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Have been on Lipitor and now the muscles in the back of my

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Have been on Lipitor for years and now the muscles in the back of my legs and buttocks are sore and burning constanly. Is this the Lipitor and how long will it take to get rid of the muscle probles?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello!The Liptor is likely a culprit for the muscle pain...I would suggest holding off of the Liptor or other statin type drug ..Other options may help cholesterol...I would check total CK to check for muscle inflammation..Take supplement CoQ10 200mg per day ....Hopefully you will see muscle discomfort improve steadily over next several weeks ....I think that you will see improvement but it Will likely take a bit of time ... On the order of several weeks I would predict I hope that this is helpful for youLet me know if you have further questions or concernsI will be happy to get back with youIf my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedbackThank you and Best Regards,Anthony Bray MD