Saturday, May 22, 2010

Statins - not quite a rant

After everything I, and so many others, have been saying about Statins and the fact that they are a real danger to health new research has shown...

Some doses and types of statins are linked with a greater risk of adverse effects, including liver problems and kidney failure, the UK research showed. "

This quote is taken from the BBC news website for 20 May 2010 [ ]

It just goes to show that we, the unsuspecting patients, are being abused and misinformed about the so-called benefits of drugs - how wonderful they are...

For a while I, somewhat reluctantly, took Statins after my doctor advised me [strongly] that it would be a good idea. When a recent urine sample was tested and showed traces of protein, indicating that there was a risk of renal and liver problems, I decided that I was going to stop using the Statins.

In a few months I will be returning for another check-up with the associated tests and then will be able to see whether the doctor is right - or I am...

Time will tell.

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Poetry Passion Pastry said...

I don't know if it goes by the same name in the U.K., but I take Lipitor (it doesn't come in generic form here.) I believe it has the longest and most extensive tests/studies of any of the statins. I first took Zocor (I think, it's been so long ago) which was barely effective. Lipitor has all of my numbers at least close to optimal. I was fortunate enough to have a doctor who did inform me of potential risks and side effects. Blood tests are done every six months to check my liver and kidneys. I hate to take any more medicine than I have to, but for me, this drug has been beneficial. I may be in the minority though.

Fireblossom said...

I had them p[rescribed by my doctor a couple of years ago, and though I wasn't keen on taking them, I did. I began having unpleasant dreams, which became worse over several nights, until they were terrifying. Ghosts, wild animals, you name it, after me. I'm not prone to such dreams, so after being woken yet again in fear, I tried to think what had changed in the past week or ten days and the only thing was the statin drug. So went on line to research possible side effects, and sure enough, bad dreams were one of the ones reported. I stopped the drug and the dreams were gone within two nights.

PS--we both an extremely nice lady. ;-)

Fireblossom said...

we both KNOW an extremely nice lady, I meant to say.

Ainsley said...

Hello Shay
Thank you for your response to my [rather old] post. I am sorry that you had problems with Statins but...

It is good to see other people with valid complaints about Statins - I have never felt right about taking them and am not now using them despite my doctor's continuing insistence, though he admits that it has to be my choice.

I agree...we both know a really lovely lady ♥

Steve Finnell said...


God predestined that the church of Christ would received salvation. God did not preselect every individual that was to be saved.
If God selected each individual for salvation, then that would mean He selected every other person to be lost.

Ephesians 1:4-13 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to to the kind intention of His will, ........13 In Him you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation---having also believed, you were seal in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Who was predestined? Those who believed were predestined. God's will was that all who believed would be saved.


John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

God loves the whole world, not just a preselected few.

1 Timothy 2:5-6 ...that man Jesus Christ, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.

Jesus paid the ransom for all men, not just for a preselected few.

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ....God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

God wants all men to be saved, not just those who believe they have been preselected for salvation.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

The Lord does not wish for any to perish. God does not preselect men to spend eternity in hell. Men go there by choice. If God preselected who was going to be the saved and lost, then He would not have to be patient.

Matthew 10:32-33 "Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.

Everyone who confesses Jesus will be saved. Everyone who denies Jesus will be lost. Salvation is a choice, it is not a mandate. God does not preselect men to confess Jesus nor to deny Him.

Hebrew that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

Jesus died for everyone, not just for those who embrace the doctrines of John Calvin.

Romans 10:13 for "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.''

The apostle Paul did not say whoever has been preselected for salvation and calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Acts 17:30-31 Therefore having overlooked times of ignorance,God is now declaring to men that people everywhere should repent....

Why would God tell men who had been preselected to be lost, to repent? Why? Because there is no preselection. Why? Because the gospel is available to all men, not just a preselected few.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

God grace is available to all men who hear the gospel and obey God's terms for pardon. THERE IS NO PRESELECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FOR SALVATION!
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