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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 D C Landers, Community Member, asks

Q: Why are they pushing those damn statins w/o strressing the common muscle weakness side effects?

My Drs keep pushing statins. i am 78, slightly high chol. and tryglycerides, high HDL. I had severe muscle weakness a few years ago from statins couldn't climb up one step. .  I have controlled BP, no diabeies, not overweight and good genes. I am active. Now my card. wants a CAT scan of my heart. Internist wants a lung CAT scan. granulomas? show up on acute  bronchitis.  I refused both, I may die one of these days.  my brotheres, 5 much older had no severe problems until much older. now they are age. 88-93. showing changes. My mother lived to 100 with good brain and good body. I know the statin studies mostly sponsored by the drug co's..

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7/28/09 10:53pm

Hi DC,

 

You may enjoy Dr. Lundell's perspective on statin medications.  I put together a 4 part article series.  You can check it out to see if you're interesting in reading the articles - http://www.lisanelsonrd.com/lundell.html.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

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By D C Landers, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 07/28/09