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stumbler
3 years ago

@mmhhpp , I know why you’re asking this question. There have been some trials, which have shown a potentially positive result from Simvastatin, but at twice the dose for treating a cholesterol problem.

Many moons ago, I was borderline for statins and opted to take them, because of the potential benefits to my MS. I’m still on statins, but I’m just not sure if my MS has benefited. How would you measure it? 😉


mmhhpp
3 years ago

I understand your point. I have been 1 month on them and i feel the same.xxx


stumbler
3 years ago

@mmhhpp , you need to be on 80mg to replicate the MS trial of Simvastatin. Your GP will usually only prescribe 40mg, unless they like you. 😉


mmhhpp
3 years ago

I am on 80mg ?.xx


markie
3 years ago

Biggest problem with high doses of statins is the increase risk of side effects – mainly muscle weakness and/or pain. Maybe worthwhile looking into co-enzyme q10 supplements. It’s a substance usually made in the body but the taking of statins inhibit it’s production. There is evidence that taking this supplement can help prevent/ ease this side effect.


mmhhpp
3 years ago

Thanks Markie, interesting, i will have this in mind.xxx

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