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what can muscle cramps signify when using lipitor (atorvastatin)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cholesterol: Muscle aches and cramps are common side effects of statin drugs.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is one of a class of drugs called "statins" which is used to lower cholesterol, and, specifically, ldl. It is strongly recommended to stop using this class of medication during pregnancy and nursing.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Rather than doing sit ups or crunches, you go do isometric exercises which won't impinge on the baby or hurt your back. The american college of ob/gyn has a webpage: http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp119.Cfm which outlines safe exercises in pregnancy, as well as times when exercise should be avoided.
A member asked:

My baby is having difficulty breathing and his chest muscles are sucking in with each breath. Is he sick? Does he need to see a doctor?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Make sure that a doctor sees your baby asap.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will a hot bath help with this muscle pain?

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Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
It may: It depends on the cause of your pain. Heat can be therapeutic since it can increase blood flow, decrease pain, decrease muscle tone. Heat therapy is generally used for chronic conditions, can help reduce muscle spasms.There are contraindications to use of hot baths, ie pregnancy, bleeding disorders, impaired sensation, and others. Be mindful of burns. Discuss with your md re risks/benefits.
A 37-year-old member asked:

If a baby has low muscle tone, will they be able to stand and walk eventually?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: Low muscle tone in a newborn can be cused by hundreds of things, some of which are permenant and some of which are temporary.

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