Simvastatin Stops Parkinson's Disease...

Simvastatin Stops Parkinson's Disease In Mice

There are 7 comments on the FuturePundit story from Oct 30, 2009, titled Simvastatin Stops Parkinson's Disease In Mice. In it, FuturePundit reports that:

Simvastatin, a commonly used, cholesterol-lowering drug, may prevent Parkinson's disease from progressing further.

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Philadelphia, PA

#1 Nov 7, 2009
I have elevated LDL cholesterol and I have Parkinson's. I have been reading the articles about simvastatin and Parkinson's and how the statin may stop the progression of the disease. I also have read about the possible bad effects of the drug. Nevertheless, I have requested the drug from my doctor since with my elevated number it wouldn't be an off-label use. I will take a small dose too start. I'm tossing them both in the air. One of them will kill me. If possible why not be more comfortable until the end? Why suffer if it will help?
sam crow

Pleasanton, CA

#2 Nov 21, 2009
I asked my cardio doctor to change to Simvastatin 2 1/2 years ago after reading about VA database study ( ). My disease progression is nill. My cholesterol is well under control. I use 80 mg, very satisfied.

Live Oak, FL

#3 Jun 26, 2012
I heard just the opposite that the Statin drugs are involved with Parkinson's disease, cataracts and muscle atrophy along with other problems like memory loss. You better research before taking a Statin drug. Best bet is to check out all heart medication being prescribed by a cardiologist another local physician.

Ruston, LA

#4 Aug 15, 2012
Patricia wrote:
I have elevated LDL cholesterol and I have Parkinson's. I have been reading the articles about simvastatin and Parkinson's and how the statin may stop the progression of the disease. I also have read about the possible bad effects of the drug. Nevertheless, I have requested the drug from my doctor since with my elevated number it wouldn't be an off-label use. I will take a small dose too start. I'm tossing them both in the air. One of them will kill me. If possible why not be more comfortable until the end? Why suffer if it will help?
There is no way that I believe any statin would be any better than any other ANTI-INFLAMATORY thing that you put in your body like aspirin, fish oil, cayenne capsules, Niacin, etc..........What you need is Something that will PROTECT the neurons from dying and to REGENRATE them whic is called Neurogenesis.

To protect your neurons use antioxidants like Vitamin c, vitamin e, co-Q 10, and possibly the most Important of all is Vitamin k2....Also consider consuming some Tocotrienols now and then!

To Re-generate neurons or grow them: You need to do aerobic exercise which has been shown to increase neurogenesis in mice and people with strokes or other traumatic brain injuries, decrease cortisol so go to wikipedia and search cortisol, Take Turmeric which has shown to INCREASE NEUROGENESIS.

Decrease stress so that CORTISOL can be DECREASED in your body......things that increase stress include high blood pressure, high cholesterol so statins good, high blood sugar, constant pain, chronic illness, driving in traffic or living in a big city, coffee, not enough sleep, too much carbohydrates, sedentary lifestyle, etc..

Branford, FL

#5 Aug 17, 2012
Thanks RussellMorgan ...Thanks, I agree with you.

Worse medication I could take was a statin drug. After a triple by-pass ( out of town )I got rid of the heart medications for what you have mentioned above.

I trash canned the Simvastatin the second I left the hospital as I feared the medical cardilology trade inspite of their medical oath should I have turned down their cash cow in the hospital. I also ditched Metoprolol and Lisinopril after research. Metoprolol has a bad history.

I have been using high doses of L lysine and C1000 mg to clear out plaque along with COq10, garlic and Omega 3 . Further, I have been using Cayenne pepper, Biotin, L Argininine' Magnesium, Potassium Gluconate , vitamin E and Niacin. I do take a water pill Furosemide to remove then water on a temp basis... however Intake a potassium not to deplete the mineral. I also have diabetes so the potassium is important for the leg pain along with DLPA.

I won't fall for the horse manure of the baby asprin.

Coming up I fear the new medical records as a communication tool between the pharmacutical industry and compliance of the local doctor. If the doc doesn't do what he is told he will lose hospital privilages. The public will be victimized.

Branford, FL

#6 Aug 17, 2012
My opinion

Electronic Medical Records

Don't overlook that Mental Health evaluations are part of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the USA and Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in Europe and Austrelia and that represents a means of distribution among the political ill intent of the medical and psychological, policing / legal and Governmental agencies including educational systems worldwide for social control.
Even the "on the spot" evaluation and opinion of your demeanor and your "tip of the tongue statement" at the appointment of the local MD will reside in the records to which you will have limited or no access.

Your life could depend on these statements within the closed secretative medical organization during medical services including operations and drug prescriptions and if the doctor doesn't comply then he'll lose his hospital privilages and certainly a doctor without hospital suppport isn't going to be worth much in medicine.

Certainly the Medical Oath to do no harm has been violated in the past considering the number of deaths including mind drugging of the public and its most vunerable members, the elderly and the children.

It may be noteworthy to understand that the Electronic Records would align and create the unity of opinion for the psychological services that have no medical science and are based on hearsay for court proceedings and lawsuits and allow other persons (unknown) to read, make and to invade and influence opinions on a person without knowledge of that person direct. Lots of laughs around the water cooler in the DA's office or in chamber of the judicial judge or your local medical doctors office...

Of interest is the taxpayer funding of billions of dollars for this Republic Constitutional intrusion for power and control of the USA in the Republican New World Order.

My opinions.

Have a good day

Branford, FL

#7 Aug 17, 2012
Historic Precedent

In the momentous article "Medical Science Under Dictator-ship," Dr. Leo Alexander, the chief U.S. medical consultant at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, examined "the process by which the German medical profession became a willing and unquestioning collaborator with the Nazis." He noted the early changes in medical attitudes that predisposed German physicians to first collect data on their patients to conduct what today we call "cost-effective analysis," and then to use the latter information as a vehicle to commit medical genocide under the auspices of the totalitarianism of National Socialism. Dr. Alexander warns us that "from small beginnings" thea values of an entire society may be subverted, leading to the horrors of a police state. The "small beginnings" in Nazi Germany that Dr. Alexander referred to first led the physicians to collect data from their patients and then violate their patients' privacy and medical record confidentiality by supplying the information to the state.(6) Organizations with humanitarian-sounding names were set up in Nazi Germany to institute "health" programs, under deceptive, euphemistic terms. For example, questionnaires collected by a "Realm's Work Committee of Institutions for Cure and Care" gathered and reported information on patients who had been ill five years or more and who were unable to work. "On the basis of name, race, marital status, nationality, next of kin, whether regularly visited and by whom, who bore financial responsibility, and so forth," decisions were ultimately made for the patient euthanasia program heralded by the Nazi government for the good of the state and the "health of the nation." The first steps taken toward barbarism were the result of the physicians' willingness to participate in patient data collection and the violation of medical privacy. "Corrosion," as Dr. Alexander wrote, "begins in microscopic proportions." German physicians were, more than any other profession, heavily represented in the Nazi Party, which they joined in droves. German psychiatrists were no exception, and they also enthusiastically supported Nazi Germany's gun control laws of 1938 that disarmed the civilian population and left a monopoly of force in the hands of the German military and the SS. The rest, as we say, is history.

AMA Becomes Political

As to the commitment of the AMA to weakening medical privacy and individual-based ethics in favor of population-based ethics and achieve a partnership with government, there is no longer any doubt.(7,8) In the case of the American Psychiatric Association, one only has to peruse its position statement on homicide prevention and gun control promulgated by its leadership as early as 1993: "In view of the need to reinforce individual and group sanctions against the use of violence as a social instrument, behavioral mode, or adaptorional [sic] pattern, as psychiatrists have done with drug abuse, suicidal actions, and antisocial behavior, the American Psychiatric Association recommends that strong controls be placed on the availability of all types of firearms to private citizens."(9) Why would the AMA and organized medicine become involved in this politically expedient but potentially explosive issue of gun control and condone the systematic violation of the privacy of vulnerable patients?

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