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Re: [IP] Re: The Statin Question



----- "Ricardo" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Statins interfere with the body's ability to produce Co-enzyme Q10
> which helps
> fight inflammation, so many recommend Co-Q10 supplements if you are
> on
> statins.
> 

 I feel compelled to chime in on this conversation, although my arguments won't
be as scholarly as Ricardo's. My young heart doc prescribed Lipitor for me - and
called it into my pharmacy without my consent. My cholesterol levels are more
than good - my PCP says he wishes his numbers were as good as mine.

 When I questioned my heart doc (I have underwear older than her) why she did
this, she said that studies show that statins are good for diabetics, even
though their cholesterol levels are normal or good.

 When I responded that all those studies were done with type 2 diabetics, she
seemed surprised, but reluctantly agreed to me disagreeing with her advice. One
of the main things that convinced me I didn't want to take Lipitor was the
depletion of CoQ10 that Ricardo mentioned.

 I simply will not obey orders from docs obediently - they can advise, but only
I make the decisions.

Tom 

dx'd 1985 age 31
MM 522 since Aug 2007
CGMS since Dec 2007
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