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30-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Nicotine Patch Question
I'm a 24-year-old male weighing approximately 170 pounds and standing at about 6 feet in height. I am active in the fitness industry and have a slightly higher than normal metabolism. I have smoked only one cigarette in my life.

I'm going through some shit and trying hard to keep my alcoholism at bay. Today, a buddy of mine was going on about his nicotine patches and I asked if I could try one. Why? Because I feel like it, basically. (I'm aware that there are better ways to deal with problems. I don't care at the moment)

The patch is a NicoDerm CQ patch containing 21mg of nicotine to be released into the body over a 24-hour period. Based on the information provided above and any reader's past experiences with cigarettes/patches, can anyone give me a rough estimate of how I might be affected by this bad boy before I slap it on?

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30-12-2014, 03:26 PM (This post was last modified: 30-12-2014 03:30 PM by pablo.)
RE: Nicotine Patch Question
Nicotine is a stimulant, it could make you a little edgy.
Possibly cause sleep problems if you were to continue using it.
Could also increase heart rate and blood pressure.
I'm not clear on why you want to use a patch though if you don't smoke.
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30-12-2014, 03:30 PM
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Having been a smoker long time ago, I can remember what smoking felt like (an instant stimulant rush) and what patches felt like (nothing).

They're not realy designed to give you a drug hit: there designed to reduce cravings.

If you really want to get into nicotine (and I can't see why), nicotine gum might be a better option: more of the rush and controllable (i.e. spit out the gum, don't chew anymore).

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30-12-2014, 03:45 PM
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Sorry, accidental duplicate post that I can't erase... Sad

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30-12-2014, 04:38 PM
RE: Nicotine Patch Question
pablo and go fish said what I was going to say.

its a slow release of stimulant, like being on a pot of coffee all day.
might give you some jitters, might surpress appetite.

coffee and the like hit you quick, the patch will be slow but steady.


on the package it says not to wear patch and smoke because you might find yourself on the shitter all day.

if its too much, take the patch off and within 30-60 min you shouldnt feel the effects anymore.


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30-12-2014, 04:40 PM
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and the spot on your arm might feel a little itchy but you get used to it.


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30-12-2014, 08:49 PM
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Hmm. Just the way he was pitching it, it seemed appealing. He said it was incredibly calming and euphoric and that everything felt generally "good."

Naturally, I thought "Well I've gotta get in on that." Shy

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30-12-2014, 08:55 PM
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(30-12-2014 08:49 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Hmm. Just the way he was pitching it, it seemed appealing. He said it was incredibly calming and euphoric and that everything felt generally "good."

Naturally, I thought "Well I've gotta get in on that." Shy

Being a non-smoker, I doubt you'll feel the same effects.
Your friend feels good compared to craving a smoke.
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31-12-2014, 01:22 AM
RE: Nicotine Patch Question
(30-12-2014 08:55 PM)pablo Wrote:  
(30-12-2014 08:49 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Hmm. Just the way he was pitching it, it seemed appealing. He said it was incredibly calming and euphoric and that everything felt generally "good."

Naturally, I thought "Well I've gotta get in on that." Shy

Being a non-smoker, I doubt you'll feel the same effects.
Your friend feels good compared to craving a smoke.

Hammer + nailhead = that right there...

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31-12-2014, 05:44 AM
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(30-12-2014 08:49 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Hmm. Just the way he was pitching it, it seemed appealing. He said it was incredibly calming and euphoric and that everything felt generally "good."

Naturally, I thought "Well I've gotta get in on that." Shy

It is addressing a problem that he has and you do not have.

Don't do it - it's just a manifestation of addictive thinking on your part.

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