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Hi Ken,
I took Lipitor for 7 days in August of 2003. I started to have severe muscle weakness, and I developed a weird, itchy rash after sun exposure. I went to my doctor, who gave a a shot of cortisone and said I had a phototoxic reaction to the Lipitor. I spent the next 2 1/2 years going from doctor to doctor telling them something was wrong with me. Finally, in December 2005, a UCLA dermatologist diagnosed me with Dermatomyositis. By this time, an EMG showed all of my proximal muscles had been damaged, and I had developed Pulmonary Fibrosis. I contacted Pfizer, the maker of Lipitor, but of course they were of no help. I have tried many medications, but since I went so long without a diagnosis, and, thus proper treatment, I am refractory to all of the medications I have tried. To add insult to injury, I have been denied Social Security disability because the doctors I saw before my benefits ran out were incompetent and misdiagnosed me. This has been a nightmare. If you were taking Lipitor when this occurred, you need to report it to the FDA and also Pfizer. I think this is highly underreported. Anyway, good luck to you. My faith in God has helped me tremendously, and I know that he will use this for good.
God Bless You,
Nancy
Good day, my name is jerry , i reside in central florida. I was diagnosed with polymyositis in 1999, i started to develop weakness in the thighs and shoulders. I am also a renal patient. I have had a cpk as high as 17,000, i have takin everything i can take, and i am currently on Prednisone {10 mg daily} and ivig 2 days a month. My current cpk is 3000. Ive been dealing with this weakness since 2007. Question, will i ever get my strength back ? I am riding a stationary bike, and light weights, i hope it comes back, i have a 11 yr old autistic girl i have to run behind.





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