LIPITOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.9 (1251 Ratings)

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1/22/2005
 1  High Cholesterol / Triglycerides After a few months of Lipitor and Tricor started having abdominal pain, some sort of G.I. problems, recently went to the E.R. with severe chest pain and now am waiting for Cardio related tests. I think these drugs really screwed me up. Don't use statin drugs...they are very dangerous!! M 34 3 months
1/21/2005
 1  High cholesteral Extreme agitation, blood vessels in eye burst, slurred speach, hot and cold on and off, constipation, mental confusion. I felt like I was having a stroke. I had a terrible experience with this. My eyes are bloodshot and I felt like I was having a stroke after only 9 days. F 50 9 days
1/21/2005
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 1  high chlorestrol muscle pain, headache, tingling and sunny sensation on my face, gas F 51 30 days
1/19/2005
 1  lower cholestrol migrane headaches, very very blurry vision, at times felt like i'm going blind, severe muscle pain and dizziness. call your physician to change medicine immediately if you've side effects like mine as this is what I did. F 55 1 days
1/19/2005
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 1  to lower cholestrol very very blurry vision, at times felt that I'm going blind, severe muscle pain, dizziness, and migrane headaches. please call your physician if you feel like me as this is what I did. had to make another entry as i wanted to change the length of medicine taken from 1 day to 1 month as this was a typo on my part. F 55 1 months
1/19/2005
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 1  High cholesterol Numbness started in left toe & went to right toe then went to all toes. Burning feet especially at night. I was on Lipitor about 2 years when this started. It went to all of my feet. My dr wanted to keep me on lipitor but when I quit taking I got better gradually. I really had to fight my dr to get him to believe that lipitor was causing this. He put me on another statin after a month of not taking Lipitor and the same thing started to happen. I am now taking herbs for my cholesterol and it is still high but going lower and my feet are doing better. Drug co should inform doctors of these problems so they will understand them when their patients come to them for help and. I found that all statins cause this problem and the drug companies should help rather than hide the problems F 62 3 days
1/18/2005
 2  high triglycerides I've been on Lipitor for a couple of weeks now. I've been having muscle fatigue/soreness in my forearms for about a week and now have sore cheek muscles in my face. It just dawned on me that my doctor mentioned something about muscle problems and am wondering if this could be the cause. I will find out soon. F 43 2 weeks
1/17/2005
 2  high triglycerides I've been on Lipitor for a couple of weeks now. I've been having muscle fatigue/soreness in my forearms for about a week and now have sore cheek muscles in my face. It just dawned on me that my doctor mentioned something about muscle problems and am wondering if this could be the cause. I will find out soon. F 43 2 weeks
1/17/2005
 1  High Cholesterol My Prostate Oncologist prescribed 10 mg per day for high LDL. The first day I did my normal excercise routine, ran two miles, lifted weights, etc. That night I had neck pain, and thought it was nothing. Took the second tablet the next day. Upon arising on the second day, I noticed that I was very tired. Pain or cramping in both quads (above knee, back of leg). I was not motivated to do anything. Spent most of the day in bed, reading a book, something I rarely do. By the afternoon I could barely function. Felt generally terrible, flu like symptoms, lower back ache, irritable, no motivation, and pain in knuckles, neck, and both upper legs. I had a worse headache than usual (I have migraine), but who knows? Went to the internet and found this site. Saw Lipitor commercial on TV warning about muscle pain. I did not take the tablet today, and I am feeling better. I attribute the condition to the Lipitor, although there is no proof. I am a prostate cancer patient and take a number of other drugs, which raise the LDL. Apparently, some (a few) patients cannot tolerate this drug. I note that there are some on this list who have permanent damage, so it is serious for some of us. My legs are still sore, and feel worse than they did after a day of agressive downhill skiing a week ago. Apparently this works for most, but some people have a severe and not so obvious reaction. Stop immediately if there is any muscle pain. M 64 2 days
1/15/2005
 2  to lower cholesterol dificulty in concentrating, short term memory problems, occasional dizziness also leg muscle soreness M 60 1 years
1/14/2005
 1  High cholesterol I am thrilled to have found this site. The depression, lazyness (I don't feel like doing anything), lack of ability to concentrate, short attention span, feeling of Cholersterol went from 260 to 180 in the first month. The stuff works; however it's changed my personality. Quality of life is worth something. However, I agreed to it because diet and exercise didn't work. I had even lost 15 pounds (I'm 5 8 F 56 2 months
1/14/2005
 1  high cholesterol legs feel leaden, initially, lower back pain (but I've had that before), cramps in thighs, achy legs, lack of energy. More problems with my sinuses. Woke up with severe vertigo, but it may be due to a cold virus. However, I've never had it before with a cold. Severe gas, and intestinal distention. Constipation. I take other medications. Some for high blood pressure, and thyroid medication. However, I didn't have side effects from any of those medications. When I started Lipitor, Immediately had lower back pain, then pain in my thighs (muscle cramping). It doesn't seem to matter what foods I eat, I always get distention and gas while on this drug. This is an unpleasant (for everyone near me) side effect. Since my Dr. is out of town, and I've only been on the medication for 6 weeks (10mg), I'm stopping it until I get in to see her. I've also had very different cholesterol readings over the years, and am skeptical that any given time you go in for a blood test, it could be very different. It's just that my last one was high (275!) But sometimes it's 170. And it's also been borderline for many years, around 200. (with the good cholesterol very good). I think it's higher these days, because I've been in menopause longer. But I wonder if side effects to any drug aren't a message that F 58 6 weeks
1/14/2005
 1  high cholesterol This is the result of taking 1 pill a day for 12 days: On day 3, I felt stabbing pain above a knee. Thought I had somehow injured it - but the pain vanished in a day. The next day, I felt stabbing pain in my spine and I thought I had thrown my back out. I was hunched over to the left and figured it would take a week to get better, but the pain vanished after a little more than a day. I started feeling an odd sensation in the center back of my calves. I put weight on suddenly for no reason and ringing in my left ear increased. Next the calf sensation turned painful at night and started increasing. I figured out these issues all might be caused by Lipitor and stopped taking it immediately. But the pain in my calves continued to get worse for several days! My legs were waking me up at night and were all contorted. I've never experienced anything like it but the nurse said, F 54 12 days
1/14/2005
 1  High Cholesterol and tryglycerides nausea.. which progressively got worse the longer I took it. It became so extreme - it was causing me to be dysfunctional. The final week it turned into extreme vomiting and diarrhea. I thought I had a flu bug that just would not go away. As soon as I quit taking the Lipitor - I had my life back. I also experienced memory loss and extreme tiredness. I might also mention that I started on 10mg and experienced really no side effects.. but when I was up'd to 20 mg it all started to go downhill. F 40 4 months
1/12/2005
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 1  High cholesterol depression, muscle pain in shoulders, hips and feet. My feet felt like I was walking on small ice cubes when barefoot. Big time flatulence, achilles tendon tightness, dizziness, (one fall). PCP started me on 40 mg 6 weeks ago, quit 3 days ago, feeling better. Muscle pain improved, depression almost gone, fatigue persists. F 54 6 weeks
1/8/2005
 1  to lower cholesterol Took Liptor for 3 months 2 years ago. Developed severe thigh muscle pain (both legs involved) and could not walk 75 feet. Took myself off Liptor and all symtoms went completely away. Then my doctor had a bright idea to try Liptor again and the same symtoms came back. Problem is, went off this drug and I still have muscle problem and at times can hardly walk! Now the top outer thigh muscle starts to feel very warm, then get numb and lastly it starts to feel very cool (Like the icy hot patch). This drug is so bad, I just want to get back to my normal self, but I feel that the damage has been done! Am making Dr. appointment to see if anything can be done. 2-3 month F 53 2 months
1/8/2005
 1  cholestrol 300 Severe Joint Pain Without lipitor total cholestrol is 300 and hdl is 72... don't think i need the lipitor...the hdl is high because of the Chlorella (3grams daily). M 52 3 months
1/7/2005
 5  High Cholesterol 251 None that I know of. I am concerned that it aggrivates my Rhinitis and swells the nasal passages. After taking Litpitor (10mg) I started on Nasonex. I stopped taking it about a month ago to see if I can breathe better. Lowered CHol from 251 to 171 with only 10mg. M 41 3 years
1/5/2005
 1  high cholestral Very blurred vision and lower back pain. I had a sudden loss of vision and attributed it to getting older. After reading literature on another medication a light bulb went off and I realized the blurry vision was probably due to the drug Lipitor and am stopping the drop today. My vision is so blurry it feels like I need glasses. F 45 60 days
1/5/2005
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