Lipitor Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Lipitor by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Mrscott
    By George, I think I've got it!
    Lipitor -- It didn't dawn on me until today to check to see if the Lipitor I have been taking could be what has been causing tendinitis in my knees. Sure enough, here is the list of others with the same troubles. Gout runs in my family, and my toes s - 76% more...
    Mrscott- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Lipitor
  2. link Arsenio
    Spasms and muscle cramps
    I have been on lipitor for a couple of years...Just lately I realized that the leg cramps and muscle spasms in my rib cage, arms and legs was worse. Generally during the evening or night time. My Dr. recently took me off of the medicine for 15 days.. - 55% more...
    Arsenio- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Lipitor
  3. link Notintomeds29
    Dark chocolate....the real stuff...with no added gunk.
    Notintomeds29- over a year ago
  4. link Jbs58
    Lipitor leg cramps, ringing in my ears, particularily, tiredness, fog
    I have been taking 10mg Lipitor for some 10 years. I was aware of certain related side effects but did not actively investigate them until my dosage was increased to 20mg. Almost immediately I became incredibly lethargic, especially in the morning. I - 68% more...
    Jbs58- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Lipitor
  5. link Gazza
    I have been on 40mg lipitor for about two years and am incredibly tired with very poor sleep habits and I also know my memory just ain't what it used to be until I began to read all these articles I have been chasing other causes. I'm off to the card - 10% more...
    Gazza- over a year ago
  6. link Tmichael
    Lipitor and parkinson's disease
    My dad is 75 years old and has always been very active. He golfs, bowls, dances and it seems in the last year he has started having much muscle weakness. He was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's, He has been taking lipitor for over two years and I - 62% more...
    Tmichael- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Lipitor
  7. link Olsen
    husband took lipitor for 4 yrs then diagnosed with parkinson's. recently discovered he possesses a mutation in a gene, SLCO1B1 which encodes a transport protein , OATP1b1 responsible for movement of statins into the liver to be detoxified and further - 81% more...
    Olsen- over a year ago
  8. link Joemendo
    Lipitor achilles tendon, horrible drug, hdl levels, inkling, left leg
    While taking Lipitor, I decided to go play tennis which I hadn't played in a while. I did some perfunctory stretching and was not playing rigorously at all, doubles, when Bam, my Achilles Tendon tore on my left leg. One year and later, I was healed a - 55% more...
    Joemendo- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  9. link Bobby
    Yes, there is an association between taking statins and tendon rupture. [link removed] [link removed] [link removed] [link removed]
    Bobby- over a year ago
  10. link Tram7777777
    Lipitor mayo clinic, cramps, organs, medications, legs
    I WAS ON LIPITOR FOR MONTHS AND HAD CRAMPS IN MY LEGS NAUSEATED TOTALLY LIMBER MY BODY WAS TOTALLY OUT OF IT. I WALKED LIKED I WAS DRUNK I LOST WEIGHT AND WAS HOSPITALIZED, I WENT TO MAYO CLINIC AND WAS TOLD THAT I WAS OVER MEDICATED AND THAT I WOULD - 57% more...
    Tram7777777- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  11. link Denise2444
    Lipitor cr protein, upper thighs, high cholesterol, doctor didn, muscle weakness
    My brother passed away at 56 of a stroke. So after having my blood tests done, everything was high, cholesterol, CR Protein....doctor put me on 20mg of Lipitor....the very first day, I had severe muscle weakness in my upper thighs, back of my calves, - 59% more...
    Denise2444- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Lipitor
  12. link Tram7777777
    I THINK ALTERTINATIVE MEDACINES ARE MY ANSWERS FROM NOW ON, I HAVE HAD TO MANY PROBLEMS FROM MEDACINES. WHEN A PERSON ALMOST DIES IT IS TIME TO CALL IT QUITS, I CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE CHANCES WITH MY LIFE ON THESE MEDACINES, IF I HAD NOT MADE IT TO THE - 42% more...
    Tram7777777- over a year ago
  13. link Tram7777777
    I WAS ON LIPITOR I JUST STOPPED TAKING IT BECAUSE I WAS HOSPITILIZED, THE DOCTORS WON'T TELL A PERSON TO STOP TAKING THESE MEDACITIONS, I WENT TO A HOSPITAL AND THE DOCTOR TOLD ME WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME, HE STATED THAT I WAS OVER MEDICATED, I COULDN' - 66% more...
    Tram7777777- over a year ago
  14. link Brian1961
    Lipitor biceps tendon rupture, statin drugs, statin drug, saga continues, have never heard
    Hey you all......the lipitor saga continues. I posted #23428 on Sept 6th. On Sept 13th I picked a 30 pound piece of fabric up at work and there was a big POP in my left arm. Distal Biceps Tendon rupture.....TORE it off the Bone. I have been weightlif - 73% more...
    Brian1961- over a year ago - 7 Replies - in Lipitor
  15. link Jrappleby
    I had right shoulder pain for 3 to 4 months prior to going to my family doctor. I thought I was having a recurrance of a 14 year old surgery for torn rotator cuff, but the doctor said it was tendonitis, gave me a steroid shot in my shoulder and refer - 72% more...
    Jrappleby- over a year ago
  16. link Captjk3
    Lipitor cramp, next morning
    I was on Lipitor for a while without any side effects. I stopped taking it for about 2 months and then started using it again. Two (2) days after I began using it I got a severe cramp in my left thigh that lasted almost 12 minutes. The same thing hap - 42% more...
    Captjk3- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  17. link Drybone8

    Nearly a year after stopping, my liver enzymes are still slightly elevated. They have been going down slightly month after month. My next test is next week. I have since had every liver test done with the exception of a biopsy. My liver doc is scratc - 31% more...
    Drybone8- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  18. link Drybone8

    Nearly a year after stopping, my liver enzymes are still slightly elevated. They have been going down slightly month after month. My next test is next week. I have since had every liver test done with the exception of a biopsy. My liver doc is scratc - 31% more...
    Drybone8- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  19. link Cattonk
    Lipitor zap, bf, karin, few days
    My BF has been on lipitor for just over 1 year, he is 52. About 4-6 weeks after starting lipitor he experienced an extreme "zap" in his neck. So bad it almost dropped him, then his neck was so sore to the touch and he kept getting zaps. The - 45% more...
    Cattonk- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  20. link Dsearle324
    Lipitor punch biopsy, term prognosis, foot doctor, muscle spasms, neurologist
    Hi. I wrote over the holidays about my husband's many issues about lipitor. He has been off the drug for ten months. Over time the muscle spasms stopped as well as the weakness on his left side. But he suffers from advanced small fiber neuropathy in - 55% more...
    Dsearle324- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  21. link Lin20
    Lipitor sore muscles, muscles tendons, statins, amitriptyline, fibromyalgia
    I am now almost 12 months post 80mg Lipitor once daily which was prescribed for a possible TIA (it turned out to be a migraine with aura and cholesterol of 6.8). I am still trying to recover from the severe side effects. At least my physician acknowl - 72% more...
    Lin20- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Lipitor
  22. link Arsnic4u
    I ran out of my Lipitor
    I ran out of Lipitor. couldn't get it for at least a week. I started feeling very strange. Could anyone tell me if this is an affect from not having this in my body. Now that I have found this site. I would like to get off Lipitor. I have leg and nec - 8% more...
    Arsnic4u- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  23. link Jillcurran
    lipitor and weight gain
    after stopping lipitor...did the weight begin to fall off or did it stay????? please reply
    Jillcurran- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  24. link Cyn89
    Lipitor surprise surprise, mths, tendons, benecol
    My problem is with my ankle tendons, when I get out of bed I can only just walk, I have started taking BENECOL it has done what 40mg of lipitor a day has not been able to do, that is to reduce my cholesterol level below 5.9, after taking BENECOL for - 51% more...
    Cyn89- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  25. link Cyn89
    Tenderness over thorax area
    I am using Lipitor for about 10 years and am also experiencing severe lower back pain and muscle pains. Lately I have tenderness over the rib cage area and I can feel several small lumps all over. Are there anybody else who experience this while usin - 4% more...
    Cyn89- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  26. link Rees
    Lipitor
    lipitor makes me to losse my hair very rapidly, I am taking only for 3 months
    Rees- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  27. link Missd
    Lipitor muscle pain, fatigue, legs, lipitor
    have been on Lipitor for 2 years and have recently developed muscle pain in my legs, back and chest - along with fatigue. Doctor took me off 10 days ago and am feeling much better and pains are diminishing. Just wondering if Lipitor is the cause??
    Missd- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  28. link Staypositive
    most likeley. It seems on many search results, there is a link between lipitor and muscle pain.
    Staypositive- over a year ago
  29. link Emeretia
    Lipitor thyroid specialist, tendon problems, thyroid problems, underactive thyroid, high cholesterol
    Have taken it for a few years for high cholesterol in spite of thyroid nodules and an under active thyroid. I got depressed, gained weight like I never have before, became apathetic, got tendon and joint problems, occasional dizziness etc. When I ask - 87% more...
    Emeretia- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  30. link Bobby
    I am amazed and shocked at the outright ignorance of your first doctor who was a "thyroid specialist". Patients with thyroid issues are at high risk for side effects from Statins, and according to the medical literature" should be moni - 32% more...
    Bobby- over a year ago
  31. link Missd
    Lipitor peripheral neuropathy
    Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy
    Missd- over a year ago - in Lipitor