U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Do you have side effects with statin drugs?
Yes – I have developed a side effect taking the drug 20 50.00%
No – I take the drug but no side effect 16 40.00%
Don’t know – I don’t know if my issues are side effects or not. 4 10.00%
Maybe – I didn’t know statin drugs have any side effects 0 0%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-05-2016, 12:27 PM
 
15,824 posts, read 18,434,141 times
Reputation: 25604

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
I tried to send you a DM but you are not set up to receive. One of my remedies for cancer prevention is Iodine and there is a lot of info related to iodine and cancers. All our body's tissues need iodine. My suggestion for some research.
Thank you so much. I changed that DM option. I would appreciate your info.

Not wanting to hijack this thread...I started one in Health and Wellness, in the Cancer sub forum, titled "recently prescribed statin....."

I will keep folks posted here on any further developments. Thank you so much!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-05-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
2,903 posts, read 1,344,207 times
Reputation: 2415
Had years of muscle pain before I discovered it was Triclor. Cannot tolerate it nor statin dose level.
Cholesterol levels are fine. Triglycerides levels now at 1700. Blood sugar hovers about 120-160.
Low starch but high fruit diet.

Moving to higher fat and meat diet.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:11 PM
 
6,805 posts, read 3,275,204 times
Reputation: 8481
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
One of my remedies for cancer prevention is Iodine and there is a lot of info related to iodine and cancers. All our body's tissues need iodine. My suggestion for some research.
Don't forget to research the actual research that shows iodine toxicity and the increased risk of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer from too much iodine.

Last edited by Just A Guy; 10-05-2016 at 01:22 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:12 PM
 
6,805 posts, read 3,275,204 times
Reputation: 8481
Quote:
Originally Posted by leastprime View Post
Had years of muscle pain before I discovered it was Triclor. Cannot tolerate it nor statin dose level.
Cholesterol levels are fine. Triglycerides levels now at 1700. Blood sugar hovers about 120-160.
Low starch but high fruit diet.

Moving to higher fat and meat diet.
You would have done much better for your health with high starch, high vegetable, high whole grain, and keeping the fruit.

High fat + high meat = recipe for cancer and heart disease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:13 PM
 
33,134 posts, read 39,067,107 times
Reputation: 28484
Some reading on the issue=
Blood in urine (hematuria) Causes - Mayo Clinic
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:15 PM
 
6,805 posts, read 3,275,204 times
Reputation: 8481
Quote:
Originally Posted by JanND View Post
I stopped the statin, I might add, against my Dr's suggestion two weeks ago, a couple of days after the blood showed up in my urine..
Since you are not going to take the statins (which only treat the symptoms and not the causes), why don't you lower your cholesterol the healthy way with a 90-95% whole food plant centered diet that cuts out all processed and refined foods? That way you would be treating the cause and actually heal yourself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
27,448 posts, read 17,619,243 times
Reputation: 39933
Have any labs been done? I would think the results would be a guide for you and the doctor on where to start.

Always ask for a copy of labs to be sent to you so you know what's going on.

I'm not even given antibiotics without lab work, same with my husband.

Edited: oops, caught up now


Yes on the diet. No one likes it, but diet and exercise should be the first "go to" for many medical conditions.
__________________
____________________________________________
My posts as a Mod will always be in red.
Be sure to review Terms of Service: TOS
And check this out: FAQ
Moderator: Relationships Forum / Hawaii Forum / Dogs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:36 PM
 
15,824 posts, read 18,434,141 times
Reputation: 25604
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just A Guy View Post
Since you are not going to take the statins (which only treat the symptoms and not the causes), why don't you lower your cholesterol the healthy way with a 90-95% whole food plant centered diet that cuts out all processed and refined foods? That way you would be treating the cause and actually heal yourself.
I will research that. Actually, my cholesterol levels are fine, the Dr. gave the statin to me along with my diabetes medications when I was newly diagnosed at the end of August, as a precaution.

I expressed my concerns, having seen something about statins, (not thoroughly read) and she laughed and said it was better not to read the side effects. Prophetic?

At this point I'm not sure if that is what has caused this...but I am wanting to wait until my reg Dr. sees me in a couple of weeks to discuss alternative tests and my options at least.

Thank you Jambo for the link. Quite a lot to think about.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:38 PM
 
6,805 posts, read 3,275,204 times
Reputation: 8481
Quote:
Originally Posted by JanND View Post
I will research that. Actually, my cholesterol levels are fine, the Dr. gave the statin to me along with my diabetes medications when I was newly diagnosed at the end of August, as a precaution.

I expressed my concerns, having seen something about statins, (not thoroughly read) and she laughed and said it was better not to read the side effects. Prophetic?

At this point I'm not sure if that is what has caused this...but I am wanting to wait until my reg Dr. sees me in a couple of weeks to discuss alternative tests and my options at least.
You might also look into researching the benefits of this type of lifestyle/nutrition change on diabetes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2016, 01:44 PM
 
15,824 posts, read 18,434,141 times
Reputation: 25604
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikala43 View Post
Have any labs been done? I would think the results would be a guide for you and the doctor on where to start.

Always ask for a copy of labs to be sent to you so you know what's going on.

I'm not even given antibiotics without lab work, same with my husband.

Edited: oops, caught up now


Yes on the diet. No one likes it, but diet and exercise should be the first "go to" for many medical conditions.
I agree. I have been careful with my diet. I also agree, some more/different labs should be done. I am hoping to have a through discussion with my Dr. next week about those. I am not opposed to doing these procedures, but I'd like to use other methods that are available.

I called and cancelled this Fri appointment, and asked the Tech if they could tell me what a CT scan costs....She said that the Dr's nurse is supposed to find that out for me. The Dr's nurse isn't the one that scheduled the CT. Lots for me to find out prior to doing this. And, still hoping it will not be necessary.

I really think I will feel better having more information and a long discussion with my reg Dr next week.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top