MediTest
27 Apr 2018
Author
mswillow
Title

Zocor

Body

I'm curious - is Zocor 80mg/day actually part of the protocol? As my cholesterol is just fine, do I need it?

Comments

No, it's not.  Who's doing zocor?

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

I am / was. Guess I were confused.

Aggressive SPMS, EDSS 9, on CAP since 2005. Doxy 100mg 2x/day, Azithro 250mg MWF, NAC 2400mg/day, Metro 1250mg/day 5 days on, 10 days off, charcoal 1250mg/day during Metro pulses.

No its not part of the treatment.  I was taking Liptor 80 mg. at the start, it did help clear the brain fog up.  I took it for about 2 months and I still take it a couple times each month, my compiments to Life on the Ice. 

NO one is recommending statins for this protocol at this point, but MS may be helped by statin drugs. It has an aintiinflammatory aspect which some find beneficial. Lifeontheice used a statin drug before antibiotics and felt it did a lot to reduce symptoms for her. She then stopped taking the statin and used antibiotics. Macrolide antibiotics are hard on the liver and so are statins. The combination MIGHT be useful from the standpoint of reducing inflammation for MS clients both from the disease itself and that generated by treatment (the inflammation happening that causes increased symptoms temporarily) BUT the potential issue of liver toxicity is a concern.
If you are a person using both at doctors prescription then be sure to expect liver function tests and avoid other things that stress the liver like alcohol. Also be sure to take COq to replace the coQ harmed by the statin drug as you need extra of this for your body. Your pharmacist or physician can guide you in this arena. If you take statins and antibiotics without physician knowledge, say from the internet, I say speak to your doctor about what you are doing. This should not be undertaken without monitoring.
I am just a nurse ( as cool as nurses are )so every thing I say should be cleared with your own doc as your case may be different....
Marie

On CAP since Sept '05 for MS, RA, Asthma, sciatica. EDSS at start 5.5.(early cane) Now 6 (cane full time) Originally on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini cont. over summer '07, Revamp of protocol in Summer '08 by Stratton due to functional loss; clarithro

I'm under a doctor's care, have liver tests every 3 months, and don't use alcohol. Still, as I don't need it, I'll ask my doctor about stopping.

Aggressive SPMS, EDSS 9, on CAP since 2005. Doxy 100mg 2x/day, Azithro 250mg MWF, NAC 2400mg/day, Metro 1250mg/day 5 days on, 10 days off, charcoal 1250mg/day during Metro pulses.

I used to take zucor, and am now on lipitor (as well as the ABX's).

I am on ABX's for the long term goal, but I take the statins as they appear to give me noticable benefits to my MS symptoms, now, untill the ABX's hopefully do their thing for me. I am not on Statins as part of my ABX protocol.

Apart from the liver issues, they are not contra-indicatory. (statins have some mouse research showing that CPn may not like them either)