Lawsuits filed over Lipitor side effe...

Lawsuits filed over Lipitor side effects

There are 847 comments on the The Associated Press story from Jun 8, 2006, titled Lawsuits filed over Lipitor side effects . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

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 ...

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sally

Portland, OR

#754 Dec 27, 2012
I take ttalhat also it did bring my colestaral way down but my left arm is numb and e all the time. I have neuropathy and wake up in pain every night. I told my doctor he said he couldn't explain it.what do I do? Go off it or keep taking it. I have no energy. Please let me know what to do! Thanks email is [email protected]
sally

Portland, OR

#755 Dec 27, 2012
I thought it was took off the market so I was surprised when he gave it to me. I also have a blocked artery in my neck that's 69%clogged but he not doing surgery and I scared of,a stroke . What do I do
HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#756 Dec 27, 2012
I like formyself, using minerals like potassium and mgnessium,then the amino acid L Lysine with a high dose of vitaime C along with garlic, niacin with an the b complex vitamins and omaga 3 fatty acids. I take a little vitamin e too and coq10.
Evangeline Ames

Darby, PA

#757 Jan 6, 2013
I have been taking Atovastatin for 2 months. First they were pulled off the pharmacy shelves for possibly being contaminated with ground glass. Then I started back when all was clear. My arms are sore and paining to the point where I can't sleep. I am extremely fatigued during the day even after trying to nap. I have distrubing dreams and have started coughing which I assumed was allegy related. However, after reading all of your posts I see that we all have something in common; symptoms we didn't have before and the taking of a statin drug. Mine are going into the trash can and I will never again accept a prescription for such a debilitating drug. I will opt for natural remedies such as garlic, fish oil, flax seed oil and will also try lecithin. Thank you for your valuable input.
HumanSpirit

La Crosse, FL

#758 Jan 6, 2013
The VA in Orlando florida is charging all persons that refuse to take the Statin drugs along with metropolol or other drugs including mind drugs to protect their jobs from the side effects including muscle fatigue and atrophy and loss of memory as being non compliant to the doctor (who no doubt ) is mislead by the pharmaceutical industry. The use of Niacin, garlic and other vitamins and minerals are much safer IMO.

Statin drugs
http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/why_statin...

Are you taking these dangerous cholesterol drugs

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

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Metropolol

http://m.topix.com/forum/drug/metoprolol/T95R...
HumanSpirit

La Crosse, FL

#759 Jan 6, 2013
Why would the VA allow the medical profession and pharmaceutical industry to overlook the health and welfare of the American soldier or former American solgier?

Statin drugs inhibit the action of an enzyme, HMG coenzyme A reductase, that catalyses an early step in the 25-step process that produces cholesterol. This step is also an early step in the synthesis of a number of other powerful biological substances that are involved in cellular regulation processes and antioxidant effects. One of these is coenzyme Q10, present in the greatest concentration in the heart, which plays an important role in mitochondrial energy production and acts as a potent antioxidant (Gottlieb et al., 2000). Statins also interfere with cell-signaling mechanisms mediated by so-called G-proteins, which orchestrate complex metabolic responses to stressed conditions. Another crucial substance whose synthesis is blocked is dolichol, which plays a crucial role in the endoplasmic reticulum. We can't begin to imagine what diverse effects all of this disruption, due to interference with HMG coenzyme A reductase, might have on the cell's ability to function.

3. LDL, HDL, and Fructose

We have been trained by our physicians to worry about elevated serum levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL), with respect to heart disease. LDL is not a type of cholesterol, but rather can be viewed as a container that transports fats, cholesterol, vitamin D, and fat-soluble anti-oxidants to all the tissues of the body. Because they are not water-soluble, these nutrients must be packaged up and transported inside LDL particles in the blood stream. If you interfere with the production of LDL, you will reduce the bioavailability of all these nutrients to your body's cells.

http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/why_statin...

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Military / public violence, death and suicides from mind drugs

Soldier Cases

http://www.ssristories.com/index.php...

Public cases

Death, violence, erratic behavior and the suicide by mind drugs

http://ssristories.com/index.php
HumanSpirit

La Crosse, FL

#760 Jan 6, 2013
Lets stop the VA force drugging
lisa-shae

Tampa, FL

#761 Jan 7, 2013
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 testedr liver function.If anyone out there has had similar symtoms something has to be done to stop Lipitor.
. My father suffered a heart attack in 2004 . After the heart attack his Dr. Prescribe him Lipitor which he took for 4yrs. We are now finding out that he has cancer in the liver which has metastasis to his kidneys and adrenal glands. My father has never smoked and his not a drinker. No cancer in his family and his parents lived over the age of 85 and 94. So where did this disease come from? I strongly believe it was the drug but I have no proof as yet. Had his doctor been doing a liver profile while he was on the drug we would have found out his problems sooner.
Rita

United States

#762 Jan 12, 2013
I was on Lipitor for 7 months as my problems startet. My legs were hurting me, I got a bad rash on my arms and right leg. my lower back was hurting like hell. I became bruises under my arm.
I felt tired and sick.
After I stopped Lipitor I got better. I am off for 7 days now and I feel improvement in walking and sleeping.
I will never go back to this medication!
Betty

Cheshire, CT

#767 Jan 16, 2013
My sister took lipitor and passed away from lymphoma. Her legs became swollen and actually started to seep to the point where the liquid had to be wiped off the floor. It was awful.
MJH

Zeeland, MI

#768 Jan 16, 2013
mak wrote:
GIVE ME A BREAK! Two bad apples spoil the barrel. How about all the lives that been improved and saved do to lipitor. For the good of the majority. This kind of nonsense is why medications cost so much. Can not blame it on the pharmaceutical companies. Can only blame it on bloodsucking lowlife lawyers and the animals that hire them.
Reply to Mac - If you do your research and actually talk to people, you will know that there are many, many, many people that feel that Lipitor and all statins are major trouble. I am one of those that took it for only a short time and believe it did PERMANENT muscle damage and has acted as a catalyst for many of my health issues such as pain and swelling in my ankles and difficulty in walking. Before I took Lipitor, I walked long distances for exercise five nights a week on a regular basis, often seven,and I was an assistant teacher at preschools and chased and played with children. Within 3 days of taking lipitor I had trouble with severe pain in my knees. I believed then as I do now that Lipitor destroyed my quality of life, and that it should not prescribed for anyone! Believe me the tradeoff is not worth it! If you want to be an idiot, that's up to you, but don't say you weren't warned by those who have been affected negatively by Lipitor and believe me,the numbers are a lot higher than 2!
MJH

Zeeland, MI

#770 Jan 16, 2013
DNAhombre wrote:
<quoted text>
I take Statins(Crestor) and I am a Pfizer stockholder. Statins are lifesavers. A small percentage of patients suffer adverse reactions, devastating to them, but; acceptable to the FDA. This is true for many drugs. There would be no progress, if the industry scrapped every therapeutic that hurt a few patients.... Hombre
You may have been fortunate enough not to suffer the horrific side effects of these statins, but if you really do your research you will find hundreds of people who have been affected badly by Lipitor and have had their quality of life either totally destroyed or at the very least greatly reduced. Many of those people were active, vital people in good health BEFORE they took it and lost the ability to be active after they took it. I took it for a short time, and it affected my mobility and my ability to exercise and walk and function normally. It is my belief that Lipitor caused permanent damage to my muscles, and that it is irreversible. I personally believe that not only is this drug NOT a life saver, but a life destroyer, and at least for some of us it should NEVER, EVER have been prescribed! Unfortunately,from the research I have done via the Internet, the websites I've found would indicate that there are many people who have permanent disabilities caused by Lipitor, and even stopping the drug does not reverse those disabilities or damage to their health.
MJH

Zeeland, MI

#771 Jan 16, 2013
stlcop wrote:
How many of the people here who have experienced unfortunate side effects spoke with the pharmacist about what side effects they should watch out for?
I did speak with the pharmacist, but only AFTER I began to experience unusual side effects. After only about 3 days, I began experiencing, nausea, weakness and super severe pain in my kneecaps so when one of my coworkers encouraged me to call the pharmacist to see if the pain in my kneecaps could be a side effect of Lipitor, I did so. I was told that the information that they had indicated that that pain COULD possibly be a side effect of Lipitor, but that in most cases they expected it to dissipate after a time period of being on it. Wish I had listened to my body and STOPPED taking that stupid drug at the first indication of anything abnormal in my body! Although I have been trying to regain my mobility by the things that I've researched, I have been unable to sustain any long time improvements. Before I took lipitor, I could walk, run, and play with the children I cared for. After I took it, I couldn't even walk through the local park and zoo with my son because it was too painful to walk or stand for long periods of time.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#772 Jan 16, 2013
MJH wrote:
<quoted text>Reply to Mac - If you do your research and actually talk to people, you will know that there are many, many, many people that feel that Lipitor and all statins are major trouble. I am one of those that took it for only a short time and believe it did PERMANENT muscle damage and has acted as a catalyst for many of my health issues such as pain and swelling in my ankles and difficulty in walking. Before I took Lipitor, I walked long distances for exercise five nights a week on a regular basis, often seven,and I was an assistant teacher at preschools and chased and played with children. Within 3 days of taking lipitor I had trouble with severe pain in my knees. I believed then as I do now that Lipitor destroyed my quality of life, and that it should not prescribed for anyone! Believe me the tradeoff is not worth it! If you want to be an idiot, that's up to you, but don't say you weren't warned by those who have been affected negatively by Lipitor and believe me,the numbers are a lot higher than 2!
Don't overlook that Carpal Tunnel is also a product of Statin drugs also metropolol. High doses of vitamin B complex help with the nerve problems created by these pharmaceutical drugs
Stopped

Buffalo, NY

#776 Jan 25, 2013
scared by big pharma wrote:
TINA:
Just saw last week on the CBS a.m. show that Lipitor can cause tendon problems. 96 people in a study ALL had tendon issues ...all were 50 and under and led active lifestyles, exercised, etc.
ALL had issues with tendons...from tendonitis, to ruptured tendons to tendon tears..
check out www.spacedoc.com and you'll be flushing those useless poision pills....
the risks don't outweight the so-called benefit.
studies in women over 70 show increased risk of stroke and other issues..hmmm, isn't that what it is supposed to be preventing.
More glossy spin brougth to you by the reps from BIG PHARMA and sponsored by our useless FDA...
IF ANYONE THINKS THE FDA IS WORKING TO WATCH OUT FOR OUR SAFETY, THINK AGAIN....THE BIGGEST $$$ COMING INTO THE FDA ARE FROM BIG PHARMA...(could be called pay-offs, but wouldn't that be illegal?)
hmmm.
GOOD LUCK
have the same problem with my arm, hurts so bad I want to rip it off. Doc told my to stop the Lipitor . Yes you can have localize pain good luxk
Stopped

Buffalo, NY

#777 Jan 25, 2013
Yes you can have localized pain in your arm. Mine hurts so bad I want to rip my Rm off. Doc said to stop the Lipitor at once. Good luck.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#778 Jan 25, 2013
Hello Friends ,

Just read the following article then you will understand the magnanimity of the damage stains can do to our body.

"STATIN USE LINKED TO RARE AUTOIMMUNE MUSCLE DISEASE, STUDY FINDS"

Release Date: 12/07/2010
Johns Hopkins researchers discover how cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause body to attack its own proteins; caution patients ,

' http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/rel... '

Just go to the above link and read what statins can do to the body, this is what it did to me after 6 yrs of chasing doctors I found this on internet and now my doctors are willing to beleave me.

I am loosing my vision, loosing my muscles & my memory is affected, I had to do my own research to prove to doctors that my condition is because of Lipitor.

Srini.
George

Modesto, CA

#779 Jan 28, 2013
Few months ago I bought lipitor from http://pharmonlineshop.com/... and it definitely helped cause I got my blood work back from the doctor yesterday.
dave

Kanab, UT

#780 Feb 3, 2013
my nkees are toast!!! Pravastatin is poison from hell!! i am trying to find a class action suit against these bastards...someone know of one? eight years i have been suffering from this crap...
[email protected]
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#781 Feb 3, 2013
George wrote:
Few months ago I bought lipitor from http://pharmonlineshop.com/... and it definitely helped cause I got my blood work back from the doctor yesterday.
Your selling garbage that has a history that harms if your selling the product and not ripping the public off.

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