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A 31-year-old female asked:

years ago i took crestor (rosuvastatin) to lower cholesterol. i felt horrendous on it and stopped. recently i tried lescol and felt the same, awful. does that mean i can't take statins? what are my options here?

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Dr. Danny Farahmandian
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
You can try others: Sometimes, there is a specific statin amongst the group that won't cause this. Also can try coq10 which may negate side effect of a statin.
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Statins: The side effects are common with all statins. Similar to penicillin, if you react to one statins you will probably react to all. Most cholesterol issues can be controlled by diet and exercise. Try eliminating cow's milk dairy and wheat for 60 days. Also walk 30 minutes/day, take fish oil 3000mg/day and sustained released Niacin 500mg/day - chances are your cholesterol will be fine.

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