Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and wish everyone the best they can be.
I had a doctor previous to the one I currently have. Apparently, when I had a fall 9/25/16 and fell on my face, I had to go to the emergency room as I hurt my neck. Tests/Xrays were taken. I was not informed of the diagnosis,therefore as I was not comfortable about the knowledge communicative efforts of my then current doctor, I changed to another physician. I made an appointment for my an annual check up and she notified me that my Cholesterol level was 263 and I needed to begin Cholesterol meds immediately as I was in danger of a heart attack. She said I had atherosclerosis. I was surprised as I was not advised of the previous diagnosis from my previous doctor. She put me on Atorvastin (Lipitor) and within the 2 weeks my urine was very dark orange. I emailed her and said I don't believe this is a good thing. I want my cholesterol medication to be changed. She changed it to Simvastatin (Zocor) and that seems to have corrected the problem significantly. However, I have now been on the Cholesterol meds since 2/6/18 and I am in so much pain it is unbearable! My shoulders (can hardly type this), back, side of my knee, etc. is hurting. Since beginning the cholesterol meds. I find my entire body aching! My Doctor has not requested another test to see if this medication is working or not and I have been on it for over a year now. When she did the initial blood test, it was not a fasting test.
I'm concerned about the care I am receiving. Unfortunately, the insurance plan I currently have has a limited number of truly qualified physicians.
So, I seek to help/heal myself with common sense and true experience through others.
Have a great day!