Hi I have a question , I have primary APS and Sjogrens and have been taking warfarin, plaquenil and statins for about 15 years.
This question is with regard to statins. Recently I have learnt that long term use of statins especially highish dose (I take 40 mg per day) can significantly reduce your levels of Co-enzyme Q10 and the risk of having very low CoQ10 levels is almost as bad for your heart as having high cholesterol levels!! Apparently one drug manufacturer (that I know of) has produced a statin with CoQ10 included but will not be used by the NHS due to cost but it shows that this manufacturer is obviously aware of the negative affects of the statin. Also apparently it is not easy for the body to get what it needs from a CoQ10 supplement but if you are over 40 it is better to take Ubiquinol (derived from CoQ10) Apparently it is more absorbable than conventional CoQ10, which means that optimal levels of CoQ10 can be restored quickly and efficiently.
Sorry for the over use of "apparently" but I am trying to learn here.
Does anyway have any comments or experience with this? Apparently (there I go again) there are no problems with warfarin or any of my other meds.
Would welcome any comments, thanks.
Take care all x