Statin Drugs Poisoned My Liver


Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Poisoned My Liver

Hi Eric,
As promised, below is my summary of what happened to me regarding statins (drugs to lower cholesterol).

I had been taking statin drugs to lower my cholesterol on-and-off for about 10 years, then consistently on 40mg of Liptor (Atorvastatin) for the past 8 years.  I had minor liver issues – liver function blood test markers were all elevated.  My Specialist carried out a liver biopsy which showed a minor amount of disease, but nothing to be concerned about apparently.  I was advised that my cholesterol levels (which were around 7.8 (301) even on the Liptor) were more of a concern then my actual liver function.  Over this time my general health was declining.  Test showed nothing, but eventually I was diagnosed with ME.  I was suffering from severe fatigue, and a selection of other issues which meant I couldn’t hold down a job.  Gradually I worked with a number of alternative health professionals to improve my health to a state were I could work part-time.
I was also able to reduce my Liptor from 40mg to 20mg, with my cholesterol sitting around the late 6’s)  But I seemed to hit a level above which my health didn’t improve.  Eventually, Eric suggested I try coming off Liptor to see what happens. You did mention to me all along that you thought the Lipitor was undermining my health, but I was concerned about keeping my cholesterol levels down.
The way I feel now, I don’t want to go back on those drugs that made me feel so toxic for so long. Within a few days of coming off the Liptor, I noticed my morning urine, which had been burnt orange and smelly for the last 4 years, returned to a mild yellow with no real smell !  Additionally I came out with a rash over parts of my body, and suffered a toxic feeling headache for at least three days. After this things rapidly improved.  My brain fog cleared, memory improved and I was able to perform better at work.  My energy levels also improved to the point that I ‘wake-up’ in the morning as opposed to focusing myself out of bed.  Within 2 months I was working 5 days a week and leading a relatively busy life – something which had been lost to me for many years. I am also able to tolerate liver herbs prescribed for me, which I feel is
improving my overall health even more. As for my cholesterol, it sitting around 6.3 with some natural alternatives.

It does seem ironic to me that the drugs designed to reduce my cholesterol poisoned my liver to the point that is no longer capable of controlling my cholesterol itself!

Thanks Eric, for helping me to regain my health back again after all these years!

Thank you so much!
Sara, Auckland

Are you taking a ‘cholesterol’ lowering drug and feel sick? – Then see your doctor and tell him or her you’ve had enough. There are alternatives, get your blood tested for inflammatory markers. There are as many more experts who refute the claims that ‘cholesterol causes heart disease’ than there are those who claim it does. The tide is slowly beginning to turn on this pharmaceutical cash cow.

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