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Old 04-07-2016, 16:56   #21
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I was put on statins about 12 years ago and couldn't figure out what was happening to my body. Got to the point where I could barely walk and then my sister-in-law saw me walk and the first thing out of her mouth was the word statins. I stopped taking them and slowly returned to normal. At my next doctor visit, they asked if I was still taking them and I told them my sister-in-law took me off of them! They didn't say a word.

I often wondered, after that, how many really old people were put on these things and began to deteriorate and just gave up. It's a troubling thought, for sure.

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I often wondered, after that, how many really old people were put on these things and began to deteriorate and just gave up. It's a troubling thought, for sure.
Several years ago a friend and I visited her older sister and partner. They're in their 70's (okay, not really old!), both physically active healthy women. Their doc put them =both= on statins at the same time.

When I heard that, I went into a controlled rant and mentioned muscle issues. The partner said her legs had started really hurting, and my friend's sister confirmed it. She still didn't think it could be the statin, but I implored her to just try: stop taking them and see what happens after a couple/few weeks. Naturally, the mysterious leg pain went away.

What's so troubling, is that all these cases are generally poo-pooed and don't get added to any statistical data, greatly minimizing the percentage who are harmed by the side effect. I wonder how many studies have been suppressed along the way, a common tactic w/ big pharma.

Class action lawsuit!

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5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
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When my Dad had surgery to open up the veins in his neck, his doctor was so nice? to bring out the "thing" that was doing the clogging, I thought my kid brother was going to pass out but although graphic, it was easy to see that something was causing his problem, I just can't be certain that we get the truth on just what that "thing" was and I'll take that over daily pain that will eventually make me bedridden.

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