LIPITOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.9 (1251 Ratings)

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 3  cholestoral corrections - it was advicor not navicor
5/26/2005
 1  hyperlipidemia right hand tremor, affected gait--small steps, hunched over position, slowness in movement, I think lipitor therapy of 4+ yrs cauased parkinson's diagnosis. i wonder if there is a genetic component related to this--if some people with genetic variability suffered an interaction with statin (as the environmental agent) to produce this neurodegenerative disease. however rarely this occurs, given taht there are millions of people taking this class of drugs, if it is due to genetic variability, there could be enormous numbers of people suffering from neuro symptoms. i have heard from people who think their amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is due to statins, and from people who think their parkinson/s is due to statins. others have questioned the diagnosis of alzheimer's and the use of aa statin. given taht these 3 neurodegenerative diseases are thought to be due to the same underlying molecular pathology, it is not a far fetched question--do statins indue neurodegenerative diseases in susceptible individuals????? M 61 4 years
5/26/2005
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 1  high cholesterol depression, sleeplessness, muscle weakness Health Canada has posted their database of adverse reactions to drugs. This will be helpful for those folk who feel they are alone in their adverse reactions to see that there are many others who suffered the same fate. It would be interesting if the Food & Drug Administration follows this example. www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/tpd-dpt/ cadrmp-pcseim/index_e.html M 53 500 days
5/25/2005
 1  post-bypass high cholesterol I have been complaining to a variety of doctors about severe muscle cramping that has been affecting me for the past three years, which started upon waking one morning with what felt like a shark biting into my right calf. I'd been taking Zocor for years and had recently been switched to Lipitor. Not one of the doctors once mentioned the statin as a possible cause of this problem. I wake up each morning feeling paralyzed all over my body...as if I have rigor mortis and am being resurrected from death (no exaggeration). Thanks for this website and to all you people who have shared your experiences of Lipitor. I finally have my answer!!! This drug has been destroying every aspect of my life..physical and psychological. It's destroyed my self-confidence, my sex life, my business. And now it looks and feels like the medical establishment is keeping it all a dirty little secret for the sake of the income that statins generate. I'd rather have died outright from a heart attack than suffer as I have the past three years. And, reading this website, I can find a little comfort in knowing that I am not alone with this maddening array of weird symptoms. Thank you! Thank you!!! You may have saved my life !!! M 61 3 days
5/24/2005
 4  High LDL and VLDL, triglycerides Cramps in calves several times a day. Legs feel tired and swollen. Neck and shoulders ache and are sore all the time. I am going off of it. F 49 10 months
5/23/2005
 1  high cholestrol my partner is currently taking this medication liptor, he also takes high blood pressure medication, my reason for initally looking for side effects of liptor was because of my partners decreased libido and to see if there is a connection between this and the medication, however i noticed a small number of people are suffering in this way, i cannot believe the amount of things that are causing such a big problem for so many people taking this drug, my partner is normally very muscular as works out twice a week and has done for years, but over the last 6mths or so seems to have lost a lot of muscle and replacedit with fat, especially around the midrif, he also suffers from regular dioreaha and muscle pain in back and just below shoulder blades, very often also suffers from headaches, doesnt sleep very well at night at all,also gets tired a lot , my partner isnt aware of this website but i will be definetly showing this to him and advising him to perhaps stop taking this medication for a few weeks to see what the difference is , so glad to have found this [email protected] my partner is 40 M 12 months
5/22/2005
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 1  HIGH COLESTROL EXCRUCIATING PAIN IN SHOULDERS AND NECK, MEMORY LOSS, FELT JUST STRANGE STARTED TAKING LIPITOR 20 MG 4 YEARS AGO, DR UPPED IT TO 40 MG 5 MONTHS AGO. TOOK ME ALL THIS TIME AND THIS RATING BOARD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS REALLY WRONG WITH ME. DR KEPT TELLING ME I WAS DEPRESSED. WHO WOULDN'T BE WITH THIS HIDEOUS CONSTANT PAIN? TOOK MYSELF OFF OF THE LIPITOR 7 DAYS AGO AND FEELING MUCH BETTER. WHEN I WENT TO DR WITH THIS HE SAID F 59 4 years
5/22/2005
 1  high chlorestrol My fingers swelled up and hurt. I thought I had gout or arthritis. My joints in my hands hurt. My knee hurt. It hurt to bend my knee. I took 10 mg. each day for 120 days. I stopped taking lipitor now for 40 days and joint pain is slowly improving and not as bad. I have lost trust in most doctors. they are only doing what they know, which is very little. there are natural remedies, such as niacin, walnuts, flaxseed, oat bran, just to name a few. M 54 120 days
5/19/2005
 2  Purely preventive after bypass surg Type II diabetic, formerly on oral medication but converted to insulin injections twice daily after bypass surgery. Prescribed Lipitor 40 mg/day although TC was below 200 mcg/dl. After taking drug for several months, I experienced progressive unsteasiness walking & could not stand in one place for more than a few seconds without loss of balance. Intermittent acute pain in both feet, for which I was prescribed Neurontin. Also experienced weakness in legs and knees causing some limping as well as numbness in fingers & general weakness in hands (difficulty removing gas cap on car). After accidentally running out of Lipitor, I noticed a significant improvement in balance within 2-3 days. Also found that blood glucose level dropped significantly both AM and PM after halting Lipitor. I also discontinued Neurontin and began taking coenzyme Q10 120 mg/day. I have researched Lipitor and other statin drug side effects on internet and will no longer take Lipitor or any statin drugs. Feel much better after 30 days statin-free. M 63 9 months
5/18/2005
 1  Elevated Cholesterol - 245 Gradually declining physical ability. Joint pain (elbows!), buzzing left leg (I thought my cell phone was in my pocket on vibrate!). Occasional loss of balance, MEMORY LOSS!, blurred vision. Dropped total Cholesterol from 245 to 185. GREAT SITE! I'm appalled at the state of the cholesterol war. My HDL has always been in the 60's which put me at a ratio of 4.0 or better. Dr.'s used to say that was all that mattered. NOW, my new Dr. prescribes Lipitor as my numbers are 'alarming'. As an ex-olympic athlete, I still compete at a Masters level at age 43 and enjoy being a good athlete. I have a high tolerance for pain, so the pain wasn't an issue, but I feel like I've aged 20 years! I've slowed down considerably and don't have the tolerance I once did. My short-term memory disappeared. Not that I would have noticed, but my wife was getting increasingly mad at my apparent lack of attention! I'm going off this drug and trying the vitamin C approach. Else, the heck with it. Through exercise, I'll keep my HDL high and work on the ratio rule. I'm convinced this drug will kill me before any possible heart disease! M 43 10 months
5/18/2005
 1  HIGH CHOLOESTROL EXTREME PAIN IN NECK AND SHOULDERS FOR THREE WEEKS, MEMORY LOSS, INABILITY TO FUNCTION, ZONED OUT, SICK TO MY STOMACH VERY SCAREY DRUG F 59 4 years
5/17/2005
 1  High Cholesterol Extreme fatigue, headaches, cramping in both calves, memory problems, like Im in a fog all the time. Dr has taken me off the drug. Previously I have taken ZOCOR and MEVACOR with similar results, but not has pronounced as with LIPITOR Find another way to reduce blood cholesterol M 61 2 months
5/17/2005
 1  High Cholesterole My wife and I bo,th shared weakness in legs, pain in legs, hair losss, Rashes, itchy when I went to sit down instead of sitng normaly I would almost fall down in the chair no control no strength, upon getting up I had to hold on to something to get up. No stopping action going down hill, arms, hands, have little or no grip, I am on 20 mgs, my wife 10,,, we have stopped as of this date I(male) have been on Lipitor for almost 3 yrs, I had open heart surgery 3 yrs ago and since then Ive been on it, My wife gets burning sensations, pains in her back, frequent urination(both of us) and a hard time sleeping. Its bad news M 72
5/16/2005
 1  supposed high cholesterol Weight gain, extreme muscle aches and fatigue, alternating constipation and diarrhea, more frequent asthma flare-ups, insomnia, weird dreams. I had to walk with a cane because I was so weak and ached all over, especially in legs. My husband and I took ourselves off this medication 10 days ago. I can't tell you how much better we both feel off Lipitor. I sleep better, don't need to use my cane, and can bend and move better after just 10 days off the medicine. DON'T TAKE LIPITOR--try garlique or a natural remedy. Lipitor hurts more than it helps. F 61 6 months
5/16/2005
 5  high cholesterol None Cholesterol way down. No problems that I can associate with the drug. M 74 5 days
5/14/2005
 1  cholesterol Abdominal pain, headaches, diarrea, nausea, heartburn, weakness, muscle pain, flu symptoms, bad taste in mouth to the point I could not eat, Where do I stop, there were so many. For me I believe that this drug is a poison. My doctor gave me a low 10mg. dose so it took several months of slowly getting sick to be almost incapacitated. Do yourself a favor, its called diet. M 3 days
5/14/2005
 1  HIGH CHOLESTEROL Within 1 month time developed severe depression, inability to pull myself from bed, headaches everyday, and felt like I was coming down with flu. I will never take statins again. My doctor referenced Lipitor as a F 39 1 days
5/10/2005
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 1  high chloresterol My husband was on 10 mg for several years...increasing muscle pain in legs, right hip, depression. Went to 20 mgs and had heart palpitations and more severe pain. Thank, God, we went on a 10-day vacation. He forgot his Lipitor and pain decreased dramatically.We were able to make the connection. I want to shoot his doctor. When we returned from vaction he tried to start his dose and experienced flu-like symtoms and all-over muscle pain. Get off of it if you can. M 53 8 years
5/10/2005
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 1  High cholesterol level Could not get to sleep, then slept for 3 to 4 hours and was not rested. Diarrhea was constant and I didn't feel right. My body tells me when something is not good for me and I stopped taking it after 5 days. Strange how the highest numbers for liking the drug, Lipitor, are listed first. Who backs this website? F 76 5 days
5/8/2005
 4  high cholesterol - genetic rashes - until I took it at night. then after the first year - joint pains - until I switched to 3 times a week, still at night. F 58 16 months
5/7/2005
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