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!
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,
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.