Lawsuits filed over Lipitor side effects

Two men who believe they suffered lasting muscle damage from taking the popular anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor are suing medication's maker, Pfizer Inc., claiming the company didn't issue loud enough warnings ... Full Story
Nolygen G

Atlanta, GA

#706 Aug 10, 2012
And yet another drug that is marketed as something that could save lives actually ends up being something causes more misery and pain. I wish this wasn't so for the people we entrust to take care of our health.
http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com/clas...
sarah

Washington, DC

#707 Aug 27, 2012
I dont know just how much an be blamed on statins but i do read some of the same symtoms in everyones statement which leads me to believe there is enough truth for me to stop ive had no tolerence to any form of cholestrol meds.. rather feel good and trust God to choose my homegoing ..im done after trying 4 different kind...thank you all for speaking out
Geo

Tonawanda, NY

#708 Aug 28, 2012
Back on another forum for a pill whats up. just came across this forum always checking diagnose questions for pills im taking. i see that you have balance problems Mary. I take simvastatin and I to have problems balancing specially walkin in dark house when everyone is sleeping. try a strobe light cant stand thgem any more even on holloween cant walk down street. dizzy all the time still on the drug. talk to doc the other day and he always just shrugs it off any questios. that my arm always feels broken aches in neck legs lower back. go back to see him in month. i'll see what happens. still learning of the side affects so if anyone wants to tell me or suggest sites that would be appreciated. Thank You George
Marilyn

Wrentham, MA

#709 Aug 28, 2012
Geo wrote:
I go back to see him in month. i'll see what happens. still learning of the side affects so if anyone wants to tell me or suggest sites that would be appreciated. Thank You George
George, if I were you I wouldn't wait a month. I started to feel side effects within 48 hours of the first dose. I waited ten more days to contact my doctor about the effects, and by then it was too late. I wound up classified as "profoundly impaired" on the twelfth day, nearly unable to walk, housebound (except for ambulance rides to various hospitals at $2000 per trip, from early November through April. Thanks to PT, steroids, and a LOT of hard work, I'm back on my feet with a cane and/or walker. I still can't climb stairs. I'm not sure if I'll ever get back to "normal" again. Lipitor stole nearly an entire year of my life.
A J K

El Prado, NM

#710 Sep 17, 2012
Hi, my husband has been on Lipitor for years now. He has had increasing pain. Servere at times. At night, which seems the worst, he can't even stand for the sheet to touch his feet. Feels like needles shooting pain up his legs. He has muscle pain and joint pain. All have increased over the years, especially the past five years I'd say. He has started "forgetting" where he puts things. He just knows he put them in a certain place and they are not there. This has increased really bad in the last two years. He has only recently read articles about and come to realize that his problems could be related to the lipitor. The more we read about it the more we see the resemblence to his symptoms. Anyone know what steps to take from here. I know that there are several law suits going on, but, don't really see people like us benefiting from them. Just doesn't happen. His Dr. doesn't think that the lipitor is a problem. Kinds depressing, he's only 56. And he's to the point now that he can't hardly do mechanic work, which he has done his whole life and loves greatly. Even has trouble walking, so he's not able to go hunting like he'd like.
Terri

San Ramon, CA

#711 Oct 1, 2012
My husband has been on statins for almost 25 years. His LDL's are 40 and HDL's are 42. His doctor has him taking 80mg Lipitor every day. He started taking Lipitor about 4 years ago, since he has started lipitor he has lost all of his muscle. He is only 61. Never has the doctor ever told him about the CoQ10 reduction Lipitor causes. I have just found out about this these last few weeks that I have been trying to find out what is wrong with my husband. His kidneys are starting to fail and the doctor told him don't worry we will get you on dialysis and ready for a transplant. Basically scaring the crap out of him. He was also told that he would never be able to improve his kindey function. For 35 years his doctors had him taking 1000mg Motrin everyday for pain. Now he is being told not to take motrin because it causes kidney damage. I have been reading and I see were some people also state that statins cause kidney damage. I would like my husband to get off the statins, but his doctor told him that if he gets off the statins he will have a heart attack or stroke. I feel these are scare tactics. I have been trying different herbs and vitamins hoping that he will be able to keep his LDL levels low and even if they go up to 70 I don't think he should have to worry. We have already in one weeks time had his GFR increase by 20% with diet. My question is does anyone know f anyone that went off statins that had a heart attack or stroke because the went off the statins? I see a lot of people talking about getting off statins, but has it had any adverse affects?
Jon

New York, NY

#712 Oct 2, 2012
One of the things that stands out to me from reading these posts is that you are not required to take Lipitor, even if your doctor prescribes it. Assuming you live in a free country, it is always your right not to take it. Its true that lipitor decreases heart attacks, so your risk might go up if you stop. But it is your right to stop taking it, and it makes sense to do so if the side effects are severe. Someday in the U. S. we may have a government run healthcare that will force you to take lipitor to lower your cholesterol or face fines and denial of other coverage, but not yet.
Michelle

Bray, Ireland

#713 Oct 4, 2012
I agree with Jon above. I go further and feel that there really is no need for lipitor or statins of any kind. Niacin is as affective if taken in high doses and it's proven that following a plant based diet can lower cholesterol naturally without the need for any drugs. It will also improve overall health and well-being. Although not for everyone it's worth considering and incorporating more plant based foods and meals in to your diet. I've just completed an online course myself which was fantastic and has been the cornerstone to change my way of thinking! www.happyheartcourse.com - well worth trying! 100% natural without any of the nasty side effects which are rampant!
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#714 Oct 4, 2012
The hospital chains are now denying the local doctor the rights to their patient care after being admitted to a cardiology medical at the local hospital where the standard is the Statin drugs without knowledge of COq10 and plavix along with the damage of metoprolog and lisinoprol are administered in more of forced medicine by the pharmacutical and AMA. n It is obvious of the political intent of the Statin drugs and memory loss are voting and other health related issues for Romney / Bush class of investors. The mind drugs will tell you so.

The issue of cholesterol is known in the protection of the heart and brain and it is clear that the intent is political. Niacin is a good substitution in my opinion for the damaging Statin drugs.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#716 Oct 4, 2012
Jon wrote:
One of the things that stands out to me from reading these posts is that you are not required to take Lipitor, even if your doctor prescribes it. Assuming you live in a free country, it is always your right not to take it. Its true that lipitor decreases heart attacks, so your risk might go up if you stop. But it is your right to stop taking it, and it makes sense to do so if the side effects are severe. Someday in the U. S. we may have a government run healthcare that will force you to take lipitor to lower your cholesterol or face fines and denial of other coverage, but not yet.
Heart medicine from Cardiology is Carbon copy medicine forced on the public. The forth leading pharmacuticl drug sales is the Statin drugs. The mind drugs are the leader with the court supporting and inforcing their position and then the memory loss Statin drugs.

Its a NAZI medical state of mind.

The (APA) DSM-V is the future version of the Mein Kampf.

Bombs and bullets will be replaced with mind drugs and psychotherapy (false memory) in future generations.

That's certainly what Aldus Huxley predicted with his fictional Soma and it came true
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#717 Oct 4, 2012
Here is the agenda of the Mental Health in the take over of the Judiciary Branch of government (by state) on the problem the industry caused in the USA.(Drug America) This is a similar takeover to what happen in the Public School System.

Mental Health Courts State Links

Mental Health Court by links

http://www.ncsc.org/topics/problem-solving-co...
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#718 Oct 4, 2012
Cartoon: Psychiatry / Court/ puppet

http://familyrights.us/images/psychs_shred_ri...
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#719 Oct 4, 2012
Historic Precedent

In the momentous article "Medical Science Under Dictator-ship," Dr. Leo Alexander, the chief U.S. medical consultant at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, examined "the process by which the German medical profession became a willing and unquestioning collaborator with the Nazis." He noted the early changes in medical attitudes that predisposed German physicians to first collect data on their patients to conduct what today we call "cost-effective analysis," and then to use the latter information as a vehicle to commit medical genocide under the auspices of the totalitarianism of National Socialism. Dr. Alexander warns us that "from small beginnings" the values of an entire society may be subverted, leading to the horrors of a police state. The "small beginnings" in Nazi Germany that Dr. Alexander referred to first led the physicians to collect data from their patients and then violate their patients' privacy and medical record confidentiality by supplying the information to the state.(6) Organizations with humanitarian-sounding names were set up in Nazi Germany to institute "health" programs, under deceptive, euphemistic terms. For example, questionnaires collected by a "Realm's Work Committee of Institutions for Cure and Care" gathered and reported information on patients who had been ill five years or more and who were unable to work. "On the basis of name, race, marital status, nationality, next of kin, whether regularly visited and by whom, who bore financial responsibility, and so forth," decisions were ultimately made for the patient euthanasia program heralded by the Nazi government for the good of the state and the "health of the nation." The first steps taken toward barbarism were the result of the physicians' willingness to participate in patient data collection and the violation of medical privacy. "Corrosion," as Dr. Alexander wrote, "begins in microscopic proportions." German physicians were, more than any other profession, heavily represented in the Nazi Party, which they joined in droves. German psychiatrists were no exception, and they also enthusiastically supported Nazi Germany's gun control laws of 1938 that disarmed the civilian population and left a monopoly of force in the hands of the German military and the SS. The rest, as we say, is history.

AMA Becomes Political

As to the commitment of the AMA to weakening medical privacy and individual-based ethics in favor of population-based ethics and achieve a partnership with government, there is no longer any doubt.(7,8) In the case of the American Psychiatric Association, one only has to peruse its position statement on homicide prevention and gun control promulgated by its leadership as early as 1993: "In view of the need to reinforce individual and group sanctions against the use of violence as a social instrument, behavioral mode, or adaptorional [sic] pattern, as psychiatrists have done with drug abuse, suicidal actions, and antisocial behavior, the American Psychiatric Association recommends that strong controls be placed on the availability of all types of firearms to private citizens."(9) Why would the AMA and organized medicine become involved in this politically expedient but potentially explosive issue of gun control and condone the systematic violation of the privacy of vulnerable patients?

http://www.haciendapub.com/edcor8.html
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#720 Oct 4, 2012
Republican George Bush Sr

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Josie Sanford

Terrace, Canada

#721 Oct 12, 2012
I believe Lipitor made my husband's last few year's a living hell.Back pain, no muscle mass, could hardly walk.He already had a kidney diesease so of course Lipitor may have made it progress faster.His last year was on Dialyis and unfortunaly last November he lost his life to liver Cancer.I feel very strongly that Lipotor had a part in him getting Cancer.Also his doctor failed to have him tested for liver function.If anyone out there has had similar symtoms something has to be done to stop Lipitor.
HumanSpirit

Interlachen, FL

#722 Oct 13, 2012
Josie Sanford wrote:
I believe Lipitor made my husband's last few year's a living hell.Back pain, no muscle mass, could hardly walk.He already had a kidney diesease so of course Lipitor may have made it progress faster.His last year was on Dialyis and unfortunaly last November he lost his life to liver Cancer.I feel very strongly that Lipotor had a part in him getting Cancer.Also his doctor failed to have him tested for liver function.If anyone out there has had similar symtoms something has to be done to stop Lipitor.
The doctor is no good if he prescribes the Statin drugs (Lipitor, baycore, simvastatin others) He is using the drug for political reason by loss of memory and for profits by secondary health issues. Cardiologists are much like the so called Mental Health professional that have no science , no medical model and no evidence based medicine for their horse manure. The Cardiologist are lying about cholesterol. I would also question taking plavix and asprin together and make sure the doctor tells you about COq10 and the Statin drugs. I got rid of Lisinopril and Metoprolol which have a negative history too. I use garlic to thin the blood and other health benefits and Potassium and magnesium to control any problems with blood pressure. Inam not dead since I stopped his manure drugs like he saidI would be.

read.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar...

protect the interest of your love ones from the mad men of medicine.
Andre

UK

#723 Oct 15, 2012
Thank you all for adding your experience, so it is not 'just me'?! I'm basedin the UK.

I've been on and off various Lipitor, later Atorvastatin brands of 20mg tablets.(I've been for the last 6 months on 80mg to get my hereditary high LDL down.)

I started 25-ish years ago for about three years on Zocor wit no side effects but since then I'v been on generics (other brands). I also experienced heavy chest pains sometimes two to three weeks after I was changed over to a different (cheaper ?) brand name and it stopped a week or two after I stopped taking it. The pain would start again a week or so after starting to take that brand's tablet again. I then insisted on being subscribed another brand and many many doctors even heart specialists, told me it could NOT be the Atorvastatin tablets and that I should not stop taking them. To date I have yet to find one doctor that agrees this may be a side effect. Ummmm it is my body, I know (can feel) when it is shouting out in severe pain that something is wrong. I would wake up from sleep due to the pain.
What I found interesting is that the different generic brand names don't all work for me.
O and thanks for pointing out the memory loss problem. I also found that I'm often tired (without energy) and started to forget names and words for things over the last 10 to 13 years I would say, I'm now in my late 40s.
I'm going to give CoQ10 a try.
All the best to you all and thanks again for sharing your experience.
Andre

UK

#724 Oct 15, 2012
Additional information.

I also often had liver and/or tummy pain after taking my tablets. I then started to take my tablets with a pint (+/- 500ml) water to help flush it through and help the kidneys, it helped for me. The only side effect is that because I take my tablets at 20:00, I now wake up to 'answer the call of nature' in the middle of the night.

Also forgot to mention, I struggle like mad to fall asleep if I wake up, may that be another side effect ?
HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#725 Oct 15, 2012
Geo wrote:
Back on another forum for a pill whats up. just came across this forum always checking diagnose questions for pills im taking. i see that you have balance problems Mary. I take simvastatin and I to have problems balancing specially walkin in dark house when everyone is sleeping. try a strobe light cant stand thgem any more even on holloween cant walk down street. dizzy all the time still on the drug. talk to doc the other day and he always just shrugs it off any questios. that my arm always feels broken aches in neck legs lower back. go back to see him in month. i'll see what happens. still learning of the side affects so if anyone wants to tell me or suggest sites that would be appreciated. Thank You George
your doctor knows the damage being done but he elected to take the incentive of the pharmacutical industry over your health and welfare. The history of the Statin drugs is long and the secondary health issues are severe. The drug is politically damaging like the Mind drugs too.
Dee

Ajax, Canada

#728 Oct 27, 2012
I just helped my mother get around.My mother can barely walk. Her family Doctor finally has taken her off Lipitor . It bothers me that he took so long.

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