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Re: [IPk] Re: Statins

rhabdomyolysis is a rare side effect of statins causing muscle effects  and is
worth consideration.
cholesterol level of 5 or below is ok , but don't get too hung up if its

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  From: email @ redacted<mailto:email @ redacted>
  To: email @ redacted<mailto:email @ redacted>
  Sent: 06 June 2006 11:55
  Subject: [IPk] Re: Statins


   The reason I first posted this message, was because the mobility problems
  increased muscle weakness that I mention, do seem to have started a short
  after starting Atorvastatin. The doctors have put me through lots of tests
  as two MRI scans, lumbar puncture etc and still have come up with no
  My quality of life is ruined because I am unable to walk properly and keep
  falling over and I have a frozen left shoulder and sub acromial impingement
  syndrome in the right arm. This makes it impossible to coordinate my
  correctly. If I could sort my walking problems out it would be a great
  Unfortunately the doctors don't seem to take on board how this is affecting
  I walk strange 'So what' we've done all the tests and can't find anything
  What with all the other probs I have, I do wonder if I'm considered to be a
  of a hypochondriac!
   I also have Epilepsy, gastroparesis, peripheral neuropathy, microalbimura,
  advanced retinopathy, and significant microvascular damage.

   I'm reluctant to stop the statin because of the apparent benefits and the
  that my cholestorol is at a perfect level. What are the official preferred
  levels these days? Does anyone know?

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