Jun 7, 2012
(Started Jun 20, 2007)
Perceived effectiveness for High Cholesterol:
Not at all
Advice & Tips:
Be careful with statins. My Hgb A1c blood sugar test had me in the pre-diabetes range, unalleviated by drastic improvements of diet. After a trial of no simvastatin for six weeks this Spring, my Hgb A1c was NORMAL. We are now doing a trial of 10 mg (vs. 20 mg) simvastatin for three months, then will measure my Hgb A1c again.
New research is finding that approx. 14% of people who use some statins can develop diabetes because of them. I have lupus... DIABETES IS NOT AN OPTION!
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