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Taking champax, want to quit smoking. Have lower back pain. Linked to taking champax?

Dear Dr. Hebbar, I was wondering if you could tell me about a possible side effect that I may have experienced which took me to the hospital for a check-up. I have been taking champax for 4 weeks. My goal is to quit smoking . I am 36 years old, male, generally physically fit and what happened is that I awoke this morning with severe lower back pain . I felt immobilized because it hurt so much. The MD at the hospital really didn t have an answer for what I experienced and to tell the truth, I didn t mention champax because I stopped taking it about 2 weeks ago. Do you think that there could be a link to this drug even though I ve stopped taking it? I don t normally get anything greater than a little stiffness occasionally. Oh, the only medical complaint I have is sleep apnea and I have been using the CPAP system which has helped me a lot. And I have a very stressful managerial job and am lookin for another job. I think that s why I smoke . I appreciate your help. Aaron
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Welcome to the forum. You should always alert your doctor with all the medications that you had taken in the past or in the present. Anyways, Your symptoms are not suggestive of any side effects of the medicine you have mentioned.

Try to quit addictions. Nicotine will give you temporary relief and ruin your health and life later. Get a counselors help to get educated about the disadvantages of smoking. Awareness always helps.

The stiffness that you are experiencing is because of improper sleep and lack of rest to your body. You take a lot of stress, get tired, do not sleep well and get back to work. I think it is time for you to manage a short break. Do plan it, you will feel better.

Change your bedding and mattress make your bed-room comfortable and pleasing. Eat calcium rich food, reduce your weight, exercise under an expert on a regular basis will give permanent relief.

Stiffness can also result due to vertebral disc disorders, consult a doctor and get a radiology done. You can use pain relief sprays to feel better. Hot fomentation can be helpful. Get blood tests done to rule out artheritis, gout or any other bone disease.

Have a nice day, take care.

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