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Atorvastatin/Lipitor

Discussion in 'Non-Diabetic Medication' started by Cumberland, May 9, 2016.

  1. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Today visiting my GP he switched me from Simvastatin to Atorvastatin

    Is anyone on Atorvastatin and if so how do you find it?

    Been on Simvastatin for 10 years +
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep I take Atorvastatin ... for past 4 months. No adverse effects, take just before bed - just taken :)


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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    My hubby was on it. He stopped taking it last summer after reading all the stuff I gave him about statins. However, when he was on it he found it difficult to sleep. The GP said statins can cause this so advised him to take it in the mornings to see it it helped. It did. A bit. (lol) He didn't have any known side effects after 4 years of taking it.
     
  4. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thanks for this Penfold
     
  5. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thanks for this Penfold & Blue Tit
     
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  6. Pilgrim22

    Pilgrim22 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I have been on them for five years with no adverse effects.
     
  7. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I was changed to Astorvastin a couple of months ago from the Simvastatin that I had been taking for about 8 years which had kept my cholesterol stable. At my last blood test my cholesterol had risen so my doctor thought changing to Astorvastatin may help to lower it again. I have not had any side effects from it so far
     
  8. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was on simvastatin but I stopped taking it because of aches and pains - my cholesterol went up to 6.4 but ratios were fine - GP put me on Astrovastatin and asked me for a blood test a month later - 2 days after the blood test he called me to tell me to stop the Astrovastatin immediately and that he had booked me a liver scan! - my liver count had gone haywire - 4 weeks after stopping it my liver was back to where it had been before the Astrovastatin - with GPs agreement I no longer take statins as my ratios were ok I don't really agree with all the stuff that we should be 4 because I'm diabetic.

    I now take lecithin capsules and plant sterols from H&B - a little expensive but I buy them in the penny sales they have - my last cholesterol was 5.4 ratios fine.

    Don't mean to scare you, your experience could very well be different as lots of others have said but I just think the more opinions you have the better decision you can make
     
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  9. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thank you pilgrim
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thank you pinkorchid
     
  11. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    I am glad you posted this info lovinglife
    Thank you
     
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  12. Struma

    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have taken atorvastatin and simvastatin (changed for financial reasons only,) for the last 20 years since 1995. I made a fully informed decision to commence these, and I am still glad that I did. Dyslipidaemia much improved. No side effects so far. Diabetes diagnosed 2005, but I do have two first degree relatives with type two, diagnosed before and after me.
     
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    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Cumberland @Moderator
    Would it be possible to correct the title spelling please.
    It is not showing up on searches due to the malposition of the r. Thanks.

    Hope I haven't offended you with this request @Cumberland? Struma

    Edit: Sorry, I am unable to tag @Moderator in red.
     
  14. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    The title has been changed.
     
  15. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thank you for your reply Struma
     
  16. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    I'm glad you got the mod to change it
    No problem
     
  17. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    I have been taking Atorvastatin for 10+ years. Not had any side effects whatsoever and my Cholesterol has always been just under 4.
     
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    I've been on Atorvastatin for just under a year. My last 6 monthly diabetic review showed my cholesterol was down and the nurse was no longer worried. If it stays down they are either going to reduce the dosage or take me off of them. Can't say that I've had any side effects, but in the grand scheme of things it's still early days for me
     
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  19. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, can you tell us your cholesterol numbers and breakdown before you were put on statins and what your results are now?, this can be interesting for us, thank you.
     
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