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Lipitor And Muscle Soreness
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
Have you experienced muscle pain and weakness in the arm and hand while taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?
Frequent?: Some people get muscle pain with statins depending on the drug, dose, may be variable rarely they have a condition called rhabdomyalysis which is muscle break down, change colour urine, weakness, muscle soreness ---then the drug has to be stopped immediately for fear of kidney shut down. ...Read more
Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more
Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more
Can ALS cause muscle soreness and mild pain in my bicep. I have twitching there too. Could the twitching and soreness be just from a pulled muscle?
Check out my answer: I just sent you off an answer. You may relax. Your symptoms are not typical or even mildly suggestive of ALS. Your age is younger than any described case in history of what is referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease or the classical form of ALS. If there's no obvious reason for the soreness in the biceps and it persists you should see your doctor. But rest assured the diagnosis will not come back ALS. ...Read more
Lumbar strain and muscle spasms. Taking prednisone and Valium not getting any better and there swelling in my right lower back.
See your doctor: The swelling is probably the result of your back spasms. Since you have not responded to medications, see your doctor so that a diagnosis can be made (x-rays mri). Once you have a diagnosis, effective treatment choices may be more obvious. Typically, treatment options include different medications, physical therapy, spinal steroid injections. Surgery, if possible, is the last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please see doc and then go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
It can: statin is an excellent drug to reduce cholesterol but like any other drugs it has side effect on of them muscle and joint pain you should stop the medicine immediately and discuss with your doctor other options to reduce your cholesterol and keep you well and healthy good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a tear muscle in the back cause arm and leg weakness muscle astropy and also abdominal weakness.and can MRI find torn muscle and legaments.
A : torn muscle in back will not affect nerves supplying arms and legs. ...Read more
Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more
Pain: If a muscle is sore, that means it has pain when it is touched or when you move it. If it is weak, that means it is hard to use it because it doesn't have much strength. You might feel as if you are weak if a muscle hurts when you use it so you don't want to use it. But if you really had to use it (like to save your child) you could do that. ...Read more
Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more
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