Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
June 11, 2006

Lawsuits Filed Over Lipitor Side Effects


The following should be of interest to all who should like to add their voice to the said lawsuit.

Chris Gupta
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Chris, the attached re statin side effects will interest you. I think many of your huge audience will be interested. I think we have turned the tide.

Duane

My book, "Statin Drugs Side Effects", is now available from my website (www.spacedoc.net)

Duane Graveline MD MPH
4414 Cormorant Lane
Merritt Island FL 32953
321-453-7297
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Lawsuits Filed Over Lipitor Side Effects
By DAVID B. CARUSO
The Associated Press
Thursday, June 8, 2006; 9:33 PM

NEW YORK -- 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 about potential side effects.

Charles M. Wilson, a former insurance executive from Atlanta, and Michael Mazzariello, an attorney from New York City, said in separate lawsuits that they began experiencing debilitating pain, weakness and memory problems after taking the drug.

"It ruined my life," said Mazzariello, 47. He said that within weeks of going on the medication, he couldn't walk without a cane, tend his garden or lift his 1-year-old child.

The symptoms subsided once Mazzariello stopped taking the medication _ he stood under his own power at a news conference Thursday at a Manhattan hotel _ but he said he still suffers from pain, fatigue and a tingling sensation in his hands and feet.

Pfizer called the two suits "baseless" and vowed to fight them in court. A spokesman for the company, Bryant Haskins, said all potential side effects of the drug are included on its labeling and often mentioned in advertising.

Haskins said the number of Lipitor users experiencing those symptoms is "very, very small ... well under 1 percent," and that they are far outnumbered by the millions of people who have taken it safely.

Mark Krum, the lawyer handling the suits filed by Wilson and Mazzariello, acknowledged that the medication may be safe for most people, but he said that didn't absolve the company of its duty to market it responsibly and adequately disclose side effects.


APPLICATION FOR REPRESENTATION
BY MARK KRUM
RE: STATIN DRUG DAMAGE COMPLAINT

First name:________ Middle:________Last:___________
Street address:___________________________
State:_______________
Zip:_______
E-mail:___________________
Telephone:_________________
Age:_____ Sex:______
Statin drug used (check applicable):
Lipitor_, Zocor_, Mevacor_, Crestor_, Pravachol_, Vytorin_
Date statin started:_______Date symptoms began:_______
Date statin stopped:_______
Brief description of your symptoms (fifty words or less):

Were your symptoms primarily Memory__? Muscle aches and pain__? Loss of nerve function__? Emotional__?
Other__? (check all that best apply)

I request representation by Mark Jay Krum

E-mail to me: spacedoc@cfl.rr.com
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See also:

Class Action - Statins Increases Heart Disease By 10% In Women

Bad News About Statin Drugs

 


posted by Chris Gupta on Sunday June 11 2006

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Readers' Comments


My health has gone downhill for being on Lipitor for 3 years. By the time I saw a Hepatologist my liver was damaged. He tested me for Hepatitis A,B,&C, which showed NEGATIVE, but my liver was enlarged.
Biopsy showed...Abnormal Liver in transition to Cirrhosis - Stage 3.
Blood profile...High Liver, Hemoglobin 8.70 (Excellent) NON-DIABETIC LEVEL.
I am seeing so many doctors because of all the problems I now have. My liver is cirrhosis, nerve damage, neuropathy, muscle damage, diabetes, erectile dysfunction. My fear is that I am going to be in a wheelchair because I am having problems walking.

Posted by: Peter V. on September 8, 2006 03:11 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Larry Flynn on October 25, 2006 11:29 AM

 


I have Dermatoyitist, disease of the muscles. Have been suffering since December 2005. Am presently suffering fram a reoccurance of the desease. The doctor iat Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, CA said he thought Lipitor was the cause. Lots of tests, hospitalized, suffering, etc.etc.

Posted by: Georgia Howard on November 24, 2006 09:52 AM

 


My father has been on Lipitor for the past 2 yrs. now. He has been sleeping all the time, very depressed all the time where he even makes comments about sucidal thoughts, and he is very irritable. Could this possibly be from the Lipitor and if so what actions should we take?

Posted by: Stacy L Gauthier on November 26, 2006 11:34 AM

 


I had been on Lipitor for several years. I had severe muscle pain throughout that time. My family Doctor == We both know better now!! ==thought it was tendonitous. I have been off of it for a year and still getting the pain. Two months ago I found out I have Lymphoma I really think there is a connection. with the Lipitor. Anyone else having somthing similar going on?

Posted by: Penny Hendrickson on December 11, 2006 09:34 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Jazz on December 22, 2006 09:06 PM

 


I have always believed that removing my gall bladder contributed to my diabetes and weak pancreas.

Posted by: barbara on December 30, 2006 04:02 PM

 


I took the drug. I experience the same thang. the doctor previcor. I got extreamly bad I was flying from minappolis to new york. I told the pearson be side. He looked at me and said. I just got out of the mayo clinic in meannoplis. He said he had the same thang, that I was going throw it away. You should get some better. Some of the pain will go away, not all.

Posted by: James verble on January 3, 2007 01:33 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Glyn Reece on January 3, 2007 08:07 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Shirley Messick on February 4, 2007 08:47 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: mary cross on February 5, 2007 08:59 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Bob Searle on February 17, 2007 08:02 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Sue Palmer on April 30, 2007 01:05 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Patricia Brook on May 10, 2007 12:06 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Bea Neitzey on May 11, 2007 09:37 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Carol LaMartina on May 12, 2007 10:10 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Bea Neitzey on May 26, 2007 11:51 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Diana on June 20, 2007 08:56 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Naomi on July 21, 2007 03:14 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Jimmy Carter on July 27, 2007 04:44 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Sissy on July 28, 2007 12:30 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Brenda Sandberg on July 28, 2007 09:39 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Dianne McGuire on August 9, 2007 02:00 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: J.D. Redmond on August 20, 2007 10:33 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Rich Foley on August 25, 2007 12:53 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Norine Waugaman on August 28, 2007 11:48 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Bev on September 3, 2007 08:30 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Julie on September 5, 2007 03:44 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Rob on September 13, 2007 06:00 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Ron Everest on September 30, 2007 03:21 PM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Unknown on October 12, 2007 10:56 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: michelle armstrong on October 27, 2007 03:34 AM

 


My father was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2006. He had been presenting many problems associated with ALS, but it was misdiagnosed as congestive heart failure related problems. His symptoms were... increasing lack of feeling in legs, totally loss of feeling in right arm and hand.... and many other health problems. when he suddenly lost all feeling in his right arm and hand... and started shuffling instead of walking, my sister got him into the doctor ... fearing a stroke. For some reason, the doctor immediately took him off Lipitor. He was diagnosed with ALS about 2 to 3 months later. He died approx. 4 months after being diagnosed with ALS. Needless to say, our family was devasted to see this proud man die of such a horrible disease... it robbed him of all his dignity... and more....We have suffered... I still cry daily and it has been 15 months since his death. We cared for him lovingly in his home until the day he died. After reading numerous articles on Lipitor and Statin Drugs online.... I am convinced that this drug... killed my dad. I would like to be added to the class action law suit, for all the suffering and pain my family went through, but the above application for the law suit seems to be only for those who are currently suffering from these drugs. Will you represent families of deceased, or do you know of another lawyer who will? Thank you, Becky

Posted by: Becky Royer on October 31, 2007 03:15 AM

 


I still have not heard from anyone about this... I am still interested in getting involved in the class action suit... even if I just interview people to find out if they are having side effects.... I feel a need to be involved after what happened to my father... I have my spam setting at high, so please respond with ALS... Class action suit.. and I might be able to pick it up... Also, why is my response in here so many times? Thanks, Becky

Posted by: Becky Royer on December 25, 2007 04:07 AM

 


I also have taken Lipitor and ended up with Lymphoma, has anyone else had a similiar occurance?

Posted by: D R on January 7, 2008 08:44 PM

 


I was on lipitor for 8 yrs.
In the very beginning of my treatment,I developed serious muscle pain.I reported this to my doctor at the time,who said nothing about this pain being caused by lipitor.Instead,I was diagnosed as having post surgey pain, due to a recent bypass surgery.and told, I had this to live with as there was no known cure.Over the next 8 yrs., I was turned into a narcotics addict and ,still, the pain would break thro this.100mg ms contin and 60 mg of tylenol 3.In all of those 8 yrs.,my doctor never mentioned the lipitor.I moved to Princton BC where I located a new doctor who became more concerned about the high dosage of narcotics than he was about my pain issue.Anyway! Over the next 5 yrs. I have seen 5 different drs. and not one of them, even after all other likely causes have been ruled out,will accuse lipitor as being the culprit.
I have lived thro pain so bad that I honestly felt like suicide as the answer. My 2yr. old granddaughter kept me from doing that, thank God! Drs.didn't want to hear what I was telling them. I finally wound up getting off my morphine, the only thing that was, intermitently, helping me, just to prove to my dr. that I wasn't a drug lover or abuser.It worked but now I cant get the meds. back and am having to beg my doctor for pain meds.still, he refuses to up my dosages.1 doctor told me ,Oh its just the getting older thing. Another dr. simply said, It can"t be the lipitor cause I am on it. Idiot.Two others have said that there is a possibility and 1 of them said, Oh, you could be right when I brought up the lipitor.
13yrs of hell, pain, burning sensations, numbness, Disoreintation, horrible weakess, fatigue and nervous jitters.
What does one have to do to get drs. to listen
4 yrs. ago I got suspicious of my drugs and went on line. I could not believe the horror stories I was reading. I immediately, stopped taking my lipitor.This was during my suicidal week in Jan. of 2005 that my dr. would not treat me for. It was approx. a week and my pain subsided to a 5 instead of a 10.This convinced me, that I was was ,without doubt,right about the lipitor.
Now! 3yrs, later, I still have half the pain, peripheral neuropathy, weakness and fatigue, plus the jitters. I am beeing treated for the neuropathyby my neurologist, who acctually belives me about my symptoms etc. It seems like these conditions are never going away without a miracle cure and the remainder of my life, The most of my pension will be going towards these, very expensive drugs I need to cope with each day.Still!! I have not found a dr. who will simply say, yes, I believe it was the lipitor.
This may be a good drug for some but its hurting a lot of people. Drs. have to stop protecting these statins!!
Drs. must start LISTENING to patients.
We, the PUBLIC, have been used as pfizers testing ground and its time that stopped. Why does our drug federation go along with this?
Maybe a few lawsuits would be the answer.
By the way? Anyone know a good percentage lawyer???

Posted by: Larry Broman on January 12, 2008 10:27 AM

 


Cymbalta may work on your Neuro pain. 60 mg daily. Check in to it. Should feel a difference in 4 - 5 weeks. Good Luck

Posted by: Lisa on January 13, 2008 04:36 AM

 


Hi if anyone can help me, I was suspicious of my lipitor when I was at a lower dose of 10mg and about a month or so it was doubled to 40mg/day and I was acky and felt like I had some kind of virous all the time and swelling on my left arm and bottom of my left leg,I have stopped it for the last 3 or 4 days and am feeling a little better, and I have not gone back on it pending some blood work that should be back in the next few days, if you have any ideas or some wisdom to share please let me know thanks mary

Posted by: mary floyd on September 21, 2008 12:09 AM

 


Hi my name is mary and I have been feeling acky and flu like symptoms,and swelling in my left arm and bottom right leg, I have been taking lipitore for a few years and I suspected that it could contribute to this and now it has been doubled to 40 at night and things have gotton worse and so I stopped it about 4 days ago pending some blood test results, please send me any information, or words of wisdom anything about this would be helpful thanks mary

Posted by: mary floyd on September 21, 2008 12:36 AM

 


Hi my name is Jan and I am a stroke urvivor. I have been on lipitor for the last 8 years and thought at times my body was just aching and the pain every now and again was horrible. I was taken off Lipitor and put on crestor, but it just fed the symptons and then vytorin so much so I had terrible pain across my chest and back for about 3 days, I was even rushed to hospital It show I was not having a heart attack but my CPK was right up again and my kidneys were not as good as they should have been. It seem to hit my hip down my leg, now in the last two days the pain and aching has been at the back of my thighs and is just continuos. At times I have been just so irritable and have thought that dimentia was slowly settling in. I am disgusted that these drugs are even allowed to be still on the market. I doubt if the pain will even go away, but my muscles have felt like I have been running up a hill and I have done rounds in the boxing ring!!!!!!!

Posted by: jan corcoran on September 27, 2008 11:24 PM

 


Took Lipitor due to a mild heart attack for nearly one year. To control my cholesterol level, I began swimming over a mile a day and minimized the cholesterol intake. Lost some weight and felt active, then the doctor doubled the dossage for unknown reassons. Within a couple of months I suffered from insomnia, aches and extreme forgetfulness. Since then I was demoted as an officer to a general duty clerk operating fax equipment at a percentage of the pay scale. Family physician would not agree that Lipitor was the cause, however, when I stopped taking the medication, I felt much better. Unfortunately, I am still fogetful and unable to form new memories. This appears to be a permanent condition. I am amazed that the medical field does not or will not recognize these side effects as I found literature that others are suffering simular experiences dating back to 2001 in regards to the extreme forgetfulness. Matter of fact, in 2007 on the local news, a grandmother taking Lipitor was so forgetfull that her daughter would no longer let her babysit her grandchild because she occasionally forgot the child was there. I don't find it difficult to believe that the multi billion dollar industry doesn't list this devastating disorder as a side effect, it would not only affect sales but would have to concede to the pending law suits.

Posted by: Peter McKerral on November 7, 2008 09:37 PM

 


i am 43 years old and had been on lipitor for 3-4 years . I started experiencing severe pain and noticed muscle wasting in my left leg from buttock to calf. Its somewhat disgusting for me to have to look down and see the obvious damage this drug has done to my left leg. i have always been physicaly fit and active, so to see the devastation this drug has left me with/not to mention the agonizing pain is difficult at times. i live on cape cod and will not wear shorts during summer months. My girfriend says its not that noticable but thats because she sees me everyday and has become acustomed to it i suppose. I just feel different somehow. And try to get anything for pain reliefe, forget about it,you better be dead or damn close to it to get any one here to take you seriously and prescribe pain meds. good luck to anyone else out there suffering the same things. Hang in there ,and for gods sake get off the statins! paul .J

Posted by: paul on November 17, 2008 10:54 AM

 


My dad had qaudruple bypass surgery 10years ago.His memory has been deteroiating ever since on lipitor he has all the symtoms i have been reading about.He was sent to specialist. they said it was global amnesia& prescribed him a drug called dival proex which we found out over the internet that it was for seizures.Even though he has no history of seizures. The people should be aware of all side effects of this drug.

Posted by: Mark Kowalchuk on January 22, 2009 02:06 AM

 


I was taking Lipitor as perscribed by my doctor back in 2004. I started feeling severe muscle pain, flu like symptoms, and severe arthritis type of symptoms. I experienced severe head aches, insomnia, weight loss, and developed reynods Syndrome. My blood tests were high ANA and all symptoms pointed to auto immune disease. I had difficulty walking and doing normal things like getting dressed. I saw several specialists and was finally treated for Rhumatoid Arthritus. This was after I lost over 35 lbs going from doctor to doctor to find out what was wrong with me. I suffered with this condition for almost two years and just one day it went into remission. My blood tests were back to normal and no symptoms ever came back. I believe that during this time I did significant damage to my body muscle and joints, and it was caused from the lipitor. There were days that I could not walk. Days that my hips hurt so bad I had to waddle and wiggle just to move around the house. I experienced severe fatigue doing simple tasks, and could not even tie my shoes because my hands hurt so bad. I was always a healthy and athletic individual until I took Lipitor. This lipitor drug took two years of my life from me and I fear has caused permanent damage to my body. When the symptoms first started, I stopped taking the lipitor but it was already too late. I am fortunate that I am no longer suffering with this however something must be done to prevent others from going through the same thing.

Posted by: D Vash on February 20, 2009 02:35 AM

 


I WAS PRESCRIBED LIPITOR IN 1996, WITHIN 2 WEEKS I HURT SO BAD ALL OVER MY BODY THAT I WANTED TO DIE. I IMMEDIATELY STOPPED THE LIPITOR, BUT THE DAMAGE WAS DONE. ITS 2009 NOW, AND IT NEVER GOT ANY BETTER. MY LIFE IS HELL. UNBELEIVABLE PAIN THROUGH ENTIRE BODY, UNABLE TO SLEEP, HEADACHES, SWOLLEN JOINTS, ETC., ETC., ETC. I AM TAKING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF OPIATES, SLEEPING PILLS, MUSCLE RELAXANTS, ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, ETC. ETC., ETC. STATINS ARE EVIL DRUGS !!!!! OH, BY THE WAY, THE DR. WHO PRESCRIBED LIPITOR FOR ME, DISMISSED ME AS HIS PT. FOR NOT FOLLOWING HIS ORDERS--IT WOULD BE HYSTERICALLY FUNNY IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE OUTCOME FOR ME. I HAVE NOW BEEN DISABLED FOR OVER 10 YEARS. YES, THIS DRUG ROBBED ME OF MY CAREER--A CAREER THAT I LOVED AND HAD BEEN WORKING AT FOR 30 YEARS. LIPITOR TOOK MY ACTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE AND HAPPY LIFE AWAY---IN JUST 2 WEEKS. TO EVERYONE WHO MIGHT HAPPEN TO READ THIS----NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ,NEVER, NEVER EVER LET A STATIN DRUG PASS YOUR LIPS. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: B STORY on February 20, 2009 02:23 PM

 


i took lipitor for about 7 years. when they raised my dosage i began to feel mussle pain. i couldnt bend down to even pick anything off the floor without yelling from pain. it was almost impossible to get into my truck without hurting. i sit on a raised toilet seat because of extreme pain. i cannot roll over in bed without pain. the doctor took me off lipitor about 45 days ago,and i still have pain. i even got a bone scan because i hurt so bad i thought i had bone cancer. that test was negative,thank god.

Posted by: marian sayers on May 12, 2009 06:13 PM

 


I was put on Lipitor the first of the year & since then my life has been total Hell. Probably the worst thing is loss of memory. Thank God I did my own research & found what Statins can do to a person's life. To this day my doctor won't admit that the medication did a good job of ruining my life

Posted by: lynn hutchinson on August 16, 2009 01:05 PM

 


I believe my mother's death was a result of taking LIPITOR for many years. She had terrible pain that her doctor diagnosed as polymyalgia rheumatica but I believe it was side effects of taking lipitor. she fell quite a few times and could barely walk. She also ended up having chronic kidney disease before her death and I know it was the damn lipitor that caused it! The maker of this drug should be held responsible because this was murder! I would never take lipitor and hope that people become aware of the danger of taking this drug.

Posted by: PATTI PRUITT on October 1, 2009 02:10 AM

 


First, let me say it is not to the benefit of those seeking to get recompense from the drug maker or even appear to be convincing that many people here simply copied a sample letter and did not even change the name. My mother who was very healthy and very active (spliiting wood at 79) now has dementia and is having difficulty speaking and walking. I am going to investigate just how long she has been taking Zocor, but I know it has been within the past 5 or 6 years. I am more than ready to pursue a lawsuit if in fact I am convinced it is the statin that caused her slow demise.

Posted by: Carol on November 8, 2009 08:32 AM

 


I have lost almost 30lbs of muscle. Annal fissures, ulcer in my lower ileum, humming in my head, no energy, sun drains me, granuloma annular on my hands, wrists and knees, feet feel wet all the time muscle pains were so bad couldn't lift my legs or arms, rashes on my face still cannot gain weight I'm 43 years old and dying from these statins.

Posted by: Randi on March 16, 2010 11:37 AM

 


I have been on Liptor 80 mg since heart attack in Feb. 2007 until July 2009 where I was switched to crestor 20 mg. Then in Sept. 2009 I was switched to 40 mg crestor. Thats when symptoms started with joint pain and extreme muscle weakness. Cant sleep at night wake up with extreme pain. I quit the statins and my symptoms stopped getting worse but were still there until I found out about Vitamin C and CoQ-10. CoQ-10 is yet another chemical that statins rob from your body along with cholesterol.I started taking CoQ-10 just a few days ago and found relief over night. I had 2 MRI`s done 2 weeks ago because of a lump under my arm and pain in my right shoulder. Result was I have a small tear in rotator cuff and he thinks the lump is a muscle spasm but I will seek a second opinion on that. I know the tear was caused by muscle weakness caused by crestor and lipitor. These drugs need to be taken off the market and I will help in any way you need to take on these nasty drug companies. I have read some of the previous entries and please tell them about CoQ-10. They sell it at the gnc store. To me it was a life saver. There is many web sites about this product. I found it by googling "LIFE AFTER LIPITOR". There is much info now on the web about this issue.

Posted by: Tom Casey on March 27, 2010 09:19 PM

 


I have been on Lipitor for about 6 months now and am not going to touch another pill.Have gone for a mammogram in the last week, only to find out that I had to go back within days to get a ultrasound done because of a lump found on my breast. Am waiting now for results of that. Breast cancer does not run in my family, but now after just reading up on Lipitor effects, I'm not so optimistic that it's not cancer.

Posted by: Donna Cromwell on March 28, 2010 02:28 PM

 


I have been on Lipitor since 2001. I started out with a sharp pain in the right knee on a trip to Chicago in Nov 2009 and came home to Vermont. My doctor first diagnosed it as a muscle spasm. Then the pain went into my back and the pain got worse. In Jan 2010 I started in with having trouble walking and heavy legs. Then went for several tests, EEG, spinal, and a biopsy to name some of the tests. I then waited 5 weeks for the results and my condition got worse. I was unable to get up from the toilet or bed and out of a chair without any help from my wife. I have been diagnosed with "inclusion body myositis" and had to undergo more tests, IV's and a third hospitalization. I was taken off of lipitor in Jan 2010 and told not to take any statins. I have experienced muscle loss in the biceps, and the legs as well as back pain. I am undergoing Physical therapy, doctor's visits and as of today I have been let go from my work and prior to this was never out for more than a day. I have not worked for the last 3 months.

Posted by: Steve Simpson on April 19, 2010 07:44 PM

 


My mother is in the hospital now after taking Lipitor for 3 days!!!.She is unable to walk and just recently able to move her legs.After being in the ER,ICU and two floors at the hospital for six days. Three of her four DR.'s said that Lipitor is the cause.This Sucks!!!!

Posted by: Trevor on August 6, 2010 01:47 PM

 


After being off Lipitor for about a year, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I am now 5 years free of the disease after going through chemo and radiation. I have always thought Lipitor was the cause. I see others may feel the same.

Posted by: gary on September 22, 2010 11:14 AM

 


I took lipitor for about 18months before any symptoms occur. Then i had a sore spot on the ball of my foot witch developed into cramps and eventually pins and needles.Specialist said i had neuropathy. 12 months later after getting worse and loosing balance i mentioned again i was taking lipitor. At witch he replied stop straight away.My verve endings are dead in legs and feet

Posted by: Roy Garside on February 20, 2011 12:54 PM

 


I WAS PUT ON LIPITOR BY A HEART DOC.,I BEGAN TO HAVE MUSLE WEAKNESS,IT TOOK ME 6 MTHS FOR MY PRIMARY TO CHECK IT OUT AND WHEN SHE DID,SHE MAILED ME A LETTER AND SAID GET OFF THE LIPITOR NOW! I DID STOP TAKING IT BUT IT JUST SEEMED TO GO ON AND ON,NOW I HAVE 1 GOOD DISC,KNEES ARE BONE ON BONE,PINCHED NERVE ,MUSCLES ARE SO WEAK ,IF I KNEEL DOWN,I CANNOT GET UP WITHOUT SOME TO HELP ME.I AM SO WEAK I CANNOT MAKE THE APPOINTMENT TO CURVES TO TRY TO HELP ME GET MY MUSCLE BACK,THE WORST IS MY WRIST,I WAS THE FIRST GIRL TO CLIMB THE ROPE IN PE. AT MY SCHOOL,NOW I CANNOT EVEN OPEN A JAR.IT IS SAD,

Posted by: CHARLENE NOFS on April 17, 2011 03:08 PM

 


MY WIFE ANGIE took LIPITOR in the yr. 1998. she quit taking it because she started getting musle pain in her legs.after stopping lipitor. she was told she had ALS,, at Augusta Health,,,UVA,,,JOHN HOPKINS,,, she started loosing use of her body and she past on to heaven on thanks giving day. Nov,26/1999. She was so upset that I found out that Lipitor was causing people to get als and there was no cure for ALS. WE WERE MARRIED 31 YRS, AND HAVE 1 DAUGHTER. She was my Daughters best friend.we lost everything when she past on. I stopped my Job and took care of her and had help from Parents. We will never forget her she fought to live but LIPITOR took her away from us. IT needs too be taken off the market but how many more will die before our FDA will do that. Perry Mace Husband...

Posted by: Perry Mace on July 4, 2011 08:19 PM

 


I was on Lipitor for years before being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I just remembered today that even after being diagnosed with diabetes I was on it for 5 or 6 years after the fact. I don't know if it's too late to sue for damages. I can't sue my doctor, he's been disqualified from practicing anywhere in Canada thanx in some part to his treatment of me not related to the Lipitor.

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