Leg pain lipitor

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Avatar n tn I have just started to experience severe leg cramps, leg tiredness and soreness. After this much time, is it possible to develop these symptoms???
Avatar n tn We both - husband and wife, have been experiencing these symptoms. We have been on simvastatin for (wife for 1+ years, me for 2+ years) and stopped about 5-6 months ago - wife still having pains in the butt some dizziness and leg pain, but getting better - I am having butt pain and leg pains, swollen left knee, (but joint pain seems OK on stairs), recovery seems slower than my wife's.
Avatar n tn I have been on Lipitor for about 8 years and started having leg pain and many muscle aches. Dr wanted an ultrasound for blood clots since I recently had surgery. Thank goodness there was no blood clots. SO I asked my dr if she thought it could be the lipitor. She never even thought about it. So she agreed and and I went off of Lipitor for 2 weeks and the pain almost stopped.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn Some of the statin drugs, like the one you're taking, can cause joint/muscle pain. My mom had to stop taking Lipitor because of severe leg pain. Before you ask your doctor for a referral to a rheumatologist, do some research into the side effects of your meds. There are some web sites out there that let you input all your meds and supplements, and check for side effects and adverse interactions. Another good source of information is your local pharmacist.
Avatar m tn Hi all, My father had a triple by pass surgery about 18 months ago, and has been taking Lipitor, Perondopril and Atenolol. He's been getting abnormal hair growth on one side of his leg and back and chest since he's been on Lipitor, and Perondopril. I googled to see what I could find, and found this site saying that Lipitor can cause abnormal hair growth. http://www****.com/ds/lipitor/hair%20growth%20abnormal/ My question is, has anyone else taking Lipitor experience this?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Lipitor for high cholesterol in 1997. In 2001, following a sleep study, I was found to have restless leg syndrom and prescribed Sinemet for the symptoms. Over the years the symptoms increased, and I now have severe lower back and neck pain, joint pain (especially knees) and my RLS has become more pronounced. I now have the symptoms beginning much earlier in the day, so have had to increase the use of Sinemet.
329994 tn?1301663248 you could have restless leg syndrome. Has anyone evaluated you for that? Or it could be the Lipitor...or maybe even sciatica. I can't remember, did you ever have an MRI of your lower back? That would reveal any abnormalities in your spine. Abnormalities can cause pain in your legs- even into your feet- especially if you have any nerve issues.
Avatar n tn 52 YO male. For the past couple of months I have had increasing leg muscle pain, stiffness, and general discomfort that seems to move around -- some days the calves are most affected, other days the hamstrings or gluteals or sometimes the muscles along the side of the thigh, below the hip. Oddly, the only thing that makes it BETTER is to exercise -- I do about 25 min. of walking on the treadmill most mornings and I feel pretty good during the session.
Avatar n tn I had to come off of Lipitor after one week due to severe muscle and joint pain. My mother had moderate pain after starting Lipitor. We were both encouraged by our separate physicians to take coenzyme Q10 with the Lipitor. While my pain continued, my mother's pain has almost completely disappeared.
Avatar n tn Two days ago I walked around NYC and had pain in first my left and then my right leg...it was bad enough that I soaked in a tub to get rid of it. So I had nerve sensations now in both hands on and off and now my legs. My Doctor has me tested for liver function...everything ok...kidneys through urine...everything ok.... He even tested for syphillis.....because of the spots.....ok but he is retesting. I saw him today and he is testing CPK for possible Lipitor problems. I am off Lipitor.
Avatar f tn My husband was recently taken off of Lipitor and has been experiencing daily headaches. He's not a headache person. Is this a common thing when coming off Lipitor? Also, I have read that you should stop it gradually. Is this true?
Avatar n tn Although mild muscle pain is a relatively common side effect of statins, some people who take statin medications to lower their cholesterol may have severe muscle pain. This intense pain is a symptom of rhabdomyolysis,a rare condition that causes muscle cells to break down. This does not make your muscle tissue "mushy", it just causes cells t breakdown.
Avatar n tn He is on maximum medication and has been doing relatively well until about 2 months ago when he started noticebly dragging his right leg and not swinging his right arm. He is also loosing function in his right hand. His cardiologist did a CT scan of the head which was normal, ruling out stroke or brain bleed. His bloodwork was normal. A nuclear stress test has been done & we will receive those results in 2 days. Any thoughts on what could be causing this new symptom?
Avatar n tn I started thinking back, since menopause, I started on several meds, on of which was lipitor. Not one doctor said it could be the lipitor i was taking causing the hives. On my own a week ago, I stopped the lipitor and the lipitor only. For the first time in 5 yrs i have no more hives. Why is there not more articles published or side effects like mine posted for lipitor??? What is your feeling on the hives from Lipitor??
Avatar m tn My husband is having a warm sensation in his left leg and foot. He wonders what this could be?He has high chloresterol level. Would this have anything to do with it? He's never had this feeling before. He does take Lipitor for his chloresterol.Occasionally has Hernias.
Avatar n tn Im feeling the same way, I have bad pain on my left piriformis muscle. I had only taken Lipitor for one week.My pain is severe.After you stopped taking lipitor, How soon did it take until your pain went away.
10996785 tn?1432812977 Like you, I pulled myself off of Lipitor (atorvastatin) because of muscle and joint weakness/pain and other recorded side effect. I had only taken it for about five weeks and the discomfort remains three weeks later. I had the same reaction to simvastatin, which I am told is the worst of the bunch. I'm waiting a few months and then I will try something with a less violent track record.
Avatar m tn i have this neck back and chest pain do you think i have because i take lipitor 40 mg pleae let emknow .
10996785 tn?1432812977 If you get pregnant, stop taking LIPITOR and call your doctor right away. If you take LIPITOR tablets, tell your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of rare but serious muscle problems that can lead to kidney problems, including kidney failure. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and all medications you take. This may help avoid serious drug interactions.
519736 tn?1253986826 If it does happen to be a side effect, how long should he wait to see if this pain resolves itself after stopping the lipitor....any help is appreciated.
Avatar f tn Is the Lipitor doing damage to his joints as well as causing pain? Is there any other medication with less side effects?
Avatar f tn I have been resisting the diagnosis for quite a few years but have been experiencing severe pain for the past couple of weeks and just want any pain killers that can give me relief. I am wondering if stopping the drug Lipitor could be exascerbating the problem. My symptoms sound like those caused by taking lipitor but I'm wondering if going off of it could be a form of withdrawal? Any insight would be most helpful.
125003 tn?1262464466 I had an anurizm one cbg and had muscle flaps grafted from my chest and stomach. I am now experiencing pain and cramps down my legs.I think maybe from the cbg on the left leg or catarization on the right leg.I also have black and blue spots on the back of each leg. Do you know if anything can be done for this or what has maybe caused it?
329994 tn?1301663248 Since December of 2009, I have been having terrible aching in my ankles and legs, but mostly my ankles or it is worse in my ankles. At the time, I attributed it to my Lipitor, called my cardiologist and I went off of it. Right after that, I went into the hospital for surgery (hysterectomy and a hernia operation) and came home to recover. At first, I didn't notice it, so I thought stopping the Lipitor is what helped. It got so bad that I could not sleep at night.
Avatar n tn I later restarted Lipitor at a lower dose because all research and studies strongly suggest statins, and especially Lipitor, have beneficial effects upon cardiac, vascular, and brain function, and at the lower dose I haven't had any ill effects... but again, I can't say (and my docs can't say) if my original symptoms were because of Lipitor or "adjusting" to a new metabolism or what... That's the total of my two cents...
Avatar n tn I was on lipitor was many years but no doctor ever checked my blood. Last year I went off of this med because when I was hospitalized for something else they discovered that my liver enzymes were high. I'm still off lipitor and my enzymes flutuate from high normal to high. I'm wondering if the lipitor did damage to my liver. Also, I have some neurological issues which includes my muscles. Am wondering if the lipitor caused this. My total cholesteral is 226 and my LDL is 79.