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Just got back from a pharmacy, where i chatted with the pharmacist about when to take statins. I have seen the question on this site before.
He told me that Lipitor can be taken at any time during the day, but simvastatin is best taken at night. The reason being that simvastatin (Zucor) relies on some enzyme. which is obviously at its highest point at night.
Just to announce that my doctor has prescribed Lipitor for me, for MS and so I will probably commence it this coming week. He suggested starting with 20mg per day and ramping up from there. He encouraged me to continue to take 500mg CoQ10 per day.
I am also on LDN, abx regimen, supplements etc.
Any Lipitor advice would be welcomed, such as when to take it during the day, the ramping process, other suggestions ...
We have reduced John's lipitor dosage to 10mg from the original 40 mg dose as his CK levels are still slightly elevated. He started on lipitor in Aug 2004 at 40mg then reduced in Aug 2004 to 20 mg now as of November 2005 we are on 10mg. He might end up off it all together at this point.
OK having a few dramas with the above combination. Not sure what one is making feel crook. I have been on the Statins for quite some time without any dramas but once I added LDN into the mix I haven't felt well at all. I was fine for the first 2 months but now I feel like I wake up with a hangover every morning. Upset stomach and bowel and headaches and nausea. Getting ready ...
Who or what dictates that a certain dosage of a particular statin drug is required to be effective? Before my Dx of MS in 2000 I had been taking Zocor for a 327 cholesterol level (Thank Ben&Jerry's Ice cream for that! Yummy!) but found that my liver couldn't tolerate it. Was switched to Lipitor 10 mg qd and my cholesterol level shot down to 143!! miracle stuff for sure. The reason my doc put me ...