Side Effects of Lipitor!
Side Effects of Lipitor!Happy and Successful to a critical SOB with performance issues!Hi,
My doctor was concerned about my cholesterol levels (220) which I couldn't seem to reduce even with the recommended low fat diet and plenty of exercise. Everything else was fine.
I had a good job and my manager gave me rave reviews. I finally acquiesced to taking 10mg of Lipitor daily.
My cholesterol levels did go down but shortly after that I noticed serious muscle weakness
in my legs when hiking. Strange?
Over time I realized I was also losing muscle mass and was getting indications from family, business colleagues and my manager that my easy-going positive attitude was changing for the worse. I was becoming a critical SOB!
I also found that I was having problems with memory
at work and at home.
Then I started having libido and erectile dysfunction
issues. My life was going down the tubes.
My work evaluations were now critical of my performance. My manager was baffled by the changes in me.
Likewise at home. My personality changes and sexual performance issues had my wife baffled. I had been in denial up until I almost got fired and my wife was talking about a separation.Side Effects Lipitor!
I started doing searches on web regarding any issues with taking statins.
What a surprise when I found out that cholesterol was the basic ingredient for testosterone,
and that statins also lowered CoQ10 which is a key element in the proper functioning of our heart muscle.
Neither of my PCPs had mentioned these issues to me even though I had mentioned my loss of muscle mass. I then managed to get accepted into a clinical trial for men with low testosterone.
They tested my testosterone,
and it was at the very low end of the scale.
My current PCP seems to have been brain-washed by big pharma and won't listen to me. I decided to find a new doctor but it is getting much harder to do.
All the doctors I have approached are not accepting new patients. In the meantime I have taken some steps on my own. I am off of Lipitor.Side Effects Lipitor!
I am taking 25mg of time released of DHEA
which is a precursor to production of testosterone in our bodies and I'm taking 200mg of CoQ10.
I will do this for at least 6 months and by then hopefully all of the statins will be out of my body. I'm working out at the gym and am noticing some gain in muscle mass and my morning erections are coming back slowly.
I also plan to have my testosterone and CoQ10 levels tested.
I don't know how permanent the changes that the stains appear to have made on me physically and mentally but I do have hope of regaining as much as I possible can.
I want to be the person I used to be!Side Effects Lipitor!
Sorry to hear about your troubles.
It appears you're headed in the right direction now, so I'm sure it's only a matter of time before you get your life back to normal.
Killing the statin,
adding exercise and supplements, are good first steps, but...
You could be doing much more!
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