Simvastatin and stroke

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Avatar f tn It can also be brought about by less sleep, poor sleep patterns and disturbed sleep. Eye strain, astigmatism and other refractive errors like myopia or short sightedness can also cause dark circles. So let your son have an eye check up. Iron deficiency is another common cause. This can be known by a simple blood test. Other than this the dark patch could be melasma, freckle or due to a pigmentation disorder (if one runs in the family). Please discuss with your treating doctor. Take care!
Avatar f tn Simvastatin is a simple statin and is very safe. Your doctor would not put you on it for low HDL (good cholesterol) as it does not increase HDL, it lowers LDL or bad cholesterol. Do you know what your breakdown was? In any case, statins are very safe and proving to me more safe all the time. The risk of any side effect is anywhere between 2% and 5% which classifies this as very safe. Common side effects are muscle pain and sore joints.
Avatar m tn cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood. Simvastatin is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors. "What is Biotin .....It is not certain whether biotin is effective in treating any medical condition.
Avatar f tn (I was on HCTZ, however, it caused me to have a skin reaction from the sun so my doctor switched me to Spironolactone), Simvastatin 10 mg. and Synthroid 50 mcg. Grandmother had angina; sister has CAD partly due to poor lifestyle (very high triglycerides & cholesterol, poor diet, lack of exercise). My doctor gave me a new sophisticated blood test and based on those results he wants to add 150 mg Lipofen to my regimen.
907968 tn?1292625804 than Simvastatin, I believe 2/3 to2x(?). Both the PCP and Cardiologist want me to go back to my original 40mg Simvastatin and since Crestor has a one month trial offer for people in similar financial situations as I'm in, we're going to try that at 20mg. So, In essence, we're good to go as to the dose, it's just a matter of side effects which with research suggests most effects are similar to Simvastatin.
Avatar f tn Hi! Recovery from stroke depends on how soon the blood vessel could be opened by thrombolysis and if at all it can be opened. The area and severity of infarct, the severity of underlying condition and general condition of the patient also govern recovery process. If your son is otherwise stable and is able to comprehend what you all say to him, and there is no major lasting damage, then he should recover substantially. Fours days post stroke is too early to predict anything.
Avatar n tn I had a stroke a year and half ago and it affected my left side..I too have all the tingling, tightness, and my feet hurt and I can't explain it but the bottom of my feet hurt all the time which throws off my equal librium and hard to walk...and my feet feel cold but I had all the tests and I do have good circulation......nothing helps but I am taking Tylenol 3 but that only eases a little so I can sleep for a little while...I too notice if I try and do too much it gets worse....
Avatar f tn I want to know if anyone has gotten pregnant after a stroke and how it went for you? Oh and after my stroke all I think about most of the time is of the stroke, having another stroke, or dying due to a stroke. I guess I am traumatized now. Does anyone else suffer from this?
Avatar m tn Then we got her a nuerologist, who prescribed her with Lamictal (Lamotrigine) - an anti seizure med. Today she takes Lamictal, Lopressor, simvastatin, Plavix, Ecotrin, and an Iron supplement. As of 6 months ago, she had a stent placed in her right Carotid. After the procedure, her blood pressure wouldn't return back to normal, even after waiting 30 hours. She reluctantly agreed to have a bag of blood transfused. 1 hour after the transfusion, and her blood pressure returned back to normal.
1069105 tn?1256704012 50 mg Omeprazole: 40 mg Aspirin: 100 mg Medications AFTER 5/10 stroke: Simvastatin 10mg Warfarin She has no other risk; CHADS is "1". 1. Her stroke symptoms indicate neuro problems. Shouldn’t a neurologist be her main Dr.? 2. Was her stroke most likely secondary to a blood clot (i.e., blockage), or hemorrhaging due to capillary wall weakness secondary to either genetic propensity or vascular wall compromise due to long term hypertension? How do we determine this? 3.
1069105 tn?1256704012 Mom 72, Singapore. Diagnosed w/ HTN '92. 5/’09, hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, diagnosed w/ A fib. 8/’09, 14 days into Warfarin, she fell (cause unknown), suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage. Initially paralyzed left side & recovered almost 90%. On our request, switched to Aspirin. 12/’09, open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis w/ pigmented gallstones. In 5/’10 , she had a minor stroke.
Avatar m tn Knowing my histroy, I went to the ER and it appeared that I was suffering a stroke. They immediatly did an angiogram and had discovered that one side of my carotid artery was more than 90% blockage while the other had about 70% blokage. They went in through my groin and inserted a stent in my brain and was able to repair the left side but was not able to repair the right side.
Avatar m tn CAN ANYBODY SUGGEST ANYTHING ABOUT THIS HEADACHE AND/OR SIMILAR STROKE.I am currently taking 20 mg simvastatin and 75 mg asprin.stop taking simvastatin for a few days but did not stop or reduce my my headache.CAN ANYONE SUGGEST ANYTHING ABOUT THIS HEADACHE AND/OR SIMILAR STROKE DIAGNOSIS.
Avatar f tn Dad has a history of very high blood pressure and ulcers. That Monday, Dad had a stroke. He was in the hospital for about 28 hours when they released him. He was diagnosed with a stroke and hardened arteries. The doctor put him on 8 medicines and sent him on his way. He has been taking his meds and went to the follow up appointment. The doctor isn't checking his blood levels and doesn't seem interested in the concerns we have.
Avatar f tn Dad has a history of very high blood pressure and ulcers. That Monday, Dad had a stroke. He was in the hospital for about 28 hours when they released him. He was diagnosed with a stroke and hardened arteries. The doctor put him on 8 medicines and sent him on his way. He has been taking his meds and went to the follow up appointment. The doctor isn't checking his blood levels and doesn't seem interested in the concerns we have.
Avatar n tn I am on Plavix, 2 aspirin a day, and simvastatin. My doctor wants to do an ablation for the PSVT. I am worried that this may cause a stroke due to the carotid artery blockage. I'm not sure what to do.
Avatar n tn My father is 77 and had a stroke 5 years ago initiated by an acute occlusion of his left Int. carotid. He has periventricular changes in the white matter of both hemisphears. In his time at home since the stroke he has become heavily reliant on the tv. I have tried board games, croswords, reading etc. but he wont take to these. I think his mental ability, holding conversation and so on is getting worse.
Avatar m tn patients with a history of aspirin-induced gastrointestinal bleeding should receive aspirin plus a proton-pump inhibitor) ◦prior MI (over 1 year previous) or stroke, and at high risk of vascular events ◦peripheral vascular disease that is symptomatic or was surgically corrected. .Use clopidogrel (Plavix) (75 mg/day) plus aspirin (81-162 mg/day) and re-assess after 1 year in these patients: ◦acute MI within past year ◦coronary stent insertion within past year.
1069105 tn?1256704012 My mom is a 72 year old female living in Singapore and diagnosed with hypertension 8 years ago, which was initially controlled via well-known BP medications (see below), but which medications she is no longer prescribed for unknown reasons. In 5/’09, while hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
1069105 tn?1256704012 In 12/09, she had an open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis with pigmented gallstones. In 5/10 , she had a minor stroke. Her eyesight became blurry, she vomited twice and lost motor control, especially on her left side. She was discharged from the hospital after 1 to 2 days. She is now back on Warfarin with the same cardiologist who recruited her for the Warfarin related clinical trial back in 8/09.
Avatar m tn My parents have slightly high cholesterol levels, however they are in their 60’s and they have never had any heart problems and are not diabetic. I had one grandma who was diabetic and had angina and she died from a heart in her late 60’s. Everyone else in my family appears to be healthy and I have never had any health complications. Approximately a year ago I was going through a particularly stressful time in my life and I started having panic attacks for the first time out of nowhere.
1175033 tn?1492204828 Not to scare anyone, but years ago I worked with a young, vibrant woman who took her antibiotics with grapefruit juice and passed out. Turns out she had a stroke and was in a coma for several months all because she took her medication with the grapefruit juice. It has been years since and I don't know what happened to her, but at the time they said it was going to be a long, long recovery.
Avatar m tn What started me down this "slippery slope" was an episode of Afib. It was after this that I was put on the simvastatin and metoprolol. I also take aspirin ( full dose ) and flecainide for the afib. Both the metoprolol and flecainide are taken at a low dose. My readings before I started the simvastatin, were ( 140 total ) HDL 33 LDL 79 and Triglycerides 139 . What has changed is that my HDL has gone down to 24 from 33 LDL has gone down to 65.
428155 tn?1203692494 Been on HBP pills (Betaloc = Metoprolol) for 20 years (also aspirin, bendrofluazide, simvastatin, omeprazole - and now slow K-2). I almost always had trouble sleeping and used Temazepam moderately (1-2 at bedtime). Trouble with sleeping is dramatically increased by physical exercise. Cardiologist gave Sotalol to replace Betaloc, but it made the vibrations / state of shock worse. He is now thinking of an alternate drug or pulmonary vein isolation operation.
950760 tn?1316701251 Recent changes in the meds appear to be helping, no longer getting the severe muscle cramps etc that I was having with Simvastatin.
Avatar n tn High triglycerides are often a sign of other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke as well, including obesity and the metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol levels. Most doctors recommend 3 1000 MG of fish oil per day.
Avatar n tn I am on Warfarin, aspirin, and Simvastatin. My LDL's were 140 and I'm not overweight and I have normal to low blood pressure and am 30 years old. I have headaches every day since I've been on this medication. I don't know if I should have the PFO closure, continue the meds or do nothing. Of course I have stopped taking the birth control pill. Please advise. Thanks!
Avatar m tn red yeast rise (which contains naturally lovastatin, simvastatin and some other statins), simvastatin or other more powerful statins? is simvastatin the most potent since used already with interferon and studied in vitro with antivirals (most potent sim+etv 300:1) aslo what is the meaning of 300:1?150mg sim+0.5mg etv?
Avatar m tn as a possible cause of what led to the mans pain and suffering, and eventual stroke. His cholesterol was below 100 due to the statins. So did this do harm?? Well, Maybe it did, maybe it didn't, but the best I can explain it is this: Think of Cholesterol as the body's oil. It is essential for friction between muscle cells and in joints to not be destructive, to you being able to blink, to your heart beating without seizing and a whole host of other functions.
Avatar n tn Dear Dr, my 77 yar old father is on Simvastatin for CHD and cerebrovascular desease. He has an occluded carotid (L) artery and I am worried about the so called "low flow" situation in the brain as along side this he has left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. I have been told that carotid Endarterectomy is not done on an occluded vessel. I have recently found some web pages indicating that proceedure has been done on the occluded artery more recently. !