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[QUOTE=HubbleRules;3475346]GBug,

Actually, you may do better on a different statin - they're not all the same.

I'd be a little leary of your doctor also - some are so into the 'group think' of the medical profession that they've lost the ability to reason independently. And as far as his advice that you'd have problems with your muscles all over your body if it was the statin, that is not so. Statins seem to mostly affect the long skeletal muscles (arms, legs), but they can certainly cause problems elsewhere.

I had serious muscle problems after 7 1/2 years on Lipitor (after my doctor combined it with Tricor), and I gave up all cholesterol meds cold turkey. For me my arms were the problem (they ached, and became extremely weak) - I also had much less stamina and became exercise intolerant. I didn't have muscle aches anywhere else. It took over a year and a half to recover fully - now I'm back to normal - including jogging. But, my numbers shot up to unacceptable levels, and I reluctantly went back on a lower dose of Lipitor about a year ago, but I also take 75mg CoQ10 daily. So far no repeat problems..

The brand I use is called Q-Sorb.

There is another one out there called Q-Gel which is supposed to have better absorption, but it's awfully expensive.

Good luck...

HubbleRules
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Hubblerules--
Glad to hear that you recovered from your muscle problems. That is very encouraging. I was having weakness and pain in one arm and both hips. My arm is back to normal and I notice that my hips are getting better with each passing week.

I will check on the brands that you recommended. I will probably stay off the Lipitor a couple of more months, then resume the 20mg of Lipitor with a coQ10 supplement once I am confident that my muscles are back to normal. I plan to change physicians as well since I have begun to question some of the things my internist tells me. I suppose it is time when you do not trust what they tell you. He seems very preoccupied with other things when I go for an appointment anyway.

Thanks again for the information!!





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