Tag Archives: side-effects

A bitter pill: the dispute over statins

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/bitter-pillthe-dispute-statins/ Caroline Fisher could only look on helplessly as Mustafa Gunaydin, her partner of 20 years, went from energetic middle age to helpless disability. As he lost weight and his hair fell out, doctors tried the accepted medical treatments, but in vain. Gunaydin shrivelled and his muscles became useless. He became too weak to speak […]

Crippled by statins: Cholesterol-busting drugs left David in a wheelchair – but doctors insisted he keep taking them

David Purkiss started taking a statin when he was 44 He was at risk of a heart attack and was told it could protect him The carpenter, now 70, from Titchfield, developed terrible muscle pains When David Purkiss was told he was at risk of a heart attack, and taking a cholesterol-lowering statin could protect him, it […]