Update on patches

Thank you everyone for all your help was really worried 😢. Went to see my quit smoking advisor Liz today and she said it could be what use said about my body way of telling me I need lower strength patch but pharmacist said it could also be the adhesive but for the last 7 weeks ive use the same patch Nicorette invisi patch so don't get why it would only just start to react to them 😧. I lasted til 4.30 without a patch just using my quick mist, I put the new patch on 15 mg but My cravings been stronger, but not sure if it's because I haven't had patch on all day or it's because I've only had the new low dose patches on a short time but I have been really stressed out today

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  • Hiya Leanne, so glad to hear you went to see Liz today and naturally enough you've been stressed out 😡

    It's the first day your body hasn't had the patch on and so it's just letting you know it's not happy 😓 but don't worry as your new one will be doings it's job and you can use your quick mist to help you during this transition. You're doing sooooo well and it will just take a little bit of time to adjust to. Sending you some lovely calming vibes to help you relax and enjoy the weekend 😃 x

  • Thank you briarwood my partner was saying see how long u can last without putting patch on but guess listening to him made my cravings stronger as the quick mist alone didn't fo the trick thank u again for your kind words x

  • Hi ya Leanne and a massive well done to you for lasting until 4.30 before you had to put the patch on :) :)

    Yes, i agree with Briarwood, cos you've gone down from 25mg to 15mg now, its your brain saying, '' I want more nicotine, give me more '' :o maybe use your quick mist a little more to help you, it will only last a couple of days until you get used to them :)

    Perhaps it would be better for you to put the patches on at the normal time so you have a constant small dose of nicotine through the day :)

    Leanne, you doing tremendously well and am dead proud of you :) Try one of Emjays breathing exercises or do a bit of exercising yourself :) and drink plenty of water :)

    Take care now Leanne and you be proud of yourself, hold your head up high and go and treat yourself to something nice :)

    Speak soon, Pete :)

  • Thank you pete guess your right my body got to get used to the lower dose patches I was thinking it might be as ive been lowered a week early than usual. And I will try the breathing exercise too thanks again x

  • Leanne, try practising this breathing exercise, cos it does help :)

    Cravings lead to irritation and sometimes panic, causing the quitter’s mind to speed up. When this occurs, concentrating becomes hard. Using a deep breathing exercise is an effective way of calming yourself down.

    This exercise can be done anywhere from sitting down in a chair to waiting for a bus. Follow the simple stages described below;

    With your mouth closed and shoulders relaxed, inhale deeply and slowly to the count of eight.

    As you breathe in, push your stomach out.

    Hold your breath for the count of four.

    Breathe out slowly to the count of eight.

    Repeat the cycle five time


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