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Nicotine Patch Side Effects Muscle Cramps
Why after stopping amlodipine am I still suffering side effects. Flushing, pins, needles muscle cramps etc. Are these permanent?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Yes: The nicotine patch works by replacing the nicotine from tobacco with a constant dose of nicotine administered through the skin by the patch. The side effects of the nicotine patch are the same as the side effects of any other method of using nicotine, except the effects are usually less because the dose is constant rather than the burst that occurs with smoking. ...Read more
I have severe muscle cramps on the sides of my upper torso it happens a lot and they don't go away for long periods of time it's like a charlie horse?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Severe muscle cramps in side at bottom of rib cage for 3 months. Lasts 30seconds-10minutes. Family history of autoimmune worries me. No aggravating factor?
Experiencing muscle cramps in back which are listed as side effect of Losartan. Is their an equivalent alternative?
I get muscle cramps in my sides for no reason. I stretch out and pound on the muscle to relax it. It will seize and relax many times. Why?
Muscle spasm: It sound like you are experiencing muscle spasm- there are many causes: overuse, exercise, electrolyte or calcium loss, metabolic causes etc. Pound down electrolyte rich fluids like powerade, gatorade, vitamin water, and multivits. Consult your private physician for definitive blood and metabolic testing. ...Read more
I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper). The following also describes me: Muscle cramps or spasms. I've had it for a month. Help
Back pain: If your back pain has been happening for over a month, I would recommend seeing a kind and caring physician. They will take a thorough history and evaluation and determine if radiologic studies are needed. Chronic back pain could come from a number of reasons. Physicians may prescribe therapies such as NSAIDS, muscle relaxers or physical therapy. Please see your Dr. For more info. ...Read more
I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?
Been on h2 blockers and ppi for about 5 months due to chronic reflux. My reflux has improved and now I'm off it but I'm now having muscle cramps and spams in my legs and neck. Is this a side effect from the meds and will it pass or is it permanent?
Unlikely side effect: These symptoms are unlike as side effects from the PPIs and H2Blockers and may be unrelated to the drugs. I suggest you consult your doctor to find out cause for your symptoms and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief - what could this be, what tests should my dr run?
Causes are overuse: Of a muscle, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period, dehydration. There may be associated inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, or mineral (potassium, calcium, magnesium) deficiency. Tests might include electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc), calcium/magnesium levels, iron levels, CK muscle enzyme, aldolase, ALT/AST, thyroid function. Rarely, an EMG (electromyogram) ...Read more
Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?
Get evaluated: Are those sx new or something you've experienced before? In any case, call your primary care doctor to set up a meeting and discuss your symptoms to figure out "why? " you're experiencing them. Once you've done that, you can decide on a course of action. Good luck! ...Read more
Hydrat/gater/k+: You need to keep well hydrated as you sweat water a lot, you also loose imp electrolyts and deplead glycogen and sugars. So gatorade I feel is best, can't stand the taste of powerade, also banannas for potassium. K+ is the crampings main culprit. Do it like the nfl, they get a shot every time they leave the field, don't wait until ur dehydrated, 2 late. Continuous intake. Studies = cold/warm same. ...Read more
Muscle cramps: Possibly infection, usually viral especially if that's been present for a short period of time. If it's been going on for a while, you will need to discuss it with your doc and a work up might be suggested. ...Read more
Appropriate cooldown: Always cool down after working out. Don't sit; walk around and keep your muscles moving as they cool off. Stretch thoroughly, slowly, and gently. After you have cooled down, you can use cold heat rubs, massages, and hot tubs to try to minimize soreness and cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It has no value for treating muscle cramps. ...Read more
Nicotine replacement therapy involves the use of products that provide low doses of nicotine but do not contain the toxins found in smoke. The goal of therapy is to relieve cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms when someone stops using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Nicotine Patch. Nicotine patches are applied and ...Read more