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Hello,

You have all discovered the downside of statin drugs. If you must take them, then supplement with a good CoQ-10 supplement as the side effects may be due to its depletion by the statins.

Better, try natural remedies. Policosanol is good, and does not inhibit or down regulate HMG-CoA reductase as ChazP claims. Its action is by other means.




It also reduces LDL oxidation and platelet aggregation, this is good and the statins do not do that. Take 5mg to 20mg per day. Need to take regular blood tests to determine the proper dosage. Get the good kind from sugar cane only. Policosanol will not affect triglycerides though. This has been studied as much as the statins and there is no toxicity or side effects.

Another good supplement to try is Pantethine, not to be confused with pantothenic acid. Take 300mg three times a day. This will help the entire cholesterol profile including triglycerides.

Please, all of you, try to get off these drugs or you can reduce the dosages by adding these supplements and lifestyle changes. You have to monitor your levels when you do this, so your doc has to cooperate. If he doesn't want to, get another doctor.

Sal


[This message has been edited by Salvatore954 (edited 08-31-2003).]





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