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Old 01-23-2016, 06:30   #11
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I was placed on a Statin and my body was so week. I remember being at a clothing store and lifting my arms to place a shirt back on the rack, just above my head, and my arms feeling incredibly week. As if I had been lifting weights for a while. Never again on any statins. My energy went up along with my strength, after I stopped taking them.

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That's where they hit me too, Edith. I lost so much strength in my arms & hands, I couldn't even lift the pots/pans to do the cooking. Regained most of it after I quit taking them. Never again!




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My Ronnie was struggling with muscle cramps day and night. one particular night I asked him if he was taking statins. He said yes. I told him to stop taking them. His physician said he had to take a statin because he is diabetic. My husband was given another statin, a few weeks later he had a huge brain hemorrhage. He will never be OK again. End of story? No the doctors still tell us we need statins even though our neurologist says do not take statins. We take turmeric to reduce inflammation, the real cause of plaque in the arteries and also serapeptase, used in Europe to prevent plaque buildup by reducing inflammation. We have the neurologists blessing. He did mention that setia could help but he thought what we are doing is adequate.

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Are you using supplemental turmeric or adding the spice to foods? I am looking into starting nattokinase, there are some that also have serrapeptase. I may have to look into serapeptase.

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Please read this article and then decide if members of your family need statins = Statins CAN cause heart disease - Shock research warns drug risks hardened arteries | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express .

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We started out with culinary Tumeric in generous quantities shaken in to our smoothies along with a generous amount of black pepper. My sister-in-law had been advised by her Naturopathic physician, to take 1000mg of turmeric morning and evening for her arthritis/ inflammation. Dr. David Dow advises in his book "Brain Fog", to take some turmeric and black pepper in a glass of water daily to improve cognition. I have slacked up on it and have noticed a decline in cognition. That is how we ended up taking turmeric for our inflammation ie... plaque buildup in arteries. we also take 1000mg morning and night. The serapeptase was added when I did some further reading in natural remedies for plaque buildup in arteries. We are not really worried about decreasing our cholesterol. Even the physician who urges us to take a statin to reduce our cholesterol admits that medical science doesn't know what to think or do about cholesterol. I have a genetic predisposition to elevated cholesterol but the molecules are of the fluffy type (According to Berkly labs.) I will forever avoid medication if at all possible. I have read and seen so much working in medicine. I see the results of too many medications every day as an ultrasound/radiology tech for most of my life. I'm 67.

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We are not too interested in thinning Ronnie's blood since he is just 3 years out from a severe brain hemorrhage. A note from Web MD
"How does it work?
Nattokinase decreases the ability of blood to clot. This "thins the blood" and might protect against conditions caused by blood clots such as stroke, heart attack, and others.
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Serapeptase is supposed to destroy the protein making up the plaque. It may thin the blood.
Tumeric is supposed to reduce inflammation and may thin the blood.

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Thanks Ronnie. Nattokinase is also supposed to break down those proteins too, to a lesser degree maybe. I take a low dose aspirin, and will look into the serrapeptase as stand alone vs with nattokinase. The natto warns against using with other blood thinners, even aspirin.

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This has been a very interesting and even more informative thread for me. My doc has had me on Avorastatin for ~20 years to fight the demon ďhigh cholesterol.Ē Iím close to being a living example of more of the negative statin side effect symptoms in the ANH article than Iíd like to admit.

My low carb diet and ramped-up exercise weight loss efforts start this week. I have about a monthís worth of Avorastatin left. Iíll finish this prescription, but I donít intend to refill it. With luck (?), as I get my weight/triglycerides closer to where they should be my cholesterol level should hopefully also get down to where it should be and Iíll be OK without the Avorastatin.

I find it interesting Iíve complained repeatedly (over a period of years) to my doc about half a dozen or so of the statin negative side effect symptoms and heís always pooh-poohed those complaints and treated me as if Iím a mentally unhinged hypochondriac.

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I find it interesting Iíve complained repeatedly (over a period of years) to my doc about half a dozen or so of the statin negative side effect symptoms and heís always pooh-poohed those complaints and treated me as if Iím a mentally unhinged hypochondriac.
Believe me, you are not the only one to be treated this way by your doctor! Good for you, jumping in and taking control of your health.

My father was on statins for years and had the worst leg cramps and pain bad enough to make a grown man cry. He started to get odd pits in his calves and was losing muscle. When I encouraged him to ditch the statins, he started feeling better quickly and was pain-free after a few months.

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