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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

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Old 10-06-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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I am prone to kidney stones. Amazingly I have never had pain from a kidney stone, just urinated blood. I had to have one of my kidneys removed due to transitional cell carcinoma. I go for a cystoscope every six months and also a ultra sound every year. I do take statins, have for 20+ years. Anyway, that is my experience, for what it's worth.
I have a friend who took statins for about 30 yrs and lives with nerve damage. Her MD's had the fear of cholesterol instilled in her big time. She jumped on the Lipitor class action lawsuit.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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Dairy Industry Annual Revenue- $100 billion.


Meat Industry Annual Revenue- $186 billion.


Yeah, there sure are no Dairy and Meat Industries paying for lobbyists and trying to influence scientists. That would never happen.
Sadly it's a way of life and we decide which lobbyist to choose. I enjoy some quality meat and like my eggs.

Anyone read the Grain Brain? Or is that junk too.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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Right, it is often said that lack of potassium or Magnesium causes leg pains and cramps, but it is often caused by the statins, too!
I eat a potassium rich diet with potatoes, bananas and many more. And my leafy greens take care of the magnesium. I never get leg cramps anymore. I have not been near a hospital for the last year or so and doing so much better.
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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I don't get ENOUGH potassium and mag rich foods so I do supplement with both. I haven't been near a hospital in 6 yrs this month when I had replacement and I've living with all the side effects/complications. My goal is never to be back in a hospital.
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:15 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I eat a potassium rich diet with potatoes, bananas and many more. And my leafy greens take care of the magnesium. I never get leg cramps anymore. I have not been near a hospital for the last year or so and doing so much better.
Great, good for you!
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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I answered on behalf of my late FIL, who developed weak legs. He fell several times.
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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Yes'm
Moving away from fruits. Targeting Monday to be completely off of fruits and starches. This will be difficult but the fall months harvest is essentially done and I don't particularly like "fresh" winter fruit.

3 Apple trees, 8 varieties
1 crab apple (edible, most flavorful, June bearing)
4 Plums, 4 varieties
3 Prunes, 2 varieties
12 Blueberries, 5 varieties
2 Persimmons
1-Comice Pear
Many Asian Pears, 5 varieties
2 Mulberry, 2 varieties
1-acia berry
1 fig, access to 2 other varieties
3 variety of strawberries
Kiwi fruit
Jujube
And the tomatoes.


Doctor says that fruit fructose is different from HFCS.
I however can feel the effects just as fast or faster.

I am going to ask for blood sugar test strips and keep a diary of food eaten.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:03 AM
 
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I take simvastatin and have no side effects at all, though I would tolerate a good bit because of a terrible family history of cardiovascular disease.

I do take enzyme CoQ10 with it, because there is scientific evidence to support doing so.
^^Bolded: Same here. Been taking statins for over 20 years, no problems.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:10 AM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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IMO, when Statins first came out, the manufactures said that the side affects were minor, controllable, and relatively rare.

From the survey, the side affects not as advertised initially.
Buyer beware.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:43 AM
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About 13 years ago my husband was on simvastatin for a few years with no problems. Then we moved to a new area and a new doctor who believes if you have no underlying health issues you should not take cholesterol medication. My DH was healthy in all ways except for his cholesterol so she took him off the simvastatin.

Flash forward to today, 10 years later, the same doctor recommended a heart calcium scan. My DH's #'s were on the high side of the scale and he has plaque on his heart. Our doctor "now" tells him to see a cardiologist. We went yesterday and he was stunned that my DH was taken off the statins and instantly put him back on and told him to change his diet. He also said that being off the statins more than likely caused his high build up of plaque in his heart. Next up a stress test.


So just a heads up for those who have gone off the statins and their cholesterol is still high get a coronary calcium scan done. Ours was only $49.00 and well worth knowing how healthy our hearts are.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-proc...e/ovc-20201884



BTW, thanks for those recommending the CQ10. I will ask the cardiologist about that. He also said for my DH to take one baby aspirin per day.
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