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Offline ewizabeth

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Lipid level tests for people with MS
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:27:03 am »
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/higher-lipid-levels-can-worsen-symptoms-in-rrms-patients?slot_pos=article_1&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=multiplesclerosis&utm_content=2019-01-22


I read this article regarding lipid levels and MS. It reminds me of the old discussions years ago suggesting that statins might help to control MS. I take 20 mg of simvastatin each night to help control my cholesterol. I have a pretty healthy diet but I still need to take it.

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Re: Lipid level tests for people with MS
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 07:09:06 am »
Thank you for finding and posting this!


Abnormal lipid levels seem to be bad news for a number of reasons. At least my doctor has been keeping track of mine pretty carefully.


I've been taking 5mg daily of atorvastatin for years and like to think it's doing me some good. The situation is the same here--I try to be careful about diet but the statin seems to be needed as well. 
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SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

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Re: Lipid level tests for people with MS
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 02:40:11 pm »
You're welcome Agate.


My MRI's haven't shown inflammation in years but they have shown some atrophy, so it's probably a good thing I'm taking statins. Now it also makes sense that diet can help control MS as well. It's like the old computer programming term, garbage in - garbage out. So often what we put in our bodies affects our health in so many ways.

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Re: Lipid level tests for people with MS
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 12:06:50 pm »
If the atrophy is brain atrophy, that's been noted in me too. It happens as people grow older, and I asked the neuro if my brain atrophy wasn't just due to normal aging, maybe?


The answer was that my brain looked like that of a much older person than I actually am. He said it looked about 15 years older than my real age.




Neuros don't know everything, and I'm no longer going to that neuro--not for that reason but  because he moved his practice to a location that would have been too far away for me to travel to very well.



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SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

 

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