Lipitor

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Other names: Atorvastatin
Method of use: Pill
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Atorvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) , sold by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a member of the drug class kn...
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Lipitor for High Cholesterol
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Samuel Simmons
After taking Lipitor for several years I started to have leg pains. My doctor told to stop taking it for a while. After 2 months I started taking it again and the leg pains returned. Eventually he took me off of it.

kari76
I have been taking lipitor for 2 weeks now and have developed a soar throat, is this a side effect ?

Montana lady
A friend of mine working up at Lake Tahoe was put on Lipitor early 2000s. In a matter of months he had great difficulty in speaking and walking. Almost lost his computer consulting business as a result of side affects. It was written up in the local paper, they called it the 'Lipitor Shuffle'. Before we (users of his consulting business) found out what was causing all these maladies, we thought he'd become an alcoholic... the side affects were so bad. Once he stopped taking Lipitor MOST of his ailments improved. But they never completely cleared up. Nasty stuff. I have been taking 5mg of Crestor every other day, but after reading the side effects, I talked to my doctor and stopped taking it last month. Most of my joint pain has cleared up.

Sandy
Took 40mg to keep veins clear as I had a stroke. I took it for almost 1 yr, took myself off. I was in severe muscular pain, and guess what also developed cataracts !!!! I was shocked !! I did some investigating and found out this was also happening to many others. I had just had my eyes checked before the Lipitor and all was ok, even my eye Dr was shocked as it happened so fast. Research this folks they do not tell you all you need to know.

David Williams
I've been taking Lipitor (80mg) since 1995 when I had a triple bi-pass and have had no problems.

barry
Crestor
had the same thing with crestor. Told the doctor would rather die from a heart attack that have to take that stuff.
Judy
June 1, 2015
i have takin all the statins and i get the disease and coulldn't get out of the bed. i told the doctor i would rather die early then live like that. that was at least15 years ago.

RubyBickford
DoesTakingLipiitorCausebloodsugartorunhigheri.Diabetics?

Patti
Can u go off lipitor cold turkey

Ann
Took for 6 months. First was just tired then exhausted. Had muscle pains in arms and legs. All my tendons hurt My left arm from elbow to wrist was on fire. Have stop taking it 9 weeks ago but still have tendinitis pains especially in my left arm. This sucks.
June 2, 2015
Same with me. Taking Crestor 10mg & have had no problems

Franswahili
Lipitor
I went to the dr office one day in 2001 and received Lipitor 40 mg for treatment of high cholesterol. Started taking the meds on a Tuesday and by Saturday I was literally unable to get out of bed. Had to think back to what I was doing different Saturday that I had not done before Tuesday. I assumed it was the Lipitor. Did not take it Saturday night or Sunday night. By the time Monday morning came around, I was feeling a whole lot better. Lipitor for that one week TOTALLY DRAINED ME! I am glad that I was smart enough to take MYSELF off the drug and let my dr know that he had to change it to something else.

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Samuel Simmons
After taking Lipitor for several years I started to have leg pains. My doctor told to stop taking it for a while. After 2 months I started taking it again and the leg pains returned. Eventually he took me off of it.

kari76
I have been taking lipitor for 2 weeks now and have developed a soar throat, is this a side effect ?

Montana lady
A friend of mine working up at Lake Tahoe was put on Lipitor early 2000s. In a matter of months he had great difficulty in speaking and walking. Almost lost his computer consulting business as a result of side affects. It was written up in the local paper, they called it the 'Lipitor Shuffle'. Before we (users of his consulting business) found out what was causing all these maladies, we thought he'd become an alcoholic... the side affects were so bad. Once he stopped taking Lipitor MOST of his ailments improved. But they never completely cleared up. Nasty stuff. I have been taking 5mg of Crestor every other day, but after reading the side effects, I talked to my doctor and stopped taking it last month. Most of my joint pain has cleared up.

Sandy
Took 40mg to keep veins clear as I had a stroke. I took it for almost 1 yr, took myself off. I was in severe muscular pain, and guess what also developed cataracts !!!! I was shocked !! I did some investigating and found out this was also happening to many others. I had just had my eyes checked before the Lipitor and all was ok, even my eye Dr was shocked as it happened so fast. Research this folks they do not tell you all you need to know.

David Williams
I've been taking Lipitor (80mg) since 1995 when I had a triple bi-pass and have had no problems.

barry
Crestor
had the same thing with crestor. Told the doctor would rather die from a heart attack that have to take that stuff.
Judy
June 1, 2015
i have takin all the statins and i get the disease and coulldn't get out of the bed. i told the doctor i would rather die early then live like that. that was at least15 years ago.

RubyBickford
DoesTakingLipiitorCausebloodsugartorunhigheri.Diabetics?

Patti
Can u go off lipitor cold turkey

Ann
Took for 6 months. First was just tired then exhausted. Had muscle pains in arms and legs. All my tendons hurt My left arm from elbow to wrist was on fire. Have stop taking it 9 weeks ago but still have tendinitis pains especially in my left arm. This sucks.
June 2, 2015
Same with me. Taking Crestor 10mg & have had no problems

Franswahili
Lipitor
I went to the dr office one day in 2001 and received Lipitor 40 mg for treatment of high cholesterol. Started taking the meds on a Tuesday and by Saturday I was literally unable to get out of bed. Had to think back to what I was doing different Saturday that I had not done before Tuesday. I assumed it was the Lipitor. Did not take it Saturday night or Sunday night. By the time Monday morning came around, I was feeling a whole lot better. Lipitor for that one week TOTALLY DRAINED ME! I am glad that I was smart enough to take MYSELF off the drug and let my dr know that he had to change it to something else.

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