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Old 06-12-2012, 14:41   #1
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Statins Are Linked With Fatigue - Yahoo! News

“Occurrence of this problem was not rare even at these doses,” Beatrice Golomb, of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, and co-author of the study, said in a prepared statement. Subjects taking the Zocor ended up with the lowest cholesterol but were more likely to report decreased energy. The effect was more common in women, she noted, with 40 percent of women reporting either this lower energy or more fatigue with exertion while taking the daily Zocor dose.

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I took Lipitor for only a couple of days then had to stop. I think it is the exception rather than the norm if someone can take these drugs and suffer no side effects.

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On the Diane Rehm show this morning she had a panel of guests and they spent the entire hour discussing this subject including other side effects. I only got to hear half of the show, but sometimes in the day following the show they post a transcript of the previous show.

The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

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Dunno about fatigue, I had back pain.

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My doc prescribed statins for me over a year ago. I've never had problems with 'em!

But then, I never picked up the prescription. Maybe that's a factor?

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I didn't notice fatigue much either - prob'ly because I move in low gear to begin with (!) - but I definitely noticed when I couldn't lift my iron skillet with one hand, and that was my first clue, loss of arm/hand strength.




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I had high cholesterol as I was losing weight and my doctor threatened me with statins. This is exactly what I was afraid of and why I said "no." Boy, was she angry with me. I'm her "non-compliant" patient.

My mother's friend, also a Type 2, had such terrible muscle weakness in her legs that she couldn't even stand up from a chair. She had a toilet lift installed, as well. Her doctor didn't connect the dots for a long time, but finally pulled her off the statins. She took months to recover.

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I didn't notice fatigue much either - prob'ly because I move in low gear to begin with (!) - but I definitely noticed when I couldn't lift my iron skillet with one hand, and that was my first clue, loss of arm/hand strength.
I got to the stage where I was almost too weak to hang clothes on the line (had to keep stopping to recover strength and for the pain to go away). And even fluffing up the doona was almost too much for me. The weakness and some residual pain survived two years on a different cholesterol medication (that sent me to the brink of kidney failure) but since being diagnosed with diabetes and changing my diet, I'm much stronger and the muscle pain has finally gone completely. Note that the muscle pain I had was the burning sort you get from muscle overuse in the gym.

 
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I actually DID have weakness at the onset of the back pain. I was kind of blaming the pain for the weakness, I had to walk carefully so as not to jar my back, and then kept stubbing toes, oddly ... by the time it occured to me to stop the statins, I had 4 black toenails! So yes, I did have it!

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