... only just started using them.(stage 1).it is very painful and stops me in my tracks
10 Aug 2012
Welcome to the site. I looked up all side effects and although rare, joint and muscle pain are listed as a side effect. I don't know if the symptoms will subside with continued use.
Best bet is to see your PCP for advise on continuing with the patches. Maybe a lower dose, stage 2, might relieve the symptoms. The references I looked at did not say, but your reaction was listed as common. So, please see your healthcare provider for help.
Best wishes with your smoking cessation.
19 Jan 2013
In my own personal experience, I have had the same pain problems with the patches. The pain I would experience was excruciating. If I wore the patch on my shoulder, the pain would originate in my shoulder joint, then send sharp, stabbing pains down to my elbow, and in some cases down to my wrist. When worn on my hip, the pain would shoot down to my knee. And like you said, it would stop me in my tracks. Lowering the dose and going down to a lower step didn't seem to alleviate the reaction, but I did find that if I wore the patch on my stomach, I didn't incur any joint or muscle pain. That was about 2 years ago when I tried to quit, and I'm giving it another shot!! Good luck to you with quitting!!
- Nicotine Information for Consumers
- Nicotine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nicotine (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I am a professional athlete and I can not risk the possibility of Joint pain. I was on Acutane about 6 years ago and had to stop due to muscle and ...
1 answer • 7 Dec 2010
... night and the side effects of quetiapine were ten times worse and when i took it of the side effects passed. Was this just a coinsidence nurses ...
2 answers • 30 Sep 2011
i have been on patches for 6 days now and still feel nauseous
1 answer • 8 Jan 2012