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I have terrible muscle cramps, awful "Charlie horse" in my

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I have terrible muscle cramps, awful "Charlie horse" in my right leg. I had an ultra sound, no clots but extremely painful. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Do you take any medications?
what are your electrolytes? was blood work done?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't know my electrolytes, yes blood work was done. I am taking Edarbi and Liptor daily.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Well clearly the lipitor is the cause
No doubt about it.
I am surprised your doctor didn't suggest this
You have a few options
1)reduce lipitor dose
2)stop lipitor
3)change to a statin that is less likely to cause cramps like pravastatin.
All are good options and should be done under doctor supervision
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
please don't forget a positive rating

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