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Lipitor and Muscle Spasms/Pain/Memory Loss
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bouchon posted:
I had posted the following on another website, and a reader suggested I post it here. 59-yr-old female. On Lipitor for about a year and a half. Got out of bed one morning and went right into major back muscle spasm. Unbearable pain and spasms continued for days. Over the course of the next year and a half went to back specialists and pain management clinic - had cortizone spinal injections to reduce pain every 3 mos. Got so bad I was going to bed at night with ice packs all over my lower body to try to reduce the spasms that were so bad I was screaming in agony (took me 20 min. to just get into bed inch by inch by inch) Packed a cooler with bags for the morning right beside my bed. Some days I could not walk, sit or stand...just cry because the pain was so excruciating. Driving the few miles to work, I had to keep stopping along the way (thank God it's one straight road). My sister suggested I stop taking Lipitor. Two days later the muscle spasms stopped. Within a week I was sleeping through the night and walking again. A month later...no more muscle pain or spasms, was able to sit anywhere, go anywhere. My 82-yr-old mother went on Lipitor around the same time as this was happening to me. She also developed severe muscle pain in her lower back and legs. Stopped the Lipitor...week later she was fine. Reading about some of the irreversible damage that Lipitor has caused some people is absolutely frightening and disgusting. I only hope I stopped it in time.
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