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Fri, Feb 21 2:51pm · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

Ruthofanne: Pleeaaasssseeeeee stop taking Crestor (Rovustatin)! I was prescribed this strongest of the Statin drugs for 8 years and now need help going down my three front steps because of numb, tingling and needle piercing pain in my feet and a terrible balance problem. I've been taking 1 tablespoon of Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (32 oz. bottle) mixed in an 8 oz. glass of cold water every morning BEFORE breakfast for a year and a half and last week's visit to my PC showed normal Cholesterol readings including LDL.This is ALL I take to manage my Cholesterol and it can be found in most grocery stores. PLEASE READ:

Statin Drugs May Increase Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy
St. Paul, Minn. – Statin drugs can increase the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy, according to a study published in the May 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Peripheral neuropathy results from damage to the peripheral nerves and causes weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and feet. Statin drugs are prescribed for millions of Americans to lower cholesterol. People taking statins were 14 times more likely to develop peripheral neuropathy than people who were not taking statins, according to the Danish study. However, the overall risk of developing neuropathy is rare, said study author David Gaist, MD, PhD, of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. "The positive benefits of statins, particularly on reducing the risk of heart disease, far outweigh the potential risk of developing neuropathy," Gaist said. "These findings shouldn't affect doctor or patient decisions to start using statins. But if people who take statins develop neuropathy symptoms, they should talk with their doctor, who may reconsider the use of statins." For the population-based study, the researchers used a patient registry to identify all of the first-time cases of peripheral neuropathy with no known cause (such as diabetes) in Funen County, Denmark, over a five-year period. Each case was matched to 25 people of the same age and sex with no neuropathy as a control group. The use of statins was then determined for each group. They identified 166 cases of first-time neuropathy with no known cause. Of those, 35 had a definite diagnosis, 54 were probable cases and 77 were possible cases. Nine of the people with neuropathy had taken statins. They had taken statins for an average of 2.8 years. For those with a definite diagnosis of neuropathy, the statin user’s risk of developing neuropathy was 16 times higher than for the control group. When all cases of neuropathy were taken into account, the statin user’s risk of developing neuropathy was four times higher than the control group’s risk. Taking statins for longer periods of time and taking higher doses of them increased the risk of developing neuropathy.

Statin-induced neuropathy is increasingly described. Proposed mechanisms include an alteration in cholesterol synthesis, producing a disturbance in the cholesterol-rich neuronal membrane, or in the activity of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), a mitochondrial respiratory chain enzyme inhibited by statins leading to neuronal damage (1). The entire class is implicated, and both polyneuropathy and mononeuropathy have been described with improvement or even complete resolution occurring with cessation of therapy (1). In all cases, clinical improvement occurred soon after statins were discontinued, and in the absence of specific clinical, biochemical, or electrophysiological characteristics, this has become the key diagnostic feature of statin-induced neuropathy. To date, autonomic features accompanying symmetrical neuropathy have not been described.

Wed, Feb 19 11:53am · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

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!

Sat, Feb 15 4:48pm · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

BOTH! It is a well known risk (not potential) for PN. Just do a quick Google search. I believed this pill pusher for 8 years and the last two every time I mentioned numbness, tingling, cold feeling in my hands, mostly my feet, she either changed the subject, said "it must be your nerves" or ignored the comment completely. Turns out I never had high cholesterol nor diabetes. Brenda Peart is the head Cardiologist for the Carondelet Medical Group in Tucson, Az. and after contacting 27 lawyers, in and out of state, no one would go up against her. She ruined my life and who knows how many others and will never be brought to justice. My confidence in the medical profession is forever changed. I know one bad apple doesn't make the whole tree bad but in a few years I may wind up in a wheel chair and I have to wake up to that prospect every morning. Believe what you want about inferred treatments, exercise, Gabapentin, etc. THERE IS NO CURE FOR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY!

Sun, Jan 19 3:51pm · Laser Therapy for Neuropathy in Neuropathy

Your absolutely right! it’s just another scheme to get money from folk with Nephropathy pain.

Dec 18, 2019 · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

A so-called Cardiologist had me on Crestor for 8 years and now I have confirmed Peripheral Neuropathy for which there is NO CURE!

Sep 10, 2019 · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

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

Sep 8, 2019 · Statins and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

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!

Aug 10, 2019 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

My ex so-called Cardiologist prescribed Crestor for my so-called high Cholesterol ( LDL101) for 8 years resulting in a Peripheral Neuropathy diagnosis. If you research the Internet you will find there is a DEFINITE link between Statins and Neuropathy IN SOME PEOPLE. You will also find there is no definitive cure for neuropathy be it pulsating laser, electrical stimulation, injections, medication, etc. That's why you won't find a reputable medical site ever state that there is one. But they'll try many different ways to work around the question "Is there a cure for Neuropathy" without the simple "yes" answer.