... doctor refused to take him off, even though his cholesterol levels were not that high. He has been off Lipitor for 12 years and his muscle have continued to deteriorate to the point of needing a some type of support. Anyone else experience this problem? Any help? He has been to Mayo 11X, U of M, primary MD's, neurologists, internal medicine doctors, Chinese medicine, chiropractic (1X wk), massage (3X wk), tried numerous drugs, does his stretches and strengthening exercises, and nothing works. He deteriorates a little more each week. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.