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Scared of statins
Aug 25, 2009
... off from the grocery store over the counter. It is a plant sterol which also lowers cholesterol. Red yeast rice is like a statin with some of the same side effects. Statins are based on red yeast rice and are reductase inhibitors. ... (11 replies)
... Try and bump the Red yeast Rice to 1,200mg once AM and once PM. I take 1,200mg once AM and once PM and it has helped my numbers a lot. ... (11 replies)
... RYR is a statin, but I've had no noticable negative effects from it. I also buy both these supplements from the U.S., as they are either not availabe in Oz or are too expensive. ... (25 replies)

... Mmmm, I thought that Pravachol was the weakest?? No? After problems with Lipitor and Zocor (muscle pain and weakness some limited numbness) I was put on Zetia. That's just causing a lot of digestive issues which I already had following the statin problems with Lipitor and Zocor. I am now taking Nexium which seems to be working but....will I be OK after I stop taking Nexium....... (10 replies)
... Red Yeast Rice is a natural statin and contains Lovastatin. ... (3 replies)
... I know how devastating that cerebellar ataxia can be. People don't seem to realize that you might be under a cloud the rest of your life not knowing if she had the genetic kind. A specialist in California recently said that my mother most likely has "cerebellar ataxia syndrome" caused by lipid lowering therapies. (zocor, lipitor, zetia). However, hers started with... (8 replies)
... My husband was on some type of cholesterol lowering drug for eight years. Lopid, Zocor, Lipitor and we even tried red yeast rice thinking it might have less side effects than prescription statins. ... (34 replies)
Apr 25, 2008
... Your LDL is elevated quite a bit, so some sort of treatment looks necessary. If it was me, I'd do this: Ask your doctor for a VAP lipoprotein test, as well as c-reactive protein, and homocysteine tests. The VAP is much more accurate than regular lipid testing and it will also show your LDL/HDL particle sizes and your Lp(a) level. Change your diet if it's currently... (7 replies)
... s you know my Dr will not prescribe Niaspan ,I need some help with the best advice on what I should be taking to lower my LDL currently at 185, keep my HDL at 55 or above. ... (25 replies)
... HubbleRules, Thanks for the response. I can't relate the start of the pain to a particular event, that's why I questioned the Crestor. I have been on Protonix for about a year and I do use Nasacort for sinus issues. I am 51 and my father did have a heart attack at 59, so that is always a concern. I have an annual blood test at work and every year I get the same... (13 replies)
... week. Stay off the Crestor until the pain is gone, and them you might try taking it every other day, with CoQ10... Stay off things like Niacin or Red Yeast Rice while on a statin... Are you on any other meds? ... (13 replies)
... r to rule out that it was genetic he had to test her for every single strain of ataxia which he claims are many. He believed she ended up with it due to a virus or a brain injury. She had about 15 shock treatments at one time in her life so it may be possible that it injured her brain and showed up when she got older. ... (8 replies)
Sep 3, 2008
... reduction in carbs has gotten it down to the 150ish level. If hesitant to take Zocor, you can also ask your doctor about trying red yeast rice. Niaspan is another option. ... (5 replies)
... My sister has had good results with just red yeast rice and niacin...and she'd probably have better results if she ate better and exercised more. ... (8 replies)
... I think people who have trouble with the big guns like Crestor, Zocor, or Lipitor should follow your advice before they settle for a life of untreated high cholesterol. ... (10 replies)
... Leia, If you are on Zetia now, you may wish to try Vytorin which is a combination of Zetia and zocor. It is a fascinating drug I use and it has lowered my LDL.s from 203 to 60 on a 10/20 dose! (5 replies)
... vastatin, and not too much longer than you was.....probably about 5 years. And I too have been experiencing muscle pain. And no, I don't have a heart condition or diabetes. ... (5 replies)
... I agree with everyone....... stay away from RYR. It controlled my husband's cholesterol (as did Lopid, Zocor & Lipitor), but RYR produced all the same nasty side effects. His shoulder still aches and his memory is improving, but he still experiences some bouts of TGA (transient global amnesia). He stopped all statins 1 yr ago. Re: cinnamon: Commercially, there are two very... (18 replies)
... Simvastatin and Niacin, Antioxidant Vitamins, or the Combination for the Prevention of Coronary Disease". This study compared this combination along with the addition of antioxidants. ... (8 replies)

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