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PALMY
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   Posted 7/9/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I am looking for some feedback on satins. My Dr. wants me on them and have heard so much about muscle pain. She suggested I ask some Fm buddes to see what they could take and could not take.

Of course we all repond to different meds differently  But I would appeciate any help.

I have not been able to get into H W for some time, everytime I logged in I would get pop ups, that the site was not aviable.

Hugs, Linda
Fibromyalgia. mofascal pain syndrome, dxed in 1882. Costochondritis, Two herniated cervical discs. Cervical and upper spine arthritis with a large bone spur in mid back. IBS.






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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/9/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda,
Do you mean statins?  I am taking zocor (simvastatin) for cholesterol.  It worked in lowering my cholesterol.  I have not noticed any difference in my fibro symptoms while on it.  I have been taking it 3 1/2 months.  Before zocor fibro was unpredictable and it still is.
Sue

Hara
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   Posted 7/9/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Palmy I thought you were talking about satin sheets.... Sorry so sorry
Brain fog happening.
 
HARA

boo32
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   Posted 7/10/2009 1:53 AM (GMT -7)   

hi,

Both my mother and i had severe reactions to statins. My mother was worse. I think it may have happened regardless of the fibro though as i know ststins are not for everyone. After much discussion my doc has allowed me to go without them until i'm in my forties. (there is a family history of heart disesae etc)

If you do take them it's worth noting that the pain is caused by the muscle fibres weakening from the cholesterol breaking down- you have cholesterol in every cell in your body- it's not all bad.

Co Enzyme Q10 is said to combat this, i work in a chemist and this is what we recommened to go alond with statins, I always think it'ss the drug companies who do this research tho, so you know where i'm coming from.

Weigh up the pros and cons of taking it. If your cholesterol is very high then maybe you should give it a try, there's nothing to loose, esp if your doc thinks you need them.

Mine was 7.2 on my last test. I do regular exercise, eat a strict diet and take lecithin granules, Benecol(yogurt drink), Co Q10 and a herd called glode artechoke. It helps to stabilize it, i think. It was just high on the last test as i was eating a lot of rubbish during a bad spell.

Taike care, boo

 


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PALMY
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Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 257
   Posted 7/10/2009 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the feedback. Yes I did mean statins, brain fog here also.

But Satin sheets are nice also.

I am really afraid to start these things.

Hugs, Linda
Fibromyalgia. mofascal pain syndrome, dxed in 1882. Costochondritis, Two herniated cervical discs. Cervical and upper spine arthritis with a large bone spur in mid back. IBS.






Look toward the sun and the shadows will alway fall behind you !!!


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on simvastatin (Zocor) for several years and have had no problems at all. 
 
Sherrine
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lost in philly
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   Posted 7/11/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I had muscle pain on lipitor and had to switch. Im on zocor now and havent had any problems. I suspect that everyone might react differently tho. Give one a try for a month and if you have pain switch.
Dont be too afraid of taking them. I used to be until my doc said it was this or an early heart attack---which is worse? I chose the pill. lol
lost in philly

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