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If you use Lipitor or another statin please help others by sharing your experience. What would you tell your best friend about using Lipitor? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.

Hip pain and tingling in hand
Date: 3/22/2015
After taking Lipitor for 3 months I got such a pain in my hip I could not walk so I went off it on my own. Later the doctor told me to go back on After about 3 months the tingling in my hand got so bad I am thinking od stopping again

AskDocWeb: Be sure to read the "black box" warning on the package insert.

Date: 6/3/2015
I have been taking Lipitor for 6 weeks and About a month ago I noticed hair falling out but it's gotten so bad that I can see my scalp where I have Always had a head FULL of beautiful hair !! Scary !! So Thank U for UR site because I will stop taking it and have my doctor place me on something else.

AskDocWeb: You are welcome Senaida.

Loss of sense of taste
Date: 10/5/2015
I have a severe loss of my sense of taste and am wondering if Lipitor has contributed to this problem. I have been using Lipitor for about 10 years. My sense of taste has been effected for about the past 5 years. Have other users had similar experiences losing their sense of taste?

AskDocWeb: Yes, Lipitor is on the list. Changes in the sense of taste have been reported by others using this medication.

Cracking joints and difficulty getting up
Date: 10/30/2015
I have been on Crestor for many years. My insurance went crazy with the cost so I asked the Doctor if he could put me on something else... Lipitor 80. I've been on it a month and noticed that my joints are CRACKING AND WHEN I bend or sit on the floor it's hard for me to get up. These symptoms are all new so I thought I'd reach out and see if anyone else has had these symptoms? Please advise

AskDocWeb: Yes, others have reported muscle degeneration and joint problems. Please discuss this with your doctor.

Lipitor worked but...
Date: 5/13/2016
Been on 20mg Lipitor 2 months after stent surgery. Dropped my cholesterol from 188 to 87. Started having muscle spasms in my well as gall bladder type attacks which sent me to ER. Been off 2 days and much better. Will try Crestor

Severe pain in fingers
Date: 5/21/2016
I've been on Lipitor for 4 months. Started having severe pain in fingers of both hands. hard to grip and Advil does nothing. Even tried tylenol arthritis with no relief Been off Lipitor for a week and still painful. How long until it goes away? Sure it's this drug! thx

AskDocWeb: For some people the effects leave right away. For others it takes a long time, some never fully recover... That's one of the reasons why there are lawsuits going on right now.

Lipitor review
Date: 6/2/2016
I have been taking lipitor 10 mg. for at least 15 years now. The aches and pains in my hips,legs,neck at times are unbearable. I eat a heart healthy diet and have done so for several years. I was a avid walker for 20 years but I hurt to much in the a.m. to continue this lifestyle. I am now 62 years old,my cholesteral level is around 230 which I know is not great. I do not recommend this statin drug at all,it is horrible. It gives me pains in my stomach, insomnia. I have noticed when I go off of it for only 2 days all symptoms are alleviated. I had a doctor that thought all my side effects were in my head, I quit going to her because of that. I was glad to come across this web site and happy to read I am not alone in this.

Swelling of the eyelids and face
Date: 12/14/2016
HI, I started to take Liptor 10 mg. After ten minutes later, I am having swelling of the eyelids, around the eyes and face. I am not using none medications that interfere with liptor. I need to stop Liptor. thanks,

AskDocWeb: Hopefully you called your doctor to report this adverse reaction.

Lipitor experience
Date: 7/14/2017
I was on Lipitor, last year. I started to feel l had a really bad case of the flu. At the ER they realized my kidneys were shutting down. I was hospitalized for 4 days, cause unknown. Two months later, a more severe case of the same thing happened. At this time, a connection was finally made. No permanent damage, that I am aware of. Seven months later, I am doing okay. I no longer take this medication but I have stayed aware of new updates. I have yet to notice any documentation of KIDney FAILure, ALmost fatal, and a 22k+ hospital bill as a side effect of Lipitor. Keep yourselves aware of all the possibilities of medications you take.

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