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Lipitor Questions
Mar 20, 2006
... It is from Lipitor. Look up myopathy and proximal muscle weakness. CPK levels are not always elevated even with the muscle. Recently it has been found that the cpk is not really a good test. You need to have a muscle biopsy. ... (44 replies)
... 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. ... (6 replies)
... 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. ... (6 replies)

CPK & Statins
Mar 24, 2003
... years ago for 3 months total. I had elevated CPK readings. 3 times the allowable limit. Have had thalium stress test, ECG, and angiogram all showing no problem. Have had chest pains for two years now. ... (1 replies)
... I had a blood test to check liver enzymes and CPK levels. My doc said that if the Lipitor was causing the problem, my CPK levels would be elevated due to inflammation of the muscle. I wasn't aware, and my doctor couldn't tell me if other medications could affect the test results. ... (27 replies)
... What blood tests are usually taken to check your liver enzyme levels to see if they are elevated while on Lipitor? ... (3 replies)
... Hi ZOEB, I was browsing through old posts. Your side effects from Lipitor are very typical. And don't let anyone tell you that most people can tolerate statins. Side effects are seriously under reported. ... (25 replies)
... CPK, or creatine phosphotase, is an enzyme found in heart, brain, and skeletal muscle. Elevated levels of this enzyme indicate injury or stress to one or more of those areas. ... (10 replies)
... an enzyme found predominantly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle. When the total CPK level is substantially elevated, it usually indicates injury or stress to one or more of these areas. ... (3 replies)
... I stopped taking the statins because of muscle pain which was confused with soreness from running. The CPK test confirmed elevated levels over 205. I had memory loss, short term, I had attitude changes which caused sexual side effects, including inability to get an erection. ... (16 replies)
... I stopped taking the statins because of muscle pain which was confused with soreness from running. The CPK test confirmed elevated levels over 205. I had memory loss, short term, I had attitude changes which caused sexual side effects, including inability to get an erection. ... (16 replies)




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