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Taking champix for osteoarthritis in neck. Getting fluttering under breast. Side effect?

Hi I m 38 female with oesteoarthtis in neck, knees , 2 knee scopes ., flat painful feet I m taking champix but lately even before champix I feel this pressure little bit like flutterring under my breast left side no pain .. It comes and goes but can last alot and I can feel it . It really scares me feels like a gush flutterring ..also feels like my heart bears hard at once stops but no psin my heart rate is 76 a minute ..I have acid reflex I take nexuim to ..
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thank you for your query.
The fluttering you describe could be a side effect of Champix, and also a side effect of smoking withdrawal.
It could be caused by benign muscular spasms in the area.
Acid reflux and gastritis also could cause similar discomfort.
The heart problems you describe sounds like palpitations or ectopic beats.
Unfortunately, the nature of the complaints is too vague, and you need proper evaluation by your Physician along with necessary tests to pinpoint a cause.
Please consult your primary care physician for detailed diagnosis.
take care

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