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Step 1 to Step 2 Cravings

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  1. ff
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    22 Apr
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    being on step 1 for 6 weeks, i managed to get past the craving and i was feeling pretty good. Yesterday i moved to step 2 and i feel like the first day on step 1. Any advice? i feel that this is going to happen two more times (step 3 and off the patch) going nuts.. I had to pop some lozenges which i didn't do on step 1 

    Thanks!
  2. cec57
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    22 Apr in reply to ff
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    hi i was on nrt aswell i found that when i lowered my patch i had to use lozenges as well only for the first couple of days then i was fine. however i was told that if you are not ready talk to a pharmacist or doctor. i hope this helps you out.nothing wrong with using gum or lozenges or spray to get by. good luck
    Last modified on 22 Apr 2020 16:49 by cec57
  3. quitfriend
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    22 Apr in reply to ff
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    Hi ff,
    I used the patch and the gum. The cravings when stepping down the nicotine level of the patch are quite normal. I had to employ my strategies again for coping with the cravings, like distraction, meditation, exercise and deep breathing. I also used the gum and slowly decreased the amount of it that I used. It does pass.
    quitfriend
  4. jenna lee, quit coach
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    Hi ff,

    I could not add anymore great advice than the ones already given by your supporters here.

    Just like they said: this is normal. Use the lozenges is need be, and implement some other craving strategies as-needed. There is no 1 way to quit, so do what you need to do, and no need to rush this.

    Best,

    Jenna Lee
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