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Cholesterol and Statins

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by bulkbiker, Oct 2, 2018.

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  4. Oldvatr

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    They will continue to insist you return to the fold. My medical notes are marked as Allergic Reaction, but I still get the annual reminder from the GP who wrote it up in the first place. It is a game we play.

    I am currently letting my GP have the upper hand, There is one cholesterol drug that is older than and not in the same boat as statins, but does lower LDL a little bit. I tolerate it for a while, and it allows my GP to tick his checksheet, Since I make up my own medipacks, it is up to me as to whether I actually include them or not, Ideally only in the 2 weeks before the annual blood letting exercise.

    The alternative pill is called Ezetimibe.
     
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    This is a great article. Thank you for your work, this is information can be useful for a lot of people.
     
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    Thank you for putting all of this information on this thread. Most years I get told I need to go on statins and every time I refuse. The last time, the practice nurse was good enough to do the risk questionnaire test thing and my risk was all of 2%!
     
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    So I'm a 30% risk, very high trigs etc.

    However I think that was caused by me giving up on low carb diet and gyms closed last year. I think I can improve without statins.

    I'v been reading watching a lot about cholestral , statins etc, but nearly all of its been one sided i.e dont take them, cholestrial risks over exaggerated etc. Which has pretty much convinced me.

    Hiwever I would like to hear from the other side.
    Most of the presentations I see promoting statins seem to have very little stubstance.

    Anyone away of any good presentations on the benefits backed by research?
     
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    Unfortunately, the statins were invented during the Golden Age of Pharmaceuticals, where each company provided the funding, provided all the staff, decided how to run their trials, analysed the results, and wrote their reports and the Press Releases by themselves. The raw data is commercial secrets and has not had independent or peer review. The statistical methodology used has since been banned because it was shown to be open to bias and hidden manipulation, so the PETO method has been banned since 2006. ~But their prior work remains unchallenged.
     
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    Hi all, I just received my 2nd Hba1c and now have a reading of 37, starting at 71 in July down to 40 in October. The nurse has seriously pushed my buttons regarding taking Atorvastatin as my cholesterol was reading 6.5.

    Heart disease and strokes were highlighted and I relented and agreed to take the prescription, thank @bulkbiker for this thread they are going in the bin after taking one 20mg.
     
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    Did you get a full lipid panel?
    If you want to share we could analyse.. providing you had fasted for long enough before the blood was taken.

    As it always should be it's up to you what goes into your body.
     
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    Another recruit :)
     
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