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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 Lipitor (atorvastatin) damage your joints? Bad joint pain in elbow and did nothing to elbow while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin).

Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) damage your joints?  Bad joint pain in elbow and did nothing to elbow while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin).

Myalgias and pains: Discomfort is common, damage not likely. Get routine checks and liver function tests. If bad pains, try changing to a different class of lipid lowering agent. ...Read more

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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read more

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Leg cramps and weakness from pravastatin 80 mg?

Leg cramps and weakness from pravastatin 80 mg?

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 more

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Could crestor (rosuvastatin) cause joint or back pain?

Could crestor (rosuvastatin) cause joint or back pain?

Possibly: Speak with your doctor about reducing the dose or stopping temporarily to see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Serum calcium =10.8.Been getting intermittent bone & muscle pain in legs for months. Could it be from 500 mg/day calcium supplements?Don't eat dairy.

Serum calcium =10.8.Been getting intermittent bone & muscle pain in legs for months. Could it be from 500 mg/day calcium supplements?Don't eat dairy.

See details: Stop the calcium supplements. They have no benefit anyway and they could be responsible for the modest elevation of your serum calcium. If the calcium remains elevated off of supplements, it needs more detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Yrs of neck and muscular right shoulder pain w/ no relief from trigger point injections or muscle relaxers. Neck cracks hourly. What can I about this?

Yrs of neck and muscular right shoulder pain w/ no relief from trigger point injections or muscle relaxers. Neck cracks hourly. What can I about this?

You may need testing: Sounds like either a neck problem, or an intrinsic shoulder problem. Please see an orthopaedic physician as you need to determine the source of the pain. It can be a nerve irritation of the cervical spine causing neck pain with referred shoulder discomfort. Or, it can be a rotator cuff problem. Either way, an evaluation by an orthopaedic doc can help you with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can statins cause chest pain ? Lipitor (atorvastatin) etc .Thankyou

Can statins cause chest pain ? Lipitor (atorvastatin) etc .Thankyou

Highly Unlikely: Statins, while off-target, usually reduce low density lipoprotein concentrations, the primary driver of atherosclerosis, thus act to slow progression of arterial disease, body wide, with all the associated problems, including angina. The larger/more-common problems are that lipoproteins are not measured, people are not told the correct issues ; treatment is commonly cautious ; not that effective. ...Read more

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I've had occasional bone pain, muscle twitching, fatigue, itching of the skin. Fatigue worse after vitamin D supplement. Could it be low magnesium?

I've had occasional bone pain, muscle twitching, fatigue, itching of the skin. Fatigue worse after vitamin D supplement. Could it be low magnesium?

Get a diagnosis: Muscle twitching and shortness of breath can be a signs of a serious problem. Before you decide on treatment you need a diagnosis. See a neurologist. Or your family doctor first. ...Read more

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UCTD. MTX, celebrex, (celecoxib) plaquenil, and prednisone. After weening off prednisone I feel terrible joint and muscle pain. Any adjustments recommend to meds?

UCTD. MTX, celebrex, (celecoxib) plaquenil, and prednisone. After weening off prednisone I feel terrible joint and muscle pain. Any adjustments recommend to meds?

Tell your doctor.: You may be tapering the prednisone too quickly. Call your doctor today because you shouldn't be this miserable. Also something else could be causing your pain. ...Read more

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Is my UTI and high uric levels causing my joint pain/stiffness, muscle weakness/twitching,hoarse voice, tingling,?

Is my UTI and high uric levels causing my joint pain/stiffness, muscle weakness/twitching,hoarse voice, tingling,?

How high is HIGH?: Are you diagnosed with gouty arthritis or just HIGH uric acid levels. The UTI itself is NOT the cause of several things you mention such as the hoarseness of your voice and probably not the tingling. However, the medication you're taking could be causing the tingling and in a real stretch possibly joint pain/stiffness. High Uric Acid could be associated with your joint pain and twitching. ...Read more

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Does xarelto cause muscle and body pain?

Xarelto: The most common adverse reactions with Xarelto are bleeding complications, including major bleeding events. Fainting, itching, and muscle spasms have been reported. ...Read more

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Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage. ?

Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage. ?

Get medical help: It sounds like you have many symptoms and abnormal blood tests that suggest something acute is going on. The doctor who ordered those tests should follow up immediately and direct the next step to investigate what is wrong, and that might even be a hospital admission. You should seek medical attention from your doctor or an urgent care facility to figure out what is going on and start treatment. ...Read more

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Why does Taxol (paclitaxel) cause muscle and joint pain?

Why does Taxol (paclitaxel) cause muscle and joint pain?

It hurts all over: I work in palliative medicine, and I have seen patients w. Various types of pain when on chemo. Often, they are given opioids (morphine, etc.); some patients do better w. "adjuvant" pain medicines such as seizure meds & anti-depressants, even though they are not having seizures nor depressed--like a fibromyalgia patient! doses vary a lot; close followup w a palliative care doc is a must. ...Read more

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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?

Degenerative arthritis back,  leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic,  what medwill help.  On soma (carisoprodol)?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Atorvastatin (Definition)

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