• David Staup August 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    If you want to see the actual list of statin AEs (adverse effects) see this study from 2009:

    now for the worst news, the long term effect of CO-Q10 depletion can be mitochondrial dysfunction that does not go away when you quit statins. I can attest to the horrors that come with that. Then when you learn that cholesterol is NOT the devil that the drug companies would have you believe you begin to see the pure evil in this situation. All cause mortality is lowest at a TC level of 272, well above "recommendations"…what a fraud.. I suggest you visit the following site for the truth!

    put together by a retired physician, former astronaut, and space medicine researcher who is, like me and many, many others a STATIN VICTIM… some of the posts on his forums and I suspect you will stop the statin right away!

  • hullwest August 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    You should look into Dr. William Davis' blogs and sites, called "The heart scan blog" and Track Your Plack.

    He helps people reverse heart disease and arterial plaque, often without drugs (he's a cardiologist): and scroll down for his posts. He is often able to get people off statins. Also, look into a supplement called Sytrinol, clinnically tested to help lower LDL and triglycerides by 30%.


  • Dawn November 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

    A study done on people over 70 concluded that the higher their cholesterol, the greater their longevity. Hmmm…. I just renewed my term life insurance for 20 years (at age 57) and the upper limit of cholesterol for the "take and physical and blood work to get a discount price" was 260. I will believe actuaries before a drug company for reasons that should be self-evident. Longevity in women is not extended by statins. Only HDLs of 55+, which can be accomplished with inexpensive niacin (a B vitamin), have been correlated with longevity in women. By the way, only Lp(a) is correlated with plaque problems, so high LDLs is not an indicator for statin use; it's an indication that one needs to test further for Lp(a). Have you also noticed the increase in gout? Cholesterol is used to patch inflamed blood vessels when there is inadequate vitamin C and amino acids to repair them. (By the way, acid preventers decrease the body's ability to break down protein for digestion, putting people with heart disease in the double whammy.) Lowering cholesterol is like shooting Firemen at the seen of a fire. Causation and correlation are two very different things when it comes to good research, particularly when it relates to cholesterol and heart disease. Imagine what enzymes and vitamin C might do, along with adequate B vitamins and minerals for energy production–unfortunately, many make the wrong choice because insurance covers their prescriptions. Eventually, they find out that good health is priceless!

  • Thomas Martin December 7, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Please read "Statins, Side Effects and the MisGuided War on Cholesterol" by Dr.David Graveline. Cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease or heart attacks. Look at one of the side effects of statins – heart failure. There is a good reason. I had heart failure and after having an LVAD implant, began a search and program for cardiomyopathy cures. Fifteen months after the implant, I have the LVAD removed as my heart had healed. I have a lot of information on the journey and path, if interested, please contact me at . Thanks

    • Liaquat Ali Cheema June 18, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      diagnosed cardiomyopathy recently with lower EF-heart function. taking atorvastitin-lipitor for many years. please share your experience.

  • Nancy February 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I have rhabdomyolysis. I would be interested in exchanging letters from anyone else with this terrible disease. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and have never met anyone else with this.

    Please someone, anyone answer.


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