76 YEARS OLD BUT WANTING TO LIVE

a 76 year old retread.

i recently have had open heart surgery, and two strokes. I think I was being poisoned by cholesterol medication. I gained about 50 pounds that I can't seem to shake. I have had no energy at all, but was told it was all due to my beta blocker.

I quit my high cholesterol medication about 3 weeks ago. I finally have a clear head and haven't had any trouble with walls hitting me in the head. My diarrhea has cleared up for the first time in years. I have no idea what all it has done for me, but I know what feeling good is about. I know if I die of high cholesterol it is a much better way than dieing of what lipton was doing to me.

this is surely not a cure all as I have many little nagging misfits. but I feel it is moving finally in the right direction. My blood pressure is still inconsistent and my breathing when exercising is horrible, and I don't know how to fix either. IS THERE ANY ADVISE111

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  • Glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better since you stopped taking statins. It is good that you had the courage to stop.

    Try and take as much exercise as you are able for. Take COq10 supplements, be aware of your diet. Best of luck. T

  • I had not heard of CoQ10. I am skeptical of if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.

    But this sounds like it is worth trying. there are hundreds of company selling coQ10, I want to try an example of it before I see my Dr in July.

    Which ones should i look at.

  • Some leading cardiologists, heart surgeons and researchers have discussed CoQ10 in positive terms, and two of those clinicians are mentioned in my previous reply.

    It's entirely your choice as to whether you try the things that I mentioned. Please do some research online and talk to people whom you trust. I really don't know how to respond to your comment, "I had not heard of CoQ10. I am skeptical if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is."

    🖖🏻

  • My cardiologist suggested taking it - do be careful of any supplements and ensure they are manufactured to pharmaceutical standards. Many High Street brands use fillers so always look for the quantity of active ingredient.

    The 2 I have found OK are Boots or Biocare.

    Buying on the internet - I have found The Natural Pharmacy to be excellent - but do be careful of buying on market sites, especially if discounted.

  • Hi 4BBK,

    I'm glad to hear that your health is improving since stopping the statins. 🖖🏻

    Statins reduce CoQ10 in the heart muscle which then causes various problems and symptoms. Whenever statins are prescribed, CoQ10 should also be prescribed to replace the CoQ10 that is depleted by the statins.

    If I were you, I'd consider taking CoQ10. One of the most well known clinicians and researchers in the field of CoQ10 is Dr Peter Langsjoen MD.

    I'd also consider Vit B Complex with Vit B12, Magnesium Glycinate and Vit C. Whether you do/don't try any of these is your choice. It's a good idea to talk it over with people you trust on these matters.

    Dr Donald W. Miller, Jr., M.D. (Heart Surgeon), Emeritus Professor of Surgery and former Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.

  • player.vimeo.com/video/2086... This video is about nitric oxide, which helps stop the " plaque" buildup in the arteries.

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