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If my prediabetes was caused by statin drugs how long before i return to normal if statins are discontinued? First ever A1c 5.9%

If my prediabetes was caused by statin drugs how long before i return to normal if statins are discontinued?  First ever A1c 5.9%

Dubious: While there have been some reports of diabetes associated with statin use in the press the data is weak. In order to cause diabetes in one person you would have to treat 255 patients with a statin for 4 years. Your glucose intolerance is most likely a product of western diet, age and possible inactivity. Before stopping a statin please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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Do statin drugs cause back pain?

Do statin drugs cause back pain?

Maybe: Statins are associated with myagias (muscle pain). Usually this is in the legs. Depending on the timing your pain may be associated with the statins. Talk to your doctor, see if there are med changes you could make. If there is no association, you would be fine on the statins. ...Read more

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Can statins cause back pain. Are some people unable to tolerate these drugs.?

Statin intolerance: Back pain is not the usual complaint but it's possible. Yes, some people are truly statin intolerant but many who think they are truly aren't . It's confusing so talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Yes, statinscan cause weight. They seem to cause a craving for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Can taking one tablet polycolsinol cause you to get muscle pains like some people get with taking a statin drugs. Could polycolsinol do that also?

Can taking one tablet  polycolsinol cause you to get muscle pains like some people get with taking a statin drugs.  Could polycolsinol do that also?

Not reported: It is not reported to cause muscle pain. It has been tested and not shown to decrease cholesterol. It is a supplement you know. the side effects are rashes, redness of the skin, stomach upsets,increased appetite, loss o fbody weight, drowsiness, migraines, urine difficulty, irritability, dizziness, gum and nose bleeds, insomnia, ...Read more

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Could statin drugs cause nerve damage (polyneuropathy)?

Could statin drugs cause nerve damage (polyneuropathy)?

Nerve damage: There are case reports but no definitive studies that show that statins cause nerve damage or polyneuropathy. Often there are other causes for the neuropathy that can be explained by a careful history, blood work, and a nerve test by a neurologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have post polio. What side effects will this statin drug cause?

Potentials: Statins do cause muscular adverse events, and one can experience pain, aching, weakness, and rarely, rhabdomyolysis. Most common is effect on muscle, but rarely, also, effect on peripheral nerve. Your prior polio might make the adverse events far more intense, if they occur, but there is no increased risk of muscle or nerve adverse events in those with prior polio. ...Read more

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Can a statin drug cause restless leg syndrome?

Can a statin drug cause restless leg syndrome?

Muscle spasms: A statin drug would not cause the condition known as "restless leg syndrome", but some pts taking a statin drug do report uncomfortable muscle spasms, you should consult the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why statin drugs cause crippling leg cramps at night?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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I have moderately elevated cholesterol levels, and am prescribe statin drugs. Which control it nicely, but cause erectile dysfunction. Alternatives?

Different dose or me: Compliance with medication is affected when problems arise, especially ed. Try switching to a different statin, lower the dose & combine with another cholesterol medication. Consider a stress test b/c ED and coronary artery blockage are connected. Decrease your animal fat including dairy and eat more plants. Add coq10 200mg to help with statin side effects and fish oil to help with triglyceride. ...Read more

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Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years i was on statins be a credit when i get into my 70s and 80's?

Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years i was on statins be a credit when i get into my 70s and 80's?

Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? Whats your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action. ...Read more

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Statins have not been proven in primary prev. Of cad. If chol is lowered sig(ldl<80) and CAD develops, how can we say choles. #'s are the cause!?

Statins have not been proven in primary prev. Of cad.  If chol is lowered sig(ldl<80) and CAD develops, how can we say choles. #'s are the cause!?

1st statement wrong: Statins improved cardiac outcomes in primary prevention in woscops, afcaps, hps, + jupiter trials. But it doesn't reduce events to zero, just 20-30% fewer heart attacks and deaths than the untreated group. Significant prevention but not a guarantee, so yes there are other factors that promote disease even on statins, including genetics, diabetes, hypertension, and unhealthy lifestyles. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects of statin drugs?

Statins: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/statin-side-effects/art-20046013

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Why do statin drugs make me nauseous?

Hard to say: Any medications can make people feel nauseous but we also encourage people to take this at bedtime to prove absorption. Please discuss possible strategies to avoid this with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of statin drugs?

Statin: read this: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/side-effects-of-statin-drugs?page=2#1

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