Anyone having extreme anxiety and panic attacks as a side effect from taking this. I read on this website one other person had the same reaction to this medicine? I take1 tablet every night at bedtime.
Atorvastatin - Does atorvastatin cause anxiety and panic attacks?
Question posted by briman54 on 17 June 2021
Last updated on 3 October 2021 by trishdale
Hi, I have been taking Atorvastatin for a couple of years, but recently my medication was raised from 20 mg to 40 mg. I was doing fine with the 40 mg until about 3 weeks ago. I started having nausea every single day and chest pains occasionally and headaches with neck pain also. Things got so bad that I went to the emergency room and I was diagnosed as having anxiety and was sent on my way with nothing else said so I started going through a process of elimination trying to figure out what was going on so I went and got tested for covid to make sure that wasn't the problem and I stopped taking all my supplements to make sure that wasn't the cause and I continued to feel terrible and very anxious. So night before last I forgot to take my Atorvastatin before going to bed and yesterday morning when I got up I had no nausea no headache my neck wasn't hurting and I didn't feel like I was about to jump out of my skin.I felt really good I didn't have any body aches nothing and then last night I took the Atorvastatin again and woke up this morning with the headache the neck ache the body aches everything so I'm feeling pretty sure that it is the Atorvastatin. I will be calling my doctor in the morning. After what I have experienced for the last few weeks I would say a definite yes it causes anxiety.
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