Patches

Hi tracey here, it will be six weeks Saturday, since starting my quit:;) but my question is has any one actually stopped smoking using the patch? Am beginning to wonder, as sitting here with my suck firmly to me. Am about to drop down to next level, and obviously have some symptoms of withdrawal. Ie bit dizzy some times, and eating way way to much, will it get any easier or am I just prolonging the inevitable of being crazy for a while when eventually have to come off them all together.

On a different note I look at the forum every day prior to work and the words of advice and support are huge for me and this has been a massive contribution to my quit attempt . So a big thank you :rolleyes:

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  • WELL DONE HUN ON STAYING QUIT :D

    Like anything that helps it works for some but not for everyone and yes there have been afew that have been successful using the patches if your having probs with the ones your on you could always try using a different brand or trying another form of NRT

    also if your having symptons to dropping down on the strength you could always just cut some of the higher strength ones down abit to help your body get adjusted i know afew have done that to help

    hope that helps

    :)

  • Hi tracey here, it will be six weeks Saturday, since starting my quit:;) but my question is has any one actually stopped smoking using the patch? Am beginning to wonder, as sitting here with my suck firmly to me. Am about to drop down to next level, and obviously have some symptoms of withdrawal. Ie bit dizzy some times, and eating way way to much, will it get any easier or am I just prolonging the inevitable of being crazy for a while when eventually have to come off them all together.

    On a different note I look at the forum every day prior to work and the words of advice and support are huge for me and this has been a massive contribution to my quit attempt . So a big thank you :rolleyes:

    Hi Tracey :)

    You're doing fab, well done :D 6 weeks is brilliant, so be proud of yourself!!

    Don't worry about the patches, they're a good way of getting yourself used to breaking the habit of smoking, and softening the blow of the nicotine addiction, it does slow i down but makes it more bearable IMO!!

    Like Carol said you can trim down the step 1 ones - all the step 2 and 3 ones are is a smaller version of the full patch anyway so it won't hurt if you're finding it tricky :)

  • Good advice

    Thanks for all your support, really appreciate it, off work to day so alway seems harder. But hanging in there, and will be chopping them down a bit be for dropping to next level, thanks again,

    As usual when struggling all the lovely people come to our aid and rescue us for another day,

    At least for to day will not smoke

  • I used patches to start with then went on to the inhalator I did have a weird day with my patch a few weeks in there was this one day I felt violently ill I was dizzy, felt sooo sick and just felt something was really really wrong I couldn't function normally I decided to remove my patch and with in hours felt fine and normal I had a panic because how would I cope so I rushed out and bought a inhalator, it was absolutely brilliant even gave me the hit on the back of my throat that I missed too and I found I used it lots to start with but very quickly I naturally cut it down then got to the point of just using it in high stress situation's then in the end it would be weeks in between each use and when I did use it, tasted gross so I just stopped

    and yes it does get easier bit by bit stay strong and well done

    boo

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