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on 24 September 2011
An excellent book written by someone who is not only well qualified (in the medical sense) but also from personal practical experience of the nasty side effects statin drugs can produce.
Although other books make mention of a lot of the same subject matter, this book contains deeper explanations for a better understanding, especially important if you happen to be afflicted with any of the conditions under discussion.
It also details the serious and sometimes lethal side effects of statins and the fact that the drugs industry knowingly accepts them. Profit before health?
He details the extra dangers of being prescribed statins if you are diabetic and also points out that, far from being heart protective (as the industry and medical profession would have you believe) statins may even be the cause of problems in this area!
This is back to the generally accepted myth that cholesterol blocks arteries and therefore causes heart attacks and strokes and that by reducing cholesterol levels (with a statin drug, of course) such events can be avoided. There is another and more plausible explanation that has nothing to do with cholesterol. Very absorbing material!
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on 2 August 2004
My husband has been on various statins for many years, and was often switched from one to another to try either for better results or to attempt to avoid side affects. He was put on Lipitor by a hospital consultant in about May/June 2002 and had very bad side affects which included severe confusion, irritability, aggression and a general change in his personality, which was apparent to all. His tongue also became tender and was covered with a yellow coating. (Which lasted for the following two years). He also started having abdominal pains. He stopped his Lipitor and told the consultant so on his next visit explaining why. As is so often the case in the field of medicine, the doctor responded with arrogance and a total lack of concern re the side affects mentioned, saying that if my husband could not follow instructions he needs to think of being treated elsewhere. He came across as being more concerned with his stats than with how a human life was being affected!!! We only found out two years later that statins suppress one's immune system. This was after he had suffered severe debilitating weakness, very high acidity and abdominal pain (for those two years) which turned out to be partly caused by a yeast infection as well as Helicobacter Pylori, which his body had been unable to fight. Even after courses of antibiotics these both continued to different degrees and it is only now after taking himself off statins (Crestor this time!!) again and this time FOREVER, that he is starting to respond to treatment, turn the symmptons around and find the active, motivated person that we lost years ago. Hopefully the damage done can be reversed in full.
It is about time that the medical profession in general, repeat in general, remember that we own our own bodies, and that they are just fulfilling a service for which they are paid (and very handsomely, if a consultant) in the same way that the rest of us are doing!!! So it is all the more refreshing to read a book like this, by a doctor, together with all the other info from enlightened doctors which is appearing on the internet.
As I originally found this book through trawling the web and went onto www.amazon.com to check it out further, before switching to the UK site to order it, I recommend that you too go there for further enlightening reviews. If you are a statin eater you won't regret doing so.
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on 1 September 2009
This is an easy to read book containing much valuable information not just about Lipitor but all of the other dangerous statin drugs currently being disseminated by irresponsible GPs up and down the country.
It is a 'must' for anyone prescribed these drugs.
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on 9 September 2009
A very interesting read and relevant subject matter for anyone with concerns about Statin medication. A bit too medical in some parts for those not working in the profession, but nevertheless a worthwhile purchase.
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on 31 January 2016
A must read if ever your doctor wants to put you or a loved one on statins. Another medical orthodox treatment putting money and peer pressure above science and wellbeing
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on 30 April 2014
Reading through this one and it sure is an eye opener.
Certainly makes one think what are those drug companies doing to us.
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on 30 December 2014
A book that anyone being prescribed statins MUST read - and use to raise questions with their Doctor
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on 29 July 2016
Book arrived in excellent condition. Very easy to read and most informative regarding TGA.
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on 24 January 2015
very boring to read, no good for me even tho recomended.
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on 8 December 2016
Excellent
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