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Statin Intolerance

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Aug 31, 2019 | Replies (18)

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Hello Cindy,
May I be so bold as to ask where you acquired the figure that only 1 in 100,000 people are helped by statins, a number you claim is confirmed by your physician. IF, my math is correct your saying out of the approximately 200,000,000 people on statins only 2,000 benefit worldwide and of the 35,000,000 people in the U.S. only 350 users are benefiting? Where those numbers typos?
I was on Lipitor for awhile and my numbers lowered to normal. I lost a lot of weight, started eating properly and exercised and my numbers have remained normal.

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Hi Leonard (also my husband's name) I don't recall where I got the figures it was several years ago. My PCP did confirm the numbers. When I began my research over 20 years ago when my husband was put on Lipitor after a massive heart attack, my first stop was the manufacturer's website. I read all the reports, etc. that most people never see. This is where I learned of the side effects no one was talking about; the muscle weakness, the paralysis, etc. From the manufacturer's website I moved on to reviews from people who were or had taken the drug knowing that generally only those that have a issue would post anything. I then moved on to drug reviewers and anything else I could get my hands on. The numbers were mentioned more than once.

If you have been one of the 'lucky' ones that could take Lipitor and not have the side effects, that is wonderful. Others are not that fortunate, either it does nothing for them or they get the side effects. In the past I have talked with people who became paralyzed and unable to function even on a cerebral level.

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