Drug Ratings for NICORETTE

Average Rating: 2.7 (671 Ratings)

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 1  quit smoking Elevated blood pressure, extreme agitation, mood swings, anxiety and panic attacks. Decreased cognitive ability and memory issues. Loss of labido and sexual feeling. Yellowing of teeth perhaps due to enamel loss. Cystic acne. Lack of motivation, depression, very quick temper, dulling skin, crapiness around eyes and extreme dark circles. Horribly addictive! I wouldn't recommend using this product. The manufacturers of this products should be sued! F 53 8 months
10 mg
12/17/2014

 5  To stop smoking No side effects The gum has probably saved my life. I don't blame my other conditions on the gum, I think that would be ridiculous. M 62 7 years
12/12/2014

 3  Energy. Increase strength at gym. Mood swings and depression. Tolerance develop rapidly. On the #22 review. The person said, "I dont believe for one second they are more addictive than actual cigarettes. The amount of fake nicotine is much lower than that in actual cigarettes. I think most issues could be traced to the length of usage instead of the actual product." Hello?? Fake nicotine? Nicorette contains "fake" nicotine? So did we get ripped off the whole time...that the only boost we got was from the sugar? Good to know. Now we can save a lot of money and just use regular sugar gums to quit smoking. And the amount (of nicotine in Nicorette) is less than smoking. What? If you read through the review, it really sounded like Nicorette hired someone to write such a review. M 38 10 months
4mg x 5
12/2/2014
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 1  To stop smoking Hair loss, spots of blood under my skin on my forearms, chest pains, high blood pressure, numbness in arms and feet when sleeping, When you smoke a pack of low tar and nicotine cigarettes it is 15 mgs a day for the whole pack. You only absorb 10 % when inhaled. So that equals 1.5 mgs of nicotine for the whole day. If you take 4 mg lozenges up to recommended dosage limit of 24 tablets. That equals 96 mg a day of nicotine. This stuff is poison ! Someone needs to get it out of the stores. Total Garbage ! M 38 2 years
4mg 1X H
11/29/2014

 1  Stop smoking. None untill TODAY Rapid heart beat not taking them again after reading all this on top, At first thought they were great I am now on day 12 but I didn't have any gum earlier and had 1 cig in 12 days didn't like it and craved the gum more which I found odd....anyways got some more gum and ended up having one after the other without thinking about it so two in an hour and my heart raced so much nothing could calm it down lasted 20 mins was very scary and was pounding so hard i made my friend feel it who looked quite shocked! Also noticed before all that i was becoming a bit twitchy and jittery most days thought i was just withdrawl from smoking but reading others posts i'm beginning to think not! Helped me get past the first 12 days won't be taking anymore will just have to deal with the insomnia! F 28 12 days
4mg 7X D
11/19/2014
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 3  to get over smoking withdrawal Bloating,stomache distention and increased heart-rate. Thinking about quitting the gum soon F 43 4 months
4mg x10pc
11/16/2014
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 1  to quit smoking Terrible hair loss. If I quit the gum does your hair grow back? F 43 2 months
4mg
11/12/2014
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 1  to quit smoking vein walls weakening causing internal bleeding M 59 120 days
4 9X D
10/28/2014

 3  quit smoking Probably some bad breath. My teeth are fine as far as I know. But my hair has gotten a little thinner and is falling out too easily and i've only used around 20 of them, and I try not to swallow too much when I use it. This sounds common but its not listed as a side effect, and it has been around for a pretty long time, I dont understand. I should probably not touch my hair for a couple days? Im not gonna use the gum anymore since im getting some hair loss from such little use. M 22 25 times
2mg 1X D
10/23/2014

 4  had to stop smoking health problems burning scalp and numbness but the worst symptom hair loss F 53 3 years
4mg 5X D
10/19/2014
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 1  stimulant/antidepressant I never smoked. 1st piece was accidental - such a wonderful boost in mood and energy I became addicted. Every time I manage to quit I get terrible depression about 2 weeks off it. The depression is alleviated as soon as chew the first piece. I believe it's causing my gums to recede and hair loss. Please don't start taking this. If you smoke, use the patches or quit cold turkey. I have had the best results getting off the gum by using the patches for some reason. F 45 14 years
2mg 10X D
9/30/2014
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 1  To stop smoking My vitamin D levels dropped through the floor and the result of that was massive hair loss. I then got tooth decay, even though I'm very thorough with my teeth hygiene. In the last two years I have had 3 teeth removed and I'm about to lose a fourth. Six months ago I was diagnosed with heart muscle problems. The Cardiologist is baffled as to what is causing this. He believes its connected to my constant battle with low vitamin D. I'm still undergoing a mountain of tests. I am a 40 year old female, normally very fit. I'm a mountaineer, climber and TT cyclist. I'm slim and since giving up smoking have good lung output. I am totally and utterly addicted to Nicoreete gum. My husband gave up smoking without assistance. I needed something and used nicorette gum. Worst thing I ever put in my mouth. I am more addicted to this gum than I ever was to cigarettes. I only used to smoke 5 a day. I have 10 of the gums a day and its going up. F 40 3 years
2mg 10X D
9/28/2014
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 3  Patch to ease withdrawl symptoms Sore throat, runny nose, post nasal drip, eye twitch (trying to rule this out as I am a gamer), sneezing more often F 23 2 days
Step 2
9/8/2014

 1  to quit smoking cigarette When i decided to quit smoking, i immediately researched ways to quit without gaining weight. I know, it's vain and truslt me i feel awful about obsessing about my weight for so many years of my life without giving a thought to my health, safety and general well being. So in an effort to avoid weight gain, i started chewing the gum and it worked well until i became addicted to it. Initially i would reward myelf with a piece after a long day of work or a study session. As a medical student aware of the risks involved, i ignored the increased cravings i exoerienced for the gum and just kept buying it. Weeks turned into months into years and to this day i still cant stop chewing the gum. Ive been overseas to third world countries and worked with children who barely had food, water. And still on these very Trips i came prepared with my gum and chewed it shamefully. I know the physical addiction to the gum is related to the sugar content as well which makes it even more addictive. I am now insulin resistant and wonder if the use of sugar all day has contributed to this. I am thinner than ever, which whoopdeedoo was my goal. But i feel horribly guilty about the money i spend on my addiction not to mention the root canals and current medical expenses, i feel pathetic and really cant stand what i have done and continue to do to myself. I think about all the money i could have donated to start medical clinics or at least donate supplies. Its just a shame. If youre reading this.and F 31 6 years
20mg
9/4/2014
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 3  quit smoking Terrible gas, heartburn, & sour stomach. Dry mouth & bad breath. Just didn't feel well most of the time but couldn't put my finger on why. Hypersensitive teeth. For someone who is prone to addiction, the lozenges are extremely difficult to quit. I have been cigarette-free for 2 years (I smoked and took the lozenges for the first 3 years), so it did help me accomplish that. The problem is that I ended up loving the lozenges more than the cigarettes. They are so much more convenient and much harder for me to quit! I was taking way more than I needed to simply because I could. I had to reach a "rock bottom" physically and mentally - I just felt so sick and depressed all the time, my teeth ached and the flatulence was unspeakably disgusting. I never told doctors or dentists about the habit because it was my dirty little secret I didn't want anyone to take away! But deep down I knew what it was doing to me. I quit the lozenges about a month ago after finding this website and reading the comments and side effects. It literally scared me straight. I went to an herbalist for stress/adrenal support supplements because of course your system will crash once you take away the nicotine. I have been chewing a lot of gum to help with the oral fixation. F 42 5 years
4 mg 10X D
8/28/2014

 3  quit smoking mouth sores very expensive and addictive M 55 2 years
2 10X D
8/17/2014

 4  Curb desire to smoke I use 2 - 3 2mg tablets per day--usually breaking them in half using every few hours. Smoking was always about self-medication and helped me out of a propensity to experience depression. Now, I use Nicorette as an anti-depressant without any major negative side effects. I use a very low dose though. It releases just enough dopamine to put me in that "feel right" place. I recently experienced 2 cavities--I don't know if it is due to deeper grooves in my molars or if Nicorette has a role. I'm just going to add more Listerine, flossing water and Trident gum to my day--hope that'll help. SSRIs may be overkill in treating some forms of mood disorders--nicotine and caffeine have helped me greatly and been inexpensive. I need just a low dose though--if you're using more than 10 tablets a day (even 2mg but esp. 4 mg) perhaps a drug like wellbutrin is a better solution for you. F 40 10 years
2mg 3X D
7/25/2014

 1  Stop Smoking Terrible gas, upset stomach, anxiety, overall sense of feeling like "something" is wrong with me, mouth and tongue sores, hyper-sensitive teeth. This stuff is more addictive than cigarettes and I've never had flatulence like this. Non-Stop Stinkbombs... :-( M 42 2 months
2mg 10X D
7/22/2014

 1  To quit smoking Anxiety, tiredness, hair loss, dry mouth, tooth decay. F 39 4 years
2mg
7/18/2014

 1  quit smoking MASSIVE HAIR LOSS! HOT FLASHES. FINGER NAIL THINNING. A sudden chill like feeling through my body and especially on my scalp. I started this gum and then quit....only to pick up again right after my mom past away in 2012. I would NOT recommend to even start it. I am now more addicted to it than I was smoking! One thing that made me want to SUDDENLY QUIT was I had massive hair loss. Along with a lot of other symptoms. Then I decided to link the two together and I googled it only to see MANY OTHER PEOPLE are also saying the same thing. One day, I will see those commericals that ask "have you ever chewed Nicorette Gum?" Did you have hair loss? Then call this number......" F 44 5 years
4mg 10X D
6/24/2014
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 1  replaced snuff 1. bone spur--required elbow operation to remove 2. stretched ACL & MCL in hiking accident--healing took 2X time vs. ortho surgeon diagnosis 3. hi blood pressure--kept going higher, even after starting Lisinopril (had to double Lisinopril dosage); frequent nose bleeds 4. hair loss in shower, when combing 5. all kinds of tongue sores, teeth sensitivity, horrible metal taste in mouth--gums & teeth just don't feel "right"--found myself skipping brushing teeth in morning, just to make the first nicotine buzz of the day more effective 6. new joint pains never before experienced--in finger, toes, & knees--some "dead" spots, like nerve problems on top of right big toe & foot (never had this before) 7. breathing difficulty--had to take Bronkcaid first thing in morning After a very sore tongue last week, I decided to just stop this nicotine stuff cold turkey. Something has to just "kick in" in your brain to stop on-the-spot. It's the same as when you tell yourself you'll start back exercising TODAY, and then you just do it. I quit tobacco once before around 20 years ago...I can't believe I got hooked on nicotine again. Around a year ago, I tried this 4MG gum & realized the buzz was better than snuff & I switched. Something in the back of my mind always knew this stuff wasn't really good for me, but I never added up all the symptoms and analyzed them analytically. Right there on the box, they say stop after 12 weeks...but nooo, I kept going--just like everybody else on this blog. Then--7 whole days ago--the switch flipped for me, and I said to myself, "to hell with this"! And I just stopped--cold turkey. Stopping like that brought the situation to the forefront of my consciousness, obviously. And on day #3, I discovered this blog. Wow! Once I faced the fact that I was saturating myself with this stuff, I began to investigate it on the internet. And I stumbled onto this blog--just like you did. Then I began to think about all my symptoms over the past year--which had never been a problem for me in the past--and I was able to make the conscious connections. If you are reading this--you are obviously thinking about it too. You need to stop--right now! Just go flush it all down the toilette, so yo M 52 1 years
4 MG 10X D
6/20/2014

 4  To quit smoking 1. High Blood appeared after 2 years of use. My BMI is 22 and I have a good physic. I eat good and no junk food at all. The only reason I can find is these gums. 2. Sensitive teeth. Perhaps enamel eroded because of continuous chewing. 3. Dehydration and dry mouth. Always in need of water. 4. Increased motility of intestines ( looser stools). 5. Totally addicted to the gums. 7. Tinnitus (Not sure if Gum is the culprit) and its very painful. OF all the side effects, its hypertension which worries me most now. I have a good physic, and I exercise regularly. My weight is 70 kilos at 5'8". I should never have a high blood pressure problem, It does not even run in the family. Only these gums can be the culprit. M 48 2 years
2mg 1X H
6/15/2014
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 1  Stop Smoking Used to quit smoking, Teeth Destroyed. $20000.00 worth of work needed....removed enamel and punished the teeth, pain throughout my mouth. Implants and extractions to take away the pain. Long Term Use Has Consequences. Know them, even if they don't tell you about them, or do a "forbidden" study. M 51 18 years
2 mg 10X D
6/15/2014
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 3  Cut back my smoking Becoming hooked on 4mg lozenges Love my lozenges and i smoke 20-25 menthol cigarettes a day still. Nicorettes helped me cut back from 50-60 a day, but god I need them now! F 37 7 years
4mg 7X D
6/8/2014

 5  To stop smoking I have experienced some minor mouth sores. Nothing too painful or extensive I have read a ton of negative reviews. I also noticed that most of the negative reviews were posted by people who have used the product incorrectly. I was a light smoker, smoking fewer than 10 cigarettes a day but I really wanted to quit. The mini lozenges have been so helpful in helping me do it! I have followed the recommendations on the package and am on step three of weening myself off of them. They arent designed for you to be on them for years. They are designed to be on for 12 weeks. I have been on them for 8 weeks and I havent noticed anything major. I have had 2 canker sores which I believe the lozenge has caused but that is minor in comparison to what smoking can cause me. Im grateful that I had this product available to me. I dont believe for one second they are more addictive than actual cigarettes. The amount of fake nicotine is much lower than that in actual cigarettes. I think most issues could be traced to the length of usage instead of the actual product. F 41 8 weeks
4mg 3X D
5/27/2014
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 1  to quit smoking Hair has turned dry and brittle and just falls out constantly, had all tests done but everything came back fine, it has to be this!! Can anyone tell me how long it will be tilll hair goes back to normal, have been nicotine free for 8 days now F 34 2 years
1X D
5/26/2014
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 3  stop smoking facial blisters, aging skin, gallbladder removal, canker sores I never had before. Don't use it! Just cut down on smoking and you'll quit. 3 doctors can't diagnose my facial outbreaks, now they think its herpes simplex 1. I had perfect skin before. F 58 10 years
2 7X D
5/18/2014

 1  To stop smoking. I can't get off of them! I have COPD and would die quickly if I ever start smoking again. My teeth are rotten and they look like I'm on crack. Not to mention the cost! F 55 5 years
1+boxes wk
5/17/2014
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 2  To stop smoking cravings Increased motility of intestines (ie looser stools and diarrhea), smelly gas, cramping, unquenchable cravings for more nicotine, flu-like symptoms at times, thinning of hair (may or may not be related), sensitive teeth (may/may not be related) I've mainly been using the Target brand cherry 2mg lozenges. I have used the Nicorette brand as well. It's all the same to me, my body. I started a new job a few months ago and was scared because of my farting problem, plus the squirts that I get often, especially when having coffee 1-2 times a day. I should mention I have IBS and am lactose intolerant. Also, I've had SIBO in the past. If you have IBS, please get off nicotine gum/lozenges. You will feel much better. I cut down yesterday and already feel better. Took my last half of a lozenge an hour ago, then I'm done. Sheesh, what an addictive habit this has been!! Hope I don't develop cancer from the crap in these things that's been accumulating in my body. Good luck!!!!!! M 33 3 years
2mg 1X H
5/13/2014
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 1  Stop smoking for the birth of my ci Raised blood pressure; symptoms of type 2 diabetes that came to light 4 years ago. Sudden aging of skin, loss of teeth Symptoms of diabetes e.g high blood sugar levels diminished effectively by dietary control - complete omission of refined sugar. GP assured me long term use of nicotine chewing gum would have no harmful effect in the long term and that its use not related to elevated blood sugar levels. Subsequent to ceasing taking nicorettes completely (which required a near super-human effort) all type 2 symptoms have vanished with the support of evidence from regular bold tests. When I started taking nicorettes there was no advice on long term effects. According to what I have read recently there is an absence of definitive research on its effects over time especially if the 'recommended' usage period is exceeded. In my opinion nicorettes are very highly addictive and appear to have profoundly affected my life by the presentation of type 2 symptoms. The GPs I have spoken to over many years appear to be quite ignorant of the addictive and pharmaceutical potential effects. I bitterly regret having spent so much money on the product over such a long time. Quite scandalous when I think about it. M 43
4mg 10X D
5/6/2014
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 1  Stop smoking for the birth of my ci Raised blood pressure; symptoms of type 2 diabetes that came to light 4 years ago. Sudden aging of skin, loss of teeth Symptoms of diabetes e.g high blood sugar levels diminished effectively by dietary control - complete omission of refined sugar. GP assured me long term use of nicotine chewing gum would have no harmful effect in the long term and that its use not related to elevated blood sugar levels. Subsequent to ceasing taking nicorettes completely (which required a near super-human effort) all type 2 symptoms have vanished with the support of evidence from regular bold tests. When I started taking nicorettes there was no advice on long term effects. According to what I have read recently there is an absence of definitive research on its effects over time especially if the 'recommended' usage period is exceeded. In my opinion nicorettes are very highly addictive and appear to have profoundly affected my life by the presentation of type 2 symptoms. The GPs I have spoken to over many years appear to be quite ignorant of the addictive and pharmaceutical potential effects. I bitterly regret having spent so much money on the product over such a long time. Quite scandalous when I think about it. M 43
4mg 10X D
5/6/2014
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 1  Stop smoking for the birth of my ci Raised blood pressure; symptoms of type 2 diabetes that came to light 4 years ago. Sudden aging of skin, loss of teeth Symptoms of diabetes e.g high blood sugar levels diminished effectively by dietary control - complete omission of refined sugar. GP assured me long term use of nicotine chewing gum would have no harmful effect in the long term and that its use not related to elevated blood sugar levels. Subsequent to ceasing taking nicorettes completely (which required a near super-human effort) all type 2 symptoms have vanished with the support of evidence from regular bold tests. When I started taking nicorettes there was no advice on long term effects. According to what I have read recently there is an absence of definitive research on its effects over time especially if the 'recommended' usage period is exceeded. In my opinion nicorettes are very highly addictive and appear to have profoundly affected my life by the presentation of type 2 symptoms. The GPs I have spoken to over many years appear to be quite ignorant of the addictive and pharmaceutical potential effects. I bitterly regret having spent so much money on the product over such a long time. Quite scandalous when I think about it. M 43
4mg 10X D
5/6/2014
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 1  have been on them for 3 years . Can not get of them.and have lost teeth.8io F 3 years
4.mg
5/4/2014

 5  Quit smoking I love it I have been on off the gum for 9 years I have lost a few teeth due to it F 44 9 years
2mg
4/29/2014

 5  in order to quit smoking A little nervousness. Occasional upset stomach. Occasional sore throat. It helps quit smoking M 55 3 months
2 MG 5X D
4/25/2014

 3  Quit dipping Sore jaw, headache, some insomnia I came across this site to try to find an explanation for the symptoms I've been experiencing. I had tried Nicorette gum in the past year for a day or two at a time to give up a 20+ year dipping habit, but then started to use it full time almost 3 months ago and haven't dipped since. Felt great until about two weeks ago when my mouth and jaw started to hurt a lot. Just went for a dental exam because I was scared it might be oral cancer and thankfully was given a clean bill of health. Now am convinced it's the Nicorette and I WILL be done with it within the next few days. I am scared about what this seemingly safe product might do to by body. I would advise avoiding using this gum because it is very addictive and may not be as safe as many believe. M 41 3 months
4 MG 4X D
4/22/2014
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 5  to stop smoking the only side effect I experienced was not wanting to smoke. This worked very well for me and i did not gain any weight when i quit smoking I have not had any side effects, but I am completely addicted to the gum. I went from 4mg to 2mg (10-15 pieces a day) a few years ago to "ween" myself off the gum. I wanted to stop because it literally controls my life - i had to have it at all times. ALL times - on a hike, at my wedding, swimming, gardening - you name it, i also chewed the gum. I was petrified to stop, I knew the withdrawals would be terrible. MUCH to my surprise, there were no withdrawals. I started chewing regular gum and I am fine. I am a "mind over matter" type of person though. I realized what this was costing me and did not want to continue putting chemicals in my body. Once i internalized that and made my decision, I was fine. I chewed A LOT - taking one out and immediately replacing it with another. This is a mindset, as is the decision to quit smoking. Quitting smoking was WAY harder than quitting the gum. JUST DO IT. F 38 8 years
2mg 10X D
4/18/2014
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 3  to quit smoking - increased heart rate - nausea - hair loss - pimples (mini cystic acne) on face - dizziness It helped me quit smoking but now Im addicted to Nicorette. Damnit. I have to chew at least 6 a day. Now I really have to quit because it's expensive, not meant for long term use, and I don't feel as if it makes a difference when I chew since my tolerance have gone up (chewing 4mg per time). Besides, my jaw's starting to hurt a bit. I guess the best thing to do is keep your mind occupied and stop thinking of smoking or chewing. F 32 1 years
24mg
4/13/2014
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 1  Quit chewing tobacco Throat swelling, heart palpitations, frequent sore throats, enlarged lymph nodes, painful gums, receding gums, enamal wear, muscle weakness, sore neck, My only advise is to either quit smoking/chewing cold turkey, or to slowly wean yourself off by reducing consumption. I have used these lozenges since November 1, 2012 and never noticed withdraw symptoms from quitting Skoal which I used for 10+ years, smoked for 10+ years before that. Reason is that this is basically just a different "brand" of what I have been trying to quit. This isn't a tool to replace, this is a more expensive "Brand" of additiction which no doctor will say is bad for you. They all will say use only for required time (12 weeks or so) then quit. Yeah, whatever. I've fallen asleep at night with a lozenge in thinking these are just fine for you! Hey, they only have one harmful chemical in them (nicotine) compared to the hundreds in tobacco! Only this is concentrated nicotine, unregulated (sure it's FDA approved, so was DDT, sucralose, and others). This stuff will cause cancer, straight up. I have a son, and do not want to die before he graduates high school, so I quit chewing tobacco. I was very proud of myself. Now, these things are going to cause me harm and it is impossible to stop. I am going to slowly wean myself off them and be done, for good. No more of their poison, thank you. M 41 2 years
2 MG 10X D
4/9/2014
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 3  9 years of Nicorette addiction Nicorette started out as the perfect alternative to smoking while at work. Clean, discreet, fresh breath and my much loved nicotine buzz. 9 years later I'm 30 years old and chewing 10-15 pieces of 4 mg a day. That's a lot of nicotine I've realized!!! I'm chronically dehydrated, nauseous all the time , have unexplained weakness, low blood sugar, food cravings, dry mouth, racing heartbeat at bedtime, heart palpitations and random tremors in my chest throughout the day and lightheaded ness a couple hours each day. All around I feel like something is not right but I've learned to live with my symptoms and tolerate then. Hard to remember what I use to feel like. If I don't chew the gum my symptoms drastically improve... Only problem is, I'm addicted. Yes, I will cry without my gum and the day just doesn't go on without it. Something that makes me so sick, yet I allow it. This stuff is a bad thing to get started on, especially if you really enjoy the sensation nicotine gives you rather then the actual act of smoking F 1 days
40-45mg
4/7/2014
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 5  to stop smoking I got the runs!! Better than cancer. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT HELPS ME STOP SMOKING. I FEEL GREAT! M 42 4 weeks
lozeng
4/3/2014
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 1  As a "safe" source of nicotine Insulin resistance, weight gain, inability to lose weight, dental problems, lowered estrogen levels, reduced libido, tinnitus, swollen lymph nodes in neck, utter dependence. Vastly more addictive than cigarettes. After years of not smoking (was never a heavy smoker) I stupidly bought a box of Nicorette gum thinking it would help me through a stressful time in my life, as cigarettes had done in my 20s. I also hoped it would help me control my weight. Not so much. Turns out even moderate use led to hormonal changes and insulin resistance - both of which led to weight gain. It took two attempts at quitting this gum to succeed, and I was a light user compared to many. It took a major effort that included exercise and nutritional approaches (controlling blood sugar with supplements -- cinnamon and alpha lipoic acid -- daily aerobic exercise, and a diet rich in Omega 3s and low in carbs) to succeed. I did a ton of research, then waged all out war against this addiction and finally won. The weight fell off in the process. My libido is back. The tinnitus is gone. Nicorette is poison. DON'T START. It is very, very difficult to stop, and the stuff takes a serious toll on your health, even with moderate, but prolonged use. F 44 2 years
1-2 10X D
3/19/2014
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 2  gum, inhaler -massive wrinkles, aging almost overnight -gums receding considerably -did manage to quit smoking for over a month but skin and gums in disrepair...My skin and gums almost look worse after than before quitting smoking. -I beg you to remove Sucralose even if gum will taste bad...remember that smokers inhale distasteful smoke..we are used to it, so gum without artificial sweeteners would benefit us much better without the dangers of artificial sweeteners. As a former smoker, I never, ever, never, never wanted sweetness when smoking. I enjoyed the inhalation. I hate sweet, sugary substances. Get rid of that dangerous substance of Sucralose, Aspartame...these chemical substances are dangerous whereas the body can't metabolize them. -Results of using Nicorettes on a daily basis: massive wrinkles, aging almost overnight -Results of using Nicorettes on a daily basis: gums receded considerably -Results of using Nicorettes on a daily basis: did manage to quit smoking for over a month, but looking in the mirror, my forehead has wrinkled considerably and my gums have receded to the point of no repair. Over the time span of quitting smoking, my face and gums have aged considerably. I am worried I may loose some teeth as the gums have risen far too high yet I cannot afford a dentist for a consultation F 47 2 months
4 10X D
3/15/2014
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 1  Stop smoking Horrible. Horrible. I have chronic hives , high blood pressure, still joints,stomach aches , diarrhea all due to this gum. Get off it today. F 52 8 years
4mg 20x a
2/13/2014
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 1  to quit smoking cigarettes I have lost a lot of hair, I used to have very very thick hair. I also have tried many times to quit without success. I have withdrawals sick & cranky F 57 3 years
4 mg
1/30/2014

 1  To quit smoking without gaining kgs Bloating, heart palpitations and irregularity. Mouth sores in the beginning and it chewing too many. Painful joints shoulders/ fingers. Constant Pins and needles in big toe left foot. Broken fillings/ teeth. Hiccups. Mood swings when I run out of gum. I am on day 2 of quitting cold turkey ! I ordered some Big Red gum online ( cinnamon) set the date for quitting (the day after Australia Day) so far so good?? Have had a few cravings but they pass quickly. Had really bad insomnia last night. I am determined not to be a slave to the gum for the rest of my life. NRT has controlled the last 15 years of my life, not any more. F 50 15 years
Up to40 mg 1X H
1/28/2014
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 2  To stop smoking Ruined enamel on my teeth, and I never had any dental problems! I have been using this sine 1990, I have not had the urge to smoke, but as time went on (like any drug). I required more and more of it. Originally was using 2 mg, then started using 4mg in 1997 to present. I have been weaning myself off it for the past 2 weeks. I am down to 2 to 3 pieces a day. Highly addictive! If you are going to use it, monitor yourself. I have spent easily over $60,000 on this horrible addiction. F 47 22 years
4 mg 2X H
1/27/2014
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 4  To Quit Smoking I have had multiple crowns and root canals. I often get bad canker sores. I assume these are due to the Nicorette. I need this like a drug addict needs Meth! F 52 14 years
4mg 2X H
1/21/2014
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 4  To stop smoking I have used intermittently for 8 years. I still get the urge to smoke but instead use Nicorette gum. I have experienced no side effects although I believe I am still addicted to nicotine but am now taking steps to reduce the amount of gum I use. F 34 8 years
4mg 10X D
1/21/2014
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 4  To stop smoking cigarettes. My blood pressure was normal before i.e. when I used to smoke(110/70). Few days ago I had difficulty breathing and mild pain right between my chest. I got myself checked and the problem was elevated blood pressure (150/110). Right now I am on some blood pressure medicines ( ACE inhibitors etc.) and Klonopin (1 mg ). It was hard for me to quit but now I stopped chewing gum and smoking cigarette altogether. My condition is improving these days. I found it more addictive than cigarettes but can not blame it completely. It depends more on the will power of the user. Does what it says. M 26 2 months
8 MG 7X D
1/12/2014

 1  Quit smoking severe stomach pain M 54 1 days
30 mg 4X D
1/6/2014

 2  Quit smoking Started 4mg 10x per day 6 years later about 30 2mg a day. I quit when I found it has caused Rosacia and a very red face after taking. Also went to dentist for what I thought was a filling that fell out, turns out it was a hole in my tooth, dentist says I have worn 25%-50% of me teeth, they though I was grinding teeth when I slept but when I am in deep sleep I have my mouth open. M 35 6 years
30 2 mg
1/3/2014

 1  To help quit smoking cigarettes Asthma, foul breath, insomnia, unpleasant dreams, bloating, gas, constipation, possibly contributed to stage 3b chronic kidney failure (glomerulosclerosis) This "medicine," manufactured by Big Pharma, is just as addictive as tobacco cigarettes. I've been chain-chewing these things for 8 full years, and I'm now done with being a slave to this product! I've switched to e-cigarettes -- vaporizers -- which is a much gentler nicotine delivery system. (I use the Volcano brand of e-cigs; their e-fluid is made in the US, -not- in China). Seven days now with no gum, and I already feel much better! Don't start chewing Nicorette because you might end up with a brand-new addiction and a whole host of health problems. F 54 8 years
4 mg 2X H
1/3/2014
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 3  Quit Smoking Initially no ill effects. Effective in stopping smoking. I didn't follow the regime, and continued to use Nicorette after quitting smoking. It led to loss of taste, especially the loss of taste of salt. After 8 weeks of not using it, taste returned. Using one last pack, I began to have sensitivity in the mouth and noticed a marked reduction taste. I'm done with nicorette. Use as directed, and make sure you taper and quit use as directed. If needed, join a support group. Nicorette is for eliminating addiction to nicotine. It is not intended as a substitute for nicotine. M 57 12 months
2mg 8X D
11/25/2013

 3  To give up smoking My gums are bleeding and they are receding at a fast rate - very addictive . I would not recommend this product although it's helped me to cut down smoking . I would not use this again or recommend nicotine gum !! Doctors and nurses don't warn u of receding gum a M 28 49 days
2mg 9X D
11/24/2013
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 3  To stop smoking many years ago F 46
2 mg X 15+ 1X D
11/14/2013
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 1  Stop Smoking I gave up smoking many years ago (15+) and took up Nicorette gum. I became totally addicted and was only able to stop about 6 months ago. this process was extremely difficult as I believe that Nicorette is much more addictive than smoking. Do not touch this product to give up smoking Very expensive. These guys are making a fortune by selling and extremely addictive product at substantially more than cigarettes M 56
80mg 2X H
11/13/2013

 3  Quit smoking Instant and intense heartburn. I've been smoking for only six months. Maybe I'm on too high of a dose but not even smoking itself gives me such intense heartburn. take some fast-acting heartburn meds along with your gum! F 51 2 days
8 mg 2X D
11/5/2013
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 1  To quit smoking Addiction. Tmj. Ache, hives and rashes. Throat inflamation and hard to treat infection. Extreme dry mouth. Repeated Sinusitis. Stomach upsets, bloating, gas, pain. Insomnia. I gave up smoking in the hopes of becomming healthier, my only complaint was asthma. The gum has left me with more problems than I had before and I sincery regret ever touching it. Even if I try smoking again I still crave the gum and have been known to smoke and chew the gum at the same time. Although I now crave the gum more than ciggerettes even though I loved smoking snd oked heavily for 15 years! Ive been getting reocuringly poorly since shortly after starting the gum, the severe sore throat and infection and ache being the worst, previously I had never suffered from spots or ache ever before in my life, not even as a teenager! im now 33. I suspected the gum may be csusing me problems and eventualy its gotten so bad it propted me to curiously find out online if otherd were having similar issues with the gum, and I found mamy were having similar problems. Its made me realise that nicotine is a poison, and there is no 'safe way to ingest a poison' ridiculous to even suggest there would be. As far as Im concerned I had my last piece of gum an hour ago and the rest is going in the bin. I just hope now eventually I get rid of this latest severe 6 week throat infection, thats if it isnt something worse caused by the pure poison in the gum. I also think that nicotine from the gum stays in your body longet than it would from cigerettes, at least the bsd effects may well. F 33 7 months
2mg 1X AN
10/7/2013

 1  Quit smoking addicted to gum 5YEARS I finally found someone actually many others addicted to the nicoteen gum honestly thought it was just me i quiet 5 years ago have not had a cigarette in 5 years but chew the gum every day approx. 15- 20 pieces a day 4MG I don't know what to do I'm so scared, I just am begging to find answers, I had cancer once that's why I quit smoking in first place... But was ovarian cancer... But decided to quit to be safe, smoked for 25 years I am a 39 year old single mother and I am just begging for help! I don't know what to do or where gotten anymore I'm losin my mind, I went and bought an electric smoke today that so didnt help, I couldn't go more then a few hours without my nicoteen gum.... If anyone knows what to do please contact me riverlee74@hotmail.com would be greatly appreciated!! I tried to chew normal gum past few months.. But it's just not the same... Please someone anyone that understands... How can we quit the gum??? Or should I just start smoking again I'm so stressed out!!!!! Please help F 39 5 years
4 5X H
10/6/2013

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