Lipitor side effects men

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Avatar f tn Unless you have experienced the full brunt of side effects from statins, you can not state "just stick it out". The side effects are unbearable. I finally asked my doctor if it was really healthier that i went from someone who worked out at the gym 5 days a week to someone gobbling pain medicine and laying on the couch. I had no life on the meds and so, I opted to take the risk.
Avatar n tn Do you think this could be a side effect of Lipito? Could Lipitor had damaged the muscles around the occipital nerve? Or could lipitor had damaged the occipital nerve?
Avatar n tn She was like a guinea pig and now, 8 years after, she is living with side effects that have never gone : hypotension (around 8), fainding every day, unbearable headaches, kidney pyelonephritis every months, and an exhausting fatigue that keep her in her bed sometimes several days, where she can hardly eat alone. Before that, she was so full of life, making car races, flying planes, being a model for photographes, and photographer herself.
446474 tn?1446351282 with a whole variety of side effects,irrespective of the contraindications with HCV therapy meds They have become a financial bonanza in the last 10 years for Pharma.
Avatar n tn I was released. I was told I should have no side effects. But now I have bad head aches on my left temple and I get a stabbing pain on my temple and neck, that last that last just several seconds. Also my speach has been effected slightly. Often I will be talking and a word will pop in a sentence where it doesnt belong, and I forget just what I want to say. Could you tell me how long these symptons last?
242516 tn?1368227505 S. and 25 other countries. One-fourth were black or Hispanic, and 40 percent were women. Men were 50 or older; women, 60 or older. There was no past medical history of heart problems or diabetes. They were randomly assigned to take a placebo (dummy pills) or Crestor, made by British-based AstraZeneca PLC. The results were significant enough that the trial was halted early, only after 2 years because the evidence was strong enough to consider placing all participants on crestor.
Avatar n tn It shouldn't just be lawyers fighting for females who have taken Lipitor and now suffer severe adverse effects. Men who have taken Lipitor and as a result now have the types of conditions you describe above should be allowed to sue for damages too. This is most unfair and unjust. Perhaps this may change. Your male friend should seek a lawyer who would be willing to sue for damages on his behalf.
Avatar n tn Heck, I'm only 39yo and in good shape and don't want to even take the simvastatin alone since the potential side effects scare the crap out me, not to mention the combo. I may wait to see if I can wean off the nexium first, as my GI doc is going to try and slowly wean me off in the next couple months. Fingers crossed. FWIW, my cholesterol total was 234, HDL=52, LDL=150, triglcerides= 106. I've been trying to lower all with much better diet and more exercise.
Avatar n tn About 80% of us with hep c don't experience side effects. That excludes liver damage which a lot of us have from the disease. I went 38 years symptom free and then my AST/ALT went nuts so I decided to treat. So far the treatment has only been a nuisance for me.
Avatar n tn I believe the lower doses of each are likely to give you less side effects and less potential for liver damage. I wouldn't want to just depend on a statin to perform the miracles needed - I want to cover all of my bases. Also I took a monthlong round of a frontline anti-biotic in the early days, based on the possibility that my plaques were full of bacteria. Maybe not a wise thing to do, as it killed every bug in my body, including the good ones, but it may have helped stop my disease.
Avatar n tn The Altace doesn't do much, but supposedly is a good drug for people with CAD. The Norvasc is very effective against BP, but at my dose, I now have side effects. I'm hoping that my semi-retirement in a wilderness area will allow me to relax and do more outdoor activity allowing me to cut back the BP meds. I would say that an ACE inhibitor might be good and probably won't have much effect on BP and none on heart rate.
Avatar n tn So you should be off of it. You could try generic Lipitor (atorvastatin). It usually has less side effects. Also, we totally changed our diet so that my husband only takes the lowest does and 3 times a week. I think he hardly needs it now if at all. We are on the Dr. McDougall diet which is a whole plant based diet, with no added oil or fat. It is basically a fat free vegan diet. It takes some getting used to but eventually your tastes change.
Avatar f tn No wonder he’s having some sexual side effects. And it doesn’t help that you’re obviously putting pressure on him to “perform” and “achieve.” These words and concepts contribute to men feeling sex is work. And who wants to work all the time, especially when feeling not up to par? I can’t tell you anything about whether any or all of these drugs are interfering with his sexual response. For that, he needs to see a urologist for thorough testing.
Avatar n tn Karen I took CoQ10 it helps with statin side effects. It s a vitamin sold at any drug store. It help me to where mine are not so scary anymore. Completely safe.
620048 tn?1358021835 I had to stop taking Lipitor last year because of the side effects of this statin - I felt like I had the flu, with aches all over. When the non-stop intestinal side effects kicked in to the point I was passing blood I waved the surrender flag. I went off the lipitor, with my cardio's knowledge, and almost immediately felt better. This was all BEFORE I had read the problems with statin drugs.
Avatar m tn I can't comment on the cost vs benefit of a better lipid profile but to me I'd go with the lowering of lipids to prevent future problems. Did you try the Niacin with aspirin to reduce side effects taken at bedtime? Niacin can do wonders on the LDL especially when there may be a corkscrew like protein attached to it and no amount of statin, diet or lifestyle change will impact the LDL but Niacin will. It is referred to as LPa and can be done in some advanced lipid testing.
Avatar n tn I have no side effects whatsoever. The Minoxidil caused all my hair to grow back (I had small spots of alopecia due to stress) which is a good side effect (all the hair grew back) and my eye brows turned black that is all. You know the stuff "Rogaine" for hair loss also contains Minoxidil/Lonitin.
Avatar f tn Have your husband start taking CoQ10 if he hasn't already. Excerpt from Dr Greg Emerson - Cholesterol Reduction... "Remember that these drugs are often associated with side-effects including nausea, headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, shortness of breath, memory loss, liver problems, muscle weakness, muscle pain, peripheral neuropathy and cardiomyopathy due to a depletion of Coenzyme Q10.
Avatar n tn I initially tried Niacin therapy along with a strict diet and exercise, as I for quite awhile did not want to take statins after blood tests showed very elevated LDL and Trigs. I'm a male, age 66. Right off the git-go I got a terrible reaction, I turned red and itched like crazy. The doc tried two other types of Niacin, same reaction, so it didn't take long for me to quit taking it.
Avatar n tn Although the mechanism behind BPH is poorly understood at best, it is known that men who do not produce DHT never develop BPH. The main side effects of this drug are loss of libido and a somewhat desirable effect of reduced male pattern hairloss. However remember that your body still uses the testosterone that wasnt metabolized, and only a minority develop these side effects.
Avatar m tn There is so much written on blood thinners now and i guess we have to weigh out the benefits vs. the possible side effects. I can't help but believe that someday probably when we are all gone that use of those two meds will seem barbaric....try the Ask The Doctor Live site....the Medhelp Leaders are touting it as a great site and maybe today i'll be able to get to it and see what is really going on...have a great rest of your weekend....
Avatar m tn In fact, so many people take them that we spent $12.5 billion on Lipitor in 2006 alone. But brand new research reveals that they may seriously damage your health. That’s because statins significantly increase your risk of diabetes. That means millions of people taking the drugs now have to decide which is worse… heart disease or diabetes. An epic study shows that specific dietary changes can reduce your risk of heart disease by 81 percent – without resorting to statin drugs.
Avatar f tn Lipitor side effects are listed as 1 in 2200 so it is very rare which has shown Lipitor to be a very safe drug. Just make sure that you are aware of the possible side effects and report them to your doctor so he can help weigh the benefits to the risk. Also, there may be other treatment options as well. Typically, I have my blood work done every 6 months to make sure everything is fine, which it always has been for the past several years.
Avatar f tn Something happened to the rest of us though 'cause we non lipitor siblings sit with our eye glazed over and our mouths open when the lipitor side of the family speaks. ; ] " Thank you! Have a great day! (BTW, I'm an engineer ... but I don't take statins ... may be I should start taking it??
Avatar f tn Statins, such as Lipitor and Zocor, are common drugs with widely known side effects that include liver damage, muscle problems, memory and mood changes, and more. In the case of muscle problems, if the side effect is not recognized it can progress to a potentially fatal condition called rhabdomyolysis.
Avatar n tn Tried Lipitor and didn't like the side affects. Now this might sound like I'm a crank but I started eating an avocado a day (1/2 if they are really big) and over a period of about 6 - 9 months my HDL rose significantly and has stayed high much to the surprise of the doctors who are sceptical but acknowledge that something has done it. I can't remember where I heard about the benfits of avocado's re cholesterol but I must have read it or got it from an avocado farm leaflet.
649848 tn?1484935765 I agree with you Barb, it seems they dream up a new marketing strategy in order to push drugs on us. They put me on those things when I turned 50. Said it was time for me to start taking them. I was on them for about two months in misery and said to hell with that. My husband is on them and he can barely move his muscles hurt so much. I think its all a bunch of crap to sell more drugs meself.
Avatar n tn Is it not? anyway, my question pertains to Lipitor and its possible effects on diet in general. Please help if you can.
Avatar m tn The more slices (different angles) the better for a 3D effect. The images are reassembled to provide a view of the vessel anatomy. A plain x-ray is just one dimensional. Almost every individuals with the U.S. population has some hardening of the arteries and calcium buildup. The soft plaque within the lining of the vessels has the largest risk for a heart attack (I believe > 90%).