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Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Recently I have come across information about statin drugs and PD. Are there correlations between PD and statin drugs or PD and high cholesterol?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I told my Dr I would like to take a break from statins. He was okay with it but wants to retest cholesterol in 3 months to review any change that may have occurred. I also agree that it is your right and obligation to question the Dr's and do your own research. Then consider all you know plus your Dr's input to decide what is right for you.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I was on a statin for many years. My daughter noticed how fuzzy my thinking was getting and suggested it was the statin. I told the doctor I didn't want to take any longer and now he has me taking niacin flush free formula. I have on the switch for 6 months now and it is working. The thinking is better.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Here is a response from Swanson from their Website....

Definitely consult your doctor to discuss before using ! Do your own " due diligence" on this product, results are from users are all over the board,,

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/blog/vitamins-su...

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Is "Flush-Free" Niacin Less Effective Than Regular Niacin?

Question: With my Doctor's okay, I took 2 sustained-release niacin tablets daily, with very good results for cholesterol support. However I recently made a mistake when I reordered from Swanson and got Flush-Free niacin. Now I am hearing that the latter doesn't work as well. Can you advise, or just I just send my new order back?

It is true that the Flush-Free Niacin doesn’t have as much of an effect (per mg) as the straight Niacin, but we offer it because most people prefer capsules instead of tablets and many people don’t like the flushing effect that straight Niacin often creates. So the flush-free niacin product offers a capsule delivery system and it recommends 3 capsules spread throughout the day to give similar cholesterol support benefits without worrying about the flushing effect.

We offer the variety of options because different people have different preferences, but whether it’s a sustained-release Niacin, a straight Niacin with the flush, or the flush-free Niacin, they will all provide the cholesterol support benefits when you follow the daily recommendations listed on the label (and your doctor's guidelines as well).

Definitely consult your doctor to discuss before using !

- See more at: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/blog/vitamins-su...

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi..........I wondered about cholesterol being a culprit or at least one of them in getting PD.......I was on med for chol. a few years prior to getting off them.....dr recommended I stop taking as I was getting severe aches which I think now was the PD taking hold....did read an article few months back about correlations between the two......more checking into -me thinks...........n.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member. Thank you for posting this, Alan.

posted over 4 years ago
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