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Re: New Med
Mar 13, 2006
[QUOTE=vipergg22]There in lies the problem if you have ever read the side effects and warnings they specifically warn against mixing fenifibrates and statins as the risk outweighs the benefit . Why would doctors even do that ???? I think I would rather have a little higher heart risk that the severe muscle and liver problems that these drugs can impose .[/QUOTE]

Vipergg22,

I think the reason they prescribe both is that they are not aware of the interaction....

My doctor put me on both 2 years ago. Had been on Lipitor for 7.5 years, and then Tricor was added to the mix. Within a month my arm muscles hurt so much I couldn't lift a laptop PC, and I suffered pronounced overall weakness and exercise intolerance.

I'm fully recovered now, but it was a long road - took over a year and a half...

I agree with the advice in the postings above: Do not combine a statin with a fibrate unless you have extremely high LDL and triglycerides...

HubbleRules
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Re: New Med
Mar 13, 2006
[QUOTE=HubbleRules]Vipergg22,

I think the reason they prescribe both is that they are not aware of the interaction....

My doctor put me on both 2 years ago. Had been on Lipitor for 7.5 years, and then Tricor was added to the mix. Within a month my arm muscles hurt so much I couldn't lift a laptop PC, and I suffered pronounced overall weakness and exercise intolerance.

I'm fully recovered now, but it was a long road - took over a year and a half...

I agree with the advice in the postings above: Do not combine a statin with a fibrate unless you have extremely high LDL and triglycerides...

HubbleRules
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That is half the problem, they are NOT aware. I know they tell U not to self diagnose, but good grief, it seems the patients are doing the research and not the medical people. Someone better jump on the stick, I'm tired of having to research everything while paying major bucks to someone who SHOULD be doing it. No wonder folks don't go to the dr. till it is absolutely necessary!!

Sorry, my spelling today is horrid, guess I'm over tired again...... :wave:





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