LIPITOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.9 (1251 Ratings)

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 1  Hight cholesterol Horrible medicine complete fluid retention sore stomach all day muscle pain all day one pill 25 mg:( never ever again:( If I had known there was so many side effects I would've never took this medication! My stomach looks like a basketball! I Have been in pain all day:( gas Throughout my stomach which I can't release :( F 52 1 days
25
10/23/2015
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 1  high cholesterol levels, heart att dizziness, zero energy, no appetite, lethargy, flu symptoms present without a fever, depression. I feel like I'm confined to my bubble. Faced with a choice between living with these symptoms and dying there is no choice! I find it truly amazing that the drug would make you feel this way and for cardiologists and doctors who look at you like they have NO idea what you're talking about??! M 56 5 days
80
10/8/2015
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 1  high cholesterol levels, heart att dizziness, zero energy, no appetite, lethargy, flu symptoms present without a fever, depression. I feel like I'm confined to my bubble. Faced with a choice between living with these symptoms and dying there is no choice! I find it truly amazing that the drug would make you feel this way and for cardiologists and doctors who look at you like they have NO idea what you're talking about??! M 56 5 days
80
10/8/2015
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 3  Coronary artery disease Headache. Weakness and numbness. In the feet. After 10 years on Lipitor my side effects became worse and my feet were becoming more and more numb. I decided to stop lipitor and try holistic alternatives. I have never smoked. never a heavy drinker. Never been overweight and have always been active. I also have s fairly healthy diet. After stopping lipitor. one of my arteries went ft 0% blockage to 95% in 6 months. I now have 6 stents at the age of 60. My first stents were at the age of 49 (3 at that time). I don't understand. F 60 10 years
40mg
10/6/2015
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 1  High cholesterol Headache. Dizziness. Joint pain in knee. Weakness in legs. Heart palpitations. Insomnia. Fatigued. Stopping tomorrow. Going to try a natural route...better diet and exercise. I hate the headaches, all the time. I'm tired but can't sleep. Getting up from a sitting position is hard, knee hurts. The dizziness is terrible, especially laying down. But the heart palpitations and the racing rate scares me. I'm off this first thing in the morning. F 57 1 months
10
10/2/2015
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 1  Stents and cholesterol Confusion, forgetfulness, instability, gum weakness, loose bowels, muscle pain and weakness. , all joint stiffness, lower back pain, severe leg cramps and pain. I've experienced and suffered through four miserable years of taking Lipitor. I stopped taking it on 9/27/2015 and I feel like a new person. All symptoms are going away. I've suffered for way too long. Avoid this drug! M 51 4 years
40 mg
10/1/2015
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 1  Cholesterol 8.5 New to this drug, felt so unwell last 2 weeks, dizziness headache, tiredness, felt sick, ache, afternoon naps, but worse thing is my eye sight, I had eye test done in June, got a cataract an not too bad, new glasses go back 2 years time, well after a week on these pills noticed eye sight lot worse, blured vision bad at night, went back to get eyes rechecked last week an told sight very bad in right eye, an gave me letter to take for gp to refer to eye hospital, advised not to drive at night. Well I've noticed my health getting worse every day, to point I rang gp in tears as this dizziness faintness forgetfulness an now tingling in tips of fingers, each day worse. I have not taken today an awaiting for gp ring me. I will say I don't drink, no fry ups I'm a small eater I'm not over weight an high cholesterol runs in my family an can be passed down in generations (just incase some didn't know that). I go on holiday in 2 weeks alone and I'm worried now incase I feel like this. The Before you take this pill please read up about it an take into account the side effects. I wished I had, F 52 24 days
40mg 1X D
9/21/2015
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 1  Heart Attack A week after I started taking it I started having tingling in my feet along with hot flashes every 45 min 24/7. Two weeks later started having short term memory loss which continually got worse. Then I started having the tingling in one of my hands. The last straw was when I started feeling numbness in my hand and one of my feet. The Dr took me off of it. Within 3 days the hot flashes stopped & the numbness went away. It's been almost 2 months since I've been off of it and I'm still having the tingling in my feet that radiates up to my knees when I'm on my feet a good while. I have about 90% of my short term memory back. I refuse to go back on any statin. There is a Facebook page on the side effects people are having with Lipitor. F 50 2 months
80 1X D
9/11/2015
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 1  High collestral Hell on earth! Very thirsty, cannot sleep 2 hr a night (was fine before this poison!) Legs very weak and aching and breathing and stamina are shocking weight gain! This drug should be banned! (I've stopped taking week ago still got the effects) wrecked my life? Before it RUINS another life take it off the market! M 57 1 days
10mg
9/9/2015
 1  cholestrol right hand swollen with great pain. unable to use it. I used the generic one Atorvastatin F 63 6 days
40mg 1X D
9/9/2015
 1   legs hurt stomach problems cramps in legs dizzy fast heart rate always sleeping had no energy up 4 or 5 times a night going to bathroom could not sleep had night sweats had a heart attack march 2011 started out on 80 mg told doctors it was causing all these problems they said they don't think so I took it upon myself to cut it from 80 down to 40 all was a little better but still had problems so after letting doctors bull shit me telling me it is not the Lipitor I started to think well maybe it is not the Lipitor so starter having all kind of test done well after the run around for 4 years I said the hell with what they say and took myself off Lipitor and after 3 weeks I felt great like my old self before heart attack so now I am on zetia and feel good so if your doctor tells you it is not the Lipitor then find yourself another doctor by the way I change dr 2 times now I have a good one that will listen to what I have to say M 57
40 1X D
8/23/2015
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 1  high cholestrol Update- I stopped taking my Lipitor after notifying my doctor. After 5 days I have almost totally recovered. My upper gums behind teeth no longer ache. After several dentist appts, I wanted them to take my two front teeth out(they are veneers) I no longer have stomach troubles with everything pouring out of me without warning. My toes have not cramped at all and I can walk /stand on them. I did lose ten pounds which at 117 was something I did not need but feeling better I can start to regain it. I am not seeing my doctor till the 27th so go from there. Also. at my weight I dont think it was wise for me to be taking 40 mg (cholesterol 225)when people have severe side effects at 10 mg. I really feel that this was what it feels like to be poisoned. F 48 90 days
40 mg 1X D
8/17/2015
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 1  After a heart attack First started takeing lipitor after heart attack June 5 2015 weighed 195 pounds 6 percent bodyfat phisically fit. I lost 30 lbs of muscle in 2 months. I'm a shell of what I was along with the muscle wasting I experienced all of the side effects everyone on this survey has experienced headaches musclecramps,shortness of breath dizzy Ness blackouts,etc the side effects far outweigh what it's supposed to be doing. I took myself off and got back to exercising and watching my diet and I feel better. I would not recommend this drug to anyone it will make you worse not better. M 51 2 months
40 mg
8/16/2015
 1  very high cholesterol I used to just think i was getting old. But it came to the point i could hardly stand without severe pain in upper back, neck and arms. Had an Mri of neck and shoulder. Some bursitis in shoulder but should not cause this kind of pain. Could not hardly use my arms and hands and my job was on a computer all day. Left the job and thought it would get better. Well it did not. Stopped the Lipitor 5 days ago and the pain is subsiding. If at all possible just eat correctly. I was diagnosed at the age of 30 with Cholesterol at almost 400. Scared to death not to take it. But, i can't live with it either. At a loss and frightened as i do have some blockages we were trying to reverse with the high dose of Lipitor. :( F 54 20 years
80mg 1X D
8/5/2015
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 1  High cholesterol Memory loss impotent nausea dizziness extreme muscle fatigue joint aches tingling in hands no energy no strength and speech Sharein after six days of use This drug should be black boxed this is nothing but poison to the human body better to have high cholesterol and no side effects M 57 6 days
20
7/14/2015
 1  High Cholesterol Depression and anxiety soon after starting Lipitor. Suffered for 3 months, then read online about the correlation between Lipitor and depression and anxiety. I stopped taking Lipitor cold-turkey that night. First 5 days after quitting were the worst as far as the depression and anxiety. Now, 2 weeks later I feel much better than I have in months. Still need the occasional .25mg Xanax to help with anxiety "spells". Life was rough for a few months and VERY dark for a week or so after quitting Lipitor. After quitting Lipitor, my Lord Jesus, my Bible, family, and good music got me through it all. M 48 90 days
10 1X D
7/14/2015
 1  high choloesterol Horrible muscle pain in hip/leg/knee. Was told it was bursitis and given cortisone shot, did not help. No relief from symptoms, pain so bad could barely get myself to work. Advised my doctor I was going to stop it and see if this was causing my problem. Will never take it again! Poison! Have been off it for 3 weeks, and see a difference already. I can finally walk, but muscles are weak and will need strengthening. Am extremely worried that some of this damage will be permanent. F 60 6 months
40 1X D
7/13/2015
 1  high cholesterol This medicine is horrible.The doctors know this medicine is poison. I think they get commission for prescribing this drug. Its sad that people are developing more damaging affects taking this medicine. I had my labs done fasting blood sugar is now elevated from taking this medicine,stomach pain back pain leg muscle pain heart fluttering,terrible and the doctor is trying to say i am type 2 diabetic..In may my labs were good in july same year after taking this medicine I am faced with this nonsense.I am calling a lawyer for sure. I flushed the medicine down the toilet. No wonder my co payment was 3.00 they want to make sure you can afford it. All Devil doctors will be sent to pit of hell with gasoline drawers.I rebuke any sickness or problems this medicine has cause any one. F 50 2 months
20mg
7/12/2015
 1  reduce stroke. Numbness every morning right side of body, tingling in hands finger tips , lower back pain, dizziness, vertigo, pain in left bottom heal. Memory loss, cramps Dangerous. Reduce daily activities F 57 2 years
40
7/3/2015
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 1  My cholesterol was 300 Bad side effects doctor put me on Lipitor without telling me the side effects and I didn't read the side effects on the paper that's coming with the pills, I took Lipitor for 6 days now I'm off be cause I felt no good at all muscle contractions back pain I thought I'm having a hart attain went to the doc have e k g come back normal have blood test they say nothing to worry about now I 'm experiencing depression but I feel little bit better is being 3 days since I stop taking , hopefully it's going away , my advice stay away from Lipitor... M 37 6 days
10 mg
7/3/2015
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