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Lipitor And Muscle Soreness
Happens: Not normal but is seen as a relatively common side effect of the "statins" which are used to lower cholesterol. Muscle soreness is most likely but in rare circumstances muscle damage can occur to a degree that it raises the muscle enzyme (CPK) level in the blood resulting at its most severe in rhabdomyolysis. Co-enzyme q10 100mg/ day may help off set side effect. If concerned- see doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is pravastatin just as good as Lipitor cuz i feel Lipitor is giving me way too much muscle soreness? And pravastatin never did that to me
I'm on Lipitor they reduced it from 20mg to 10 now and i still feel muscle pain i feel it in both arms and i feel chest soreness is it the pill?
Possibly: Statin drugs can definitely cause muscle pain. This occurs for multiple reasons. One mechanism is that statins reduce the endogenous production of coq10, a vital anti-oxidant and important component of energy producing processes within the mitochondria inside your cells. If you take Lipitor you should definitely also take coq-10. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Movement: It depends on which muscles are sore and when they are sore. If they only ache a day or two after strenous exercise, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness- doms- and is completely normal. Generalized achiness responds best to exercise- increased blood flow to the muscles brings them more oxygen. Stretching, ice, and heat can also help. See your doctor if not improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle microtrauma: During workouts you are actually causing lots of microtrauma to your muscle tissue that is stimulating muscle tissue growth and repair. You can see this evidence of muscle cell injury in blood work that has increased levels of myoglobin that has leaked out of injured muscles. This is a natural process where your body is responding and adapting to increased use and loads on your muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: However, what is needed is more recovery time of the muscle group prior to more extreme exercise. Work on dofferent muscle groups every other day when possible. Your body will begin to tolerate better over time but will allow you tonot be too sore to continue training. I recomend a fitness trainer to help guide you through your conditioning program. ...Read more
Lactic Acid: Its what builds up when muscle tissue starts to make energy anaerobicaly. As you get more fit, your body's capacity to utilize oxygen will increase, and you will build up less Lactic Acid at the same level of exertion. Keep increasing your fitness level and the soreness will be harder and harder to achieve. ...Read more
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