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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 1686
   Posted 12/20/2011 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugghh, it has been a really bad year for me. My Crohn's was not controlled well, avascular necrosis in 2 joints ( so far) and a surgery to prevent collapse of the knee joint ( due to the AVN) and now a diagnosis of high ldl- 160. My cardiologist prescribed Lipitor 20mg. I am kinda freaked because I tend to react badly to most medications. Can you let me know what to expect when I start taking it?

Post Edited (pmedic) : 12/21/2011 12:12:58 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 12/21/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there my friend, good to see you here.  Lipitor is generally well-tolerated. Minor side effects include constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, gas, heartburn, and headache.
I am not on this medication but hopefully one of the members who is will come along and share with you.
Happy Holidays and my wish for you is that 2012 treats you better then 2011.  :-)
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 1686
   Posted 12/21/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt! Happy holidays to you too! I seem to be making my rounds in all the different Healing Well forums as I am being diagnosed with something new nearly every month, ha ha!
Thanks so much for the well wishes! I certainly hope next year will be a better year for me too!
Take care and have a happy New Year!
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
Avascular necrosis bilateral knees from Prednisone. Surgery on left knee was Oct 2011,
No colon surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Currently on Lialda, Ambien, xanax(prn) D3, probiotic, Rowasa, B12, fish oi
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