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Statin Drugs

Statin Drugs

Has anyone else stopped thanking their statin drug? I have and my colestrol is perfect on the target so why would I continue to take that horrrid drug , any feed back? I had 3 stents in the LAD 2016

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Sorry forgot to mention...my doc says it is the gold standard to be on a statin, recognizing that there are benefits, too. Docs weigh the gravity of benefits against the risk or drawbacks. This says to me that if you insist to be off it based on your own research that you should ask your doc for their sources, so you can understand their rationale.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

YES I stopped taking the med ,as my cholesterol was okay.....sometimes I THINK it is a money maker...

posted over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

The statins also stabilize any plaque type blockages you have. So I stay taking them even if my blood numbers are good.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I asked my doc to get off mine too, the best she would agree to was half dose. You might want to keep it...for maintenance of your healthy levels.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

So even though my count is where is should be I should still take it ? I read so many bad things about statins and the were killing my muscles

posted over 3 years ago
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