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ucharlie 03-12-2013 21:50

I am considering dropping the RRY and and adding cod liver oil. I will know in three weeks if my numbers r better. Got it down a few years ago with diet and excercise. I have recently lost 50 lbs in about five months and feel like the quick weight loss is why my numbers increased

foxl 03-13-2013 01:21

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Originally Posted by ucharlie (Post 148686)
Really? I was told it was a safer alternative with less side effects. I take CoQ 10 with it.

Well, glad you do, is it Q-sorb, or Ubiquinol,though? those are the only kind that actually work ... per the mitochondrial dz moms --the only proven effective use of CoQ10 is for mito dx.

It is Lovastatin: Red yeast rice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ucharlie 03-13-2013 02:28

It's ubiquinol. I hope that since my weight has stabalized the cholesterol comes down

tish 03-13-2013 11:40

I am still losing weight. Y'day showed I lost 2.5kg (5.5lbs) since Jan'13. Im hoping that it woud make a difference to my chol levels. I will know when my results comes in shortly.

foxl 03-13-2013 12:42

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Originally Posted by ucharlie (Post 148732)
It's ubiquinol. I hope that since my weight has stabalized the cholesterol comes down

That's what I currently have my daughter on, but recently a poll of mito moms indicates the Q-sorb is better, so we once this gone we will try that ... just an FYI!

My weight stabilized high, unfortunately, along with my LDL, so now I am trying to drop both, again. Endo only tests lipids annually so I will have to wait and see.

Strawberry 03-13-2013 16:34

For anyone's reference, I've taken both Zetia and RRY and had the same side effects from each: muscle pain and weakness, fatigue beyond description and joint pain among other side effects. Everyone is different so you may not suffer the same effects that I did.

tish 03-13-2013 16:47

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Originally Posted by kantim (Post 148697)
The most important consideration when planing to take any drug is can the benefits out weight the possible damage or side effect in the case of Ezetrol is probably no.

"Ezetimibe decreases cholesterol levels, but has not been shown to improve outcomes in cardiovascular disease patients by decreasing atherosclerotic or vascular events compared to placebo. "

Ezetimibe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thanks its an interesting observation. My doc did point out that it should be taken as an add-on to the statin, but I put up such a fight and said I would try the EZETROL on its own. Other than drag me off by my hair, he kinda agreed. I think I made him desperate:D

Im not rushing out to get it.:rolleyes:

foxl 03-13-2013 16:48

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Originally Posted by tish (Post 148834)
Thanks its an interesting observation. My doc did point out that it should be taken as an add-on to the statin, but I put up such a fight and said I would try the EZETROL on its own. Other than drag me off by my hair, he kinda agreed. I think I made him desperate:D

Im not rushing out to get it.:rolleyes:

Yuh, I think Ezetimbe in mild in effect, and high in SIDE EFFECTS. :confused::(

tish 03-13-2013 17:03

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Originally Posted by Strawberry (Post 148831)
For anyone's reference, I've taken both Zetia and RRY and had the same side effects from each: muscle pain and weakness, fatigue beyond description and joint pain among other side effects. Everyone is different so you may not suffer the same effects that I did.


Recently I came across an article which quoted 60 million Americans to be on statins. ( I havent got the stat for SA, only something like hundreds of thousands). The young phamacist here said that according to their studies 43% suffer side-effects, but 57% do well on it.

How can 25.8m people in the US alone be so badly affected and doctors havent noticed if what he says is true. And if they have, it is outrageous by numbers alone.

Im just glad, that Shanny mentioned it to me when I needed to hear it.:)

foxl 03-13-2013 17:12

WHOA that is a LOT of side effects! I <3 your young pharmacist for knowing that!!!

The older ones have been sold down the river ...

May I add foxl's corollary to his statistics? 43% suffer side effects; the other 57% have not yet exhausted their CoQ10.

I was on it almost 3 yrs, and WHAM the pain began. It was like my mitochondria were reading the calendar ...


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