I have never been able to figure out how to join in discussions or express my concerns. Still don't know what I'm doing! Anyhow, my last cigarette was January 31, but I am getting worse, not better. I wonder if anyone else has this problem. I have no support at home--hubby 0f 41 years still smokes--hasn't seemed to bother me much, but triggers are killing me. Haven't told friends because I'm too afraid I won't make it. They would not be unhappy to see me fail because they all smoke! I used the patches for six weeks and I don't want to go back to them. I haven't used them since the middle of March. I was telling myself I was doing just fine, then all of a sudden about a week ago, I wasn't. I'm having a worse time now than in the beginning. I hesitate to write this because I don't want to discourage anyone who has just quit, but I really need to know if anyone else has his a patch like this and most of all, how long did it last?