Wow, fantastic book. My husband was on 40mg of Statin and had a few of the side effects: tinnitus, aching, forgetfulness. As he has a family history of heart disease we have decreased his Statin dose to 5mg and added magnesium, folic acid, Q10, vitamin C, Omega 6 as per recommendation. The tinnitus has reduced already. If anyone you love is on Statin, read this book for them if not for yourself.
This book provides an insight into how our bodies deal with statins. It is written by a highly qualified medical doctor, who is known internationally for his work. He discusses the side-effects of statin medication from the unique viewpoint of examining the cases he has collected over time and placed into a respository of statin side-effects. He has used that information to guide his own researches into the unwanted effects that statins produce in the human body.
Dr Graveline focusses on the mechanisms that produce the side effects . This is the sort of information that ordinary people will not find very easy to discover. The internet may supply much of the information in some form, if one could be bothered to dig it up and then filter out all of the tales that mark out the information as personal. Dr Graveline has rendered a valuable service to all statin users, by writing this book. He deserves our thanks for unravelling the language that keeps all non-medically qualified people in the dark, when it comes to our health. This book ought to be in every medical practitioner's personal library, because it is a prime example of what can happen when clinicians do not listen to what their patients are saying to them. This book is highly recommended, if you want to know more about which adverse effects may be caused by statins.
If you are on statins simply to lower your cholesterol then you need to read this book. It may help you understand some of the other side effects you may be suffering as a result of taking them. Most GP's don't understand or know of the side effects of statins as they have relied on the pharmacuetical companies for information. If you are not on statins then you should also read this in case your GP tries to put you on them in the future. I have read several books on statins and cholesterol and now know cholesterol is not the bad thing it is being made out to be. When my GP wanted to put me on statins after my last blood test because my cholesterol was 7.2 IIRC, I said no thanks and suggested she read a number of books to bring her up to speed on statins and cholesterol. Well worth the money.
This book is certainly an eye opener as regards Stain drugs. Being an ex-nurse, 1950-1960, I knew nothing about the side effects of Statins. So if any person sees this statement and they are on Statins then buy this book. You will not regret it.
Very revealing. Makes you wonder who you can trust and who is leaning on who. Should you really be taking statins if you haven't suffered from heart disease or stroke.? If you are taking these you might just benefit from reading this book.