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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)
... 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)

... 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)
... 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)
... Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent to the FDA today put out a warning on EZTIMIBE which is one of the drugs in VYTORIN. As well as the following adverse effects, EZETIMIBE ( or Zetia ) may negatively interact with warfarin: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Subject: Association of Ezetrol® (ezetimibe) with myalgia, rhabdomyolysis, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and thrombocytopenia The... (7 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)
... will help treat a wider range of the 91 million Americans who suffer from elevated cholesterol. ... (34 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)
... 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)
Crestor Safe ?
May 25, 2005
... related muscle damage can occur in patients with normal CK levels. ... (19 replies)
... But many people experience pain and fatigue even though they have normal CK levels. ... (4 replies)
... related muscle damage can also occur in patients with normal CK levels. I'm not saying that your pains are related to the Lipitor. Maybe yes, and maybe no. But you should immediately bring this to your doctor's attention. ... (10 replies)
... I do not believe I am loosing muscle as I am building muscle in doing power yoga and can see a difference in my tone. I work at a pharmacy and my PharmD thinks its a very stange blood test and suggested a retest. I have an appointment with a new doc tomorrow that will hopefully shed some light on the whole thing. I feel I am over what ever it was that was making me feel ill... (10 replies)
... Short version: N2V2, Your elevated AST and very elevated ALT (formerly SGPT) point strongly to liver damage. BUT they can also show severe muscle damage. Since you are dieting rather severly (which diet?), you are losing muscle mass at a good clip. Good your Hepatitis A,B,and C are negative (but they are up to D and E.) :rolleyes: Your huge decrease in TC, LDL, and HDL... (10 replies)
Lipitor or not?
Jan 5, 2002
... t doctor and a reheumatolist. they both said i should of been taken off the lipitor a long time ago. my muscles tissue is decreasing around most of my joints. my CK level is very elevated around 1200,normal is 170. ... (15 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)

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