Statins linked to 20,000 side effects and 227 deaths

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    THE CAT IS SLOWLY CLIMBING OUT OF THE BAG, FOLKS.....

    LONG LIVE THE CAT..

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    Thank goodness ..at last the truth is coming out....it's heartbreaking that it took so long .glad I used common sense and stopped them a few years ago....but some of the effects just don't go away....Thanks Derek....
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    I was treated for a nerve damage in my leg at a pain clinic and ended up worse when I came out! First, we drew the attention to an opium based opiate, which was introduced into the treatment, but now the odds are 50/50 whether the particular drug, buprenofine (52,5mg/h), could have triggered the side effects of the statin.

    If there are any cases like this, meaning changing medications and in this case two different "families" of opiate based drugs or any similar case, I would be very interested to know. A couple of cardiologists didn't like the change, but could not say with certainty that the change triggered the side effects, which are severe, specially legs (muscle weakness) plus pains in my hands and fingers. I had only used statins for aound three months after a heart operatin (stent).    

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      I've not taken satins for around two years or amiodarone for just over a year but I am hestiant to blame worsening numbness in my left foot and lower leg to them. The right leg is going the same way. Neurologist is doing blood tests/ MRI head scan and nerve conduction tests. The doctor who did the nerve conduction tests shares my opinion that the problem stems from my lower back but it is a long road to a final diagnosis.

      I had blamed Bisoprolol as that was my most recently added medication. I stopped it a few weeks ago and all my other side effects went but not the neuropathy. 

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      Peripheral neuropathy is a well known side-effect of statins and therefore I recommend that you stop them for a while...to find out if you improve.  I'm confident you will as I have several friends who suffer from neuropathy as a DIRECT result of statins..... As this can be irreversible and progressive I would strongly recommend that you stop taking any form of statins, and that you take ubiquinol  ie Coenzyme Q10......as this may just help to reverse the process but I wouldn't hold your breath.
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      If us Peripheral Neuropathy sufferers could prove that it was as a DIRECT result of statins we could take an action against the drug manufacturers. If we could prove a connection the lawyers would be falling over themselves for a piece of the action.
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      My point exactly Marco - the trouble is that it takes a "lora lora loot" and no single person can afford to fight the DEEP pockets of BIG PHARMA. 

      The only way round it is if MANY people who have suffered such severe, progressive and irreversible side effects could put forward a UNITED case - it might just work.....and as you say - then the floodgates would certainly open and the lawyers would racing to represent us.

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      This is interesting - I was under the impression that Bisoprolol was comparatively harmless, i.e. vs the statin. Did your doctor recommend to stop taking Bisoprolol?  I have no expectations regarding the neuropathy since that has to be treated as a different type of illness and in itself is not a side effect, but a damage to the nerve system.
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      I had a pacemker fitted on Friday and this very day the hospital doctor has put on my discharge notes " Intolerant to Bisoprolol" and has prescribed 180mg Diltiazem MR instead. Hopefully I will tolerate it.

      With AF my heart rate was 100bpm this morning and is now 61bpm. How low it could  have taken it I dont know as the pacemaker kicks in when it goes below 60. My concern is how low it tkes my BP as two readings since getting home were 122/66 and 107/61.

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    I HAVE BEEN PRESCIBED STEROIDS NOW AGAINST THE SIDE EFFCTS, I.E. MUSCLE PAIN, ETC.  DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE/IMPROVEMENTS FROM TAKING STEREOIDS?
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      Yes indeed I was also prescribed steroids etc and it did help somewhat but it's own side effects were nearly as horrendous ........so my answer is.... stop the statins!
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      Sounds like the usual doctors cop out. It can't be side effects it must be anothe complaint.

      When I had hip pain after statins I had a steroid injection in each hip when they put it down to bursitis.

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