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Old 06-22-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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i stopped smoking on 21 of may i am using 15mg patch and the inhaler but i am due to cut to the 10mg patch and im realy worried about it as i may get bad withdawals again anyone cut the patches could you let me know how you were any answers would be helpful

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Old 06-23-2007, 07:00 AM   #2
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Re: worried

Hi Sharon

Congrats on just over 1 month quit that is excellent.

I cut down from 15mg patch to 5mg patch about 8 weeks into my quit, on the advice of my doctor :-(....i didn't think I was ready, like you I was worried on how I would react,wether I would have bad withdrawals again.

Well I am still here and 9 weeks 4 days into my quit, and on a 5mg patch with 3 pieces of nicotine gum a day. The withdrawals were stronger but they settled down again within 72 hours of reducing the patch. I don't think the withdrawals were as bad though as they were at the beginning of my quit, as I was also dealing with the habit side of smoking also.

If you don't think your ready yet to reduce the patch, have a word with your doctor and see wether you can stay on the 15mg patch abit longer. I was on the 15mg patch for 8 weeks.

Keep us posted


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