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Nicotine Patch Affect Menstrual Cycle
Can I just wear a nicotine patch forever instead of trying to wean off. I worked to hard to quit smoking and don't want to fall off the wagon.?
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Yes: Nicoderm (nicotine patch) has nicotine dissolved into the glue, so it is possible to "hack" the patches. Let's say that you can buy #14 patches that are 21mg each for $50. If you want to taper your dose over a month, apply a full patch for 1 week, 1/2 patch for 1 week, and 1/4 patch for 2 weeks, then you're off! There are some patches that have a gel reservoir that can't be cut, so examine before you buy! ...Read more
Yes: But if contact with skin is poor it will not work as well. ...Read more
Instr: Go by the instructions provided with the patches. I think most people step down after then 1st 4 or 8 weeks then at every two weeks thereafter. ...Read more
Prescription: If you have called a drug store and they do not sell it over the counter ask the pharmacist for advice. You may need a prescription from a health care provider to get it. Good luck with trying to stop smoking it will be well worth the effort. ...Read more
Nicotine patch: Shower, dry, then apply.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bathing with your nicotein patch should be ok because the side with nicotein is in direct contact with your skin while the exposed side is somewhat water resistant. ...Read more
Sometimes: It can cause rash or swelling which can give you pain. Do you have either of those? ...Read more
Replaces the cigaret: When helping someone quit smoking, we may prescribe one of a variety of "nicotine replacement systems": the patch, gum, lozenges, inhaler or spray. The pt sets a quit date; switches from smoking cigarettes to using one of the nrs's (such as the patch); and then the nrs is gradually tapered over the next 2-3 months, until nicotine has been eliminated from the body. ...Read more
Niether: Both are nicotine replacement. Either can substitute for the nicotine in cigarettes. I recommend trying with out nicotine replacement, because at some point you will have to go through the withdrawal. It is really not that bad, and cravings only last 2-5 mins. Distract yrself for that long w chewing on carrots or celery, deep breathing, meditation, running around the block, etc. Each time it hits. ...Read more
Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. Adding a cigarette simply increases the dose of nicotine. Punishing yourself by calling yourself a screw up does not help. One day at a time works best. If you wean off very gently, and use mutual support, you may find that recovery is possible. Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more
Not really: This is always an interesting question. Nicotine is dangerous for a pregnancy and can cause fetal growth problems among other things. No amount of nicotine is considered safe so the best option is to avoid completely. That being said there are many other dangerous substances in tobacco smoke. In patients who can not stop, the doctor & the patient would weight the risks of nicotine patches. ...Read more
Wonderful commitment: "The best way to break a habit is to drop it." Leo Aikman Honestly, we appreciate your desire to quit, but I bet with your doctor's help you may find more tolerable options. Good luck-- ...Read more
Usually not: Most smokers are more addicted to the habit of smoking than they are to the nicotine. That is why nicotine replacement wit patches or nicotine gum or inhaled nicotine works only in a small percentage of smokers. ...Read more
Cessation is great: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) can be effective in smoking cessation as will the gum, patches, etc. You must want to quit as well. Don't think the nicotine substitute (any form) will do it all. You must meet half way. Go on line for all the smoking cessation sites. I'm sure one will be helpful. ...Read more
Some in short run: There is moderate success in the short-run, but not much success in the long-run, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling (see a recent 2012 harvard school of public health study). However, given the serious health effects of cigarette smoking, inhalers may be worth a shot. Note that after quitting for one year, your risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by 50%! ...Read more
Yes, but. . .: There is moderate success in the short-run, but not much success in the long-run, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling (see a recent 2012 harvard school of public health study). However, given the serious health effects of cigarette smoking, inhalers may be worth a shot. Note that after quitting for one year, your risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by 50%! ...Read more
What complications can occur wearing a nicotine patch when a person has a blood disorder (thrombosis)?
My dad quit dip 3 years ago nut now has a urge for nicotine. Can he just use a 32mg nicotine patch to prevent this? Also does patch cause cancer?
Stopping Tobacco: Nicotine patches can be used for people who chew just like ones who smoke. The amount of patch depends on the amount of chew, just like it depends on the number of cigarettes one smokes. Using non nicotine mint snuff can also decrease the urges and cravings along with the patch. Patches don't cause cancer. Nicotine is not the cancer causing agent in the chew. Good luck, help him succeed! ...Read more
Nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler or e-cig? Which do you recommend more? My doc is not an advocate of ecig but I think it would be more helpful than inhalers have been
Your choice: First, it depends upon which e-cig you're thinking about. Some vaporize nicotine while others don't use any nicotine at all. Obviously, the latter are "best" but they may not be enough if you're really addicted to nicotine. In that case, any way to get you nicotine is fine whether patch, gum, inhaler or e-cig. Benefit of these options is less exposure to cancer-causing components in cigarette smok. ...Read more
I quit making about 3 weeks ago with s nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch approach. During the last several days a transparent like white spot appeared on my tongue. Help?
Nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch: Is probably not cause of the tongue spot. Congratulation on successful quitting. Get a doctor to look at your tongue, so that accurate diagnosis can be made and proper treatment initiated. ...Read more
If you don't use nicotine in the first place, using a patch will expose you to it, this could cause you to become dependent on it.
Also not having a tolerance to nicotine, could cause side effects, nausea, vommiting, increase heart rate, sweating, diarrhea.
Not recommended for someone whom does not have a nicotine addiction such as smoking in the first place. ...Read more
There are no listed dangerous interactions reported w/ any of the drugs you identify.
So good luck - I hope you are successful! ...Read more
Skin irritation: Your skin is very sensitive.Get a more detailed answer ›
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Nicotine replacement therapy involves the use of products that provide low doses of nicotine but do not contain the toxins found in smoke. The goal of therapy is to relieve cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms when someone stops using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Nicotine Patch. Nicotine patches are applied and ...Read more
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