I have been on Lipitor for about two years. I had a lot of the problems I have now before I went on the med. However, my aunt told me last night that it almost killed her. She had bleeding and other symptoms(can't remember them all) that they could not find any cause for. She stopped taking the Lipitor and was better within a few days. She had other stories about people who have been on it and none of them were good ones. She also said her doctor was not happy with her when she went off the medication and did not think that Lipitor had caused the problems. She is also on the Atkins diet and says that has helped her a lot. Her total cholesterol, however, is over 300. She wants me to stop taking the Lipitor even though I am on a low dose 20mg. I'm not sure I want to do this without the doctor's approval. Is there anyone out there that has experience with taking Lipitor? Thanks PS. I hope this hasn't already been discussed. I'm new and do not have the time to read al the post, especially ones that are over a few days old.