Crestor muscle cramps

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SINCE STOPPING THE PAIN MED I AVE DEVELOPED SEVERE LEG CRAMPS AND LEG MUSCLE ACHES. HAS ANYONE HAD CRAMPS, MUSCLE ACHES/SORENESS RELATED TO CRESTOR OR AFTER DISCONTINUING PAIN MEDS? I STOPPED THE CRESTOR YESTERDAY, THE PROBLEMS WITH MY LEGS IS AFFECTING ME REALLY BAD.
However, patients, particularly those with risk factors for statin-induced myopathy, should be warned of the potential for rhabdomyolysis and told to report immediately any muscle pain, muscle weakness or cramps, or dark urine. If rhabdomyolysis is suspected, the drug should be stopped immediately, and appropriate medical management should be instituted as well as a work-up of predisposing risk factors.
There are a number of reasons to have leg cramps and different types of leg cramps. I dont think the development of cramps in the legs would have any relationship to stents in the blood vessels of the heart. If there is any relationship beyond coincidence, perhaps it is that medications like diuretics to treat hypertension and heart disease can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances which can predispose one to night time cramps.
Hello! My daughter was born without a thyroid gland and she was on Synthroid most of her life. Her freet4 usually ran high and she had many muscle aches in theighs and calves.She was not converting enough of the t4 (Synthroid) to t3(active thyroid hormone) within the body. Her doctor never checked her t3, just assumed it was converting. This could be your issue. I suggest getting your doctor to take a look at the freet3 levels. If he won't, then try to find a doctor who will.
I am unable to take any statin medication as I get severe muscle cramps with each one. I was placed on Zetia but since going on Medicare I find it too expensive to purchase. Any suggestions for other medications would be appreciated.
I have those pains too. They are muscle cramps. A massage by a professional masseuse will help. To get your cramps to go away within 30 minutes, take a quinine sulfate tablet. (260mg tablet). Works every time. They use to be over the counter but now you need to get a prescription. I don't think they interfer with other meds. Ask your doctor.
I don't know how long I have had pain and mild cramps in my legs but it has happened off and on. I am on Crestor for cholesterol but I never have leg pain that much. Lately, though, probably about 2 months, I've been experiencing arm pain and sometimes a signficant amount of pain. I have also had a hard time recovering from some activities. I might do some things in the morning and be completely exhausted for the entire afternoon.
I have suffered from leg deep muscle cramps for 12 years! Onset was during my second pregancy. I've been complaining to my doctors but they all just pushed it aside like it was in my head. Finally a few months ago i decided I couldnt handle it anymore- it has gotten so much worse over the years, and so i got a new doctor, and am now seeing an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed me with Chronic Compartment Sydrome.
I am a physician and I want to post my experience in this area. I was having cramps with crestor after being on it for 2 yrs. So stopped that and went on pravstatin. after about a year that gave me cramps also after a year. I was exercising regularly with fast walking on treadmill at 4.8 miles/hr rate for 30-35 nts x 4/week I stopped exercising due to the cramps and found that my CPK was elevated around 499 ( upper limit 196) This gradually came down over a week.
muscle pains, cramps, stiffness. However, I am only a patient and NOT a doctor.
It caused me to have adrenal fatigue, cataracts, muscle cramps, severe bronchitis, anxiety and panic attacks. The last straw when when I started choking. I got off that poison PDQ.
Some statins cause abdominal pains in some people, or nausea or serious muscle cramps and even damage. So I don't think it's just picking the one which you feel has the best affects, it's which one suits your body the best. In most cases I've read about, statins have hardly affected HDL levels, in fact most people have trouble raising them. When statins lower LDL, this automatically makes the HDL a higher proportion than it was.
I stopped the Crestor and I don't feel quite as tired. Also I didn't attribute the muscle pain and back pain I was having to it. It has mostly stopped also. I do have leg cramps but they were worse on the Crestor. I am going to get some Magnesium that was suggested by someone else. I wonder if I am converting the t4 to t3 correctly. If I post my last blood test that had the t3free test on it could you tell by that. The holistic MD that I went to did that test.
Statins thus far (crestor, lipitor) have caused muscle cramps. So, he is now trying zetia, and has a welchol RX. However, for the last 3-4 weeks he has had horrid jaw pains, along the jaw line along with some tightness in his chest sometimes together, more jaw alone. The pains are aches and shooting he says, rarely longer than 10-15 seconds. These pains also radiate down his arms and he gets all of it more on the left than right. Tingling he also mentions.
I'm on Simvastatin (40mg) which have some nasty side effects, like cramps and muscle spasms. Can you reommend an alternative?
Recently I began experiencing debilitating muscle cramps and spasms in my upper thighs. I can literally feel the muscles rolling and tightening under my skin. Nothing helps them. They occur mostly at night, but bending my leg too much can also trigger an attack. My pharmacist says its from the Lipitor. My doctor says its from Vitamin D and Magnesium deficiencies.
I am going to a new doctor on the 25th, he was recommend by someone on this list and hope that he will clarify all this and help me to feel better. Iwas taking 5mg Crestor and realized the terrible leg cramps and muscle pain and extreme fatique was being caused by it. I stopped and the cramps stopped and the fatique got much better. My thyroid is not straightened out yet but I am in hopes that this doctor will test what is necessary and help by symptoms and not by tsh only.
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.
I too have this and it hurts, enough that I've gone to the ER thinking I was having a heart attack! It feels like cramps and spasms of pain right over my heart. Not the best place to be feeling pain, is it? Your heart-rates don't sound that high to me. Yes, anxiety and fear will absolutely make them go higher. If you've had a good cardio work-up by a cardiologist, I wouldn't worry then. Easier said then done, I know. You are in good company on this forum too.
5 mg) plavix 75 mg, enteric aspirin, crestor 10mg, as well as for my thyroid levoxyl .75 mg and cytomel .05 mg. I've been taking the thyroid meds for 35 yrs (the cytomel for about ten). I'm 60 yrs old and had cardiac arrest, doctors said it wasn't a heart attack. I was resuscitated in the ambulance and i thought maybe it was the trauma of cpr and/or shock (defibrillation) that caused the pain. After lowering the statin to once a day the pain is a little better.
in the case of Fentanyl 1 or 2 patches) I first started the patch in Oct08, applied 1 patch, got severe cramps and stopped. 4 months ago, I was desperate for pain relief and tried again … what a mistake cause look where I am now … scared and wanting off. I am going to make it… I am stubborn that way … but I do still need support. In hindsight, I am glad the Fentanyl did not work for, otherwise, I likely would likely have increased dosage and my usage would have been longer and WD much worse.
About 1 year ago I began having pain in my right upper arm, between the shoulder and elbow, about mid arm where the biceps brachii muscle or brachialis muscle is. I went to my Primary Physician who said it was a torn brachialis muscle. Since I was working at a 2nd job, I thought it might be job related so I went through the whole Workman's Comp issue. They sent me to 4 doctors who did nothing for me, finally the case was settled and my lawyer got most of the money, but I still have the pain.
I know, you wonder how can my jaw influence my back, right? Your jaw muscle tire out, and recruit other muscle groups to help carry some of the work. Its that same thing with any muscle group, as you notice as you are working out and get to the end of a set, your form is off, as your body subconsciously recruits other muscles when in need. Now the problem is that after a while, these muscle start to stay in spasm instead of constantly relaxing.
I have a clear nodule on the thumb and notice a reduction of muscle tone, despite active hands. My doctor doesn't seem to hear me and suggested a shot of cortizone into one foot. I see something more systemic progressing and am not quite sure what to do. Both feet are getting large numb spots now on the bottom. It's rather confounding.
i have internal tremors and muscle aches, muscle aches most of the time but the tremors are there more when i sleep or am resting they get worse either when i do strenuous work or feel threatened can uhelp alan
I doubt this is related, but I have some sort of muscle strain in my hip/groin area that is possible due to an intense backpacking trip in October. Any feedback appreciated. Guess I could consult dr. after Xmas if still going on . . . but it's vague and one of those deals like when your car won't act up for the mechanic.
burpy feeling, stomach pain, heart racing, chest pain, gas, cramps in my sides, headaches, and they are ussaully moer than just discomfort, they are unbearable, i ussually can not take my mind off of them so that makes it worse. SPOOOKYGIRL: please dont let this rule your life....
Arteries have many, many nerves and a carotid dissection is like having the muscle torn away from the bone, or your skin torn away from your muscle. It is very painful and takes a very long time to heal." He also made the analogy that going out to do sports after a torn hamstring (which I had a few years ago) would just cause more injury, slower healing, and longer time with pain. The doctor got his point accross to me after that description. I do live my life differently now.
I'm post menopausal, 55 heathy, high blood pressure, on Crestor, Altace HTC, Bisoprolol Fumarate, and low dose aspirin...Caltrate plus can't think of anything else I take, except for drinking a few glasses of homemade red wine and a bottle of Fuze daily. I hope that with all our input we can all help to put a name to our problem.
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