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Old 05-27-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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i am using the patch to stop smoking i still have withdrawals is the patch meant to stop withdrawals

 
Old 05-27-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Re: curious

I think the patch helps to cope better with withdrawals, I don't think it eliminates withdrawals completely.

I tried quitting 2 years ago cold turkey and I only lasted 6 hours as the urges/withdrawals were too strong.

Whereas this time around, with the help of the patch & gum I have lasted 5 weeks 6 days. I think the patch/gum have helped tremendously, even though I still get withdrawals, they aren't as strong as when I went cold turkey.

Congrats on your quit.....keep posting..

Evonne

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Old 05-28-2007, 05:01 AM   #3
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Re: curious

thank you i have been getting bad heartburn and i dont know if the patches are causing this i also use the inhaler not much just a few times a dat

 
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Hi

The nicotine gum gives me heartburn if not chewed correctly :-( as I get carried away sometimes and treat it as a normal chewing gum.

Do you find you get the heartburn just after you use your inhaler because that could quite possibly give you heartburn.

Keep us posted

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yes i have had heartburn after using the inhaler also i have a sore throat with red blotches at the back i dont know if its caused by the inhaler

 
Old 05-28-2007, 02:28 PM   #6
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The patch just makes the withdrawal bearable. Usually the first three or four days on a new patch is bad as your body is adjusting to the new levels of nicotine.

 
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i find it hard to understand you stop smoking and you still get nicotine in the patch or inhaler

 
Old 05-28-2007, 03:42 PM   #8
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Nicotine Replacement Therapies ie....patch, gum, inhaler, give us the nicotine our bodies crave for without the cancer causing chemicals in ciggies. Then as you step down your dosage they gradually reduce the need for nicotine, until we don't need it anymore.

 
Old 05-28-2007, 07:44 PM   #9
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Hi Sharon! It sounds like you have a yeast infection at the back of your throat! Get in touch with your doctor tomorrow and have them give you anti-yeast lozenges to get rid of that. I had that and was that painful. Hope this helps. Take care--Hopeto--

 
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thank you i was worrying about that i did have one yeast tablet before i stopped smoking but it came back i dont know much about oral yeast infections but i have white ulsurs rad patches both at the back of throat and my tougne is coated do you know if this sounds like oral thrush

 
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thank you i was worrying about that i did have one yeast tablet before i stopped smoking but it came back i dont know much about oral yeast infections but i have white ulsurs rad patches both at the back of throat and my tougne is coated do you know if this sounds like oral thrush
Oooh, it sounds like thrush to me. No fun

The times I've had oral thrush, yogurt with live cultures gets rid of it quick. Plenty of yogurt during the day, then try gargling with some liquidy yogurt (yogurt shakes or smoothies) before bedtime.

I also think depending on how heavy you were of a smoker, the patch will affect you differently. I might be recalling wrong here, but the times I've tried the patch, I read that the amount of nicotine in the strongest patch was that of a pack of cigarettes. Well, for a 2 1/2 pack a day smoker, that's just barely taking the edge off!

Best of luck in getting rid of those withdrawals

 
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thank goodness i have some fungilin i will try them thanks everyone for answering i smoked about 30 rollups with filter tips a day would a 15 mg patch be less than that

 
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Hi Sharon--Absolutely sounds like thrush. My whole mouth and throat were sore and because my resistance was low with the quitting smoking, it came back with a vengeance. I don't know what they use in the UK, but over here it was Mycelex Troches. They worked like a charm. Let the gp know and if they say no it's not back, insist that it is. You know you best. Take care and hope you feel better soon--Hopeto

 
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