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I Tried 5 different Statins and was Allergic to all 5.
Lots heart Palpitstions
Then along came REPATHA. MY Doctor ordered it for me to try. Been taking it every 2 weeks by injection.
It is Rx that you bring home. One can take prefilled syringe and get in thigh or upper arms. My friend gives it to me every 2 weeks. BLOOD TESTS SHOWS IT REALLY
WORKS REAL GOOD LOWERING MY LDL. NOT SURE HOW MUCH LONGER I NEED TO USE IT..BUT HAPPY IT WORKS WELL FOR ME.
Due to all my allergies, including stations, I have been on Amgens Repatha, a PSK9 inhibitor, for well over 4 years. Within 6 weeks my total cholesterol went from 288 to 140. It has been in the range of 105 to 150 ever since. I had a cardiac catheterization a couple years ago and only had mild plaquing. I had expected stents but none were needed. I just need to find a Medicare plan that covers it before the end of the year.
We have been told again and again that “lowering LDL cholesterol levels … has been shown to reduce [cardiovascular disease} risk.” That all sounds good, but what about overall mortality/mobility risks. What if lowering LDL cholesterol levels actually turns out to increase such risks?
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