Ever used the patch to quit smoking?

captainsgirl captainsgirl
My doctor just had the prescription for the patch filled. 85 whopping dollars. but hey if it works i save a lot more in the long run.
so I have smoke for 13 years, everyone in my family just quit and i am ready. i have one pack left, when its gone im starting.
the only tip my doc gave me was pop a mint when in need, distract myself at the obvious times i usually would smoke and cut a straw in half and hold it like a smoke if i need to for the habit.
so have any of you tried the patch? did it work for you? was it hard? any tips?
(i cant take chantex bc of my meds im on and i tried the e cigs and neithr worked, nor can i quit cold turkey)
04/03/2013
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Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
I tried the patch. They failed miserably for me because the concentrated nicotine in the patch made my sensitive skin break out horribly. I previously quit for a year and a half (before stupidly picking them back up) and did it by using toothpicks. I would chew/suck a toothpick when I had a really bad craving. For about a week I went through a 100+ box of toothpicks a day but it helped me with the oral fixation and to keep my fingers busy.

I would love to know how it works for you and wish you the absolute best I need to quit again...
04/03/2013
Kitka Kitka
I quit quite successfully using the patch. You will want to switch it around from arm to arm, etc. because it will become rashy and what not if you don't. Just follow the other tips your doc gave you and use the patch as directed and you should do just fine. I wish you the best of luck with it, I know it can be super tough sometimes no matter what you try!
04/03/2013
edeneve edeneve
I started w/ the patch & it didn't work, then I used Wellbutrin and then later added using the gum. it was a 3 month process for me, but I was successful.
04/03/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by Chastity Darling
I tried the patch. They failed miserably for me because the concentrated nicotine in the patch made my sensitive skin break out horribly. I previously quit for a year and a half (before stupidly picking them back up) and did it by using toothpicks. I ... More
now im nervous b/c i have really sensitive skin.
04/03/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by edeneve
I started w/ the patch & it didn't work, then I used Wellbutrin and then later added using the gum. it was a 3 month process for me, but I was successful.
i cant use wellbutrin or chantex bc im on anti depressants.
04/03/2013
married with children married with children
we don't smoke, but I tried to get my father in law to try the patch to quit smoking. Had no luck with him.
04/03/2013
Eugler Eugler
I tried the patches for lucid dreaming once.

I successfully quit 3 years ago with the help of Allan Carr's book 'The easy way to quit smoking'. Nothing else, No sweets, didn't gain weight, no chewing, never had any nicotine craving since.
04/04/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by Eugler
I tried the patches for lucid dreaming once.

I successfully quit 3 years ago with the help of Allan Carr's book 'The easy way to quit smoking'. Nothing else, No sweets, didn't gain weight, no chewing, never had any nicotine craving since.
interseting..im about to put the patch on so we will see.
04/04/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by captainsgirl
My doctor just had the prescription for the patch filled. 85 whopping dollars. but hey if it works i save a lot more in the long run.
so I have smoke for 13 years, everyone in my family just quit and i am ready. i have one pack left, when its gone ... More
I did it without the patch. I bought some herbs (loose tea; NOT black tea but plants like passionflower, catnip, and damiana,) and rolled my own no-tobacco cigarettes. I've been clean for almost three years! Was it hard? YES. It was also the best decision I've ever made. Seriously. My entire life has improved. I sleep better. My anxiety is better. Everything is better.
04/04/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I tried everything; patch, gum, pills, more pills, mints, cold turkey.

What worked for me was electronic cigs.

I started out on a moderate amount of nicotine and gradually, over a year, worked down to none, vaping just a nicotine free liquid until I didn't need even that.

I"m now two years and 3 months smoke free and SO much happier.
04/04/2013
Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
This post gives me hope that I will be able to quit soon!!! I do not want my kids to pick up this horrible, expensive habit from me

I might have to look into that book...
04/04/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I can't do the patch because of my lilly white (nearly albino) skin. I tried it once and had a mark for weeks from just one patch.

I quit for 6 months with the gum, but I can't chew gum and hate mint/cinnamon.

Ecigs worked for a bit.

In the end, it all boils down to willpower (your Resolve and Composure).
04/04/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have not used the patch and don't think I will. I have tried the pills and with my bi polar they made me sick and suicidal. It took me a bit to figure out why. This was when it was first coming out with them and the doctor's did not know much about the side effects. Let me tell you I was heated. So I am scared to try anything else right now.

I have used the Ecigs and did well for a couple of weeks. At some point I want to get a big kit with the juice refills. I think that would be better. I think also I would have went longer if the company I got them from was good. The cartridges were supposed to last me 3 months at least but it only lasted 3 days. I was heated. I had brought extra too. Then when I tried to contact them I never got a response back.
04/04/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
well so far so good. my last cig was over 5 hours ago and im actually ok..that is good for me.
04/04/2013
Eugler Eugler
Good luck!

I wish you success!
04/05/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
My doctor just had the prescription for the patch filled. 85 whopping dollars. but hey if it works i save a lot more in the long run.
so I have smoke for 13 years, everyone in my family just quit and i am ready. i have one pack left, when its gone ... More
That's why I haven't tried it -- it's too expensive.

That's great that you're doing this, though! I hope you'll update and let us know how it works for you. I'd really, really like to know! Heck, you might could even do some articles on your journey!

I wish I could give you advice, but I have none. My mom and grandfather tried Chantix and they had very nasty side effects. My grandfather passed away shortly after, so I don't know for sure if it was even a little bit of help for him, but I know the side effects were getting dangerous and I was pretty sure he'd had to quit using it before he became ill anyways.
04/05/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have not used the patch and don't think I will. I have tried the pills and with my bi polar they made me sick and suicidal. It took me a bit to figure out why. This was when it was first coming out with them and the doctor's did not know ... More
This is exactly what some of my family members experienced! The depression and negative thoughts. I even noticed a change in one of their attitudes and just a change in how they acted in general. They weren't happy. I'm honestly glad my family quit taking it, even though they continued to smoke, I was getting worried over the bad side effects.

I tried E-cigs too, and the ones I used weren't cutting it and was costing me double what I paid for smokes, so I had to ditch that scam. I'd like to try another one, a better one though! My dad started using an E-cig just last week. I'll have to remember to ask him how it's going for him. He's extremely strong willed though and has quit numerous times, so I know the E-cig would really be a big help for him.

See, I had the same problem as you! The cartidges were "supposed" to last and the package promises to save you all this money, and then... bam. You're out and you're craving a cig and you're disappointed as hell.

Which did you use because I too got in touch with the manufacturers who made ours and they promised to send a free one for our "troubles" when I just wanted my $ back, but said I'd just agree to the free one. The scamming assholes never sent it! I bet it was the same company you dealt with!
04/05/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by kendra30752
That's why I haven't tried it -- it's too expensive.

That's great that you're doing this, though! I hope you'll update and let us know how it works for you. I'd really, really like to know! Heck, you might could ... More
It cost me 85 a month. However i was smoking a pack at day which equalls out to about $185 a month. So im saving in the long run
04/05/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
I havent had one since yesterday woot woot! I have had 2 major cravings, but i pushed thru them. the only side effects I have had from the patch our a slight headache, my arm (where the patch is located) is slightly achy and crazy ass dreams.lol..but it is helping soo much!
04/05/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by kendra30752
This is exactly what some of my family members experienced! The depression and negative thoughts. I even noticed a change in one of their attitudes and just a change in how they acted in general. They weren't happy. I'm honestly glad my ... More
Thanks I was trying to remember what those darn pills were called. The Chantax sucks and are no good of course now they have what side effects and stuff they have.

Sorry to hear your family members experienced the same symptoms as well. I hope that it did not have a effect on your grandfather. That would be so sad to find out but you can never tell.

Mine was thru Bulldog I actually got it at a place called Waterbed and Things. They said I could not return it there and had to call the company but I got no where. I too ended going back to smoking as well. That is why at some point I would like one of the higher priced ones with the juice refills that way I know it will work instead of the ones they sell in the stores.
04/05/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
I havent had one since yesterday woot woot! I have had 2 major cravings, but i pushed thru them. the only side effects I have had from the patch our a slight headache, my arm (where the patch is located) is slightly achy and crazy ass dreams.lol..but ... More
Good luck glad to hear your doing well on the patch besides the side effects.
04/05/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
Ok, it has been 2 days and im going nuts!! any words of advice??
04/06/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
Ok, it has been 2 days and im going nuts!! any words of advice??
ok today is day 3 and i had one however, of course i was like why did i even do that didnt change anything, so the patch is back on.
04/06/2013
Eugler Eugler
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
Ok, it has been 2 days and im going nuts!! any words of advice??
Read the book:

The easy way to quit smoking by allen carr.
04/08/2013
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