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We can think of few diseases that are more dreadful than ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Losing muscle control to the point of total paralysis takes an incredible toll on the patient and the family. We speak from personal experience. A beloved member of our family died from ALS many years ago, so this is not an academic exercise for us.

Could Statin Drugs Lead to ALS-Like Symptoms?

Several years ago we started hearing rumors about an association between cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins and ALS. At first we rejected this as gossip, rumor and innuendo. We talked with Duane Graveline, MD, about cases he was collecting (see below) and we talked with Beatrice Golomb, MD, about her own research in this matter. We also interviewed Ralph Edwards, MD, Director of the World Health Organization’s drug-monitoring center in Uppsala, Sweden about a link between statins and ALS-like syndrome. Our radio show with the interview with Dr. Edwards aired August 4, 2007.

Many cardiologists and other physicians were not convinced about this idea. Nevertheless, many patients have reported a connection between taking a statin-type medicine and the development of ALS-like symptoms (see comments below). There is also a publication from Beatrice Golomb, MD, and her colleagues (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Like Conditions in Possible Association with Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: An Analysis of Patient Reports to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Statin Effects Study, Drug Safety, Aug. 8, 2009)

Are Some People Especially Susceptible?

We suspect that there may be individuals who are highly susceptible to muscle pain and weakness brought on by statins. This could be as many as 10 percent of those who take such drugs. There may be a much smaller group that is susceptible to an even more serious reaction called ALS-like syndrome. One piece of evidence that might corroborate a connection is a report that patients with ALS deteriorate more quickly if they take a statin-type medication (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Aug., 2008).

The FDA has dismissed our concerns and concluded that there is no connection. We certainly hope the FDA is right. If the agency is wrong, however, a terrible tragedy could be unfolding because people in authority have ignored the early warning signals of danger.

Prior Posting July 30, 2007

Duane Graveline, MD, has reported many cases of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) associated with statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs. Dr. Graveline has had personal experience with Lipitor and TGA (transient global amnesia) and has written about it in his books, “Statin Drugs Side Effects” and “Lipitor, Thief of Memory.” The information is at Within a year of his TGA attacks he noted the gradual onset of pains and weakness in his back and legs subsequently diagnosed as ALS-like. Dr. Graveline now must use a walker full time. To learn more of Dr.Graveline’s Lipitor-associated ALS-like experience see My Statin Story on his website. Recently Dr. Graveline informed us he has received several hundred statin-associated ALS reports.

Although we were aware of muscle problems as well as nerve issues (peripheral neuropathy) associated with statin-type drugs, we had not heard of ALS cases linked to these medications. Then we received an email from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column:

“I read with interest today’s letter from a Lipitor taker. I believe Lipitor triggered my ALS, but had a hard time convincing anyone until this World Health Organization report came out:”

“Statins, neuromuscular degenerative disease and an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like syndrome: an analysis of individual case safety reports from vigibase.” Edwards IR, Star K, Kiuru A.  Drug Safety 2007;30(6):515-525.

The Wall Street Journal has also written about this research. You can find an article by Avery Johnson on the first page of the July 3, 2007 edition:

If you have an experience you would like to report about statins in general or an ALS-like syndrome in particular, please write about it here or make a report directly to MedWatch. We will pass on your case report to the FDA. We always appreciate you voting for this post at the top of the page.

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  1. Eleanor

    My husband was taking Lipitor for 5 years with no muscle problem but in the last 12 months of his life every muscle in his body collapsed. Be aware of this evil drug that they have made millions from.

    • Patti

      I’m so sorry for your loss. My husband died at age 74 in April of ALS after having taken statins for a few years. The statins were prescribed for high cholesterol. Ironically, my husband’s mother lived to be 98 and she also had high cholesterol but NEVER took statins.

  2. M. H.

    My husband was put on statin drugs as a “preventive” measure because his cholesterol was at 198. At 70 years old he was in perfect physical condition. The only drug he took was 5mg of Benicar for HBP. Within months he had a terrible time getting out of bed. He was crippled by hamstring pain.

    His entire life he was an athlete and at 70 was still playing full court basketball with fellow players twenty years younger. We tried physical therapists, I purchased my own massage table to help his aching muscles and finally contacted the cardiologist who essentially told me to stop interfering. We switched to three brands of statins: Lipitor, Crestor and Simvastatin. I began to notice that he couldn’t follow a story line, be it in a conversation or watching a show. He started mixing up his words. He would look at a little girl and ask,” what’s “his “name”, not seemingly aware of the pink bow in her hair and the dress. A roast beef sandwich was called a rice beef sandwich. He had trouble doing simple things. And this was a man who was in the television/ sports world and ran his own company for 35 years.

    Again the doctor felt he was just getting older and working too hard. He had never had one physical problem in his life and was a dedicated athlete until he took statins. Late one night I heard a commercial listing the side effects of statins…” If you are experiencing muscle pain or cognitive impairment or confusion, contact your doctor immediately. “ That was the last day of statin drugs and our next visit was to a top neurologist at Columbia University. The neurologist said that the number one side effect of statins is muscle problems and number two is cognitive impairment. The muscles can repair but the brain doesn’t because the statins cross the blood brain barrier, diminish the cholesterol in the brain and the damage is done.

    Three neurologists later, we were told that we are all born with one third of the cholesterol in our body locked in our brains at birth, and that the statins cross the blood brain barrier and destroy the cholesterol that makes up our neural pathways. By this time he was independently diagnosed by all three neurologists with a neurodegenerative disease called Primary Progressive Aphasia. The first neurologist at Columbia said it would develop rapidly, marked his lifespan to ten years and that each system in his brain would fall like dominoes… first speech, then motor , etc. He died at 78, had a terrible time physically and mentally but always could relay his feelings with his emotions intact. One neurologist said that “as ALS is to the body, PPA is to the mind…. you know what you want to say but can’t. You tell your body to walk but the signals get crossed, you want to eat but you can’t.”

    I had the pleasure of meeting a cardiologist while in the hospital with my husband towards the end of his life, who told me he doesn’t use statins in his practice except in extreme cases of genetically high cholesterol because his father and sister, both neurologists , have warned him of the serious side effects. During the eight years trying to research any avenue of recovery possible , I had the most amazing opportunity to speak to Dr Stephanie Seneff at MIT, who has written several articles on the negative and dangerous side effects of statin use. You’ll find her vilified by big pharma and praised by every alternative site of value.

    I tell everyone I meet about this issue of statins, when given the chance. It is a national disgrace that these stories are swept under the rug and are only aired by the People’s Pharmacy, Dr Mercola and Dr William Davis. There needs to be a new model of medicine in this age of advanced communication. Anecdotal evidence is the way to go. They can have their double blind studies.
    Thank you for all of your stories. Maybe if we all keep talking about the negative side effects of statins, the largest selling and most profitable drug of all time will be ultimately banned and thousands of people warned and saved from the havoc they reap. Please contact me if my story can help anyone in any way.

  3. Dagny
    Philadelphia, PA

    My doctor prescribed statins about fifteen years ago (2003 or so) despite my getting my cholesterol down to 177 from 207 with diet. She claimed she wasn’t satisfied with the ratio of HDL to LDL and insisted that I accept the prescription for Lipitor. She was acting rather strangely.

    I complained about pain in my arms on several occasions, but she assumed, without any testing, that I had tendonitis, as my work required hours of computer use. In 2010, I suffered a severe depression and had to be hospitalized. My cholesterol was 134 which was known to be a dangerously low level even back in the early 1990s. Increased weakening of my arms occurred in sync with the deepening depression. I was suicidal and unable to function. While I had experienced depression before, it was never to the point that I stopped eating or couldn’t function. I also developed bruising all over my upper arms and, to my amazement, no one at the psychiatric hospital asked about it, although I looked as if someone had beaten me. I was drugged to the gills with antidepressants and benzos.

    I was hospitalized in September of 2010, and it wasn’t until the following May that it dawned on me my symptoms could very well be from Lipitor. I threw it out. Within six weeks the antidepressant became too much, causing hyperactivity, and I had to begin tapering off, another horror story for another time. Meanwhile, my upper arms had deteriorated to the point that I couldn’t lift my arms above waist level without bending them, and even then, I could only get my hands to shoulder height. I remember sitting in the parking lot of the train station crying because my arms were hurting so badly that I was afraid I might not be able to drive home.

    I retired at age 65 in September of 2011, and it took years before I worked up the courage to ask my doctor for an MRI and to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, who was astonished that I was able to live independently. He said that my rotator cuffs were completely worn away, and that there was nothing he could do surgically to help without risking further weakness. He agreed that the damage was likely due to Lipitor, adding that the upper arms were the first place the problem starts.

    Meanwhile, my PCP is in denial that she did anything to hurt me, and since she’s also in denial about her own very serious weight problem. I’m about to change doctors after twenty years with her because I’m afraid she’s also denying the results of her own bloodwork and therefore denying the same results in her patients to keep her illusions intact. So many times I’ve had to figure out what’s wrong on my own and try to find a way to treat the condition myself. She has also misdiagnosed me several times and therefore prescribed medications that were inappropriate, and if I could get along without someone to write my prescription for blood pressure meds I wouldn’t see a doctor at all.

    My thanks to the People’s Pharmacy for bringing this problem and others to light. The public doesn’t find out until many years after clinical trials that a drug is harmful, and meanwhile insurance companies pressure doctors to adhere to a “standard of care” that is many years out of date. It may be hard to believe, but my doctor still suggests that I take a statin drug for my cholesterol, which is a bit over 200, a number which was considered healthy until Pfizer came along and unilaterally set the standard. And guess who makes Lipitor? American medicine is a trainwreck!

  4. Scott
    New England

    Articles like this are of limited use for individuals trying to determine whether statin use is right for them. Does the People’s Pharmacy advocate that the criteria for statin recommendation change? Whether they intend to or not, they are encouraging people to reconsider statin use by publishing this article and all the negative testimonials. Is this likely to be costing more lives from untreated hypercholesterolemia than it saves from ALS-like disorders and irreversible muscle damage? Isn’t it more about weighing the chances of benefit versus the risk of harm? If we can’t trust the FDA to advise us truthfully on that, where do we find more aporopriate advice?

  5. Chaela

    Thinking each of us must trust our mind and body (and practice due diligence online) rather than taking advice on drug use solely on the word of a physician. Our doctors are not experts in pharmacology. The US is rated very low among developed nations in quality of medical care. Respect your inner knowing and wake up to the need to protect oneself proactively. Fight for quality health care as a right of citizenship for all.

  6. Florence

    Has anyone checked to see if there has been an increase of “diagnosed” ALS in relationship to the usage of statins. Ignore the medical field. All they want to do is prescribe, prescribe, prescribe. Once they prescribe they don’t review your usage — checking to see if it is still necessary.

  7. Patti

    My husband was prescribed statins for high cholesterol. He had no heart problems. Within a year or so he developed muscle weakness which led to a diagnosis of ALS. He went to three doctors during this time and not one had the decency to tell him to stop the statin drug (Lipitor). I highly suspect this drug may have triggered my husband’s illness. We are in the third year since diagnosis and he is declining significantly. What a tragedy if the FDA has mistakenly ignored signals of a possible connection. There will be more victims of this dreadful disease.

    • Marie - Sweden

      Thank you for telling the sad story of your husband.
      I am a retired, Swedish woman with no connection to health care.
      I saw suffering of several people on statins and started to look for information on this site and others as well as reading books. Has gone on for years.
      I am a great fan of Dr. Malcolm Kendrick and right now he has an article about statins and ALS. I am enclosing a link.

      • Patti

        Hi. It’s Patti. Sadly, my husband passed away in late April. It is a tragic loss, and I fear for those patients who have no idea about the possible link between statin use and ALS. I have seen these articles, especially the recent one out of San Diego (April 2018). I am convinced there is a link and am extremely disappointed with the FDA turning their backs on relevant research and statistics. I feel that the truth will come out —— but how many people and their families will suffer in the meantime?

  8. Kris

    My 41 year old husband has been taking Crestor for a couple of years. He has recently been diagnosed with possible als. I am very concerned about the correlation between statins and als. Why would they give these drugs to anyone with this connection???

  9. Alice C.
    Marengo IL

    Interesting that i am reading all of this now since I read much like it ten years ago, even space- doc (until it disappeared completely). Ten years ago a good friend showed signs much like you’ve been describing and I was seeking answers. The doctors denied any possibilty of a connection with her brief use of Crestor with her symptoms. She died of a variation of ALS in 2016.

  10. Bob
    Spokane Wa.

    I to have been on statins for about three years. I suffered with severe muscle cramps. I complained to my heart doctor and I pooh poohed about it. Then I got slurred speech. I was diagnosed with ALS. When I mentioned about the statins I was again told that there was no way that was possible. I wish I would have read more about statins.

  11. David
    South Carolina

    I was Rx Lovastatin and within two weeks I became lost in my own neighborhood, I did not recognize any landmarks within 1/2 miles from my home. I was also all of a sudden not remembering what I was talking about………Well, where there is smoke there is fire……I immediately stopped the Lovastatin and I immediately stopped having memory problems. And, I have not had any since. This has been 2 years ago. My Primary Care Physician causually brushed me off. He had nothing to say.

  12. wordsworthfan

    My husband (46) was put on Statins (Lipitor) and later Simvastatin after having a stent done. He started complaining about muscle cramps and aches but all the doctors we saw said it was normal. He bore with it because after all, the statins recommendation and comments were made by doctors (specialists). He gradually complained about a weakness in his right arm and hand and later leg and started to walk with a limp. After a year and a half on statins we could see that he has lost a lot of weight and his normally muscled arms (he used to lift weights) has lost all its muscles, leaving only skin and bones. We brought it to the attention of a young doctor who finally told him to stop taking statins to monitor his progress. By this time the damage was already done. He would sometimes fall when walking and the hand weakness has progressed to his left side. The doctors have diagnosed him with ALS. He still suffers muscle cramps and weakness in his limbs and has to pull himself up painfully using railings when climbing up the stairs or steps. He finds it difficult to switch on the lights and to pull on his t shirts or zip up or button his jeans. When he was hospitalised two weeks ago to check what was wrong I asked the cardiologist about what I had read online regarding the relationship between statins and ALS ,he pooh-pooh it off and said that it was all rubbish. I asked him about statins and ALS again the next day and he admonished me for believing such nonsense. Upon discharge from the hospital, the doctor supplied my husband with a month’s supply of Lipitor! I felt so disappointed with the cardiologist who I once believed to be a very good one. I also threw out every statin pill in the house. My husband’s cholesterol level is T-4.9 mmol/L, Trig 0.71mmol/L, HDL 1.32 mmol/L, LDL 3.2 mmol/L (He has not been taking any statins for the past 4 months)

  13. Cathie P
    Springfield, MO

    About 6 years ago, my doctor put me on Lipitor. I took it for about two weeks, and one morning I could not get out of bed. My husband helped me walk to the bathroom. I was completely bent over; back ached something awful, and my thighs hurt so very bad. I was frantic, crying. He told me it’s got to be the Lipitor. I quit it, and it took a couple of days before I was walking right again. I told my doctor about it, and he had me try Lovistatin. In a few days, I had the thigh pain again, and so I quit Lovistatin, and will never take a Statin drug again. And, to this day, I have some memory problems; hard to think of the right word, and at times, ask my husband what we had for breakfast, or what did we do yesterday. And, I struggle with spelling words I used to know how to spell. Thank God for spell check on my computer. -Cathie P, Springfield, MO

    • Val

      Cheryl you might try co-Q-10 , it has been known to stop muscle cramps of people on statins. I do not take statins but I have been suffering with neuro muscular problems for awhile, my doctor suggested I take200 mg. Of CO-Q10 I started with 100 mg and felt improvement and then increased to 200.

      I might add that magnesium also relieves the muscle spasms as well. Statin drugs depletes the magnesium in our bodies, which may be why people get the muscle problems. I take100mg twice day, I believe you can take up to 400 mg but I would talk to a doctor. I believe magnesium can lower blood pressure and insulin resistance so if on meds be aware. We lose magnesium and co-Q10 as we get older. I hope this gives you something to studie on.

    • Val

      Cathie P; you might try co-Q-10 , it has been known to stop muscle cramps of people on statins. I do not take statins but I have been suffering with neuro muscular problems for awhile, my doctor suggested I take200 mg. Of CO-Q10 I started with 100 mg and felt improvement and then increased to 200. I might add that magnesium also relieves the muscle spasms as well. Statin drugs depletes both co-Q10 and magnesium in our bodies, which may be why people get the muscle problems. I take100mg twice day, I believe you can take up to 400 mg but I would talk to a doctor. I believe magnesium can lower blood pressure and insulin resistance so if on meds be aware. We lose magnesium and co-Q10 as we get older. I hope this gives you something to studie on.

  14. Cheryl

    Shortly after starting Lipitor several years ago I was experiencing pretty severe muscle cramps and developed an ascending numbness and tingling from my feet to my waist, which lasted for almost a week. I also had ptosis of both eyelids which was recurring and remitting. I took myself off of statins and have not taken them since, despite insistence from my endocrinologist that I try them again. There is an established connection between myasthenia symptoms and statins. My brother, who took statins for over a year, now suffers from myasthenia gravis and almost died from a drug reaction associated with his condition. I don’t consider the small benefit to be worth the risk.

  15. Sheri
    La Habra, CA

    Amazed at all the comments on this subject! I was on Lipitor and my cholesterol kept going up and my dr doubled the dose. I am type 2 diabetic and had read studies that statins increase risk for diabetes. Why would I subject myself to that? I am already struggling with that! I stopped taking Lipitor in Jan this year. I started seeing an acunpunturist/holistic medicine dr in May who is helping me with several issues. Long story short my cholesterol has gone down 20 points since seeing her. My new MD is pushing for a statin again. I am refusing!! There are healthier ways to care for your body! Get out there and find them!!! Good Luck!

  16. Jane

    My husband, a vibrant, health concious man of 56. He eats fruit, vegetables, some meat and little junk food, if any. (ice cream is his weakness) He works out, lifts weights and hikes. He was put on Lipitor about 25 years ago. Did blood work to check on things and has a yearly physical. In the past six months he has started having muscle twitching in his neck and arm. Leg cramps and back pain. His throat closes at times when he tries to swallow liquid, he chokes. He voice and speech and slurred. He feels healthy in every other way. They say it looks like ALS. I am looking closely at this issue.

  17. Charles

    I am diabetic and I gladly take statins. They do have some side effects, as mentioned, at first. But they go away as you get used to the statins. I am much more worried about a stroke now, than something else, maybe in the future.

  18. Martha P.
    Bartow, FL

    I have very high cholesterol (over 350) which is greatly lowered taking statins. I have been off and on prescribed them for years. After taking them for a while I get a feeling of exhaustion and weakness. I have been on Zetia and pravastatin for 4 months and because I am feeling so bad stopped the Zetia at least. I will be getting another blood test in a few months. Meanwhile I am trying to recover my stamina.

  19. Peggy
    Port Angeles, WA

    My husband had high dose of Lipitor years ago. He started having severe muscle pain daily and would go to the doctor where they would do ultra sounds and other costly procedures trying to find out what was really wrong with him. I kept telling him I think it’s from your statin as I read where it causes muscle pain. Now wouldn’t you think that’s the first thing a doctor would think of and lower the statin! After my complaining for months he finally listened and the doctor changed him to another statin in lower dose; he has been muscle pain free ever since. My complaint with doctors is they have everyone on such high doses of this stuff (and all other drugs) instead of starting out with the lowest and increase slowly if necessary. I just take 10mg Lovastatin and have no problem, but I would quit on my own if the doctor didn’t listen, as we know our own bodies. Just cause the doctor prescribes something for you doesn’t mean you have to take it – just ask questions until they get it right and you feel right!

  20. Pat
    Dallas, TX

    Doctors have urged me for years to take something to lower my cholesterol. I have a family history of stroke and diabetes. I can’t get past a friend who took Zocor. She complained of pain in her shoulders and was thinking of seeing a lawyer about suing Zocor’s maker because it was so severe. Before she could do that she started showing signs of dementia. The doctors said they had never seen a case progress so fast. She’s been in a nursing home in a catatonic state for the last three years. It breaks my heart.

  21. Carrie

    I wish I could take turmeric, but unfortunately I get a bad reaction to it, even in very small amounts. (lightheadedness, fatigue, heartburn). Be sure to start out slowly. I hope it works for you. It didn’t for me.

  22. Karin
    Tecopa, CA

    I was already very aware of ALS in the late 1990s, as my dad had previously been diagnosed with ALS and suicided rather than burden his family with the inevitable and horrible death. Shortly after his death I read a memorandum from the World Health Organization warning the medical profession that symptoms of statin-induced rhabdomyalisis were possibly being mistaken for ALS symptoms. Since ALS was, at that time, only diagnosable by the elimination of all other factors that might cause such symptoms and because statins were, at the time, relatively new, the WHO apparently wanted to make sure that such statin-induced symptoms be ruled out before such a deadly diagnosis be made.

    That memo disappeared into the digital ethers, never mentioned again, as far as I could find it….. Seems a bit specious that this news is now reappearing as if only just discovered.

    • The People's Pharmacy

      As you’ll see from the date on our article, it goes back quite a way. We thought readers who had not seen it before might be interested.

  23. Carol

    My husband is 75 and took statins for years. I kept telling him about the side effect of memory loss I heard about on NPR and The People’s Pharmacy. When you are 75, everyone has memory lapses here and there and more serious problems are easy to overlook but when he said he could not remember anything about the trip we took to China in 2010 or the trip to Cuba in 2012, he stopped taking Crestor. He is now taking Namenda but his memory is not better and may be worse. He also gets confused and has trouble with what day it is and I have to check to make sure he takes his other medications. We no longer travel because he has a lot of anxiety about going anywhere. My doctor recently suggested I start a statin for high cholesterol and I said, “No way.”

  24. Pat

    About 15 years ago my friend Sheila was diagnosed with MS. After hearing about the side effects of muscle pain and weakness from statins, I asked her when the MS symptoms first appeared and when she started the statin drug. Both started at the same time! She refused to do anything about it because her doctor said there was no connection and her cholesterol was high. Ten years ago after much degeneration of muscles, Sheila fell into her shower and was unable to move and unable to breathe. She died of suffocation.

  25. courtney sexton

    My mom passed away two weeks ago after a two year struggle with ALS at the age of 68. As I was digging through her stuff over the weekend I was really surprised to see how many (8) meds she was on prior to being diagnosed. Zocor (simvastatin) was one of them. I found this info in her records from when she had her hip replaced. After her hip replacement, was when the first symptoms appeared, sore muscles and slurred speech, then continuing with something new and worse about every week until she was locked-in & bed ridden. My question is… are there any current studies that research the links between Statin drugs and ALS that I could give my mom’s info to? Unfortunately, she never filled out the correct paperwork to have her body donated to the cause, even though I know she wanted to. She made donations to ALS orgs, and very much would want to do anything possible to help end this horrible disease.

  26. terryl

    I took statins for years before I had any noticeable problems. I had my blood tested every six months to be sure they weren’t destroying my liver or my muscles, and the tests did not show any damage. One day I went to comb my hair and my arm muscles burned as if I was in the middle of an exercise routine. I realized, over the next few weeks, that all my muscles felt that way so I made an appointment with my doctor. When I told her what my muscles felt like and that I thought it was the statin I was taking, which I would not take any more, she agreed. Seven years later, my muscles still burn like this a lot of the time. It’s ridiculous. These studies keep coming out about how statins help this and that, and maybe everyone should be on them. I don’t think they should be made illegal, but I think doctors should be very careful that when they prescribe a statin, to tell patients the possible side effects, the most likely side effects and to contact the doctor immediately if any of these appear. I will probably suffer this muscle pain for the rest of my life. The little difference the statins may have made in my chances of having a heart attack was absolutely not worth it.

  27. Dick S
    Chas. WV

    My wife has symptoms like ALS – bulbar. Swallowing and speech are affected. She takes Lipotor.

  28. helen
    United States

    My husband was on cholesterol medication for 7 years. He didn’t seem to have any problems till about a year ago. I noticed something wasn’t right with his memory. It got so bad I decided to retire. We both were scared to death he had dementia. It continued to get worse at a rapid rate. One day God put in my mind to check out his medications. There it was right before my eyes. He had so many of the side effects. Neurologist diagnosed him with neuropathy. He’s been off the drug for one week & it’s amazing how he is regaining his memory. Praise & glory to God!

  29. KS

    There is a wealth of information out there on the side affects that statins
    are responsible for, not to mention numerous peoples experience the correlation of statins to AlS, what more proof does the FDA need to take these off the market?
    They are even prescribed to people who have reasonable cholesterol levels.
    Not to mention the Dr’s seldom tell you that statins also are responsible for removing CO Q 10 from your heart something your heart has to have.
    I was asked to take a statin myself and I told my Dr. you will never get me to take any statin especially knowing the side affects and others experience.
    The best solution is a simple effective and natural supplement called “Curcumin” which is really the spice tumeric. I have a friend who after taking this 3 months their cholesterol went from 223 to 123 amazing! His Dr questioned him thinking he was taking the statin she prescribed and was amazed when he said he wasn’t taking it!

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