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Is mild muscle weakness expected while taking a statin?
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Dr. Alan Solinger
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No but is possible
Most people on statins have absolutely no muscle issues at all; a rare/unusual subset of patients could have muscle problems related to inappropriate muscle conversion of "fuel" into energy.
There are blood tests that can help define whether that issue is occurring while taking a statin. Talk to your personnal physician.

In brief: No but is possible
Most people on statins have absolutely no muscle issues at all; a rare/unusual subset of patients could have muscle problems related to inappropriate muscle conversion of "fuel" into energy.
There are blood tests that can help define whether that issue is occurring while taking a statin. Talk to your personnal physician.
Dr. Alan Solinger
Dr. Alan Solinger
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Dr. Alan Solinger
e muscle weakness is a subjective finding by a patient, you should check with your physician to do more objective evaluation to see if there is any muscle problem - blood test, formal muscle strength evaluation, muscle electrophysiology testing, and, if needed, a small muscle biopsy.
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