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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can Prilosec cause muscle spasms?

Can Prilosec cause muscle spasms?

Probably not, but...: Probably not, but it can cause "Muscle weakness, myalgia, muscle cramps, joint pain, leg pain" per Reference: http://www.rxlist.com/prilosec-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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In June, I began having leg muscle weakness, in July I began having upset stomach — dr prescribed prilosec — caused me to lose my appetite and immediately lost 6 lbs. Now, I can barely keep from losing weight, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, lethargy an

In June, I began having leg muscle weakness, in July I began having upset stomach — dr prescribed prilosec — caused me to lose my appetite and immediately lost 6 lbs. Now, I can barely keep from losing weight, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, lethargy an

Call dr again: Two things come to mind- (1) You have an adverse drug reaction to Prilosec (stopping it for a few days would be justified) or (2) Your problem is not from acid reflux at all or it may just be a coincidence. Neither can account for the leg weakness since it started before you took Prilosec. Call you doctor again and get a referral if indicated. ...Read more

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Taking Prilosec and Carafate (sucralfate) for gerd. Took them and woke up with intense burning in upper body. Sore today, sore muscles as well. Can it all be GERD?

Taking Prilosec and Carafate (sucralfate) for gerd. Took them and woke up with intense burning in upper body. Sore today, sore muscles as well.  Can it all be GERD?

Can be NERD: Many times this problem is due to visceral hypersensitivity.
We developed a program called SEEDS to mange this type of problem.
Please check our website at "The Gut Solution" for helpful hints. ...Read more

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New to gerd. My neck muscles tighten and my voice hurts to talk at times. Common? On Prilosec bid. Also, back of tongue hurts.

New to gerd. My neck muscles tighten and my voice hurts to talk at times.  Common? On Prilosec bid. Also, back of tongue hurts.

More Dx: There are other medications that can be used along with diet modifications and\or surgical options. I would discuss the situation with your gastroenterologist further. There are diagnostic tests that may help determine the best answer. Without knowing what tests have been done so far it's hard to go further on this forum. ...Read more

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Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Dry eyes & mouth : Sjögren’s can also affect other parts of the body. Patients may experience pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, rashes on the arms and legs related to vasculitis – an inflammation of tiny blood vessels. The lungs, liver and kidneys may become inflamed; some people develop tingling and numbness in the limbs because of neurological involvement. ...Read more

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Cause of recurring muscle pain?

Cause of recurring muscle pain?

Where is the pain: Location, location important in medicine. Do the muscles also hurt when touched? Which muscles? What makes them worse? What makes them better? What do they prevent you from doing? Are you on medications that can cause this pain like a statin. ...Read more

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Why does lamectal cause muscle pain?

?lamictal: Lamictal or lamotrigine is a very valuable drug for epilepsy and psychiatric applications, and typically has rather few adverse effects other than an occasional risk of a severe skin reaction in sensitive folks. It would be very unusual that Lamictal would promote muscle pain. Look for another cause. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

Needs clarification: We have to be certain it is muscle pain and not an underlying lung or cardiac or gastrointestinal problem. Muscle pain can be due to injury, lack of exercise or deconditioning. We see costochondritis which is more of a musculoskeletal than a systemic inflammatory illness. Exercising and conditioning can help. ...Read more

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Does ALS cause muscle paIn?

Does ALS cause muscle paIn?

ALS does!: Muscle pain is a major feature of ALS, a relatively uncommon disease! ...Read more

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Does ALS cause muscle pain?

Does ALS cause muscle pain?

Yes: Due to either muscle spasms or spasticity, or even co-morbidities, about 50% of ALS sufferers have pain. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause muscle pain?

Can metformin cause muscle pain?

Unlikely but: I have not seen it, but it is reported in the FDA insert! ...Read more

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Can trazodone cause muscle pain?

Can trazodone cause muscle pain?

Rare: Muscle pain or myalgia is unlikely to occur while taking trazadone and only a few case reports have been reported in the medical literature. Common side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, blurred vision, and rarely priapism. ...Read more

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Can rooibos tea cause muscle pain?

Can rooibos tea cause muscle pain?

It shouldnt: Rooibos tea is actually even used by some as a very weak muscle relaxant. However, that being said, if you do notice pain in muscles after every time you drink it, I would try to avoid it. You may have an unusual sensitivity to it (not a true allergy), but again, this is very unlikely. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can neuropathy cause muscle pain?

Can neuropathy cause muscle pain?

No, but.....: Neuropathy does not cause muscle pain directly. However severe pain of any source can lead to reflex muscle spasm that may present as muscle pain. If the initiating cause is controlled, the pain arising from muscles can get better ...Read more

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Can drinking coffee cause muscle pain?

Not usually: Allergies aside, there is not much in coffee, even if cream and sugar are added to cause a muscle spasm or pain. Some people find coffee actually makes them feel, better, which is why so much is drunk regularly. ...Read more

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I am currently on crestor (rosuvastatin). Can it cause muscle pain?

I am currently on crestor (rosuvastatin). Can it cause muscle pain?

Yes: Muscle pains (usually symmetric — both legs or thighs or arms) are a side effect of statin medication such as crestor (rosuvastatin). See your doctor to check ck blood test to rule out a more serious side effect. If ck is normal, sometimes taking daily coenzyme q10 may alleviate the muscle pain. ...Read more

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Chronic muscle pain unk etiol. I need help to find a cause and pain relief protocol needed as it is severe, what can be done?

M any possibilities: Chronic muscle pain can come from many sources, the most famous of which is fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, there is no test to prove this diagnosis but instead you doctor needs to rule out the other suspects first. If this does end up to be fibromyalgia, avoid narcotic-based pain medications in your protocol. They do little for this type of pain. ...Read more

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28 female w/ muscle pain. Emg had -3 fib/psw in thorardic paraspinal. Normal everywhere else but tib anter -1 duration few poly mup. Possible causes?

28 female w/ muscle pain. Emg had -3 fib/psw in thorardic paraspinal.  Normal everywhere else but tib anter -1 duration few poly mup. Possible causes?

Abnormal EMG?: Abnormal EMG? Your EMG must have been suggested by MD for a good reason... I strongly believe you should continue a close follow up with the physician to rule out fibromyalgia? Early neuropathy?...a neurologist may be consulted... ...Read more

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What are the causes of joint and muscle pain in the legs?

What are the causes of joint and muscle pain in the legs?

A variety of things: Osteoarthritis, myositiis, nerve damage, inflammatory arthritis, etc make up a number of things that can affect the joints. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

See details: The causes are too numerous to list. If the issue occurs frequently seek medical help. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more