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

Lipitor trial - Minneapolis

Hi All,

For those of you in Minneapolis, Dr Birnbaum at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology is doing a Rebif/Lipitor study.

This is a double blind study. You would either receive 80mg of Lipitor, 40mg, or placebo. So the odds are good you would get something. :D

You must be taking Rebif for at least 6 months to qualify.

For info, contact the reseach coordinator, Jessica ...
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Paper on statins

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Statin Dosages

Who or what dictates that a certain dosage of a particular statin drug is required to be effective? Before my Dx of MS in 2000 I had been taking Zocor for a 327 cholesterol level (Thank Ben&Jerry's Ice cream for that! Yummy!) but found that my liver couldn't tolerate it. Was switched to Lipitor 10 mg qd and my cholesterol level shot down to 143!! miracle stuff for sure. The reason my doc put me ...
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Just so its clear theres more than three of us...

Hi all,

Just posting so that all know there are more than three people on statins.

I have been on 80mg/day simvastatin for about 3 months. In the last 4 weeks I have stopped taking rebif, and also started taking LDN. So now i am on statins and LDN (and just started taking antibiotics today as well).

I dont know which of LDN or statins helped the most but, I never remember improving this fast, ...
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Genetic Link, Statins - Article

There is an interesting article about a genetic link in MS with some references to how statins may help MS for people with the genetic susceptibility. ... _2240.aspx
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Statin activity in treating MS

This paper from the journal Nature may be old news (it's from 2002). However, I just ran across it and I thought that I would post the abstract here since it discusses some of the actions of statins that explain their efficacy in treating MS.
The HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, atorvastatin, promotes a Th2 bias and reverses paralysis in central nervous system autoimmune disease.

Youssef S, Stuve O, Patarroyo JC, Ruiz PJ, Radosevich JL, Hur EM, ...
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Aaron, you say by ' popular demand' , you wanted to start a statins forum. Is it because alot of other people want to start /are/ask about taking statins?

I can't wait to hear about other people's experiences.

I became excited about statins when I read that they help by stopping the inflammatory reaction on the myelin and that it could even regenerate some of the nerves. They even say that in spinal cord injuries, ...
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