Patient Log of Experience Using LIPITOR

DRUG RATINGS REPORTS HISTORY FOR A PATIENT TAKING LIPITOR

There are 6 ratings for the drug: LIPITOR in this patient's archive.

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Key to ratings for LIPITOR:
5-Very Satisfied: this medicine cured me or helped me a great deal.
4-Satisfied: this medicine helped.
3-Somewhat Satisfied: this medicine helped somewhat.
2-Not Satisfied: this medicine did not work to my satisfaction.
1-Dissatisfied: I would not recommend taking this medicine.
                
Rating   Reason Side Effects Comments Sex Age Time Taken
and Dosage
Date Added

 1  High Cholesterol Severe Foot Pain, Some Calf Pain similar to Shin Splint pain. Could NOT Walk or Work! These Statins that I have been seemingly forced to take, even after complaining of these new debilitating pain, was brushed off by my doctor as being just a coincidence until I found this site. One dose of 40mg on 2 different occasions about 2 weeks apart & 1 trial with Simcor about a month after has left me with severe foot pain for the last several years. I took Lipitor 1 night and woke up to unbearable pain in my feet & I could barely walk. I stopped taking it right then and made a Doctor Appt, along with looking online for similar problems & I found this very site www.askapatient.com. I then found that I was not alone and that the Pharma community actually runs the medical field, in that I was given the exact words that I would be told when I would see my Dr. from this site and other patients who went through the same symptoms. The Doctors are trained to say that it is impossible for Lipitor to cause these problems. That its side effects are rare and controllable & that Lipitor in no way had any effect on my Foot pain, because it is the #1 prescribed medication worldwide. They said that I had Plantaar Phascitis. I then went home and waited & in 2 days I was back to normal. My Doctor then advised me to go back on Lipitor 2 weeks later & what do you know, I could hardly walk again & I am now missing too much work. So, I go in to see them again & they gave the same old pat answers & told me that I could die if I do not take the Lipito M 46 1 days
40mg 1X D
6/28/2012
 1  High Cholesterol Severe Foot Pain is still with me after taking Lipitor for several days even though I told my Doctor about the same complications on AskaPatient. They said to stay on it, so pain continued and worsened, I called and they denied it was the cause and told me that this is the best and most prescribed drug in the world, which was verbatum from what I read here and so I stopped taking it immediately. same as above. M 46 0 days
40mg 1X D
11/5/2012
 1  High Cholesterol Severe Foot Pain is still with me after taking Lipitor for several days even though I told my Doctor about the same complications on AskaPatient. They said to stay on it, so pain continued and worsened, I called and they denied it was the cause and told me that this is the best and most prescribed drug in the world, which was verbatim from what I read here and so I stopped taking it immediately. same as above. M 46 0 days
40mg 1X D
11/5/2012
 1  High Cholesterol Still have pain in feet and legs, since Dr made me continue this Lipitor (Crippling Medicine from Hell) & when I refused to take it the 2nd time, even though they continued to tell me that I could DIE if I did not take it, with my response being that I could live with agonizing pain and be disabled on this medication or possibly NOT DIE from this medication and still provide for my family by working. That was Long ago & my Feet still hurt so bad by the end of my work day, because they decided I should take Simcor in its place. Now I had no ideas at the time about Statin drugs until I found this website, I had been on Simcor for 1 Month & stopped it immediately when I realized that it was perpetuating my Foot/ankle pain. I will never take any Statin drugs again, & my Cholesterol is lower from my change in diet. Do NOT fall for the Statin Drug Scam, as Big Pharma runs our little Family Dr Offices with Lunches & boxes full of Sample drugs, to either give to patien Never take this Drug or any other Statin Drug, as it has never been proven that Cholesterol will Kill you, especially when I know people who are not over weight and eat right only to have there Hi # above 400 and it is Genetic, with no one dying from Heart attacks in there Family's. So many books out today about the Statin Drug Lies! M 46 8 days
40mg 1X D
3/24/2013
 1  High Cholesterol I could not walk after 1st dose due to extreme lower leg and foot pain. Hava been diagnosed with fibromyalgia since using medication after originally being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Would not take again even though they told me I would die early from heart attack if I did not take the drug. 10 years later & I'm still alive. M 49 2 days
40mg 1X D
1/15/2016
 1  High Cholesterol None Had to stop taking due to extreme Muscular pain in my ankles and I couldn’t walk to work M 55 0 days
40mg 1X D
5/24/2021