I've been on various statin drugs for years. My cholesterol is mostly familial, and a bit of lifestyle.
I am recently at the high end of "normal". All other blood work is fine.
My family doc seemed to be on a crusade to have everyone's cholesterol at low levels. Years ago, he kept upping my dose, changing meds, until I was on the newest and greatest Crestor at 40 mG/day (a high dose).
It did lower my cholesterol. It also made me unable to exercise due to muscle weakness and pain. Also had the most awful dreams...had some weird memory issues, too.
I'm on Zocor at 10 mG/day. He (family doc) wanted me to double recently. I said no. My numbers haven't gone up...just my age :)
Last year, I did 18 minutes on the full hook up, ramp rising, stress test. I don't know how standardized these tests are...I assume they are. I've been told that's pretty good for an older fart, non-athlete type like myself at 60 at the time.
The test was administered with my internist doc present. He said I did good.
I have read a lot about
statins over the years and there is a growing controversy over their use and efficacy.
I won't weigh in on that any more...except to say I have had problems with these drugs. Google statin side effects and you can read for yourself, if you haven't already.
All the best,
- mid 2007 pain in perineum
- prostatitis dx, several cipro regimens
- PSA 7's by mid 2008
- biopsy 5/8 high core content Dec 2008
open RP May 2009, no bladder leaks within 48 hours of cath removal
- EPE all else OK, upgraded to 4+3
- ED, oral drugs don't work
- Dec 2009 started trimix, had priapism. Started at 0.1 mL, stopped at 0.02 mL.
- Less than 5 mG Levitra 100%
- PSA now <0.04
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