Cholesterol question - Zocor

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LynnDix
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   Posted 9/25/2006 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
not sure if this is the right place, but I didn't see anything specific for cholesterol...
can anyone share side effects they had while on Zocor to lower cholesterol. My Dad is on it and having terrible back pain... I have heard there is a link. Thanks.

rijssel
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   Posted 9/26/2006 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lynn

My naturopath gave me Lipo-matrix it is made Cyto-Matrix Inc. www.cyto-matrix.com

Clinical studies show that it works, and i could not find any side effects.It cost me 42 dollars but i have seen it being sold for 30 dollars. That is Canadian dollars.

 

 

 

 


DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 9/26/2006 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi i had bad back pain with all the statins not to mention just a total feeling of tiredness. i have tried them all, Mevacor actually made me feel depressed, it wasn't until i gave up on them totally that i now feel better.I have to admit i am scared becasue my cholesteral is at 297 but i am going for quality of life not quantity. i am going to look up that Lipo matrix and see what is in it. never heard of it, is it canadian?

Lee Lee
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   Posted 10/4/2006 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor put me on 10 mg of Zocor. My muscles were stiff and ached when I got up in the morning. I was lathargic all the time. Oh, and the itching thing. I was on it for about two months and I finally called the doctor and told her how I felt. She said to go off of it for about 3-4 weeks and see how I feel. Well, my muscle's are still a little stiff, but I do feel so much better. Now I have to call her to see what's next. I sure don't like that Zocor crap.
Lee Lee


kirszenb
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   Posted 10/6/2006 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on Zocor for 6 days and thought I developed nerve damage. I developed involuntary muscle movements in my calfs,and my left leg and arm were constantly falling sleep. I went to a specialist for testing and found no permanent damage, but it took me about a year to get back to normal.
I was advised to take co-enzyme Q10, which helps repair damaged muscle tissue. I don't know if that really helped or not.
Recently I have had good success with Zetia and taking fish body oil (omega three fatty acids). Zetia works in the digestive track by inhibiting the absorption of cholesteral. I cannot take any of the statins, but Zetia and the fish oil (4 at 1,000 mg) has worked well for me - cholesterial from 230 to 175, and triglycerids from 600 to 255.
This could be an aswer for those who cannot toerate statins.
John

bluebird
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   Posted 10/7/2006 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynn,
Please monitor this closely.... My husband took medication (*not Zocor) for high cholesterol and had similar symptoms (muscle aches and after only 5 days had swelling in the throat)..... came off this med immediately..
Started on a new medication 5 days later....with no side effects and have been on it for several years now.
A friend was on a high cholesterol med and had muscle pain and waited too long... had muscle damage and it was attributed to the side effects of her med. Took almost a year for her to regain proper muscle function.
Take care,
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
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June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)

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