Old 06-16-2006, 08:45 PM
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Default LIpitor & Weight Gain

Has anyone had weight gain & unable to lose it, plus bloating, constipation while taking Lipitor? I have gained 12 pounds since beginning it & it shows no signs of letting up. I just have to believe that it is one of the meds that is causing it, because I have always been able to lose weight before..
my diet hasn't changed & I exercise three times a week too...
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:24 PM
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:19 PM
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Default Weight Gain with Lipitor

I too have experienced weight gain while on Lipitor. I've only been taking 20 mg for 3 weeks but, suddenly, couldn't fit into my clothes. I am very slim and exercise regularly. I did a search and see several blogs on this side effect.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:28 AM
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Stop taking lipitor and start taking a good fish oil capsule instead and add some fiber to your diet. Lipitor is poison.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:44 AM
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Read the list of side effects and see if weight gain is on there.

Statin drugs lower cholesterol BUT that lowers our hormone production. Cholesterol is critical for hormone production. Seriously. This is a very bad side effect because we're as healthy as our hormonal system. They are the foreman to our enzymes, vitamins and minerals telling them where to go and what to do in the body.

What is on the spec sheet you got with your prescriptions? What specifically does it say for possible side effects?
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