Well, I guess I am more confused than I thought. I don't know if my doctor is listening to me or not now. I am on 6 prescribed meds and 5 supplements.
I started taking Pravastatin on 11-18 and within 3 days I was in so much pain and weakness that I couldn't do anything! By Thanksgiving, it was so bad the rest of my family noticed and asked what had happened to me ( I was hurting worse than when I fell in Feb. 3 times in one day ) So I told them the meds I was on and instantly found out that my Grandpa can not take any form of statin because of the same problems! I continued on it a few more days, as the doctors office wasn't open until Monday. I called in the morning and told them that I was stopping that day and I started taking Fish Oil. Nurse said she understood and would relay the message to the doctor. Well, that lasted all of 1 hour, I got a call back and said he understood why I stopped, but wanted me to start CoQ 10 at 30 mg and restart the statin in a week. Fine. Maybe it is just needing the enzyme.
Took the CoQ 10 for a week and added Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin B complex and Vitamin E to the Fish Oil. I started getting back my strength and the pain was almost gone after 3 days!
Took the statin this morning and by 3 pm I was/am so week that I can barely hold my laptop steady! I am in pain all over again! I called my mom and told her what was going on. She asked what I was gonna do and I told her that I was stopping the statin. Grandpa tried 3 different kinds of statin, and still couldn't take it. I am not a guinea pig!
I called the doctor and got the message given to the doctor. Well. I guess that didn't go over well because I got a call back stating that my medicine couldn't be causing my symptoms! He thinks it is just the blood pressure righting itself! So I have to go in again for a blood pressure check and pulse check. I know it isn't going to be low enough for them to say "see"!
I just started seeing this doctor, I haven't seen one for a long time. I don't know what to do. If I keep taking this medicine, I know I will be hurting. How am I supposed to get control of my diabetes and blood pressure, if I am constantly in pain and depressed from it?
I guess I will just have to see how he and his staff handle this. I know my body. I know what I can handle pain wise. I have had 2 C-Sections and was up walking with in 3 hours after each. Pain is not something I take lightly. I can handle quite a bit. But when I can't even sit, stand, lay or walk with out pain and I haven't been hurt or fallen, I know it is something I am taking.
Thanks for letting me vent, ask a few questions somewhere in there :(
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