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Comment from: desinnov, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I started taking Lipitor (statin) in 2001 and stopped taking it in 2006 due to gradual memory loss which was apparent to my husband and children. It got so bad that every conversation with family was always ending with me denying that I'd ever heard what they were telling me and being bewildered and upset. It took almost 5 months before I was back to normal.

Comment from: 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I have been on statin medication off and on for 15 months now, and I have been in a lot of pain in my feet and ankle. Now I have very bad pain in my left hand and wrist and the right hand. I stay very busy all the time. For the past two weeks I haven't been able to do yard work, it is so painful. It was so painful yesterday to even make the bed with clean sheets or cooking dinner or cleaning up after dinner. I had a shot today in the right wrist in hopes it helps so I will be able to sleep tonight. I am stopping the statin as of 11/13/2015 and see what happens in the next 10 days. The pain is awful. Hello doctors, listen to the patients and start talking to each other.

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