I've seen many posts regarding the notorious Nicorette Quickmist. I've decided to stop using it cold turkey as of 3 days ago... I actually stumbled upon this post originally:
I've made a few comments about my experience so far on that post.
I thought it might be helpful for others to see someone out there who was able to put down the quickmist cold turkey and be successful. Some background on me:
I've never been a smoker, I started using QM as a stimulant / cognitive enhancer about 3 years ago, which makes me getting hooked on it a bit more embarrassing as I was doing nothing more than experimenting with nicotine to begin with. I'm also not sure if this makes my quitting experience different from those who had nicotine addiction prior to using QM.
Just some context about my relationship with QM, I wasn't waking up in the middle of the night for a spray ever, I also wasn't bringing it with me when going out to run errands or even when I was going out for dinner somewhere. I could typically go a few hours without it no problem. However, I work from home and I made a habit of going through about one cartridge every 3-4 days. I found I was going through it even faster during quarantine.
I also stopped using it for about a month last year, but eventually talked myself back into thinking I could use it moderately. I suppose my use may not be as extreme as other posts I've seen but I would still get anxiety when my QM was running low. I almost never let the QM completely run out before having a replacement(s) handy.
My last QM spray was Saturday around noon, so I'm just past 72 hours of no nicotine! I didn't even make a plan to quit that day.. I ran out of QM in the morning but was being lazy and didn't run to the store right away to get a QM refill which was odd of me. By the time I did get around to doing it, the first store had none left in stock and the 2nd store only had the berry flavour QM which I hate. Right then and there I knew it was time to quit once and for all. It had already been about 2 hours since my last spray so while standing there in the supermarket I accepted that the next few days would be crappy but I'd be thanking myself in about a month or 2 once I'm rid of the invasive and expensive habit.
I'll try and keep this post updated with just how I'm doing. Feel free to ask any questions!