My doc did suggest a supplement for the muscle cramps, which were rather severe. Then she decided to lower the dosage for a while to see if my body could get used to it and so far, that has worked. I am back to full strength however, now I am having digestive problems again. I hate to always be complaining but like I said, who wants to feel bad all the time? I don't doubt there are alot of things I could take to mask these symptoms--maybe I would need two or three.
A few years ago while taking Lipitor, I had some really bad side effects (although I didn't know it was from the drug at the time) so I saw a gastroenterologist. After testing and telling me he could find nothing wrong, he prescribed a drug, aka purple pill. It wasn't as though I had a reflux problem or anything like that, I think he just decided it might help. Took it twice, both days I doubled over with pain. I d/c that, and then finally after three years, started to think my problem could be related to the Lipitor. It was.
Maybe I'm wrong about this but if in time we can't get used to a medication and experience side effects that are so intolerable that we have to take several other drugs, can this really be good for us? When I had trouble with the purple pill, they wanted to give me something else to take and I said no way. Anyway, I'm just wondering how much of this might be due to my FMS or if there are alot of others out there experiencing similar. I'm not anti-medication or anything like that, just disappointed this drug is causing me problems. My numbers were almost all within range last time, now this again!