Average Rating: 1.9 (1251 Ratings)

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 3  high cholesterol M 1 years
 1  cholesterol loss of muscle, weakness, liver disfunction, exhaustion F 63 4 years
 1  high cholesterol extreme muscle pain avoid this your research... F 50 1 years
 1  High cholesterol Sudden knee pain 2 week into it, horriable crippeling pain hit both knees at same moment, progressed to odd painful, lumpy swelling on both feet in same place on each and a sudden horriable grabbing pain in one ankle, gas, indigestion, acid reflux, no energy, confusion, stumbeling, vertigo, memory loss, frequent sudden urges to go pee that came out with a force that sprayed everywhere.(Off of it I now have to force it out). Getting off cleared most up but woke up every morning with horriable pain in a different joint making it useless until it passed days later and suddenly landed in right shoulder. MRI shows arthritis, tendonitis and burscitis when there was never any problems in that shoulder before. Been suffering with that for almost a year. Sudden grabbing pain in ankle comes and goes..HORRIABLE pain that almost throws me down. Have days where confusion comes back also. Also my last colonscopy turned up 5 precancerous polyups. Before statin drugs, I never had a one of them, 5 year This medicine is posion! We do not know if the damage it does to us is permenant or not. I feel like I have been cheated out of growing old naturally and will question every ailmant I have from now on as natural or statin induced. In my whole life, I didn't see a doctor as much as I have since I started Lipitor drugs and since I have been off of it. The doctor always brushed off my complaints or would write me a RX for another dangerous drug! WHEN are doctors going to listen to the people are paying him to treat them and quit believing those who PROFIT from the sale of their drugs they push on unsuspecting people. (What happened to "DO NO HARM?").They have killed my faith in drugs, doctors and the FDA. DOCTORS! WAKE UP!! THEY ARE MAKING YOU LOOK LIKE FOOLS AND IDIOTS that can be bought for a free lunch or a plate of cookies! I also say, get those darn drug ads OFF of TV! F 61 6 years
 1  heart attack extreme constant pain, legs, hips, fuzzy headed, muscle loss, possible permanent damage. I am totally convinced this stuff is dangerous, it does lower cholesterol, but to what end? Found more natural fix which is more effective, excellent results, better quality of life, and better health overall. Blood test was 8.06 total, now 3.05 without using Lipitor! Had around 25 angina attacks per week, now 0. Was totally disabled, now active. M 50 15 days
 1  doctor wanted my LDL lowered. Indigestion - never had it before and stopped when I stopped taking the statin. Chest pains waking me up at night - never had it before and stopped when I stopped taking the statin. Neuropothy in right hand & arm - never had it before and stopped when I stopped taking the statin. I believe it is totally unnecessary for healthy people. We NEED cholesterol. In trying to reduce it, statins stop a whole cascade of addditional enzymes and proteins that are absolutely necessary for healthy bodies. It took three years of statins (2 on Zocor then 1 one on Lipitor) at 40mg per day to finally cause the above reactions to the destruction the stains were doing to my body. M 59 3 years
 3  cholesterol severe pain in buttocks and left leg Sciatica like symptoms I don't know if it helped anything. Felt no difference except sudden onset of pain after one month. Couldn't sleep. F 69 1 months
 1  high choleserol within 2 hours started having heart attack symptoms Had to go to ER. I was in ER within 3 hours of taking 1st pill. It was scary trying to make sure I had proper observation and not over-reaction because of the symptoms. I had to slow people down several times. Now convinced it would have had serious health risks for me had I even tried taking a second pill the next day or even continuing taking them. It took a while (months) before I started to feel normal again. M 47 1 times
 5  High cholesterol, by-pass, angiop. Most of the side effects everyone else has: weak legs, muscle and back soreness, ears ringing, feel bad, all usually in the mornings. However, it lowered my cholesterol, tryglycerides, and blood pressure, along with a lot of exercising. I had by-pass surgery in 1986, angioplasty in the mid 90's, started on Zocor, then my doctor switched me to Lipitor and have not had to have either since I started on the statins. (started with 20mg. then 40mg., and now 80mg.) Its not perfect, but it keeps me alive. I am now 65 and I thank God every single day for my doctor and my medicine. I just gut it up and make my self jog a mile and walk a mile 4-5 times a week, pain or no pain. I have lived to see my grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Life is good. Think positive! M 65 12 years
 5  heart attack and high cholesterol None. I have taken 80 mg per day for three years, and have had no side effects and my LDL typically measures between 40 and 45. This drug -- when combined with lifestyle changes -- certainly works well. M 43 3 years
 1  High Cholesterol Read the following Business Week article magazine/content/08_04/b4068052092994.htm M 37 10 days
 1  high cholesterol fluids pooling in my lower extremeties - especially my feet, general muscle soreness I take several meds for rheumatoid arthritis and none of these medications have affected me in this way. My rheumatology office suggested I check with my PCP immidiately. F 58 4 weeks
 1  high cholesterol hair loss, weight gain, muscle pain After suffering form real bad side effects (hair loss, weight gain, blurred vision) I decided to stop all the chemicals. I am fed up with all those medications which ALL induce side effects, for which your doctor will prescribe more and more medications. That is when hell starts. My hair was falling off, I could not lose weight even exercising and eating healthy food. When I stopped Lipitor, my hair stopped falling immediately and I lost 4 lbs the 1st week, without doing anything different. You completely destroy your metabolism absorbing chemicals. Now I stopped all that and I am going the NATURAL way with good results. I recommend acupuncture, homeopathy, natural supplements (I highly recommend Apple Cider Vinegar and raw honey, those made my blood pressure go down by 30 points!), good nutrition and exercise are much better and you will not enrich those pharmaceutical companies which are after your money, just trying to erase the symptoms but NOT the cause. Take charge! It is time F 53 9 days
 1  High Cholestoral Weakness in both legs, hip pain, knee pain, feet and ankle pain.Lower back pain. Muscle weakness from the pevis down to my toes! Could not stand comfortably for 5 minutes. Started seeing a chiropractor for relief-did not work. Stopped taking Lipitor 40 ml. and side effects started to go away after 5 days. Have some lingering aches in legs. F 44 6 weeks
 3  To lower cholestrol On 10 mg. didnt seem to have any side effects and my cholestrol went from 256 to 190 in 30 days-I was amazed but then after another month my cholestrol went back up to 235 and my doctor decided to bump up my dose to 20 mg. thats when the severe muscle pain started and very debillitating-I went to a rheumotogologist thinking it was lupus or fibromalgyia as i felt like I always had the flu and she took a blood test and said I had muscle damage from the Lipitor. Do the benefits outweigh the severe side effects-Pfizer says it's rare but serious side effects-I know many people that have had the same problem with muscle damage so I would not consider the side effect to be "rare" and now since I'm off the drug wonder how much permanent damage to my muscles is their due to this awful drug F 48 120 days
 2  High Cholestoral Depressions, lack of energy Side effects seemed to sneak up on me, it wasn't until I ran out and stopped taking it that I discovered how much better I felt. I know several others that take Lipitor without these effects. M 49 10 years
 1  high cholesterol Acid Reflux, stomach pain, muscle pain, trouble with liver count I took this drug and it did the job - lowered my cholesterol - at first. But then the other stuff started. At first indigestion all the time, stomach pain, muscle aches - Dr was testing my count for liver problems - suddenly count was so high it put me in the hospital, yellow skin, eyes, urine dark brown. Scary. Ran all kinds of tests - surprise - can't take Statin drugs. Personally I don't think they are worth it after that scary experience! F 67 8 months
 1  Chlosterol In decreasing order of severity: Extreme vertigo, short term memory loss, tendonitisis in heels, calf leg cramps, muscle loss, severe tintitinitis (ringing in ears) On Lipitor for 4 months. Switched to Vitorin for six months with decreased side effects, Chlosterol dropped from 220 to 90 but now side effects are worsening, particularly heel tendon bruising and muscle loss. See for articles on side effects. Be aware and monitor side effects. Red Yeast is a statin. My allopathic docs are both taking most folks off statins and recommending slo-naicin and coenzyme Q10 with blood tests every three to six months to see if colesterol remains down. M 65 4 months
 5  High Cholestrol none It dropped my cholestrol down fast.My liver tests are good.I take 20mg a night.Cholestrol runs about 200. F 50 3 years