I WAS ON LIPITOR FOR A WHILE(A YEAR OR SO AGO) AND STARTED SUFFERING FROM MUSCLE PROBLEMS. I MENTIONED THIS TO MY PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, AND HE, WITHOUT FURTHER QUESTIONING IMMEDIATLY TOOK ME OF THE LIPITOR. HE THEN PUT ME ON THE GENERIC OG PRAVACHOL, AND I HAVE BEEN ON THAT FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS. I AM NOW HAVING ANOTHER MUSCLE PROBLEM AND HAVE REDUCED MY 20 MG OF PRAVASTAIN TO A HALF PILL EACH DAY. I TRIED STOPPING IT AL TOGETHER AND I WASN'T CERTAIN THAT IT HELPED MY SHOULDER MUSCLE PROBEL SO I THOUGH I WOULD CONTINUE WITH A HALF OF MY 20 MG OF PRAVASTATIN. MY TOTAL HAS BEEN ABOUT 120 TO 140 FOR YEARS AND MY LDL HAS BEEN LESS THAN 100 ALSO. MY HDL HOWEVER GORS FROM THE LOW 50S TO AS LOW AS 38. I AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD JUST CUT THE CHOLESTEROL MED OUT COMPLETELY. I AM 85 YRS OF AGE AND FIGURE I WILL BE FREE OF THAT UPPER LEFT ARM MUSCLE PROBLEM THAT I AM NBOTHERED FROM ANY TIME I REACH BACK TO GET SOMETHING IN MUY REAR POCKET. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ALLOF THE ABOVE.View Thread
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