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Discussion of statins (Lipitor, Zocor, etc.) in the treatment of MS.


Gotta ask

i was dxd in 2001 all was fine until 2005 i had numb foot and hand
the neor decided i should have iv steroids i've been in bed ever since
started LDN in march my speech is better, i now longer choke, i can stay sitting up, my bladder is improving my left arm and hand are in constant spasm sometimes pain is unbelievable tried all the drugs mj helps the best what do do ...
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Interferons & Statins

art wrote:Atorvastatin + Rebif in MS (Safety Trial)
Gary Birnbaum

This nine-month trial looked at combining statins with Rebif. It had 3 arms: Rebif + placebo, Rebif + 40mg statins, and Rebif + 80mg statins daily for 6 months. The trial included 29 subjects who had each been stable on Rebif for at least six months. Five subjects dropped out either before or during treatment, one due to muscle pain (a known problem with statins). Unfortunately, ...
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Robbie some more on statins

Statins: the truth
JEROME BURNE - More by this author »

Last updated at 22:00pm on 29th January 2007

Those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol may well be confused about whether it is worth it and how safe they are.

Last week an article in the medical journal The Lancet claimed the drugs don't benefit women or elderly men if they don't have a cardiovascular problem, while for younger men, taking statins ...
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no

Was just at the doctor and asked for some lipitor but he said no and i said i wil see you in six months with high colesterol and we left and went right to mc donalds. I showed him some stuff on it and he said anything above 20mg is hard on the liver. How do u tell your doctor who just wants you to be as healthy as you can that you don't care ...
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Statins and Parkinsons

From The Guardian 15 Jan 07 a report of a smallish sample study linking low cholesterol levels (hence statins) and Parkinsons disease. Not sure what to think of this - unusual for me 8)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,1990648,00.html

Low cholesterol levels linked with higher risk of Parkinson's disease

Polly Curtis, health correspondent

Scientists are to investigate why people with low cholesterol levels appear to be more likely to develop Parkinson's ...
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Statins and bird flu

This is from the Times on 4 October 2006: "Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to two million pepole in Britain each year, could play a pivotal role in combating a flu pandemic, scientists believe. Early evidence suggests that the cheap, readily available drugs are a potential treatement for virulent influenza strains suchs as H5N1, which has killed 148 people in Asia. ... In a letter to the Times, three eminent flu researchers argue that while ...
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Research

As usual the researchers come up with a half-baked conclusion.

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... ligod.html
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prescribing statins for MS

Does anyone know of a Neuro (or other Doc) in Colorado who has prescribed, or will prescribe, statins for someone who does NOT have high cholesterol, but who does have MS?
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