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... So, doc says go ahead and take atorvastatin because there is a percentage of people who have high CPK with no other apparent problem. He said atorvastatin is more effective re chol. lowering than simvastatin which I'd had years ago. Is that so? ... (12 replies)
... Now I wait a couple of months and see what the result is. Since I'm one of those weirdos with a high CK number even without a statin, the Zocor generic should be fine. ... (12 replies)
... Thank you! Agree that I've a 'modest' need for statins now but if I lose some weight I'm sure I won't and sugar number will go down. ... (12 replies)

... My own numbers are (well, 2008 test results, it's seen as a non-issue so I'm no longer being tested): (pardon the 'metric' version, normal range is in brackets) CHOL 4.53 (2.00-5.19 mmol/L) HDL 1.21 (>0.90 mmol/L) CHOL:HDL ratio 3.74 (<4.9) LDL 2.82 (2.50-3.39 mmol/L) TriGly 1.11 (0.45-2.29 mmol/L) (12 replies)
... I know what to do, just doing it is the hard part. That will bring the sugar down but honestly I've NEVER had a glucose number under 80. ... (12 replies)
... Wish we had more doctors like that. Unfortunately, they are retiring or dying off. Many medical schools receive funds from pharmaceutical companies so their products and recommendations for treatment are taught in classes. We just have to do our own research and be our own advocates. Take care :-) (12 replies)
... I'll second everything that Rudiraven has said. If on the other hand you need the reassurance of a statin, then tell your Doctor that you would prefer to be prescribed Zocor (Simvastatin) at the dose you were previously taking. As stated, it's your body, your choice. Yack. (12 replies)
... Cheer up, Your numbers are not that bad! HDL is super, triglycerides are excellent, your LDL is a little high but just eat more fiber and exercise. I don't believe in the statins and I think time will prove me right. Your scan showed no build up so I'd go with that. Don't know what he's talking about LDL floating around causing heart attacks. I don't think most doctors... (12 replies)
... For sure, but for me simply greasy / salty is sufficient to tantalize my taste buds, and e.v. olive oil & salt (& lots of pepper on many foods) amply suffices. My favour regular treat is popcorn (I drizzle some e.v. olive oil on it, and of course add salt), while watching TV. Dropping much of our daily animal fat intake becomes much more comprehensive and easier if you can... (12 replies)
... Thanks -- hard to know what to do -- called my doc today and asked to have a prescription for generic Zocor again as that's what worked in low dose a few years ago before this doc took me off the statin fearing muscle damage. No evidence of that besides the blood test itself -- I don't care for the Lipitor generic, though, and called pharmacy tonight -- they said doc DID... (12 replies)
... I'm kind of in the same boat-and also wondering if it is better to endure the aches, pains, weakness that statins bring-or to feel fantastic and work my best to have a better blood lipid profile for the Dr's to look at. Of course, that would mean a strict and dedicated effort to maintaing a healthy diet. From what I have read and learned over the years-that means really... (12 replies)
... Yes, indeed. So, what are you doing about that? (such as lifestyle changes towards a more wholesome, modest cuisine, some activity increases) Each bit over 80, ups your risk of 'sudden cardiac death', I've read. sf (12 replies)
... I really can't comment on the CPK number, but what I can tell you is that statin drug usage has been linked to peripheral neuropathy. ... (4 replies)
... I have to agree with MrBob. When you get your cholesterol test, also have ALT, AST and CPK levels checked as well. ... (13 replies)
... The number of people that died from Baycol was 54 hen Canada is included. Don't know really how many world wide. The article is a bit flawed when it mentions myoglobin. ... (9 replies)
... Thanks, Mark. I will have my husband request both tests when he goes to his doctor's office later this morning. His CRP number has been low in the past despite high cholesterol. His CPK was low, but was higher at his last test a few months ago. ... (24 replies)
... ATR, You will get a very substantial drop in your cholesterol, especially LDL and TRIGLYCERIDES. Wait a month or two to retest and tthen have a live function panel and a CPK (creatine phosphokinase) run as a precaution against an adverse reaction. Think twice (and perhaps three times) about adding megadoses of vitamins E and C to your statins. Some fairly good evidence... (16 replies)
... Aches and pains could MOST DEFINITELY be caused by any number of things. They occurred in people LONG BEFORE the word statin had ever been thought of! ... (2 replies)
... ation telling them otherwise . All of us in here that have taken and then gotten off these drugs "know" that these drugs "are" the problem even if the so called CPK tests come back normal. It is obvious to me these tests do not tell the whole story and is exposing many people to serious problems . Users beware !!! ... (6 replies)
Stopping Lipitor
Feb 17, 2001
... and my number is 185. That will need to be explained to me as well. My first question to him...DO I have muscle damage or not? ... (33 replies)

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