Just joined this group and would like to tell my brief story and ask for help since it appears that many of you have gone down this road before:
At age 40 I insisted that my husband, Chuck go in for a physical. He had no apparent health issues, just a preventative physical. All was fine except his chlorestrol was 323 (total). After scaring us to death he was put on Lipitor. I did some research and wanted to try a change in exercise and diet first. So he lost 10 pounds and started exercising. He started taking niacin, omega, flex seed and regular male-one a day vitamin. His next visit 6 months later he was down to 233. Dr. still insisted on Lipitor, so we tried it, apprehensively. He was always "sore" his shoulders and joints mostly. He said he felt "cloudy" sometimes. Finally our sex life was down the tubes, with erectile dysfunction. He told his Dr. at his next visit and she said none of these symtoms were related to Lipitor....after reading some posts (I will spend more time this weekend..reading) I think she is so wrong. He stopped taking the Lipitor last week and already feels better, although he still has erectile dysfunction - will this symptom ever go away? He is very self conscious about it and I don't know what to do. Obviously I love him very much and want to work through this, but he is really struggling. Anyway, the big question, he is going once again to the Dr. on 12/27 - advice on how to handle...new Dr? I need some ammo and suggestions to try and convince her to work with us. Does anyone know of a Dr. in WI that has a clue?
Sorry this is so long,