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Do statins really reduce your risk of heart disease?
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RE: Do statins really reduce your risk of heart disease?
Crestor ruined DW's feet. She cannot stand in place for but a minute or so and cannot walk as well or far either. Stopped taking it several yrs ago but damage done. What I wondered if it is doing that to her feet might it also damage the heart it allegedly protects?

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RE: Do statins really reduce your risk of heart disease?
(06-14-2015 07:12 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote:  Crestor ruined DW's feet.

She claims it is because you cannot dance.Laugh-a-lot

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Post: #33
RE: Do statins really reduce your risk of heart disease?
(06-14-2015 08:57 PM)justMongo Wrote:  
(06-14-2015 07:12 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote:  Crestor ruined DW's feet.

She claims it is because you cannot dance.Laugh-a-lot

You got that right LOL

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I go by my cardio and internist's advise. My BMI is currently ~31 and I'm not exercising much (reasons not presently relevant). I had a tough time before CPAP tolerating a relatively low dose of 20mg Pravastatin. I found it more tolerable after CPAP, but I've only titrated up to 1-20mg Pravastatin every three (3) days. Just started upping to one every two days. Will do that for a couple or three weeks, then up it to once daily.

But there has been a definite improvement since I have been on the Pravastatin and I've only been on it since mid-Feb 2015, and was only taking it 1x a week to start.

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Comparison on panels performed on 1/23/2015 and 6/10/2015:

"First numbers recited are results from 1/23/2015 testing and second numbers from recent 6/10/2015 testing-

Total chol-277,167; HDL 58,44; Trigly 217,158; LDL 176, 91; Chol ratio 4.8, 3.8; Glucose 110, 116; A1c 6.9, 7.0; ALT 73,21. These are for the most part very positive and impressive changes, and I've only titrated up to 1-20mg Pravastatin every 3 days; upping titration to 1 every other day now. I plan to titrate up to 1-20mg/day, but only if you deem it absolutely necessary. I originally had many side effects from this medication but less so now since going on CPAP mid-Feb 2015. Thanks and regards, "
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RE: Comment re my 'numbers' only
(06-15-2015 02:21 PM)tedburnsIII Wrote:  I go by my cardio and internist's advise. My BMI is currently ~31 and I'm not exercising much (reasons not presently relevant). I had a tough time before CPAP tolerating a relatively low dose of 20mg Pravastatin. I found it more tolerable after CPAP, but I've only titrated up to 1-20mg Pravastatin every three (3) days. Just started upping to one every two days. Will do that for a couple or three weeks, then up it to once daily.

But there has been a definite improvement since I have been on the Pravastatin and I've only been on it since mid-Feb 2015, and was only taking it 1x a week to start.

Email to cardio:

Comparison on panels performed on 1/23/2015 and 6/10/2015:

"First numbers recited are results from 1/23/2015 testing and second numbers from recent 6/10/2015 testing-

Total chol-277,167; HDL 58,44; Trigly 217,158; LDL 176, 91; Chol ratio 4.8, 3.8; Glucose 110, 116; A1c 6.9, 7.0; ALT 73,21. These are for the most part very positive and impressive changes, and I've only titrated up to 1-20mg Pravastatin every 3 days; upping titration to 1 every other day now. I plan to titrate up to 1-20mg/day, but only if you deem it absolutely necessary. I originally had many side effects from this medication but less so now since going on CPAP mid-Feb 2015. Thanks and regards, "

Your A1C indicates that your average blood glucose is too high.
In January, your liver enzyme ALT was too high at 73. Reference maximum is 40. You had some liver necrosis going on in January. An amateur interpretation as I am not a doctor.

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Post: #36
RE: Comment re my 'numbers' only
(06-15-2015 03:30 PM)justMongo Wrote:  Your A1C indicates that your average blood glucose is too high.
In January, your liver enzyme ALT was too high at 73. Reference maximum is 40. You had some liver necrosis going on in January. An amateur interpretation as I am not a doctor.

Yeah, I've been Type II for some time.

The liver did improve considerably, if that is a consolation. I will discuss the ALT with my internist when I see him in a week or so, and also with the cardio.

Thank you for your insightful comments.
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RE: Do statins really reduce your risk of heart disease?
(01-10-2014 11:30 PM)goodonya Wrote:  There is something fundamentally wrong with a system of creating new drugs and prescribing them for an entire decade plus to millions of people and still not know exactly for whom they have helped.
With a system like this they could doing permanent damage on certain individuals and have zero accumulation of data and proof.

I think a lot of doctors never report adverse events especially when they occur in women. That's why nothing is done for a decade or until the lawsuits start.
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RE: Do statins really reduce your risk of heart disease?
(06-16-2015 09:21 AM)Mosquitobait Wrote:  
(01-10-2014 11:30 PM)goodonya Wrote:  There is something fundamentally wrong with a system of creating new drugs and prescribing them for an entire decade plus to millions of people and still not know exactly for whom they have helped.
With a system like this they could doing permanent damage on certain individuals and have zero accumulation of data and proof.

I think a lot of doctors never report adverse events especially when they occur in women. That's why nothing is done for a decade or until the lawsuits start.

Begs the question.

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