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Dangers of lipitor
Jun 11, 2011
... I stopped taking lipitor some 7 years ago, because I hurt so bad I was moaning all the time. I did not know that lipitor affected the muscle enzymes until I did the research.. I know that this is not common, but for me it was not worth taking... my concern now is for my husband.. ... (1 replies)
... After the neurologist completed all the tests to rule out other disease he determined the neuropathy was from an "unknown" cause and prescribed Neurotin. After taking Neurotin for one week I decided I did not like the side effects of the drug and researched the internet to see if there were other options. ... (11 replies)
... Nancy, the highest dosage that I ever took of Lipitor was 10 mg. I took Lipitor for 7 years before I started having problems. I would be taking it still, if it were up to my dr. ... (24 replies)

... Your LDL and Triglycerides are too high and the Zocor will bring both numbers to good levels. 40 mg sounds a bit much but your Doc should know best. I do 10 mg of Lipitor. Take it in the evening b4 bed because your cholesterol rises naturally during the nite. ... (9 replies)
Chronic pain
Mar 1, 2002
... I recently started taking Lipitor per my doc's recommendation, this was after 3 consecutive yrs of bad cholesterol test results. ... (18 replies)
... Yeah, In answer to you question, You ARE missing the point. Here's what the Pfizer and the FDA ACTUALLY say: (34 replies)
... effects associated with taking them. So, I thought I'd share my own experience with you. ... (3 replies)
Lipitor Forever?
May 31, 2004
... I wonder why you were put on 20mg to begin with :confused: The Dr is supposed to titrate the dosage, starting with the LOWER doses and working up as required. Your beginning#s aren't that bad and if your Dr used the existing guidelines (assuming no other "risk factors" other than your mother's MI), your actual LDL target would have been 160 or perhaps 130 (depending on total... (14 replies)
... You did a wise thing in not taking Lipitor. After reading all the side effects of Lip. ... (20 replies)
Lipitor Forever?
May 30, 2004
... remarkable things about the effects of Lipitor and other statins on reducing inflammation as well as improving lipid levels, that I think I would prefer to keep taking it if it were up to me, even if my doctor suggests stopping it. ... (14 replies)
... I asked to try a small dose, short term course of prednisone. He started with a "booster" shot and I went on 15 mg. for a week...down to 10 mg for a week, then to 5 mg. ... (26 replies)
... Took Tricor for 4 years. It was ok at first,but then, I started to feel tired quite often. ... (14 replies)
... Lipitor problems may not show up for many months to years after . ... (18 replies)
... Lipitor has only been around for 10 years, I think. The scary thing we discovered is you can take it for several years and have little or no pain, but then it can hit you like a truck. I don't have a problem with anyone taking Lipitor. ... (19 replies)
... Did you start taking your Lipitor every other day by yourself or did the doctor tell you this? ... (17 replies)
... I can speak from experience with both statins. Several years ago I took 10mg Lipitor for 2 months and it got my cholesterol down to 140, and I didn't really follow a strict diet. But the Lipitor gave me a rash on both hands, so I stopped taking it. ... (8 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)
Need some advice
Mar 18, 2007
... I have high cholestrol and have been taking Lipitor for about 7 years now. After trying Vytorin for a time I recently asked to be switched back to Lipitor. At that visit the Doctor took my blood. It was a non fasting draw. The results kinda alarming. ... (8 replies)
... Please don't even try to bring Clinton into any discussion on Statins. He took them for a few years, and then didn't take them. I don't know why he stopped taking them, or if he had a valid reason. The point is, he can't be considered a data point in either camp. ... (76 replies)
... Zip, I'm glad you said drugs usually don't work that way. I was on lipitor for 4 years before my body had a reaction to it. I was almost totally disabled. I could'nt walk 10 feet without having such terrible low back pain that I was in tears. ... (14 replies)

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