My cholesterol is high. It's familial...hereditary. I was on Lipitor at 40 mG/day... wreaked havoc with concentration and trying to work out...muscle fatigue. SE's from statins are well discussed.
I changed diet so I could reduce statin intake. Statin drugs like Lipit*r have a "number needed to be effective" of about 1 in a 100 of reducing cardiac problems/death. Look closely at the actual benefits. They do reduce cholesterol...but you need to consider your odds of a benefit. A heart healthy diet is better than adding statins to a bad diet...IMHO.
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving significantly with Trimix at 7 months post-op. Oral ED meds didn't do much.