• Joan Joan
    February 22, 2011
    My cholesterol total is 222, HDL, 62; LDL, 137; RATIO, 3.58I have been asked to go on PRAVASTATIN 20 MG twice a week . Joan
    Joan Joan
    February 22, 2011

    what is known about Pravastatin; how much research; would it suit me from your knowledge with above cholesterol numbers or maybe Lipitor be better?

     

    Fill me in on Pravastatin, I am not real happy to go to STATINS.

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  • David1951 February 22, 2011
    David1951
    February 22, 2011

    You are correct to question taking a statin!  be fully informed before you take this med!!!!

     

    see this:

     

    Evidence for Caution: Women and statin use:

     

    http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/statinsEvidenceCaution.pdf

     

    also see this, a multinational, well respected research group looked at the studies on statins in general. what they found will shock you:

     

    http://www.newswithviews.com/Richards/byron201.htm

     

     

    and  see what kind of adverse effects you can expect:

     

    http://www.spacedoc.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=1653

     

     

    better to lower your bodies need for cholesterol than to artificially lower the cholesterol with statins and risk disability! cut out sugar, anything made with  flour, powdered eggs or powdered milk (oxidized cholesterol), and white starches like potatoes or white rice.

     

    look into the stone age diet or the atkins diet if you easily tolerate dairy.

     

    heart disease was unkown before Kellog started the food industry in the early 1900's and the whole fats/cholesterol are bad (the lipid hypothosis) is based on bad science, false pride, and greed... see here:

     

    http://www.perfecthealthinstitute.com/aANCELKEYS.html

     

    now if you believe you must lower your cholesterol with a statin here are the figures of adverse effects from the higher doses of the four main statins (from the mayo clinic:

     

    5% in those taking extended-release fluvastatin 

     

    10% of those taking high-dose pravastatin

     

    15% for atorvastatin

     

    18% for simvastatin

     

    full article here:

     

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/medicalprofs/statin-intolerance-clinic.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

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