I quit six weeks ago. Tried to get an appointment at my GP smoking clinic but they had a one month wait. Went to local pharmacy which advertised a stop smoking service. Was given 25mg patches and inhalators. First four weeks were great (apart from the expected cravings etc). End of week 4 pharmacist dropped my patch to 15mg and had run out of inhalators. Took four days for him to get some in. Two days ago went back for more patches and inhalators - I could see there were no inhalators on the shelf, he said he wanted to drop my patch to 10mg and also give me lozenges instead of inhalators. I told him I wasn't keen but he was insistent. Lozenges are meant to dissolve in 20-30 minutes. Had to spit mine out after 30 seconds because of horrible indigestion/heartburn. Went back and he very reluctantly swapped them for mini lozenges. Put first 10mg patch on yesterday but it was old fashioned type and had to take it off due to horrible rash which appeared instantly. In the end have gone to shop and bought invisipatches and some more mini lozenges (he only gave me 20 tabs, meant to last two weeks). I feel as if I'm being sabotaged by the person who's meant to be supporting me. Tried calling local stop smoking service for help yesterday but they're not available until Monday! Aaargh - cravings are through the roof and I don't trust myself to take any money with me when I take the dog out in case I buy fags :o(
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