What are the side effects of stations?
The most common statin side effects include:
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Flushing of the skin.
- Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia)
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Abdominal cramping or pain.
How do you wean yourself off statins?
If you want to stop taking your statin for any reason, talk with your doctor. If your doctor thinks it’s safe for you to consider changing your statin usage, they can help guide you. Reducing your dosage, adding supplements, or stopping the drug altogether might all be options.
Will hair loss from statins grow back?
A study of research literature demonstrates that people who experience hair loss due to taking atorvastatin or other statins find the hair loss reversed when they stop taking the drug, only to return when they start taking it again. This is evidence that, for some patients, statins play a role in hair loss.
Should I take CoQ10 with my statin?
Some researchers have suggested that low levels of coenzyme Q10 can lead to the muscle aches that can be associated with statin use. With that in mind, coenzyme Q10 supplements have sometimes been recommended for people who take statins.
Do statin side effects go away?
About 5 to 10% of people who try statins are affected. It’s more common in the elderly, in women and in those taking the more potent statins. Fortunately, these effects disappear within a month after stopping statin therapy.
Can statin muscle damage be reversed?
The majority of muscle damage by statins is secondary to its direct toxic effects, possibly via coenzyme Q10 depletion causing mitochondrial dysfunction. The injury is dose dependent and reversible after withdrawing the drug, with most recovery of symptoms occurring within 2–3 months (3).
Is there a natural alternative to statins?
Natural alternatives to statins include soy products like tofu and edamame. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35 million Americans have high LDL, also known as bad cholesterol. This greatly increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.