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Old 02-26-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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i have stopped again on the patches and inhalator the thing is this may sound stupid but i have stopped a few times but dont feel as if i am realy stopped because i am still using nrt that means i am still on nicotine but something else i am thinking about is will i go through withdrawals again when i stop the nrt i was reading somewhere on the board that you do and by using nrt you are just prelonging it any info on this would be helpful as i cant even feel happy about quiting because i am still getting nicotine i feel as if i am just going round in circles

 
Old 02-26-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: nicotine

I think any NRT is safer for you than smoking. It's pure nicotine and your not getting the 4000 other chemicals that smoking brings.

I understand what your saying about just prolonging the addiction. NRT did not work for me, but it has worked for many.

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Old 02-26-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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Re: nicotine

thank you for the quick reply did you stop smoking

 
Old 02-26-2008, 02:16 PM   #4
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Re: nicotine

You will go through the withdrawls, but, they won't be as intense as complete cold turkey. I got off the Commit lozenges after 4 days and it was 2-3 days that I still had strong cravings, but nearly as bad as when I tried without anything. Don't worry about that right now. Your looking to the future and worrying yourself for nothing. You can cross that bridge when you get to it. You are not getting as much nicotine on those as you did with cigarettes. You should feel good about that, don't think your not quitting because you have those. You are quitting, just doing it gradually. Stay strong, you can do it!!

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Old 02-26-2008, 02:24 PM   #5
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Re: nicotine

i am a 30 a day smoker i am on the second step patches the first time i sopped i was put on the first step but started smoking again when i stopped again i tried the step 2 i was of for 2 weeks back on for two days now i have not had one from sunday thats what i mean about going round in circles i dont think the ten mg patches are very strong

 
Old 02-27-2008, 08:18 AM   #6
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Re: nicotine

I quit smoking using chantix, I'm currently on day 15 without cigs. I think I'm actually going to quit this time. I'm kinda worried about coming off the chantix, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

Good Luck

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Old 03-01-2008, 08:38 AM   #7
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Relax and take it one day at a time. I stopped smoking using the patch and hypnosis. I went back and forth on the patch. I stayed on it longer than suggested and worked my own schedule. My doc said it was okay since it was better than smoking. In fact I was off the patch for 4 months and got an overwhelming urge to smoke. So I went back on the lowest patch for a couple of months. I have been patch free for 7 months and smoke free for 19 months. If it hadn't been for a 2 month relapse in 2006 I would be smoke free for over 2 years. I did not have any noticable withdrawal from the patches. So keep it up. Godbless

 
Old 03-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #8
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Re: nicotine

how did you feel when you first stopped the patchess did you have withdrawals

 
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