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Ask Dr. Gott 10/17

Patient, heal thyself

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 72-year-old male. I had colon cancer in 1990 and a serious heart attack in 1995. I started cholesterol medication shortly after that, until two years ago, when I started having leg cramps, weak muscles and sore ankles so bad I could no longer walk without a cane. I had tried every cholesterol medication available. I convinced my cardiologist to drop all cholesterol medication. I am happy to report I can walk again. I take omega-3 fish oil and feel great. My only question is, if statins damage muscles, what does it do to the ...

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