Simvastatin Wks, Headaches, Duane Graveline, Beatrice Golomb, Webb Sites
Has anyone experienced passing-out while using Simvastatin?
2playful - I've only been taking it for 6 wks now and a couple of times I've gotten light headed. I'm on 10 mg. How about you ?? I've also been getting headaches almost every morning for the last 2 weeks and for the last week I've been getting pain in my neck, it was real stiff and hard to turn my head. Last night I decided that is enough for me, I'll stay off for a week and see how I feel.
Mersault - I am not a statin-user - nor will I ever be. . To see relatives suffer from side effects was enough. That got me started to look for unbiased information and in many different places. I am so glad my English is good enough although it`s not my native language. Are you sure that The Cholesterol Hypotesis is correct? There are other views but their voices are not so load and they don´t have the financial resources as the pharmaceutical companies. But my advice is google these names and you will probably find their webb sites. Uffe Ravnskov, Malcolm Kendrick, Joel F. Kauffman, Duane Graveline, John Abramson and Shane Ellison. Beatrice Golomb at the University of California has also looked into side effects. If I were to add their webb-adresses they would just be erased. What a pity. The best thing you can do for yourself and people around you is to "educate" yourself on the statin-issue and others as well. Remember it`s your body and you know best how you feel. Don´t let anybody talk you into life long medication unless you have done some research yourself and come to the conclusion that`s a good idea. I have not heard of anyone passing out - but many who have been on the way - they have felt very dizzy. Aches and pains - including nerve pains (tingling, burning etc) are among the most common side effects. Headache is aanother one.. My father suffered from it. Year after year - but that was before I realised that you have to do your own research. Remember - there´s a lot of money in this business! .
A301208r - Wean yourself off of this POISON!!! Start having oatmeal for breakfast or mid-morning snack. Or Cheerios to lower your cholesterol. I felt like i was dying and couldnt figure out what was happening to me. I literally felt like my body was on FIRE. it caused severe nerve pain and i realized the New thing introduced in my body were LISINOPRIL for slightly elevated blood pressure and SIMVASTATIN for cholestorol. I stopped taking it but still feel a slight burning sensation. It takes a while for your body to detox it. I rather eat oatmeal till it comes out of my ears. When you start reading all of the side effects(right on the paper work that comes with your drug) you wont believe your eyes!!!!!! I am a nursing student and decided to go into Midwifery instead because i wont give anyone these meds. I am only 37 and my stamina/energy is that of a sickly women.I also had the neck pain. I plan to get my life back. Good luck, remember its the only Body you've got.
Vstefans - I had severe cognitive side effects on my statin trial, even at half the usual starting dose. I also had a headache every night until I started taking carnitine AND CoQ with it; after about 4-5 weeks I noticed I could not properly remember medical facts, could not remember how to operate the stick shift for my car after just a few days driving an automatic rental car, and could not do the crossowrds I usually did. When I mixed up Vit B12 and Vit B6 in a report, that was it. I'm done with statins. Mentally I was back to normal in 5-6 weeks, and somehwat stunned how it had affected my judgment that it took so long to realize how bad it was. A little fatigue and muscle achiness with no increased CPK is all I got for that side effect, and I'm only a moderate increased risk for that. My mom got severe rhabdo though on a high dose and I think it contributed to cognitive impairment for her too. I suspect that this gene (low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1) could have something to do with it and would like to see someone research it: LRP1 55813550 rs11172113 C or T - per 23and me, I'm TT for migraines (and I have those, BAD...I keep a small pharmacy in my purse at all times for immediate access to treatment when I get one!) [link removed] LRP1 and Alzheimer's diseaseNeurons require cholesterol to function. Cholesterol is imported into the neuron by apolipoprotein E (apoE) via LRP1 receptors on the cell surface. It is thought that a causal factor in Alzheimer's is the malfunction of this process which damages neurons by starving them of cholesterol.
Vstefans - (The removed link is just the Wikipedia entry - I want to give credit to my source, hope that's OK here...)