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  1. New Guidelines!!!!
    ... and was reported in the Smart Money article, "The Lipitor Dilemma", which strongly suggested that higher doses...
    ... Ow, my arm hurts, seem tame." I can take 10 mg. Lipitor and diet to get an LDL in the 90's but I REALLY don ... 't think I could go to 40 mg. Lipitor under any circumstances... If any evidence of continued...
    ... To Sandra49---New Guidelines My doctor prescribed lipitor for me last January. I have mild hypertension and ... cholesterol was 191 LDL 130 HDL 38.. After a month on the lipitor my new numbers were TOTAL 124 LDL 70 HDL 35. ... I asked the doctor before he prescribed the lipitor and he said my LDL was high. He wanted it below 100...
    ... hope and the hope of others that everyone be put on Lipitor for life. They even mentioned putting it in drinking...
    ... and it is under control 115/75.. My doctor put me on lipitor last January. My numbers fell to total 124 LDL 70 ... HDL 35. I questioned him on why I needed lipitor and he said my ldl was too high. I do have a few risk ... heart disease.. I have had no problems taking the lipitor so far. I go for another liver function test next...
    ... and says jokingly "are you sure you're not taking Lipitor ?" I attribute it to a low carb, higher protein...

  2. Got an xray of my painful shoulder!!!!!!!
    ... My shoulder is still hurting me. Since I am taking lipitor , thought I had better get it checked out. I won...

  3. Muscle pain on Lipitor!!
    ... HI Lady 50: My husband had to stop taking Lipitor after a year due to muscle ache and fatigue. He is...
    ... local shoulder blade pain would be attributable to Lipitor . A more likely pain is the large muscle pain...thighs ... Remember, people got pains BEFORE they invented Lipitor ....
    ... Hi Lady, I too am on lipitor (40) mgs, and I also have muscle cramps in my legs ... alone, I think it is some of the side effects from the lipitor . My count was so high,336 cholesterol, I also have ... Its hard to tell if my muscle aches are from that or lipitor , I think it agrivates the fibro. cookie...

  4. Cholestero Question ?
    ... and said my cholesterol was high and she put me on lipitor . I am not sure because I never was told it was high...
    ... you nothing except it was high and they put me on lipitor , which is making my muscles very crampy. I will look ... computer for a diet to help lower the count,I think this lipitor is not going to work out for me. Thank you for your...
    ... pain is concerned, that can certainly be from the Lipitor . Are you taking Coenzyme Q10? If not, then perhaps...
    ... effects they have on people. I did ask the pharmacist if lipitor would inter act with my other meds. and he said no...

  5. Statins and Q-10
    ... Arial Black]"Even brief exposure to atorvastatin", ( Lipitor ), "causes a marked decrease in blood CoQ10 concentration...

  6. LDL and Coronary Artery Calcification
    ... available to me are the lipid profiles. I take Lipitor , 40 mg. My LDL runs in the range 75 - 80. Recent ... in a recession of coronary plaque. I've taken Lipitor now for over 5 years, and am still running around...

  7. Lipitor side affects
    ... Well, I've been on 40 mg/day of Lipitor for 5+ years. Haven't had any particular undesirable ... side effects that I can identify as stemming from Lipitor . My total choloresterol on my latest lipid panel ... anything I want. I personally would not part with Lipitor or one of the statins as part of my medicines. ...
    ... If anyone is on lipitor ,have you had any side affects from it? I have been ... Whoa way too high! Certainly could be from the lipitor , when I was taking it , if I ate certain foods I ... this board have had negative experiences with them . Lipitor basically screwed my feet up for the rest of my life...
    ... Lady, I doubt that the Lipitor is causing stomach upset, though it can happen with ... ifficulties...Rock on! Neither would I ever part with my Lipitor ...it's a godsend. What did you do BETWEEN the bypasses ... and the invention of Lipitor . (And had you ever taken Baycol?) Did you try niacin...
    ... the problem since . Lady, I doubt that the Lipitor is causing stomach upset, though it can happen with ... ifficulties...Rock on! Neither would I ever part with my Lipitor ...it's a godsend. What did you do BETWEEN the bypasses ... and the invention of Lipitor . (And had you ever taken Baycol?) Did you try niacin...
    ... until about 1997. My cardiologist then prescribed Lipitor - 20 mg to start. That dosage didn't reduce the TC...
    ... seems to be helping my stomach. So, maybe its not the lipitor that was causing the problem. I will be able to tell...
    ... If anyone is on lipitor ,have you had any side affects from it? I have been ... cholesterol was 304 Whoa way too high! Hi, my mom was on Lipitor for a long time, she started having stomach problems ... gotten to the point that it seams like she has ALZ., Lipitor has over 50 side effects, PLEASE CHECK their web site ... itching, she has/had over half of the side effects). Lipitor may be a good med for some people but not all, it ... person taking it. This is my personal experience with Lipitor ....
    ... Is your mother doing better now that she is off the Lipitor ? For some people, the symptoms go away in a short...
    ... Is your mother doing better now that she is off the Lipitor ? For some people, the symptoms go away in a short...
    ... I have been taking Lipitor for about 3 months. Ever since I have started taking...
    ... I took lipitor for about three yrs. I don't know if it rasing the ... memory loss, i ended up in the ER and was taken off lipitor . I agree with arizona, that's how our bodies are ... has gone away, but not completely. I've not taken lipitor for at least a yr and still have some pain. Also ... , lipitor caused me to have some liver problems. My docs still...
    ... Bill, Good luck to you with Lipitor . I am one of those who developed serious side-effects ... the severe muscle pain and weakness that I had after Lipitor /Tricor. I'm getting back to normal now, and I suspect...
    ... Kelly623, I can't say if Lipitor is responsible for your increased blood pressure,...
    ... Bill, After 7 years of Lipitor , in a short period of about 2 months, I suddenly went ... for years, I could barely run 1. I stopped taking Lipitor a year ago, and began taking CoQ10 about 5 months ... far as your hip pain goes, it does NOT sound to be Lipitor related to me, I think it's more related to age.....

  8. Crestor/Prevacid/Zantac-Side Effects
    ... joint pain!!! I am 40 years old and after 4 months on Lipitor I had to walk with a cane. If it wasn't for this ... would have probably spent the rest of my life taking LIpitor and walking with a cane. Thanks everyone for talking...
    ... joint pain!!! I am 40 years old and after 4 months on Lipitor I had to walk with a cane. If it wasn't for this ... would have probably spent the rest of my life taking LIpitor and walking with a cane. Thanks everyone for talking...
    ... joint pain!!! I am 40 years old and after 4 months on Lipitor I had to walk with a cane. If it wasn't for this ... would have probably spent the rest of my life taking LIpitor and walking with a cane. Thanks everyone for talking...

  9. side effect to lipitor
    ... normal symptoms...although they might be related to Lipitor . You will have to stop taking it and see if Lipitor...
    ... sphokinase) to look for any mucle damage. Don't stop the Lipitor before then unless the leg pain becomes VERY severe ... normal. The stomach cramps I DOUBT are related to Lipitor but why not take the pill with some food just in case...
    ... Hi, Lipitor is a statin drug, and carries many side effects, I ... are having side effects from it, you could check out Lipitor s web site to see for yourself....
    ... i was on lipitor for 2 and a half weeks started getting muscule pains ... etc... went off the lipitor it was a dose of 10mg a week later i'm having a lot...
    ... before telling your doctor of side effects from the Lipitor . Severe damage could be done in that time, if your...

  10. Aussie conversion please!
    ... under 5) and my LDL 4.2. The Neurologist put me on Lipitor but I was getting shocking daily headaches so have...

  11. Pernament damage?
    ... I have been off Lipitor for a year now and still am having problems with my ... can hardly function. Yes, I,m 80% since quiting the lipitor , but I want to do the things I did in my pre-lipitor...

  12. Can someone help me read these numbers????
    ... Crestor is not metabolized by the liver in the way Lipitor is. Also, a LOW dose may work for you....
    ... Crestor is not metabolized by the liver in the way Lipitor is. Also, a LOW dose may work for you. :) I would...

  13. Crestor Side Effects?
    ... And about as effective as a bit under 10 mg. Lipitor ....
    ... And about as effective as a bit under 10 mg. Lipitor . Not according to my research at FDA.gov website ... Arial Black]AT LEAST[/FONT] as effective as 10 mg Lipitor and statistically EXCEEDED Lipitor by 4% in overall ... 7 mg Crestor should be as effective as 15 mg + of Lipitor ....
    ... Here is a link the the study comparing Crestor with Lipitor : [url]http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/AC/03/briefing...
    ... be more pronounced with the stronger statins like Lipitor and Crestor...
    ... I had recurrent mild thigh pain with both 10 mg Lipitor and 40 mg Pravachol, but none whatsoever with Crestor ... effect of somewhat worsened blood sugar control with Lipitor , but not with either of the other statins. I was...
    ... feeling better and better. I had some leg pain from Lipitor and Pravachol but Crestor was the worst. I felt like...
    ... and water-soluble; Zocor is natural and fat-soluble; Lipitor is synthetic and fat-soluble; and Crestor is synthetic...
    ... the risk by taking both? It sounds like low dose Lipitor is your better way to go than the Crestor. Always...
    ... I had recurrent mild thigh pain with both 10 mg Lipitor and 40 mg Pravachol, but none whatsoever with Crestor ... effect of somewhat worsened blood sugar control with Lipitor , but not with either of the other statins. I was ... Got this from Diabetes forum: I stopped taking Lipitor since I seemed to be having quite a few side effects...
    ... also states on their site that no one should take Lipitor , the #1 drug in the world, although they're not calling...
    ... but the same thing has happened to people taking Lipitor and Pravachol as well. There have been no deaths ... And again that happens very rarely for Crestor (and Lipitor et al), especially at low doses. It is not anywhere ... reports pointed out that Public Citizen also lists Lipitor as a "bad drug" that nobody should take. (As I said...

  14. Concerned about my husband...
    ... how high his trigs were. He was started on 20mg of Lipitor . Here are the test results: Trig: 425 Total Chol...
    ... how high his trigs were. He was started on 20mg of Lipitor . Here are the test results: Trig: 425 Total Chol...
    ... might be a good idea in the fullness of time;). The lipitor will change his lipid picture completely. Test again ... so-so) on my HDL and cut my LDL in half with only Lipitor -20mg. Then I went from there with other changes....
    ... how high his trigs were. He was started on 20mg of Lipitor . Here are the test results: Trig: 425 Total Chol...
    ... cholesterol but didn't help might. Dr. finally put him on Lipitor . Been on it for several years. The lowest he got ... down to was 195 while on Lipitor . I recently turned him onto Revival Soy which I'm ... within 2 months and b/c the dr. did not wean him off of Lipitor quick enough, he started to have some problems with ... his liver. He is fine now and is weaning off of Lipitor . The dr. and his nutritionist did approve the Revival ... Soy and prefer him to be taking that vs. the Lipitor (he has been on a drug medical research program for...

  15. Liver Function Tests
    ... the purposes of checking my liver after a month on Lipitor , can someone please advise if SGOT and SGPT testing...
    ... the purposes of checking my liver after a month on Lipitor , can someone please advise if SGOT and SGPT testing...

  16. Our roots and the role of statins
    ... the cholesterol-lowering statins, such as Zocor or Lipitor or Crestor, may play a role, according to O'Keefe...

  17. Statins and colorectal cancer
    ... Statins, marketed under names such as Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor , Mevacor, Pravachol, and Zocor, are a type of drug...

  18. Lipitor Necessary??
    ... My Dr. just recommended I take 20 mg. of Lipitor once daily after receiving my latest blood tests: ... Triglycerides - 230 In your opinion, should I take the Lipitor ? Also, I did not have any tests for my liver. Do ... then test. He must to liver tests if he puts you on Lipitor !...
    ... cholesterol and statin drugs. My Mother was also taking Lipitor (for 4 years). She is now in a wheelchair. This ... is for the most part due to first zocor and then Lipitor . She had trouble walking but her doctors said that ... the blood concentration of statin drugs, (especially Lipitor ) by 3.9 times. Instead of the 20 mg. she was getting ... diltiazem will not let the body rid it self of the Lipitor , in effect letting it build up in her body to a toxic ... found out this was true on a test of people taking Lipitor , was to do a muscle biopsy. They all had normal liver...
    ... stuff" . That's all I did. I guess I'll go on Lipitor although I have some apprehension about taking it ... the range is <45 so I guess my liver is OK to take Lipitor ....
    ... My girlfriend's mother is 65 years old. She was on Lipitor for over a year. Her last set of liver studies were...

  19. The Lipitor Dilemma
    ... need a prescription for ONE bp med, and insulin. Lipitor was one ** those god awful meds. It did cause muscle...
    ... need a prescription for ONE bp med, and insulin. Lipitor was one ** those god awful meds. It did cause muscle ... am looking at o***r methods. I read the entire " Lipitor Dilemma" article and the loss of memory and cognitive...
    ... INTRACELLULAR. Believe me, my mother nearly died from Lipitor and Diltiazem, and the resulting low CoQ10 and low...
    ... or Liptor. Although i was told by er not to take lipitor . Like you, i don't plan own sending anybody's kids...
    ... ." This quote was taken directly from Pfizer's Lipitor monograph. As a scientist and pharmacist as well as ... levels and a personal decision whether or not to take Lipitor , I can say with certainty that the majority of physicians ... for me to get my doctor to consider alternatives to Lipitor , but I believe that he wants to help and thinks prescriptio...
    ... Yesterday I downloaded and read "The Lipitor Dilemma", in the Smart Money magazine. (I did a google ... statins to my doc, (he was trying to get me onto Lipitor , by the way), he just casually waved his hand and...
    ... Hi, The original toxiciology studies done on Lipitor did not showing it crossing into the brain, although ... outweigh the harm. In my own decision to keep taking Lipitor (this morning I debated with myself about not taking ... had still hurt this morning I may have stopped the Lipitor today to see what happened. But even then if the pain ... did go away, I cannot be sure it was the Lipitor causing it. There are always so many variables in ... person may be having symptoms which appear due to the Lipitor . Bev...
    ... One of my biggest concerns with Lipitor is their ad. It says "LIPITOR has not been shown ... research on this. I understand your position on takiing Lipitor ...Even with the research I've done on statins, sometimes ... benificial. Then I have to slap myself and just read the Lipitor ad. Just exactly why would I want to lower cholesterol ... , if Lipitor makers say it hasn't been shown to prevent heart disease ... Pharmaceutical information also says "Atorvastatin ( Lipitor ) thearpy should be temporarily withheld or discontinued...
    ... One of my biggest concerns with Lipitor is their ad. It says "LIPITOR has not been shown ... research on this. I understand your position on takiing Lipitor ...Even with the research I've done on statins, sometimes ... benificial. Then I have to slap myself and just read the Lipitor ad. Just exactly why would I want to lower cholesterol ... , if Lipitor makers say it hasn't been shown to prevent heart disease ... Pharmaceutical information also says "Atorvastatin ( Lipitor ) thearpy should be temporarily withheld or discontinued...
    ... When I say "these drugs", I mean statins such as Lipitor ....
    ... critical reminder is that the statin drugs such as lipitor and mevacor do not lower lipoprotein (a) levels and...
    ... that coenzyme, Pfizer once thought of producing a Lipitor that had coenzyme Q10 in its formula. Why do you thnk...
    ... that coenzyme, Pfizer once thought of producing a Lipitor that had coenzyme Q10 in its formula. Why do you thnk...

  20. Just received my results
    ... 42 Triglycerides = 138 My doctor has put me on Lipitor 20 mg My querie is how long should it be until...
    ... Lipitor can change results in as short a time as a week or ... cholesterol, not exact numbers) in 5 days on 20 mg Lipitor . But I also was exercising and being very careful...
    ... 42 Triglycerides = 138 My doctor has put me on Lipitor 20 mg My querie is how long should it be until...

  21. Lecithin Lab Study
    ... either/or proposition. Why not take both! I use Lipitor , folic acid (2 mg.), cod liver oil, lecithin, and...

  22. Policosanol vs Red Yeast Rice
    ... best friend who is a doctor suggests that I go on lipitor and eat a cheeseburger. I don't want anything to...
    ... best friend who is a doctor suggests that I go on lipitor and eat a cheeseburger. I don't want anything to...
    ... the least side effects of any of the others (Zocor, Lipitor , Baycol) but still had the same side effects. After...

  23. calcium buildup
    ... around the arteries,he suggested that i take 10mg of lipitor to fight against the plaque what do you think...
    ... econ, I'd say skip the Lipitor . The calcium imagaging often shows problems where ... there is none. AND the data for Lipitor 's ability to actually affect plaques in people with ... validity of the test, but the rationale for taking Lipitor seems appropriate. I know they use it for people with...
    ... around the arteries,he suggested that i take 10mg of lipitor to fight against the plaque what do you think ...
    ... magnesium; therefore, this could be the problem. Lipitor will deplete you CoQ10. CoQ10 is required to keep...
    ... i'm been taking lipitor 10 mg for the last 2 weeks i have been having some...
    ... family history ,calcium score etc... to go to 10 mg of lipitor thanks...

  24. Lipitor Forever?
    ... improved since straightening up my act and taking Lipitor (20 mg/day from 2/20 to 4/21, now taking 10 mg/day ... read so many remarkable things about the effects of Lipitor and other statins on reducing inflammation as well...
    ... typical. It was what I was prescribed after I demanded Lipitor back about 6 years ago...most people get that as a...
    ... typical. It was what I was prescribed after I demanded Lipitor back about 6 years ago...most people get that as a ... agree on the pill splitting ;) . When I was put on Lipitor 7 yrs ago, he started me off with 10mg. I'm now on...
    ... these doctors. I always remember, when asked how much Lipitor lipitor I take to dutifully say 20 mg.! (same with...
    ... stroke with cholesterol under 180. Also read the Lipitor ads. It says "Lipitor has not been shown to prevent ... disease or heart attacks"....I don't think the makers of Lipitor would consider this something they would want to point...

  25. I lowered my cholesterol natrually by 100 pts.
    ... 275 and then got up to 335 and even 350. I took Lipitor , Zocor with no results. I tried to lose wieght and ... drugs. Sorry, they just did not work for me. And Lipitor and Zocor lower the bodys natural production of COQ10...
    ... 275 and then got up to 335 and even 350. I took Lipitor , Zocor with no results. I tried to lose wieght and ... drugs. Sorry, they just did not work for me. And Lipitor and Zocor lower the bodys natural production of COQ10 ... sense to me! Congrats. It's puzzling to me that Lipitor flat out didn't work for you and those 3 supplements...
    ... a young girl anymore. :) Another reason I feared Lipitor is b/c they kept increasing it (b /c it wasn't doing...
    ... a young girl anymore. :) Another reason I feared Lipitor is b/c they kept increasing it (b /c it wasn't doing...
    ... took of each? I too am battling high cholesterol. Lipitor causes an incredible amount of muscle aches, and I...

  26. Am so burned up about Cholesterol reading
    ... Crestor requiring 5 mg for good dosing and next is Lipitor which is good at 10 mg. others go up the ladder with...
    ... was told that was too low and had to cut back on his Lipitor med.Anyway, take a look at this link and put in all...
    ... no apparent side effects. (He usually prescribes Lipitor , but I'm currently taking another drug that has an ... interaction with Lipitor . In fact, I don't know why Crestor's advantage of ... interacting with far fewer drugs than Lipitor or Zocor is pretty much ignored in both the advertising...
    ... no apparent side effects. (He usually prescribes Lipitor , but I'm currently taking another drug that has an ... interaction with Lipitor . In fact, I don't know why Crestor's advantage of ... interacting with far fewer drugs than Lipitor or Zocor is pretty much ignored in both the advertising ... studies show that a 5mg dose is equivalent to 10 mg Lipitor . Crestor is NOT metabolized in the same way as Lipitor...

  27. Treatment advise from Crestor web site
    ... pravachol, zetia, Crestor and Baycol to my current Lipitor ...and eating salmon 3 times a day and making chocolate...

  28. Lipitor side effects -- how long??
    ... The package insert for Lipitor states: "Patients should be advised to report promptly ... if accompanied by malaise or fever." http://www. lipitor .com/cwp/appmanager/lipitor/lipitorDesktop?_nfpb=true...
    ... The Lipitor is the only medication he is taking. I did fail to...

  29. Could Crestor be causing these problems so soon or am I a nutcase?
    ... female. I've got high cholesterol. I tried taking Lipitor and Zocor for a few years, but ended up with severe...
    ... Agey"...which I don't usually)...I've been taking Lipitor for 5 years and have wondered whether my joints hurt...

  30. CBS Evening News Statin report 5/24/04
    ... interviewed a man who had short term memory loss while on Lipitor ..that was basically the extent of the report. The...
    ... were also mentioned in the Smart Money article "The Lipitor Dilemma". It says in the article that statins may ... right? Naturally, Pfizer denies a link between Lipitor and memory loss....
    ... Naturally, Pfizer denies a link between Lipitor and memory loss. I had what I thought was a very...

  31. Help my cholesterol is high again
    ... I've got to agree with rahod. I know you took Lipitor for 3 years and had lots of leg and thigh pain and ... cut the mustard. Tell me, when you were on the Lipitor , what dose were you taking and what was the best LDL...
    ... you have had no leg pain etc with Crestor. I took Lipitor for years and eventually had some *problems*..not...

  32. Low HDL
    ... perks up the HDL's. I got mine from 28 to 35 with Lipitor but then to 58 with the addition of fish oil and lecithin...
    ... perks up the HDL's. I got mine from 28 to 35 with Lipitor but then to 58 with the addition of fish oil and lecithin...

  33. Is Crestor "Top Dog"?
    ... Pravachol...as well as 20 mg of Zocor and 10 mg of Lipitor . I'll post my personal results in a month or so....
    ... Pravachol...as well as 20 mg of Zocor and 10 mg of Lipitor . I'll post my personal results in a month or so. ...
    ... of a 40 mg dose>>>20 mg Crestor is equal to 80 Mg Lipitor ...and at lower doses, it is at least TWICE as potent ... as Lipitor . My point...all the flack on Crestor has been at the...
    ... Pravachol...as well as 20 mg of Zocor and 10 mg of Lipitor . I'll post my personal results in a month or so. ...
    ... My Lipitor took me from a total of 260 to 163 in one month which ... passed not to recur in the following 5years. For me, Lipitor remains my "top dog.":D Only problem was a SEVERE ... dogged me for 30 years seemed to increase with the Lipitor - MAYBE! But then they improved somewhat with addition...
    ... My Lipitor took me from a total of 260 to 163 in one month which ... passed not to recur in the following 5years. For me, Lipitor remains my "top dog.":D Only problem was a SEVERE ... dogged me for 30 years seemed to increase with the Lipitor - MAYBE! But then they improved somewhat with addition ... with that HDL though? BTW, what was the dosage of Lipitor you used to get to that level and are you still on...

  34. Dash Diet
    ... Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and 20 mg Lipitor daily: 1/17/04 4/14/04 TC 215 ... 81 Along with the DASH diet and Lipitor , I am walking 60 minutes most days and trying to consume ... improve my HDL level. My doctor has decreased the Lipitor to 10 mg per day - I will be imterested in seeing...
    ... Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and 20 mg Lipitor daily: 1/17/04 4/14/04 TC 215...
    ... months. Your LDL should still be quite low with 10 mg Lipitor . You might get by on less....
    ... HDL started at 28 (with a TC/HDL ratio of over 9). Lipitor took it up to 35 (for a 25% increase)...not good enough ... than 2 now. Your LDL is SOOOO low with the 20 mg Lipitor , why not consider whacking them in two. Ten mg. works...
    ... 1200 mg 3 times a day! My new prescription for Lipitor is for 10 mg/day - once I see what my new lipid levels ... enough with my diet that I should not need much if any Lipitor (if I can keep it up - I am determined right now!...

  35. I am so happy.......
    ... remember the exacts #'s. In the past I have taken Lipitor , Lescol, Welchol, Niacin and all of them gave me problems...
    ... something that may not show up immediatly . I took lipitor for like 3 years and after the first year I started...

  36. Results are in... Now what ?
    ... guys consider signifigant raising of HDL levels? Lipitor and Zocor typically raise HDL about 10%. Tricor up...
    ... guys consider signifigant raising of HDL levels? Lipitor and Zocor typically raise HDL about 10%. Tricor up...

  37. Big Question
    ... or glass of wine on occasion. Drugs I take include Lipitor 40mg, Toporal 50mg, HCTZ 25mg, Viagra 50mg, aspirin...
    ... prepared by the respective manufacturers of Zocor, Lipitor , Pravachol, and Crestor. You can read these for yourself...

  38. Lovastatin
    ... on the statin drugs. Consider anything listed for Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Crestor, or ... except for potency. I have had no trouble with Lipitor for 5 years- it improved my blood lipid profile dramaticall...

  39. Help - need info on Crestor
    ... of 20mg of another statin drug (forget which one.. Lipitor comes to mind??). My question is this even tho...
    ... is no different. Crestor 10mg is approx. equal to lipitor 20mg. Protein in the urine is one potential neg....

  40. Isn't Homocysteine MORE of a risk factor than Cholesterol # ??
    ... 7812701[/url] and has anyone read this book..." Lipitor : Thief of Memory, Statin Drugs and the Misguided War...
    ... symptoms change and to go fill a prescription for 20 mg lipitor . I had a stress test and tests for a heart attack ... spoke to my Dr. (intern the cardio did not recommend lipitor ) about the lipitor and asked if I could take 10mg ... stress and I didn't want to confuse it as a symptom of lipitor . My intern said there was no rush. He went on to ... attack or less chance of death for a 35 year old using lipitor who had not had a heart attack. They wanted me to ... rush to the pharmacy and start lipitor at first and now there are no studies that show it...
    ... throw the cholesterol concept out of the window. Yes Lipitor did causes the memory problems. Read about Co Q10 ... in the body. You will see published shortly that Lipitor can make you deficient in CoQ10 in less than ONE week...

  41. Alternatives to Drug Therapy for High Cholesterol???
    ... I, too, am a refugee from statins, specifically Lipitor and Zocor. The muscle pain was really bad with Zocor...

  42. Water retention from Crestor?
    ... before...I will see what I can find out. I've been on Lipitor around 5 years and I have a deuce of a time with water ... retention. I never thought about the Lipitor ....maybe I should have. An aside: Crestor is the...

  43. Side affects of high chloesterol
    ... your chlorestrol is way to high..... I am taking lipitor 40mg and my face and neck are staying red all the...

  44. Lipitor Side Effects
    ... Karen. I had the very same thing happen to me. I took Lipitor for 3 yrs with no recognized side effects though I ... still the very worst in the thighs. I went back to Lipitor , the pains contined so I stopped it too . It took...
    ... and arthritis pain were tolerable until I was put on Lipitor about a year ago. Looking back, that was about the ... my GP that I felt my worst pain was caused by the Lipitor . He didn't think it was (might have been a bit of ... symptoms subside. Well, since I've stopped taking Lipitor thing have been getting better. My knee pain is just ... and I have a feeling Crestor is just a statin, like Lipitor , dressed up in a new name. My big concern with ... Crestor is that it will start-up the Lipitor pain, all over again. Have any of you tried Crestor ... ? Is it easier on the muscles than Lipitor or is that just a matter of an individual's reaction...
    ... I, too, had taken Lipitor and experienced muscle pain, then was put on Zocor...
    ... Hi Karen, I too have been on lipitor for 8 years. I started having very sore legs and did...
    ... Hi Karen, I too have been on lipitor for 8 years. I started having very sore legs and did...

  45. test results
    ... 233 HDL 54 LDL 136 The dr put me on 40 mg of lipitor and told me come back in 6 weeks for another blood...
    ... Holy cow! That's a large dose of Lipitor . Your cholesterol is not bad and I would have thought...
    ... 233 HDL 54 LDL 136 The dr put me on 40 mg of lipitor ... I understand the varying opinions on statins and ... ppropriate, I have to say I am a bit shocked at the dose of lipitor you are taking for the level of elevated cholesterol ... you have. 40mg of lipitor is a lot of lipitor . Most are started on 10mg of lipitor. Metadata ... studies shows the following percentage reduction for lipitor : Dose-----TC-----LDL 10mg----28%----38% 20mg ... doctor to try 10mg first. Never, ever heard of 40mg of lipitor as a first dose, especially with numbers like yours...
    ... I'm very fond of Lipitor but even I would say it's NOT indicated in your case ... have good numbers. If you choose to stay on the Lipitor , whack those 40's into 4- 10's and save a FORTUNE...

  46. Has anyone had side effects from Zetia yet?
    ... experiencing side-effects...or are they? I have been on Lipitor for about 7 months and don't know which of my symptoms ... I can attribute to the Lipitor . Luckily I haven't had much muscle pain but I have ... before starting it...I am wondering if being off of Lipitor before I start Zetia may improve some of those sypmtoms...
    ... My husband had to stop Lipitor due to his arms locking up-he couldn't even pick up...

  47. ? about test results
    ... Hi, I am a 45 year old woman. I am on Lipitor because my LDL(170) and Total Cholesterol(247) were...

  48. low hdl levels
    ... i have been take lipitor for my cholesterol problem for a couple years now...
    ... i have been take lipitor for my cholesterol problem for a couple years now...
    ... with FISH OIL to get 1000 mg Omega-3 oils (EPA+DHA). Lipitor got my HDL's from 28 to 35 but the addition of 1 tsp...

  49. Red Yeast Rice.Riz-Strol Questions: HELP
    ... And since my doc was only going to put me on 10mg lipitor to start with, I'm thinking that he doesn't think...

  50. Added Zetia
    ... me on 10 mg of Zetia this month in addition to my Lipitor . He cut my Lipitor down from 40mg to 20 mg. This...
    ... me on 10 mg of Zetia this month in addition to my Lipitor . He cut my Lipitor down from 40mg to 20 mg. This...
    ... me on 10 mg of Zetia this month in addition to my Lipitor . He cut my Lipitor down from 40mg to 20 mg. This...

  51. zocar -- what dosage are you taking?
    ... pravastatin) = 10 mg. Zocor (simvastatin) = 5-8 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) and I think even less Crestor. ...
    ... information was provided in the Smart Money article "The Lipitor Dilemma": "The smallest dose of Lipitor, 10mg,...

  52. Seriously high triglycerides, 500+
    ... a day, in addition to Lopid and or something like Lipitor or Provochol, which I can get in Mexico at affordable...
    ... webpage for a company called pfizer...which makes lipitor . They have some programs for low income individuals...
    ... great at raising HDL, but don't go mixing it with Lipitor without first talking to a doctor. Do try to lose...
    ... my family history, it was genetic, so he put me on Lipitor , starting with 10 mg. It helped a little, then upped ... triglycerides were over 1000. Then he stopped the Lipitor and tried Niacin, which helped some, but again, not ... enough. Last fall, added 80 mg Lipitor back in along with about 2500 mg Flush free (Extended ... 40, LDL 39. I was worried about the high dose of Lipitor , so we dropped it to 40 mg, along with the niacin ... Connection to Care" program and should qualify for free Lipitor , which will help a lot. Although I should have,...
    ... have to weigh the facts. Here is a quote from the lipitor web page under prescribing information: The risk ... with all the info on this drug.... [url]http://www. lipitor .com/cwp/appmanager/lipitor/lipitorDesktop?_nfpb=true...
    ... by if my tests stay good. Like I said, I cut the Lipitor in half from 80 to 40, and hope I can cut back further ... to a maintenance dose, or possibly drop the Lipitor completely as time goes on, if the doctor approves ... . I was pretty leary about taking both Lipitor and Niacin after reading about a possible drug interaction...
    ... If I understood the Lipitor website about the dogs in the testing, they were given...
    ... meds knocking the Trig down fast.. Then i tryed Lipitor in 3 ms it didnt really touch my numbers at all . ... out from a heart Dr my husband has to see they said Lipitor doesnt work on Trig as well .. So, that sort ... a day, in addition to Lopid and or something like Lipitor or Provochol, which I can get in Mexico at affordable...

  53. Just started on Zocor
    ... be advisable? I have also had bad results while on Lipitor and Lescol XL. I need the meds for lowering only...
    ... be advisable? I have also had bad results while on Lipitor and Lescol XL. I need the meds for lowering only...
    ... (I had some thigh pain in the first 14 days on Lipitor but the pain stopped and I had no trouble for 4 years...

  54. Did Zetia raise my cholesterol and what diet is best?
    ... I was taking Lipitor and had the muscle pains so doc said try Zetia, not ... it even raise the bad...and so i am going to give Lipitor one more time and also want to watch my diet..which...

  55. Cholesterol with High CRP results - Questions
    ... know to increase the effective dosage of statins ( lipitor ) by 3.9 times. It is a chemical fact and the reports ... continued to give her an effictive dose of 80 mg of lipitor . Her problems got worse. She went to a cane. Her ... doctor had her scared to stop taking the Lipitor . (Her cholesterol was never over 260) They got her ... have a report coming out shortly that will say that Lipitor can make CoQ10 deficient in less than 1 week. You...

  56. Cholesterol Medication Affecting Blood Pressure
    ... dose of a beta blocker (atenolol). After going on Lipitor for 6 months (had to stop for muscle/joint pain) then...

  57. Help Eval a Newbie Lipid Profile
    ... range. I was immediatly put on 160mg tricor, and 20mg lipitor . Now at age 23 my levels are much better, but still ... switching me to Zocor because my insurance will not cover lipitor . Will that affect anything? 3.) I would like to ... almost hard for me to believe. I used to take both lipitor and tricor...but I had my doctor just keep me on 160mg...
    ... best way to get HDL's up. PLEASE don't stop the Lipitor for any length of time (other than to try 10 mg- it...
    ... at 180 I would be very, very cut. My concern with lipitor and tricor is their adverse effects. Some symtoms ... loss, and back pain. Others have also noted that lipitor promotes weight gain! Taking this drug is begining...
    ... risks of Niacin and better or worse then tricor or lipitor ? Hmm, Ok I look at this like apples and oranges ... . For people with extrememly high LDL, lipitor is the way to go. I don't think that applies to us...
    ... least one of the medications now, either the tricor or lipitor . The adverse effects of these meds is to much of ... me. Im thinking that going down to 10 mg a day of lipitor a day until I get my weight and diet under control...
    ... be done. The combination of the Tricor and the Lipitor is really prone to causing muscle and joint pain, ... BTW, What were your LDL's before you started the Lipitor ! Also, if your insurance company will cooperate an...
    ... weeks. I have also convinced her to take me off both lipitor and tricor in favor of just the tricor for now. It...

  58. Both Lipator & Tricor at same time?
    ... pulled used in combination and caused several deaths. Lipitor is very similar to that pulled statin. I always do...
    ... of information on this forum. Baycol is next to lipitor in structure so consider that....
    ... now, and have been for a little over 2 years. The lipitor works well with lowering cholesterol, and the tricor...

  59. Atorvastatin: Its effects on liver
    ... I have been on atorvastatin 20mg (generic name for lipitor ) for over a month now. Before starting my total cholesterol...
    ... In tests, 2.5 mg of Lipitor reduced cholesterol 25% and 10 mg only added another...
    ... I agree with JacquelineL. I was on 20 mgs. of Lipitor , and it produced elevated ALT levels. When I cut...
    ... much cholesterol control you still get. Anyhoo, Lipitor is recommended withdrawn if the ALT is raised to 3...
    ... much cholesterol control you still get. Anyhoo, Lipitor is recommended withdrawn if the ALT is raised to 3...

  60. Fish Oil Is Working
    ... with the fish oil. Mine did the same: 29 to 35 with Lipitor to 58 with Fish Oil and lecithin. Jackiie, As...
    ... had an HDL of 10 the first time he was checked. With Lipitor , he has raised it to 27. I am trying to get him on...
    ... taking so many supplements at this time (as well as Lipitor ), it's difficult to know which of them actually helped...

  61. Can anyone help me?
    ... I know because it happened to me. After 4 years on lipitor I started to have problems similar to your dads. Was ... extensive search on internet I decided to quit the lipitor on my own. Dr. could'nt belive it,but now almost 10...
    ... involvement caused by the back injuries. I've had both the lipitor knee-thigh kinda pain(enhanced by erythromycin) and...

  62. CoQ10
    ... Question - how is this to help with regards to taking Lipitor ? Before I start adding new things to my diet, I wanted...
    ... I'll continue taking it. With joint pain after Lipitor , it's worth a try! But first make sure that it's not ... usually with a CPK [or CK] blood-test.) Without any Lipitor complaints however, I wouldn't spend the money....
    ... passing decade. From the Smart Money article, "The Lipitor Dilemma", Dr. Peter Langsjoen, a cardiologist at East ... preliminary results showed that after six months on 20mg of Lipitor a day, two-thirds of the patients had abnormalities...
    ... don't know if this is coincidence or not, but I take Lipitor 20 mgs. and after the first two years on it I noticed...
    ... Question - how is this to help with regards to taking Lipitor ? Before I start adding new things to my diet, I wanted...

  63. Great results on Crestor for me as well - 6 weeks
    ... fish oils to get the HDL up. I went from 28 to 35 on Lipitor alone, but then to 58 with cod liver oil (and lecithin...

  64. Are Nuts Good Or Bad?
    ... Although they do help. I am currently taking 10mg of lipitor and my total runs between 152 to 160. ldl usually...

  65. Lipitor and gas, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain
    ... cossette, Those symptoms are not expected with Lipitor . Occurrence of constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia ... If for 4 weeks no problem, then it's really not the Lipitor ....

  66. Bad cholesterol and just prescribed 20mg lipitor
    ... people who will seek out these boards. I've been on lipitor for five years (10 mg). I started at 35 with numbers ... hypertension as well. My numbers have been great with lipitor and I also do some things with my diet that keep the...
    ... 358 and triglycerides over 1000. Started on 10 mg Lipitor , then 20, 40, then 80 mg. Each change helped a little ... too, but was still too high. Last fall, added 80 mg Lipitor back in along with 2000 mg niacin/day. Cholesterol ... in 6 weeks! I was leary about the high dosage of Lipitor , so we cut the pills in half, so I take 40 mg (80 ... later to see if it's still good...if it is, may cut Lipitor back more to see if a lower dose along with Niacin...

  67. Lipitor & side effects
    ... Frustrated, The Lipitor might have been a bit rash on his part (it's ultimately ... intake and proper weight. You can always take the Lipitor if that regimen doesn't work for you...it often doesn ... oils are usually QUITE dependable!) Ten milligrams of Lipitor is an effective and usually side-effect-free dosage...
    ... I have tried lipitor on separate occasions (elevated triglycerides). ...

  68. My numbers...still frustrated...agh...
    ... doubling my glucophage from 500 to 1000 as well as lipitor from 10 to 20 mg. per day - when my numbers are down...

  69. Does this sound normal?
    ... maybe your total a bit.) I got 102 point drop with Lipitor in 30 days and Crestor is even stonger but I started...

  70. Lipitor FEARS, shed some light please!
    ... holesterol 105 points, all the way down to 178 on just 10mg Lipitor . Now your doctor goes ahead and doubles the dose because...
    ... almost the same blood lipid regulation from 10 mg. Lipitor as with 20 or more. Add fish oil, CoQ10, and folic...
    ... HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) initially and after the Lipitor ? Do you have any other heart disease risk factors...
    ... HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) initially and after the Lipitor ? Do you have any other heart disease risk factors...
    ... very interesting, especially the fact that 2.5mg of Lipitor will reduce LDL 25% and 10mg will give you a 39% reducton...
    ... Hi All, I am also on lipitor . My total cholesterol was 247. My doc immediately ... feel like cutting them off. I was told it is not the lipitor making my pain so bad(ck blood test never done)! I...
    ... B-Jean, My guess is that it is most likely the Lipitor , and I'm surprised that you are not being checked ... like to know what your other numbers were before the Lipitor . Also, please DO NOT disregard those muscle pains...
    ... addition to what ARIZONA asked for, what dosage of Lipitor are you on. ORDER your doctor to do a CPK (sometimes ... malpractice. Often people taking 20mg, 40mg or more Lipitor get the same results with 10mg. Less dosage=Less side ... upplementation (100 mg./day) eliminated my knee pain so now Lipitor is a completely unmixed blessing for me....
    ... cholesterol lowering affect. I've been on Lipitor for two months now, during the first month my chlorestoral ... online to find the smart money magazine article on the Lipitor and could not locate it.....anyone have a copy? Thanks...
    ... holesterol lowering affect. My doctor placed me on the Lipitor due to high cholesterol levels that could not be reduced...

  71. zetia
    ... well anyways it's about 40 or 50 bucks cheaper than lipitor or zocor, i have minimal change disease a kidney problem...
    ... well anyways it's about 40 or 50 bucks cheaper than lipitor or zocor, i have minimal change disease a kidney problem...
    ... well anyways it's about 40 or 50 bucks cheaper than lipitor or zocor, i have minimal change disease a kidney problem...

  72. anyone have success with garlic tabs
    ... proplem taking both garlic and fish oil if you are on Lipitor . The reason I'm asking is I want to stop taking so ... much Lipitor . I'm on 20mg so I cut them in half to 10 and would...
    ... you can take both garlic and fish oil while taking Lipitor . There are no adverse interactions between them....

  73. Extremely high triglycerides?
    ... HORRIBLY high and must come down. I think 30 days of Lipitor and a low carb diet will absolutely AMAZE you with...
    ... am beginning to go on a low carb diet and take 10mg Lipitor /day. Can anyone recommend anything else to bring ... Mine are now much more reasonable with the 10 mg. of Lipitor - hang in there, if they don't go down, ask the doc ... to find out, I'm type II diabetic! All my #'s on lipitor 10 mg. dropped greatly...although I'm still trying...
    ... statins are the only choice. He was right. With Zocor ( lipitor & others I reacted to) and red yeast rice I have gotten...
    ... Just for the record Lipitor has been shown to lower triglycerides from 19% (10mg...
    ... Just for the record Lipitor has been shown to lower triglycerides from 19% (10mg ... III's...elevated trigs above 500. % reduction Lipitor 80mg dose TC -44.4, TG -51.8 Tricor 160 mg dose ... TC -13.8, TG -54.5 As you can see lipitor does a good job of getting both TC and TG's down....

  74. New test results -so much for diet...
    ... joint pain. Maybe a VERY low dose statin...even 5 mg Lipitor can yield pretty good results... or else take nothing...

  75. HDL - too high?
    ... back and my numbers are good...finally after years of Lipitor , diet, and exercise. My Dr. is using a new lab ... 38 (they always test this because of the Lipitor ) Thanks for any feedback. Brenda :...
    ... ALT 38 (they always test this because of the Lipitor ) What is ALT and why check it if your on Lipitor...
    ... looking for is any liver insult caused by the statin, Lipitor . It should ALWAYS be checked soon after starting any...


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