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Support group for people who take Lipitor, created by eHealthMe (http://www.eHealthMe.com). To join the group, do any of these: create a post to introduce yourself, ask a question, or simply follow the group.

  • I just quit after over 2 years of atorvastatin bec...

    I just quit after over 2 years of atorvastatin because I strongly suspect that it caused my a-fib, which did not exist before the statin. I'm interested in reading stories that confirm the connection, and especially in recovery strategies.

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • Is there a problem taking xifaxan for a week at a ...

    Is there a problem taking xifaxan for a week at a time while taking Lipitor every day? Are effects irreversible?

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • just started taking Lipitor 5 days ago, however in...

    just started taking Lipitor 5 days ago, however in the past i have taken sudafed only when needed, if there a sighteffect that is bad, like it would send me to the hospital I am talking about 1/2 a tablet of a 120mg sudafed.

    Post created 1 month 3 weeks ago

  • I began to take Atorvastatin Calcium 80 MG the beg...

    I began to take Atorvastatin Calcium 80 MG the beginning of Nov. My feet, ankles and legs started swelling on Nov. 25 and has gotten increasingly worse since then. My general practitioner has referred me to a kidney specialist after running blood work and checking my heart. I am wondering if the Atorvastatin can be causing the swelling since it was shortly after taking the drug that the swelling began. I've never had any episodes of swelling like this in my life. I am almost 62 years old.

    Post created 2 months 1 week ago

  • Hi, I would like to join the group on behalf o...

    Hi,

    I would like to join the group on behalf of my mother. I am her caregiver and know her complete history.

    Post created 2 months 1 week ago

  • Hi, Is it ok to join the group for my mother. ...

    Hi,

    Is it ok to join the group for my mother. She has dementia and I am her caregiver I'd like to offer help, feedback and receive the same, if possible.

    Thank you

    Post created 2 months 1 week ago

  • I take Lipitor and have thrombocytopenia.

    I take Lipitor and have thrombocytopenia.

    Post created 2 months 2 weeks ago

  • Enlargement of liver. Elevated enzymes. Some pain ...

    Enlargement of liver. Elevated enzymes. Some pain in liver. Took Lipitor many years after heart attack. Quit taking drug quit drinking and stopped other supplements to give liver break. Cholesterol levels went up. Began Lipitor again a few days ago now have pain along rib cage. Suspect it's from Lipitor resumption.

    Post created 2 months 4 weeks ago

  • 10 years ago I had two stents put in. Was initial...

    10 years ago I had two stents put in. Was initially put on statin and Plavix. Did not handle statin well so quit it and got more serious with diet. Hung in there with Plavix for 6 months but didn't it. Was told I could go off of it. No problems and lipids were reducing each year to near normal. Surprise...two recent rounds of stents in different arteries (early August; late September). Have been taking Metformin, Glimepiride, low dose aspirin, niacin for years. After stents this time I was again put on Lipitor and Brilinta. Same thing with statin...body didn't like it and I feel I can continue doing what I've done to get/keep my lipid profile in the right area. Major reaction with Brilinta in that I felt I couldn't breathe. Immediately taken off of Brilinta and put on Plavix. Presently Plavix (with low dose aspirin) is killing me. Having constant palpatations and beginning to clearly feel anxiety. Researched Plavix and found that those are a couple of the symptoms that can occur. I know that the doctor is very high on keeping me on the Plavix but I don't think I can tolerate it. Will see PA this week and request different med or just move to taking 2 low dose aspirin (1 in morning and 1 in evening). I understand that I would not be following protocol if I slowly get off of the Plavix before 6-12 months have elapsed but...this ain't working for me.
    Thoughts??

    Question created 3 months 3 weeks ago

  • since starting sulfasalazine for joint pain, my de...

    since starting sulfasalazine for joint pain, my depression is back and very bad. Does sulfasalazine exacerbate depression?

    Question created 4 months 2 weeks ago