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While a sore throat and nausea/indigestion are common side effects of nicotine lozenges, I appreciate your concern and totally support your decision to quit using the lozenges.
It would be a good idea to have a talk with you physician to discuss your health concerns and get advice on ceasing use of the lozenges.
Debbie is right. You quit smoking cigarettes, and you can quit the nicotine lozenges, too.
I’ve been on the lozenges for over 10 months now. I always mention it to my docs and they all say 'better than smoking'. I struggle too with the fact I am not a smoker but still an addict (tho without nicotine we are always recovering addicts). I wish I had some wisdom for you. I’m using about 4 2mg lozenges a day plus half a 7mg patch. The quit coaches told me we only get about 1 true mg from the lozenge.
I’m quite torn on taking on another quit as life is very stressful right now. I feel that makes a huge difference for success. Reading your post sounds stressful. Maybe some mental prep and more acceptance? I’m certainly no expert. But, you aren’t alone, maybe that helps some.
Well done on your quit! That’s amazingly impressive!!
Have you thought about finding a candy or sweet substitute that is similar in taste / texture to the nico lozenge and cutting down gradually that way?
Hello. I so identify. During one of my quits I used lozenges. Did not need cigs as i used lozenges instead. The result was i used so many I ended up in casualty with a massive panic attack.
Sorry I have gone on----just hoping you will see lozenges are not a saviour (like I did).
You are obviously determined to quit. I wish you only good vibes for your quit.
Quit 24 Aug 19