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NRT QUIT   Quit Support

Started Jun-8 by BlueDahlia29; 545 views.
BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Jun-8

Thank you so much Loreficent, extremely helpful. Been an hour and a half without, have a strong mint in my mouth and atm I'm fine but I know tomorrow might be rough. I will reach for a lozenge before a cigarette, like you said it wouldn't be the end of the world.  Definitely don't want to go back to smoking or drinking. I wouldn't even quit the lozenges if it wasn't for the cost of them, would save so much if I can stop and that would be so nice. I've pretty much have had nicotine in my system since I was 12 years old, yikes, that's 36 years, it will be amazing when I break free completely.  I really appreciate you taking the time and thoughtfulness to share your experience and advice, truly helpful and nice to know I'm not alone.   

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jun-9

Oh, you’re so welcome Blue. We are just swimming through this primordial soup of life together really, floundering our way. Of course you are not alone. We are all here for you. Worry about tomorrow then. Tonight is a lovely night and I hope you sleep well. In the grand scheme of things, this is not as big a deal as we make it often, but I definitely know those trying moments. They do pass. One moment at a time is all we need. blush

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Jun-9

Made it 10 hours, 7 of those was sleeping lol. Next time will shoot for 11 hours.

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Jun-9

Good for you on 10 hours.  

I am now at 13 hours without the cigarette.......

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Jun-9

Way to go Lubbercat, that's fantastic!!!

KatieKat84

From: KatieKat84

Jun-9

Hi Blue,

Good for you thinking about coming off the NRT. I used the inhalator a bit at the start of my quit and then patches for about 10 weeks. I had some quit support through my doctor and the person I saw helped me to plan coming off the NRT. The plan really helped me because then it didn’t feel haphazard and dependent on willpower and how I was feeling. It wasn’t set in stone but just a general plan that could be tweaked.
 

I liked the patches because you just put them on at the start of the day and forget about them, and the different doses makes it easy to taper.

I still get a kick out of not having to worry about packing a little supply of nicotine when I go out. It feels like true freedom!

All best to you,

Katie

Quit 4th March 2017

KatieKat84

From: KatieKat84

Jun-9

Great stuff Lubbercat! :)

Katie

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