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Increased heart beats

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  1. alice chapeau
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    The patch seems to be making my heart race at times. Has anyone else had this? I have reduced to the step 3 patch. I smoked 50 years about 15 a day & did not notice this before ? 
  2. efram, quit coach
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    Hi Alice,

    Good question. Yes, this has happened to others. It could be a side-effect from the patch, but it could also be due to withdrawals.

    I also wonder if this could be due to using the patch together with nicotine lozenges and the inhaler (as you mentioned in another thread). With all three nicotine replacements, you may be getting more nicotine than your body is used to.

    Your doctor or pharmacist could advise further if necessary. 

    Congratulations on your 23 days!

    Hope this helps,
    Efram
  3. alice chapeau
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    It seems better since I switched to step 3 patch this morning.  I use 2 of the inhaler cartridges a day & maybe 1 lozenge. Thanks so much for your reply. Will report back in a few days. 
  4. efram, quit coach
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    That sounds good. I'm glad that it seems better with the step 3 patch.
  5. treepeo1
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    Hi Alice,

    I just wanted to congratulate you on your 24 smoke free days.  WooHoo!  You are doing great!
  6. alice chapeau
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    Thanks treepeo1!  This is a great forum. Everyone is so helpful. My racing heart has slowed a lot. I’m still on step 3 patch & 2 inhaler cartridges when the cravings get strong. It works. I even had a few beers last night with a bunch of smokers. I survived!  
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