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Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by clawmute, Feb 7, 2018.
Diet, Diet, Diet! And as much exercise as weather permits!
Annoyingly I've noticed some of this. Never bothered me before. Very frustrating. I'm working on 74,wife is 75.
Everyrhing a doctor prescribes is not good. I was prescribed a med in September of 16' that caused internal bleeding. I've had stomach pain but that literally doubled me over. My digestion has not been the same since.
I read several testimonies where people said they'd rather have high chlorestoral or anything else compared to the side effects of simvastatin.
It actually CAUSES heart attacks.
He got better, it took a long time, but I lost him in May this last year. He was a month shy of turning 80. Thank you tho..
From his 70’s till his passing, a lot of his battles were medications, primarily, different doctors putting him on something that reacted with something else he was taking. It was amazing how many times this was the case.
Then you couple that with VA stuff, and it really was a battle !
Statins include atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor).
Following is from Mayo clinic.
Very rarely, statins can cause life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-ih-sis). Rhabdomyolysis can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. The risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million of patients taking statins. Rhabdomyolysis can occur when you take statins in combination with certain drugs or if you take a high dose of statins.
Occasionally, statin use could cause an increase in the level of enzymes that signal liver inflammation.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have unusual fatigue or weakness, loss of appetite, pain in your upper abdomen, dark-colored urine, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.
It's possible your blood sugar (blood glucose) level may increase when you take a statin, which may lead to developing type 2 diabetes. The risk is small but important enough that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on statin labels regarding blood glucose levels and diabetes.
The FDA warns on statin labels that some people have developed memory loss or confusion while taking statins.
The following in depth article is very informative, dangers of statins.
Just a few points from the above link...
Statin users have a higher incidence of nerve degeneration and pain, memory loss, confusion, depression, and a higher risk of ALS and Parkinson’s, according to Dr. David Williams in his July 2014 Alternativesnewsletter. Statins also decrease carotenoid levels. Carotenoids, which are found in fresh fruits and vegetables and act as antioxidants, have a number of benefits, including protecting against cell damage, aging, and chronic diseases.
Statin drugs may also be driving Americans to overeat: a twelve-year study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that statin users increased their calorie intake by 9%, and fat consumption by 14.4%, over the study period, whereas those who didn’t take statins didn’t significantly change in either measure.
An animal study linked statin use to muscle damage. Animals that exercised on statins had 226% more muscle damage than those not given statins.
They affect the quality of sleep.
Statins increase the risk of prostate and breast cancer.
Statins are known to cause liver damage by increasing the liver’s production of digestive enzymes.
Statins also speed aging and lower sex drive.
Statins have been linked to aggressive and violent behavior in women.
Sorry for your loss!
I have not had neuropathy in my palms since I stopped statins. I also slept thru the night the last few nights.
Thanks a lot fellas. I was put on a statin last year for triglyceride levels. You may be motivating me to exercise. But, this is also the reason I generally don’t read the side effects section on my meds. If I read them all I probably wouldn’t take a Tylenol. Which probably wouldn’t be bad either.
We probably don't want to know the side effects of anything.
I read a while back that 100% of the people that drink water die.
Same thing with oxygen.
I always ignore side effects warnings... until they really really start affecting me. These are things that really affected our lives and bodies adversely. We've been off them for a week and can already realize improvements.
I found out too late the 99% of Vietnam[in-country] veterans had[have or will have] terminal cancer as side effects from Agent Orange Defoliant exposure! P/S it was in the water as well as everything else!
well, it has been two weeks, and no tingling needle like sensation in the palms of my hands! good bye Statins!