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What causes severe pain and tiredness after a triple bypass surgery?

I had triple bypass surgrey in Oct 2008. Am extremely exhausted and tired. Very frustrated....this are the drugs I am taking. Had doctors appointment on Tuesday and I was on a generic lipitor and was put back on regular Lipitor. My body hurts 24/7. 03-05-09 First Dose Lexapro(escitalopram oxalate)     10mg     1 per day Xanax     .25mg     1 tablet every 4 to 6 hrs as needed for anxiety            Lipitor     40 mg     1 capsule by mouth at night            Lasix     40 mg     1 tablet by mouth daily (am) Digoxin     0.125mg     1 tablet by mouth daily (am) Prilosec/Omeprazole     20 mg     1 tablet by mouth daily (am) Lisinopril     5mg     1 tablet by mouth daily (am) K-Dur/POT CHL ER     20MEQ     1 tablet by mouth daily (am) St Joseph baby aspiring     81 mg     1 tablet by mouth daily (am)            Starlix     120 MG     1 Tablet with each meal                       Stopped 03-04-09 Cardizem CD/Diltiazem ER     120 mg     1 capsule by mouth at night                                                              
Thu, 2 May 2019
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi,

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to your current therapy adverse effects. For this reason, I would recommend first stopping lipitor and see if your situation improves. This drug may cause severe fatigue and muscle cramps.

I would also recommend you to closely monitor your blood pressure and check your complete blood count for anemia. Low blood pressure can mimic this clinical situation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka,
Cardiologist
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