Morning all. Given the frequency of debate/posts here I thought this might be interesting
Less than 10% of patients intolerant to statins, ... - PMRGCAuk
Aye well - I know I'm special. I'm one of the 10% judging by the last 3 weeks. The first two weeks back on a statin were fine and I said as much to the GP. Then I got very cold one day - and the PMR response was out of all proportion. It didn't improve until I ditched the statin. I'd almost summoned up the courage to try leflunimide - but now I'm really not willing to upset the apple cart again.
However - I know this is from 4 years ago but
"Statins cut the risk of dying from heart disease by 28% among men, according to the longest study of its kind."
It does have a biased conclusion though: "The role of cholesterol in causing heart disease has been disputed by some, but this paper provides yet more evidence of the link, and the benefits of statins to prevent heart disease.”
Maybe there is a link - but it is also perfectly possible that cholesterol being reduced is a surrogate marker for something the statin is achieving in men.
And maybe it doesn;t do it for me ...
Think everyone here would agree that you are "special" in fact as far as we are concerned "very special".
Think it's long been discussed that statins work better for men than women... and most women don't actually need them
As I've said before I took them before and during GCA, (took a bit of experimenting to find one that didn't cause issues) but stopped after GCA & after discussion with GP.
Different GP tried to restart a couple of years later, but I couldn't tolerate, so she decided, not worth the effort as I previously hadn't had cardio issues.
My brother and I were talking about statins yesterday and decided the findings are rubbish. It is also in GPs interest to prescribe statins as they get QOF points! What do points make? I am becoming soo cynical.
well I am ome of those who cannot tolerate statins. There are alternarives.
MY cholesterol is always high, however when it is separated into HDL and LDL my risk factor is low.