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Just see how you feel with the 7 mg. If you can't adjust to the lower dose, you can always go back to the 14 and try again later. When you step down you will usually get a few pangs of withdrawal, so be prepared for it. Plan the step down for a time there will be less stress in your life, and you can stay busy to distract yourself.
Promise yourself you will come here and blog "HELP" before you go buy cigarettes (I HOPE you didn't keep any around!) and give us time to talk you down off the ledge.
Let us know how it does!
If you think you are getting too much nicotine then you probably are. I suggest to step down to the 7 mg which is about the same as 7 cigs. I believe you will be fine. Usually the timeframe is 4 weeks for each step but you know your body better than anyone else. Try it and see how it works out for you.
Welcome to the Ex. You didn't say way you think you may be getting too much nicotine. Are you having side effects? A pharmacist would be a good resource.
Like barbscloud said check with your doctor also. I have been on 14 mg for 18 days and thinking about going to 7. I believe that the sooner you can cut back the better, get all the nicotine out of your system. The people here will help anytime just ask, please don’t smoke. N O P E!!
The effects of smoking on the body are enormous, I never realized just how much until I started reading, I was amazed. It is going to take time, don’t rush yourself. Do it the correct way, you have come to far. Join us for the pledge every day and see the support you have.
My symptoms were raiped hearbeat, headache , upset stomach and dizziness I talked to my doctor and the pharmacy I am on the 7mg patches before I quiy smoking cigarettes I was just smoking 7 cigarettes a day and smoke only half of a cigarette a time. So it was just to much nicotine for me I feel better now thanks for the support
Mikiraelene30 That makes sense. They recommend certain mg. depending on how much you smoke. 7 cigarettes wasn't a lot compared to many of us who smoked pack(s). Glad you're feeling better now that you stepped down.
I would and do follow the guidelines. Reason being it helps from the relapsing. You can also choose other options Nico gum, loungers, instead of patches. Or whatever works for you.
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