Pravachol and blood sugar

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1806721 tn?1510192923 Also not mentioned, the FDA is eliminating the risk of liver damage from the list of side effects and that the link to Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are not proven, only an observation and NO LINK HAS BEEN PROVEN. This is typical anti statin rhetoric with only part of the data being given and the rest either ignored or taken out of context.
Avatar n tn I am not familiar with this drug. Is it a statin drug? If so, these drugs are known to cause diabetes / worsen blood sugar control in persons already having diabetes.
Avatar m tn 28, 2012 -- Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects of the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, the FDA warns. Brand name and generic versions of statin drugs must carry these warnings on their labels, the FDA today announced.
Avatar n tn In patients with diabetes, fatty liver is managed with diet and better control of blood sugar. In individuals with elevated cholesterol or triglycerides, diet therapy is prescribed first. Patients not responding to diet, and in those with severe elevations of cholesterol and triglycerides, specific medications to reduce the these levels may be prescribed (e.g., Questran, Colestid, Lopid, Lipitor, Pravachol, Lescol, Zocor, Mevacor).
Avatar n tn The neuro has done some test, MRI's, EEg, EMG, bloodwork and general neuro exam and so far says it is definitely not neuro and not MS. Next week he has referred me to a another neuro for a 2nd opinion since he has not been able to find anything and an endocrinologist based on my request. The reason I have requested this is my Dad has hypothyroidism and so did his grandmother. He is treated with synthroid and feels good.
Avatar n tn Resting heart rate between 58 and 65. Sitting heart rate between 68 and 78. Standing heart rate 80 and 90. Walking heart rate 90 and 100. Would the above numbers be about average? Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn There is absolutely no history of heart problems in my family, I am not overweight, I do not smoke, I do weight training twice a week plus use a treadmill four times a week, I eat very little fats, no red meats, no eggs or butter, but do eat lots of fruits and veggies. My blood pressure is 120 over 80 and I have no sugar problems or any other risk factors that I know of.
343765 tn?1202526132 Another EP gave me Atenolol instead and that helped more -- he said it does not pass the blood-brain barrier. Less dizziness and I take up to 25 mg. in divided doses -- 1/4's. I also take Xanax, four .25 mg. per day. Dizziness is also a side effect of Xanax, but it reduces the adrenaline that the Afib causes. I have been able to work by staying on this regimen. I have to take breaks and do some breathing exercises, yoga and meditation have also helped me.
Avatar n tn Pulse pressure is the difference in blood pressure between the systolic blood pressure and the diastolic blood pressure. Pulse pressure in healthy adults in a sitting position is about 40 mmHg. Your have a wide pulse pressure of 93mmHg.
469720 tn?1388149949 By reducing LDL, heart disease patients may prevent future heart attacks, prolong their lives, and slow down or even reverse cholesterol buildup in the arteries, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Treating High Blood Cholesterol When a patient without heart disease is first diagnosed with elevated blood cholesterol, doctors often prescribe a program of diet, exercise, and weight loss to bring levels down.
Avatar n tn There are so many varieties and flavors and with the Stevia, you could still have that sweet treat without raising your blood sugar. I really like the Raspberry herbal tea and it is especially good iced. Good luck.
Avatar m tn My mother has a numb toe too and has Hashimoto's thyroiditis (most common cause of hypothyroidism). She did try my thyroid medication for a short period of time and said she noted an improvement in her numb toe. She has normal TSH, free T3 and free T4 therefore no doctor will prescribe her thyroid medication. She has plenty of symptoms including the most obvious..a third of her eyebrows are missing.
Avatar n tn White and Red blood counts. So...i did a little research, and have found that when your blood counts are down, (which could be anemia), we do not know yet, havent been to that doctor yet to find out! But anyway....when your blood counts are down, it will cause you to have PVC symptoms, hard time breathing, all that "good stuff"....which my fiance has been having.
343765 tn?1202526132 You know that is the real bugger behind this. We want to feel better. To feel normal again. We aren't hypercondriacs. We aren't that person that has to run to the doctor for every ache and pain. I bet most of us woud rather stay away from the doctor. I know I would. There is no doubt in my mind that it is the fear and stress of feeling more pvc's than we are used to, or "that one that just feels different and I'm sure the doctor hasn't caught that one" that fuels these things.
1806721 tn?1510192923 Pregnancy Heart problems - extremely low heart rate (bradycardia), heart valve problems, heart attack and heart failure Endocrine problems - hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and in some cases diabetes Dehydration Blood loss Severe infection (septicemia) Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) Deficiencies - vitamins B12, folate Various medications
Avatar m tn "Feb. 28, 2012 -- Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects of the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, the FDA warns. Brand name and generic versions of statin drugs must carry these warnings on their labels, the FDA today announced.
Avatar f tn The levels of cholesterol are influenced by the amount of thyroid hormones in circulation. As the thyroid gland becomes increasing inactive (hypothyroidism) cholesterol levels rise. Labs can show higher total cholesterol, lower HDL "good cholesterol", higher LDL "bad cholesterol" and higher triglycerides. When thyroid hormones are brought back into balance cholesterol generally returns to normal. "From WebMD New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins: "Feb.
967168 tn?1477588089 pac's I feel more in my throat and the fluttering kind of pulsing like I can feel the blood pumping in there and can't breathe or swallow; pvc's feel like my heart's stopping, dizziness; heart thumping out of my chest pounding in my ears, but it could be too where those both land in the beat also - maybe mine fall in a different place?
1463256 tn?1286032581 As to the baseline EKG: Merck patent application #4,933,165 dated June 12, 1990 presents "A pharmaceutical composition and method of counter-acting HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor-associated myopathy is disclosed. The method comprises the adjunct administration of an effective amount of a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and an effective amount of Coenzyme Q10." HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor = statin. Myopathy: heart damage.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately things did not go very well. It seems I may now have some sort of blood sugar problem as my blood sugar the last time they took it (without food or water) was 168. My thyroid level was 9.8 and my GI doctor has set me up for some further exploratory surgeries because he thinks I may have some sort of chronic pancreatitis, maybe a problem with my spleen, or liver.
Avatar n tn The other thing that has helped my profile and general energy level has been to forego the use of refined sugar and white starches, and other foods with high glycemic indices. My triglycerides dropped about 50 points over six months when I did this - and my HDL's increased as well. Now, all I gotta do is find a way to get around that blocked artery. Best - William B.
Avatar n tn I am a 39 yr old female that has been diagnosed w/Endothelial Dysfunction and Metabolic Disorder and still have uncontrolled blood pressure and heart rate. We have been working with this problem and unexplained arm pain and heaviness since July 05' and I am now starting to experience being winded upon any type of activity, including a shower. My cardiologist has done a heart cath, heart CT, stress test, & blood work which have all come back normal.
Avatar n tn In the mean time my right leg got worse and I started to get cramps specially at night, and swelling of my legs and feet. My legs are really spastic and I need two canes to walk. Many more test were done including CTs, MRIs nerve conduction tests etc, all were deemed as normal (except for the tumor of course) They say that there is no way that this tumor could be the cause of the PLS.
21064 tn?1309312333 -Flashing lights and Aura's like a migraine but with no headache to speak of -Eyeballs ached -Very blurry vision -Loud ringing in ears (Tinnitus) -Tingling and numbness in feet, arms and legs -Food and pills felt like they were getting stuck in my throat (now I have a hiatal hernia) -Depression, mood swings, crying -Memory/word recall was terrible, couldn't think straight -PVC's 24/7 which made my Blood pressure 85/45 -Fatigue -16 pound weight loss -blood sugar was high -red blood
Avatar f tn it is a big lab and they seem to accept samples by post, because they have international dept, they also have english speaking staff, and even answer e-mails. I remember that Fedex can send frozen blood samples from the US, at least it was mentioned here. If you succede in using this please do let us know, I think many would be interested.
Avatar n tn Other causes of dizziness include inflammation of the vestibular system of the inner ear that controls balance, rapid fluctuations in blood pressure when standing, and metabolic problems like elevated blood sugar and hyperthyroidism. For further information on dizziness, you may find a useful response in the Neurology Forum or you could see a neurologist. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.
Avatar m tn Indeed, too much LDL can lead to a buildup of deposits called plaques on the inner walls of our arteries, making them hard and narrow. That can lead to things like high blood pressure, and when plaques tear or rupture, blood clots can form and these clots can block blood flow to the heart muscle, leading to a heart attack. In recent years, a class of drugs called statins has made it easier for doctors to control high cholesterol.
Avatar n tn My grandma was just complaining the other day that a spot on her leg felt hot, and she went to the doc, and sure enough, it was a blood clot. I guess it can become serious if you don't get it treated.
Avatar n tn I feel the vibration all day long and it has a pattern to it. It is a weired feeling and I can not figure out what causes this and why it will not go away. Can you tell me why I feel this?