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Simvastatin and concerns
  1. #1
    Cougar Guest

    Default Simvastatin and concerns

    I was afraid this would happen. Doctor wants me on Simvastatin (Zocor).
    She wants me to start on a 40mg dose...isn't that kind of high? I don't
    like what I read and research about the statins, but I guess I am going to
    have to do this. I have tried working really hard on D&E and since I am
    having mobility problems with the hip/feet pain and other complications, the
    doctor feels like my high triglycerides are more heredity than what I am
    doing.
    I will go back in 4 weeks for some fasting labs. I discussed my concerns
    about the Januvia and the higher BG. We are going to address that next
    visit. The Diabetic Educator I saw yesterday for our check up thinks I am
    doing well, but those 160 numbers are too high. On Actos, even after eating
    mashed potatoes, my BG didn't usually go up past 125, so...Anyway, I have
    concerns about this, and also my doctor wants me to start Neurontin.
    I think I am most worried about the statin. I don't know if I have heard
    anything good about them.
    Nervous,
    Kris



  2. #2
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Simvastatin and concerns


    "Cougar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I was afraid this would happen. Doctor wants me on Simvastatin (Zocor).
    > She wants me to start on a 40mg dose...isn't that kind of high? I don't
    > like what I read and research about the statins, but I guess I am going to
    > have to do this. I have tried working really hard on D&E and since I am
    > having mobility problems with the hip/feet pain and other complications,
    > the
    > doctor feels like my high triglycerides are more heredity than what I am
    > doing.
    > I will go back in 4 weeks for some fasting labs. I discussed my concerns
    > about the Januvia and the higher BG. We are going to address that next
    > visit. The Diabetic Educator I saw yesterday for our check up thinks I am
    > doing well, but those 160 numbers are too high. On Actos, even after
    > eating
    > mashed potatoes, my BG didn't usually go up past 125, so...Anyway, I have
    > concerns about this, and also my doctor wants me to start Neurontin.
    > I think I am most worried about the statin. I don't know if I have heard
    > anything good about them.


    I'm on 20 mg of Simvistatin. Have been taking it for 2 weeks (I think) now
    with no problems. Was really worried about taking it since I tend to react
    badly to meds.



  3. #3
    Shawn Hirn Guest

    Default Re: Simvastatin and concerns

    In article <tGdsi.9711$9I3.9592@trndny06>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Cougar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > >I was afraid this would happen. Doctor wants me on Simvastatin (Zocor).
    > > She wants me to start on a 40mg dose...isn't that kind of high? I don't
    > > like what I read and research about the statins, but I guess I am going to
    > > have to do this. I have tried working really hard on D&E and since I am
    > > having mobility problems with the hip/feet pain and other complications,
    > > the
    > > doctor feels like my high triglycerides are more heredity than what I am
    > > doing.
    > > I will go back in 4 weeks for some fasting labs. I discussed my concerns
    > > about the Januvia and the higher BG. We are going to address that next
    > > visit. The Diabetic Educator I saw yesterday for our check up thinks I am
    > > doing well, but those 160 numbers are too high. On Actos, even after
    > > eating
    > > mashed potatoes, my BG didn't usually go up past 125, so...Anyway, I have
    > > concerns about this, and also my doctor wants me to start Neurontin.
    > > I think I am most worried about the statin. I don't know if I have heard
    > > anything good about them.

    >
    > I'm on 20 mg of Simvistatin. Have been taking it for 2 weeks (I think) now
    > with no problems. Was really worried about taking it since I tend to react
    > badly to meds.


    I am taking a generic now, but I have been on 40mg for nearly four
    years. No problem. There are many people who are on a statin drug and
    have no bad side effects, but get lots of benefit. I have my blood work
    done with a full lipid panel every few months and it comes back normal.
    I also cut out a lot of fats from my diet too over the past few years.

  4. #4
    Loretta Eisenberg Guest

    Default Re: Simvastatin and concerns

    Kris, before I developed diabetes, I had tris of 1800 and cholesterol in
    the high fours.

    I have been on lipitor for about eight years. and I take fenofibrate
    for tris. My current numbers are 132 for cholesterol and 95 for tris.
    I am very happy to be on lipitor because I might have died from heart
    problems.

    I am one of those that says if there is a pill to cure it, I want it,
    Of course lifestye changes helped also.

    Loretta


  5. #5
    Cougar Guest

    Default Re: Simvastatin and concerns

    W O W...I want those numbers! At dx, my choles was in upper 200s and tris
    were about 600s. My last A1c in June tris were down a couple hundred
    points, and cholesterol about 30 points. Doctor told me yesterday, and it
    just was not down enough and doctor said my good chol. is not high enough
    and bad is too high also, so, guess I might give this Simvastatin a try, BUT
    I am going to start with 20mg not the 40. Called them today, and need to
    ease into it since I am nervous about starting new meds. Thanks for the
    encouragement though. With the metabolic syndrome, I need to do the
    additional things, even though I am trying hard, it's just not going to be
    enough this time.
    Kris

    "Loretta Eisenberg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Kris, before I developed diabetes, I had tris of 1800 and cholesterol in
    > the high fours.
    >
    > I have been on lipitor for about eight years. and I take fenofibrate
    > for tris. My current numbers are 132 for cholesterol and 95 for tris.
    > I am very happy to be on lipitor because I might have died from heart
    > problems.
    >
    > I am one of those that says if there is a pill to cure it, I want it,
    > Of course lifestye changes helped also.
    >
    > Loretta
    >




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