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August 10, 2010

I tossed out my statin meds….and I feel Great!

Filed under: Health — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 12:43 pm

After I had a mild stroke about 3 weeks ago, I was given a prescription for a statin drug. There are several brands of statin drugs including atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor).   The label on my pills said simvastatin, but not the brand name Zocor. Two days ago I stopped taking these pills because I suspected that the pills were making me feel worse.  What really alarmed me was that I was having difficulty swallowing my own saliva, but only at night.  The directions on my pill bottle said to take the statin pills in the evening.  I think now that the doctors want you to take these pills in the evening in hopes that you won’t notice the side effects because you will be asleep.  (more…)