Are you trying to quit smoking? Does it seem like every time you think you are ready to bite the bullet you can’t even make it through the first day? Have you tried and failed many times in the past? I know exactly how you feel.
Quitting feels like standing at the edge of a mountain looking up — it seems like an impossible feat to overcome. So if you are one of the millions of smokers who want to kick the habit for good, let me share with you the success I had with Nicoderm CQ nicotine patches.
I was a smoker for eight years. Started at age fifteen during my freshman year of high school. I knew better but I was so depressed that I figured ‘˜hell, what’s it going to hurt?’. DUMB MOVE!
So I kept smoking throughout high school despite having increasingly bad asthma. Then I came down with bronchitis my junior year which dragged on for six months. This was followed by yet another stint of bronchitis (chronic bronchitis at that point) my senior year for another six months.
My lungs HATED me!!
There were so many differences between Nicoderm CQ nicotine patches and other methods I tried to quit over the years. I tried cold turkey a few times but it was way too much of an emotional rollercoaster for me! I couldn’t handle it at all. I would get through maybe one day and then the temptation would be so strong I couldn’t stand it.
I tried cheap brands of nicotine patches and they worked okay but I still managed to smoke while wearing a patch. Yes. I loved smoking so much that I even smoked with a patch on (for those who have never used patches this is a HUGE no-no!).
Then there were the nicotine gums that tasted terrible and had zero effect on me. Yuck!
When I finally decided that I HAD to quit this summer, I did a lot of research on the best methods for quitting. It seemed that Nicoderm CQ had the best reviews of any smoking cessation programs I read about. So I bought myself a box of patches, wrote down all the reasons why I needed to quit (to improve my failing lung function and breathing troubles, save money, be a better mom, etc.) and kept a journal of what my body felt like each day that I was smoke free.
The first week was rough but after that it was honestly not so bad. Sure, I had my ups and downs. My advice to those trying to quit – get the Nicoderm patches and chew gum – LOTS of sugar free gum! It also helps if you drink plenty of water and green tea with antioxidants to help combat the heavy detoxification the body experiences during quitting.
It has been nearly FIVE months since I have touched a cigarette! I owe my success to my willpower but I certainly could not have done it without Nicoderm CQ. Those nicotine patches saved my life. I finally feel like I am in control and it feels great!