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Abnormal ck level
Aug 19, 2011
... Anyhow, I just, and for the FIRST time, had a CK test by a new doctor who is more thorough than the other one was. CK came in at 242 !! ... (3 replies)
... CPK (or CK) stands for creatine phosphokinase, an enzyme that is released into the blood whenever tissue damage occurs. There are three types that can be differentiated to tell whether the damage was to skeletal muscle, heart musce or tissue damage. Trouble with CPK uis that it is not very specific and LOTS of life's normal insults will raise it. Venture Man, No, the... (7 replies)
... Hi, I just popped in looking for info on ck-total levels. I just had the blood test done this week, and have never had it done before. I don't know if my doctor checked the wrong box on the blood test order, or decided it was a good idea. My ck-total was 169, and the lab that did my tests shows "normal" from 55-170. Being so close to the high end, I decided to check it... (6 replies)

... Should the cardiologist have told me of the elevated enzyme level? ... (6 replies)
... I think cpk levels in the 200's shows only a very small elevation from the norm. Rhabdomyolysis shows MANY times that amount. CPK is raised in any injury and indeed, even by regular exercise that breaks down muscle tissue. If anyone suspects a heart injury there is a VERY specific CPK test done: In cases of statin involvement or a fall or muscle injury, it it only the... (4 replies)
... Thanks. I certainly would not describe the soreness I experienced while taking Crestor as "severe muscle pain and weakness." If anything, it's mild soreness and it was never bad enough for me to complain until I started wondering about it after reading up on statins side effects. In any event, I'm going to try the Red Yeast, Niacin, and keep taking the Vascepa... (13 replies)
... on in CK, a muscle enzyme measured in the blood. It is way worse than the usual muscle soreness after a workout. If severe muscle pain occurs while on statins, a CK should be done, and if elevated, the statin should be stopped. ... (13 replies)
High Triglycerides
Nov 15, 2006
... They specifically warn on the tricor side effects about using both statins and fenfofibrates . This could definetly cause the problems you are seeing. Another case of them treating the symptoms instead of trying to find out what is causing it . Below is some warnings. The combined use of TRICOR and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors should be "avoided" unless the benefit of... (2 replies)
... s in with numerous rechallenges. On the biopsy, This information is from Dr. Paul Phillips at scripps mercy hospital in san diego. Numerous people have not had elevated CK readings that have tested for mitochondrial damage due from lipid lowering medications. ... (10 replies)
... I don't think there are any tests to measure the amount of muscle damage one has. About the only thing doctors do is measure CK levels in the blood to see if there is muscle damage actively occuring. ... (31 replies)
Coenzyme Q-10?
Jan 26, 2006
... found in muscle and brain. Normally, very little CK is found circulating in the blood. ... (7 replies)
... ter ended up in a wheel chair, the health "professional" who prescribed it, denied any connection to Zocor and encouraged her to keep taking. WE had to demand a CK test. WE took her off the drug. No one I know ever got warnings about their statin and never heard a word about myopathy. ... (42 replies)
... Baxterhill, Welcome to the forum!!! I'm sorry to hear about the problems your friend is having. Has he been to his doctor to rule out other possible causes of his muscle problem? I haven't heard of a statin-induced muscle problem happening so quickly after years of use, or of it causing vision problems... I don't say it's not possible, I also had a serious muscular... (7 replies)
... Thanks! Pain (burning pain) is under my rib cage, just about all the way across, possibly a little more on the right side. Last year I had gal-bladder removed after Heida scan showed it at 8%. That helped with the bloated feeling I was having. However, abdominal pain still remains. Also, I have an EGD done every two years and no sign of an ulcer for the past 10 years. I... (6 replies)
... Under the left side ribecage edge: possible pancreatitis; right side: gall-bladder; central or either-side: ulcer! I'd have a test done for antibodies to H.pylorii if you have not already to rule out small ulceration. Usually night-time dosing is not as necessary as once thought. It was originally recommended because most of the manufacture of LDL in the liver occurs while... (6 replies)
... My husband's doctor is concerned about his CPK level (334). You did not mention your dosage. He developed pain on 10mg over eight years and was almost physically floored when it was increased to 20mg. His CPK level was 208, but rose to the current level while off Lipitor. His pain has diminished considerably, but his muscles continue to be inflamed. I do hope you can tolerate... (6 replies)
... larry, He probably should have mentioned it to you, but the big worry about statins is the rare possiblity of rhabdomyolysis and in this condition the CPK is raised to levels of many THOUSANDS. Two quick cases I pulled up on the showed levels of 17,000 and 29,900. Your doctor is most likely right that your modest elevation is probably caused by a recent hard workout and thus... (6 replies)
... Prior to the start of lipitor the cardiologist told me something about a number of 259 cholesterol, but as I mentioned when I went this month, it went down to 160 (6 replies)
Crestor Safe ?
May 25, 2005
... related muscle damage can occur in patients with normal CK levels. ... (19 replies)
Crestor Safe ?
May 25, 2005
... ains and memory loss. Dr says, "lets try Pravachol." More aches and pains, but more severe this time. "Lets give it one more shot, try Crestor." Aches and pains, elevated CK, memory loss..... The patient had been challenged with so many different cholesterol lowering drugs that side effects are now permanent. ... (19 replies)


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