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... lowering drugs are much more effective, and consistently so, than any natural therapies in lowering LDL... ... (45 replies)
... it came on suddenly when Tricor was added to my prescriptions... ... (31 replies)
... which I had been on for years, and within about a month I started getting muscle aches in both arms. At first I thought I was just sleeping in a funny position, but the pain persisted and slowly got progressively worse. ... (6 replies)

Apr 16, 2003
... I "suggested" this med to my cardiologist because I DID NOT want to go straight to a statin. ... (15 replies)
... It is certainly possible as red yeast rice is a natural form of lovastatin although it is somewhat weaker than the manmade variety so you stand a better chance of not having side effects , they all affect the liver so it really depends on how your system tolerates it . ... (9 replies)
... Thanks for the message, Linda. Happy to hear your aching is fading away. It is "no" fun, and doesn't seem quite fair, does it? Trying to cure one thing and have the aching along with, stinks. We are going to look in to the policosanol that they have been talking about on the board. It is not prescription and is not a statin or a non-statin. It sounds very... (26 replies)
... It took me almost one and a half years for my muscle pains to completely disappear once I stopped taking my medicines. I had been on Lipitor for about 7 years, and when my doctor added Tricor to the mix, I had serious muscle aches within months... I stopped both, and didn't notice ANY improvement for several months. ... (4 replies)
... I have type 2 diabetes and hashimotos thyoriditis and now have also found out that I have high cholesterol. I have been told that it goes along with the two diseases like peas and carrots. ... (3 replies)
... to take that when taking policosanol, too? ... (9 replies)
... I congratulate you on trying exercise and diet to alter your lipid values. But you do have rather elevated lipid values there, so medication may eventually be needed. ... (30 replies)
... since statins deplete this nutrient, which is involved in making energy available to our muscles. If, after a month, he starts feeling better, it is a good indication that his problem may have been related to Zocor... ... (7 replies)
Sep 17, 2006
... Don't mean to give you discouraging news, but I've discontinued taking Policosanol. ... (24 replies)
... Yes, I had muscle aches and profound weakness from Lipitor... It started when my doctor combined it with Tricor. ... (29 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 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)
... 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)
... site to see if the meds your mom is taking are negatively interacting with one another. ... (12 replies)
... Happy to hear that. As I told you before, I was on Lipitor for 2 years; at the time couldn't figure out where the aching was coming from. Just felt like it was my middle name. Ha! Than I had a problem with liver enzymes; had to go off and after that cleared up they put me back on it. Later switched me to provachol - bad news, too, and than put me on tricor, which... (28 replies)
... Is it a fibrate? ... (30 replies)
... I'm still worried about being on a statin, and am constantly wary of muscle aches. So far so good though. ... (4 replies)

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