I have been worried about the side effects of taking Statins to lower my cholesterol levels. While I have taken them in the past and every individual is affected differently...my main concern was that I was able to notice an immediate effect on my memory or rather loss of it.
While I reported this to my doctor he did not seem to give it much importance and he was happy that my cholesterol had gone down significantly. I remember vividly him saying "Crestor is your drug!" While it might have been my drug it wasn't my pocketbook's drug and with no insurance and it costing over $200.00 for a 30 day supply...I simply quit taking it.
Earlier this year I suffered through some crippling pain in my legs. This time I went to see a doctor in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico (across the border from Del Rio, Texas). He ordered the usual blood work and of course high cholesterol raised its ugly little head once more along with a long list of other "high levels" maladies.
There are many home remedies out in cyber space to lower cholesterol but to be honest it is easier to just swallow a pill and much cheaper if I buy said pill in Mexico.
In my research I have come across so many studies that are down right scary but the bottom line is that Statins are not good for you and could possibly do more harm than good.
One of my readers was kind enough to send me this link which I found very interesting and informative. For example why don't doctors tell you that if you take Statins you should also take CoQ10 supplements or if you are over 40 Ubiquinol.
This link also talks about two foods that will dramatically lower you cholesterol. Thank you C.A. Voigt :)
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.