Statins and peripheral neuropathy

Posted by jacquespierre @jacquespierre, Fri, Apr 26 1:44am

I have been taking cholesterol medication for the last 20 odd years and a year ago I was diagnosed with PN… burning, numb, painful lower legs and feet… no doctor or neurologist seems able to help me so I have decided to make peace with the fact that my condition cannot be cured. Can anyone tell me if there is any natural cholesterol medication I can use in stead of the chemical one that contains the harmful statins? Will it improve my condition if I stopped taking the chemical cholesterol medicine?

I stopped Crestor 11 months ago and am using an Electronic Nerve Stimulator twice a day and have resolved myself to the fact (after much research and trials) that there is no cure for Neuropathy….period!

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@dutchman09

I stopped Crestor 11 months ago and am using an Electronic Nerve Stimulator twice a day and have resolved myself to the fact (after much research and trials) that there is no cure for Neuropathy….period!

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How is the electronic nerve stimulator working for you, @dutchman09?

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@lisalucier

How is the electronic nerve stimulator working for you, @dutchman09?

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I don't readily see an improvement but if I miss several days in a row my symptoms get worse.

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@wayno1234

my doctor wants me on crestor with a cholesterol of 215. I am recovering from base of tongue cancer and am still anemic and not normal as yet. I see no reason to drag my cho0lestrol down to below 150 just to make him happy with his prognosis. He also advised it would make my type 2 diabetes worse or give it to me if I didnt have it already.
I have a friend taking a statin and his blood glucose levels get to 200 and then he takes insulin to bring it down, and he was a mild type 2 with morning glucose about 120, which was then controlled by metformin. So I'd be cautious about taking this junk

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Don't take the statin! Not worth the risk. Not yet. Some countries have much higher cholesterol levels before the docs use the statins. Just not worth it to your health at this time. Lori Renee

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@dutchman09

I stopped Crestor 11 months ago and am using an Electronic Nerve Stimulator twice a day and have resolved myself to the fact (after much research and trials) that there is no cure for Neuropathy….period!

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You are right. You can only try to make it better. Nothing else. Damn, horrid illness. Lori Renee

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@lorirenee1

You are right. You can only try to make it better. Nothing else. Damn, horrid illness. Lori Renee

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Amen this burning pain on my left side never stops! Numbness ,feels like elec.shock sometimes, and my headaches never go away! Good bless you I know how you feel I'll pray for all of us

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