I notice this section of the forum is very quiet. I also notice that many, many people here don't use patches. I'm not going the vaping route for various reasons so thought the patches were a good choice. I know I am still addicted to nicotine.....I do know this The mental side of things was what was really scaring me. I thought if I used the patches for a awhile, I could tackle those horrible mental cravings. So far, it's working. I do have a huge fear of leaving the patches behind. I don't feel I will cave in and smoke again (I really don't and that makes me immeasurably happy!) but it's still scary. What I really want advice about is how long should I wear these these things. This is the advice given by the manufacturer:
If you smoke 10 or more cigarettes a day, start on Step 1 with the 21 mg patch. Use that for six weeks, before moving to Step 2 with the 14 mg patch for two weeks. Then on to Step 3 with the 7 mg patch for a further two weeks.
6 weeks for the step 1 patch!? Does everyone stick to that? I've done 13 days on step one and was thinking about dropping to Step 2 tomorrow morning. Is this a good decision? I know that will be hard for anyone to answer as we are all different......but does anyone have any experience they could share? I've started to take my patch off hours before bed. I think I do this as prep for the future. Any help would be appreciated.