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Nicorette Quickmist

Queenbee1976
Queenbee1976

Hi,

I've been using the EVIL NQ spray for over 5 years now. It is more addictive than actual cigarettes! I am struggling to come off it. I use it nearly every 5-10 minutes and spray at least 3 times (only recommended spray is 1 or 2). It makes me feel sick (overdose of Nicotine I guess). If I don't have the spray with me I go into complete panic and fear. I order huge amounts of them and its consisting me a fortune not to mention what it is doing to my body!

Is anyone else struggling with giving it up or managed to give it up?

Thank you for reading.

QB

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GazzabSA
GazzabSA50 Days Smoke Free

I can only sympathize , I am so grateful - I have not used NRT or

Vaped and the likes, to be honest if you feel it’s a problem, only YOU can do something about it - and the end of the day this is about YOU and no one else don’t be influenced walk your own road!

Thanks GazzabSA. I really need to come of this sh1t...I think I will just have to "brace myself" and go through the nicotine withdrawal, but what i've experienced when I have tried to stop the spray is that the withdrawal is far worse then when I tried to give up cigs... that is before I became addicted to the QM spray. I only used the spray thinking it will help with the cravings and I'd be able to stop using it really easily. HOW WRONG I WAS!! If anything hopefully this post will prevent others from thinking the QM spray is a solution and ideal NRT.

QB

GazzabSA
GazzabSA50 Days Smoke Free
in reply to Queenbee1976

My Heart “bleeds” for you hang in there and do it for you!!

Skyelady
Skyelady6 Months Smoke Free
in reply to GazzabSA

I agree GazzaSA, I chose Champix as I didn't want to replace one addiction with another, like vaping and NRT

Hi Skyelady. I tried Champix but it didn't work. I wish it had.

KathieO
KathieO100 Days Smoke Free

I used the gum at first for a “try to quit “. Years later and I mean years it was a full-in for when and where I could smoke. I chewed a sleeve everyday at work. Smoke a cig and put a piece of gum in my mouth. I loved the nicotine so much and hated it at the same time. I went out in an ice storm before work because I had to have it. When I quit I was more eager to quit the gum than smokes. I had to use chantix because nothing else worked but I am glad no more gum.

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Welcome back Queenbee1976 - yeah, we have had several members posting the same thing that they are addicted to the quickmist and worse than the smokes. I think you hit the nail on the head and just have to bite the bullet and go cold turkey to become nicotine free. You can do it and we will be here to help you along. Have a read of the pinned posts for tips and advice on withdrawals and dealing with cravings.....

KatNL
KatNL6 Months Smoke Free

Hi Queenbee1976 I am so angry for you that a quit aid is more addictive than the actual smokes. That should not be. I have told my pharmacist about this and he is looking into it. Should they be selling something this addictive to people with addictions. Whatever you decide to do I'm wishing you very good luck and I know the people on this site will support you.

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to KatNL

So agree with you KatNL - it really should not be an NRT..... keep us posted on any updates on this with your pharmacist :)

Queenbee1976
Queenbee1976
in reply to KatNL

Thanks KatNL. I would be very interested in hearing any updates with your pharmacist. I still haven't been able to stop using the QM Spray.. I feel like I am going insane.

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Queenbee1976

Sorry to read Queenbee1976 that things have not progressed from the quickmist, hopefully it will in the near future.....

KatNL
KatNL6 Months Smoke Free

Hi I will ask him when I go in there today.

I was in exactly the same boat! I used QM for six years, every 20 mins or so. It's so, so addictive and there should be warnings. I finally quit cold turkey two weeks ago. For the past few months I was waking up twice per night with cravings and it just got too much. I was prob taking in 40mg nicotine per day, I used a 21mg patch for the first three quit days then thought bugger it lets just get it over and done with. so went cold turkey. The first week was just awful, I was so ill and looked like I was coming off heroin! But after week one, I felt better and I feel better and better every day. It's tough but really worth doing, good luck!!!

Thank you Magpie101. I wake up during the night and have to use the spray to go back to sleep! Thank goodness coming off it it can be done... as you have proved but I am just so worried that the withdrawal is going to be sh!t. :(

Hi Queenbee1976 and everyone else on here.

I have just signed up to this forum for the exact purpose of working out how to get off this shit as am having exactly the same issues.

I used to smoke a pack a day then successfully gave up using QuickMist I now feel more hooked to nicotine than ever before.

Last night was a prime example and like many of you, woke a few times needing a spray.

Of course my sleep was shocking and I feel like I have been hit by a bloody truck.

So what do you all think is the best way to tackle this?

Cheers and thanks

Hi Nicholas... thank you for your comment. I'm so glad that I am not the only one addicted to this evil product. I am still struggling to come off it. I even tried to go back to smoking cigarettes but the call of the Quickmist Spray was too much and I was using it while smoking!! I have now given up the cigarettes (oh so easy) and back to being "dependant" on the QM Spray again. I even tried contacting my local non-smoking service but they said they cannot help me as I am not smoking!! WTF??? They want to keep us addicted to this shit so they can make shit loads of money IMHO. :(

Hi Queenbee I am exactly the same - I try to quit and not buy it ..then I'm in complete panic and feel very anxious - it's been around 5 years for me too - I'd like to hear from people that have given up too and really hope this post helps to stop other people falling into this trap - I'm going to try and quit and get it out of my system

Hey Popsicle, any luck in quitting the quickmist spray?

So it's 5 months since I posted on here about the EVIL quickmist spray and sad to say that I'm still addicted to it. Has anyone been able to kick the habit? I've been using it continuously for nearly 5 years now and I really want to stop.

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