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Nicotine Patches

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by The Sum of Awe, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Realitarian

    Jan 23, 2011
    I have no idea where to put this so i'll put it here.

    When should I put on a nicotine patch? How long do I keep it on? How many should I use in week?
  2. apophenia

    apophenia Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    It all depends ...

    Where ? Somewhere different each time if you don't want badly irritated skin. I found that upper arm works well. Slightly different place each time, alternate arms. I tried putting them on my chest and I swear it caused pains and heart racing, possibly that was coincidental, but it happened a few times. They will fall off if you swim or use a sauna.

    How long do you keep it on - some patches are 24 hour so you don't wake up with a craving, others are for daytime only. Depends on you and how bad your addiction is. I can't sleep with them on.

    Use them every day, but use the lowest dose that works for you. They can cause overstimulation. The strong ones are STRONG. Like disco pill strong. I start talking with the spirits after a few days on the strong ones. Be careful.

    They often don't work for people because the craving seems to be for more than just nicotine. Either attachment to smoke, or maybe one or more of the other 4 thousand chemicals in cigarettes.

    Main advice - do not give in to the urge to smoke while using them. Remove the patch if you are going to crack. Otherwise your addiction gets stronger.

    Wash the skin when you remove them if you have sensitive skin.
  3. dust1n

    dust1n Zindīq

    Nov 14, 2007
    Post-Anarchism Austin, TX
    I'm not sure, but it's a good thing if you are looking to quit. I started at 15 and continued way too much (probably worse decision ever) and quitting is so difficult.