Category Archives: Statin Drugs

Statin Dangers: No Longer Anecdotal

NY Times: F.D.A. Warns of Cholesterol Drugs’ Side Effects

Reports about memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion span all statin drugs and all age groups of patients, the F.D.A. said. Dr. Egan said the reports were rare, but those affected often feel “fuzzy” or unfocused in their thinking.

And:

The symptoms generally were not serious and went away within a few weeks after patients stopped taking the medications. Some people affected had been taking a statin for a day, others for years.

No!

Before anyone is prescribed a statin, they should have a brain imaging study to provide a reference point of cognitive functioning.

If any side-effects develop, another brain imaging study would show it when compared to the pre-statin one.

And as far as I’m concerned, the side-effect is permanent. I can’t prove it — because I don’t have the set of images I suggest — but my short-term memory is not as good as it was before I encountered a statin.

Previously:

Here: Statin Drugs Category
At Mike Cane 2008: Statin Drugs Category

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Writer With Aging Brain Blames Internet

Writer urges Internet junkies to ‘switch off’ and think

Like tens of millions of others, US technology writer Nicholas Carr found the lure of the worldwide web hard to resist — until he noticed it was getting harder and harder to concentrate.

So he flails around for a reason and — ta da! — it’s the Internet.

Put up or shut up, Carr: Are you taking a statin medication?

If so, it’s not the Internet. It’s your brain being de-cored day-by-day.

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Dr. Joseph Mercola: The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health

Dr. Joseph Mercola: The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health.

I don’t like going to or even linking to HuffPo, but this post is both important and correct.

Stay the hell away from statins!

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