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

Experiences with Statins for MS

This is a call for our members who currently are, or previously have taken, Statins for the treatment of MS to please post your experiences with the therapy at a new project that has sprung out of our work at This is MS, aptly titled "the Experience Project"

Born out of our experiences (no pun intended) here at This is MS, where a wonderful community has formed based (originally) on shared and common experience, the ...
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Lipitor

The following news of a trial of copaxone and lipitor was posted on the general discussion thread.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j489237112&w=464753

I know that human trials are on-going. I have an appointment with my neurologist next Wednesday and will ask about Lipitor (I am taking Rebif). I am going to ask him what are the reasons for not starting Lipitor. He tends to be very evidence-based and will say that there haven't ...
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OT:: Statins and heart disease

This is a little off topic but it was a lead on the BBC this morning so thought I'd share it here>

Drugs 'can reverse heart disease'

Statins can lower cholesterol
Intensive therapy with statin drugs may not just stall deterioration of the arteries but actually reverse it, research suggests.
The build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries - atherosclerosis - can trigger cardiovascular disease.

An international study of 349 patients over two years ...
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Time of day to take statins

Just got back from a pharmacy, where i chatted with the pharmacist about when to take statins. I have seen the question on this site before.

He told me that Lipitor can be taken at any time during the day, but simvastatin is best taken at night. The reason being that simvastatin (Zucor) relies on some enzyme. which is obviously at its highest point at night.
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Difference Between statins

I was wondering if anyone has changed between the statins and noticed a difference in their effectiveness?


The ones I know of are:
atorvastatin (Lipitor)
fluvastatin (Lescol)
lovastatin (Mevacor)
pravastatin (Pravachol)
simvastatin (Zocor)
rosuvastatin (Crestor)

I just read an article at http://healthfully.org/mednews/id2.html which basically states that lipitor is better than pravachol for anti-inflamitory effects.

He thinks that inflammation in the walls of the coronary arteries is behind many heart events and that Lipitor has ...
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Commencing Lipitor

Just to announce that my doctor has prescribed Lipitor for me, for MS and so I will probably commence it this coming week. He suggested starting with 20mg per day and ramping up from there. He encouraged me to continue to take 500mg CoQ10 per day.

I am also on LDN, abx regimen, supplements etc.

Any Lipitor advice would be welcomed, such as when to take it during the day, the ramping process, other suggestions ...
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More on benefits of statins

Another article on the potential benefits of statins. As usual no definitive answers and trials still needed etc. But if it helps with Alzeimers plaques it must have some effect on MS plaques?

Given that statins lower cholesterol, perhaps this is why those that follow a low fat diet see benefits in relation to MS!


Cholestrol drug may be a lot more 25 December 2005

Cancer. Alzheimer's. Diabetes. Osteoporosis. These are just some of the ...
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Research

Some research on statins. But, as usual, doesn't answer the only question we really have - will taking them help?

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... oglia.html
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CK count

We have reduced John's lipitor dosage to 10mg from the original 40 mg dose as his CK levels are still slightly elevated. He started on lipitor in Aug 2004 at 40mg then reduced in Aug 2004 to 20 mg now as of November 2005 we are on 10mg. He might end up off it all together at this point.
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LDN & Lipitor

OK having a few dramas with the above combination. Not sure what one is making feel crook. I have been on the Statins for quite some time without any dramas but once I added LDN into the mix I haven't felt well at all. I was fine for the first 2 months but now I feel like I wake up with a hangover every morning. Upset stomach and bowel and headaches and nausea. Getting ready ...
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