Posted over a year ago
Can eight lipitor pills 10 mg, cause so much pain.my husband has thigh pain that cripples him . He stopped the med ten days ago and has no relief unless he lays on the floor with a heating pad.Started cq10 . Is it worth getting a cpk test to prove it's from statin.
How do you get relief and what to expect for recovery.
Chadd - Statin drugs absolutely cause this, as hundreds of others who have posted here will also testify. These drugs are insidiously dangerous and totally unnecessary. Since he stopped taking the drug after only 8 days, then hopefully it did not have enough time to cause any permanent damage. Some nutritional supplements that can help are CoQ10, omega-3 fish oil, and vitamin D-3. At spacedoc.net, Dr. Stephen Sinatra also recommends the amino acid l-carnitine. Statin drugs are a huge money-making scam, as Big Pharma sold $29 billion of the drugs last year, and the doctors are rewarded with a steady stream of new customers and more income. This has been accomplished by 20+ years of marketing propaganda that has almost brainwashed the public to believe that cholesterol is an evil substance that causes heart disease, and they must take a drug for the rest of their life to keep cholesterol levels low or they may die from a heart attack. This is just fear-mongering nonsense, but the tactic has worked very well to maximize sales and profits. Contrary to all their marketing propaganda, cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease. Dr. Linus Pauling discovered 20 years ago that the real cause of cardiovascular disease is the lack of sufficient vitamin C necessary for the body to heal and repair damaged arteries. If you take at least 3 grams of vitamin C per day, it will greatly reduce the risk of a heart attack because it works to actually heal the arteries and prevent heart disease. But the vast majority of the public has never heard a word about this because the Lords of the medical/drug establishment rejected and practically buried Dr. Pauling's discoveries except for the internet. Cholesterol is absolutely essential for the health of every cell in the body. But statin drugs restrict the body's normal production of cholesterol, and this can cause the degeneration of cell membranes of muscles, joints, and nerves, including the brain. To make matters worse, statin drugs also block the production of the essential nutrient CoQ10. For a better understanding of all of this, I would urge you to read two very informative articles. Since this message board does not allow direct links, just use Google and do a search for cqs.com to find the website. Then in the lefthand column of the page, click on Natural Cardiovascular Disease Therapy to read the first article, and then click on Natural Statin Injury Therapy to read it.
Oldcarpetcleaner - A cpk test may prove a statin injury but will not disprove statin injury. There are many seriously maimed statin victims who show "normal" cpk results myself included. I had a friend take statins, I think 20mgs, for 17 days it took 6 weeks for him to recover from all his pain. All medicines not just statins that lower cholesterol numbers including the natural supplement red yeast rice can maime or kill human life. It is now conclusively proven that lowering cholesterol does nothing whatsoever to prevent heart attacks, many people with very low cholesterol still have heart attacks. If your cholesterol numbers come down naturally through weight loss or eating good foods like meat eggs veggies and fruits that's a handy indicator but lowering cholesterol on it's own with chemicals is a pointless and dangerous exercise.