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  1. Huckfinn, How are you?
    ... on the extreme angina for the bypass surgery that Lipitor may prevent from needing....How are YOU doing? I never...

  2. Heart Scare?? Don't know what to think!
    ... statins, and I have tried them all, but I started Lipitor about 1.5 months ago at 20 mg per day. I break a 40 ... ago, My TC was 487 and tri's were >2000. The first Lipitor was old samples.....but I got my cardio to prescribe ... Lipitor for me. I believe I can tell the difference in strength...

  3. Chest Wierdness
    ... echo showed mild regurgitation. I was also on 10mg of lipitor which I respond very well to (total chol went from ... me to take adult aspirin everyday and increased my Lipitor prescription to 20mg. The strange chest feeling ... cardiologist, and he told me to go back on 10mg of Lipitor to see if that helps. It's been a rough three months ... PVCs. It could be stress or perhaps the increased lipitor . Any opinion is welcome! Thanks...

  4. Angioplasty or Bypass - Please help!
    ... chol//HDL 2.2, LDL 58, LDL/HDL 1.0. My chol med is lipitor . I didn't question the statement, but it stands...

  5. A few general questions about my friend.
    ... COREG -- 10mg once a day. PRAVIX -- 75mg once a day. LIPITOR -- 20mg once a day. Also... he was prescribed...
    ... meds he is on are Toprol XL Plavix 81mg asprin Lipitor Niaspan Lisinopril Folic Acid B6/B12 vitamins...

  6. Carotid arteries
    ... at it. How different would the pain be from the one Lipitor sometimes causes? flowergirl...

  7. Admitted to hospital & waiting for an angiogram
    ... cholesterol to below 100. Recently, I was put on Lipitor and given the impression that will reduce and/or clean...

  8. attery blockage-
    ... considered serious. I am 67 years old. dr. put me on lipitor and niacin....

  9. PLEASE help me understand my heart tests (I am confused!!!)
    ... Lisinopril for slightly elevated blood pressure and Lipitor for slightly elevated cholesterol. Otherwise, he sent...

  10. Plaque- soft vs hard removal
    ... effects. Dr. Put me on 500mg Niacin. I already take lipitor , fishoil, co-q10, garlic, and baby aspirn once a day...

  11. 52% Ejection Rate After Chemical Stress Test...Can A PFO Cause This?
    ... to the hereditary gene. I am on both Colestid and Lipitor . Thank you so much for the info. Sophie...

  12. My blocked arteries
    ... blocker) Aspirin (2 a day - 80 mg each) Stopped taking Lipitor , and stopped taking plavix. (both making me sick...

  13. CoQ10
    ... irriversable muscle disease. Just recently I took lipitor for 2 - 3 months (after a heart attack and artery ... when I am out walking or shopping.. I stopped the lipitor and there was 100% improvement. Was it the lipitor...

  14. Plaque reversal
    ... take pomegranate extract. Also lecithin. Have taken lipitor until about 2 weeks ago. I very seldom get angina ... such as fish oil. On the subject of statin drugs ( Lipitor ), I found that it was affecting my leg (the one with ... as the leg would start to "give way." Being off Lipitor , is one of the reasons I am interested in any supplements...

  15. What can I do to improve this?
    ... but MAYBE a weaker statin might be a good idea if Lipitor gave you trouble...like lovastatin or pravistatin...
    ... will be going from zetia alone to either vytorin or lipitor or crestor. Not sure which one yet. Thanks again....

  16. Please Help Recent Heart Trouble
    ... well within the target zones. However, was taking Lipitor and had to stop, as I couldn't stand on my leg (the ... bad hip), so now have to consider something else. Lipitor appears to have affected my muscles....
    ... Dilly, I am sorry that you aren't able to take Lipitor because I believe the medical profession in their...

  17. Positive Stress Test resulting ECG suggestive of myocardial ischemia
    ... to be seen as an outpatient being prescribed with Lipitor , Metroprolol and Aspirin to take. I have had an appt...

  18. Mother Diagnosed With Atrial Fibrillation
    ... atrial fibrillation. She is taking coumidin, toprol, lipitor , digitak and altace. These drugs are making her feel...

  19. I'm 26 and almost certain that I have blockage what can I do to reverse it?
    ... done either drug treatment (usually statin drugs like Lipitor , Crestor, Vytorin. or simvastatin.) An alternative...

  20. BYPASS PROBLEMS, Please Help
    ... meds, I take Cartier (Aspirin) 100mg. 1 per day / Lipitor 40mg 1 per day/ Minnax 50mg, 1 per day / Somac 40mg...

  21. Any suggestions?
    ... I take a low dose of aspirin daily and I also take Lipitor , Aciphex and an anti-anxiety/anti-depression medication...

  22. Could new medication cause wheezing?
    ... has never taken before - Metoprolol, Ramipril and Lipitor . Since then, she has developed wheezing, which is...

  23. Yet ANOTHER question about whether chest pain is heart-related
    ... close to 10 years with stable angina before adding Lipitor and then 6 more years before getting an angioplasty...

  24. Freaked out by earlobe crease
    ... cholesterol numbers are far better than mine before the Lipitor : TC 265, HDL 28 for a risk ratio of 9.5!:) :) ...
    ... cholesterol numbers are far better than mine before the Lipitor : TC 265, HDL 28 for a risk ratio of 9.5!:) :) ...
    ... recommendations. Depressing. Awww, NUTS! Oh well, Lipitor still works. :D...
    ... all on my left. I have high cholesteral (am taking lipitor ) and do have a family history of heart disease (dad...
    ... dad died his cholesterol was tested at 220...I take lipitor and plan on taking it till I'm old and REALLY wrinkled...

  25. Left side chest pain
    ... problems. Plus, my BP was good (I'm on meds), and I take Lipitor for cholesterol. I drove myself "crazy" thinking I...

  26. Family History of heart disease - need advice!!
    ... What are statins? Statins are medications like Lipitor , Zocor, Crestor, etc. used to lower cholesterol....

  27. Heart Stopper
    ... before bed I take the 2nd Metoprolol and an 80 mg Lipitor . I have been on the 80 mg Lipitor for cholesterol...

  28. Stent Results Coming
    ... akin to the Ornish Diet. Right now I am relying on my Lipitor to get me an LDL in the 60's. But I really must give...

  29. Chest Pains ongoing after stents/cath please help
    ... in PM) Crestor 10mg (recently changed from 40 mg Lipitor ) Tricor 165 mg Any advice would be appreciated...
    ... in PM) Crestor 10mg (recently changed from 40 mg Lipitor ) Tricor 165 mg Any advice would be appreciated...

  30. Carbohydrates and refined sugars in the diet - a few questions
    ... Hi, I have exercise-induced angina and take Lipitor , etc. I also get gout and take 300mg allopurin to...

  31. Need some valuable input PLEASE ?
    ... week I go in for my routine bloodwork since I'm on lipitor and 2 mo. on verapamil due to sinus tachacardia. ...
    ... dinney, The eye bproblems are very likely NOT from Lipitor , MAY be from the verapamil, but most liley are not...

  32. Fish Oil good for heart
    ... mg. aspirin per day. For cholesterol I take 20 mg. Lipitor and 500mg. slow release niacin. I stopped Plavix ... work out very hard but enjoy my Pizza too. I let the Lipitor worry about the cheese and the Lasix worry about the...

  33. Signs of problems due to daily aspirin regimen?
    ... had previous tests), but I do take 3 meds for BP and Lipitor for cholesterol. Asprin is taken to keep the blood...

  34. Lipitor
    ... I've been taking Lipitor (20 mg) for quite a few years - my husband takes it...
    ... I have been on Lipitor for a year now and have had no side effects. Geoff...
    ... I too have been on 10 mg. of Lipitor for about five years, and my level is about 168, with...
    ... I had profound muscle weakness and aches on Lipitor , which is a "side-effect" for about 10-20% of folks...

  35. plavix & aspirin is killing my stomach
    ... discomfort than pain. And I suspect the metroprolol and Lipitor I take are also contributing. Have you talked with...

  36. Statins and arrhythmias??? HELP?
    ... Hi! I have been on lipitor for several years and my dr. decided to change me ... sypmtoms you are having, get off it and get back on lipitor if you are tolerating it. Welll, my Dr. was not happy...

  37. Just need someone to talk to, scared !
    ... is going on with my heart, with me. Also on zanex, lipitor , prilosec (have small hiatal hernia). So SICK of pills...

  38. What causes the muscle soreness and swelling?
    ... several hours of sport each week. Medication is 20mg Lipitor , 500mg Niacin, and for BP Avapro (Irbesartin) 150mg ... occurred before I started the Niacin, when I took 40mg Lipitor . Seems my muscles have a low strain threshold. This...
    ... mucles hurt is unrelated to your angina...or your Lipitor . These pains from injury always begin to hurt long ... lot of parallels beweetween us: I ALSO take 20 mg. Lipitor and 500 mg. niacin and I also just hurt my right knee...
    ... restart. Anyway dropping right back to just 20mg Lipitor has made me feel a lot better (I was taking 80mg when...

  39. Problems with Toprol XL, Vytorin, Plavix & Baby Aspirin
    ... why do I need Vytorin; can we try just the Zocor, or Lipitor and I promise I'll eat less cholesterol and saturated...

  40. Anyone out there been on verpamil sr ?
    ... zanex 2 x a day, prilosec, premarin (LO dose) and lipitor and thats it . Ha That's it ???? Wish I didn't have...

  41. pizer's cholesterol medication
    ... Pfizer was developing a product (contained Lipitor ) that was expected to better control cholestorel than ... the product Lipitor alone. There were an unexpected high rate of death...
    ... have stated in prior post is a drug combined with Lipitor (atorvastatin). TORCETRAPIB alone was felt to be ... symbol PFE online with stock broker's site of choice. Lipitor is "all over place", but not the clinical trial results...
    ... Besides the fact that Pfizer's patent on Lipitor is running out and they needed a new miracle drug...

  42. Lipitor
    ... more "natural" statin with fewer side effects than Lipitor . But it didn't lower my numbers enough so they switched ... me to Lipitor . So far no problems. If I knew 2 1/2 years ago what...
    ... disease makes statins almost mandatory. Try the Lipitor , and start with the 5 mg./day dose if you are frightened...
    ... into shape. Do you think I should get involved with Lipitor ?...
    ... I take Lipitor and I have not had any problems at all. If my Cholesterol...

  43. Exercise Breakthough
    ... is why I have to use such short runs. I am on 40mg Lipitor and wonder if I should cut to 20mg and start Niacin...

  44. Lipitor
    ... I take 20 mg of Lipitor and have been for a few years. I don't find that I...
    ... Comic Sans MS"]Hi Marthajane, I used to take 10mg. Lipitor my numbers weren't very good so my cardio increased ... my dosage to 20mg. I stop my lipitor on occasion never had any side effects from stopping ... gain about 10 pounds in 3 yrs since I starting taking lipitor ....I don't really know why you would gain that much...
    ... My husband stops lipitor on occasion also. He has never had any ill effects...
    ... Jane, There are no side effects from stopping the Lipitor cold turkey other that the gradual rise in you LDL...
    ... and may indicate edema. I'd hesitate to blame it on Lipitor . You need to see a doctor to find the cause of the ... gain. While there, you should discuss stopping the Lipitor . Its not a good idea to decide to stop taking a medication...
    ... Marthajane, Lipitor affects the liver; therefore if your body does not ... effects are the common ones on the list. When I took Lipitor it caused me to have what my doctor calls liver spasms ... pain gradually eased off when I discontinued taking Lipitor . Because that kind of medicine does not have a withdrawal...

  45. Greek tragedy...
    ... or stents were placed. Was put on the usual meds, lipitor , BP meds, plavix, aspirin...the usual cocktail. ...

  46. Diastolic J-Curve
    ... straight answer on so many things.:) Just mention Lipitor in the blood channel and you end up having to fend ... around. (I was surprised just how strong the "anti- Lipitor " movement is.) But I am beginning to feel people,...

  47. Bruising on Plavix
    ... been on Plavix and aspirin (along with metoprolol, Lipitor , and Niaspan) ever since. I was originally on Plavix...
    ... ejection faction 43%. I'm doing good not taking anymore lipitor - plavix- beta blockers etc. dec 04 was last attack...
    ... but I think it's even better now). I'm on a large Lipitor dose though (40 mg) and would like to see what happens...

  48. Beta Blocker Doseage/Side Effects
    ... evening about 1/2 hour before bedtime. I also take my lipitor then. I sleep like a baby, athough do wake up a little...

  49. Another, "my numbers" post, but forgive me
    ... changed drastically too. And I've tried several meds - lipitor and zocor failed due to muscle pain and fatigue in...
    ... from the +7 boost that I got immediately on starting Lipitor . I appreciate your worry about adding niacin to ... point HDL boost from it. I'm surprised that both Lipitor and Zocor caused you muscle problems but then the...
    ... talked to about 3 people now who experienced pain with lipitor or another statin, but have been alright on crestor...

  50. can adjusting (increase) dose in coreg raise Bp?Cardio myopathy 35yo?
    ... week, Altace, 5 mg am and pm, Asprin 81 mg daily and Lipitor 20 mg. I am also diabetic and am on insulin and diamicron...

  51. Occasional very slight heavyiness in chest
    ... low? i'm on blood thinner, beta blocker, ace, and lipitor . It will not happen for weeks then happen occasionally...

  52. low dose aspirin and folic acid
    ... echogram. I also take atenolol (50 mg), Micardis Plus and Lipitor . There are so many things people want to ask their...

  53. Amlodipine (norvasq) or Atorvastatin (lipitor) causing this problem?
    ... pain sounds very similar to what I experienced on lipitor (10mg) - legs cramped, constant burning pain in my ... calves. Stopping the lipitor got rid of that. I had a similar reaction on zocor ... family physician switched to crestor after leg pains on lipitor , and he has not had them since (over a year on crestor...
    ... spoke to my cardiologist. I have been taken off the Lipitor whilst they wait for the result of a blood test the ... If the blood test is negative then it isnt the Lipitor it will be the amlodipine causing the problems. Im...
    ... spoke to my cardiologist. I have been taken off the Lipitor whilst they wait for the result of a blood test the ... If the blood test is negative then it isnt the Lipitor it will be the amlodipine causing the problems. Im ... normal blood workups when I had leg pain while on lipitor and zocor. The pain was real enough, that I know ... capsules per day, but that did not stop the pain with lipitor or zocor, so I'm not convinced it really does anything...
    ... blood test is normal so i have been told to resume Lipitor but somehow i think im not going to. I believe the...
    ... blood test is normal so i have been told to resume Lipitor but somehow i think im not going to. I believe the ... you can take. I got muscle pain with just 10mg of lipitor , not until 40mg on zocor. But, so far, 10mg of crestor...
    ... :) Just to update the Lipitor WAS giving me the muscle cramps especially in my calves ... take half the dose every other day and thats it. The Lipitor was making me feel like i was losing my mind. Thanks...

  54. I am 30 years old, the Dr said if I have any plaque I can reverse it. Confused!
    ... to combine the zero animal fats diet with the high Lipitor . My total cholesterol is in the 150-170mg/dL (about...
    ... Lowering.. (Volume 341:70-76 July 8, 1999) where 80mg of Lipitor a day gave an average LDL of 77, HDL about 40, and ... Naicin - I am thinking about replacing some of the Lipitor with it (40mg - down from 80mg). At the moment I am ... only a few days into reducing the Lipitor down to 40mg - I will give it some time to stabilize ... possibly go to 1gm. What do you think? Regarding the Lipitor cost - I live in Australia and drugs here are subsidised ... through our health service. Lipitor costs the same whether I get 10mg or 80mg - from memory...
    ... best course of action. As I said I am reducing my Lipitor to 40mg and will be adding Naicin as soon as the new ... Lipitor dose has settled. In addition I am taking 2gm of fish...
    ... continuing the chelation). I also had been taking 20mg Lipitor and this was increased to 40mg. Post first angio ... the Zetia sequesting agent to Zocor instead of the Lipitor . While I haven't researched it myself, my primary ... evidence of contributing to HDL elevation while the Lipitor does not. In addition, I added 500mg Niaspan, a slow...
    ... are better in raising HDL and lowering LDL than the Lipitor (atorvastatin) monotherapy. Of course the elevation...

  55. Hope someone can answer this,Please!!
    ... about not being able to take cholestral medicine ( Lipitor really messed up my muscles and bones and Zetia did...

  56. Mom - 3 stents put in - what's to do?
    ... lan down on the stents. For me it takes a combo of Lipitor 20 mg., slow release niacin 500 mg., fish oil ...

  57. 53-year old easily fatigued
    ... bed at night and my heart begins pounding. Can the Lipitor (10 mg/d) or Atenolol (12.5 mg/d) that I am on result...
    ... Are you getting LDL's under 70 with the 10 mg. Lipitor ? If not, consider 20 (or adding ezetimibe if your...

  58. Question abt Side Effects
    ... have a question. Several weeks ago, I was put on Lipitor , Plavix, Lisinopril, Metoprolol, and aspirin after ... is causing them are time released). I stopped the Lipitor 3 days ago because I heard such terrible things abt...

  59. Fruit Diet
    ... Canada. My total cholesterol is 5.44 - taking 20 mg. of Lipitor . It should be lower, but that's my fault - I need...

  60. angioplasty scheduled
    ... i should expect?And i am now on nitro, plavex and lipitor . cardiologist is hoping and praying it was a false...

  61. myocardial ischemia scared!
    ... serios or something simple they put me on plavix and lipitor besides all the other ones im on please if anyone...

  62. Muscle cramps with Lipitor??
    ... My boyfriend and his brother were both on Lipitor for a few years and then they both started getting ... passed out from the fatigue. Turned out to be from the Lipitor . We did some research and found that Lipitor can damage ... their strength back. Needless to say they don't take Lipitor anymore. They won't take any Statins, they all can ... There is a lawsuit pending against the makers of Lipitor ....
    ... interesting. Sounds like you are saying they were on the Lipitor for one or two years before any problems developed ... if these are the only people you knew who were on Lipitor . (I wonder if Lipitor is something that should be...
    ... I took Lipitor for about 7 months and was told by my doctor to report...
    ... terrible muscle problems with burning pain etc. from Lipitor . My doctor told me to stop taking it for a month,whicj...

  63. Wait a minute! Why not losing weight?
    ... ace inhibitor) do the same thing? What about about Lipitor ?...

  64. 64 slice ct coronary angiogram - scared & confused
    ... Patient on Toprol 50mg 1 x day, asprin 81 mg 1 x day, Lipitor 10 mg 1xday. ER cardio suggested that this blockage...

  65. Anxiety after heart surgery
    ... take some....Altace, aspirin, coumadin, amioderone & Lipitor . I also have noticed that my skin is breaiking out...

  66. Wold Parkinson White's Syndrome
    ... coreg, amioderone,altace prednisone,mexiletine,tricore, lipitor ,procanbid & lanoxin) had my pacemaker replaced ( as ... am on coumadine ( 3-6months) altace,amiodorone and lipitor . my meds have been cut way down. I still have palpatations...

  67. Should I see a doctor?
    ... mention the bypasses in between! He is now 62 and takes Lipitor which I think has prevented him from having another...

  68. Question about chest pain / arrhythmia
    ... and am a regular coffee drinker. I've also been on Lipitor (10 mg.) for about two years now, but have never noticed...
    ... pains that sometimes come about as a side effect of Lipitor (and other statins) can -- while rare -- present several ... months after use, so I've been questioning whether the Lipitor might be playing a role in my chest pain, but I don ... 't know that Lipitor -related pain would also cause the shortness of breath...

  69. Question about Statins - Changed brands
    ... All: I recently changed brands from Lipitor to Lescol XL because I some side effects from the ... Lipitor (Jitters and dry eyes) I switched to Lescol XL (Equivilant...

  70. Is cholesteral different from "plaque"? (newbie's question)
    ... blockage. I have high cholesteral and have been taking Lipitor for at least 8 yrs. with great lab reports all along ... meant no problems, I thought my arteries were fine and Lipitor was keeping things OK. The thing is, I just don...
    ... killer of a heart attack or ischemic stroke. I WISH Lipitor did ALL the work. But even with Lipitor (I've taken...

  71. I need to hear your success stories!!
    ... decade! I keep my LDL cholesterol extremely low with Lipitor , Fish oil, Lecithin, Folic acid, and cook with Canola...

  72. Need a Second Opinion on Statins
    ... have my LDL's down into the 80's or 70's (mostly with Lipitor ) and am still working every conceivable diet angle ... small price to pay so I am VERY happy to continue Lipitor (or a cheaper generic next year;)) for the rest of...

  73. Good news from the blood test
    ... in january and the cardiologist put me on 20mg of lipitor per day. The first blood test after surgery ( 90 ... days on the lipitor ) revealed a total cholestrol of 158 and a 3.6 ratio ... would think? The cardiologist wanted to DOUBLE the lipitor /OR put me on an experimental drug by pizer which...
    ... guildelines suggest an angioplasty & stenting. Lipitor goes off patent protection by 2010 which is too close ... saying pfizer is spending $800 million to study the Lipitor -torcetrapib combination in 25,000 patients worldwide...

  74. Stents
    ... all I can to prevent it. I faithfully take 10 mg. Lipitor and low dose niacin. Pat, do you clink when you...

  75. Weaning off bisoprolol and mixing with clindamycin
    ... of clindamycin...I had a DOOZY of a reaction with Lipitor ....


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