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Naomijoy
Quit 136 days ago
Last night I had a very hard time falling asleep so I slept in today. When I woke up I didn't put the patch on until I left the house which was after dinner.  At some point while I was out, it fell off but I didn't notice until I was home and I was wondering why I was suddenly having sudden intense cravings. I do want to ween myself off the patch so I'm thinking to mix things up and perhaps not put it on first thing in the morning and take it off when I come home instead of wearing it until bedtime. I'm also hoping this will help my insomnia that I've been having since being on the patch. Has anyone else done something similar?
Last reply: August 15 @ 11:00 pm
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,376 days ago
    August 13 @ 6:56 am
    Naomi,  do what you have to and if it works for you, so be it.  If you need more answers as I didn't use the patch ask your pharmacist or quit coach. Best of luck, Lucille.
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 1,049 days ago
    August 13 @ 9:05 pm
    I started on the patch Naomijoy and forgot to put one on day 2 after my morning shower. Realized it around noon that day and just said F-it. Let's get this done right away and I never put another one on after that.
    Was it the right decision? Obviously for me it was but I am NOT recommending this for you or anyone else for that matter. The reason I'm relating this story is to show, it IS possible. Anything is possible if your commitment is strong enough. There's only 1 rule when quitting - NOPE! (Not One Puff Ever)
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      Naomijoy
      Quit 136 days ago
      August 13 @ 9:11 pm
      Thanks! The pharmacy called today about the next batch and I asked for the last stage. I think that stage 2 is too much nicotine for me and has seriously disrupted my sleep patterns despite taking it off at night. I’ll try the last stage and see how it goes but for now I’m going to take it off a few hours before bed. 
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    queeneybee
    Quit 94 days ago
    August 15 @ 9:40 pm
    Whenever I have tried patches in the past, I've had to take them off when I went to bed or I would never sleep.
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      Naomijoy
      Quit 136 days ago
      August 15 @ 11:00 pm
      Last night I took it off a bit earlier and also took some melatonin and had the best sleep I’ve had for 2 weeks since not smoking. I’m going to go down a stage and hopefully ween myself off the patch soon:)