6 Days, Now Officially Off NRT

Blog Post created by tibbetsethan on Sep 30, 2020

These past six days have been incredibly hard. I lost my mom, I quit smoking/vaping, I found out that my Grandma is needing to get tested for Alzheimer's Disease, and I have been around smoking non-stop for 3 days. Let me just say, Thank God, I made it through and I am no longer feeling the need for NRT.


I know that normally you ride the NRT out quite a while, but at this point I really don't feel like I have the intense withdrawal or cravings that I used the NRT for so chewing the NRT didn't do anything for me at all. I got in the habit of just chewing regular sugar-free gum and then kept forgetting to put my NRT gum in and I guess got used to being without it lol. I do chew about half a pack of regular gum a day. I don't have the morning cravings anymore which I was so used to reaching for a cigarette or a vape for and at night I don't feel like I have to have one before I go to sleep. I still get a few cravings but they aren't as strong as the first 3-4 days. If I ever get really bad cravings, which I know I will and sometimes do, I've learned to just pop me a piece of spearmint gum and drink me a sip of water and then I'm good. Especially if I distract myself with a funny video or something too afterwards.


Still going through heck with my own doctors. I have to get another test done to see if my big nerve in my neck is messed up according to the pain doctor. In reality i know it's not messed up, I tried to tell him about my huntington's disease and he kinda just brushed me off and said "oh no this is a joint problem." 


Today I go to see my Neurologist in Lubbock which is about 2 and a half hours away so it's going to be a tiring day. I will update everyone what's going on later as I haven't seen my neuro in about 6-8 months.


Thank you for all the support and love through all this that I'm going through,

I hope you have a great and smoke-free day!


Ethan, 6 DOF