I've tried exercise and pain medication, to no avail, and I'm wondering if it could be the lipitor. A pharmacist told me "highly doubtful", but I stopped the lipitor 3 days ago, and have had an immediate reduction in pain. I also slept better last night than I have in several years. Has anyone had any similar experience? Or could it be a coincidence?
Good Morning Sandyken2000... through my own very very bad experience with Lipitor, my personal feelings are, if I were you, is to get off that statin drug immediately! I made a grave mistake in 2005 of trying a statin drug since my cholestrol was 325 at the time and I am no longer able to walk but short distances and I mean very short, less than 10 minutes or so without experiencing terrible pain in my upper and lower legs. I was only on 10mg every other day and the blood tests were not showing that my CPK levels (which means the muscle is leaking enzymes) were very high... a year later after I walked for a few hours, the tests came back with high CPK levels and my endocronoligist was so so upset and told me to get to my primary doctor for tests... I did and of course, nothing showed up! It is now 2013 and I am in touch with people in San Diego who are doing research on statins drugs. They suggested I take COQ10, wheat germ and cod liver oil capsules each day which I am now trying but so far has not relieved the pain... this drug damaged my kidneys as the urine turned brown. My eyelid drooped but that went back in place... have a hearing loss, had to have cataract surgery, all when I tried the statins at different time. My friend has myopathy in his feet, he is only 50 years old, developed diabetes but none of the doctors have said it is from the statin drug... he is now off the Lipitor because his doctor said she was not aware of the statins affecting some people in that way... please start taking the COQ10 which helps the heart muscles and other muscles... read up on the statin drugs, do research on it. It is important that you get involved in your own health and not leave everything to the doctor... he is only human and thinks the drugs will help but you have to help him by telling him what you read on it and what you feel when on this drug. Lipitor is a new drug and only the people taking it can tell the world what it does to one's health. So please do not take the doctor's word when they tell you "no, it is not the drug"... show him/her what you have researched.
Good luck to you and keep us posted, please... thank you,
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