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I am 62 male....... and when I work out and perspire a lot,

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I am 62 male....... and when I work out and perspire a lot, I have spasms in my upper legs and cramping in my hands.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Not swelling.......I have been on Coumadin since I was 35 because of DVT after knee surgery when I was 25. I was having episodes a few times. So my Doctor just wants me on blood thinners. But I have been experiencing cramping & hamstring cramping when I get a little dehydrated
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, just that I have had this cramping for years after exertion
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

do you take any other meds?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
that 5mg Coumadin low dose 10mg lisentpril , and 50mg lipator
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

I suspected you were on a statin

It is the statin that is causing this.

I'm sure of it.

et me know if you have other questions.

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