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I need some Info!
Aug 14, 2001
... My husband was just put on Tricor. The doctor said, it wasn't a statin but after my Lipitor nightmare I am a little scared for him to take anything. He has enough health problems. ... (1 replies)
... saw the light and decided to get out before the you know what hit the fan , I think you will see more problems in the coming years with statins . If you read the Tricor packaging it really advises against it unless absolutely neccesary . ... (6 replies)
... Yes...foggy...Tricor is not a statin. It is a fibrate and I'm not even sure I know what that is. ... (9 replies)

I am amazed now!
May 11, 2009
... I too felt as though I was taking poison every time I put a statin in my mouth. At first I was on Tricor and was immediately taken off because of some elevated liver level. ... (5 replies)
... Is it a fibrate? ... (30 replies)
Sep 17, 2006
... Well, I've given natural supplements, diet and exercise a good try, and they just weren't working well for me. ... (24 replies)
High LDL
Nov 12, 2005
... You will find that some people are predisposed against ALL supplements. They only believe in prescription medications... To them, everyone who reports a problem with a statin is a hypochodriac... everything other than prescription meds are ALWAYS pure quackery. ... (14 replies)
... As for folic acid for homocysteine, the minimum therapeutic dose, from what I remember, is 1000 ug. The suggestion of taking a supplement with a 800 ug table of folic acid is exactly what I do daily. ... (16 replies)
... I am on a low carb. my trigs are at 300. Total cholstrol is 260. I want to take some Garlic,Vit E, and other antioxids. I work hard, and play hard. tricor is not a statin. or is it? ... (16 replies)
... Like Gorgon said, if U can take a statin it does drop your numbers like a rock, but seems like there are more of us who can't take them then those that can. Try cutting back more on the carbs. ... (11 replies)
... But I feel one shouldn't just blindly do whatever a doctor recommends, without doing your own research first. ... (15 replies)
... weight, cholesterol and glucose numbers are almost identical to mine when I was your age. I never had a blood pressure problem though. ... (4 replies)
Lipitor Questions
Aug 10, 2006
... Good decision ! Too many of us have had bad side effects from Satins and I mean all brands of Cholestrol lowing drugs. I have a normal count of blood cellls of my SED RATE for polymaigia, muscel damaging disease, but my legs are weak from the thighs down to the calves of my legs. ... (44 replies)
3 month follow-up
Jul 12, 2006
... For someone with such strong family history, I'd agree you still want to see your numbers drop. The good thing is that you've had a very nice increase in HDL. ... (16 replies)
New Med
Mar 13, 2006
... 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... (8 replies)
New Med
Mar 13, 2006
... 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. ... (8 replies)
... but hadn't been on it long enough at my last blood test to notice a big improvement in triglycerides. The immediate release versions can cause a flushing that many cannot tolerate. ... (20 replies)
... but a glass of red wine a day may actually help your cholesterol levels. ... (16 replies)
... Lane, I would check a "drug-interaction" reference or web-site to see if the meds your mom is taking are negatively interacting with one another. Doctors are not very good at knowing the interactions of all the drugs out there - and there are some dangerous combos. I know for a fact: my doctor prescribed Tricor in addition to the Lipitor I had been on for years,... (12 replies)
... regimen... For a while I thought the pain and weakness were permanent, and that I would be a relative invalid the rest of my life. I took myself off both drugs immediately and have never looked back... ... (13 replies)

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