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Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Latest Statin Scare - by Hénock Gugsa


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Yet another prescription drug quagmire! 

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"Statin Use Linked to Increased Parkinson's Risk"

- by Nancy A. Melville, Medscape Medical News, 10/26/2016 -
(http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/870996?nlid=110304_2981)
//// Contrary to previous research, a new study shows a higher, rather than lower, risk for Parkinson's disease associated with statins. ////
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My take on the Latest Statin Scare
~ by Hénock Gugsa ~

A few years ago, Lipitor was prescribed for me to curb my high cholesterol count. When I started having serious joint problems, I complained to my Doctor. He changed the prescription to Pravastatin, but I have been so traumatized by such types of "medicine" that I'm naturally gun-shy about taking it. I only take it for about three days before the next check-up so my lab-test results would show a passing grade or better.

Aside from the joy of being a rebel, I have over the years grown to seriously question the wisdom of those in the medical profession. So, in that vein, may I here offer a piece of Ethiopian wisdom: "Nobody knows about the self better than the self!" .... That should answer your puzzlement as to why, although these doctors keep asking you questions, their own answers (understandings) are in the end no better than guesses !!!


George C Scott

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