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    Old 06-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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    Wondering if I'm experiencing side effects from statin?

    Quick background: 38, avid exerciser (6x a week spin class, elliptical) eat very healthy (I am wheat free because of sensitivity) and I'm at a healthy weight. Cholesterol issues run in my family. I had to start taking testosterone because mine is VERY low leaving me very tired. My cholesterol went from 215 to 247. They put me on Lipitor 1/2 of 10 mg tablet at bedtime. I have been taking it for three weeks & I take it around 10:30pm.

    In the morning, I literally feel foggy, out of it and almost like I've had 3-4 beers! A 'drunk' feeling. This ends up going away around noon or a little after and I feel 'sharp' again. I also have felt a decrease in appetite until that magic time of noon or later.

    Is this a side effect? I'm seriously thinking it is because I am VERY sensitive to any medicine

    Let me know your opinions and thoughts. Thank you

     
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    Old 06-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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    Re: Wondering if I'm experiencing side effects from statin?

    I forgot to say that testosterone is known to increase total cholesterol

     
    Old 06-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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    Re: Wondering if I'm experiencing side effects from statin?

    Blood pressure is averaging 110/62---last one taken was 112/64

     
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    Re: Wondering if I'm experiencing side effects from statin?

    My TC BEFORE taking testosterone was 215 ( don't know individual numbers)
    My TC AFTER taking testosterone is 247. LDL: 171 HDL: 71 TRIG: 77

     
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