Are You Dumifying Yourself Taking Statins?

You bet!

Dumifying it is!

The Scientific American released an awesome little capture that by now everyone should know with the title: Do Statins Produce Neurological Effects?  Since you may not have subscription to this magazine, let me summarize the findings by quoting a few things into one sentence:

“Statins… produce neurological effects… studies show that statins can influence our sleep and behavior—and perhaps even change the course of neurodegenerative conditions, including dementia. The most common adverse effects include muscle symptoms, fatigue and cognitive problems… peripheral neuropathy—burning, numbness or tingling in their extremities—poor sleep, and greater irritability and aggression… statins generally reduce the risk of ischemic strokes… but can also increase the risk of hemorrhagic strokes, or bleeding into the brain…[they] also appear to increase or decrease aggression [based on gender]… women taking statins… showed increased aggression; men… less, possibly because of reduced testosterone levels… Statins may also affect neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)… some patients taking statins develop ALS or ALS-like conditions with progressive muscle wasting… statins cause increases or decreases in tissue damage known as oxidative stress, involved in neurodegenerative diseases.”

Do you have further questions? If yes, ask away!

As far as I am concerned, statins should be trashed by all, except the few with dangers for ischemic stroke (blood clot). Everyone else just gets dummyfied so stop taking the thing! Stay smart!

Comments welcome as always,

Angela

 

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About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain, electrolyte homeostasis, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage gated channels that modulate electrolytes and voltage in the brain, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other related variants, such as the MTHFR variants of the B vitamin methylation process and many others. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings after treating over 4000 migraineurs world wide, all ages and both genders, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know and also hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide". Due out in the summer of 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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9 Responses to Are You Dumifying Yourself Taking Statins?

  1. Roald Michel says:

    Yeah, fuck them Statins. 😳

    Btw, one of the experts crossing words with me, me a.k.a. The Humble One, said that Strattera and Concerta are SSRIs. I have my doubts about that ❓ and 😕 So tell me, is he right?

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