Zetia and diabetes

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Avatar_n_tn Statins can induce / cause diabetes in some persons, this is a known side effect.
Avatar_n_tn I have no family history of heart disease or diabetes. Do you think it is possible to control the glucose - which runs between 100-126 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the lipids by diet and exercise alone? Are there any other options besides statins that can help? Is it absolutely necessary to do without the estrogen patch? I am concerned about my cardiac health but also quality of life. I did have a normal EKG recently and normal thallium stress test 2 yrs ago.
Avatar_n_tn and everything else is under control with synthroid, toprol, lisinopril <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span>. I have no energy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> recently have become very agitated and now take .25 Xanax twice a day. A shrink gave me the Xanax but doesn't want to talk, my internist doesn't want to see me back for 3 months because "I'm healthy". So what do I do? Thanks.
Avatar_n_tn of medical science out here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> could use some advice. I have never been diagnosed with diabetes before. I feel I need an endocrine work-up. Do you have any advice for me, it would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar_n_tn You are describing alcholic behavior which has its own terrible effects on his body and his mind, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> his life. It also makes his diabetes uncontrollable, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> that puts him at great risk for all of the diabetic complications...Your family member is killing himself slowly...it may be that he has not accepted his diabetes as a medical condition, and this has exacerbated his drinking.
Avatar_n_tn I had a heart double bypass in 2003, my feet are swelling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> numb,I take a lot of meds. glucophage,actos,metoprolol,zetia, atacand,tricor,lipitor toprol-xl,sinemet,zoloft,wellbutrin. I'am worried about p.a.d. I had a stress test a little over a year ago, Doc said everything looked good. Could sitting make my feet swell? Iam the type that hears about something, right away I think I have it.
Avatar_n_tn I was diagnosed with CHF, hypertension, diabetes 2. I am on Coreg, Pravastatin,Glucophage,spironolactone,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span>,Diovan,Avapro, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lasix when needed. I am trying to get back in shape but I do not know what weight training or exercises I can safely do.
Avatar_m_tn I have a familial type of high cholesterol and being a compliant patient tried every statin known to man <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> even <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> found they all increased pain plus I had some allergic reactions to them so refuse to take any. I took high doses of niaspan and used Welchol but a recent surgery left me unable to continue with the niaspan so just take Welchol now. I put in a search engine search for articles. You can scroll down these to find documentation. http://www.dogpile.com/search/web?
Avatar_n_tn I was put on Toprol XL to control my fast heartbeat Lisinopril for High BP 130/85 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span> for high cholesterol. I am extremely overweight at 5'4 196lbs. The pain in my chest is a sharp pain usually accompanies by a slightly elevated BP 140/101 etc.. but tapers off in a short time. The pain last a few minutes as well and is located usually on left side and abdominal area. Does this seems to be a cradiac problem.
Avatar_n_tn Exercise is key, and I too have a hard time exercising because for every 30 min walk, it takes me 2 days to recover since I have osteoarthritis of the knees <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the back pain I get is intolerable. I don't have diabetes or smoke or drink, but I have renal hypertension, so if I take an aleve, it elevates the bp.
Avatar_m_tn The Doctor said that was not caused by the new meds, it was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I was on that when I went into the hospital <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> for a 7 months. I asked the liver specialist if that could have caused my liver cirrhosis. Was told " oh you watch those TV ads?" I said seen them but was wondering, was told that it is as plain answer "NO WAY" Anyone been told that thier's was caused by statins?
Avatar_n_tn Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, family history <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> older age. Take care <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> keep us posted.
Avatar_n_tn I have been dealing with metabolic syndrome, taking clonidine and hyzaar for blood pressure; tricor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span> for cholesterol; <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> metformin for diabetes. Metformin (glucophage) doubled me over w/pain and doctor switched me to januvia, at my request. I decided to take myself off the tricor and kept taking zetia and 900 mg of Pantethine a day, kept taking the clonidine and changed the hyzaar for cozaar. This was over a nine month period.
Avatar_n_tn I finally went to a specialist in Baltimore who read my history which showed all the meds I was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he noticed that I was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> told me that he believed zetia caused chronic coughing in some people; so he looked it up on his computer and sure enough, that was one of the warnings. I stopped the zetia and the coughing disappeared completely within a couple of weeks. The point here is that medicines, while helping one problem, frequently can cause another.
Avatar_n_tn I had a very mild heart attack five years ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the altace <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> foltx are on-going preventitive medications. My problems are. Curvature of the penis which has developed over the last few years; lack of sensitivity in the penis and difficulty ejaculating (along with reduced levels of sperm). The combination has destroyed any sex life. Any thoughts?
Avatar_f_tn He works out (lifts weights,runs) several times each week. He does not smoke or drink. He takes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span> (10 mg) once daily <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 500 mg of Naproxen twice daily as needed. He recently went in for his yearly physical and his creatinine level was found to be high, as was his GFR. Here is his results over the past year: Creatinine GFR 1/10/07 1.3 mg/dl 64 1/10/08 1.
Avatar_n_tn Hi Noah, That is a tough one. First, have you tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span> for your cholesterol? It is not a statin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> does not cause myalgias. There is a combination pill of zocor (statin) and zetia, but you can take very low does statin with the zetia. It may not cause the myalgias. It is true that cholesterol, smoking and cocaine use all are risk factors for coronary artery disease.
Avatar_n_tn Hence the latter should be tried at lower dose. Possibility of hypothyroidism <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> diabetes should be ruled out as the presence of either disease can complicate the muscle pain. Please discuss these points with your treating physician. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar_n_tn , and you figure 20 million people are taking statins, then 1 in 100,000 taking them is dying from the medicine. I am looking forward to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span>, the new drug, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I wonder why its 18% reduction in cholesterol is not more talked about...it has no side effects like the statins that are lethal.
Avatar_n_tn This pressure comes when upset, with stair climbing, walking sometimes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> just recently while doing nothing (i.e. sitting in car, sitting at table). It just comes and goes, sometimes with jaw pain, sometimes without. Sometimes the jaw pain only. Sometimes it's not there at all during the exercise but when I sit down to rest it comes. I have had diabetes for 35 years (I am 42).
Avatar_f_tn He is currently taking Novolin Insulin 70/30, Atenolol, Trazadone, Hydroxyzine, Gabapentin, Ecotrin enteric coated aspirin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span>, Fluoxetine, Plavic, Centrum Multivitamin, Albuterol Inhaler, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Nitroglycerin. Would any of these medications reveal a false positive for PCP in a urine test?
Avatar_n_tn I would folow the diet of Low carbing, because this very well could be the beginning of Diabetes. There is something called Pre-diabetes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> this might be what u are in. Are u overwight and consuming lots of breads, pastas, rice and pastries, cakes, cookies, and processed foods? This is a problem if u are. and regular saoda and energy drinks, lots of starch that turns to sugar and sugar that play havoic on your system.
Avatar_m_tn I have diabetes type-2 I have been prescribed actos,Glucophage,Diovan,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span>,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> simvastatin. I experience Erectile dysfunction as I am 66 years old. I have asked for a prescription for ED,and was prescribed Viagra. As Viagra reduces your blood pressure,and Diovan is used for blood pressure reduction,is there any possibility that I could go into a very low blood pressure status that could be dangerous?
Avatar_f_tn I am always cautious with my health because I have a lot of cronic illnesses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> disabilities. I've been trying to stay off of the heavy duty narcotics, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> trust me I've tried many. Heres some of the prescriptions I'm on...AMBIEN CR, CLARITIN, GLUCOPHAGE, SINGULAR, NASACORT, NEXIUM, WELCOL, zetia, ELMIRON,VOLTAREN, BACLOFEN, SUCRALFATE, DETROL LA, okay thats enough.
547903_tn?1245087393 I am also taking a channel blocker [have COPD so was switched from a beta blocker] <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> two hypertension meds plus baby aspirin. Oh yes I have Diabetes II also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am taking two meds for that! Feel quite overwhelmed and falling apart. My question is this: I will be losing my medical insurance in a month and have applied for state help and even SSD but all the paperwork takes months. Are their dire consequences if I cannot take any meds?
Avatar_n_tn I know numbness in the feet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hands can be a sign of diabetes. Do you find your self having to urinate often - also a sign of diabetes.
Avatar_n_tn who found calcifications on my mammograms.(I take lipitor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zetia</span>) I had double pneumonia last year <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had it prior to that 20 yrs.ago. I developed asthma last year from pneumonia and I have hay fever (I take clarinex and singulair).I also have been a glaucoma suspect(my mother has it). My brother & mother have Diabetes, my father died of heart disease and my brother has had 2 heart attacks. The side effect that scares me the most is memory loss.
469720_tn?1388149949 Although we have made substantial progress in the development of medications to combat the causes of CVD like high cholesterol, hypertension <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> diabetes; the rapid proliferation of these diseases virtually negates and medical benefit. In other words, we are treating the consequences, not the cause.
Avatar_m_tn If they are high but LOWER than in the past, that is another situation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> somewhat less concerning . Your levels are high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> do require some attention. Diabetes itself can cause elevated liver tests by causing fatty liver disease, so this is one thing your doctor should investigate(usually by liver ultrasound). In your case, the most likely cause is your medications because you are on several cholesterol medications that can cause liver test abnormalities, especially when used together.