Lipitor side effects women

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Avatar n tn can you comment on the new study that shows memory loss in women on lipitor. This discussion is related to <a href=''>Liptor side effects</a>.
Avatar n tn LIPITOR can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby People with liver problems People allergic to LIPITOR or any of its ingredients Possible Side Effects of LIPITOR Serious side effects in a small number of people: Muscle problems. LIPITOR can cause serious muscle problems that may lead to kidney problems, including kidney failure. You have a higher chance of muscle problems if you are taking certain other medicines with LIPITOR Liver problems. LIPITOR can cause liver problems.
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 i have been taking effexor for about four years and i find the drug has made me a new person,but if i miss a dose i have severe feels like i am living in hell.but when i get back on track i feel great.since i started taking these meds, i have put on 40 pounds and i eat very little.and if i try to wean my self down to a lower dose the side effects start all over doctor told me i will probably be on this for the rest of my life.
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 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 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?
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Avatar n tn So far I have had very few side effects with this pill, and it has helped with all of the things it was supposed to help, so I would like to keep taking it. Any medical information or personal anecdotes about LoEstrin or JunelFe would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Avatar n tn I think it's more of which one your body will tolerate the best. Different brands seem to show different side effects in many people. Lipitor in some women have produced breast pains or enlargement and even the manufacturers cannot explain that one. Still, I suppose it's cheaper than plastic surgery. Some statins cause abdominal pains in some people, or nausea or serious muscle cramps and even damage.
1462455 tn?1313085303 To lower your cholesterol naturally without side effects, do the kapalbhati pranayam for 20 to 30 minutes everyday. Check your cholesterol every week and come back to share your result, to encourage others.Allow 4 weeks to notice the benefit. Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute. Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in).
Avatar n tn The side effects are scarry to me because I have had back surgeries and as a result I get extreme leg cramps. I also have a very high blood HCT level of 48 - 57. (worried about liver problems) I had a histerectomy when I was 25. I got hot flashes @50 yrs(not bad). I have hardening of the arteries per Dr. who found calcifications on my mammograms.(I take lipitor and zetia) I had double pneumonia last year and had it prior to that 20 yrs.ago.
Avatar n tn There was no determination made on Zetia's impact on heart disease. It's also odd that you side effects started after years of use. Side effects from statin use almost always start within the first 90 days, but I guess everyone is different.
620048 tn?1358021835 I haven't noticed any differences yet but I am hoping that is all it was. However the side effects can be pretty severe. I will wait maybe two more weeks and if there isn't any difference i will start them again. I also have a GP appt in two weeks. I will discuss this with him. Let me know if you have a difference.
Avatar n tn But this medication is not recommended to be taken by your own because you may miss some important side effects. Side effects include flushing, stomach upset, vomitings,headache, dizziness,liver damage in some cases.Niacin can also raise blood sugar levels in some cases. Taking the drug during or after the meals can help people to develop a tolerance to flushing and to sometimes decrease it. While you are on niacin, the effect of high blood pressure medicines may also be increased.
Avatar m tn The side-effects of statins may increase with age, and of course with increased dose. I tried coenzyme Q10 before, but it didn't do anything for me.You really should try this new supplement I found - "Actispan PRiORA". I got a free sample, and I could feel an improvement in just a few days, even while still taking 20mg Lipitor. I just checked their website, and it looks like they've stopped the free samples, but maybe worth a try anyway. It's definitely helping me.
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.
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 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 has two 1990 patents combining CoQ10 with statins to prevent CoQ10 depletion and attendant side effects) created a life threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people, only to then sit back with arrogance and horrific irresponsibility and watch to see what happens - as I see two to three new statin cardiomyopathies per week in my practice, I cannot help but view my once great profession with a mixture of sorrow and contempt. Langsjoen article to FDA http//:www.fda.
Avatar f tn i had to get off that now i am on nose spray. i dont know if this is side effects. but in the evening and nights i have hard cramps and run fever. this is every night. i dont know what to do i am under treatment for severe depression, low thyroid, hi chlosterol. lots more just want to know if this cou;d be causing my cramps. thank you.
Avatar f tn The medicines always lower my chol, but I always have bad side effects from them. I now go to a cardiologist in Houston, Tx. and he prescribe welchol. This is the first medicine I have tried that I have taken more then two weeks, I started taking the meds in Oct. of 2008 and stop taking it of Feb. 2008.When the doctor told me to increase the doseage from 2 tables twice a day to 2 tablets 3 times a day each 650mg I believe.
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.
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 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 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 As for the Metoprolol I went on it after surgery to slow down my heart rate and stabalize the beat and found that it also worked wonders. I didn't have any negative side effects from any medication but every one is different.
Avatar n tn The medications themselves can sometimes cause muscle weakness and some claim paresthesias (lipitor). Lipitor can reduce the body's production of CoQ10 and lead to these symptoms. Since this is an over the counter product, you might ask your physician about it. Obviously, your physician has talked to you about weight loss, and although this can really be tough you ought to think about it. What is your cholesterol level? since your on lipitor it must be high. Do you have diabetes?