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  1. Policosanol
    ... gone up so I stopped and that was when I got put on Lipitor . I have to say here that I was told later that you...

  2. Lipitor- shelf life
    ... I was wondering if anyone new the shelf life of lipitor ? My brother has to take a half pill and my Mother...
    ... Kim, The shelf life of Lipitor is quite long... ignore what Pfizer says, they'd LOVE...

  3. how do you lower triglycerides?
    ... have high Trigs, my hubby has both also. He was on Lipitor for years, but it did nothing for his Trigs., and ... his TC was fine at 202. He had a lousy reaction to Lipitor and other statin drugs, so now he tries to control...

  4. Lipitor/time
    ... it takes for muscle pain to go away after stopping Lipitor ?...
    ... pain is, everyone is different. How long were U on Lipitor and exactly what kind of pain did U get? Alot of...
    ... be six months to a year before the pain caused by Lipitor completely goes away from all that I have read....
    ... only speak for myself concerning your question about Lipitor . I also put 2 + 2 together after experiencing pains ... soreness/weakness in both legs and arms after being on Lipitor for 2 months. This also spread up to my neck and shoulders ... done, which came back negative). I've been off the Lipitor for 5 weeks now - I can honestly say I feel 75% better ... wrists ache (almost arthritis like) - I think the Lipitor just aggravated my wrists, since I'm sure I'm starting ... going to continue on it. In summary, I was on Lipitor for 4 months total - I'm in my 5th week of NO Lipitor...
    ... i was on Lipitor for about2 months.(10mg). Then I had pnumonia and ... arms right wrist and both knees. I read on line about Lipitor causing muscle pain, so I stopped it. It has been...
    ... i was on Lipitor for about2 months.(10mg). Then I had pnumonia and ... arms right wrist and both knees. I read on line about Lipitor causing muscle pain, so I stopped it. It has been...
    ... I've been on Lipitor for a long time (at least 2 years) and have noticed ... increased. What do any of you take who have stopped the Lipitor ? I had stopped taking the CQ10 but am going back ... on it until I see my doctor regarding getting off Lipitor or? possible interaction between Lipitor and Zetia...
    ... least an end is in sight. I wish I had never heard of Lipitor . I am on Cucurmin, cinnamon and CoQ10 now. Get test...

  5. 2 months after Vytorin 10/40, unbelievable results
    ... cholesterol health. So she prescribed Vytorin and not Lipitor because Vytorin will also target the high triglyceride...
    ... was just put on Vytorin, as although she has been on Lipitor for years, they can't get her numbers low. Hopefully...

  6. Cholesterol and Vitiamin E
    ... cholesterol and diet does not reduce it and he is on Lipitor and seems to handle it okay, but then I have had him...
    ... you had put in? Weren't you taking your miracle drug Lipitor at the time? If it worked so well, then why the stent...
    ... CHD risk factors... I myself was on Lopid, then Lipitor , for a total of over 12 years - at the time I didn...
    ... there. I had angina for 5 years before I started the Lipitor . Lived with it for 5 MORE years and then had the pain...
    ... Nope, no "dead end there." So, you've been taking Lipitor for 5 years PRIOR to having the stent put in. Evidently ... , the Lipitor was of no help. And these drugs are hyped as being...
    ... Nope, no "dead end there." So, you've been taking Lipitor for 5 years PRIOR to having the stent put in. Evidently ... , the Lipitor was of no help. And these drugs are hyped as being ... whole right side of the heart,) I am CERTAIN that the Lipitor allowed me to LIVE to get the stent put in. My cardiologist ... Vitamin E as I had for the previous 40 years. Thanks to Lipitor ...a true wonder drug. If I get some plaque regression...
    ... Vitamin E as I had for the previous 40 years. Thanks to Lipitor ...a true wonder drug. If I get some plaque regression...
    ... be to the doctor who cleared the blockage, not the Lipitor ....
    ... claim they treat or cure disease. In comparison, Lipitor also contains a statement that 'Lipitor has not been...

  7. Cholesterol numbers?
    ... I have been taking Lipitor for about 5 years now and was amazed at how it lowered ... my LDL was high (112) so my Cardiologist upped my Lipitor dose from 10 mgs. to 20 mgs. and retested in two months...
    ... take Hyzaar 100-25), high cholesterol (I take 20 mgs. Lipitor ), and bicuspid aortic valve. I have had slightly...
    ... or prescribe a non-statin medication on top of the Lipitor . I am not sure but I have a friend as well as my ... brother - both of whom take Lipitor BUT they have high triglycerides. I heard lipitor...
    ... such a short time when I have been taking 20 mg. of Lipitor during this time. I will post info that new cardiologist...
    ... the readings. Were your numbers sky high before the Lipitor ? Over the last 5 years on 10 mg. Lipitor would you...
    ... thanks for the input. Cholesterol numbers BEFORE Lipitor 5 years ago were: Total Chol. - 251 Triglycerides ... 32 Average for LDL for past 5 years since taking Lipitor was 100.2 No valve leakage that I know of but some...
    ... Okay mom, I think you can look at it thusly: the Lipitor is giving you 95-117 and isn't really too dosage dependent...

  8. Crestor Safe ?
    ... I'm sure there's lots of stuff like, "I'm taking Lipitor for 5 years and now my back hurts." Anecdotal information...
    ... I'm sure there's lots of stuff like, "I'm taking Lipitor for 5 years and now my back hurts." Anecdotal information ... and far between. How many reports are I was taking Lipitor for 5 years, my legs ache, stopped taking it and got...
    ... How many reports are I was taking Lipitor for 5 years, my legs ache, stopped taking it and got ... Lopid.... doesn't lower cholesterol fast enough, so Lipitor is prescribed. Lipitor lowers cholesterol but patient...
    ... like myself gets severe GI problems after only on Lipitor 3 months, a dr. should listen. Yes, he switched me...
    ... weakness a few months after Tricor was added to my Lipitor . That was unlike anything I had experienced before ... since I stopped the meds. Can I prove it was the Lipitor /Tricor - of course not, but I certainly can't attribute...
    ... harming them. If I had known there was a possiblity that Lipitor was causing my husband's pain I would have researched ... it years ago. He has been off Lipitor for three weeks and 75 percent of his pain has disappeared ... legs are painful. My husband asked if they are on Lipitor and both said they are. He told them his story. They...
    ... till long after he experienced all the pain etc. from Lipitor . He was on Lipitor for over 7 yrs. and just kept chalking...
    ... that my husband's doctor did not even mention that Lipitor could be causing the pain and even upped his dosage ... printed out several comments from various boards from Lipitor users about their problems and had my husband give...
    ... janeslk....Hubby was put on Lipitor after he had his arteries cleaned in 94. At that time ... only did he think we were nuts thinking it was the Lipitor , he kept upping the doseage till he finally shoved...
    ... on it. Grrrrr. :) Her husband had to stop taking Lipitor because of what it did to his leg muscles, he fell...
    ... on it. Grrrrr. :) Her husband had to stop taking Lipitor because of what it did to his leg muscles, he fell ... Gupta site To verify his growing suspicion that Lipitor might be the cause, Dr. Graveline wrote to Joe and ... too, had experienced severe memory loss while on Lipitor . "Patients are reluctant to report amnesia, or they ... prescribed was the cause." Still, the official word on Lipitor is that memory loss is not a statin side effect. ... practicing physicians are unaware of the problem." Lipitor is not the only statin linked to this side effect...

  9. How much CoQ10 ?
    ... good then 2/$24.99 is a great price. Hubby is on Lipitor and has no complaints but I have had him on CoQ10...
    ... the same as trying to determine beforehand how much Lipitor to take without first determining what your cholesterol...

  10. New reason for doctors to prescribe statins?
    ... try to shove more meds. on me. Before I went on Lipitor in 2000, my BP was very low, so whatever it did to...

  11. Can someone explain...
    ... after the switch. Of course then my doctor put me on Lipitor , 10mg. In 2003 my total cholesterol was 156, Tri 137...
    ... statin and thyroid replacement.) Why not try the Lipitor with the armour or the lovastatin with the synthroid ... and flushes less but it is every bit as expensive as Lipitor (not sure about your insurance company.) That would...
    ... after the switch. Of course then my doctor put me on Lipitor , 10mg. In 2003 my total cholesterol was 156, Tri 137...
    ... stopped and I have not had it since. When I was on Lipitor for 2 years the only thing I had was rather a strange...
    ... read it . Not many people get such good results with Lipitor as I did, to have your LDL less then your HDL must...

  12. CoQ10
    ... read somewhere that it helps to take CoQ10 while on Lipitor . I quit taking my Lipitor 4 weeks ago, after experiencin ... for 2 more months, since I didn't realize it was the Lipitor causing it. Does anyone know how long it takes...

  13. Opinion on these readings
    ... putting it off for years, the doc convinced me to take Lipitor , so I said I will take a very little amount, so he ... 130 TRI-52 Doc wanted to put me on 10mg of Lipitor because of the ldl reading of 130, but I told him...
    ... Woodsman, Your numbers on 5mg of Lipitor are fine. I would not take the 10mg dose - the extra ... and L-Lysine, and try to go to no higher than 5mg Lipitor . Many are suspecting that the real benefit of statins...
    ... did agree with the doc to continue taking the 5mg of Lipitor , but no 10mg. The doc put up no argument about this ... possibly a no no? Just to mention, with the 5mg of Lipitor , I can't detect any side effects as some of the people...

  14. Good Report
    ... I started taking Lipitor about five weeks ago after finding out that my LDL...

  15. only 29... am I too worried?
    ... side affects I did not read mine when they put me on Lipitor I had some major side affects, they had to switch...

  16. Arizona...about the vitamin E....
    ... recently. She should continue on NEXIUM, Aspirin, Lipitor and Corgard indefinitely....

  17. Vytorin knocked the daylights out of my cholesterol !
    ... and these were actually quite good and she takes lipitor . She is now upset some and wants to go on Vytorin...

  18. Statins cut the Risk of Cancer
    ... nodes tested positive. My friend had been taking Lipitor for the last couple of years. Like I said I don...
    ... which are now controlled with medication. He is on Lipitor . Go figure. :)...
    ... In this case it is a good side effect. I use Lipitor but with my high genetic cholesterol it is essential...
    ... individual of risk versus gain. If it were not for Lipitor I might well have been dead by now due to my severe...
    ... If it were not for Lipitor I might well have been dead by now due to my severe ... your CHD history. You don't have a choice... Hope Lipitor works out well for you. HubbleRules :)...

  19. Anyone Taking Non-Prescription Niacin?
    ... SLOWLY trying to mitigate the flush. With my 10 mg. Lipitor , I can easily take 125 mg X 3 doses occasional flush ... ..must be 15 years old or older! Since I'm taking Lipitor , I have no interest in ever going above a total of...
    ... Dickens to keep my HDL out of the 30's. Before the Lipitor it was 28 for me but the statin got me 7 points. Sousing...

  20. Home choesteral tests
    ... last test done by his doctor. Now that he is off Lipitor we plan on testing monthly to see if his total goes...

  21. An IMPORTANT Study
    ... though the study is uniquely interesting since I take Lipitor and Niacin AND Vitamin C, E, and A in rather large...
    ... supplement wise). I do take selenium. I don't take Lipitor , but I am experimenting with 1000 mg Niacin right...
    ... brainwashing for the most popular drugs in history (like Lipitor and Valium) by ORDERS of MAGNITUDE over 40 years....

  22. Fish Oil Supplements and LDL hike?
    ... said that if my LDL goes up he would increase my Lipitor from 10mgs. to 20 mgs. My last test was a LDL rate ... these two capsules). I DO NOT want to increase my Lipitor to 20 mgs. Does anyone know if the flaxseed and...
    ... of fish oil! I am so surprised that with 10 mg. Lipitor you aren't getting better than 211 TC. Can you add ... adding about 500 mg. fast flush niacin to my 10 mg. Lipitor but then I need the boost in HDL and you really don ... all else fails, I think your condition calls for the Lipitor increase...and of course, daily aspirin (take 2, they...
    ... vertebral artery. I am so surprised that with 10 mg. Lipitor you aren't getting better than 211 TC. Lenin: ... past blood test. In order to avoid a higher dose of Lipitor , I thought I would try to add "more" fish oil to my ... instantly got my attention. I lost 30 lbs. and went on lipitor and started getting a yearly doppler on my Steal....
    ... watching what I eat and exercising and taking 10 mg. Lipitor ...but this past test showed that I never can ease...

  23. Plant Stanols and Sterols
    ... Smart Balance margarine and she was able to cut her Lipitor dose in half. She buys the "Light" verson of the margarine...

  24. My results
    ... Lopid. I was on that for a good 5 years before the Lipitor , and I seemed to tolerate it fine. But I'm even afraid...
    ... you, now he is reluctant to take anything after the Lipitor experience. Hope the new supplements U are adding...

  25. lopid?
    ... had no problems, but as soon as they switched him to Lipitor , the problems started. Hopefully it will work well...

  26. VAP test for cholestrol
    ... particles if there are FEW of them...so maybe Zocor 80? or Lipitor 40? to get your LDL down even more. Or else buy some...

  27. 80mg Lipitor 5 months - now LFTs rising. What a surprise!
    ... HappyBunny, The combo of the Lipitor and Zetia might be expected to whack the liver enzymes...

  28. Concerned with questions.......
    ... cholesterol is under control? I am taking 10 mg. of Lipitor and when my doctor looked at my chart and the last ... to him the middle of this month. I've only been on Lipitor since about 4/13. I hear so much about muscle aches...
    ... cholesterol is under control? I am taking 10 mg. of Lipitor and when my doctor looked at my chart and the last ... here!!!). I would strive for the lowest dose of Lipitor that gave me good results if I were you, and try diet ... should take CoQ10 (50 - 100mg/day) while you are on Lipitor - this will help minimize any chance of muscle problems...
    ... I think you will find that 1/2 dose of Lipitor will give you nearly the same result as the full dose...
    ... diet and exercise first? I was put on 10mgs. of Lipitor and within 3 weeks my numbers really got low, but ... now I won't take anything, but do know many folks on Lipitor who do well. Just be cautious while taking them, and...
    ... Sounds interesting. My husband is also on 10 mg. Lipitor and is a Type 2 diabetic. Perhaps we could both benefit...
    ... their risk of heart disease. One parting thought, Lipitor in their own ads states "has not been shown to reduce...
    ... 305 men and women aged 40-79 to either a placebo or Lipitor for 3.3 years, no overall mortality figures were reported ... disease, was reported, and was slightly higher in the Lipitor women than in the placebo women, although the difference...

  29. Lipitor & alcohol
    ... numbers like that prompted your doctor to put you on Lipitor ?...
    ... reijo, No, you won't have any interaction between Lipitor and alcohol. But beware certain antibiotics.. ... erythromycin. Many drugs are contraindicated with Lipitor ....

  30. Statin side effects are lasting
    ... MONTHS WITH NO PROBLEMS. I WAS SWITCHED TO 20 MG OF LIPITOR AND MY PROBLEMS STARTED IN 3-4 WEEKS! I STOPPED ... THE LIPITOR AFTER 3 MONTHS. I HAVE NO IMPROVEMENT 7 MONTHS LATER...
    ... legs and is now spreading to his hands. He was on Lipitor for almost 7 yrs., kept getting all sorts of pains ... type 2 diabetes, but not until 3 yrs after taking Lipitor . Whether it brought it on or not, I don't know, but ... had no problems, but the dr. insisted he take the Lipitor , it was his cardio man that finally took him off Lipitor...
    ... I was on Lipitor and pain started in my shoulders and spread down to...
    ... Lipitor , Zocor, Crestor. I wasnt told to take anything with...
    ... Lipitor , Zocor, Crestor. I wasnt told to take anything with...
    ... weakness and exercise intolerance after 7 years on Lipitor . It came on suddenly, after my doctor combined Tricor ... with my Lipitor . I was in such bad shape I could barely lift...

  31. Best ways to increase HDL??
    ... COPIOUS booze. I get readings in the 20's with Nothing. Lipitor gets me into the mid 30's. Adding 500 mg. niacin gets...
    ... in the other lipids (TC 170, LDL 92). I am on Lipitor 30 and will be checking my lab work again in a few...

  32. A lone voice in the wilderness
    ... concerned with the left side. Naturally they put him on Lipitor , and a couple of other statins, which he was on for...
    ... girlfriend has TC of close to 300 even on 40 mgs. of Lipitor , and she was worried about blockage, so asked her...
    ... all that impressed, (maybe I was getting out of the Lipitor buying $$ range), and he said that's about as good...

  33. New Here, Can you please explain numbers to me?
    ... and hope you can explain them to me. The Dr gave me Lipitor to start tonight. He said these were the highest numbers...
    ... to be taken. Even if U do well on the statin drug.. Lipitor , a change in lifestyle is always a MAJOR plus. Best...
    ... different reference ranges. Your doctor has given you lipitor which I think is wise. Would be curious to know...
    ... brother also had high chloesterol (350s) and is on Lipitor which lowered him to 250. My mother and brother have...
    ... ever seen, I find that laughable. When you're on Lipitor , be watchful for sudden, chronic, unexplained muscle...

  34. Called Dr about my muscle pain....
    ... shoulders for the last 3 months and that I had quit taking Lipitor . She stated that it is a common problem with people ... taking Lipitor . She is going to check with the Dr to see if there ... very common. After only a week and a day off of the Lipitor , my muscle pain is better. Wish I had known this sooner...

  35. Sudden High Cholesterol?
    ... have increased dramatically. he wants me to go on lipitor , but i want to research a natural approach first....
    ... have increased dramatically. he wants me to go on lipitor , but i want to research a natural approach first. ... down to 200 or below. My doctor suggested going on Lipitor but knew I would say no thanks when she asked. I ... 've heard that Lipitor is VERY EXPENSIVE and you do have to take it from...

  36. Subfraction Lipoprint Results
    ... doctor selected Advicor instead of something like Lipitor or Zocor, he said that it was because she wanted to...

  37. low hdl, doc thinks meds are possible help
    ... 'pathetic' HDL should be indicator for crestor or lipitor to get better ratio. I baulked at drugs and am changing...
    ... 'pathetic' HDL should be indicator for crestor or lipitor to get better ratio. I baulked at drugs and am changing...
    ... DOOZIES) who would prescribe a powerful statin like Lipitor or Crestor SOLELY to get HDL up???...

  38. On Lipitor and experiencing leg, arm, and shoulder muscle pain
    ... will probably tell you it has nothing to do with the Lipitor . My recommendation is to stay off Lipitor for a month ... muscle pain 8 months to begin to subside - I was on Lipitor (10mg) for about 7 years - and then went on combination...
    ... I was not put on Lipitor as much because of my #'s as because of my family...
    ... agreeable, so I think she will let me stay off of the Lipitor for a few months and see what happens. She is not...

  39. Are these number oK?
    ... had very nice BP, 120-125/70-75. After 3 months on Lipitor my BP started rising more and more, then I developed...
    ... about 15 months ago due to Tricor being added to my Lipitor (10mg) regimen... For a while I thought the pain...
    ... lowering medicine now.....the doctor wants me to start lipitor ... Here are my stats.....total cholestrol was 236...

  40. Any Info On Triglycerides??
    ... AZBlonde, I also posted a reply to you under Lipitor Bad Side Effects. I'm repeating some of it here...
    ... not on cholesterol meds now - had been on Lopid or Lipitor for 12 years or so, but stopped them 15 months ago...
    ... Health Science University, Statens such as Zocor, Lipitor , Pravachol etc do not have a great deal of effect...

  41. Who can you trust?
    ... experienced TGA [transient global amnesia] while taking Lipitor . Frankie...

  42. A quote from Pfizer about Lipitor
    ... FDA) has approved its cholesterol-lowering therapy LIPITOR ® (atorvastatin calcium) for the prevention of cardiovascul ... Lipid-Lowering Arm (ASCOT-LLA), which found that LIPITOR , at its lowest dose of 10 mg, reduced the relative ... placebo. Because of the significant benefits seen with LIPITOR early in the trial, ASCOT-LLA was halted approximately ... schedule. The safety profile of the group treated with LIPITOR was comparable to that of the group treated with placebo ... Cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital, CA. "Adding LIPITOR to their treatment regimen, as the data demonstrate ... dramatically. It's becoming increasingly clear that LIPITOR provides cardiovascular benefits that go well beyond ... of prescribing cholesterol-lowering medication like LIPITOR , along with diet and exercise, to patients at risk ... grow up so I'm going to ask my doctor about taking LIPITOR ." The FDA also approved LIPITOR to reduce the risk ... $133 billion in 2004. "Today's FDA approval of LIPITOR 's additional uses further supports the growing body ... of evidence showing that LIPITOR provides significant cardiovascular benefits in a ... President of Pfizer Cardiovascular's Medical Group. LIPITOR is the leading cholesterol-lowering therapy in the ... patient years of experience. Since the introduction of LIPITOR seven years ago, its safety and effectiveness have...
    ... I was on Baycol after Lipitor , and that stuff cured me of taking statins. I got...
    ... are going to title a Post "A quote from Pfizer about Lipitor " it certainly SOUNDS like you take what Pfizer says...
    ... Can anyone provide a coherent explanation why on the Lipitor web site (run by Pfiser), and on tv commercials for ... Lipitor , the following disclaimer appears - and this is an ... ---------------------- Important information: LIPITOR @(atorvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug. It ... used with a low-fat diet to lower cholesterol. LIPITOR is not for everyone. It is not for those with liver ... studies to prevent heart attacks/heart surgery.. etc... lipitor has not shown these results... Though it is the most ... popular statin.. lipitor is a "synthetic" statin as is crestor.. pravachol...
    ... are going to title a Post "A quote from Pfizer about Lipitor " it certainly SOUNDS like you take what Pfizer says ... here's on more chance for you to explain why (if Lipitor is so great) the manufacturor posts the following ... ====================== Important information: LIPITOR @(atorvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug. It ... used with a low-fat diet to lower cholesterol. LIPITOR is not for everyone. It is not for those with liver...
    ... My cousin had bypass surgery last week, He was on Lipitor for many years, His total cholesterol numbers were...
    ... market for vitamins. VITAMIN C may cost more than Lipitor . I think we all should begin stacking up on supplementts...
    ... but our dr. retired and the new one shoved him on Lipitor , and kept upping the dose. His cholesterol was fine ... he told me to get him off of it NOW! As he told us, Lipitor isn't the greatest for Trigs. anyway, and 80 was way ... was right about then that the new dr. shoved me on Lipitor . After 3 months I took myself off of it, but he shoved...

  43. HIGH Cholesterol ' 426 ' !!!! HELP !!!
    ... always run high, it's in my genes. I have been taking Lipitor for years....., 10mgs. a day. About four months ... Vytorian ', which is a combination of 40mgs., of Lipitor and 10mgs., of Zetia ! I have been very sick, and...
    ... your weakness/tiredness worsened after you started Lipitor - because weakness is one of the known side effects...
    ... remember noticing weakness when I first started taking Lipitor . I suppose by having this Chronic EBV, and Sjogren ... I just got a glimpse of folks being frightened of Lipitor . My opinion is that if it were going to kill me,...
    ... U will see a change. A friend of mine has been on Lipitor for many years also, and was doing fine, but last ... to Vytorin also. Maybe your body got too use to the Lipitor and the change will help.?? I'm not a statin user...
    ... U will see a change. A friend of mine has been on Lipitor for many years also, and was doing fine, but last ... to Vytorin also. Maybe your body got too use to the Lipitor and the change will help.?? I'm not a statin user ... advice I can get ! I know what you mean about the Lipitor , and I don't think I was on a large enough dosage...
    ... to wait and see. My girlfriend was on 80 mgs. of Lipitor , and her numbers still skyrocketed this last time...
    ... a hepatologist (live specialist). Your response to Lipitor indicates something almost unique is going on, maybe ... tied to your autoimmune status. If 10 mg. Lipitor AND zetia still gives you horrible readings like you ... t good medical care. Perhaps something like 80 mg. Lipitor for a last ditch effort AND all the above mentioned ... WEIRD going on...I'd almost even suspect COUNTERFEIT Lipitor , or VOODOO! I'm not fond of saying this, but you...
    ... me TOO ! I also think you are RIGHT about this Lipitor maybe being tied to my autoimmune status ! I Thank...
    ... always run high, it's in my genes. I have been taking Lipitor for years....., 10mgs. a day. About four months ... Vytorian ', which is a combination of 40mgs., of Lipitor and 10mgs., of Zetia ! I have been very sick, and ... imvastatin (ZOCOR). I guess your doctor switched you from a lipitor . This combination may be better for you along with...

  44. New Numbers
    ... determined to get it up some. Back in 1998, before Lipitor , my HDL was 28. Alcohol, which works VERY well for ... anyone on the planet doesn't know:D, I take 10 mg. Lipitor , 1500mg. EPA+DHA (Omega 3's), 1200 mcg. folic acid...
    ... more than enough.:D Good news is that the niacin + Lipitor didn't cause me any noticeable untoward pain...hard...
    ... Well, I'm on Lipitor AND niacin with a slightly enlarged liver and thus...

  45. Lipitor bad side effects
    ... Sorry your having problems on Lipitor , especially after having good results, but welcome ... with statins, others have had very little. I took Lipitor for 5 months, and got very sick, especially intestinal...
    ... I'm 47 male who has been on Lipitor for past 2 1/2 years with great results. Reading went ... side effects. The past two weeks I stopped taking Lipitor and the symptoms are almost all gone, Everyday I feel...
    ... experiencing this sensation. I am on a low dosage of lipitor and have been for about 5 years now. I too, in the...
    ... explain it. All I can say is now that I have gone off of Lipitor the pains have almost disappeared. Everyday get much ... possibilty but nothing was found. I truely belive that Lipitor was the cause of it. If you feel like it is a possible...
    ... was complaining about, neck pain. He put himself on Lipitor , as he didn't want done to him what he has to do to ... other's, but now he is trying no Lipitor to see if that was the culprit. Like he told us, now...
    ... and my tri's were 1801 so my Dr put me on 80mg of Lipitor I started taking it on a Saturday and by Tuesday I ... been it since Monday, but my husband is on 40 mg of Lipitor and he has had no problems yet he has been on it for...
    ... and my tri's were 1801 so my Dr put me on 80mg of Lipitor I started taking it on a Saturday and by Tuesday I ... been it since Monday, but my husband is on 40 mg of Lipitor and he has had no problems yet he has been on it for ... to be on medication. Lopid is actually better than Lipitor at reducing triglycerides... You should also (if...
    ... had this for 7 months after stopping 20 mg of the Lipitor ....
    ... peripheral neuropathy, as my husband has it. He was on Lipitor for almost 7 yrs. before we put 2 and 2 together and ... figured out it was the Lipitor . Unfortuenately he also developed type 2 diabetes ... his hands. He never had diabetes till he was taking Lipitor also..:) He was on Lopid for almost 3 yrs. before ... the Lipitor and had no problems with that, have no idea why they ... his high Trigs. It was his cardio man that told him Lipitor wasn't that great for Trigs. anyway, so took him off...
    ... Hi, I was on Lipitor for 7 months. My legs started aching and getting ... flu symtoms. Anyway, my daughter (nurse) suspected Lipitor and I stopped taking it a month ago. My muscle cramps...
    ... My husband experienced some neck pain while on Lipitor , but his pain was mainly in his hip and legs. He ... was on Lipitor for 8 years at 10mg with increasing pain. When his ... it was as if he was hit by a truck. He has been off Lipitor for two weeks now and the pain has subsided, but last ... the posts of this board that the first time you stop Lipitor you heal fairly quickly, but if the dosage is upped ... Did anyone have the burning sensation after stopping Lipitor ? Did it ever subside?...
    ... and arms. A little background: I had been taking Lipitor for about 2 months, so never really put 2 + 2 together ... online about my symptoms, and wouldn't you know it - LIPITOR kept popping up in various sites and chatrooms. ... were. What ticks me off is I was still taking the Lipitor 2 MONTHS after my doctor visit (in April) - and it ... my doctor, told him I would NOT be taking any more Lipitor . He said fine - try to go without it for about a month ... add my 2 cents worth to everyone's concerns about Lipitor - I just want to go back to my old self WITHOUT the...
    ... How bad were your numbers before Lipitor and did your dr. recommend diet and exercise changes ... first? I was on Lipitor for a lil over 3 months and started with pains, aches...
    ... I was on Lipitor for nearly 3 years. From what I know and have heard...

  46. Best statin for arterial inflammation
    ... I heard a doctor say that Lipitor is not the best statin to take to reduce inflammation...

  47. what exactly is niacin supposed to do
    ... minimized and treatment benefit maximized. I'm doing Lipitor plus small doses (couple/three hundred mg./day) of...

  48. No way around Lipitor with these numbers?
    ... will let you, plus I think even if he/she wants U on Lipitor , 40 mgs. is WAY too much. Like any other med, they ... work up, but I can't see 40 mgs. When they put me on Lipitor in 2000, it was 10 mgs., and my TC went from 266 to...
    ... 40 MG of lipitor for your numbers. I will say change your doctor. ... numbers went down from 306 to 128 in 4 weeks on 20MG lipitor . My doctor recomended that i reduce the lipitor to ... happy about your number, then start with a very small lipitor dose like 5mg , increasing the dose as required. but...

  49. Fish Oil Results
    ... able to tolerate statins. I have had problems with Lipitor , Crestor, Vytorin, and the least offensive was Pravachol...

  50. I'm Scared!
    ... fruit and whole grains. :) The doctor put me on Lipitor . I asked him about diet and exercising. He told...
    ... both her mom and dad. Should you show any sides to Lipitor , talk to a listening doc about other non statin drugs...
    ... Chic, The Lipitor will work wonders with those disastrously bad numbers ... ll be comparing apples with apples. What stregth Lipitor are you on?...
    ... What stregth Lipitor are you on? 20 mg...
    ... Thanks! I have been on Lipitor for a month now, so I will be going and getting another...

  51. Waiora
    ... vitamin C, l-lysine...). After my problem with Lipitor , I searched the internet extensively, and have come...
    ... vitamin C, l-lysine...). After my problem with Lipitor , I searched the internet extensively, and have come...

  52. dmwojnar..Muffin Recipe....
    ... has had a cholesterol problem for 2 years, was on Lipitor but couldn't handle it, so they are doing the diet...

  53. need help on my LDL !
    ... the fiber blend in addition to flax seed and 10 mg Lipitor from over 300 to 116. He started to wean from the ... Lipitor a couple of weeks ago and is planning to use just...

  54. Concerns, Worries, Scared!
    ... why not wait a week with NOTHING and then switch to Lipitor and see what happens. If BOTH are a mess for you then...
    ... muscle weakness, pain and sometimes GI problems. On Lipitor I had the muscle pain and weekness, and on Baycol...
    ... slightly elevated numbers then take a statin. I took Lipitor years ago, and my TC went from 266 to 162 in 3 weeks ... now refuse to take them..period. They had hubby on Lipitor for 6 yrs. and his TC was very low, but it still did ... he told me to stop them, it was way too much, plus Lipitor did lil for Trigs. After trying many other things...
    ... emailed me, she is soooo disgusted. She takes 40 mgs. of Lipitor , has for years, went for her bloodwork today, and...

  55. Crestor question side effects to treat my high LDL
    ... whatever he says. I wanted to ask him to put me on Lipitor but he gave me 5 weeks of Crestor samples and said ... Panel) in that 5th week. I wanted to ask why not Lipitor , mainly because its been around longer than Crestor ... and I believe there has been no known issues with Lipitor to Liver problems, but I don't speak up at times and ... and he was a little annoyed why my doctor didn't do Lipitor or Zocor. I just took my first Crestor Thursday night...
    ... week, and tell your doctor precisely why. If you want Lipitor or Zocor, ask for it and make sure he gives you a ... need the heavy cannons. ANything more than 10 mg. Lipitor or 20 mg Zocor is overkill. Remember though, the...
    ... . I wanted to ask why not Lipitor , mainly because its been around longer than Crestor ... and I believe there has been no known issues with Lipitor to Liver problems, but I don't speak up at times and...
    ... haul. One of my coworkers husband is on 20mg of Lipitor and he has muscle pain/weakness. I should tell her...
    ... myopathies. No one ever told me about this while I was on Lipitor - I wish they had, because I ran into serious muscle...

  56. 5 By-Pass 7 scared
    ... doing Very good and am also very scared. I take 80mg lipitor ,with 10mg Lisinopril and 25mg Toprol. I have family ... what? Approx time frame? The side effects of 80mg lipitor ..... Thanks in advance, Pardipower :) :)...
    ... LOW...even lower than normal. THe high dose of Lipitor should be giving you excellent cholesterol numbers...

  57. anyone had cholestrol increase from taking policosanol
    ... are not as dramatic as the super-statins Crestor, Lipitor etc.. I am trying not to exceed 10 mg a day. I also...
    ... Against my better wishes I have started a trial of Lipitor , in November of 2005. I was supposed to have had a ... migraines. I tohught I was going to stroke out. Now the Lipitor seems to have brought them back all over again. I...

  58. Latest results
    ... 206 Ratio 4.9 ALT 13 12/6/2004 Started 40mg Lipitor 1/17/2005 TG 145 TC 177 HDL 58 LDL 90 Ratio ... 3.1 ALT 23 1/24/2005 Reduced Lipitor to 20mg (quartering those pills is a fine art) ... unpleasant side effects, deciding to reduce my dose of Lipitor and add the above supplements instead. He was non ... wrote on the test results: 'excellent response to Lipitor 20g' he didn't give ANY credit to the supplements...
    ... doctor should have started you on a much lower dose of Lipitor in the first place, not 40mg. No wonder so many people ... lowering effect was most likely attributed to the Lipitor . But don't ever expect doctors to give a thumbs up...
    ... lowering effect was most likely attributed to the Lipitor . My feeling was that since I halved the Lipitor...
    ... 306. My doctor was appalled and put me on 40mg of Lipitor , full of fear I accepted gratefully. THEN I began ... was having mild but unpleasant side effects from the Lipitor , gas and constipation, which are dose related. I ... @ backwards! Got my cholesterol levels down with Lipitor , now trying to see how little Lipitor I can get by...

  59. Lipitor Question.....
    ... I was started on 40 gms Lipitor last August (cholesterol 526 - ?hereditary) along ... wanted my cholesterol lower still so put me up to 80mg Lipitor . I felt terrible - nausea, so, so tired, and feeling ... they will find a better regime for me as I think this Lipitor is way too high. Possibly for me I have to accept...
    ... Gigi, No, dizziness isn't a typical side effect if Lipitor , pharmacist is correct. happybunny, Yes that ... 80 mg. is a whoppingly high dose of Lipitor but most of the side effects you mention are more ... NORM! DO try to get along with a lower dose of the Lipitor whose main side effect overwhelmingly is muscle pain ... LOTS of people get a very nice response with 10 mg. Lipitor ....
    ... stay long-term on that dose. I don't think the extra Lipitor is worth taking if it only reduces me by 43 points ... . I agree the extra risk of so much LIPITOR does not seem worth the gain. It's all a question...
    ... contributed mightily to that 218 TC. I think the 20 mg. Lipitor combined with a triglyceride lowering regimen of some ... HDL's (70) are also in your favor A LOT! Taking the Lipitor up, UP and UP isn't a very good idea. Have you...

  60. Doctor's statin choice
    ... . maybe because I was concerned about the cost of Lipitor as I do not have prescription coverage (it costs 1 ... /3 that of Lipitor ). Should I assume it's as effective as the more popular ... Lipitor or any of the other statins mentioned on this board...

  61. My Zocor nightmare
    ... tingling in my arms and fingertips. I had been on Lipitor /20 mg for about a year prior and suddenly my doctor ... apparently no problems. My dr switched me to 20mg of Lipitor . Within 3-4 weeks I developed pains in myshoulders ... and tingling and numbness in my feet. I stopped the Lipitor for 6 months now and my feet still have the neuropathy...
    ... enough? Toby, you said that you went from 20mg Lipitor to 80mg Zocor. Well, 80mg Zocor is equivalent to 40mg ... Lipitor . That's a very high dose. Malman, you went from ... taking 40mg Pravachol to 20mg Lipitor? That 20mg Lipitor is equivalent to 80mg Pravachol....
    ... apparently no problems. My dr switched me to 20mg of Lipitor . Within 3-4 weeks I developed pains in myshoulders ... and tingling and numbness in my feet. I stopped the Lipitor for 6 months now and my feet still have the neuropathy ... resolve itself , mine never has . Same thing started lipitor in like 98 and with 2-3 months the tingling started...
    ... Toby, As ARIZONA said, the changing of 20 mg. Lipitor for the 80 mg. Zocor really is the equivalent of going ... from 20 to 40 mg. Lipitor . Did your doctor make the change because you were ... doing poorly on the Lipitor . I would ask him point blank: "Why did you make...

  62. Coq10 Testimonials
    ... aches when they were using statin alone. I take 10 mg Lipitor and notice very very minor muscle aches (liver tests...
    ... darock, I also take Lipitor 10 mg. for 8 years now. I have aches and pains because ... hand I never had any well defined probelms from the Lipitor either. I take CoQ10 like I take lots of supplements...
    ... I take 10 mg. Lipitor and have for about 5 years. I was having some heart...

  63. Hi, I am new.
    ... cholesterol in their families. The doctor put me on lipitor . I asked him if I will have to take it for the rest...

  64. Newbie here and confused
    ... carbs. Hubby is on a low carb diet, but he's also on lipitor :) Does anyone know anything about taking garlic...

  65. Medication will never cure high cholesterol
    ... With no change in ANYTHING but the addition of Lipitor , my total cholesterol went down 100 points while my...
    ... meds cured it, you should be able to come off the Lipitor and your levels remain low, correct? Not saying...

  66. Is it me???....
    ... are two REALLY good commercial free stations. No Lipitor ads (I TAKE it and I still hate the ads!:D)...

  67. Cholesterol averages
    ... only comment was, "and my doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor for nothing!" An older woman waiting for testing ... more comment, My 65 year old aunt claims she is on Lipitor even though her cholesterol levels are good. Her...
    ... blood pressure medication before she was given the Lipitor . I don't know her cholesterol levels or triglycerides ... because she thinks it's great that her doctor gave her Lipitor , and her pharmacist agrees, so I don't want to rock...

  68. Pfizer Article.....
    ... drug only in combination with its best-selling statin Lipitor , The New York Times reports. The new drug, called ... is nothing more than a clever attempt to protect Lipitor from competing medications. Pfizer, according ... to the newspaper, says torcetrapib and Lipitor work in complementary ways, and that it's natural...

  69. Zetia Works
    ... couldn't handle it, yet she does well on 40 mgs. of Lipitor . :) Good luck, and hope it keeps doing the...

  70. I am looking for information to help my dh
    ... cholesterol and heart disease. He is supposed to start on Lipitor (tonight after filling the rx) and change his diet...

  71. Sneaky Pfizer
    ... tested and will be submitted to the FDA as a combo with Lipitor and if the FDA approves the combo, patent protection ... the drug will NOT be available except as paired with Lipitor . Normally, this is in violation of anti-trust legislatio...
    ... The purpose is to extend the patent on Lipitor as well. Merck & Co, in 1989, makers of lovastatin...
    ... days ago!:). Pfizer is TRYING to show that 80 mg. Lipitor gives benefits over 10 mg and there argument basically...
    ... broadcast last nite. A friend of mine takes 40 mgs. of Lipitor , and claims she has no problems she is aware of, but ... the cardio man and he told me I was right, and that Lipitor had NO decent affects on Trigs., and that is what ... mistaken, wasn't Dick Clark a big spokesperson for Lipitor at one time? Funny we haven't heard much since the...
    ... JJ, Your cardio man was quite incorrect. Lipitor is VERY effective in reducing triglycerides...typically...
    ... have read articles on the web saying the same. If Lipitor was VERY good for Trigs., then they should have brought...
    ... just stating what the controlled studies showed... Lipitor is particularly good at dropping triglycerides and ... your husband had the same results that most get with Lipitor . Are the fibrates working well for him as an alternative...
    ... trying the new HDL drug if it was not combined with Lipitor ? Just curious....
    ... trying the new HDL drug if it was not combined with Lipitor ? Just curious. Sorry, I misread that post at ... the whatitsname proves safe. BUT since I have ample Lipitor stockpiled and access to partners simvastatin I would ... backdoor way of extending the patent on atorvastatin ( Lipitor ,) the world's largest selling drug of all time, which...

  72. Vytorin Experience
    ... latest statin Vytorin. I told him that I had tried Lipitor and Pravachol in the past and had leg pain with both...
    ... cigarette smoking as the cause. About five years later Lipitor hit the market and I was put on that which helped...

  73. Side Effects Lipitor and Tricor
    ... Carsusie, You have to be very careful when combining Lipitor and Tricor - I know, my doctor put me on Tricor in ... addition to Lipitor (which I had been on for about 7 years, was on Lopid ... Do some reading on the web... Search for "+ Lipitor +Tricor +risk" and you'll see that the chances of...

  74. Hello...I have high LDL
    ... if the list isn't every bit as long as the list for Lipitor ! I just got done with reading Cozaar because of the ... commonly prescribed. How's this comparison: take Lipitor to avoid a heart attack and risk some aches and pains...

  75. Plant sterols
    ... cardiologist I went to wanted to put me on 20 mgs. Lipitor , I asked him if I needed to take COQ10 with it and ... come back for a second blood test after I take the Lipitor he would test for it. He did not sound happy that...


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