Statins and diabetes

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by john1836, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. john1836

    john1836 Member

    My Dr. just diagnosed me as having Diabetes Mellitus Type II. He also prescribed statins for my cholesterol. My muscles are aching in my chest, arms and legs to the point I look like I am spasing out.What is it with the M.D's and statins?
  2. john1836

    john1836 Member

    One of the Administrative law judges that I work with, a very smart Prinston Grad, says exactly the same thing as jaminhealth. Myths Myths Myths about the cholesterol lowering statins. They do lower the Ch, but the side effects are hell. Also, lower ch does not effect heart disease they way the pharmacy companies and MD'S say it does. I know for a fact of several people dying of liver disease due to these fricken drugs.
  3. john1836

    john1836 Member

    I agree, it is bull. I have read that the cholesterol in fact has little effect on heart disease. These statins are a money grabbers dream.
  4. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    Jam is right, most MDs just seem to hand out scripts. Maybe part of it is they are tired of lecturing patients about diet and exercise? Although many doctors just do not seem very knowledgable about diet and nutrition, or the horrific "side" (actual) effects of drugs like statins.

    I strongly urge you to see an integrative medicine doctor who can help you get your diabetes under control with diet and exercise and supplements and get you off those horrible statins - those muscle aches you have are due in part to the fact that statins deplete the body of CoQ10. They are causing muscle damages. There are alternatives that don't damage your body.

    We have to educate ourselves, cannot at all rely on regular doctors to help us maintain our health. And so many illnesses today are due to our own neglect, not eating right etc. The good news is for many people it's possible to regain good health if they do the right things.

    If you go to acam.org, it has a search feature at the top of the page under "health resources" where you can find integrative medicine doctors in your area. They are generally much more knowledgable about diet and supplements and natural remedies than regular docs, but they are MDs too.

    Good luck!

    Mary
  5. john1836

    john1836 Member

    Yes, WAS taking the statins. Now trying the diet and exercise regimen.