They've given me a new anti-cholesterol drug and I'm not sure about it.

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Having been unable to tolerate any other statins because of joint pain the new cardiologist gave me Ezetimibe/Simvastatin and I started taking it for about one week and I noticed increased lower back pain, specifically on my right side of my lower back,  so I stopped it and am waiting to see if the back pain lessens.  It's confusing because I was simultaneously starting a new exercise which may have given me the back pain.  I'd appreciate hearing from any others who've had experience with Ezetimibe/Simvastatin.

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    How can this drug not be a statin, when simvastatin is part of its name?  Be afraid.  Be very afraid...
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      Thank you - the doctor was reading the Ezetimibe name and I guess figured it wasnt a statin because 'statin' wasnt part of that name.  I've gone off it for awhile to see if the pain in my lower right back goes away.  So far that pain seems to be disappearing.  Thanks for your response.

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      Hi Diane - sorry to read of your situation, and like many here, I can relate. I was wondering if the Ezetimibe actually works at tackling cholesterol in the gut rather than the liver? My reaction to statins was disasterous, and my quack prescribed Ezetrol (I think it was called) and told me that what it would do. I didn't take it. I fired the doc and have managed my health with diet changes, exercise and steering clear of their endless blood tests they used to terrify me.

      Also, I wonder if you have seen the article today (May 3rd) in the Guardian that states our fears are psychosomatic and that statins don't cause any ill effects? Gob-smacking!

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      That's an outrage that sort of fake news in the Guardian.  Thanks to pharmaceuticals and other self-interest groups we can now not believe a single thing we read or are told.  Scary.

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    It's still a statin, isn't it? I have refused to take any statins, or indeed any supposed cholesterol lowering drug and have just changed my diet and my life style. Why poison your body with statins.

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    I took simvastatin for a while along with all of the others...with any of them I did not get any specific pain just overall increased aches and pains, muscle weakness and the overall feelilng of having the flu.
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      Mr. Tim thank you for replying.  I also have noticed an increased weakness and a strange 'paralysis' on the inside of my upper legs when I try to do my exercise walking.  It was as if I couldnt walk.  Ironic because exercise is one of nature's way of lowering cholesterol !

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    Also they're now sending me to a 'lipids specialist' so I will be reporting and seeking support as I go through that!  One option is for me to receive a 'shot' every two weeks.  Imagine having that crippling painful stuff in your bloodstream and not being able to get rid of it.

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    both of my doctors and cardiologist were very high on repatha....
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    My memory went south, due to my brain not getting the cholesterol it needed.  There is such a thing as too LITTLE cholesterol.  I had good lipid readings, well within normalcy, and didn't need them at all, but was prescribed them after a heart operation having nothing to do with blockages due to cholesterol or other fats.   "We like to have all our heart patients on statins, it's just a good idea." 

    I charted it as the months went by, and sure enough, it plunged my otherwise just fine cholesterol to 2/3 of normal.  I could not remember a bank account number of an account I had had for 25 years.  I still cannot find the took kit of choice tools I had been collecitng for over 20 years, it simply disappeared and I could not find any trail back to it.

    Others have physical ailments from it, I had mental ailments.  We are wondering why Alzheimer's is on the rise?  If I had continued and not stopped when I did, I would have been a vegetable by now.

    The are ramping up to getting more and more people on them, saying the side effects are innocuous.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The side effects are monster grade and become permanent after a few years.

    Keep perusing this site for other reports on the horrible side effects of statins.  Then peruse it for studies where the supposition that statins are actually the cause of heart problems, and you'll find that that in itself is being debunked.

    Keep your eyes and ears open, and don't take any doctor's advice on statins without a HUGE grain of salt.  They benefit from prescribing them and have no intention of doing their due diligence, they just don't have the time.  I had to hear about the memory issues from my chiropractor!     

    Never again.

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      Simply the latest, Diane.  I have been posting here for a couple years, along with other veterans of the statin wars, some of whom are now in wheel chairs because of them.  

      Search out other posts about statins here by mrbob84, you'll get an earful.  They were not my friend, and I am appalled that they these side effects - even tho I grant that they don't affect all patients - are being given free reign by the prescribing doctors regardless of what they are doing to the few who do react badly, and I mean very badly.  

      I even took several sheets of testimony directly from this site in to my cardiologist, and when asked later, he hadn't even looked at them.  

      Statins are dangerous drugs - controlled substances - and should be on the dangerous drugs list.  I liken them to chemotherapy, where the patients become zombies from the injected poisons and the doctors hope those chemo drugs kill the disease before they kill the patient.  

      At least chemo is only given to a patient for a limited time.  My cardiologist wanted me on them for the rest of my life.   

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      Thank you mrbob84 for the information.  I am well acquainted with doctors' responses to reports of painful side effects - they look at me as if I'm crazy, don't say a word of reply and then hurry on to the next thing.  Very arrogant and very corrupt indeed.

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    I've been lucky in that regard the doctor I had for 30 years was very understanding helped by the fact that his wife could not tolerate statins so he understood. My current doctor also understands because she herself cant tolerate statins.

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