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... over 250. I tried for 6 months to control it naturally through diet and exercise but had no luck. That's when they put me on Lipitor. I know it helps but the constipation is a pain, literally. ... (3 replies)
... I have been on Lipitor for approximately 10 months now. After about 5 months I started having problems with constipation. ... (3 replies)
... I have the same problem -- however, before I was on Lipitor, I was on Lopid and also Questran. They were all the same as far as the constipation. Finally, the Dr. also put me on Miralax (Glycolax is the generic name) and that made a world of difference. It is a stool softener and works great. It comes in powder form and you mix a small amount with water and drink one dose... (3 replies)

... cossette, Those symptoms are not expected with Lipitor. Occurrence of constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia are the same or less than with a placebo. Have you changed your diet? There are always stomach viruses going around as well. Usually if a medication upsets your digestive tract, the problems occur very early on in dosing. If for 4 weeks no problem, then it's... (3 replies)
... I was on Lipitor for three years and Zocor for three months. ... (0 replies)
Lipitor Vs Zorcor
Jul 13, 2008
... The effectiveness is going to vary from person to person. In general, however, 10 mg. of Lipitor is roughly equivalent to 20 mg of Zocor. ... (2 replies)
... Brendap, I took 10 mg of Lipitor for a few years and it did a great job of lowering the cholesterol and like you I wanted to save some money so asked to be switched to Lovastatin. ... (8 replies)
... Great to see the Lipitor is working for you and the tingling and muscle pains are going. ... (16 replies)
... While you were on lipitor for 6 months did it just lower your total cholesterol or all of your levels? ... (10 replies)
... months and have had to stop taking it. It gave me constipation really bad. They gave me a laxatiove Glycolax to counteract the constipation and it worked for a bit but then even it couldn't help. ... (9 replies)
... I've been on Lipitor for 5 weeks and for a few days now have had bad gas, abdominal pain, constipation and bloating. Is this supposed to be temporary? ... (3 replies)
... Well, I guess Lipitor is the med for me. The "tingling sensation" that I originally posted about has just about gone away. I don't have any more muscle soreness, either. ... (16 replies)
... Or, discuss with your doctor whether you can switch statins. I had horrible constipation with Zocor, but none with Lipitor. ... (2 replies)
... months ago. The doctor said I need it check every 6 months. So it's going to be 4 months till I get it checked again. That just seems way too long. Just take the lipitor and try to stay off the fat. ... (2 replies)
... Side affects of Lipitor include abdominal pain, back pain, changes in eye sight, diarrhea, cold, constipation, dry eyes, dry skin, flu symptoms, gas, hair loss, headaches, heartburn, indegestion, inflammation of sinus and nasal passages, itching, joint pain, leg cramps, muscles aching or weakness, purple or red spots on skin, rash, sore throat, urinary problems, vomiting and... (2 replies)
... Glad to hear of these major improvements! :bouncing: Though you may feel you still have a ways to go, (and you do) at least you'll pulled that incredibly high risk down to just high risk, and that's nothing to sneeze at.One suggestion here. Instead of a stool softener, there are a couple of better choices. How many legumes are you eating a week? If you aren't eating much... (16 replies)
... I was taking Lipitor 10 mg for 4 years and it kept my numbers in range. Last year they doubled my medicine because my triglyceride and LDL starting coming back up. ... (4 replies)
Latest results
Mar 19, 2005
... backwards! Got my cholesterol levels down with Lipitor, now trying to see how little Lipitor I can get by with, through adding supplements. ... (9 replies)
New Numbers
Jan 27, 2002
... So you see, it's not like asprin or lipitor or any drug that you have to digest for it to work. It ONLY effects your digestive system and it's major drawback may be constipation. ... (21 replies)
... Why not try the Lipitor with the armour or the lovastatin with the synthroid. At least it will give you more information. ... (8 replies)


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