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I've been on them a few years but now am terrified they'll harm me. They likely saved my life though. I am so worried, don't know who or what to believe anymore!! Does anyone here take them?

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And before you reply, remember that we suffer from anxiety here. I just spent half a year of my life in absolute misery because of misinformation I was told online. I really don't want to go through that again! 😡

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My wife and some of my friends take statins and have had no serious side effects. You should take a Coq10 supplement as statins can deplete it.

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I took a low dose statin (Atorvastatin) for a while a few years ago, and I had no issues. I stopped taking it because my cholesterol was normal (per my doc's recommendation), but unfortunately I never took the time to check a few months later to see if stopping the statin was okay in the long term.

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I have heard of a statin, but I don't know what it really is.

If it's cholesterol, I was threatened by my doctor to be put on one in January.  I had gained five pounds due to not running (Corona and police fining people for being outside without a mask in 2020 did me in!).   I have been running my @$$ off to lose those five pounds along with the weight I gained from Paxil fat and what didn't come off when I switched to Duloxetine (Cymbalta).  I have a checkup at the end of the month.

 

The frequent doctor visits began five years ago this month when I had my eye hemorrhage due to severe sinus infection.  Talk about fear - I was told I would be permanently blind and that I had had a stroke within a week!  Neither or which happened when testing showed nothing!

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Many people are on statins with no issues. 

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Statins are incredibly safe, one of the safest drugs we have. In fact, I've read that some doctors think everyone should be taking them, since it would prevent a few cardiovascular events in people who have normal bloodwork.

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There are credible reports that statins might be preventative even for some types of cancer. I’ve been on them for 20+ years with no issues and my lipid numbers are excellent

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I have high cholesterol and refuse to take statins.  High cholesterol can be caused by things like a wonky thyroid (which I have).  I changed doctors to a doctor who allows me to help make decisions on medications.  I have CNS damage due to chemo that ended Aug 2009.  I refuse Cymbalta for the discomfort.  I had 80% of my liver removed due to colon cancer in 2012 and decided to avoid anything that could cause my liver to work hard.  https://www.forefronthealth.com/hypothyroidism-and-cholesterol/#comment-338965  

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4 minutes ago, Ihadcancer said:

I have high cholesterol and refuse to take statins.  High cholesterol can be caused by things like a wonky thyroid (which I have).  I changed doctors to a doctor who allows me to help make decisions on medications.  I have CNS damage due to chemo that ended Aug 2009.  I refuse Cymbalta for the discomfort.  I had 80% of my liver removed due to colon cancer in 2012 and decided to avoid anything that could cause my liver to work hard.  https://www.forefronthealth.com/hypothyroidism-and-cholesterol/#comment-338965  


Totally understandable

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