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Periodic twitching on the arm post using patch for smoking cessation. How long will it take to recover?

A year ago, I tried to quit smoking with the patch but ended up stuck on the first level. During that time, I did not properly rotate the patch, but instead too often wore it on one arm . Shortly after that, I noticed my arm twitching rather protractedly and still notice that it still does so every so often. My question is: does nicotine leave muscle tissue and how long does this take?
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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The periodic twitching can be due to a mild nerve damage or irritation in the area. It will gradually improve in 3-4 weeks.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Tue, 6 May 2014
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