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    Old 10-29-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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    Zocor vs. Lipitor

    OK doc is not happy with my numbers on zocor 40. I tried zocor 80 but my legs got very weak.
    So.... he wants me to try lipitor 20. I'm wondering if this will be enough. My numbers without meds. are in the higher 400's tc, and high 300 ldl. Very bad.
    My best results were with vytorin but it raises havok with my blood pressuse, shooting it up. So I went back to regular zocor 40.
    My tc was 230 and ldl was 180 (bad) My hdl went from 57 down to 41. (on zocor 40)
    Not good either.
    I am wondering what to expect with lipitor. Will 20 mgs. be enough to work on my high numbers? The doc says we can try it and see, but I am afraid I will see awful numbers again.
    My numbers with the vytorin 10/40 were the best. 216 tc, 130 ldl and 57 hdl.
    I'm thinking if the lipitor doesn't work maybe I should return to the vytorin and just put up with the higher bp. I think it has something to do with the fact that the zetia in the vytorin is broken down in the kidneys and I have kidney problems from diabetes.
    What do you all think?

     
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    Old 10-29-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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    Re: Zocor vs. Lipitor

    You can expect the same problems you had before.

     
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