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Statins and Indigestion
So, I was recently diagnosed with coronary artery disease and had a stent placed in my heart via heart catherization. My cholesterol levels, all of them, are high and I was prescribed Atorvastatin 20 mg. I have been taken it about 7 weeks now, and for the last week or so I have had two episodes of severe gas pain and bloating in my upper middle abdomen. The last attack woke me up this morning, and I have had a full feeling and pressure all day. I didn't eat all day, but did eat some egg whites and toast for supper. I was able to eat it all (no loss of appetite) but did have to chew a Gas X after I eat and had some burping for a few minutes. I am just wondering if this is from the statin I am taking? Anyone else have this problem?
JamesPL, December 10, 2018 7:40pm EST
I have not had this experience but I do know that people react to medications differently including statins. I am on a different statin than what I started on because I was feeling lethargic from the first medication. I have also talked with people that have had reactions to the statin that I am currently on that I haven't experienced. Are there other medications you are taking? If so, perhaps it is one of those. At any rate, I would definitely talk to your doctor. Often times they will change meds if you are having trouble adjusting to a particular type.
yarn007, December 16, 2018 1:42am EST
I agree with Jim in talking to your doctor. I too take Atorvastatin, but haven't those issues.
donna1929, December 28, 2018 3:43pm EST
Avorstatin did not agree with me, I now take the generic of crestor. It is better, but I am always dizzy.
JamesPL, December 28, 2018 6:16pm EST
I am on the generic form of Crestor and haven't had problems either. Regarding your dizziness, it could be your blood pressure medication if you are on any. I had the same problem and it went away after they took me off it.