So Glad I Took the Road Less Traveled ( Cholesterol Lowering Road)

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  • Hoji

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    My weight loss began with my doctor telling me that my cholesterol was a “little bit high” not dangerous yet, but getting close to the point of troublesome. He first suggested a statin to which I declined. He then gave me option #2, stating I wouldn’t like it, but if I followed it I would be far better off.
    I took the second option. Gave up sugar, carbs and fried food and started exercising. Did the trick. Read the article. Ask for alternatives if your doctor wants to put you on a statin for cholesterol.
    Be healthy.
     
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    Bozz10mm

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    Well, that does it for me. My doctor prescribed Lipitor about a month ago. My cholesterol was not that high, in my opinion. But he said it was enough to increase my risk of stroke or heart attack by 24% in the next 10 years. I don't know where he got that percentage. So, as of today, I'm off Lipitor. It didn't feel right for me from the start.
     

    jonevill

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    I took statins for a couple of years. I reached a point that I would wake up in the morning with the muscles in my arms and shoulders aching so bad that I couldn't even make a pot of coffee. I had to take a couple of Tylenol and wait until they kicked in so I could hold a coffee pot. I didn't realize that the statins were causing that.

    Then one time I failed to order my medicines on time and ran out of the statin. The pain in the morning went away. When I did get my refills of my medicine, I started taking the statins again and the pain came back.

    I quit taking the statins and again the pain went away. I threw the statins in the trash and have refused to take them again, no matter how much my doctor insists that I might need them.
     

    Hoji

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    Well, that does it for me. My doctor prescribed Lipitor about a month ago. My cholesterol was not that high, in my opinion. But he said it was enough to increase my risk of stroke or heart attack by 24% in the next 10 years. I don't know where he got that percentage. So, as of today, I'm off Lipitor. It didn't feel right for me from the start.
    Please talk to your doctor about getting off of them and healthy alternatives to lower cholesterol. I do not know if you can safely just quit taking them or if you have to wean your self off.( another reason to avoid big pharma solutions. Once on them you have to stay and quitting cold turkey can sometimes be more harmful than the condition it is “treating”)
     

    MTA

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    My weight loss began with my doctor telling me that my cholesterol was a “little bit high” not dangerous yet, but getting close to the point of troublesome. He first suggested a statin to which I declined. He then gave me option #2, stating I wouldn’t like it, but if I followed it I would be far better off.
    I took the second option. Gave up sugar, carbs and fried food and started exercising. Did the trick. Read the article. Ask for alternatives if your doctor wants to put you on a statin for cholesterol.
    Be healthy.
    Good for you man. The typical American diet is really nasty these days. People are always suprised how little they have to eat daily once they give up all the processed garbage and fillers
     

    Wiliamr

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    Thank you for sharing this article. I refused statins from my doctor for the last few years due to research I had done. The doctor did not know about some of the studies and at one point told me that all the research pointed to statins being no health risk. I started a heavy weight loss program several years ago and went from 290 to 120 I have to admit, I ahve not dropped more but should drop another 20.
     

    1911'S 4 Me

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    Thank you for sharing this article. I refused statins from my doctor for the last few years due to research I had done. The doctor did not know about some of the studies and at one point told me that all the research pointed to statins being no health risk. I started a heavy weight loss program several years ago and went from 290 to 120 I have to admit, I ahve not dropped more but should drop another 20.
    290# to 120# is mostly likely not healthy either.
     

    bbbass

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    Yup, statins made me hurt. Natural methods are indeed better but most people want to take a pill to make the booboo go away.

    I won't argue the merits/disadvantages of statins, I'll just leave this here: https://quackwatch.org/11Ind/mercola/
     

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