Guest Julia59 Posted August 21, 2005 Report Share Posted August 21, 2005 Hi Again----today i'm a busy bee on the web................. I started taking my Zocor-----20mg a day for three days now.My question is----would this drug have any affect on the gut? I have noticed that I have an ache on my side since being on it, and also pretty severe muscle spasms in my mid back----traveling up to my neck.I didn't feel too bad tonight, so I thought my husband and I could go over to Target to pick up some gift certificates, and then to Sam's wholesale to pick up a couple of things. Well in Target I felt really light headed, so I thought we should go, but I wanted to look at the Birthday Cards----(two birthdays tomorrow).I started getting weaker and weaker, and then my heart did that flip flop thing, but this time I felt like I was having some kind of bronchial spasm. It was hard to breathe. Not like when your out of breath, it was more like a shallow difficult breathing. Then my belly blew way up and has been that way ever since, and I have that ache on my right side. I'm wondering if the belly issues may have caused my other short of breath issues and the heart flip flop thing, because I did a lot of belching afterwards. I had a lot of indigestion as well with this, but the indigestion is getting better, but I still have the ache on my side. The last examination on my gallbladder was in early 2001---a hyda-scan. It showed it to work 60% which isn't bad, but by now maybe it's worse----who knows. I avoid any fats---even the good fats, which is probably why I have the low HDL cholesterol in the first place---in addition to the lack of aerobic type exercise.I could not breathe right. After the initial heart flip flop---(actually it felt like something forced air into my lungs very quickly----then a thump----then a fierce adrenaline rush----then the difficult breathing. I took the heart monitor thing and placed it over the implanted loop recorder in my chest to catch what happened, but it felt more like a gut issue. At least I have a recording if is was something.I'm wonder if the Zocor could affect my gut after just taking it three days.I am very medication sensitive. Dr. Grubb has me listed an an "incredibly" medication sensitive on my chart. Maybe i'll give his office a ring to see what they think, or call my PCP.Julie :0) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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