MY BAD REACTION TO STATINS

by RUTH
(NY AND LA)

THEY DO NOT WORK FOR ME. PAINS ON 10 MG LIPITOR. IT DID BRING MY CH COUNT DOWN FROM 285 TO 161. THIS LASTED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. THEN, SUDDENLY IT STARTED GOING UP. 181. DOC WASN'T HAPPY AND UPPED MY DOSE TO 20MG. WITHIN 6 WEEKS I COULD NOT WALK FROM THE PAIN IN MY LEGS. I WENT OFF THE L. THEN I REALIZED ALL THE PAIN IN THE REST OF MY BODY DISAPPEARED. I ALSO REALIZED THAT THE HAIR FALLING OFF HEAD, ALL OVER MY FLOORS, WAS DUE TO THE L.


I HAD ALSO (ON 10MG) NOTICED THAT I WAS LOSING MUSCLE MASS AND WEIGHT AT AN AMAZING RATE. DOWN FROM 118 TO 107! I WENT OFF L COMPLETELY. STAYED OFF FOR 5 MONTHS THEN WENT BACK ON (MY DOC WAS UPSET WITH ME) AT 5MG. HERE I AM TODAY JANUARY 1ST 2011, HAVING BEEN OFF THE 5MG FOR TWO WEEKS! THANK GOD THE PAINS ARE GONE (AGAIN).

ANOTHER DOC (MY OUT OF STATE DOC)HAS SUGGESTED A DIFFERENT STATIN (A WATER SOLUBLE ONE) I HAVE AGREED TO TRY 10MG OF THIS BUT REST ASSURED I WILL BE OFF THEM IN A FLASH IF THE PAINS START UP AGAIN. THIS YO YO ING CANNOT POSSIBLY BE GOOD FOR MY BODY. I AM A 72 FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN DANCE AND SPORT FOR YEARS...SO NO MORE LISTENING TO "PEOPLE START A SUDDEN SPURT IN EXERCISE"!

PS MY OLDER SISTER HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BUT WORSE THAN ME. SHE COULD NOT GET OUT OF BED!!

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