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Old 06-11-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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i have not smoked for 3 weekd using 15 mg patches and inhaler the doc is cutting me to 10 mg patches on thursday i am dreading it as i feel i have done ok after 40 years of smoking does anyone know if the cut will affect me as i dont want to start again

 
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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Re: patches

Hi Sharon

I have stopped smoking now for 8 weeks and I am still on the 15mg patch. I drop down to the 10mg patch also on Thursday. I will keep you posted on how I'm doing. Which at the moment I am sat here as I type with no patch since 3pm (UK Time) and I haven't had an urge to smoke. YIPEEEEEEE!!!!
I have no patch on because I find in this hot weather it's hard for them to stick properly........do you find this?

I asked my doctor could I stay on the full prescribed course which is 8wks -15mg, 2wks - 10mg, 2 wks 5mg patch.

I tried quitting 2 years ago and only lasted 6wks 5 days, I think this was due to reducing my patch too soon.

Keep us posted and CONGRATULATIONS ON THREE WEEKS QUIT

Evonne

 
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
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Re: patches

Strange, the patch is suppose to be AT LEAST a 3 month program, he wants to take you down already after 3 weeks??? I would be skeptical about that, way too soon!

 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:47 AM   #4
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Re: patches

i would like to stay on 15 a bit longer as i am still having pretty bad cravings i dont keep the patch on 16 hours 12 at the most every day

 
Old 06-14-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
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Re: patches

Here in the states our patches run 21mg, 14mg, and 7mg. We can buy them over the counter. I have found that over the course of trying to stop smoking that it takes at least 3 months if not more to succeed. I stopped again in aug 2006 after a 2 month relapse. I went off the lowest patch in Jan but had a problem with severe anxiety and cravings in May so I went back on . I will go off again in July. There was some slight craving when I went from the 21 to the 14 and then the 14 to the 7. Nothing from the 7 to 0. It wasn't anything that I couldn't handle. I think that we will get occasional cravings for awhile no matter what. But most of the time they will be managable. Just keep yourself busy and take deep breathes if needed. I love having the monkey off my back. No more going out in the cold to smoke. By the way, my doctor would rather see me on the patch than smoke. Godbless

 
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thank you for your reply i feel a bit more confident now

 
Old 06-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #7
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Re: patches

How Did Things Go When You Cut To The 10mg Pacth

 
Old 07-23-2007, 04:47 PM   #8
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sorry i havent answered i did not feel any affect when i dropped to the 10 mg patch prety much just the same

 
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