Lipitor and tingling

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Avatar f tn I have been experiencing muscle weakness and numbness/tingling to left side of body and I worry that it is another TIA but then consider that it could also be a side-effect of Lipitor. Is there a contraindication for taking all these drugs at the same time given my medical history? thanks for any info you can provide.
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 n tn I have been on Lipitor for 5 years now and have tolerated the drug fairly well. Back in June I had a sexual related close call where I was treated with an immunoglobulin shot and 2 hep b vaccine shots. Starting in August I began to experience strange sensations in my upper right back. Ultrasounds, scopes etc were done and all was fine. Things settled down until around 5 weeks ago and the sensation came back.
Avatar n tn I've had episodes of burning type muscle pain in my legs and arms, some numbness and tingling along with general feeling of nausea and malaise. My doctor feels this could be because of the Lipitor and I stopped taking it 4 days ago. How long until I can expect to see improvement? My liver enzymes were always within normal range and blood work shows no elevated white count or anemia. Thanks.
Avatar n tn Constant Tingling from the back of my head towards up the top and sides of head. Burning sensation in the same area. Scalp is tender to the touch. Ringing in the ears. Neck is stiff or tight. Should I get a second option? What do you think this is? Do you think this could be a side effect of Lipito? Could Lipitor had damaged the muscles around the occipital nerve? Or could lipitor had damaged the occipital nerve?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism this past June and have been on 75ug of Levothyroxine since. When I was last in and complained about still feeling this way my gp put me on Lipitor for my high cholesterol but he told me it probably wouldn't help the numbness. I don't get this all the time but far to often. My tsh was at 3.210 in October and my Dr. is happy with that. The numbness in my face is pretty much like when the freezing is coming out after dental work.
Avatar f tn it sounds like you are having a reaction to one of your meds check them out online. go to google and type in the med and see if one can cause the reaction. i don't think it is liver or kidney but diabetes can cause itching. call your doc.
377135 tn?1200325077 For the last several weeks I have experienced a strange kind of pain or ache in my left shoulder, shoulder blade and into the back part of my left arm, accompanied by a tingling sensation the entire length of my arm and into my hand. The pain isn't a sharp or shooting pain really, it's more like how your arm would feel if you carried around a weight for awhile. My arm is not weak nor does it feel heavy, just that strange ache and the tingling.
Avatar n tn nexium, armour thyroid, lipitor, lexapro, one a day multivitamin, and advil as needed. Could any of the conditions or medications be causing these sensations? Should I see a neurologist? I am terrified that something horrible is wrong with me. Any insite would be helpful to me.
Avatar n tn The tingling got rapidly worse. By Thanksgiving (3 weeks after first tingling) the tingling and muscle weakness had progressed up both legs and she was forced to use a walker. By Christmas, she was wheelchair bound and only able to make it from her chair to the toilet. By mid January she had absolutely no use of her legs or trunk area and had lost the use of her left arm.
Avatar m tn Many doctors don't take fibromyalgia seriously and many say it doesn't exist. However I have had it for 10 years and the tingling and numbness sound like it could be fibro. I started with numbness, tingling, and all kind of places on my upper section that felt like bruises but weren't. Like someone had beaten me with a ball peen hammer. My neck and right arm hurt like crazy and I was so tired I could barely move. Suggest you consult someone else that might take your symptoms more serious.
Avatar n tn Yes, I've had muscle pain and weakness. Tingling and muscle weakness started 5 days after the vaccine for me. However, my biceps were sore and I had fatigue immediately after. I remember having two dizzy spells and a weird feeling in my stomach like something in it dropped right after the vaccine. I hope you get into see the neurologists that you want soon. Please don't forget to keep us posted as to what they say.
Avatar n tn liver enzymes higher than normal (am on Lipitor and Lovaza for cholesterol and triglycerides). Abdominal ultrasound shows fatty liver. Tingling and pain in both forearms and fingers persisted. Rheumatologist felt was CTS. Neuromuscular doc examined me, did EMG on left arm only. EMG normal and said due to stress/anxiety. Was going through very stressful period: had baby, lost job, etc. May 26 noticed right thumb twitching. Start with meaty/muscular area of thumb every few minutes.
Avatar n tn synchronizer of the bottom ventricles of the heart. 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.
Avatar n tn I have no history of mental illness. I do take lipitor and tricor because of familial hyperlipidemia. I need to approach my family practitioner about this at my next appt. I could use some background information and medical study resources if available.
Avatar n tn A brief history before I ask my question. I am a 38 year old female. I have struggled with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome all my life. My symptoms, episodes of rapid heart rate (up to 300 bpm)and dizziness are always worse when I am pregnant and after the birth of my fifth child I had an ablation. My severe symptoms have stopped but I still experience PVC's constantly and have had one episode of rapid heart rate since my ablation.
Avatar n tn Polyneuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, is characterized by weakness, tingling and pain in the hands and feet as well as difficulty walkling. Researchers who studied 500,000 residents of Denmark, about 9 percent of that country's population found that people who took statins were more likely to develop polyneruopathy. Taking statins for one year raised the risk of nerve damage by about 15 percent - about one case for every 2,200 patients.
Avatar n tn For the past two years he has had periodic bouts with tingling hands and feet, swelling feet, burning feet, to the point that he is unable to stand. These bouts last from one to two weeks. He has at least 3-4 bouts a year. He thought it might be gout but none of his doctors think so. He has been given a diretic to relieve the water and swelling from his ankles but it doesn't seem to help his balance or his feet. I read recently that medications could be a factor in neuropathy.
Avatar n tn Is coughing in the morning a symptom after the ingestion of the drugs listed below? Is tingling in the stomac and a constriction and discomfort below the pharanx in the upper Esophagus a symptom. Is alcohol consuption a contributor? How about aspirin? How about aspirin and alcohol? How about lipitor? How about Altace? How about Toporal? Does reflux disease effect the abssorbtion rate of alcohol by delaying its entrance to the stomach. Give me any references you may have on this subject.
Avatar n tn My mother is 69 and diabetic (type II insulin dependant). Takes Lipitor and Karvea (for BP). She was diagnosed (mamogram) with early breast cancer - november last year) Two tumours (14mm and 11 mm) were detected. Core biopsy was carried and both tumours were deemed cancerous. Mastectomy was carried out in jan 2008, 11 nodes removed all clear.
Avatar n tn For the past 6 months I have had symptoms of burning in my head and neck, pain in neck, shoulder, and tingling, numbness, weakness, sharp pains, dull pains, shooting pains, aches, spasms, and cramps in both arms and legs. I have symptoms constantly, but the combination varies. I have been to my PCP, Emergency Room, Orthopedic Surgeon, Nerve Specialist, Physical Therapy, and last week had my first visit with a Neurologist.
Avatar f tn However on looking on the other side many people taking statin drugs complained of muscle weakness, dizziness, balance, memory and numbness and tingling problems. It occurred to me, although I don't think anyone on this site is taking statin drugs, that those side effects sound a lot like the symptoms of MS. It's weird where your searches lea you. Marcie scroll down a couple of posts.
Avatar n tn They control calcium in the body which could explain the numbness in hands and the tingling/twitching. Google parathyroid gland disorder and check the symptoms against yours. Good luck to you.
Avatar f tn tickle inside left or right side of throat, tightness and/or tingling in nose, shortness of breath while coughing, lightheaddedness, non-productive, unable to swallow mucus from sinus. Triggers; scents/odors pleasant or otherwise, standing from lying position, rising EVERY morning, lying on back or right side, being overheated or entering a warm environment from cooler/cold environment, sudden breathing changes, eating powdery or sugary foods such as "Smarties or powdered donuts".
Avatar n tn Get on a statin drug such as Lipitor to lower you TC below 200 and preferably lower. 4. If your HDL cholesterol is low (below 45) do what is required to get it up to at least 50. That would include daily exercise and possibly Niaspan. 5. Develop a habit of daily exercise. I walk a hilly course for 35 minutes before work and at noon and do more on the weekends. 6. Work at appreciating life and lowering stress.
Avatar n tn My skin color is back to normal, the tingling in my feet and hands has stopped, I have feeling in my fingers again, and the headaches are gone. However, it is also winter here, and my symptoms were much worse in the summer. I'm going to Hawaii in March, so I will update again if my symptoms come back in the heat... but for now I'm feeling good!
Avatar n tn We feel a dark cloud looming over our heads, like the stroke might come back. And we have no control over it. he is now on Ecotrin, Lipitor and Atenolol His history is 8yrs. ago he had major heart surgery. A procedure done at NYU called the ROSS procedure. His Dr.'s say his heart looks as good as it did after the surgery no changes. Since the surgery we are even more heart smart. One thing is he has had a high cholest. problem for 5 years. He did not take Lipitor until after the stroke.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn For some time I noticed tingling in my hands and arms, especially after I just woke up, as though I'd been lying on them and they were "asleep." That has now gone away. However, bad pain in my legs, hips, and butt that my US doctor thought were caused by Lipitor have gotten worse even though I stopped the Lipitor months ago. I'll get sudden, shooting pains, and I have constant muscle aches that sometimes make it hard to step up on curbs or climb stairs.
Avatar n tn I had severe left sided heart pains once with all the tightness and tingling in the arms and head etc.I had to sit still or it felt like my heart would explode I also had all the heart work done and they found nothing. Turned out it was my liver. I had been on antibiotics for five years ( Lyme Disease) and my liver was inflamed/plugged-up. HAve you been doing any drugs/drinking or are you sensitive to sugars - like maybe type 2 diabetes stuff ( tingling toes, blurry vision, fatigue etc.