... because of the muscle degeneration in his legs. Does anyone know if this can be reversed or is he destined for a wheelchair?
Hello worrieddaughter. Yes, sometimes it can be reversed, but will take a time to do this. He needs to get off the statins, & change his diet too. He may need physical therapy for a while to get him back on his feet. Another member has had this problem with her achilles tendons & uses ice packs on them continually. (20 minutes on,& 20 minutes off) She is finally getting back to normal. I hope this is true for your father as well...
Being on Lipitor for 15 years is too long. Your father needs to get his liver enzyme check. Also goggle Liptor you will find a lot of information about this drug. Talk to your fathers Doctor and make sure the Doctor gives your father a complete blood work up including his liver. Your father should also go to therapy for his degeneration in his legs. The therapy should help his legs but it will be hard work for a long time. Find alternative medicine to control his medical condition and eat a healthy diet. Lipitor is over rated. There's other alternative medicine to control his medical condition. Good luck.
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