I have permanent muscle damage from Lipitor. If you want more information read NIH Statin Study, just Google it. I have had friends who have had serious effects from Lipitor.
They were lucky, they quit and they were able to recover.
The statins deplete the COQ10 enzyme from your muscles and brain. The drug companies knew this but did not tell anyone. They told the doctors it was so safe that the doctors never guessed it was the source of my pain. After 2 years of hell, one doctor suggested I try going off Lipitor and my pain started to decrease.
Please be careful, Crestor is one of the most dangerous Statins on the market.View Thread
I took Lipitor for 12 years and it left me disabled because the doctors could not believe that was the cause of my pain. The drug companies had convinced the doctors it was so safe. One doctor finally suggested I go off in 2004 and my pain level went down by half, it has been slowly fading ever since. Zetia made my chest cavity ache. I told doctors there was no way I would ever take a statin again and am no on the fish oil and so far so good. My cholesterol was 300 when I started and have not had it checked yet.View Thread