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Coming off NRT question

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  1. ocean
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    17 Apr 2018
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    Hi, about 10 days ago I stopped using the 21 mg. Patch, and then put it on only from 2:30 pm. until 9:00pm.  I'm doing well now that I've found a physical outlet during this time about 3 times a week (Walk to Quit), so I decided to just use NRT gum between these hours (maybe 5 peices of 2 mg.) But I'm running out of NRT gum and still have leftover patches.   If I go back to using the patch for these 5 hours a day (my critical hours), am I going up in milligrams of nicotine?  Has anyone only worn a Patch for the late afternoon - early evening hours when tapering off NRT?
    I'm 3 months quit, and was using the 21 mg. Patch and gum for the first three months.  I find it's the mental part which I have the hardest time with now, and just need support after work so I don't slip.  Thnak You,
    Ocean 
  2. lillian, quit coach
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    Hi Ocean,

    Members who have experienced this hopefully will share their knowledge soon but in the meantime, if you do have the time, a really good resource is a pharmacist.

    Check in with a pharmacist about dosing, how much nicotine the patch provides in the hours you are wearing it and go from there. To be honest, I wonder if you are actually reducing the nicotine not upping? But they can really answer it accurately!

    Congratulations on your quit Ocean, you are an inspiration!
    Lillian

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  3. eagerquit
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    Hi Ocean,

    Congratulations on your progress. You are an inspiration to me. Your question should really be referred to a professional, I think. Anyone else might just be guessing. Lillian's idea of a pharmacist is a sound one. The website for your brand of patch might also have a "contact us" area to ask questions.

    Enjoy your success!

    Eagerquit

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