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    Statins and memory loss
    Is it true that Statins affect ones short term memory?
    Posted by An_265254
    Statins caused severe nerve pain and damage in the...
    I was taking Lipitor every other day for almost three weeks and had severe leg cramps during the night, so my...More
    Posted by An_265191
    Needed: Healthy Non-Drug Tips for Lower LDL
    I'm looking for tips to lower my slightly high cholesterol. I've added healthy fats (i.e. avocado, olive oil,...More
    Posted by An_264757
    Low Cholesterol
    I was diagnosed with CMML (chronic myelomonocytic leukemia over a year ago. 6 months ago my lipids were checked...More
    Posted by jdell33
    Diet and Exercise Didn’t Lower My Cholesterol, b...
    Sometimes lifestyle measures aren't enough to lower cholesterol. When that's the case, statin therapy may be...More
    Posted by iride6606
    Ate yogurt 4 hours before blood test
    I ate a yogurt 4 hours before my apt for annual physical (if they are running on time). I have always had...More
    Posted by losfelizgirl
    One simvastatin 40mg has messed me up.
    Im 24, I was getting chest pain, so I took a statin. 2 Hours later, i got cramp in my finger my muscles...More
    Posted by An_264523
    Lower cholesterol naturally
    I see a lot of talk about using drugs to lower cholesterol so I was wondering is anyone doing anything...More
    Posted by mske390
    high muscle enzymes
    just had blood test done and found out that my muscle enzymes were 733. range is 24 to 224. been trying to...More
    Posted by ziggypop845
    after carotid artery surgery
    After surgery, I had what I considered normal pain, but about two days after, I noticed the tendons in my neck...More
    Posted by lequs
    after carotid artery surgery
    After surgery, I had what I considered normal pain, but about two days after, I noticed the tendons in my neck...More
    Posted by lequs
    Any success with eating oatmeal to lower LDL?
    An article I read suggested that oatmeal for breakfast could lower LDL by 8-10 points.
    Posted by Poetrynow
    Pain & Symptoms with Recent Statin
    I have been on a statin for 10 days now and I'm having increased pain. I've had to take a painkiller every...More
    Posted by An_244202
    Statins
    I was taking Lipitor for 5 years. The last years, I started to have muscles pain in my right arm and right...More
    Posted by An_263792
    Statins
    I was taking Lipitor for 5 years. The last years, I started to have muscles pain in my right arm and right...More
    Posted by An_263792
    When is low cholestrol to low?
    My cholesterol has always been on the low side but never this low. my doctor has never seen anyone with...More
    Posted by kipey
    statin-related myopathy
    I took atorvastatin Lipitor for 14 years without noticeable side effects. Then Pfizer's patent expired and other...More
    Posted by Walls4
    I found it helped my HDL
    I found it helped my HDL. My HDL is up 14 points and has been for 3 years do to niacin. 500mg flush free
    Posted by An_260748
    need help
    my 71 year old mother was seen by an ER doctor who took her off her cholesterol meds about 2 weeks ago .......More
    Posted by nettymom
    Coronary calcium scan benefits
    How beneficial is having a coronary calcium scan to understanding the impact of cholesterol numbers? My...More
    Posted by Thomas06082
    Muscle Spasms and Statins
    Had been on Lipitor for many years when all of a sudden I started getting muscle spasm in my toes, fingers and...More
    Posted by pgjudy
    niacin
    I have problems tolerating meds. I was recently given 500 niacin extended release and after reading side...More
    Posted by gammysue1
    I was just informed I have high Cholesterol
    What are good foods to eat? how can this be controlled?More
    Posted by lifeisgood1954
    Statins and Diabetes
    Did anyone develop diabetes as a result of taking statins?
    Posted by An_262430
    I believe Statins do cause Alopecia
    My husband is 56 and has been taking Statins for about a year and has experienced rapid hair loss and low...More
    Posted by An_262044
    Alopecia while on statins
    My husband is 56 and has been taking artorvastin for about a year. He has recently suffered rapid hair loss...More
    Posted by An_262044

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    Statin use is generally safe, and NOT associated with cancer and myopathy
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