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Joe A.:
Last year really sucked for me and this year isn't shaping up much better. Just came home from the Reading Hospital after another week or so long adventure in pain. The Good news is they have a name for the disorder that's causing the disorder that's destroying my blood and leaving me with a.. well.. Disorder.

It's called rhabdomyalgia. In essence it is the willful self destruction of the musculature. The reason I bring it to your attention today is that for many people it can be brought on by the use of "Statin" type drugs. Of all the irony in the world I don't take Statins. I'm allergic to them. I use natural things like diet and excersize to control cholesterol. What a YUTZ! Here all along I could have eaten whatever I wanted and just doubled up on the Lipitor?

If you take statins and experience muscle pain, weakness or joint distress then please talk to your doctor at once. Remember "Time is Muscle".

pegleg jack:
Joe, that is one of the very reasons why i will not let my doc put me on one of those statin drugs, and we had one big fight about it a couple of times and i flushed them all down the, you know what.

hang in there joe, and hopefully nothing more will show up and knock you down.

stinker373:
Jack, How is your Cholesterol now?  Do you get it checked every three months or what do they do to keep tabs on it?

herb:
Hi Joe -hope your treatment has been successful. Too many of these drugs have side effects that are worse than the problem you take the drugs for. Side effects are usually worse when you are taking multiple drugs. I read once that 25% of people taking statins have side effects. I keep my cholesterol down with a mostly vegetarian diet. Fifteen years ago my doctor put me on drugs for high blood pressure and cholesterol. I immediately started feeling poor and told my doctor I had no energy and reduced libido. He said the side effects should be put up with for the benefits. I quit both drugs and worked on my diet and have had excellent results. Be well, Herb

pegleg jack:
Stinker, it is roughly some where between 200 and 220 and have it check twice a year and it was  at 216 and the doc was happy with that cause when she first saw me i was over 330 and am on ZETIA and  watch what i eat and how much.

P.S. ZETIA is not a satin drug, it works in you big intestine and not you blood and does not try to shut your liver down like the statins due.

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