Statins Memory Loss!

Statins Memory Loss!
Statin Use, Cholesterol & Memory!

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Next to muscle pain and weakness, memory problems are the second most common side effect of Lipitor, Zocor, and other cholesterol lowering statin drugs.

I wonder how many Alzheimer's and Dementia cases would disappear if statins were banned worldwide.

Statin Memory Loss !

Here's an excerpt from an article published in the September 8th edition of the Star Ledger.

The heat coiled around Lori Elbertson as she stood in the parking lot, suddenly at a loss for why she was there.

Panicked, she hurried back to the conference room inside the South Jersey hospital where she had been attending a meeting.

For the next hour she sat with two friends, trying to reconstruct her identity:

I'm Lori Elbertson. I have a 2-year-old daughter, Brianna, and a husband, Darrin, and I live at ...

After that day in May 2003, Elbertson, a 41-year-old health care administrator, struggled to recall the simplest things -- sometimes just a word or a name -- while doctors tried to understand the reason for her memory loss.

It wasn't until two years later that Elbertson and her physician began to suspect her problem was related to a cholesterol-lowering medication called Zocor."

Statins Memory Loss & Transient Global Amnesia!

Former NASA scientist-astronaut Duane Graveline in his book Lipitor: Thief of Memory, wrote about baffling incidents involving complete loss of memory.

All was well until six weeks later, when my wife found me walking aimlessly about the yard after I returned from my usual walk in the woods.

I did not recognize her, and only reluctantly accepted cookies & milk--but refused to go into my now unfamiliar home.

I "awoke" six hours later in the office of the examining Neurologist with a diagnosis of transient global amnesia, cause unknown. An MRI performed several days later was normal.

Since Lipitor was the only new medicine I was taking, the doctor in me suspected a possible side effect of this drug. Despite the arguments of the examining doctors that statin drugs just did not do this, I stopped my Lipitor.

Statin Memory Loss Symptoms!

Here are some common memory loss complaints among statin users...

  • Inability to recall common words
  • Forgetting names of close friends or relatives
  • Loosing a train of thought during mid sentence
  • Unable to recall phone numbers
  • Walking into a room and forgetting why you are there
  • Losing car key, sunglasses, wallet, purse, etc..

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