Statins and peripheral neuropathy

Posted by jacquespierre @jacquespierre, Apr 26, 2019

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?

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After several unsuccessful Statin prescriptions, my PCP suggested Red Yeast Rice 600mg capsules which I purchased at Sam's Club.

My LDL cholesterol was reduced from 110 to 90 after 30 days and I continue taking it until I achieve a 70 LDL reading.
Having 2 stents in the LCA is reason for the lower goal.

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@kazz30

After several unsuccessful Statin prescriptions, my PCP suggested Red Yeast Rice 600mg capsules which I purchased at Sam's Club.

My LDL cholesterol was reduced from 110 to 90 after 30 days and I continue taking it until I achieve a 70 LDL reading.
Having 2 stents in the LCA is reason for the lower goal.

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Hi, @kazz30 – when you say your statin prescriptions were unsuccessful, do you mean at lowering your LDL? Have you experienced any side effects with the red yeast rice capsules?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kazz30 – when you say your statin prescriptions were unsuccessful, do you mean at lowering your LDL? Have you experienced any side effects with the red yeast rice capsules?

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I’m allergic to all statins and I have high cholesterol and high triglycerides. I’ve gotten them all down to normal with my diet. I basically follow the all American diet-balanced. And the easiest way that I do that is a do a quarter of a plate with fruit, quarter plate of meat and a half of a plate of greens. My salad i use the Italian vinegar instead of salad dressing. Basically just eliminate all sugar and all cars from your diet I will see what your numbers do! No sodas or juices.- water water

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I QUIT STATINS, heard they cause the pain and took them for decades, just watch my diet without them. I do not know what my CHOLESTERAL IS NOW.
NO STATINS NO GLUCOPHAGE JUST MY INSULIN AND THE GABAPENTIN AND THE METANX…so far some of the pain is gone. Will see an MRI on FRIDAY to see if it is in my spine. M.

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@margaretob I hope you,LL have good results I've tried so many that Iwent off b c of muscle pain but the one I'm on now doesn't bother me

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@lioness

@margaretob I hope you,LL have good results I've tried so many that Iwent off b c of muscle pain but the one I'm on now doesn't bother me

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what statin are you on now i am trying to get off statins but my doctor is not coming up with any alternatives

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@ruthofanne

what statin are you on now i am trying to get off statins but my doctor is not coming up with any alternatives

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The last day I took ANY Statin drug was October 15, 2018. After extensive on-line research I came up with Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and still take one tablespoon in 8 ounces of cold water every morning BEFORE breakfast. Look it up. Everyone is different but it seems to work for me because in every checkup in the last year and a half my LDL, etc. has been within normal perimeters. There are too many doctors today that are just interested in writing prescriptions and moving on to their next patent during their 15 minute insurance allotted office visit!

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@dutchman09

The last day I took ANY Statin drug was October 15, 2018. After extensive on-line research I came up with Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and still take one tablespoon in 8 ounces of cold water every morning BEFORE breakfast. Look it up. Everyone is different but it seems to work for me because in every checkup in the last year and a half my LDL, etc. has been within normal perimeters. There are too many doctors today that are just interested in writing prescriptions and moving on to their next patent during their 15 minute insurance allotted office visit!

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I agree. It's great you have found success with a natural product. Thanks for spreading the word. -Rachel

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@margaretob

I QUIT STATINS, heard they cause the pain and took them for decades, just watch my diet without them. I do not know what my CHOLESTERAL IS NOW.
NO STATINS NO GLUCOPHAGE JUST MY INSULIN AND THE GABAPENTIN AND THE METANX…so far some of the pain is gone. Will see an MRI on FRIDAY to see if it is in my spine. M.

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Good luck to you.

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@dutchman09

The last day I took ANY Statin drug was October 15, 2018. After extensive on-line research I came up with Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and still take one tablespoon in 8 ounces of cold water every morning BEFORE breakfast. Look it up. Everyone is different but it seems to work for me because in every checkup in the last year and a half my LDL, etc. has been within normal perimeters. There are too many doctors today that are just interested in writing prescriptions and moving on to their next patent during their 15 minute insurance allotted office visit!

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did you notice any difference in your neuropathy after stopping the statins

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@ruthofanne

what statin are you on now i am trying to get off statins but my doctor is not coming up with any alternatives

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@ruthofanne Hi I'm now on Creator ,rovustatin the generic this is the only one that brings my cholesterol down and doesn't bother me of course watch your diet

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kazz30 – when you say your statin prescriptions were unsuccessful, do you mean at lowering your LDL? Have you experienced any side effects with the red yeast rice capsules?

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Hi Lisa, Various Statin drugs were prescribed after a non-heart attack ( 2007 ) but an 85 % blockage required 2 stents in the LCA.

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