Apr 4
jimsbrain
jimsbrain , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Lost my Mom last week

Hello everyone,
I hope that you all read this because I have some important information to share.  I lost my mom last week.  I need to go into the background of my story to explain how she died and I think that all of you will be affected and interested.  I also have a co-worker who is in a coma after a sudden stroke/aneurism.  She is off of life support but still in a coma.

Let me go back to 2013 when I was prescribed a statin drug due to having a TSC of 250.  At the time I was told by by GP that my cholesterol was high and it needed to be corrected.  I asked a lot of questions and no one seemed to have any answers.  I aksed how high cholesterol could hurt me.  My doctor seemed upset when I asked this.  He sheepishly told me that if there was too much cholesterol in my blood that some of it could be trapped in "nooks and crannies" and then it would continue to build up and I would have a coronary event.  (Basically that my body was attacking itself)....I told him that ....what he was saying did not sound right.  I had been a long distance runner for 40 years and that my resting heart rate was 49bpm and blood pressure and all my numbers were textbook.  So i did not believe what he was saying.  I took the Lipitor home and put it in my medicine cabinet.  Fast forward a couple of years.  I was poking around looking at all of the studies on Statin drugs and found something interesting.  All of the Pharma sponsored studies praised these drugs and all of the inedpendent studies showed no benefits and horrible side effects.  I began to dig deeper.  It was painfully clear that my cholesterol level at 250 was perfect.  And lowering TSC to below 200 would make a person very Ill.   At 160 (the new standard number from the American college of cardiology) A person would be come violently Ill in just a few months.  I kept poking around.  I was shocked to find out that large particle LDL (so called bad cholesterol) was very important especially for the elderly and for immune function, eye function and other reasons.  Vitamin D levels drop rapidly in people with low cholesterol, brain function drops off,  hormone levels are retarded, Muscle function is affected including the heart muscle this due to the mavelonate pathway being cut, this produces many valuable nutrients like Coenzyme q10 (needed to convert food into energy and to power the heart muscle)  The more I poked the more shocking it got.  Could it be that Big Pharms business plan is to make us sick and then give us a new prescription for all of the side effects of this horrible drug that causes them?  The answer is yes.  And both of my parents died from these conditions and my co-worker had low cholesterol, she is brain dead now.  My neighbor took Lipitor for 18 years and suddenly got Parkinsons.  Well...I don't think it was parkinsons.  My dad died from a similar conditon after 5 years on Lipitor.  Think about it.  We are being poisoned.  I was a chemical weapons expert in the military so I know what I'm talking about.  The elderly are under attack by the Big Pharmaceutical companies. Spread the word and get off of these meds.  Best regards.  JR
P.S. there are payoffs between Pharma and insurance.  Between Pharma and the FDA.  The only information that is unbiased the Mercola.com and other independent study organizations.  Even the media is being paid hansomly for staying silent.  and there is an army of lawyers on the Pharma team..
  • jimsbrain
    jimsbrain,
  • jimsbrain
    jimsbrain,
  • jimsbrain
    jimsbrain,
    the link above is about "Large particle LDL" and a recent study on 13,000 elderly. The more Large particle LDL they had.....the longer they lived and in better "quality of life" as well. We are being duped. Get the word out and .....get your health back. One more thing.
  • jimsbrain
    jimsbrain,
  • renato
    renato,
    You are perfectly right. colestherol is innocent, but until FDA is an adv. agency of 4 multinationals companies ,our doctors wiil never say the truth about statines. i am italian ,i live at Milano, i understand very well what you mean. Invite your doctor to read an interesting book of DR.Michel De Lorgeril cardiologue et chercheur au CNRS here in Europe. Title: cholesterol , mensonges et propagande- french written. I do not have any more to say. Ciao Renato
  • curtiswood18atyahoo.com
    curtiswood18atyahoo.com,
    I, too have been prescribed statins on three different occasions and eventually begin to feel very weak and tire easily when trying to work or exercise. It hurts horribly all around my neck and shoulders and the last time I became unable to function at all. I called my cardiologist and he immediately suspended by taking of the medication. I began to feel better with 48 hours and was mostly back to functioning well within a week. The cardiologist agreed I was one of the 15% that can't tolerate the statins. He tried to get me to switch to some sort of new shot taken twice a month by self injection but it was going to cost me $511 for the first month just for the medication. I decided against it as when I re-tested my bad cholesterol was only 160. Not a number high enough to concern me at all. I am still taking fenofibrate for the triglycerides and that one does not seem to bother me enough to want to quit it.
  • steedo
    steedo,
    Great Post! Strokebloke from down under in Aus here. You are right BUT don't throw the baby out with the bath water. I am not a drug company plant [in case that becomes an inference]. There are drugs that simply keep us well and healthy- they are the drugs that treat already present conditions like High BP. the preventative ones or those designed to reduce colesterol are often as you say . In my case I had a massive stroke because in part I disliked taking drugs. I had high - really high blood pressure for 12 years[190/100], that developed into severe atrial fibrilation [now just an irregular beat] All attempts at reducing BP failed including an operation -procedure called "Renal Denervation" all failed I objected to taking a lot of Medication for BP and I even though as may AF lessened I could get slack on the blood thinners. I did NOT reduce my stress levels. Bang a massive stroke due to a combination of having one and only one narrowed blood vessel in my neck {every where else was checked when I had the Denervation procedure}. I had self prescribed cutting down on blood thinner!! So all in all I will have another stroke if I dont take my Blood pressure and blood thinner medication. I say all this because some drugs are necessary?! Sorry for your loss. Stroke Bloke
  • Margaret K
    Margaret K,
    I am in agreement with everything jimsbrain posted...I am in the position of having to tough out the muscle pain and stiffness my Cardio says is impossible and try to avoid a plaque rupture by continuing to take a statin or risk sudden death when an area of coronary vessel calcification (13 of them) ruptures. The literature keeps referring to the alleged benefits of HIGH dose statins yet low dose statins makes me suffer... very hard to decide what to do, especially since I doubt every single thing Big Pharma puts out since I am involved in the long term prescribed Benzodiazepine debacle. Thank you for posting.
  • cdameron
    cdameron,
    When considering if I would take statins or not January of 2016, I did extensive research on the efficacy of using cholesterol lowering medication when my numbers were already acceptable under the guidelines. What I discovered was that there was a good amount of information concerning those of us who have already had a heart attack. The information led me to a conversation with my doctor and the decision that because I was at high risk for a 2nd heart attack I should in fact take the statin. I agree that there are far too many people taking medication that they might not need but each individual case needs to be seen as a separate situation. I don't think a blanket statement is helpful to decide the course of action each of us should consider. I agree that there appears to be collusion between some of the research I read and big Pharma but some of it is not sponsored by the pharmaceutic companies and seem on the up and up. Most important thing we can do is to stay well informed about new research and who commissioned it!
  • isosa
    isosa,
    I had a heart attack and two years before that I had refused to take the "statin" the doctor had prescribed to "keep the heart attack away". I do not truly know the actual truth of these medications they make us take but one thing I know. Had I listen and ate proper nutritious foods instead of whatever and had I exercise regularly as I was told I would not be under this predicament. I am scare to death that my life is over since I can have another heart attack at any moment because of blocked arteries, overweight and type two diabetis. I hate myself for having provoke this illness and shorten my life as well as lessen the quality of my life.. I know I am severely depressed and down but I still feel it is all my fault for giving the opportunity for Pharma to take advantage of me.
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