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Reducing My Nicotine Cravings
Nitrous Oxide
Citation:   melli. "Reducing My Nicotine Cravings: An Experience with Nitrous Oxide (exp81738)". Erowid.org. Jan 6, 2017. erowid.org/exp/81738

4 carts. inhaled Nitrous Oxide (gas)
    transdermal Nicotine (patch)
Allergies, Nicotine Dependency & Nitrous Oxide

Am writing this in the hopes that my experience may spark some research into alternative uses of nitrous oxide (or help others explore these uses). This would be inexpensive research to accomplish, might get someone a nice PhD, and could make life easier for a lot of people cheaply.

Last night, with the intention of reducing my nicotine cravings, I inhaled the nitrous from four whippet canisters using balloons. I have been on the patch for fifteen years. Whenever I lower my dosage, my nicotine cravings get extreme and I have to go back to a 21 mg patch or I cannot function in polite company. While I would be satisfied with using nitrous to step down my nicotine use incrementally, I was hoping for a home run - to be released completely from the addiction.

At the time of this writing there are several articles online regarding successful breaking of addictions, including nicotine addiction, using nitrous, as well as a blog post on healing a broken heart.

This morning, I woke up easily and found that my allergy to dust mites had gone. Even though I sleep on hypoallergenic bedding, every morning for the last twenty years I wake up as a mouth breather. This morning I stood up and took huge long delicious breaths through my nose. 'This is what it feels like to breathe normally!' Wow. Been a while.

The allergies came on after I took care of a dying person for a long time. My understanding is that prolonged stress diminished my adrenal glands' ability to create cortisol, which inhibits inflammatory responses, like allergies.

I have been a serious stress-monkey for the last several weeks while I've been involved negotiating a difficult contract for my company. This morning I feel very relaxed. I don't feel like stress is consuming me like it has been.

I feel so much less stress right now that I'm wondering what else got affected.

I feel so much healthier than I did 24 hours ago.

The nicotine craving has diminished a lot. Yes, I woke up craving nicotine, but it wasn't foremost on my mind like it normally would be, and I don't think it's what woke me up. I seem to be doing fine with half a patch. I don't know if it's because I'm less stressed or if the parts of my brain that are associated with addiction have actually been affected.

Oh yeah, it was also fun. Although I did not see any deity, I had a nice cuddly buzz that lasted through the evening. I slept well.

Exp Year: 2009ExpID: 81738
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 47
Published: Jan 6, 2017Views: 4,705
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Nitrous Oxide (40), Nicotine (383) : Addiction & Habituation (10), Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), General (1), Alone (16)

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