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How can muscle fatigue with pain in the shoulders, arms and thighs be treated?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: My husband experiences muscle fatigue and pain in upper thighs, shoulders, and arms after exertion such as climbing the stairs. He has sleep apnea He takes metoprolol,warafin, tramadol, finestride, gemfrobozil, diogioxin. The exertion incapacitates him.
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This can be due to gemfibrozil.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic.
I can understand your concern.

I have gone through the drug list he is taking.

Amongst these drugs, gemfibrozil, lipid-lowering drug, can cause similar kind of muscular side effects.
So better to discuss this with his doctor and replace gemfibrozil with rosuvastatin (newer drug).

Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further.
Wishing good health to your husband.

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