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Some people have a quick negative reaction (within weeks), while others don't get chronic muscle pain and weakness for years - and some never have any symptoms at all.

I was on Lipitor for over 7 years before I had my bout with severe muscle aches. However, it was also shortly after my doctor started me on a 2nd med (Tricor). Combining any statin and a fibrate like Tricor significantly increases the risk of muscle pains - and is usually only done if you have both high LDL and high Triglycerides that haven't responded to lifestyle changes. So, I don't know when/whether I would have had the problem if I had stayed on Lipitor alone...

I'm on Crestor now, and I take 30-50mg CoQ10 daily as a precaution.

I don't want to have the chronic muscle aches and profound weakness I experienced before - it took over a year and a half to recover.


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