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Is it OK for me to take a statin drug if I have polyneuropathy?

I have polyneuropathy in both my feet which may have been caused by statin drugs I took in the past, but am not sure. Do statins cause neuropathy? A doctor recently prescribed Atorvastatin for me daily to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. I am 62. Is it OK for me to take this?
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9197017 tn?1429020416
Does your doctor believe you have specific risk factors for stroke & heart attack?
Statins are serious medications.
144586 tn?1284669764
You ask a "how many angels are on the head of a pin" question. Statins are widely promoted and the drug companies have thousands of studies to show they are worthwhile. On the other hand statins dissolve cholesterol and memories are stored in cholesterol. They are linked to dementia. Dr. Mercola has a website with his opinions on statins, the risks and benefits..
9197017 tn?1429020416
How are your vitamin D levels? Sometimes if we correct Vitamin D deficiency, cholesterol levels become balanced.
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