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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.
DolphinWrite, February 7, 2019 12:40am EST
Couple of things. Yes, the atorivastatin can have side effects. For me, it raised liver enzymes so they cUT mine in half. Second, anything you take, like the gas ex should be run by your doctor. Keep them informed. Over the counter stuff can also react with meds. God bless.