So, I have multiple medical issues, one being that my liver is not functioning well. I was put on a ketogenic diet in an attempt to wake up my liver and force it to do some work. Additionally, one of my docs put me on a statin to lower my cholesterol. I have been complaining about my BG's creeping up and I have been getting fussed at by my endo about my sugars getting ever high and he is threatening insulin and he swears my BG's can not creep up on the diet I am on so he assumed I was not following the diet correctly, or cheating. So I started to research every med I am on and low and behold the statin now has warnings about causing BG's (A1C) to climb higher AND they cause liver function tests to show a level 3 times higher than normal. So this whole time I have been worried about my liver function and it turns out this stupid pill is making things worse. I called the doc who put me on they statin and left a message saying I would not be taking it anymore. The doc called me back and said statins are regularly RX'd to Diabetes patients because of the increased risk of heart issues. I DO NOT HAVE CARDIAC ISSUES. I explained that I don't feel like I am getting "whole health" care and will be looking for another doc. Then I called my endo and explained to the nurse why I think my BG's are higher and she said the doc would call me back to discuss.
Is anyone else on a statin and experiencing a rise in BG's or A1C? I am so annoyed!
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