By: Joe Graedon February 6, 2014 228 Comments
    Statins & Irreversible Muscle Damage, ALS-L…

    For decades we have been receiving messages from people who have experienced devastating and debilitating muscle damage from their use of drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and …

    By: Joe Graedon March 7, 2013 31 Comments
    Did Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Trigger Lou Gehrig…

    Q. At age 80 my father in-law was told he had to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) because his cholesterol was 212. (200 is the recommended max.) He took it for one year. He started to get weakness in his r…

    By: Terry Graedon May 21, 2012 16 Comments
    Did Cholesterol Drug Trigger ALS?

    Q. My wife took Lipitor to lower her cholesterol. When her legs began to hurt, she quit taking it. She still couldn't ride the mower, one of her pleasures. She was diagnosed with ALS and passed away l…

    By: Terry Graedon July 25, 2011 22 Comments
    Statin Connection with ALS?

    Q. My father was prescribed simvastatin (Zocor) and fenofibrate (Tricor) for high cholesterol. Within months his speech started to slur and he began to have trouble swallowing. His doctor sent him to …

    By: Terry Graedon September 7, 2009 13 Comments
    Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and Lou Gehrig’…

    Q. My husband started on lovastatin for high cholesterol and soon began to notice weakness in his right arm. This weakness progressed so he saw his doctor, thinking he had a pinched nerve. He was refe…

    By: Joe Graedon July 31, 2009 627 Comments
    Statins and ALS-Like Syndrome

    We can think of few diseases that are more dreadful than ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Losing muscle control to the point of total paralysis takes an incredible toll on the patient and the family. We sp…

    By: Joe Graedon November 12, 2007 26 Comments
    Statins And Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

    Q. My mother was on Lipitor for less than two years when she developed muscle weakness and started having trouble speaking. She was initially diagnosed with primary lateral sclerosis and told to conti…

    By: Terry Graedon August 6, 2007 45 Comments
    Are Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Lou Gehrig’…

    Q. I have been fascinated with letters from people reporting that Lipitor weakened their muscles. I believe Lipitor triggered my ALS. Until last month, my doctors wouldn’t listen to me, but then…