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This just occured to me and may mean nothing, but here goes: Last July my pharmacist filled my 10mg lexapro prescription with 10mg lipitor. I thought the pills looked different, but (stupidly) dismissed it as probably being the generic version. The bottle said lexapro 10mg and I believe the pill said 10mg. Anyway I took it for about 14 days and then started having lexapro "withdrawel" which includes "brain zaps" that are anti depressant withdrawel hallmark symptoms whether a doctor will admit it or not. I took the prescription back and the other pharmacist apologized greatly and promised it would not do anything to me. I was having some leg muscle pain, but nothing major. I called my doctor who also assured me the dose was too low and I was not on it long enough to do any damage. I weighed 125 lbs and was 34 years old when this happened and have little body fat. Sweet or anyone else: Do you think this could have triggered something? Im in the research stage and hope to find anwers soon. Thanks to all!!

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First of all, that's pretty shocking that the pharmacist mixed up your drugs! Actually, it's pretty scary. I did a little research on lipitor at drugs.com and apparently 10 mg is the minimum dosage.

There is also a study on our Scleroderma Medications section about Statins Ease Scleroderma. It appears that statins (such as lipitor) may actually ease the symptoms of scleroderma rather than trigger anything. I haven't found another study since this one from May, 2006, but if I find anything I'll pass it on.

I hope you are feeling better today.

Big Hugs,

Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Thanks for the info! The pharmacist I talked to said lipitor and lexapro are kept on the easy access shelf due to the frequent prescriptions for them. He said they were side by side and he personally moved the lipitor and told all workers not to keep those drugs or similarly spelled drugs together like that.

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