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... Kelly, some folks like myself do have those side effects. After the second month on 10 mgs. of Lipitor, I had very bad GI problems, and yes, tons of gas as well as severe diarrhea. Dr. had to take me off of it, as he had me go to a GI dr. who found nothing wrong. ... (3 replies)
... The tell tale was the LDL of 177 in 2001 at his physical. ... (36 replies)
... I first heard about niacin a couple of years ago when I went to my endo appt. ... (9 replies)

... Getting off the meds and keeping your numbers lower may require you to tweak your diet more to keep those numbers low if that is where you want them. But you can do it... ... (3 replies)
... I have a full exam in Aug., but the dr. said to hold off on my next blood test till after the exam. I told her about the itchys with the darn Niacin, so she told me to try the green tea and cinnamon routine. ... (4 replies)
Milk Thistle
Jun 5, 2003
... still surprised that I am leery about taking this drug for ever. I know that the benefits of this drug are so good, but I was maybe hoping that when I lose some of the weight I want to, and my cholesterol drops signifiantly, we could try getting off of the medication, but my doctor is extremely against that. ... (4 replies)
... As I head to the doctor next week.....my request will be to take me off of statins completely. This is due to muscle pain, tiredness and headaches with Lipitor. ... (13 replies)
... Whew! What a lot of information! I apologize for getting off topic....sort of, but I've come across more info that is instructive for me. ... (31 replies)
... ugar will not have to go on any cholesterol meds. His numbers are very high, as I know when hubby's trigs. went to 400 the dr. had a fit and threw him on 40 mgs. of Lipitor which made him very sick. ... (22 replies)
... I have no idea. I can only go by my husband's experience and he did not have a charley horse type pain. It was at least 8 months before he was free of most of his pain. He is now exercising without pain on the treadmill and building muscle. ... (31 replies)
... Jane, like U, I wish I had heard about the side effects of statins many years ago. As U might know, hubby was on Lipitor for over 7 years, had constant pain and muscle aches, but was told it might be arthritis. ... (45 replies)
... after I refused to take any more statins about a month ago. ... (31 replies)
... Welcome and congrats. on getting on the right path. ... (9 replies)
... Gel'. Yes, to get proper absorption you should take all CoQ10 with a slight amount of fat, or with some natural vitamin E. ... (58 replies)
... we started to question the statins. Luckily our old dr. talked with us and definitely said I was not a candidate for statins, and prehaps hubby should try going off to see how he felt. He has since retired, but both hubby's regular dr. ... (13 replies)
... e knows my husband and my problems with statins. Hubby was on them for 7 years, and before taking them, his biggest problem was borderline high BP. After 7 years of statins, mostly Lipitor, he developed diabetes, now has permanent PN, not only in his feet, but now spreading to his hands. ... (11 replies)
... I posted earlier about my general fatigue with statins and my headaches with Crestor in particular. ... (0 replies)
... First off, great board. It's funny how only a small percentage of people are supposed to have side effects from statins and that "small percentage" all managed to find this board. I wonder if Mandy Patinkin would still pimp Crestor if he read all this. ... (26 replies)
... the squeezing or pressure feeling....but no intense pain. My wife rushed me over to the ER. I was amazed how quick I was rushed into a room and the hooking up of wires, and troponin test and there must as been 8 members of the medical team crowding in with their medical equipment. ... (23 replies)
... the squeezing or pressure feeling....but no intense pain. My wife rushed me over to the ER. I was amazed how quick I was rushed into a room and the hooking up of wires, and troponin test and there must as been 8 members of the medical team crowding in with their medical equipment. ... (23 replies)




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