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Statin Intolerance

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

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@damecarol

Answers to questions:
Unfortunately I have an unknown family history of heart disease because I was adopted.
My blood pressure is currently controlled with Lisinopril and Metoprolol ER 118/61 and I don't have Diabetes.
I haven't smoked in 36 years and I am not overweight.
I was prescribed a statin after my HA and as I said they did reduce the numbers but caused side effects.
I am very limited to food choices because of food allergies so I eat a pretty good diet.
I walk daily 5-7 thousand steps measured by my fitbit for the last three years.
As I said I have taken 4 of the 6 available statins with allergic results.
I do plan on speaking to my cardiologist my next appointment about alternatives but hoped someone on the board would have some useful experience with some of the alternatives.
Thank you for your input.
Carol

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@damecarol Hi I know how it is so frustrating about statins. My story In 1996 I had a by pass due to cholesterol or plaque . In the last 10 0r so years the Dr. tried me on all kinds of statins. I have a high count over 250 -300 at one time. Then finally a statin called Crestor was given to me it was a new drug at that time and is the only one that not only has brought my cholesterol down but I don't have any side effects from it ,no muscle pain either . So don't give up ask your Dr. about crestor or Rovostatin.

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