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Postby mtf » Tue May 02, 2006 11:20 am

Thanks Lindacarol,

All the info is important.
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Postby CureOrBust » Wed May 03, 2006 4:58 am

mtf wrote:Any complications with Lipitor?

lyndacarol has given you a good coverage of the things i know to look out for (ie liver, rhabdomyalysis oh, and cancer). You should not mix them with grapefruit juice either. As for the rhabdomyalysis, I herd it can cause a darkening of your urine, and was irriversible.

The funny thing my dr first noticed when i started, was that my choleterol didnt drop that much (it was already pretty low). He was kinda a little upset about that.

I'm with lindacarol in that if it didnt work for me, i would not be taking it. However, I am sure glad i tried it. Now my problem is that I get scared when I accidentaly miss a dose, or worry about the muscle thing when i feel week (a symptom of my ms).
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Postby SarahLonglands » Wed May 03, 2006 5:37 am

I somewhat agree with Lindacarol, the thought of statins in drinking water sounds a bit scary and would only make me buy more bottled mineral water. This is the same reason why I only buy organic, free-range meat which hasn't been pumped full of antibiotics just to make it grow faster. This is partly how resistance can develop.

However, in your case, statins might be a good thing. Many people on antibiotic therapy take both LDN and statins as well. I don't, but David did think at one time of prescribing them for me because amongst other things they do have some anti-CPn qualities. However, in my case I think it was good that I didn't want to take them because I have the evidence that my improvements happened just with the antibiotics, which other people don't if they are taking everything under the sun. If my disease hadn't been so actively progressive, meaning that I could reverse the progression with equal rapidity, I might have been tempted, though. What really put me off was the fact that I didn't need them for lowering cholesterol, disregarding any other benefits.

As far as the increased risk of cancer, it all boils down to statistics. Someone who takes hormone replacement therapy at menopause runs a higher risk of breast cancer, but they are still far, far more likely not to get it than succumb.

You have a very good GP and I'm sure you will discuss all this together.

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Sarah
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