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ceebee
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   Posted 3/17/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Ever since I was put on lipitor, I have been sick as a dog. Feels like the flu with nausea and dizziness. Really interferes with a normal life! I stopped it two days ago and feel better already. So, could this drug have been the cause? Anyone else have trouble with it? I was on crestor but that one was was eating my muscles. I also think I can control with eating what this drug does. Thanks:)

Phishbowl
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   Posted 3/17/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ceebee.... I found that I did not tolerate statin drugs very well either (was on Crestor for a while). I suffered many of the side effects, including those you mentioned. I'm currently on Ezetrol (ezetimibe), a cholesterol drug that works in the intestines as opposed to the liver like statins do. It's a drug most often used in conjunction with a statin but is also prescribed to those who have difficulties tolerating the statin side effects (like me :-)

May want to check it out?
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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ceebee
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   Posted 3/17/2008 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I stopped lipitor three days ago and feel better already. I went to doctor tonight and all the tests came back worse on lipitor than the crestor. I didn't tell her I already quit it but she took me off it anyways. Darn drug was attacking my liver and muscles. I am going to control it by diet. My cholesterol is darn near perfect anyways. life is once more worth living:)

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/18/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on lipitor for 2 weeks & had severe aches & pains so I threw it out.We  take fish oil capsules & they do work getting cholesteral down.Mine is in great shape now......I take one at nite 1000 mgs.


SnowyLynne


Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/20/2008 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I am taking the lipitor and it works for me but I'm only on 10mg. I also do what Snowy does, and take the fish oil capsules (get them at Sams for cheap) at night. That way if I'm gonna burp fish burps it will happen in my sleep. tongue I also take 1000 mg of flax seed oil in the morning.

I'm eating lots of meats and cheeses and not so many carbs. I believe that the fats are less of a problem when you aren't eating the starches along with them. At least that is my experience.
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