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Old 09-22-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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Nicotine patch side effects??

Ok, so I am trying to quit smoking because it will make my stomach and esophagus problems better.... and it will save me thousands and live longer too!

Anyways, every time I try to put on a nicotine patch, it itches really really bad. I am told this is normal and that it goes away after a while, but for me it doesn't stop. So when I give up and take it off, my skin is irritated like it causes a rash or something like that.

Anyone else experience this? What in the nicotine patch would be irritating the skin?

I really want some replies because I really want to quit smoking and I know people are saying I am just making excuses and I want to make them realize that there really are side effects like that!

 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: Nicotine patch side effects??

yea it happened with me, but eventually i stopped paying attention to it and it disappeared, but after a few days with the patch, the 14 mg ones, I stopped using it, and went cold turkey, I figured smoking was just more of a habit than an addiction....anyway I find the period of time they want you to use the patch is outrageous, but I guess Its not for me cause ive only been smoking for 5 years, anyway, im rambling on, good luck with your quitting,

 
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:09 PM   #3
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Re: Nicotine patch side effects??

Hello,

Yes, this happened to me. I tried to ignore the itching and put emu oil on the rash. The emu oil cleared the rash up asap and the itching disappeared after several weeks.

Like you, I really wanted to quit smoking and knew that I needed the patch. So, I just hung in there with the itching. It really does go away.

Lu

 
Old 10-07-2005, 01:00 PM   #4
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Re: Nicotine patch side effects??

I'm on the patch now and I've been on it before (guess its not too effective) and I also find it makes me itch, but I'd rather itch and ignore it than turn into a big cranky *****.

Seeing as I've failed on the patch before, I have a new strategy. I'm starting on the lowest dosage because I find it helps me control my mood and I'm only going to stay on it for a couple of weeks. I figure this will help me break my addiction to the action of smoking without so much of the withdrawl symptoms.
I'll let you know how it goes.

 
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