LIPITOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.9 (1251 Ratings)

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 1  high cholesterol went from very active to severe leg muscle and buttocks cramps as well as aches and pains. basically a whole body feeling like i had the flu. No sex drive. Short term memory problems. Could not walk up stairs with anything in my hands more than about 5-10 lbs. Bad feeling of dread and depression. Could no longer mow my yard with a self propelled lawn mower with out having to stop and let leg muscles recover after about 10 steps. I have been off medication for over 6 years and am still not back to my prior self. Just recently leg muscles have come back to about 50% of what they used to be. I can not run or workout any longer for fear of getting hurt. This is a very dangerous and horrible drug. This drugs side effects were not explained to me by my doctor as being so risky. I am 5'9" and 160 lbs. high cholesterol is a family trait through several generations. M 38 6 months
not sure 1X D
10/2/2012
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 5  High cholesterol (260) No side effects My doctor (conservative and top-rate) says that taking Lipitor is a "no brainer". All advantages, no disadvantages. And for me that's true. My cholesterol fell to 160 and I've had no side effects. My husband and I buy 20 mg tablets and use pill-splitter to cut in half. Costs much less! F 69 5 years
10 mg 1X D
8/18/2012
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 1  High triglycerides Debilitating. Has ruined my life. One year - 7 different doctors, no one found the problem for an entire year of suffering! Now, off drug for one year and STILL have burning, knotting muscles throughout my body. Bottoms of feet hurt and are so tight it's hard to walk. It is rare I have a pain free day anymore. I'm miserable and used to be quite healthy and active. It should be taken off market. We should be compensated. It's changed my life and I think of the loss every single day. I get 4 pain free days per year. F 55 5 years
10 1X D
8/14/2012
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 1  High cholesterol Leg, arm, shoulder, and foot pain. Neuropathy in feet... Constant pain! Loss of energy. Difficulty thinking and speaking in a glib fashion. Disturbed sleep patterns. Difficulty urinating. Increase in blood pressure from below normal to slightly above normal, lack of sexual desire. Less muscle mass even though I force myself to work out at least four times per week ( usually five). Decreased energy and constant lethargy. Although it lowers wy cholesterol levels appropriately, it seems to have given me debilitating side effects that have decreased my enjoyment of life in general. I fear stopping the lipitor because I fear a heart attack... Bt I hate the side effects! I take vitamin c, fish oil capsules, CO Q 10, eat well, am allergic to red meat and have not eaten any in more than 35 years. I eat salad everyday for lunch, eat fruit and vegetables daily, and take many vitamins and supplements ( astaxanthan, MSM, alpha lipoid acid, vit. B complex, 500mg of time release Niacin, and more). One would expect me to be healthy and have a ton of energy, but instead, I feel Ike I have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. I attribute all the negatives to the Lipitor. The worst of all the side effects is the horrible pain in my feet ( I have professionally prescribed orthotics in my shoes at all times). M 59 10 years
20 mg 1X D
7/31/2012
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 1  high cholesterol Mostly Pain, Pain, Pain. Deep throbbing pain in my joints and muscles. Hair loss, insomnia, tinnitus, dysphagia. Neurologist diagnosed me with MS. Feet hurt so badly, I could not walk. The prescribing physician shrugged off my complaints. I stopped taking Lipitor when I went into a coma in June 2000. It took me 12 years to recover. Lipitor created the same problems that Zocor had caused. I took for Zocor for six years. The prescribing physician ignored my complaints. This nightmare took 20 years out of my life. I kept detailed records. You can see a summary here: http://morleyevans2.com/Depraved/Depraved.html I got better. Please contact me at [email protected] if you need help. M 65 135 days
10 mg 1X D
7/27/2012
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 1  to lower cholesterol and LDL debilitating sciatica, I wake up with my right leg( from my buttocks to my toes) tingling and numb. By end of day I am in extreme pain, and can barely walk. F 53 10 years
80mg 1X D
7/18/2012
 2  Lower high cholesterol At the beginning I didn't experience any side effects at all on 10 mg. It did lower my cholesterol. In my 2nd year I started having very bad leg cramps in the night and spinning head when laying down. In the 8th year my sugar started to go up which I am tested for every 6 months. In my 11th year I have now developed Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) as well as still all the above side effects. When I did research I read that all of the side effects I am experiencing have most likely been cause from taking Lipitor for a long time. I have now decided to stop taking Lipitor before something else happens to me. Too bad all of this showed up after so many years. M 68 11 years
10 mg 1X D
7/13/2012
 3  High LDL Anxiety, paranoia The Niacin medication I was referring to in my posting of 7/7/12 is called in some countries "Niaspan". M 66 7 years
40mg 1X D
7/12/2012
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 3  High LDL Anxiety, paranoia I went to see my doctor and told him about my discovery. First he was a bit reluctant but in the following meeting he already told me that he had read about Lipitorís psychiatric side effects. He therefore put me off Lipitor completely and suggested a much lower dosage of 10mg Crestor. In addition, he prescribed a new medication: Niacin, beginning with 500mg the first month and then increasing to 1,000 in the second (with the ultimate aim of reaching 2,000 in the fourth monthly). Bottom line: When I discontinued Lipitor two months ago my LDL reached 165. This week my blood test indicated an LDL level of 124. So, after being helped by folks on this website I hope I can be of some help to others who suffer from statin side effects. Therefore, here is what Iíve done during the past two months: - Took 500mg of Niacin during the first months and 1,000mg during the second; - Took a total of 10 Crestor pills (10mg which are equivalent to 20mg of Lipitor) per month, i.e., one every three days. - Two natural pills of Phytosterol. - A cup of tea made of olive leafs. Now, I do believe that when I reach the maximum intake of Niacin in two months (2,000mg) the LDL will drop from 124 to 100 (the level required for diabetics). Good luck, folks! M 66 7 years
40mg 1X D
7/7/2012
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 1  High Total Cholesterol Extreme fatigue, general muscle aches, dark urine, burning back pain F 58 9 weeks
80mg 1X D
7/6/2012
 1  High cholesterol, post stentplaceme I am writing this for my husband. He initially took 10mg every other day several years ago but would complain of muscle soreness and tore a calf muscle while running once. At that point he stopped the Lipitor and improved. Fast forward 3 years, he went to dr for check up (he has known coronary disease) and was started back on Lipitor 20mg. At about 2 months in, he had nausea and sweating occasionally. One month later he ended up in hospital for coronary disease and dose up to 40. After 1 more month had episodes of extreme fatigue, increased belching, stomach discomfort and leg heaviness, low bp and pulse. Like the flu without fever. Hospitalized and cathed again but heart arteries were fine and previously placed stents open Dr stopped blood pressure meds and Lipitor. He was back to normal in a week. We thought it was the Toprol at first due to low bp and pulse also. So started back on Lipitor and within a week felt horrible again. Stopped it a week ago and will NOT go back on it. M 43 4 months
40 mg
6/24/2012
 1  high lipids Second time trying this. First time I got a frozen shoulder. Triedit a couple of years later and I have back and chest pain that made think i was having a cardio event. Stopped the Lipitor about a week ago and still having horrible back pain. If this stuff is damaging my muscles what is it doing to my major muscle.......... my HEART! This is a terrible drug! DO NOT TAKE! I would rather take the risk of elevated lipids! M 53 5 months
20mg 1X D
6/4/2012
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 1  Cholesterol a bit high Severe skin rash to my upper thighs . The itch and pain is unbearable to the point you cant sleep or bear to wear your trousers. M 49 2 months
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6/4/2012
 1  High cholesterol tingling and aches in hands, chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, stuffy nose, weakness in legs, back pain This drug is the worst. I stopped using it after 17 days when I started experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing. Its side effects are horrible and it should be taken off the market. I do not recommend this drug to anyone. F 52 17 days
10mg 1X D
6/3/2012
 1  CHOLESTEROL ALL AND SOME NOT NOTED - KIDNEY-METAL MOODS-ANZITY-SUGAR LEVEL DROPS - STOMACH ULCER-JOINT PAIN- MEMORY TROUBLE- PUT ON MORE MEDS- LIPITOR ADMITED TO GIVING KIDNEY TROUBLES TO ME -I TOOK OTHER S WITH SAME TROUBLES AND MORE I TOOK MANY SATIN DRUGS FOR 5 YEARS OF HORROR, THEY ALMOST KILLED ME, I WAS 45 , 55 NOW AND STILL HAVE HEALTH TROUBLES RELATED TO THESE MEDS, MOSTLY DEJESTIVE SYSTEM AND STOMACH ULCERS- ALMOST A YEAR NOW TAKING MEDS TO HEAL MY STOMACH- CANCER? DON'T KNOW - LOOK UP MENTAL HORRORS ON GOOGLE FOR MORE HORROR STORYS ON CHOLESTEROL MEDS AND OTHERS THIS PUT YOU ON AND OTHER HEALTH TROULBES RELATED TO THESE DRUGS YOU ARE NOT TOLD ABOUT. M 55 60 days
40 1X D
5/15/2012
 3  3 Rough anxiety and paranoia. To be fair, I must note that I was also taking Norvasc - a blood pressure pill and when the above symptoms persisted I stopped Norvasc at once (replaced with Diovan). However, at that time - over a month ago - I was only aware of Norvasc's side effects and, indeed, when I stopped taking it most of the anxiety and paranoia symptoms disappeared - most, but not all. That is when I started looking for the other culprit. Sure discovered it soon: Lipitor. Spoke to a psychiatrist and she confirmed that the entire family of Norvasc (called amlodiphine) is known to have psychiatric side effects. A month ago my family physician confirmed that Lipitor is "guilty" of similar symptoms and agreed to let me off it for three months, until I take my next blood test. Meanwhile I'm now on health food as well as Q10, Omega III, Nosterol and Vitamin E (200IU). I now hope that LDL is low enough to say to Lipitor goodbye. Time will tell. M 66 6 years
40mg 1X D
4/4/2012
 1  to lower cholesteral Numbness in feet, leg, hip, neck cramps, eyes running, itchy and watery all the time like I was crying. Depression, itching all the time. Makes you feel 25 years older. I quit taking it most problems gone in 3 weeks. I will try to control with diet and exercise, and omega 3 fish oil, will never take a large dose again would rather eat nothing than take that poison. M 58 8 years
80 mg 1X D
3/20/2012
 1  After a triple bypass heart surgery Muscle aches...now have fibromyalgia. Memory, learning problems, brain fog, depression, extreme fatigue. In horrible pain, I quit taking it and replaced it with natural therapies. Starting to feel better...I hope and pray the damage isn't permanent. This medication is nothing but a pharmaceutical money maker. It should be banned!! I wish I would have known the side effects when I started taking it, instead of dealing with extreme pain for so many years! F 48 12 years
40 MG 1X D
3/20/2012
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 3  High cholesterol Paranoia, anxiety It sure reduced my LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides - but the psychiatric side effects were harsh. M 66 6 years
40mg 1X D
3/16/2012
 1  Cholesterol high Severe back pain muscles pain loss of energy, depression. My doctor put me on several other drugs to heal these pains- thyroid, testonrone, trazadone. I just went to a naturopath and stopped the Lipitor - Since stopping lipitor I feel I am getting my life back M 62 2 years
20 1X D
3/5/2012
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