Lipitor leg weakness

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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 think she's too close to the situation and would like to consult another doctor, but don't know what kind of specialist to see about muscle problems. Any suggestions?
I HAVE GENERALIZED WEAKNESS IN MY RIGHT LEG,AS IN IT DOESN'T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO HOLD ME UP,I WEAR A FULL LENGTH LEG BRACE.WHEN THE DR. DOES A PIN - P R I C K TEST ,I CAN'T FEEL IT. WHEN I AM OVER TIRED , THE LEGS WILL GET SHAKY OR IF I'M TRYING TO DO SOMETHING AND HAVE TO STRETCH TO DO IT THE LEGS WILL DEVELOPE TREMORS. MY ARMS WILL GET REAL HEAVY AT TIMES,CURRENTLY ,THE RIGHT ARM IS GIVING ME A FIT AND THE STRENGTH HAS DIMINISHED.
C7 I do have numbness down my left are and 2 fingers, but I also have muscle weakness, down my leg and numbness on he left side of my face, cheek and nose, eye, lip. I've lost 20 pounds since January, I was weighing 150 when the lipitor was prescribed and not excercises regularly . I stopped the lipitor after seeing side effects of this drug, I am watching my diet and taking supplements. Could the lipitor be causing these symptom?
Im having trouble with itching, leg weakness, one doctor took me off Lipitor 20m. It stopped for a month Then it came back after a few months. Now my heart doctor is trying it at 10m. Every other day. Now the itching is gone but and the weakness in my legs . But bottom of my feet feel funny! Not pain ! Not hot! I take my Lipitor at night. I go to the gym a few times a week.
Is your husband taking any cholesterol-lowering drug? Drugs in the statin class (e.g., Lipitor, Zocor, etc.) can cause muscle weakness as a side effect. If he is taking such a drug, it would be a very good idea for him to mention this problem to the doctor that prescribed the medication so that he can be switched to a product that works better for him. This particular side effect can be a sign that the medication is adversely affecting his liver function, so it is not something to ignore.
For the past 2 days I have a very slight heat sensation in my lower left leg (no other problems). Is this some thing I should be concerned about now, or wait for my drs. appt in a few weeks?
I stated I had pain in neck wrists ankles and knees but I also have weakness in knees wrist and neck fatigue that makes me want to lay my head against something for support. I cannot walk any distance without knees and ankles weakening that it frightens me that I will not be able to continue to walk any further. The left side spasticity was not correct. I have been told this by a neurologist who states it is orthostatic tremor. Would this be caused by a disc problem in my neck?
May 9,2007 sent to hospital with severe back and leg pain and weakness. Lipitor stopped. May 14, sent to nursing home. Caught C-diff treated with Vancomycin. Caught UTI infection treated with Cipro. Became incontinant from May 9 on and remains so. Weakness and pain are gone. Saw Uro/gynocologist July 20. Diagnosis: Neurogenic bladder. No tests (neurological, x-ray, MRI, etc.) other than a physical were done. Is there a connective cause between Lipitor and Neurogenic bladder?
In May I experienced muscle pain and weakness along with ankle pain in my right leg. I take lipitor 40 mg. I thought it was from the lipitor (I have experienced muscle pain before, been on lipitor for 8 years) My doctor did a blood test CPK levels were slightly elevated. Then in mid June I developed foot drop again anf numbness on top of my right foot, great toe and the next two toes as well as the top of my foot.
In addition, if you are suffering continuous weakness and notice reduced strength of muscle bulk in leg, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away. Further referral to a physiotherapist for spinal exercises could be beneficial and may produce relief of symptoms. Hope this helps. Take Care & Stay Healthy!!!
There is also weakness in that leg. Now, 2 years later the numbness has moved to my right thigh as well, and the weakness and pain seem to be increasing in my left leg. There is also needle like pain occasionally. Standing more than 10 minutes is becoming a real problem. The numbness is constant but not the pain. Clothing or touching is not painful. The numbness in my right leg began after I was hospitalized because of high blood pressure that wouldn't respond to treatment.
Everything healed and was fine and using the ankle again. Now I have foot drop on that foot, muscle weakness, and my feet are swelling. This all started after the doctor put me on Lipitor. I have heard that the use of statins can trigger ALS or MS. Can this be the reason for my problem? If so, do I contact a neurologist or a podiatrist or another type of doctor?
Hello, my brother had a heart bypass (CABG) a year ago, and he has had "undiagnosed" leg weakness and dizzyness that disables him completely...He can't stand, and must be bedridden during these episodes. He feels like he is about to faint, and gets severe dizzyness, and then his legs go weak. Sometimes, he has difficulty breathing and spits up a frothy sputum that has specks of blood. He also gets chronic saliva (heavy) before and after eating. His ankles are a bit swollen.
0n 08/07/07 I had a thalamic stroke on the left side of my brain causing right side weakness, but not vision, talking or walking problems.
  Last year august 2012 i was complaining of neck pain and shoulder stiffness ,numbness , off balance feel and weakness on my left arms and leg.
I have been having progressively extreme leg/arm numbness, lack of circulation, almost impossible to lie down, legs burn and go to sleep. Difficulty with joints (and pain), muscles "lock up" with the slightest movement. Dizziness and weakness upon walking. Had diabetes test, MRI of lower back, blood tests, heart tests, neurology test of legs. Results a little high on diabetes and neuropathy, but not extraordinary enough to diagnose as a problem.
I have left sided weakness, balance and coordination problems and sometimes my speech is slurred or I stutter. These symptoms have continued for five years. It affects my left foot and the sole of my foot is especially tender. My fingers feel either numb or like they are being squeezed in a vice I take 3-6 Neurontin pills daily (300mg). My neurologist said I could safely take up to TWENTY per day for pain. I found that unbelievable as did my pharmacist.
An echocardiogram of my heart showed it to be perfectly normal. I have minor weakness on my right arm and leg, but no pain, headaches or other symptoms. I often do not feel like eating, especially my former favorite foods and sometimes feel a slight queasiness. I am presently taking one Lipitor and one aspirin per day. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1040908'>Cyst in my brain maybe from a mini stroke</a>.
lipitor, crestor, zocor, etc? These are almost universally given to older people and can cause the weakness leg pain and inability to walk that you describe. They will also inhibit healing from the back surgery (and cause back pain too) and cause gastrointestinal pain and problems. Some of this is available on the particular drug product monograph available at the pharmacy. In the big blue book called Physician's Desk reference. Demand to see it if any of this sounds right.
6 months ago my cholesterol was high 243...so they put me on lipitor and 3 months ago I had it checked again and it was 97..
Last year august 2012 i was complaining of neck pain and shoulder stiffness ,numbness , off balance feel and weakness on my left arms and leg.
38 yr man. Meds: Lipitor 10mg daily (4 yrs), metoprolol 100mg daily,81mg baby aspirin. 2 mos. ago began having symptoms. started with PVCs-heart palpitations and chest/body pains. Then had one day of cold hands/feet followed by tremors (vibrating sensation) (varied depending on position of body) in face and extremities for about week with PVCs. Then felt lightheaded with PVCs for about 1 wk.
I am neither obese, diabetic, nor alcholic. I worry that the lipitor/lescol I took may have caused some damage. I suffer from muscle weakness and pain -lower back, shoulder, pain in hip joints. Any suggestions? My doctor is at a loss.
my thyroid levels are now under control. i am experiencing major fatigue, my leg muscles wont let me stand long due to weakness, i have insomnia, i have not been able to work since march. my nero doc has ran an mri which showed normal. an emg which showed muscle deteriation, 2 muscle biopsies which showes muscle degeneration, a genetic opmd and myotonics which came back neg. i have been tested for myastia gravis and was neg. lupus which was neg. my tpo runs high, my ck within normal range.
My mother is 82 and has recently started suffering from chronic shortness of breath,weakness,loss of balance, leg pain, abdonminal pain,trembling,sweating and insomnia. She has acid reflux and is taking nexium. She also has a heart pacer due to past fibrillation and had it checked last week and was fine. Other daily medication includes, 200mg amiodarone,1mg coumindin,81mg acetylsalucylic acid, 10mg altace,20mg lipitor, 25mg apometoprolol,1mg apolorazepam,25mg novohydrazide and 7.
I have noticed the twitches throughout my body but of recent primarily in my left leg below my calf but not in my feet. I only notice the muscle twitching while my body is at rest and not while moving. I have been working out normally and exercising normally and have not noticed any corresponding muscle weakness.
I can walk fairly well now, though there is a burning sensation between right knee and thigh. PT says I also have lots of muscle tightness, and also right leg muscles have shrunk, contributing to tightness in the right leg. He does therapy every two days 3 times a week since sometimes therapy induces a bit of pain, and the muscles need to rest. He says the  pulling of the muscles on the lumbar spine should decrease over time with strength and endurance.
Since going off it, I read posts from an MD who has compiled lots of evidence from former Lipitor-takers that links Lipitor to ALS.
I believe it was to the left side of the brain because her right leg and arm were totally dead, she couldn't feel them at all. Even when a doctor put a pin to her foot there was no reaction at all. Her speech was a mess and the right side of her face dropped. She is 38 years old. After being at home for two weeks I have been trying my best to get her as back to normal as possible but to be honest I'm going nuts because I don't really know what therapy to use.
for the last few days I've had to walk very cautiously as I continue to feel a weakness in my knees. I had exercised at a fitness center a few days earlier and may have over done on leg presses. I later had some back pain and spasms. Not sure if this could be related. Also, suffered a mild heart attack last december and am on vasotec, lipitor and plavix but had suspended the plavix for a few days because of an impending diagnostic procedure.
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