HEALTH: A statin intolerance?

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-common-are-muscle-side-effects-from-statins/?utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=c675aa0655-RSS_VIDEO_WEEKLY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-c675aa0655-25228005&mc_cid=c675aa0655&mc_eid=f40a62cbab

How Common Are Muscle Side Effects from Statins?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM May 3rd, 2021 Volume 53

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When asked why, most former statin users, or discontinuers, cited muscle pain, a side effect, as the primary reason for stopping the pills. By far the most prevalent and important adverse events, up to 72 percent of all statin side effects are statin-associated muscle symptoms. Taking coenzyme Q10 supplements as a treatment for statin-associated muscle symptoms was a good idea in theory, but they don’t actually appear to help. Normally, side-effect symptoms go away when you stop the drug, but sometimes can linger a year or more. But there is evidently growing evidence that statin intolerance is predominantly psychosocial, not pharmacological. Wait; meaning maybe it’s mostly just in people’s heads?

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Placebo effects are positive consequences falsely attributed to a treatment

Nocebo effects, kind of like the opposite of the placebo effect, are negative consequences falsely attributed to a treatment

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12:40 p.m., Sunday May 9

ferdinand reinke: wrote:

Interesting. I’ve been complaining for a while about “stiff legs in the morning”. I never associated with the statin drugs that I have been taking. So it’s not nocebo in my case because I observed the sympton having never associated any connection to the drug. I’ll be interested if the “mystery” is ever figured out — if ever.

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