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Old 09-06-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Pravachol + Dizzines

Recently I had a lot of leg pain while taking Pravachol. I stopped taking Pravachol and the pain subsided but did not go away completely. My chiropractor thinks I am also having sciatic problems. After a month of not taking Pravachol I started the medication once again. First day I was dizzy all day and leg discomfort is on the increase. I have tried Lipitor, Crestor, and Pravachol, all caused leg pain and lately, dizziness. I want to follow the doctors direction but it is very difficult to do with such severe side effects.
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Old 09-06-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: Pravachol + Leg PainPravachol + Leg PainPravachol + Leg PainPravachol + Dizzines

I had similar leg pain with Lipitor, then the doctor switched me to Zocor which gave me pain in the left forearm. The Zocor was accompanied by dizziness and gross lethargy. It took about two weeks to get over this after stopping the use of Zocor.

Although my blood tests didn't show liver enzyme problems, the fact that my body reacted in this manner caused me to stop all statins. I did try slow release niacin and still take it, but not regularly.

This condition is called Rhabdomyolosis, which is a muscle wasting condition. The damaged muscle cells are carried to the kidneys, which can cause major kidney problems - the worst of which is death.

Some of the literature I've read indicates that statins cause a marked loss of Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is vitally important for cellular health - especially that of the heart. I now take that supplement daily. Most physicians don't advise the use of this supplement, even though the literature documents that statins deplete this nutrient.

While many people can tolerate the statins, I have found that I cannot.

Good luck to you.

 
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:10 PM   #3
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When my doctor decided I should try Pravachol I was reluctant - but went along with his recomendations. Initially I took 40 mg a day and then on my own reduced the dosage to 20mg a day. I have exercised regulary ie. jogging, stairmaster, and free weights for years.

I began experiencing extensive leg pains after about four to five months on Pravachol. The pain was a combination of upper leg cramps,and persistent muscle fatigue in my legs. after taking myself of this medication - it took over six months for the cramping and muscle fatigue to subside.

 
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