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  1. Pills & Numbers
    ... the class action suit filed against Pfizer and their Lipitor drug....seems it doesn't do anything for older people...

  2. Question about Muscle Weakness
    ... sudden development of muscle weakness. He's been on Lipitor for years. He claims he has no pain, but can no longer ... Parkinson's, MS) and the MD's have not mentioned that Lipitor could be a problem. My question is did any one...
    ... His blood pressure is 13x/70 most of the time. Lipitor , and now an anti-depressent and an occassional sleeping...
    ... I was on Lipitor for about 2 years (and other statins for about 7 years...
    ... the same problems my mother had on first Zocor, then Lipitor and then combo of zetia and welchol. She has been ... CoQ10 contained there. You father needs to stop the Lipitor immediately. He should also be put on CoQ10...600 ... mitochondrial damage that he has suffered from the Lipitor . If he is able to recover from his current problem ... he will only be able to recover 80% of his before Lipitor (or cholesterol lowering medication) capibilities ... another cholesterol lowering medication, or restarted on Lipitor , his chances of having the same problems are 90%....
    ... sudden development of muscle weakness. He's been on Lipitor for years. He claims he has no pain, but can no longer ... Parkinson's, MS) and the MD's have not mentioned that Lipitor could be a problem. My question is did any one...
    ... of my mom). I've gotten him to stop taking the Lipitor and now he is complaining that his right arm is very...
    ... sudden development of muscle weakness. He's been on Lipitor for years. He claims he has no pain, but can no longer ... Parkinson's, MS) and the MD's have not mentioned that Lipitor could be a problem. My question is did any one...

  3. joint pain, muscle pain, and fatigue
    ... I am 51 and have been taking Lipitor for about 5 years. I have been experiencing muscle ... pain and memory loss. I was taking 40mg of Lipitor , 10mg of zetia, and 2000 mg of Niaspan with the following ... HDL 60 LDL 64 Triglycerides 67 I reduced my lipitor to 20mg and added CoQ10 but I am still having pain ... . I want to discontinue the lipitor but keep taking the zetia and niaspan. Has anyone...
    ... I am 51 and have been taking Lipitor for about 5 years. I have been experiencing muscle ... pain and memory loss. I was taking 40mg of Lipitor , 10mg of zetia, and 2000 mg of Niaspan with the following ... HDL 60 LDL 64 Triglycerides 67 I reduced my lipitor to 20mg and added CoQ10 but I am still having pain ... . I want to discontinue the lipitor but keep taking the zetia and niaspan. Has anyone ... numbers as low as you have, what are you doing an Lipitor . You mirror the problems I had from this very nasty ... drug. Take heed and stop taking the Lipitor and regain your health as was before the side effects...
    ... I am 51 and have been taking Lipitor for about 5 years. I have been experiencing muscle ... pain and memory loss. I was taking 40mg of Lipitor , 10mg of zetia, and 2000 mg of Niaspan with the following ... HDL 60 LDL 64 Triglycerides 67 I reduced my lipitor to 20mg and added CoQ10 but I am still having pain ... . I want to discontinue the lipitor but keep taking the zetia and niaspan. Has anyone...
    ... numbers as low as you have, what are you doing an Lipitor . You mirror the problems I had from this very nasty ... that the numbers I posted were after taking 40mg of lipitor and 10mg of zetia. My total Cholesterol was over 300...

  4. Slowly dying on Lipitor
    ... At your age why did you start Lipitor ? Could you not address high cholesterol with diet...
    ... At your age why did you start Lipitor ? Could you not address high cholesterol with diet...
    ... At your age why did you start Lipitor ? Could you not address high cholesterol with diet...
    ... At your age why did you start Lipitor ? Could you not address high cholesterol with diet...
    ... muscle aches and profound weakness after 7 1/2 year on Lipitor . I didn't experience any of the other symptoms you ... What were your cholesterol numbers before you started Lipitor , and what was your most recent result? 40mg is ... pain to go away... It's good that you stopped the Lipitor . HubbleRules :)...
    ... muscle aches and profound weakness after 7 1/2 year on Lipitor . I didn't experience any of the other symptoms you ... What were your cholesterol numbers before you started Lipitor , and what was your most recent result? 40mg is ... pain to go away... It's good that you stopped the Lipitor . HubbleRules :) I never paid that close attention...
    ... share my experience, feedback is welcome. Started Lipitor (40mg) two and half years ago, about 10 months ago ... help joint pain. But it all continued. I quit taking LIpitor 5 weeks ago and my whole life has changed. I've improved ... all this crap? You did a wise thing in not taking Lipitor . After reading all the side effects of Lip. I stopped...
    ... You did a wise thing in not taking Lipitor . After reading all the side effects of Lip. I stopped...
    ... other fasmily trait, this is caused from Statins -- Lipitor , Mevacor, Zocor, Crestor, all statins. I'm interested...
    ... other fasmily trait, this is caused from Statins -- Lipitor , Mevacor, Zocor, Crestor, all statins. I'm interested ... ON ZETIA FOR ABOUT A YEAR 2 MONTHS AGO DR PUT ME ON LIPITOR THE SYMPTOMS STARTED RIGHT AWAY THE FIRST ONE WAS ... AND IT WOULD START WITHIN A HALF HOUR OF TAKING THE LIPITOR AND LAST ALL NIGHT SOMETIMES INTO THE MORNING, I WENT ... THAT I EAT, WAS WALKING AND WORKING OUT UNTIL THE LIPITOR NOW TO TIRED AND ACHY HAVE GONE ON ALOT OF SUPPLEMENTS...
    ... ON ZETIA FOR ABOUT A YEAR 2 MONTHS AGO DR PUT ME ON LIPITOR THE SYMPTOMS STARTED RIGHT AWAY THE FIRST ONE WAS ... AND IT WOULD START WITHIN A HALF HOUR OF TAKING THE LIPITOR AND LAST ALL NIGHT SOMETIMES INTO THE MORNING, I WENT ... THAT I EAT, WAS WALKING AND WORKING OUT UNTIL THE LIPITOR NOW TO TIRED AND ACHY HAVE GONE ON ALOT OF SUPPLEMENTS...
    ... Sorry I wasn't here when my issues with Lipitor began. Mine all of a sudden triggered when I was ... switched to Zocor then back to Lipitor . I ended up in a state of mental confusion and almost ... risk and I had to try something. I stopped taking my Lipitor and everything starting coming back to normal. It ... took a long time. Lipitor was not initially suspect since I was on it for years...

  5. Does my husband need Crestor??
    ... his mom takes some heart medication and has been on Lipitor . My husband had this situation before, but successfully...

  6. Easily Provoked Back Pain From Statins?
    ... a lot of muscle aches and pains. I had been taking Lipitor for a few years and complained to my Dr. He put me...

  7. When do you take your medicine?
    ... remove LDL from the bloodstream I have always taken my Lipitor and now niacin at night. It has never caused me any...

  8. Crestor and Zetia
    ... heart attack about ten years ago, was switched from Lipitor to Crestor and Zetia. He is concerned about what he...
    ... case she gets hospitalized again. She is currently on Lipitor because Provachol never lowered her ldl enough. ...

  9. Tricor AND Vytroin?
    ... serious problem when my doctor added Tricor to my Lipitor regimen. In about a month I started having serious...

  10. Question on Crestor and Co-enzyme Q10 and Side Effects
    ... and some never have any symptoms at all. I was on Lipitor for over 7 years before I had my bout with severe ... whether I would have had the problem if I had stayed on Lipitor alone... I'm on Crestor now, and I take 30-50mg...

  11. Niacin Flush
    ... factors...so the niacin is for raising my HDL and the Lipitor is for shrinking my LDL and triglycerides. Exercise...
    ... the side effects of statins anyday. I was give lipitor once and I lasted 1 month on it. Ended up with a ... my eyes nearly pop out of my head. My doctor said lipitor is famous for that. Took 4 weeks for the pain to...
    ... and it hasn't woken him. In the morning he takes Lipitor ....

  12. Is Lipitor Good or Bad for you?
    ... Sure could be from the lipitor specially taking such a high dose along with the...
    ... for the information Vipergg22. My dr says to go off Lipitor and see if it helps. My dr says he has seen only 1 ... was from Crestor. He never has had any problems with Lipitor he says...Hmmmm???? But I decided to wait until the ... cortisone shot wears off, then go off of the Lipitor 80 mgs. How long will I need to be off it before I...

  13. Research on raising HDL
    ... gets an average boost of 46% alone and 61% along with Lipitor , I, and I'm sure your husband, would try it in a heartbeat ... I was lucky and got +25% increase in my HDL from Lipitor alone and would WELCOME another 46%. I would GLADLY...
    ... However, the initial release will be a torcetrapid/ Lipitor combo pill. Pfizer took a lot of heat - they were ... people wouldn't have to switch from another statin to Lipitor . However, they won't start testing it with other...

  14. I can't believe this can you!
    ... the biggest hospitals in our state said " give him a Lipitor pill". The local doctor could not believe it and the ... against the recommendation and did not give him the Lipitor . Has the world gone Lipitor crazy! I am beginning...

  15. Initial Crestor Results
    ... years ago when he added Tricor (another fibrate) to my Lipitor regimen. I'll try to combat the triglycerides by...

  16. Lipitor question
    ... I have no idea about zocor, but on 5 mg. of Lipitor (it doesn't come that way so I was told to cut the ... different in some ways, so try the lowest dose of lipitor you can get by with and see what happens. Nancy...
    ... control. I have severe cravings. My husband takes Lipitor and that works for him. Ruth:)...
    ... Cher, Almost precisely: 20 mg. of Lipitor is about as strong as 40 Zocor. Lots of people get ... good results with only 10 mg. Lipitor ....
    ... Thanks everyone. Lenin do you think lipitor is more successful with the ldl numbers? My hdl was ... the straight zocor. Guess I just have to try the lipitor for a couple of months and see what happens. Hoping...
    ... Yes, Lipitor works MUCH better on the LDL numbers but most people ... HDL as well. I got +7 points HDL (25%) from 20 mg. Lipitor but that is much higher than average which, if I recall...
    ... Wondering if 20 mg. lipitor is just about equal to 40 zocor. Doctor wants me to ... try lipitor because zocor isn't bringing ldl down enough. Is the ... lipitor even more potent even in a smaller dose? I can't take ... tolerate Zokor, you will have the same problems with Lipitor . Lip. is stronger then any satin out there other then...

  17. Torcetrapib Hurdle
    ... Basically, I started with an HDL of 28, with Lipitor I got it up to 35 and with Niacin and Lipitor I get...
    ... with lunch with no problem. Since he has cut back on Lipitor , I'm afraid his HDL is even lower....
    ... with lunch with no problem. Since he has cut back on Lipitor , I'm afraid his HDL is even lower. Its funny how ... he is opposed to niacin, but he will take Lipitor ....

  18. Do Not Take Lipitor!!!
    ... My husband also had a bad reaction when his Lipitor was increased--flu-like symtoms, could barely move...
    ... Lipitor should become a highly regulated drug, if it is even...
    ... My husband (59 yr old) has been on Lipitor for about 2 years--not because he needed it but doctor ... later the doc left a message for him to stop taking Lipitor and to come in right away. The blood test revealed ... that Lipitor was breaking down his muscles and that the liver was ... ultrasound on his liver tomorrow. Since going off Lipitor , he is feeling alot better but not 100%. I don't...
    ... My aunt was prescribed Lipitor for stroke prevention and she does not have a cholesterol ... prescription. It really bothers me that the commercial for Lipitor states that a simple blood test to check the liver ... for problems is all that's needed to moniter a Lipitor user, and the CPK muscle test is never mentioned. ... to take the CPK test since she is taking 40 MG. of Lipitor daily. Thanks....
    ... My aunt was prescribed Lipitor for stroke prevention and she does not have a cholesterol ... escription. It really bothers me that the commercial for Lipitor states that a simple blood test to check the liver ... for problems is all that's needed to moniter a Lipitor user, and the CPK muscle test is never mentioned. ... to take the CPK test since she is taking 40 MG. of Lipitor daily. Thanks. My husband has to request the ... muscle pain more than a year ago and we suspected Lipitor we asked for the test. His doctor ordered it, but...
    ... I don't think the problem is necessarily the Lipitor , but the fact that many of you or those you are referring...
    ... I don't think the problem is necessarily the Lipitor , but the fact that many of you or those you are referring ... With all due respect, I think it probably was the Lipitor that caused the muscle weakness/aches in the individuals ... certainly was for TexasBart's husband. I was on Lipitor for over 7 years before I had a muscle problem 2 years...
    ... Have to agree with Hubble, as hubby was on Lipitor for almost 7 years, but it was in the 5th year he...
    ... Nancy, the highest dosage that I ever took of Lipitor was 10 mg. I took Lipitor for 7 years before I started...
    ... I agree. I took Lipitor for a few years before the problems came. Muscle aches...
    ... much rather be the way that I was before I took the Lipitor , but if that never happens I will survive....
    ... my husband is on 80mg Lipitor daily (from the cardiologist) and is extremely worried ... bypass op. Do these muscle problems apply only to Lipitor ? I am taking Simvastatin....
    ... lowering medications. In fact a study showed that giving Lipitor after a heart attack increased the risk for another...
    ... Please cite the study that proves giving Lipitor increases the risk for another heart attack......
    ... My husband (59 yr old) has been on Lipitor for about 2 years--not because he needed it but doctor ... later the doc left a message for him to stop taking Lipitor and to come in right away. The blood test revealed ... that Lipitor was breaking down his muscles and that the liver was ... ultrasound on his liver tomorrow. Since going off Lipitor , he is feeling alot better but not 100%. I don't...
    ... My husband also had a bad reaction when his Lipitor was increased--flu-like symtoms, could barely move...

  19. Well, after 1 1/2 years off of Lipitor, my doc put me back on it
    ... believed that the muscle pain and weakness was from the lipitor . Wonder why docs just don't get it? I would like to...
    ... clerky96~I am on lipitor , have been for several years but I too am having a ... out like I used too or it hurts worse...did give the lipitor a thought but not that much until I read all of your...
    ... believed that the muscle pain and weakness was from the lipitor . Wonder why docs just don't get it? I would like to...
    ... and I'm sure "praying" that it is too many years on lipitor and not something horrible....
    ... Thanks all. When I went off of the Lipitor , I thought that my legs would feel better in a few ... think it was in May 07 (after I had been off of the Lipitor for about 1 year). As far as I know, it was okay....
    ... working out and now it's not even fun. I cut my 20 mg. lipitor in 1/2 the past two nights (guess I think that will...
    ... Thanks all. When I went off of the Lipitor , I thought that my legs would feel better in a few ... think it was in May 07 (after I had been off of the Lipitor for about 1 year). As far as I know, it was okay....

  20. Crestor
    ... again. By once again, means that the side effects of Lipitor and other Satin drugs I was taking, came back again...
    ... statin drug is somewhat stronger dose for dose than lipitor ....
    ... again. By once again, means that the side effects of Lipitor and other Satin drugs I was taking, came back again...
    ... again. By once again, means that the side effects of Lipitor and other Satin drugs I was taking, came back again...
    ... with alll the satins from the 1960's to the infamous Lipitor , only brought it down to 220-230 as my liver puts...
    ... with alll the satins from the 1960's to the infamous Lipitor , only brought it down to 220-230 as my liver puts...

  21. Good results with Zocor
    ... went back to 190. He then talked me into 5 mg of Lipitor and that lasted about 4 months until the groin pain...

  22. Too much gas/wind
    ... statins because it started 3 weeks after I started Lipitor , and every time I went off it, it stopped after a...

  23. coumadin and raising hdl
    ... My mom takes 40 mgs. of lipitor daily, but it has done nothing to raise her hdl cholesterol...

  24. statin question
    ... total cholesterol is 190 and his doctor put him on lipitor . Last week he had to go to the hospital because he ... problem and indigestion problems might be from the lipitor , and maybe he should stop taking it for a week or ... other words, maybe he shouldn't have been prescribed lipitor at all. I read someplace that lipitor also reduces ... have more health problems with his gall bladder if lipitor is causing it and he shouldn't be taking it. btw...
    ... other CHD risk factors for the doctor to recommend Lipitor - because 190 is a low score that would seem to argue...
    ... first thing he said when i asked him why he is on lipitor with a total count of 190, he told me the doctor said ... to find another pain reliever. I read on-line that lipitor can cause tremors, so maybe he doesn't even have parkinson...
    ... be olive oil, nuts, red wine. My mom is on 40 mg. lipitor daily and has the same digestive problems as you do ... mentioned to her that it's one of the side effects of lipitor . lLipitor users take coq10 to replace it in the body ... because lipitor depletes it. GOOD LUCK...

  25. One more time......Red Yeast Rice and statins
    ... like you should if you took a prescribed statin (i.e. Lipitor , Crestor, Vitorin). Is it all about the process used...
    ... like you should if you took a prescribed statin (i.e. Lipitor , Crestor, Vitorin). ...... RYR might be a natural...
    ... like you should if you took a prescribed statin (i.e. Lipitor , Crestor, Vitorin). Is it all about the process used...

  26. Niacin results
    ... few days ago about my husband having to go back on Lipitor and I was so disappointed but then I decided to go...

  27. Various studies--Lipitor, high-fat salad dressings and walnuts
    ... interest. The first was a recent study showing Lipitor decreased slightly the incidence of strokes in people ... study was commissioned by Pfizer so it could market Lipitor as an anti-stroke drug. It was also noted the dose ... had received money from the drug company. Although, Lipitor lowered the incidence by two percent, the type of ... stroke experienced by the Lipitor user that was a major stroke causing death and disability...
    ... another note...there is a class action law suit against Lipitor for misleading elderly people into believing that ... Lipitor will increase their longevity...which it will not...

  28. Super HDL?
    ... the one who makes Niaspan). The company that makes Lipitor is working on a combo Lipitor with a drug called torceptrap...

  29. Niacin Studies
    ... see what numbers you get. I've been using it with Lipitor for many months now and find it just fine. Although ... drop in Lp(a). I take my niacin at night with my Lipitor and 650 mg. aspirin....
    ... will attach the study that concerns slo-Niacin and Lipitor . Maybe you can decipher it! [url]http://clinicaltrials...
    ... is such a formulation out now: 10 mg. atorvastatin ( Lipitor ) and 1500 mg. Slo-Niacin. It looks like the trial ... statin, the niacin and both together. It seems only Lipitor was used and Upsher-Smith was picking up the bill...
    ... lot better than 35...or the miserable 28 before the Lipitor ....
    ... day of plain old Kroger brand niacin together with Lipitor 20mg. When I first started taking niacin I seem...

  30. Who takes Vytorin 10/20 Any advice for New User? Better/safer than Lipitor, etc?
    ... while it does not stop the production of COq10 (as lipitor does), it inhibits the absorption of Coq10 in the...

  31. losing confidence and feel defeated
    ... came home from the doctor with a two month supply of Lipitor samples. We both have tried to lower our cholesterol ... B complex Vit's, we use olive oil. He had been on Lipitor when his cholesterol was 308, Hdl 56, LDL 242 and ... isappointed to say the least. Hubby says "when I go back on Lipitor please don't tell me all the bad things you read on...
    ... came home from the doctor with a two month supply of Lipitor samples. We both have tried to lower our cholesterol ... B complex Vit's, we use olive oil. He had been on Lipitor when his cholesterol was 308, Hdl 56, LDL 242 and ... isappointed to say the least. Hubby says "when I go back on Lipitor please don't tell me all the bad things you read on...
    ... first had it checked. My doctor put me on 5mg. of Lipitor (I take 10mg. every other day). On that low dose...
    ... first had it checked. My doctor put me on 5mg. of Lipitor (I take 10mg. every other day). On that low dose...

  32. Crestor side effects needed.
    ... PMR ( Poly Maligia Rheumatica ) from side effets of Lipitor as well as muscle loss and some memory loss as well ... ? You bet. I almost fell of the exam table. The Lipitor was also the reason I got PMR. If I have to go...

  33. HDL Levels
    ... ratio to about 14, then 10 years ago, he went on 10 mg Lipitor and got his HDL to 28 and his ratio under 5. He is ... taking less Lipitor now and I am anxious to see what the result is....
    ... ratio to about 14, then 10 years ago, he went on 10 mg Lipitor and got his HDL to 28 and his ratio under 5. He is ... taking less Lipitor now and I am anxious to see what the result is. ...
    ... Laura, Is he taking the niacin AND the Lipitor . That's what's required for me to get over 40 without...
    ... HDL, but does it raise the protective kind? I know Lipitor doesn't raise the HDL, my mom is taking 40 mgs. daily ... the 20's, but her LDL is less than 100, before the Lipitor it was 130, she has atrial fib and high blood pressure...
    ... of full accuracy), I have also been taking 10mg of Lipitor daily. Also, keep in mind that genetics probably...
    ... super-scrutiny. I cannot speak for all statins but Lipitor has shown in several studies to consistently raise ... to do so in clinical trials. I must presume that Lipitor acts mainly on HDL-2 because that would be a reasonable ... t a clue what my HDL-2/HDL-3 ration was before the Lipitor . Dan, Your numbers are so very good I would be...
    ... jackal Interesting you asked about the 5mg of Lipitor ! I did exactly that about four years ago while ... ecercise. These were my readings while on 5mg of Lipitor for six months (instead of my normal 10mg.) Total...
    ... Is he taking the niacin AND the Lipitor . That's what's required for me to get over 40 without ... but he is very resistant to the idea. He has cut the Lipitor dosage down to 5mg every other day and I expect that...
    ... help a lot. It scares me sometimes to take it with Lipitor but since I HAVE heart disease, my risk profile says...

  34. Lipitor
    ... amounts of lip. as I had adverse side effects from lipitor . I had carporol tunnel, as well as muscle loss which...
    ... stopped taking lipitor after a year and a half......i can barely get in and...
    ... i did stop Lipitor about 2 months and i feel soooooooooo much better...
    ... MarthaJane, Lipitor is not known for weight gain but an UNDERACTIVE thyroid ... think that you might be happier staying at 10 mg. Lipitor : what kind of numbers does it give you? What are your ... hypertension? I reluctantly went from 10 mg. back to 20 Lipitor but that it becasue my risk factors are hypertension ... disease...so an LDL of 62 is wise for me. I've taken Lipitor for 8 years and it has never caused me weight gain...

  35. Please help I think Doc is pill happy....
    ... with my results my doctor sent me a prescription for Lipitor . I didn't get it filled. I think my numbers are...
    ... have made a significant change on my own without the Lipitor ....
    ... with my results my doctor sent me a prescription for Lipitor . I didn't get it filled. I think my numbers are...

  36. Should EVERY statin be taken with CoQ-10 vitimin?
    ... them that doesn't require coq10 supplementation, but Lipitor requires it. I don't remember the other statins that...
    ... same question about COQ10 yesterday because she is on Lipitor and was reading an article about it, she used to be...

  37. NIACIN: A Consideration
    ... any LDL/Total reduction from it? I remember you use Lipitor already but I'm wondering if you've ever been tested...
    ... it is a pea shooter compared with the big guns of Lipitor 20 or even 10 mg. I have never taken the niacin alone ... which gets approximately an equal 7 point boost that Lipitor gives it. So between the two I get +14 points (give ... won't drink like I used to! :D:D And drinking WITH Lipitor AND niacin is just asking for liver trouble....

  38. Zocor Raising dosage to the max
    ... noplace else to go. Why not give a try with 20 mg. Lipitor instead of the 80 mg. Zocor? Who knows, the results...

  39. Lipitor strikes again!
    ... Well, even with a TC of 190 to 200, my Dr. put me on Lipitor + Zetia to bring my LDL below 60 :) . Well, 5 mg ... of zetia + 5 mg of Lipitor did the trick. TC = 142, HDL = 78 and LDL 58. That ... gone in 4 days. After a week, I re-introduced the lipitor alone....the pain came back in 48 hours. I'm done...
    ... free now. As I mentioned, when I reintroduced the lipitor the groin pain came back in about 48 hours. When I ... dropped the lipitor again, the pain took about three days to gradually ... go away. I don't plan on going back to lipitor or any other statin. I think I am lucky that I experienced ... the problem before I was on the Lipitor for years and had long lasting problems. I have ... nothing like this occurance. It was a nasty one:) Lipitor and the zetia combo did the job in lowering my cholesterol...
    ... know it will be a cold day in _____ before I take Lipitor again. I did take it and other statins for a number...
    ... know it will be a cold day in _____ before I take Lipitor again. I did take it and other statins for a number...
    ... Well, even with a TC of 190 to 200, my Dr. put me on Lipitor + Zetia to bring my LDL below 60 :) . Well, 5 mg ... of zetia + 5 mg of Lipitor did the trick. TC = 142, HDL = 78 and LDL 58. That ... gone in 4 days. After a week, I re-introduced the lipitor alone....the pain came back in 48 hours. I'm done...
    ... feel better every day that passes since I quit the Lipitor . :blob_fire Running_Guy...
    ... well no more lipitor for me.......after a year and a half i can hardly ... very painful.....i went on line to see information on lipitor and side effects.......boy...joint pain, muscle pain ... , and fatigue.......i am finished with lipitor .....this is my second day without taking it...i hope...
    ... takes time for the pain to go away. I have been off lipitor for just a few weeks and I feel much better. I guess...
    ... reallly help... good luck with your recovery from lipitor .......
    ... in the past with 2 other statins (one of which was Lipitor ) and am now on Crestor (1 1/2 years). Started having...
    ... you have gone through...this is my 4th day off of lipitor and i feel about 25% better....the pharmacy i called ... said about 5 to 7 days for lipitor to be out of my system....but i think the muscles ... from the actual people who have had bad luck with lipitor ....good luck to you...
    ... in the past with 2 other statins (one of which was Lipitor ) and am now on Crestor (1 1/2 years). Started having...
    ... are true. I had them and I no longer take Zokor or Lipitor for the same reasons. I am just getting to feel like...
    ... I myself was on Lipitor , then Zetia and experienced side effects. I'm a professiona...
    ... a cleansing program, hoping it will eliminate the lipitor ...i feel so much better just after six days of stopping ... lipitor ...i have lost weight also and have changed my diet...
    ... are true. I had them and I no longer take Zokor or Lipitor for the same reasons. I am just getting to feel like...
    ... normal life again. My sister has damage done by Lipitor and she will never even think about trying another...
    ... other numbers were good and my doctor prescribed Lipitor , I didn't get it filled. He also gave me a referral ... previous doctor was trying to "scare" me into taking the Lipitor ........
    ... I have been on lipitor 20 mg. for several years, DID get my cholestrial down ... and she poo, pooed what he said BUT put me back on lipitor . Wondering if I need to just try and treat the cholestrial...
    ... I have been on lipitor 20 mg. for several years, DID get my cholestrial down ... and she poo, pooed what he said BUT put me back on lipitor . Wondering if I need to just try and treat the cholestrial ... of this !:blob_fire Well you can go back on the Lipitor and have low numbers....or you can be happy and feel ... only numbers.....you might have low ones with the Lipitor , but your body is trying to tell you something... ... lower cholesterol. My mother almost died because of Lipitor and a doctor like yours,,,, low cholesterol numbers...
    ... took me off the lopid kept me on the zetia and added lipitor , i now am so tired dont want to go for my daily walks ... kind of personal but every since i have started this lipitor i have severe itching in my vaginal and anal area ... , no discharge. also shortly after taking the lipitor of an evening i get heart palpitations for a short ... time, can i just wean myself off of the lipitor and keep taking the zetia? or should i see if my dr...
    ... i have tried lipitor twice in the last 2 1/2 years...same results...joint...
    ... physically fit husband (59 yr. old) is going through Lipitor Hell right now. He was on Lipitor 80 mg for a couple ... so horrible. New doc ran blood tests and said stop Lipitor immediately. It was breaking down his muscles. He...
    ... are true. I had them and I no longer take Zokor or Lipitor for the same reasons. I am just getting to feel like...
    ... Well you can go back on the Lipitor and have low numbers....or you can be happy and feel ... only numbers.....you might have low ones with the Lipitor , but your body is trying to tell you something... ... lower cholesterol. My mother almost died because of Lipitor and a doctor like yours,,,, low cholesterol numbers...
    ... physically fit husband (59 yr. old) is going through Lipitor Hell right now. He was on Lipitor 80 mg for a couple ... so horrible. New doc ran blood tests and said stop Lipitor immediately. It was breaking down his muscles. He...

  40. How much impact: 10mg/day Lipitor
    ... prior to my work-related screening. I started on 10mg Lipitor immediately... Total Cholesterol: 182 HDL: 60...
    ... After 2 weeks on the Lipitor , subpar's TC/ HDL ratio dropped to 3.0 (182/60).....

  41. Almost 1 Year-Still Pursuing Complete Recovery From Statin Side Effects
    ... husband is going through. He is also 54 and was on Lipitor for at least eight years. He stopped taking it 15 ... 25 percent of what he suffered constantly while on Lipitor and this pain does go away in a few days. I don ... living with a loaded gun the last few years he was on Lipitor . Anything would unleash his temper. He has massage...
    ... once I stopped taking my medicines. I had been on Lipitor for about 7 years, and when my doctor added Tricor...

  42. Newbie with Vytorin results.
    ... I started vytorin about 10 weeks ago after trying lipitor , tricor and lopid without much success. My results...

  43. Zetia and Niaspan or Policosanol and Niaspan
    ... Upsher-Smith) just before bedtime with 2 aspirin and my Lipitor . THat way if there is any flushing, I'm asleep for...
    ... I don't want to take TOO MUCH because of my daily Lipitor , proven gout, and a very marked tendencey to easy...

  44. opinions sought-Do I need statin?
    ... If that does not work you need a statin. What about Lipitor ? Crestor has high side effects and not good outcomes...
    ... slacked off this summer with doing yardwork, etc. Does Lipitor have the same side effect concerns as Crestor? I did...
    ... If I had to rate them, I'd say Crestor> Lipitor (atorvastatin)> Zocor (simvastatin) in strength and ... but not everyone suffers any of them. I have been on Lipitor for 8 years with no trouble at all...other than a ... 5 years now without problems. I would think the Lipitor at 10 mg. will work at least as well as the 5 mg. ... Crestor but maybe 5 mg. Lipitor will still get you what you want. Trial and error...
    ... :) You have to remember that the reason Lipitor is highly toted is because if the strength. One 5...

  45. Policosanol
    ... do not get the muscle problems I had when I was on Lipitor plus Tricor. I'm still taking CoQ10 (Q-Gel, 60mg...
    ... 300 and the cardiologist gave me a prescripton for Lipitor . I threw it away and went for a visiit to a company...

  46. Zetia
    ... bypass. How long has it been since you stopped the Lipitor and how long had you taken it?...
    ... post. I am not taking satins. Have been off Lipitor now over 8 months. Was on satins for over forty...

  47. simvastatin side effects?
    ... statin, ask your DR for Caduet. Caduet is Norvasc and Lipitor in one pill. It is one less pill for you to take and...

  48. Anyone know of some Natural Remedies?
    ... of some natural options. She does not want to take Lipitor as her mother had some problems with it. Does anyone...
    ... has come out in the last 31 yeras. My last one was Lipitor . As the new meds. came out, my Dr. would put me on ... range of 200. Lower would be better, but considering Lipitor @ 40mg only brought it down to 220 - 230 range, this...
    ... to do the same thing as 20 mg Lipitor take 1 81mg of buffered aspirin 100-150 mg of CoQ10...
    ... heart attacks in the past, also was unable to take Lipitor . The Dr. put her on two fish oil tablets with each...
    ... I was on Lipitor , then Zetia and experienced side effects. I'm a professiona...
    ... heart attacks in the past, also was unable to take Lipitor . The Dr. put her on two fish oil tablets with each...

  49. Why does my body hate me?
    ... I would not take a Statin- been there done that, Lipitor and Crestor- they almost killed me- I found a wonderful ... suggests the following supplements equal 20 mg of Lipitor 81 mg of buffered aspirin 100-150 mg of CoQ10...

  50. statins and depression/fatigue,anger
    ... feeling like themselves listed several times when Lipitor and Zocar were rated. Jane...
    ... the new one with a blood pressure medication with lipitor in it, (this one has had very limited trials, and...
    ... badly clogged. Naturally they shoved him on statins, Lipitor at first, and he took it for 7 years. During that...
    ... badly clogged. Naturally they shoved him on statins, Lipitor at first, and he took it for 7 years. During that...
    ... memory loss, muscle pain, weakness, lethargy. Sure, on Lipitor you'll have lower LDL, but there's also a chance you ... suffered from a documented case of amnesia due to Lipitor . BTW, Dr. Duane Graveline speaks about many of ... the side-effects of Lipitor , many of which he suffered, in his book Statin Drugs...

  51. HELP PLEASE, my mom has high cholesterol and trigliseritis
    ... supplements are touted to have the effects of 20 mg of Lipitor and are all natural: there is a book [[COLOR="Red...

  52. hs-crp 8.16
    ... m new to this board. My wife has been on statins ( lipitor ) for a while for cholesterol. He Cholesterol is now...

  53. Niacin
    ... I have another appt next week and she wants to try Lipitor 5mg. My total cholesterol is 203 but I have angina ... careful. Has anyone out there had good luck with Lipitor ?? I am so tired of this. Thanks for your input!...
    ... Lucy, I have had VERY good luck with Lipitor both at 10 mg. and at 20 mg. I;ve taken it every day...
    ... of health but bc of the leg pain took him off the lipitor and switched him to zetia. he also put him on diovan...
    ... 1983;899-911. In July 2005, my mom stopped taking Lipitor -- after 2.5 years -- and started taking IHN.... along...
    ... cause muscle pain, although, statin drugs -- such as Lipitor -- most definitely can. That's not to say Niacin is...

  54. Lipitor and elevated Liver enzymes
    ... top. Do you have any old blood tests BEFORE the lipitor to see what your baseline ALT and AST were? I'm ... surprised your doctor stopped your Lipitor ? That retest may tell you nothing because you've got ... two variables working. A retest WITH the Lipitor , however, might rule out the effect of the booze....

  55. unbiased information
    ... people to take and I count myself lucky that I can take Lipitor . I feel bad for people who cannot take them but yet ... failue and a horribly high genetic Lp(a) level. So no, Lipitor hasn't answered all my prayers but were it not for...

  56. Vytorin side effects?
    ... bit more gasious :-) One the other hand, I took Lipitor which worked excellent and was well tolerated but...
    ... myself lucky that I can get an LDL of 62 with 20 mg. Lipitor , 500 mg. niacin, pretty good weight control, and lower ... my calories, JUST! Of course if it took 80 mg. Lipitor and 3 grams of niacin for me to do this, I'd proabably...

  57. 25 years old and cholesterol is 300+
    ... people have been started out on like 40 or 80 mg. of Lipitor . I am in my 40s and my cholesterol was 287 the first ... time it was checked. 5 mg. of Lipitor per day brought it down to 197 in just six weeks!...
    ... people have been started out on like 40 or 80 mg. of Lipitor . I am in my 40s and my cholesterol was 287 the first ... time it was checked. 5 mg. of Lipitor per day brought it down to 197 in just six weeks!...

  58. COQ10 Just what is this ?
    ... and it has reduced my muscle pain in my legs from Lipitor . I think I read a thread about this helping another...
    ... NOT easy to find. Dr. Salvatore DiMaurro found that Lipitor depleted COq10 within 14 days of initiation. He is...
    ... and it has reduced my muscle pain in my legs from Lipitor . I think I read a thread about this helping another...
    ... When my husband first went off Lipitor he took 500 mg of CoQ 10 per day for two months. ... ups if he overdoes his exercise. He has been off Lipitor for about 14 months after taking 10mg of Lipitor for...
    ... When my husband first went off Lipitor he took 500 mg of CoQ 10 per day for two months. ... ups if he overdoes his exercise. He has been off Lipitor for about 14 months after taking 10mg of Lipitor for...
    ... check into hip replacement. He actually forgot his Lipitor when we went on vacation and noticed immediate relief ... from the pain. However, we didn't connect it to the Lipitor because he had been on it for years. Our wake-up ... although his doctor did not. However, after stopping Lipitor he did not have the immediate relief he had when he...
    ... check into hip replacement. He actually forgot his Lipitor when we went on vacation and noticed immediate relief ... from the pain. However, we didn't connect it to the Lipitor because he had been on it for years. Our wake-up ... although his doctor did not. However, after stopping Lipitor he did not have the immediate relief he had when he ... I had been on Satins for over 30 years-- lastly on Lipitor . My problrms started when I inadvertanly took 80 Mg...

  59. Provachol and swelling??
    ... points after 6 weeks on it. I have been on Zocor, Lipitor , Pravachol, Vytorin and... there was another one with ... years ago, my side always hurt so I stopped taking it. Lipitor worked great but it raised my liver enzymes. Pravachol...

  60. is 40mg of Lipitor too high to start with?
    ... husband had cholesterol readings over 300 and 10 mg of Lipitor was enough to bring it down. Your weight may be a...
    ... dropped from 287 to 197 in only six weeks on 5 mg. of lipitor . The lowest dose they make is 10 and my doctor told...
    ... 100...a large drop. It MAY require you take 40 mg. Lipitor . Since the drug is hideously expensive and you ... technique. For me I can get an LDL of 62 with 20 mg. Lipitor and "clean living".:D:D)<...

  61. Statin Charley Horse?
    ... Well, I've been on Lipitor about 3-4 months now. My cholesterol numbers have...
    ... his leg muscles on a regular basis when he was on Lipitor . It would wake me up when he jumped out of bed to ... out his legs. He has not had them since he stopped Lipitor more than a year ago. It could be a coincidence....

  62. New Numbers with Being Off Statins 7 Months
    ... I just got my labs back today. I had problems with Lipitor and Zocor, so they were discontinued about 7 months...
    ... Dr. sees it like this...my LDL was 71 when I was on Lipitor (which my system has decided I can no longer handle...

  63. No-flush Niacin
    ... on every satin that has hit the market ending with Lipitor and ending up with side effects with muscle damage...

  64. can this be from lovastatin
    ... I had very bad side effects from Lipitor and it started in my shoulders and worked its way...
    ... finally made the link myself and threw the rest of my Lipitor away. I'd been on it a year before the syptoms began...
    ... finally made the link myself and threw the rest of my Lipitor away. I'd been on it a year before the syptoms began...

  65. Numbers went down
    ... Just to add more data... i have been on lipitor for 2 1/2 months now. I had my yearly physical and ... got new #'s since my last #'s (pre lipitor ). Before: HDL 85 LDL 110 Now: HDL 85 LDL 60 ... i'm on 20mg of Lipitor ...
    ... Just to add more data... i have been on lipitor for 2 1/2 months now. I had my yearly physical and ... got new #'s since my last #'s (pre lipitor ). Before: HDL 85 LDL 110 Now: HDL 85 LDL 60 ... i'm on 20mg of Lipitor What in the world are you taking Lipitor for...
    ... prevent any arthymia) as well as asprin, plavix and lipitor . Been on these for over 3 months. I don't notice...

  66. Red Yeast Rice Tablets....side effects?
    ... Lipotor at 10 mg. I stopped the RRY and began the Lipitor . After 6 mos my numbers were the exact same as when ... I was on RRY, so my doc. Increased the Lipitor dose to 20 mg. I did not what to go to 20 mg of ... Lipitor (because of the potential for problems at higher dosages ... ), so instead I combined 1200 mg RRY and 10 mg Lipitor . The results were excellent, a 45 point drop down ... strange tingles in my left hand and arm. I stopped Lipitor 3 months ago and went back to RRY. Some improvement...
    ... Rig, instead of Lipitor why didn't you just increase dose of RYR? Also, I...
    ... more cost effective since my insurance paid for the Lipitor . Concerning the spread dose, I took 1800mg RRY in...
    ... pain from the buttocks,thigh, and calves. I was on Lipitor for over a year but have been on every ***** drug ... Drugs, so I take it as permenent muscle damage from Lipitor . While on the Lip. I had swollen hands day I and day...
    ... pain from the buttocks,thigh, and calves. I was on Lipitor for over a year but have been on every ***** drug...

  67. New Numbers
    ... My routine has been Lipitor 20 mg. since 1998, niacin 500 mg slow release a year...
    ... have zocor on their formulary, and had her change to Lipitor . (her doctor did approve this)This is when her problems...
    ... have zocor on their formulary, and had her change to Lipitor . (her doctor did approve this)This is when her problems...

  68. Lovastatin Question
    ... in their pharmacopeia? It's very weak. Ask about Lipitor , Pravachol, Crestor. Alas, lovastatin is very cheap...
    ... that I wished I would have known about when I took Lipitor and ended up with muscle pain and weakness....
    ... in their pharmacopeia? It's very weak. Ask about Lipitor , Pravachol, Crestor. Alas, lovastatin is very cheap...
    ... when a insurance company will only pay for a 20 mg lipitor , when a doctor wants you only on 5 mg, I find that...
    ... in their pharmacopeia? It's very weak. Ask about Lipitor , Pravachol, Crestor. Alas, lovastatin is very cheap ... in the fine print, I can have any brand name (like Lipitor or Pravachol, etc for $30.) My plan (if my bloodwork ... the statin of my choice. I need a weaker one because Lipitor and Zocor cause me some problems that I don't care...

  69. AM I having side effects from Lipitor??
    ... Hi all, new to this site. I've been on Lipitor for about 18 months now. Didn't have much trouble ... know if this sounds like signs of side effects of lipitor ? SHOULD I STOP TAKING IT?? It did help my cholesterol...
    ... effects you are experiencing are most likely from the Lipitor , since these are the classic symptoms that people ... s attention, and discuss possible alternatives to Lipitor . Niacin can certainly be a good alternative; in fact...
    ... effects you are experiencing are most likely from the Lipitor , since these are the classic symptoms that people ... s attention, and discuss possible alternatives to Lipitor . Niacin can certainly be a good alternative; in fact...
    ... I have heard so many people on lipitor complain of side effects, but almost all of them are ... dropped from 289 to 189 in six weeks on just 10 mg. of lipitor every other day. I am basically only getting 5 mg...
    ... Nancy, Did you start taking your Lipitor every other day by yourself or did the doctor tell ... you this? I too was on 10 mg of Lipitor every day for several years before I started getting ... 40%. This was all done before my doctor said it was Lipitor . After 1 month off Lipitor he put me on Ze:blob_fire ... well it's been 6 weeks off both and 4 months off Lipitor so he gives me 20 mg Zocor,after just 4 days of stomach...
    ... Well, The doctor took me off of the Lipitor and put me on niacin, 500 mg at bed time. Gonna check...
    ... experienced muscle pain, and lost her memory due to Lipitor . A major side effect of Lipitor is the depletion of ... daily intake of CoQ10 should be for anyone still on Lipitor . After much research, I immediately had her change ... doctors, stop Lipitor , and started her on 150mg. of CoQ10 daily. The doctor ... much higher HDL) over her last test, taken while on Lipitor . Impressive. What's also great about Niacin is...
    ... reported their eyesight worsened while on statins such as Lipitor and Zocar. The reason is the statins weaken the muscles...
    ... My mothers hearing got worse on Lipitor and zetia also, and got much better after started...

  70. cholestrol medications are complete scams?
    ... of heart disease"? The adds I've seen for crestor, lipitor , etc, all say something like (quoting from crestor...
    ... reducing the risk of heart attack in men. .....From a Lipitor ad "Lipitor has not been shown to prevent heart disease...
    ... heart disease" not prevent Okay, I just watched the Lipitor ad with Dr. Jarvik and the rower. They specifically...
    ... Okay, I just watched the Lipitor ad with Dr. Jarvik and the rower. They specifically...
    ... Removed] P.S. the ASCOT-LLA group on the atorvastatin ( lipitor ) saw a 1 year reduction in LDL of 34.6%, and a 3 year...
    ... because of a significant reduction in cardiac events. Lipitor did reduce toatl myocardial infarction and total stroke...

  71. Statin Every Other Day
    ... almost 300. My doctor put me on half of a 20 mg. lipitor (my insurance does not cover the 10 mg. pill for whatever...

  72. Lipitor
    ... IVE been on Lipitor about 2 years now. About a year ago my back and hip ... said they had the same problems and when they quit LIPITOR the problems eventually disappeared. Has anyone else ... t expect to recover immediately after stopping the Lipitor (or any cholesterol lowering medication). It takes...
    ... not occur with another (I had it with just 10mg of lipitor and 40mg zocor, but not with 20mg zocor, and am not...

  73. 3 month follow-up
    ... He is switching my meds from lopid 1200 mg/day to lipitor 10mg. I'm also still on toprol for BP. Old: ...
    ... track but need to go further. I think the 10 mg. Lipitor is a good idea and in 30 or 60 days you'll know whether ... not, you can always add back the Lopid. But the Lipitor will do a lot more for your LDL's than the Lopid....
    ... m concerned. I asked my pharmacist about the lipitor today, and he told me that long term muscle wasting...
    ... found a few articles saying that strenuos exercise and lipitor don't go together well - athletes tend to have a much...
    ... Fran, HARD Exercise and Lipitor are not contraindicated...I've done both for 8 years ... continuing to lose weight :D.) Have a CPK done to see if Lipitor is damaging your muscles and a Liver panel done to...
    ... I had a problem with Lipitor and Zocor. Other than muscle pain, you may also experience ... fatigue. In fact, the fatigue was the first clue that Lipitor was starting to become a problem for me. After a few...

  74. How bad are my numbers?
    ... P.S. I've had bad experiences with two statins - lipitor and zocor (leg pains and fatigue). But, I've been...

  75. Thoughts on My Numbers Please
    ... wants TC below 200 and LDL below 100. I was on Lipitor once but had a bad reaction to it (leg pain that made...


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