Vytorin muscle pain

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I have been to 2 doctors who tell me that this medication causes muscle pain and not joint pain. The pain is so severe in my knees that I cannot stoop and get back up. My elbow is so severe that I cannot pick up anything weighing more than a pound. I get out of breath without any exertion. I am an ex smoker and thought at first that this was a product of smoking, however it started witht the taking of vytorin and is getting worse as time goes on.
If you are on statins, the muscle and joint pain could be related to the statin you are taking. Let your doctor know, so your doctor can switch your statin medication.
I am considering stopping the Vytorin, increasing my dietary caution, perhaps drinking grapefruit juice on a regular basis and seeing if the pains recede. Has anyone else tried stopping Vytorin and if so how long before the muscle pain went away?
I have been having chest pain for months now & never worried about it being my heart until recently when I had 4 signs of a heart attack. I went to the local ER where they ran an EKG & blood work that showed no signs of trouble. I also have no problems such as high bp, high cholesterol, I don't smoke or drink and there is no family history. However, the doctor decided to do a heart cath anyway which of course showed no problems. However, I continue to have chest pain.
I had also heard bad things about Vytorin, but most cholesterol meds will give you Muscle pain. Taking Zanac for Anxiety.2.5mg as needed.
Statins such as Vytorin can cause muscle problems pain and weakness, so you should mention that to your doctor. What is your current blood pressure while on these medications?
The adverse effects reported are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, and abnormal liver tests. Inflammation of the muscles caused by statins can lead to a serious breakdown of muscle cells called rhabdomyolysis The symptoms do look like that of neuralgia. Kindly do consult your physician for a proper and complete evaluation of your symptoms.
Remember that these drugs [statins] are often associated with side-effects including nausea, headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, shortness of breath, memory loss, liver problems, muscle weakness, muscle pain, peripheral neuropathy and cardiomyopathy due to a depletion of Coenzyme Q10.
I guess you've heard by now Vytorin causes muscle pain (and worse) itself and most people have gone off it. I hope things are very different for you now, please let me hear what happened.
Plus genetically nobody has had or died of heart attack among my relatives. I do not eat fried or fast food so my diet was generally ok. My pain never stopped after that- I was experiencing constant chest pressure and shortness of breath but my doctor here did not pay any attention. He was saying that “etiology of my pain is not known but it shouldn’t be anything cardiac since my stress test was ok”.
I had a sudden death heart attack 6 years ago. I am on aspirin, vytorin, coreg,trimed, fish oil and xanex. I always feel very tired, and most days feel nausea, and light headed. Also lots of muscle aches of moderate intensity. Is this from all the medicine I am taking, or would it indicate other heart problems? I am 57 years old, exercise some and watch my diet regularly. I sometimes think that my arteries are blocking up even more, but no one seems to have an answer.
About 2 weeks ago I developed minor numbness in my left pink and ring fingers. I can stil feel them, they're just dulled. This coincides somewhat with some odd sensations in my upper chest.. mostly on the left side just under the collar bone. It's not pain so much, nor "crushing pressure", etc, that would have had me running to the ER ASAP. For background, to complicate things...
The doctors said, don't worry about it, just muscle pains and sent me home. Since the pain (enough to climb the walls) started at night and I took the Vytorin at night, I concluded, it must be the Statins and I quit taking them and, just as I thought, no more pain. Now I am taking Crestor 5mg's because the cardiologist said, I should be taking them again.
I know that he had great success lowering his Cholesterol with at least 2 or 3 of these agents, but he has suffered terribly each time with very acute muscle pains that are virtually non-stop. The pain resolves gradually over weeks as he stops taking the medications. And his test results (CPK, etc.) improve as well. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
The only FDA approved drug that has had clinical trails is Crestor. It is a statin drug so you have to watch for muscle pain , fatigue with it. If you get any tell you doctor right away. Have they done a full lipid panel on you too? Diet only lowers your cholesterol by about 10%. So, it helps to not eat any extra cholestrol as your liver is what genetically controls the amount of receptors you are born with that break down cholesterol.
I have had some intense muscle and joint pain in the past, which is why my doctor has been changing my statin type and dosage. We're trying to find the right combo. I have a history of CAD and PAD, have had a femoral stent, and am a smoker.(59 yo male, btw). Does anyone know if I can substitute 20 mg Lipitor for my 20 mg Simvastatin, which I just ran out of? I have some Lipitor in the cabinet and my doc is going to put me on Vytorin in 11 days.
Like the last episode, the numbness is not subsiding after a pain attack. Overall the pain is short-lived when I forget myself and accidentally induce it. It's more of a nuisance than anything, but at the same time it's troubling to think that there could be an underlying reason which may be serious.
ayear ago I had aortic valve replaced with mechanical valve now all of a sudden I am overly fatigued and have muscle pain in my arms and shoulders which I had before the surgery Mt bp is norma, as is pulse my latest inr was 2.2. Why are my symptoms coming back I take lisinopril lopressor warfarin and vytorin This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/876642'>Risk of another heart failure after valve replacement</a>.
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.
My primary told me to take Advil, stop taking my prescribed Vytorin and stop using weights in my exercise. The pain did not go away. I developed tingling in my hands. Saw an ortho who thought I might have a pinched nerve. Had an MRI of the cervical spine. Revealed small central extruded disc hemiat on at C6-C7 without nerve root or cord compression. Also revealed a thyroglossal duct cyst. Had an MRI of the brain. Showed no pituitary or hypothalamic lesion.
I am sooooo exhausted not sure if it is from Vytorin or Lisinopril but have been on a ton of them and they all make me tired or cause me muscle pain or some other side effect. My doctor said that you need to stay on them for a while and then your blood pressure should regulate and the horrible side effects should go away after a few weeks.......we will see! Good Luck!
I am on Arimidex which is felt to cause muscle aches and pains and on Vytorin (cholesterol lowering drug) which is felt to cause aches and pains. Had gone through chemo (AC) and radiation after lumpectomy 2-1/2 years ago. Advil does seem to help but has been upsetting my stomach. Shopping, traveling, or sightseeing is no joy any more.
Went to my primary who said stop exercising with weights and take Advil. He also took me off Vytorin. Pain did not go away. Went to a ortho who tought I had a pinched nerve. MRI of cervical spine revealed no compression but a thyglo cyst. MRI of brain was unremarkable. Was sent for phys. therapy which helped neck and shoulder. In the meantime, developed tingling in left hand and left foot. Within two weeks, tingling spread to right foot and right hand.
I read that Vytorin can cause muscle soreness, but could it also cause muscle cramping? Thank you for this forum.
but no chest pain or jaw pain. How serious is this? I am have muscle pains in my thighs, suffer from extreme fatigue, and do not sleep well. I am not afraid of a Cardiac Arrest, but the thought of the pain of an MI terrifies me. I don't want to go to the hospital for no reason, and yet, because of my father's history and my LDL and Tyglcerides, I am terrified. I have a realtor key on my court yard that only the police and EMTs have the code to. I do not even know it.
On 1st Aug, I had jaw pain after walking for 10 mins. I went to the Emergency. They found no problem with EKG and Blood work, but I was admitted for investigation. Next day Stress Test was done. I got jaw pain after 5 mins, but my pulse rate did not rise. So the test was inconclusive. There was another angiography the next day. There was some thing left behind the earlier stent that was diificult to see. So more stents have been placed now. There has been addition of Felodipine and Ranytidine.
They give me pain pills and muscle relaxer... All they do is put me to sleep and when I wake up the pain is still there. The pain is worse in the evening hours. To lift my right leg up and down is extreme painful. Often symptons are neck pains and other joint pains arms fingers swelling in hands and feet. Any idea?
In other words if somebody already has arthritis etc or a muscle injure as I had the statins can intensify the pain. In some people the statins can cause muscle pain, and in some people "intensify" the pain if they are already having a problem, but lots of people including me aside from my injury have no problems at all, it has been 3 yrs for me since I started Zocor. Also, I take mine on a full stomach in the evening. I have a very sensitive stomach (cannot take aspirin).
Statin drugs are often associated with side effects including nausea, headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, shortness of breath, memory loss, liver problems, muscle weakness, muscle pain, peripheral neuropathy and cardiomyopathy due to a depletion of Coenzyme Q10. Thirteen liver failure cases and nine deaths were linked with Lipitor. In response, the FDA has recommended the addition of warnings to statin package inserts about the possibility of liver failure.
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