmacist or stop smoking nurse :)

If it helps, I went from step one patches to gum and didn't have any trouble!!

Gemma x

Thanks Gemma

I tried the gum before but didnt like it. Im not a gum chewer lol

I thought it might have happened when i started with the patches but was surprised tonight. (have taken it off early tonight in the hope I can get some sleep)

It wasnt sore when it was on, only noticed when I took the blooming thing off. I am using lozenges aswell........only have about 4 a day tho

Thanks for the advice x

Try waving the patches around for about a minute before you put it on. That gets rid of the alcohol and might make a difference.

Thanks Una, i'll try that tomorrow

i had that one day when i had used a different ( and highly perfumed) shower gel?

they also say not to put them on the same place for at least 4 days but if you have used different places every day... could it be an area where you may 'perspire' or certain clothes rub and it irritates it?

trying to do outloud thinking here in case it helps you xx

Im really surprised that yhe red patch is still there. (Top of my arm). Will see what happens tomorrow x

Im really surprised that yhe red patch is still there. (Top of my arm). Will see what happens tomorrow x

Is it still sore?

lets hope it seetles down, maybe find a place a bit 'fleshier' that wont get as irritated- inside your bra is a good place and if it does get red it wont show ;-)

No, thankfully its not. Very bizarre tho seeing as this is the first time its happened !

Glad it's not hurting any more!! It might just be a one off then?

lets hope it seetles down, maybe find a place a bit 'fleshier' that wont get as irritated- inside your bra is a good place and if it does get red it wont show ;-)

I put mine just underneath where my bra sits, and tbh it got a bit itchy if I put it too far up - am guessing it's the heat!!

You can't really start scratching there though, lol :eek:

Could anyone tell me if the patches are OK to be worn while sleeping or best to take them off?

Not a patch wearer mate but Gem (who seems to be offline at the mo) is and she takes hers off as otherwise she gets weird dreams. I guess it's a suck it and see thing, see how you go and if you have problems sleeping or get weird dreams then take it off when you get in to bed. I think Sammi leaves hers on, doesn't get the dreams and it helps with the first thing in the morning trigger so it's horses for courses from what I can tell.

I'm here!!

And yes definitely take your patch off at night if you start to get nightmares. Mine were very vivid and very scary.

You've got to just try and find out - but if you pop your patch on as soon as you wake up, it's not too bad for craves!!

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