I have been on Lipitor for 3 yrs now. It really made a big difference for me. I started at only 10 mg and my balance improved after 2-3 days. It was noticable even by others .
I increased to 20 mg later when I thought I was kind of loosing the effect. And again, big improvement.
Over those years, I have gone up to 60mg, always because I was going through a slump or something.
I even went up to 80 mg last Dec. because again, my limping had gotten worse, that was probably a little attack. And, it did the trick.I avoided steroids. I went back down to 60 mg because I needed to have some room for an increase again if ever my leg started to drag again.
Note that it doesn't make my symptoms disappear completely but it sure makes a big difference. And my EDSS score has not changed in those 3 years.
What will regulate the dose that you can take is the presence or not of side effects which are very minimal, I have none what so ever. But what they warn about is elevated liver enymes and muscular pains.
If that happens, one can just lower the dose. The liver damage is not irreversable.
There have been over 80 million prescriptions for lipitor in the world and only rare (3or4 ) cases of rhabdomyolisis (disintegration of the muscle mass) which can cause renal failure. Very, very, very rare.
Now, they give patients who just suffered an MI ,80 mg of Lipitor right off the bat after their heart attack. They don't even look at the size of the patient .
So, best of luck to you with the Lipitor.
I read on this site that it works best if you have a gene that makes you more prone to cardiovascular disease. Can't remember where exactly where I read that but it is in this section on Statins.