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How long does it take if you stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) and niacin for the muscle joint bone pains to go away?

How long does it take if you stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) and niacin for the muscle joint bone pains to go away?

1-2 weeks: Niacin doesn't typically cause muscle aches. If you have muscle pains that truly are from a statin such as lipitor, (atorvastatin) they should go away within 1-2 weeks of stopping the medication. ...Read more

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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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I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and papers say don't take any niacin with it. My vitamin contains niacin. Is it ok to take my vitamin while taking 60 mgs of Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and papers say don't take any niacin with it. My vitamin contains niacin. Is it ok to take my vitamin while taking 60 mgs of Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Vitamin: If you are taking a multivite with commensurate low dose of niacin, it shouldn't be a problem. The doses of niacin we use to lower high lipids are much higher and these area what the warning is about. ...Read more

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I take vitamin d, Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine for gout and niacin nightly before bedtime. I am having sleep problems andi get up in the middle of the night. Is there any problemwith me?

I take vitamin d, Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine for gout and niacin nightly before bedtime. I am having sleep problems andi get up in the middle of the night. Is there any problemwith me?

Problem?: You have a few health issues, and though getting up once or even twice may be normal for an older individual, it may not be for a young man or female. Get a check up, or discuss this issue with your physician to make sure this is not a prostates issue, and infection. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for your muscle to slip over your bone/joint?

Can it be possible for your muscle to slip over your bone/joint?

Yes.: Muscle and tendon may move within a fracture site or within a joint during an injury. ...Read more

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Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Joint dislocation: A joint dislocation involves the joint, capsule, and possible boney fracture or avulsion. Depending upon displacement, nerve, muscle, and tendons may be involved as well. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Doing pelvic floor exercises causes pain in Si joint, I know muscle is attached to tail bone could the pulling of muscle cause Si joint dysfuncation ?

Doing pelvic floor exercises causes pain in Si joint, I know muscle is attached to tail bone could the pulling of muscle cause Si joint dysfuncation ?

SI Joint Disfunction: This is a common cause of low back pain. I treat several cases of it a day. Most of the time its from a strained ligament due to an accident or overuse injury. Different positions increase the pain. There are a lot of muscle attachments from the low back, hip and pelvis that can aggravate SI pain. Best results are achieved with a small injection of anesthetic and steroid into the ligaments. ...Read more

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What happens when you injure an injured muscle/joint/bone before it heals?

What happens when you injure an injured muscle/joint/bone before it heals?

Adds damage.: Any injury will last longer and more damage will occur if repeat injury occurs. How much and how long depends on the kind of injury (and re-injury) and its severity. ...Read more

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