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6 days ago · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

Thank you for the correction.

6 days ago · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

Many doctors today still like to play "God". I was relating a personal experience with a doctor who does not deserve to keep her license. Back in the day doctors hated when patients got used to the Internet and would start to contradict their diagnosis. I'm just sorry I did not do it sooner. You twisted my words around but that's not uncommon for someone in the medical profession. It's not worth the argument. If your both a sufferer and a doctor then I'm sure you've heard the expression "Physician heal thyself"!

6 days ago · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

I never meant to suggest that Apple Cider Vinegar has any connection to PN. I started using Apple Cider Vinegar approximately 4 months ago and without any other medication toward high cholesterol my numbers have stayed constant. Anything that comes close is better than a statin!

Tue, Jul 9 5:23pm · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

If you'd like to read up on the Apple Cider Vinegar you can go to https://www.google.com/search?q=braggs+apple+cider+vinegar&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1. But read the directions carefully and also the reviews. It hasn't 'damaged' me in any way so I continue to take it until I find another Cardiologist that's not into 'pushing drugs'! My main problem is my balance. After extensive research and several doctor and Chiropractor visits I've realized that the Myelin Sheath surrounding the peripheral nerves in my feet have been damaged by taking a statin. Therefore it takes the signal that tells my brain where 'in space' my feet are at any given time too long which causes the imbalance. As far as a cure for PN…the doctors cop-out is that "everyone is different" which absolves them from making any definitive statement about the drugs or the 'cure'.

Mon, Jul 8 7:25pm · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

I stopped taking the generic version of Crestor last October 15, 2018. I now take one tablespoon of Bragg® Organic Raw-Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the "Mother" mixed in an 8 oz. glass of apple juice every morning on an empty stomach. Do not take a higher dose or drink it out of the bottle because it could damage your esophagus. You can find it in a 16 oz.bottle in most large grocery stores. You might want to look it up on line. The last time I went to my Nephrologist she said my Cholesterol was "well within the range for my age group".

Mon, Jul 8 7:10pm · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

After extensive research over the past year there is no doubt in my mind that being prescribed Crestor for 8 years is the only and absolute cause of my contracting PN.

Mon, Jul 8 7:08pm · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

After my heart attack on February 8, 2010 I was introduced to a local Cardiologist who started me on Plavix, Metoprolol Tartrate, Isosorbide and Crestor. After being diagnosed with PN I discontinued the Crestor on Oct. 15. 2018 and the Plavix on April 20, 2019 at the suggestion of another doctor because I also take 81 mg aspirin. Never during the 8 years of' 'treatment' was I told any Cholesterol level numbers, just that it was high and that I also had diabetes when on my last office visit to this Cardiologist HER own test results showed my Glucose at 101 and I blame my own naive 'respect' for the medical profession for not wanting to second guess this woman until it was too late! I am stuck with this condition and after consulting 27 legal offices was repeatedly told that all the court cases, judgements and class action suites against statins and Astrazeneca (the maker of Crestor) were closed. After extensive research there is no doubt in my mind that this is the only cause for my contracting PN.

Mon, Jul 8 5:16pm · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

Has anyone here been diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy caused exclusively from orally ingesting a statin medication for 8 years? I have never had diabetes or high Cholesterol.