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I have been taking LIPITOR 40mg for 10 years. During the

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My name is***** have been taking LIPITOR 40mg for 10 years. During the several years I have noticed that my legs are very week, I have very painful cramps at night, overall loss of body strength. I have had a painful headache for 38 days now. i lost a lot of muscle from my arms ang legs.
Hoa can I reverse this situation andget back to some sort of normal function. Ihave stopped taking LIPITOR 17 days ago. I am afraid that I am dying at 76 years of age. I had very good muscle tone several years ago. can you offer some advice?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Dev replied 7 years ago.


Rhabdomyolysis( muscle injury ) is a known complication of statin drugs. Now that you have stopped taking them , its likely , you will improve.

Its also important that you rule out electrolyte imbalances ( Sodium , potassium , magnesium , calcium ) and also rule out diabetes mellitus. These conditions can cause muscle cramps and would need to be treated, if detected.

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