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Stop smoking

Patch keeps falling off.

39 replies

ICanSeeTheSun · 10/06/2014 13:04

Day 3 and hard without the patch but it keeps falling off and now had to put it in the bin.

Also got quick mist, so battering that today.

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WaffleWiffle · 10/06/2014 13:11

Put a plaster over the patch.

I used the losenges tho - brilliant.

Sidge · 10/06/2014 13:15

Wear it on your back, under your bra. Or on your bum under your knickers.

ICanSeeTheSun · 10/06/2014 13:15

Would it be ok if I put another one on today

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Sidge · 10/06/2014 14:21

Yes, if you have a 24 hour patch just change it 24 hrs after applying the new one. If a 16 hour patch just take it off at bedtime and put the new one on first thing in the morning.

ICanSeeTheSun · 10/06/2014 14:34

Thank you.

This is going to be tough, but will do it.

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ICanSeeTheSun · 10/06/2014 18:35

Oh god this is so hard, can't seem to motivate my self and my throat is starting to hurt

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Allergictoironing · 10/06/2014 18:46

Not a patch person so can't really help, but just chipping in to say good luck & try to keep at it. Maybe find something to fiddle with to take your mind off things, something a similar size & shape to a fag to hold? I know that won't help the nicotine thing, but could help a bit with the behavioural habit part...

PlentyOfPubeGardens · 10/06/2014 18:58

Weren't you vaping at one point, ICanSee? What happened - did it not work out in some way?

If the quickmist is hurting your throat, what about gum or lozenges, or an inhalator?

ICanSeeTheSun · 10/06/2014 19:23

Vaping wasn't for me.

Tried loads of different flavours and pens, I just think I wasn't suited to it.

I am now going to stop smoking wales, using the forum and trying to keep busy.

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PlentyOfPubeGardens · 10/06/2014 20:00

That's a shame. I hope you have better success with the patches and stop smoking services. If you still have the kit, might it be useful for a quick top-up when the patches aren't quite doing it?

ICanSeeTheSun · 10/06/2014 20:22

I still have the kit, my house is starting to look like a new pin.

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Fideliney · 10/06/2014 20:25

For some reason I never fully fathomed, I had less of a reaction/ better adhesion putting patches on buttocks Smile

WaffleWiffle · 10/06/2014 20:30

Good luck OP!

The first 3 days are worse. It will get a lot easier! Focus just of surviving without cigarettes at the moment. A minute or hour at a time if needed. On my first day I sent out hourly texts to my supporters just saying things like "3 hours a non smoker", "18 hours not smoking", "woo hoo, 38 hours" etc etc

ICanSeeTheSun · 10/06/2014 20:50

I think people on my Facebook may get a little tired but who cares

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PlentyOfPubeGardens · 10/06/2014 21:32

Do it here!

Day 3 is nearly over, massive well done and good luck for day 4 Flowers

ICanSeeTheSun · 11/06/2014 07:36

Day 4, let's do it

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PlentyOfPubeGardens · 11/06/2014 08:47

Good luck!

ICanSeeTheSun · 11/06/2014 20:43

Still doing ok.

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PlentyOfPubeGardens · 11/06/2014 20:45

Yay! Go you! How has today been?

Meh84 · 13/06/2014 20:39

Well done!! :)

It's a month tomorrow since I stopped smoking. I'm using the 25mg Nicorette patches and seem to be doing the trick.

You can do it! Keep going

OohQuack · 15/06/2014 22:59

Have u tried moving where you put the patch? When I had the urge I'd get the spray out and the inquiring minis good luck!

ICanSeeTheSun · 16/06/2014 17:40

Moved the patch and it now sticks all day.

Had a little slip up Friday night, but no more I feel rubbish the next day. Sore throat, chest hair smelled and so did everything else.

All rehashed and feeling a lot more determined.

Got my Stop smoking counsellor soon, if I have a crap score I have my self to blame.

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PlentyOfPubeGardens · 16/06/2014 18:56

You're doing brilliantly, ICan Flowers One little slip in over a week and you're back on the wagon already! Think of how many you haven't smoked. Good luck for your appointment x

ICanSeeTheSun · 16/06/2014 19:18

Very shocked at my score........ A big fat 0.

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PlentyOfPubeGardens · 16/06/2014 19:56

Woohoo! (that is good, isn't it? Lower is better?)

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