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Doctor insights on: Has Anyone Ever Experienced Joint Pain Whe Using Nicotine Replacement Therapy Patches

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I stopped smoking and using nicotine replacement therapy at the same time. Is this safe?

I stopped smoking and using nicotine replacement therapy at the same time. Is this safe?

Sure.: Smoking while on nicotine replacement would be harmful. Stopping smoking and starting NRT is fine, as long as it ultimately helps you quit smoking. ...Read more

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What, if any, are the long-term effects of using a nicotine replacement therapy?

What, if any, are the long-term effects of using a nicotine replacement therapy?

Not clear: The long term effects of nrt are not clear, however, dependence upon the replacement is possible. Yet, compared to smoking itself, I suspect the long term effects of nrt pale in comparison. There have been no links to increased cancer or cholesterol or heart disease with long term use of nrt. ...Read more

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To stop smoking who should use nicotine replacement therapy?

To stop smoking who should use nicotine replacement therapy?

Anyone: Who can't stop on their own and who won't or cannot take Chantix or wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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What are the best tips to quit cigarettes without nicotine replacement therapy?

What are the best tips to quit cigarettes without nicotine replacement therapy?

Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more

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I am finding it hard to quit smoking. Please advise on nicotine replacement therapy.

Blood should help!: I hope experts in nicotine also answer - but let me add this to whatever they say. A part of smoking that is actually good for you is the breath pattern. It is the best way to clear old air, lowers BP and helps us relax. So, when folk quit - they lose this. Don't! Keep doing that pattern as often and long as if you were smoking - just w/o the tobacco. It will help! ...Read more

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Does nicotine replacement therapy work for anyone at all?

Yes: If you are motivated, and truly hooked on nicotine, then nicotine patches can help a lot with the cravings. If you are not motivated, it won't help much. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who must not use nicotine replacement therapy?

Is there anyone who must not use nicotine replacement therapy?

Probably: Those with allergy to nicotine, unstable heart conditions, and periperal arterial conditions including rayneuds. Of course, they shouldn't be smoking either. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of undergoing nicotine replacement therapy?

What are the side effects of undergoing nicotine replacement therapy?

Depends on strategy: With the nicotine patch, it is sometimes redness around the patch site. Be sure to alternate sites. With the gum and lozenge, not much, but people complain about the taste sometimes. With the inhaler, not too many issues. With the nasal spray, some people feel it triggers thoughts of other drugs if they have a history of snorting other drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any risks in taking nicotine replacement therapy after quiting smoking?

Are there any risks in taking nicotine replacement therapy after quiting smoking?

Not clear: The long term effects of nrt are not clear, however, dependence upon the replacement is possible. Yet, compared to smoking itself, I suspect the long term effects of nrt pale in comparison. There have been no links to increased cancer or cholesterol or heart disease with long term use of nrt. ...Read more

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Has nicotine replacement therapy worked for anyone?

Yes: If you are motivated, and truly hooked on nicotine, then nicotine patches can help a lot with the cravings. If you are not motivated, it won't help much. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nicotine replacement therapy while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take nicotine replacement therapy while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: The best choice is to avoid nicotine exposure to the baby if possible, but compared to smoking, it is a much better option. Studies have shown dramatic short- and long-term risks to the developing baby when exposed to all the chemicals in tobacco. Carbon monoxide in smoking is far more dangerous than nicotine replacement, and can cause decreased oxygen levels to the baby's developing brain. ...Read more

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What could cause groin pain and joint pain 8 months after total hip replacement?

What could cause groin pain and joint pain 8 months after total hip replacement?

A socket problem...: Groin pain could be failure of the socket implant to achieve bone ingrowth, which means it is loose.

Another common cause is tendinitis of the psoas tendon. This can be treated with nsaids, injection of steroid into the tendon sheath, or surgery to relieve impingement. ...Read more

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Low WBC and platelets, fatigue, hip replacement w/rod in femur (new, deep pain in that femur), joint pain, headaches, what's going on?

Low WBC and platelets, fatigue, hip replacement w/rod in femur (new, deep pain in that femur), joint pain, headaches, what's going on?

Usually due to: Infection or adverse effect of medication. There are obviously many possibilities. Sepsis should be evaluated for in someone with low wbc, low plt, new pain at site of hardware, & systemic symptoms (headache/fatigue). It could be very serious and life threatening. ...Read more

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What are the best therapies for lower back pain (s.I. Joint pain)?

Several: Regular stretching, core strengthening, proper posture & mechanics, massage, acupuncture, some topical treatments, osteopathic manipulation & more can all be effective low back pain treatment. The si joint is complex and takes much of burden of forces transferred from the upper body. By restoring proper function, omm can help provide sustained relief from low back pain due si dysfunction. ...Read more

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Why do elderly adults benefit from sea water therapy for joint pain?

Why do elderly adults benefit from sea water therapy for joint pain?

Not sure: History is full of accounts of "spa therapy" and in the 19th and 20th centuries and even today, many people believe in the healing powers of water therapy, particularly when that water is full of minerals. Athough I do not think anyone really knows how it may work, there are many people who feel better when they go into salt water. I would never discourage someone from doing it. ...Read more

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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

See below: No correct answer here. Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, I would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions. ...Read more

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How soon could I expect results from [hysical therapy for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How soon could I expect results from [hysical therapy for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

Varies: That is a very difficult question for any physician on here to answer. Many factors need to be considered such as appropriate diagnosis of the symptoms, severity of injury/pathology, cause of injury (ie inflammation vs structural), durations of symptoms, premorbid condition, social hx such as smoking, type of therapy implemented, etc. Key to therapy is your diligence and appropriateness of therapy! ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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How can magnetic therapy reduce joint pain?

How can magnetic therapy reduce joint pain?

No: I can't think of any reliable magnetic therapy to reduce joint pain. ...Read more

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I've cracked my joints for years and I have joint pain everywhere what can I do and tests/treatment?

I've cracked my joints for years and I have joint pain everywhere what can I do and tests/treatment?

STOP: Doing that!!!!!!! You are irritating the otherwise healthy YOUNG joint cartilages! You are ASKING for arthritic problems in the future!

My opinion only!
Hope it helps you!
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Do doctors discontinue wellbutrin (bupropion) if joint pain starts in the first week of treatment?

Do doctors discontinue wellbutrin (bupropion) if joint pain starts in the first week of treatment?

Not typically: Joint pain is not a typical side effect of wellbutrin (bupropion). Symptoms like joint pain can be evaluated and treated by primary care docs. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture for lower spinal pain/si joint pain or back problems in general an effective treatment?

Is acupuncture for lower spinal pain/si joint pain or back problems in general an effective treatment?

Yes: Acupuncture is very effective for muscular back and joint pain. Electro acupuncture is especially effective. ...Read more

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How much does COOLIEF procedure cost for treatment of sacroiliac joint pain?

Don't know: Depends on your insurance, your providence, and if it is approved. It is Cooled Radiofrequency for chronic pain. I do not know if it will help sacroliac pain. ...Read more

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50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment?

See details: Unless you have severe pain and swelling, you do not have gout. It you do not have gout, then there is no reason to treat a mildly elevated uric acid of only 7.3 mg/dl. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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My mom is 50, she has leg pain mainly, in joints, doctors prescribe only pain killers, is there any better treatment for joint pain.?

Arthritis: Painful arthritis can be treated many ways. In mild to moderate cases, people can find relief using oral anti inflammatories, topical pain relievers, injection therapy, rest, ice, and physical therapy. More severe cases may have to be treated with surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Despite being on high treatment plan 4 ra. The severity is still high. Severe flare ups. Severe joint pain. Extreme difficulty activities. Plz see profile?

Despite being on high treatment plan 4 ra. The severity is still high. Severe flare ups. Severe joint pain. Extreme difficulty activities. Plz see profile?

Not true: First of all, Methotrexate is really an initial treatment for RA and about 30% of patient will not respond adequately to Methotrexate alone. If your inflammation is uncontrolled your doctor needs to add a tnf agent to the methotrexate. ...Read more

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After stationery bike, r hip-femur joint pain. Now when standing n turn body backwards to r, electric shock feel at joint. Any treatment needed?

After stationery bike, r hip-femur joint pain. Now when standing n turn body backwards to r, electric shock feel at joint. Any treatment needed?

See MD: Yea, looks like you need to head in to a qualified orthopedic surgeon. There are a number of conditions that might be at play here. ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more