Has anyone tried using the nicotine patch to go to remission? I have just started 6-MP, but I'm still on 10mg of steriods a day after six months of various doses and am eager to get off it. Since nicotine is reported to have a faster effect faster than 6-MP (1 month vs 3), perhaps I could get off the steriods faster if I use the patch. It doesn't appear that nicotine has any undesirable health effects. I've never smoked. My only real concern is addiction, and whether its hard to get off the patch after a couple months of using it.