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Old 01-14-2016, 01:32   #21
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Sure am glad you're rid of that quack! Now you can shop for one who actually knows about managing diabetes & lipids!




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Roxanne0312 , I was on the generic equivalent of Crestor for 8 days when my urinary system shut down, and it felt like a UTC with that constant urg to void without success. I stopped the statin immediately, obtained a small amount of a medication for overactive bladder and it took 3 weeks to get enough fluids going through me again. A very scary time, and I can imagine what you suffered too. Then my doc wanted me to try another statin. Not happening. I did some research and discovered at the Oxford Journal of Pharmacology that urinary emergencies are common with that statin in women of my age. Also found a handful of other studies suggesting it be avoided for women my age. I think you have been proactive in your treatment and that the average GP would have to be practising a long time to know enough about statins. A local nurse suggested to me that they will be the next big lawsuit target of the class action crowd.

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resurrecting this topic. I had an appointment with the Neurologist yesterday, a 3 month checkup after my TIA. He said that he would like to see my LDL at 70-80, which is why I was prescribed a statin. He said for TIA patients, it's imperative to have the lower LDL values. Does anyone have a link to info on TIA/LDL issues?
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There are choices other than statins too, gentler and though regarded as long-term solutions, much safer. My doc put me on Sandoz/Ezetimibe after a Crestor equivalent shut down my urinary system (awful). So side effects whatever and other members many be able to comment on that one if taking it.

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I'll just add my 2-cents' worth.

Eating LCHF will most often result in LDL being converted from the small, dense particles (the dangerous type) to large, fluffy particles (Type A, benign). If one's LDL is higher than the standard, if it is mostly Type A there is no danger of accumulated plaque or hardening of the arteries.

Before I would take anything to lower LDL, I'd want to know the particle type. There are a couple tests for that - one being the VAD particle size test.

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Veejay - I have an appointment with the internest on Monday. I will ask about the VAD particle test.

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The internest I was seeing at the time I asked for the test hadn't any experience about this and wasn't convinced even when the test came back with a written note on it from the lab stating that Type A is not a problem.

My LDL is still higher than standard. I still get the statin speech - every single time I have a lipid panel, even though the lab result states - "low risk" because of my HDL/Trig ratio.

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I totally back VeeJay on this . . . LCHF will convert LDL to light fluffy particles which present no danger of plaques on your arteries. The NMR LipoProtein test or the VAP test will confirm this, and you can safely ignore all entreaties from your medical team and their behind-the-scenes pushers - Big Pharma. As long as your HDL is rising and your triglycerides are dropping, LDL is not an issue. And for the record, the only demographic ever found to benefit from statin use are middle-aged white men who have already had a cardiac event.




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I'm beginning to think most docs are programmed to say 'I'm putting you on a statin'. I had a urinary stoppage thanks to one and I am now on an 'un-statin' (see my data) this is safer for older patients and controls LDL over a long term rather than stripping it away. He and I have compromised and I must admit to having no side-effects whatever to the 'un-statin' as we both refer to it now. I'm getting him trained.

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Please give us the name of the (quote) un-statin (unquote). In a discussion with a cardiologist, he stated that there is not an un-statin (at least in the USA).

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