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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  Heart Attack, high Cholesterol Sore muscles, especially lower back. Tiredness, lack of energy. Reduced strength, increased weight. Out of character mood swings. Reduced libido. Diarrhoea type stool. Ok, had my heart attack when I was 50. After stents, Cardiologist prescribed me 80mg Lipitor, aka, Atorvastatin. Never used before, so was new to this drug. Thought my deterioration in health was due to my heart attack, was somewhat frustrated in how just seemed to be getting worse. Like, immediately after my heart attack, was walking and feeling normal, though aware my condition effected me and took things easy to get my strength back. Three months later, reasonably fitter and the side effects started getting more severe. Decided two weeks ago STOP the Lipitor. This is after a lot of reading and research I've done on statins. OK, I'm not a Quack, though I believe I still have the right to make an informed decision with respect to my healthcare. Simple fact is I feel better, stronger, healthier, since stopping. Also started supplementing the other heart meds with CO-Q10, and Magnesium. M 51 6 months
80mg 1X D
5/7/2017
 1  Heart Attack, high Cholesterol Ok, had my heart attack when I was 50. After stents, Cardiologist prescribed me 80mg Lipitor. Never used before, so was new to this drug. Thought my deterioration in health was due to my heart attack, was somewhat frustrated in how just seemed to be getting worse. Decided two weeks ago STOP the Lipitor. Update 01 Aug 2017. Results are in. Anyway, now feel much, much, better. Some suggestions, I did, which may help others. 1. Quit smoking (10 month now). 2. Quit Drinking - Full stop, No Alcohol at all. 3. Quit Soda's and soft drinks sugary type. Occasional Diet drink, though very seldom. 4. Quit Dairy products, will try and avoid as much as possible. 5. Try to avoid processed foods, snacks, ham/turkey/sausage, cheese, crackers, cookies etc. 6. Changed diet from almost 80% meat to now 90% vegetarian. Minimal consumption of cooking oils. 7. Reduced food intake to 1 x meal per day. Fasting between meals. Desert is fresh fruit. 8. Drinks are water/soda water with slight taste flavour added. 9. Exercise, for me about the same. LDL: +10% Triglycerides: -40% HDL: +16% M 51 6 months
80mg 1X D
8/1/2017