Re: [IPk] Re: Statins
rhabdomyolysis is a rare side effect of statins causing muscle effects and is
cholesterol level of 5 or below is ok , but don't get too hung up if its
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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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