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Cholesterol and Statins

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

  1. Charis1213

    Charis1213 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That happened to my dad , he had a heart attack when he was early sixty and was put on statins, the change was terrible he ended up crouched over couldn't remember much coudln't do anything he loved again, constant pain in his body especially his left side and he was told he had Parkinson's and then dementia , but he did not and never did shake , they said it was a sister type of Parkinson's. so onto the treatment and he got worse and worse, falling over hurting himself and the doctor took 9 tablets off him, one being the statin and metformin, he was put in a care home in the January and also he had his dementia tablet accidently stopped , that caused many problems but his mind was all there he got his memory back and started walking again , he knew everything he remembered everything he even passed the memory test , he then got sepsis because i believe the care home was dirty and within weeks he died , he was put on end of life and took 7 days to die and was a skeleton , I will never get over this I still cry and it breaks my heart to know what those statin drugs did to my most wonderful dad who was really scared of medications and scared of dying . I stayed with him nearly all day and tried to make him feel safe until he passed away during the night when my brother was with him . I hate statins with a vengence .
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Goodness! Has Malcolm morphed into John Ionnides? More plain-speak from my favourite canny Scot.
     
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  4. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Do you have a link, I love his no nonsense approach.
     
  6. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just added to my post :)

    Love Vinnie, too. He’s no scientist but he’s a good laugh.
     
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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  9. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    She didn't pull any punches
     
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  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Haven't had time to watch this one yet but as @Indy51 suggested it I'm putting it up here.

     
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    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    This mirrors my dad’s experience at age 56

    I was 13, watching him deteriorate. I was confused and scared.

    At 56, they prescribed me statins.

    I filled Rx

    I’ve never taken them.
     
  12. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Adding the first of Ivor Cummins new podcast interviews here. He's talking with Dr Scott Murray, cardiologist on Heart Attack Prevention:

     
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