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This is a huge topic... statins. I have a post about this on
the subforum, but we discuss it very often.
Here is a link to the post.
You are going to have to do some reading and homework.
I've collected the data, so readers here can get medical opinions, that are more realistic than most doctors.
Doctors take care of people today, based on liability and other concerns. Until their "standard of care" changes, they do not
provide alternate information to patients even when that information comes from reliable sources.
In the end it is your decision.
Please use the search function also at the top of the index page here to find other posts. Use "statins" as a keyword. Some people have moved on, but statin damage is real. And at the end of my link above is a government funded (not drug slanted $$) study showing the
incidence of PN in patients using statins.
Dr. Graveline MD (former astronaut) has a wonderful web site.
And Dr. Beatrice Golomb MD researches statin toxicity.
You can search both names.
Dr. Seneff is researching the biochemistry of cholesterol and has some remarkable results and explains them here:
First off, if your doctor has not told you of this....you should start a
quality CoQ-10 product to offset the damage to your own synthesis of
CoQ-10 that is blocked by statins in the liver. Lower CoQ-10 results in muscle weakness and especially in the HEART, which is what you had the stent to protect in the first place.
A quality CoQ-10 today is water soluble and allows for lower dosing.
Qunol makes one now and it is available at Costco on discount.
100mg a day of this new type or 300mg of the old gel cap type is what
your target is.
There is another brand called Q-gel.
Look for that online, and one place is Epic4Health.com
but now it is at other places too.
If you stay on statins you should take this too, to protect from the loss of your own CoQ-10.