Pravastatin and diabetes

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1546309 tn?1293658931 3 months later my fbs was 101, and 3 months later it is now 108. Is it possible pravastatin is causing my blood sugar to elevate? Although I have never had bld sugar problems , there is diabetes in my family. Is it possible the med may have triggered my sugar level to elevate? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/575556'>Pravastatin and blood sugar</a>.
Avatar n tn My father is over 80 years old, in relatively good shape, has had mild diabetes type II diagnosed when he was about 20 years old, and good cholesterol levels. He is able to control his diabetes primarily through his diet. His physician just prescribed him pravastatin, presumably to prevent heart complications due to his diabetes. Is this routinely done?
Avatar f tn // Have you discussed this with your doctor? If you take other drugs and/or supplements check with your pharmacist regarding drug interactions.
Avatar m tn I had stents put into my RCA 6 months ago so I am taking care to keep lipids low by eating almost 100% plant base diet. My concern is that HDL is so low and the risk ratios of TC/HDL and especially TG/HDL has jumped significantly even with LDL low. Are these risk ratios as important when the LDL is low? Any advice?
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with CHF, hypertension, diabetes 2. I am on Coreg, Pravastatin,Glucophage,spironolactone,zetia,Diovan,Avapro, and 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 quit taking carvedilol and my statin as I thought I had my heart problems knocked, and soon afterwards, even though my cholesterol, diabetes and weight was normal, I had to have six more stents, a pacemaker, and eventually bypass surgery. Today at age 72 I'm back taking the drugs, but I also have Congestive Heart Failure, and believe me, taking carvedilol and Plavix was much easier. I have to sleep in a chair because my lungs fill with water. I made a huge mistake by stopping the drugs.
Avatar f tn I have high cholesterol my doctor recently started me on pravistatin it makes me so very tires so I have been cutting my 40 mg pills in half I have type 2 diabetes and have noticed that since I have been taking pravistatin my blood sugars are lower is this possible? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/575556'>Pravastatin and blood sugar</a>.
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 On the other hand, Pravastatin is used to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to reduce the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood. It is best that you talk to your doctor about this and to discuss the management plan for type 2 diabetes. Regular monitoring of blood sugar is highly recommended. Take care and do keep us posted.
1806721 tn?1510192923 I don't understand the numbers, and I blame nobody as I have a strong family history of both heart disease and diabetes. I just want to know in general how people manage both high cholestrol and diabetes together? For my immediate concern, how can I stop my body from losing water? The more I drink, the more I urinate, and the more thirsty I am. Is this common for someone with high blood sugar level?
Avatar m tn Liver damage Memory loss and confusion Type 2 diabetes Muscle weakness (for certain statins) FDA Removes One Important Safety Warning Due to statins' potential to increase liver enzymes and cause liver damage, patients must be monitored for normal liver function. At least, that's what the label used to say.
Avatar f tn I didn't know my grandfather had cirrhosis with portal hypertension. His primary doctor prescribed Pravastatin tab 40 mg and Losartan potassium tab 25mg. He has been taking this medication for about five months. He complained about muscles around his leg hurting ,started losing appetite , feeling tired and weak. Then his face complexion started turning yellow,started having diarrhea, and his urine color turning dark brown.
Avatar n tn This morning I started to have pins and needles sensations in both feet and hands on and off. No numbness, however---just pins and needles. This has been very weird--once the vertigo stopped I started having tinnitus( although I did hit my head around the same time); once the worry of a tumor disappeared, the pins and needles began. All the while, dizziness remains, I'm a big guy(6'2" 265 and work out) and I have high blood pressure but take medication.
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 and feet and 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 I also use to suffer from extreme and constant fatigue and loss of strength. I no longer have the fatigue problem and my strength is back thanks to Testosterone Therapy having boosted my T levels to about 780. Even so I still suffer from the ED. I can achieve about a 3/4 errection but never a fully very hard erection. The one I do achieve require much effort on my part ,if not I will loose the errection as quick as it came.
Avatar m tn I’m a 53 year old male being treated for sleep apnea (CPAP), hypertension (Diovan/HCT and Verapamil) and high cholesterol (Pravastatin). They all seem to be fairly under control now – although BP averages around 155/88 and pulse 55. In the past couple of years I had experienced occasional irregular heartbeats. Had an echocardiogram 2 years ago and didn’t show any problems (at least none that were brought to my attention.
Avatar n tn Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, family history and older age. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn pravastatin verapamil, and warfarin. Any help would be great.
Avatar m tn I have nothing better to focus on. I just want to go the doctor and get a check up and blood tests and an x-ray maybe to make sure there is nothing wrong with me. Even if there is something wrong with me it would be good to know what it is because I could get treatment for it. I have had people on both sides of my family get diabetes in the last two years so I have a family history of health problems.
Avatar n tn Atherosclerosis Heart block Hypertension" The list below is from Wikipedia - Pulse Pressure: "Examples: (these are examples of WIDENING pulse pressure causes): Atherosclerosis Arteriovenous fistula Chronic aortic regurgitation Thyrotoxicosis Fever Anemia Pregnancy Anxiety Heart block Aortic dissection Endocarditis Raised intracranial pressure" *** This is an excerpt from WebMD on New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins: "Feb.
Avatar m tn Light headedness could be due to postural hypotension, wherein upon standing blood pooling occurs in the legs and the brain is deprived of adequate blood supply and oxygenation. This is more common in the elderly and in people with diabetes mellitus. So, don't worry and discuss these options with your doctor. Regards.
Avatar m tn Another reason CAN be due to diabetes or peripheral neuropathy, and so your regular doc can check your blood sugars since diabetes can cause foot pain, and also see if your lower back has been compromised in some way. If the lower back has some abnormality or settling going on, the nerves that go into the legs and feet can end up with too much pressure on them, and you'll wind up with neuropathy, which is when the nerves get numb, tingling, and sometimes painful.
Avatar m tn As for statins, i wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. I know three ladies who are on them. One has diabetes and the other two are pre diabetic. They mentioned to my mother they had no idea what they did to develop the condition. I can give them a clue. :) Excerpt from "New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins" - WebMD: "Feb.
469720 tn?1388149949 There are always a lot of questions about the "art" or treating cholesterol. It's a good time to refresh everyone's minds about some common guidelines. Remember that they are just that...Guidelines. Discuss the options with your physician. Most of all, remember that a health lifestyle specifically a low fat diet can reverse many of these issues. What can cause high cholesterol?
Avatar n tn I suffer from a very dry mouth and throat and it's especially bad at night. I'm need to take a couple of glasses of water to bed with me at night because I'm waking up throughout the night so thirsty. Just wonder if you're on any medication that might be causing it? I take 25mg of Amitriptyline at night for anxiety & pain plus Pravastatin Sodium for high cholesterol. I know for definite a dry mouth can be symptom of Amitriptyline. Find that chewing gum during the day helps a lot.
Avatar f tn I am currentlyI taking Metformin 500mg (take 1 table by mouth every morning and 2 tablets with supper), Glipizide 10mg (take 1 tablet by mouth twice a day), and Pravastatin Sodium 20mg (take 1 tablet by mouth daily). Last night around 9pm I eat 2 pieces of fried chicken with red beans and white rice, season fries, coleslaw. I did not eat all day to I guess you can say I over did it.
179856 tn?1333550962 In this setting, Lewis et al prospectively assessed the efficacy and safety of using pravastatin in patients with hypercholesterolemia and chronic liver disease (Hepatology 2007;46:1453–1463). Between March 5, 2003, and July 23, 2004, 630 subjects underwent initial screening.
Avatar f tn My overall cholesteral is 186 - so pretty good. I have been on a statin (Lipitor) and have noticed that my diabetes markers are higher (still pre-diabetes) and I've been having some memory issues, so I'm not too happy about that! But, I haven't been feeling any other ill effects so I'm glad about that. I hope that you're doing well.
Avatar n tn He has a history of hypertension, diabetes - type I, high cholesterol, depression and gastroparesis. Previous history - alcoholism. He most recent phosphorus He had a PET scan with adenosine this week that showed his EF was 35%.An echocardiogram was done today to verify the EF. He is presently being cleared for surgery for kidney transplant at a local University Hospital.. He also has a phosphorus 8.8, PTH 606, Potassium 5.7, and A1c of 6.11.
Avatar f tn i lived near three mile island nuclear plant at the time of the accident in 1979. my mom has graves disease and was treated with radiation a few years after that accident. i am currently on synthroid (.25).