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[QUOTE=oliverblake13]EDKAL,
MY HEART THING WAS BAD TOO IT WOULD BEAT 2 OR 3X'S THEN STOP IT WOULD START WITH MY EVENING DOSE OF LIPITOR AND LAST ALL NIGHT, AT TIMES I THOUGHT I WOULD PASS OUT, ER FOUND NOTHING WRONG WITH ME EITHER, AND I HAVE ABSOULUTLEY NO CAFFIENE EVER, I TOLD MY DR ALL MY SYMPTOMS AND THAT I WENT OFF THE LIPITOR SHE ASKED IF I WENT OFF OF THE ZETIA TOO I SAID YEA I DID, SHE SAID GOOD??? SO GONNA JUST TRY ALL MY SUPPLEMENTS AND DIET AND WHEN MY ENERGY RETURNS GO BACK TO WALKING THE HILLS, I DO NOT HAVE ALOT OF RISK FACTORS ANYWAY, IM NOT OBESE, I DONT EAT ALOT OF RED MEAT IM NOT DIABETIC OR HAVE HEART DISEASE. I WILL NEVER DO THE STATINS AGAIN EITHER, NOT SO SURE I WILL DO THE ZETIA EITHER, AFTER READING STUFF ON THAT CRAP TOO DO YOU FEEL A 100% BETTER? HOW LONG WERE YOU ON LIPITOR? I WAS ONLY ON A LITTLE OVER 2 MONTHS AND ZETIA A LITTLE OVER A YEAR. HOW LONG BEFORE THE JOINT PAIN QUITS? THE ITCHING STOPPED RIGHT AWAY ALONG WITH THE HEART THING, AND I NOTICED TODAY WHEN I WALKED DOWN MY STAIRS MY KNEES DID NOT HURT OR TRY TO BUCKLE. BEST WISHES BUD :blob_fire[/QUOTE]

I was on statins for over 20 years plus what else they had before I found out that my chlo. was high back in the early 70's, but as new drugs came on the mkt., my dr's would put me on them, I did have a double by-pass in 1975 but no problems since, LUCKY !! I did not have a heart attack before the by pass, so in that way, as I said, I was very lucky.

I had the missed beats a very long time, don't know exacxtly, but about about 25 years or more. I never dreamed it was caused from lipitor and others. I even went to emergrncy ward 4 times and they could not find anything wrong, Blamed it on caffene. One Dr. said it was Premature Ventricular Contractions. and again said it was not life threatening.

I had a severe case of muscle problems and when I went off statins, Lipitor being the last, the pains subsided. I was on Zetia for about 2 months, but quit after having the heart thing start up again. Am going to stay off it for a month and see if I still experience the skipped beats.

All in all, I feel pretty good since giving up Statins. My current Dr. siad no more statin. Mt numbers are on the slightly high normal range ( 235-250 ) but I have a over active liver.

I guess for an old boy , 81, I can't complain.

I hope this helps some of queations.

Good luck !

Ed





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