Nicotine Patches

As I mentioned in my last post about e-cigarettes, I am going to be writing about nicotine patches this time.  I would just like to re-cap a little first.  In the past few postings, I have discussed briefly quitting cold turkey randomly, quitting cold turkey with a quit date, e-cigarettes and now the nicotine patches.  Continue reading

My Trials Of Stop Smoking Aids

Hi everyone it’s Lucy again. Today I want to talk to you about my journey with stop smoking aids which is also known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). I have tried a few different kinds and not all of them have worked for me.

Since I have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) I can’t use the gum. I have also tried lozenges, but my body and mind thought the lozenge was food and since eating is one of my triggers I would actually want a smoke after using it. And to be honest (to you reading, as well as to myself) to me the lozenge tasted horrible. It didn’t have that fruity taste I expected. Continue reading

Working On It

I am now 27 weeks pregnant and boy is the baby moving! This is the time where the baby’s position turns from upwards to downwards. I love the sensation I feel. I can’t wait for my next ultrasound. I’m having one done at eight months and maybe this time they will be able to tell me the sex of my child. I really, really want to know!

I’ve had a pretty stress-free February. I am currently involved in a program at CAMH for mood and anxiety disorders. It’s called AIM (Alternative Inpatient Milieu) and here I attend group sessions as well as individual counseling. Anyone can be referred, you don’t have to be part of the CAMH network. The program lasts for four weeks and you live and eat here. On the weekends you get passes to go home. It’s really helping me a lot, especially with quitting smoking. Because I have to walk off the property to have a cigarette, I don’t do it very often. It has become a chore. Continue reading