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Because of aches and pains, my primary care physician ordered a panel of blood tests and all was normal except for the CPK which was 117. He gave me an antibiotic and after a week, checked the CPK again and found it to be 139. He wants me to see a rheumatologist but an available appointment will be months away. I am 75 and have been on Vytorin for at least 5 years as well as Actonel. My bone scan last year was good for someone my age. What should I do while waiting to see an arthritis doctor?
I am diabetic since 6 years, two years back i discovered that my Lipo is high( cholestrol 290, LDL and HDL),i start taking Crestor and after that i discovered that my CPK level is 600. i stoped it for two months and went down to 450 , due being Hypolipid i couldn't control cholestrol by exercise or food so i changed three doctors and each gave me a different Statins and the CPK now reaches 1375 . , i tried Ezytrol for a while but it's effect was very low .
Certain medications, trauma, inflammation (myositis), alcohol, genetic problems with the muscle, and viral infections can all cause CPK elevation. CPK is an enzyme that is found within muscle cells. When the muscle cells are damaged for any reason, the CPK is released into the blood resulting to increased levels in the test. I would recommend that you continue monitoring your CPK levels and have regular follow-up with your doctor. Take care and regards.
I went for a standard blood test to check my levels and they found my CPK level was 2000. My Doctor told me to stop taking the Crestor which I did. About four months later I went for more blood work to check my cholesterol, this time my CPK level dropped to 500. My cholesterol was high again, but not the worst. All other levels were normal. I work out on occasion, but not as much as I used to.
I went for a standard blood test to check my levels and they found my CPK level was 2000. My Doctor told me to stop taking the Crestor which I did. About four months later I went for more blood work to check my cholesterol, this time my CPK level dropped to 500. My cholesterol was high again, but not the worst. All other levels were normal. I work out on occasion, but not as much as I used to.
S. and 25 other countries. One-fourth were black or Hispanic, and 40 percent were women. Men were 50 or older; women, 60 or older. There was no past medical history of heart problems or diabetes. They were randomly assigned to take a placebo (dummy pills) or Crestor, made by British-based AstraZeneca PLC. The results were significant enough that the trial was halted early, only after 2 years because the evidence was strong enough to consider placing all participants on crestor.
I have been experiencing aches in lower legs sometimes they feel really heavy and I feel really weak, I went to my Primary and he sent me for esr and cpk, I havent heard anything from him, so Im assuming everything ok. My question is, can this achiness and sometimes pain in lower legs, tie into the valves? or is it something else to deal with? Any advice would be great! thanks for your time!
My father needs to lower his cholesterol, but Statins cause him significant muscle problems (Myositis) and elevated Creatine Kinase CPK and Aldalase. His symptoms resolve and tests return to normal when the Statins are discontinued. What Cholesterol drugs can he try that do not have Myositis as a side effect?
Fat-soluble statins like Lipitor and Zocor cause more damage than water soluble statins like Pravachol and Crestor. Hence the latter should be tried at lower dose. Possibility of hypothyroidism and diabetes should be ruled out as the presence of either disease can complicate the muscle pain. Please discuss these points with your treating physician. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted.
continued the last day and took some advil 400mg Upon return on the 5th day i noticed some swelling of the proximal forearm muscle on the right side and some swelling in the medial aspect of the elbow Repeated the CPK and it promptly went upto 584 Muscle pain has been reported with zithromax and tendon tear has been reported with quinalones I suspect that my muscle was prone to be injured by exercise by Zithromax with rest it is rapidly improving.
Hi, I am a 39 year old white male, and have been on statin drugs (Crestor) for the past five years or so. Earlier this year, I noticed some muscle fatigue in my shoulder area, primarily the left shoulder but lesser so in the right. I cut my Crestor use to 1/2 a pill a day (5 mg). Recently I went to the GP for a regular checkup, and my bloodwork showed an elevated level of total creatine kinase. I measured 234 versus an upper boundary of 204.
I am a 72 year old active women who has been diagnosed with osteo arthritis who has been sent to my cardiologist because of the my consistant high cpk reading. After electrograms, changes in cholestrol medication,( lipitor, crestor,), now on zetia my tests keep coming in high.Outside of my lower extremities aches, which I credit to arthritis, I feel fine. Both doctors, arthritis and cardiologist, keep drawing blood with these rates still climbing.
I went for a standard blood test to check my levels and they found my CPK level was 2000. My Doctor told me to stop taking the Crestor which I did. About four months later I went for more blood work to check my cholesterol, this time my CPK level dropped to 500. My cholesterol was high again, but not the worst. All other levels were normal. I work out on occasion, but not as much as I used to.
15) Even though the CPK and CK-MB and BNP were all normal in the ER room, articles list Troponin levels are more indicitive of a cardiac event or death within a 7 month period. Scary to say the least. Happy New Year to you also and best of Luck.
Back in January I was taken off of Crestor after two months because of severe muscle breakdown. The pain never went away and the CPK levels dropped very slowly and actually rose one month. The last time I was tested was in July and it came out at 235 where the upper limit was 200 and the doctor told me that was good enough. I still, to this day, have some muscle pain in both arms. Around the first of July, I started getting bodywide twitching. Just a fire here then there.
Fat-soluble statins like Lipitor and Zocor cause more damage than water soluble statins like Pravachol and Crestor. Hence the latter should be tried at lower dose. Possibility of hypothyroidism and diabetes should be ruled out as the presence of either disease can complicate the muscle pain. The role of Co Q10 in lowering cholesterol is controversial and should not be tried without consulting your doctor. Please discuss these points with your treating physician.
I have connected the neurologist and my carteologist (2007 bypass) and the next step they are taking is to do the normal CPK blood test. It is time for that anyway and will rule out the statin. It is the only medication I am taking other than asprin. All other tests are coming in negative. Spinal tap is likely to follow shortly. Side note. I am 55 and have not experienced double vision before, nor am I awar of any family history. Apprecaite your thoughts.
Doctors are dumbfounded and tend to blame it all on the Diabetes, but that is a totally different feeling. I am considering the magnesium and asking the doctor if I can stop the Crestor for a few days and see if that makes a difference. I don't have my gall bladder, so I don't know if I should try the flush, but I'm open to all ideas.
then another 7 here and 7 there and 3 there and it goes on...the bottom line was I went from approx 146 lbs to at present 101 lbs. .. ( the last 14 lbs just fell off rather un-noticed.. slow. leaving weak saggy skin aftermath. .I am unable to gain any weight no matter what.. I have been on all different kinds of diets and now am doing all I can to eat carbohydrates. I look 15 years older than I am..
6 months ago when I started having pain and weakness in my arms. My doctor found my CPK was high and took me off Crestor. My arms started to feel better but only slowly. I kept coming back to the doctor for more CPK tests and they were always a bit high. My arms continued to improve somewhat but did not get completely better.
Also, you can have a huge impact on HDL by exercising a minimum of 30 mins per day at 75% of your target heart rate (220-age) X.75. Of all statins, Lipitor and Crestor have the most impact on HDL, but normally only about 15% at best. You'll need something else to help increase yours. Again,I'm not a doctor, I'm just going on what you posted.
I just went on Crestor, so I thought it may be due to this, but now I think it was the shot or the combo if both. I went off Crestor and am seeing the doctor today, since I still feel dizzy and have some ringing in my ears, along with neck pain.
consider that it is fully documented that plaque-based stenosis can be stopped and sometimes reversed when cholesterol is reduced. I know someone that went from a 65% blockage on his LAD to 35% with just statin use. No diet changes or weight loss. To me, that's a smoking gun. There's also scientific studies that show this result and some statins are proven to do so. Crestor comes to mind.
Taking Plavix and asprin, couldn't stand taking the Crestor and Tricor and refused Niaspan after reading the side effects. Stress test re-done and doctor unconcerned about chest pain, basically stating "it's in my head." My head couldn't make this up! Pain has now created onset of anxiety/panic attacks and need for even more medications- Xanax and Zoloft. When can a person expect to see a decrease in the pain or is this a lifetime sentence?
I also have that annoying warm sensation that is in my right leg and it moves from my ankle and up about 4inches and seems to be very frequent. I too thought it was a little heater under the seat of my car that was warming my leg-but the heat was not on. Also, the balls of my feet are burning along with this sensation. I need to know what this is?
I've been taking Crestor for 3 or 4 months and have not had probems up until 2 weeks ago. Could this be a possible issue?? Has anyone else just tried changing to a better matress??
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