The Destruction Statins Leave After Them

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
January 19, 2015 | 11 Comments

Comments

  1. As an Irish man over 50 with a cholesterol of 262 US – 6.8 everywhere else – i can imagine a primary care or other doc slavering with anticipation hoping to get me on a statin. I know a lot of insiders who even if they had a heart attack or stroke wouldn’t take one.

    DH

    • I’d keep that number to yourself while traveling in the States, doctor. It’s only your lack of an insurance card that’ll keep you safe from emergency intervention! Mine is only about 212, and I’ve nearly been mugged a couple of times.

      Someone on Twitter this morning said OK, there’s more people harmed than helped, but the things statins prevent are so fateful (strokes, heart attacks) and the harms are not that serious! Well that surely wasn’t true of Hazel’s dad … but even for the majority of patients who may get “mere” fatigue and muscle aches, there’s a bitter irony in the argument. Most honest authorities would agree that regular exercise, even a ten-minute walk per day, has more preventive power than a statin. So what are we to make of a “cardio-protective” medicine that makes this modest level of exercise more and more difficult to get, for the older folks who need it the most?

    • My Cholesterol was checked 5 years ago and then it was 7. I’m proud to say that I have always kept mine on the high side. My doctor at that time told me that if I take statins and I was lucky to live 30 years then the statins would add a few more days. I asked him if he would take them and he said never and would not let his family or friends take them.

    • Doc, I am glad you at least are aware of this and are brave enough to acknowledge this! My fathers best friend from childhood, died as a result of Statin induced ALS, at 69 years old, having been on lipitor for less than a year. I myself became disabled at 34 due to the unpublished mitochondrial effects of these poisons. Brain Biopsy with electron microscopy revealed neuronal apoptosis, mitochondrial changes most similar to that of Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy with Lactic Acidosis and Stroke-Like Episodes (MELAS) I was hospitalized it UW Madison for 28 days, with symptoms consistent with a 90 year old with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. It wasnt until I was evaluated by a visiting professor from Harvard who suggested a mitochondrial cocktail including a robust dose of CoQ10..when shortly after I was no longer incontinent of bowel and bladder, I could feed myself, ambulate with assistance, and could now speak coherently and answer simple questions. Several days later, the nursing home placement was cancelled and I went home with aggressive rehab, and diagnosed with “Viral Encephalitis”…a few weeks after discharge, my wife and I saw an interview with Dr Beatrice Golomb of the UCSD Statin Effects Study, and per my wife’s insistence, I reluctantly enrolled. I had been a critical care RN for the 12 years up to this point, and I was emphatic that Lipitor had nothing to do with this. However, the Statin Effects Study concluded that my Apoptosis and Mitochondrial Mutations we the likely result of my Lipitor use. I have been disabled more than 12 years now, Cognitive problems, Continued Muscle pain, Myoclonus, Profound fatigue, etc…

  2. Doctors seem to be pro active, rather than re active…

    I, too, was offered a statin and, of course, could have dealt the doctor a body blow when this new surgery had not read my previous drug history….

    My level was 5.1. Is this a bad result, for a petite person?

    I suggested I might try and bring this measure down myself with a few changes to my diet. This was another Indian doctor who wore very expensive suits, had a six bedroom mansion, a Porsche, a 4 x4 and an attitude problem….beautiful azure blue turban. He told me it was impossible to change Cholesterol readings with any lifestyle changes…

    I ‘had’ a next door neighbour, until a couple of weeks ago. For over a year he was complaining he couldn’t breathe, had pains in his arms and legs and functioning was becoming impossible. This lovely man who was kind, generous and a gentleman discussed his pills with me. One day last summer he got up, went into his caravan and brought out a bag full of packets and little bottles. I said, my god, John, what is all this stuff….he said he didn’t know…he was told to take all this for…one of the pills was Lipitor…he died a sad and lonely death in his apartment, in, of all places, a district in Glasgow called Anniesland….

    Attracting people with pill problems seems power for the course when your radar is up….a previous next door neighbour in Kent, who I stay with when visiting my mum in her nursing home..was chatting over the fence years ago…as you do…about her husband who was deranged and psychotic…he had tried to commit suicide 26 times.

    My radar was up…I told her about Seroxat in a little detail. She asked me if I would try and talk to him…I went round and this man was sitting in a white dressing gown in his sitting room, sweating, panic stricken, huddled over his laptop…he was searching…..

    His original problem was a back operation…if you saw the photograph my friend had taken of her kitchen table piled high with more packets and bottles than you have seen in your life, you would not believe it. He ended up in and out of hospitals, acutely akathisiatic on morphine, anti-depressants, benzodiazepines and god knows what else.

    He eventually succeeded in killing himself….it was in the local press..my friend still has the pain etched all over her face. She couldn’t save him and neither could I.

    She told me how embarrassing it was when she tried to take him out for tea. He would be waving his arms and legs about and he was a big man, and she was petite.

    I don’t know how she got through all that…

  3. This past Sunday (February 15, 2015) the Sunday Express in the UK published a headline story stating that Oxford professor Dr Rory Collins, whose research had been used to support putting millions of patients on statin drugs, was reassessing the data behind those studies for possible drug side effects they might have missed previously. Dr Collins is head of the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration. The CTT was set up purely to get hold of and review all the data on statins; it has no other function. Amazingly, Dr Collins who has run the CTT for nearly 20 years claims he has not seen the full data on side effects. In an e-mail to the Sunday Express he stated that “his team had assessed the effects of statins on heart disease and cancer but not other side effects.”

    I also recommend Australian Maryanne Demasi’s documentary on the statin wars in her country. Hard to access videos online because on the outcry from pharma, but you can find them.

  4. My brother got put on statins, about age 38 that seemed the only thing that changed in his life, a few years later he had become an alcoholic, a couple of years after that he was dead. The only tablets he took were those damn statins.

  5. I know that statis cause nerve pain in back hands and feei. I have superficial varicose veins and had a lot of therapy on plantar area problem on foot. Have had test no blockages. Very active. YMCA walk clean cook bake. Also have tinnitus . Well long story short. I keep busy. My first statin was about 3years ago. Dizzy, weak. Couldn’t think right. Went off statin. Only on it for 3 weeks and went off. Had blood done. . Everything o. K. Was told all my other problems. We’re to blame. Not so! I refused to just sit so I worked out and it took a few months and o.k. Weird. 2nd time they said try a very low dose 5mg. Scared and really tried to diet healthy. Again after about a week just so tired. And thought to myself, Don’t a Panic! Your just old and if statins help you live then sleep. That wasn’t,t the end. So cold hands and feet. It was this past fall. Bought pricey good lined shoes and gloves made for the Alp. Climbers. Thought I would get a head start on our winter, Well finally when chills through body. I just stopped statin. Again blood work o.k. Forgot to mention. Dizzy and off balance. Blood work o.k. ,, so it’s not the statin. It’s all my other problems they say. Well after about 2 weeks started feeling like my old self. Of course I am I presume they. Doctors think I.,m an old nutcase. Not so ! After a few weeks it was our n.e. Winter. And the Alpine boots made my feet sweat. Gloves were ugh! Back to my semi warm boots and gloves. I know what did this annd know my body. Of course with blood work o. K. Told you have to try to take another one. Well I researched. And found one that is processed differently and insurance wouldn’t pay so I got the papers from the pharmaceutical company and figured maybe this one that’s processed different. Went for my spring checkup and told the doctor I wanted to try this particular statin. And Have the papers from the company. He told me he had samples he can give me. I felt this my do it. Willing to try. Well I was on this one for a matter of 5. Days and got up after day 3. So sick. Dizzy. Thought it was the statin. Again. And thought to myself. You have to try. Maybe I thought the weather change. By day five. Numb arms and fingers. And back to cold numb feet. I don’t see the sense because of such a short time on the statin but over Easter dinner my daughter told me to call and go for blood work, I am going to the YMCA and walking. Getting. A little better everyday. Feet are still a little tingly. But a lot better. Knowing when I call the doctor will tell me it’s all upstairs. It,s not believe me. Can the 2mg statin I took for 5 days. do this? After these 13 days. I am improving. And I believe it due to not paying attention to the doctors on my own. I believe that if I took this for a month I would have died. Today April 6th I am just starting to feel like myself. Doctors will blame all my other problems. and tell me it’s not the statin. I forgot to mention I have a thyroid problem. GP and endo look at me like I am crazy. I am now writing this post at almost 11 p.m. I do have problems and lead a full life and active with them. Taking a statin is like suicide. Believe me. I walked 3 miles today and of course tired when done but a nice tired. Sat with my glass go lemon water and proud that I didn’t take that suicide pill they fancy by calling a statin. Aging people all have some problems but statins on tp throw them in nursing homes and rockers. Maybe insurance companies. And I think it’s called. FDAshould do something because these pills are making semi healthy people be put in nursing homes by blaming all their other problems and costing the government and insurance companies a lot of money. whatever problem they have they are going to say it’s not the statin causing. It. Only prolonged use I imagine will show on blood work. By that time you are practically dead.

  6. https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/09/11/medical-censorship-in-the-twenty-first-century/

    I could have put this link in any one of 20 places – it concerns misuse of data as much as anything else. I read Dr Kendrick’s blog as he has fought a very similar battle around the statins – and Rory Collins and Pfizer. This latest post cogently and powerfully lays out exactly the same problems as all of us fighting the good fight around psychiatric meds. No access to the data. Arrogance and loads of dosh. Same old, same old.

  7. I am sorry for your loss. My idiot family allowed the doctor to put my 82 year old mom on statins and she is now well on the way to being mindless and bedridden.
    In the future I see factions and movements against Big Pharma and Govt. because of all the deaths caused by doctors pushing their pharmaceuticals. Relatives takes law into their own hands with retribution kills of doctors who they saw as responsible. Big Pharma have gotten much powerful than they are now to the point that many governments are controlled by them. Blind faith in doctors are no more and pharma labs are bombed. New drugs will be marketed that causes even more dastardly harm against citizens designed to make them controllable and pliable, especially those citizens viewed as a threat vs. Big Pharma as bombing of their labs and offices becomes prevalent. It starts in UK and USA soon follows.

Leave a Reply