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Statins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines

Also known as Atorvastatin, Ezetimibe, Lipid-lowering Medicines, Pravastatin, Rosuvastatin, Simvastatin

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  • ATORVASTATIN and severe muscle pain

    Hello.  I was taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 3 months before I started to get SEVERE muscle pain in my right arm to the point where suddenly, I could not left my arm or hold a cup without having severe pain.  I stopped taking the statin.  I've been off it now for 8 days.  The...

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  • statin side-effects - (Atorvastatin 10 mgm)

    Hallo Coral and all other sufferers from Statin side-effects. I too am new to this forum, but would like to ask about anybody's experiences of side effects of Atorvastatin (as oppose to Simvastatin) I think the latter is mostly prescribed because of it's low cost - the one I am on is rather...

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  • Severe vertigo and nausea from stopping statins, HELP !!!

    Hello all, please help if anyone has experieced similar problems. Decided to go off statins (Rosuvastatin) after all the side effects after taking them for 5 months. Within two days of going off the drugs i experienced severe vertigo/nausea. I couldn't function or even stand upright ! After visiting...

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  • severe pain after stopping crestor cold turkey

    was having joint and muscle soreness, dr thought tendonitis in shoulder, was referring me to rheumatologist, no appt yet, anyway, decided after reading bout statins, to stop them 7 days ago, cold turkey, last 4 days been hell, hurting all over shoulders, arms, glutes hamstrings, can,t sleep can,t hardly...

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  • Reaction to statin

    Hubby was sent to a cardiologist who reommended/prescribed 40 mig of a statin. Within 3 days Hubby has so much pain in his legs he could barely walk. He has type 2 Diabetes, so he was put on a  diet high in protein, veggies etc.  This is the 11th day and he  is still in pain. We did ...

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  • LASTING LIPITOR SIDE-AFFECTS FOR 4 YEARS

    Four years ago my doctor finally nagged me into doing a statin.  Within two weeks I was having near-feinting spells, so I stopped taking it.  A blood test showed "an enzyme had been stripped from my muscles".  Additionally I noticed I didn't have any more stamina in my knees/legs,...

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  • Pravastatin and severe mucle pain in lower back

    I have been taking Pravastatin for several years I noticed in the last six I've gotten severe lower back muscle pain and at times it is like the muscles are Contracting and I can feel them doing so my body is achy pain I feel so old and I'm only 59 has anybody experienced this if so please right...

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  • Does benecol help the same way statins do

    Hi, I am currently awaiting tests for heart problems and have been told I must go on statins, my cholesterol has been checked and is high at 5.7, HDL 1.6 and LDL 3.4 so have been on benecol once a day for the last month. Do statins contains other things that benefits the heart that benecol doesn't...

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  • Atorvastatin

    Taking Sylvester 40mg for 2 years and before that 80 mg for 10 yrs. Can I reduce it to 20mg due recent leg pain B

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  • Treatment with Ezetrol is it safe?

    I have taken Ezetrol for approximately 7 years having had considerable problems with statins and leg pain. 3 years ago I began to have sensations of heat and nerve pain in my legs . I was , a year later, sent to a neurologist but no determination of the cause was found. I also had a Doppler to assess...

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  • Feeling amazing!

    Yesterday was my husbands birthday and we'd planned to go out to dinner. I was a little apprehensive as this was to be my first meal out since the summer, and the first since being med free and 'normal'. Off we went to our favourite Italian restaurant, I chose what I wanted thinking 'what...

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  • Arvostatin

    I have been taking this for a few months now and although I know it has reduced my cholesterol, I think it is having a detrimental effect on me. Feeling really numb and low. Hard to feel angry, sad or happy. Also noticing that sometimes I have the feeling like I cannot get enough air into my lungs,...

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  • Depression!

    Does anyone take Zoloft, and Lipitor, along with a betablocker? Have you noticed any side affects?

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  • Swelling

    I have been on Lipitor for 5 months. I recently started swelling in my left leg. My doctor order an ultrasound to check for blood clots and it came back normal. Has anyone else experienced leg sweeping with Lipitor 

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  • Muscle pain on simvastatin

    Hi i'm new on Statin forum , I just wanted to know if statins can cause pains in calf muscles plus dizzeness ,   by interfering with  L-lysine  according to dr google (net) it seems   yes , i just wondered if any one else has ever read about the corelation Statin/ lysine ,does...

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  • New to statins

    hello! I'm new to this group, I'm 53 and have just been diagnosed with high cholesterol and have been put on statins! My cholesterol reading was 8 and have been put on 20 mg of Atorvastatin, don't know if I should take them any feed back would be appreciated. 

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  • Pravastatin Left Me With Colitis

    Following an AF attack in April 2017 I was prescribed a blood thinner, Pravastatin and Ranitidine (a gastro--resistant protector). Within only a few days I started to suffer with awful side effects including pins and needles in my feet and the palms of my hands, my fingertips went completely...

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  • atovarstatin and leg pains

    Hi,my partner is on 80 mg of atorvastatin following a heart attack 12 months ago  and for the last 2 months has developed pains in his legs could this be due to the medication,any advice would be very much appreciated. ​Thanks Sue.

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  • Stopped taking statins

    I'm a 52-year old male, quite fit and healthy (or so I thought) and had a heart attack about a year and a half ago. Not a particularly severe one, but a heart attack nonetheless. Two stents were placed in narrowed arteries. The docs put me on aspirin, a beta blocker, ticagrelor (anti-coagulant) and...

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  • I've been in so much pain in my back and leg useing statins

    nearly two years ago I had a heart attack since then I got sciatica in my left leg as time has gone by I can't cope my lower back pain and shooting pains in my leg can't bare the pain after going the doctors loads of times fabing me of with nerve pain medication gabapentin 400mg three times a...

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  • Atorvastatin and tendon rupture

    Just wondering how many people may be out there that have ruptured tendons after taking Atorvastatin. I had an Acute Coronary syndrome with mild coronary artery disease back in January this year; I don't smoke, do plenty of exercise, drink in moderation, eat sensibly, not overweight, no hereditary...

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  • Does Atorvastatin (Lipitor) cause severe muscle pain

    I had a heart attack in June 2012 and was put on many medications one of them being Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 40mg per day. After a couple of months I was in absolute agony with muscle pain which started in my left arm and shoulder, even had some numbness in fingers. The pain over the last 18 months or...

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  • Atorvastin

    Hi folks, wondering what, if any, side effects I will need to watch out for.  I'm so unhappy about statins fullstop! Many thanks.  

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    Repatha a new statin drug

    Just been reading about a drug called Repetha that is due for release soon, with no side effects (apparently). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3216517/An-alternative-statins-New-drug-halves-cholesterol-fewer-effects-goes-sale-UK-tomorrow.html I hope this link works, if it doesn't just...

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  • I really want to quit statins

    I'm a 63-year-old woman. I am very active. I have a healthy BMI. I have no history of heart disease and I have consistent normal ECGs. I don't have high blood pressure; however, I have high LDL coupled with high HDL for overall high cholesteral levels. But I also have low triglycerides. My blood...

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  • Statins

    I have been prescribed 80 mg liptor and fenofibrate 200mg. I was on 40mg liptor and the fenofibrate but i am now being sick could this be the cause and i have lost over 2 stone since the increase in the liptor. Many thanks bonnie

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  • SIMVASTATIN HELL ?

    I have been taking Simvastatin for over two years. During this time I have got progressively worse. Started with tingling and pins and needles in hands and fingers, sore sole of the feet and a little bit of joint stiffness, lumpy legs, severe lethargy, tireness and irritability. NOW I have muscle wastage...

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  • Pravastatin sodium

    A little history.  Up into 2 months the only meds I was on was lisinophil for evaluated blood pressure. I have been on that med for 7 years.  In June 2017 I began with internal arm shoulder and hamstring pain bad enough that every day living was near impossible.  I finally got diagnose...

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  • Sarcopenia and weight gain from statins

    It's taken me years to realise what is still going on.  About ten years ago I was on Simvastatin for at least two years.  During that time I gained 5 stone in weight (with eating less!) and got to the point where I could hardly walk without help from husband.  At the time I put it...

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  • Lipitor gives False Positive on Tumor Marker Test

    About a year ago I was having upper abdominal pain. Had many tests and was thinking the worst. For whatever reason, I thought it was my pancreas. My doctor ran a CA19  blood test that is a tumor marker test to check my pancreas. My numbers came back at 45 and it was high. It should be under 37u/ml....

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  • Repatha or similar medication

    After taking (various) statins and bearing the consequences for about 5 -6 years, I stopped about 18 months ago.  My cholesterol shot up to 8.5 despite exercise, diet, etc.  My doctor insisted I see a specialist (again) who literally told me off when I questioned the validity of the argument...

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  • 40mg lipitor side effects

    Hi, I have recently been taking 40mg lipitor meds due to raised cholesterol. I have been on these for several months and recently have noticed that I an physically and mentally exhausted on a daily basis. I feel light headed and nauseas, sometimes I vomit. I have no appetite. I am struggling to complete...

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