First, congratulations on taking the first steps in your quit journey by planning a quit and trying a quit aid. It sounds as though the patch was helpful for a period of time, but that you still experienced a really strong craving. Now, from what you've shared, I am unsure whether you smoked, but there are definitely things that might help with this kind of situation in future. It is also a great sign that you are addressing how you are feeling now; it demonstrates your commitment to quitting!
Finding something else to keep your mind occupied and delaying are both great strategies. It is hard to do this sometimes! We would definitely encourage you to continue to try these in the future when you are craving.
Combination therapy might be a good option for you (such as using the NRT patch with NRT gum). There are five different forms of NRT all available over-the-counter, and pharmacists could help you decide what might be best for you. You can also learn about the various NRT products on our website by clicking My quit plan when signed in and then navigating to I am ready to quit.
If you have any further questions, you can call 1-877-513-5333 and speak to a quit coach.
- Kate R
Last modified on 24 Mar 2019 15:29 by kate r, quit coach