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Why after stopping amlodipine am I still suffering side effects. Flushing, pins, needles muscle cramps etc. Are these permanent?

Why after stopping amlodipine am I still suffering side effects. Flushing, pins, needles muscle cramps etc. Are these permanent?

Withdrawal: Amlodipine withdrawal is a common if discontinued abruptly. To avoid side effects gradually taper down dose of the amlodipine.
It is a temporary medical condition. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Nicotine patch side effects, should I continue?

Nicotine patch side effects, should I continue?

Rash: The patch in itself can cause contact dermatitis, if you are smoking then all you re doing is increasing your nicotine in your body. To note nicotine patches and the possibility to quit smoking are not very effective other methods are available. ...Read more

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Are there dangerous side effects of a nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch?

Are there dangerous side effects of a nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch?

None I'm aware of.: No medication or treatment is risk-free; but in my humble opinion, the risk you take by using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch pales in comparison to the risk you would take by continuing to smoke. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches and do they really work?

What are the side effects of nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches and do they really work?

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

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What kind of side effects did nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq give you if you are pregnant?

What kind of side effects did nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq give you if you are pregnant?

Same as nicotine: This product is the same as nicotine, just absorbed differently into the body. The side effects are the same as if you smoked cigarettes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?

I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?

No: At your age, very unlikely to have coronary muscle spasm. Your heart is normal, unless I am not aware of a heart condition. However most likely this is an intercostal or rib pain in the area. Also could be do to muscle spasm as well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?

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

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Does the nicotine patch cause sweating as side effect?

Nicotine: It has mood altering effects, being both a stimulant & a relaxant. Best info. Regarding details of effects can be obtained if you go online & google the word "nicotine". ...Read more

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How do you cure muscle cramps while working out?

How do you cure muscle cramps while working out?

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

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How can I avoid or at least lessen muscle cramps after workout?

How can I avoid or at least lessen muscle cramps after workout?

Hydrate well: Often cramps are due to poor hydration and/or loss of electrolytes. Make sure you drink lots of fluids with electrolytes, like Gatorade, slow the pace of your workout and make sure to cool down slowly ...Read more

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What could be the cause of constant, brief muscle cramps throughout the body?

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

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How do you relieve muscle cramps after exercising?

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 more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Nicotine Patch (Definition)

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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more