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    Anon_20123 posted:
    This whole choleserol/statin thing is a scam. None of them really know what the number should be for each need some. Then they keep making it lower and lower. I was on a number of meds since they first started treating it with meds. Both my parents had coronaries at age 47, and both lived to be 80. My dad had horrible triglycerides (700-900) due to his love, in his demented state, for beer & cookies. He never went on statins until he went into rehab at 79 after a pacemaker was placed. There, suddenly he needed Lipitor! The last med I was on was the lowest dose of Lipitor. I'd say for about 18 months, felt like crap the whole time, but never really made a connection. My numbers were in the range they wanted....then suddenly I was in congestive heart failure!!! Always had low blood pressure, exercised, ate reasonably well. Went to the doctor, and he knew immediately it was the Lipitor, since he had the exact same reaction.Just take a guess what my dad suddenly died from in that nursing home, after seeming fine the day before....YUP congestive heart failure!!! You will never convince me that these drugs are doing more good than harm! Everybody wants the quick fix, and the drug companies and doctors want to make the money. When I went on to a well known cardiologist, he wanted me to go on another statin. He did all the tests, carotid artery scans, stress tests, on and on.....all were fine. I insisted on doing it all with diet and exercise. Followed the South Beach Diet, and when I went back to this cardiologist, my numbers were nearly normal. I'm with the southern guy, as is another cardiologist I saw," We are just keeping people alive too long.". Well, not necessarily so if you're on statins!! They are flat out killers. I often wonder how many younger folks are dying of congestive heart failure while on statins, and it's not called right. Cut out the carbs, and get up and move, and stay off the damned statins! When I went off of them, I felt so much better it was amazing! My co-workers commented almost immediately on how much better my color was, as well..
    bobby75703 responded:
    I agree with you 100%.

    Obviously you are very outspoken about it. If you are interested in voicing your opinion via bumper sticker, a group of us have come up with some creative bumper stickers that state the facts very well about cholesterol and statins.

    Just today someone in our group came up with STATINS SUCK for a bumper sticker idea. 5 minutes later it was reality.

    Also have designs that tell the truth about the positive roles cholesterol plays in good health, and started the I LOVE CHOLESTEROL bumper sticker campaign. That sticker created a stir!

    By the way, this is not a business or profit thing. So nobody is trying to sell anybody anything. I gave away all my extra stickers, and direct people to where they can make their own.

    If interested email me at

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