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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Duane Graveline MD MPH; 3rd edition (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1424338697
  • ISBN-13: 978-1424338696
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Duane Graveline M.D., M.P.H. earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in June 1955. He then spent a year as an intern at Walter Reed Army Hospital followed by a year as Chief of Aviation Medicine Service at Kelly Air Force Base. In 1958 Dr. Graveline received a Master's degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. An Aerospace Medical residency followed at the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and he completed residency training at Brooks Air Force Base receiving specialty certification by the American Board in Preventative Medicine. In 1962 Dr. Graveline was designated a NASA flight controller for the Mercury and Gemini program. In May 1965 Dr. Duane Graveline was selected as one of NASA's six scientist astronauts from 1,400 original applicants. From 1966 to1991 he practiced medicine as a family doctor in Vermont and served as a flight surgeon for the Vermont Army National Guard helicopter group. In 1982 he took six months leave to return to NASA as Chief of Medical Operations for Kennedy Space Center. After three years as an M.D. locum tenens in Virginia, he retired from medical practice in 1994. Dr. Graveline returned to KSC as NASA consultant in space medicine from 2003 - 2005. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I found this book to be very understandable and informative.
Dr. Graveline's previous book, Statin Drugs Side Effects, sets the stage for this new in-depth explanation of HOW the damage occurs.
Charles Wilson
This book is a "must read" for anyone who is taking or has ever taken a statin drug.

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163 of 165 people found the following review helpful By Betty Coslett on June 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading Dr. Duane Graveline's latest book "The Statin Damage Crisis". I absolutely devoured it. It describes exactly what I am living and makes me feel very vindicated in of my arguments with narrow minded, tunnel visioned doctors.

I recently went to the neurologist again, he said they had done all the things there were to do, I could repeat my muscle biopsy (hospital surgery), they could take a piece from a different place and it "might" show something else. No, there will not be another muscle biopsy. I still have a big scar on my thigh from the last one. The biopsy didn't prove anything that I didn't already know, but confirmed I have a "muscle myopathy of undetermined orgin". The nuerologist agreed with me that it is "probably" caused by statins. He also told me they are seeing more and more of this. My rhuemotologist agrees it is probably statin damage. My nurse practioner and family doctor all agree that is probably caused by statins. My muscles continue to atrophy and feel like mush. I have so much weakness and both of these are progressing. After reading Dr. Graveline's book I know I'm not alone in fighting this battle. And it is a battle.

I took statins for four years after my coronary bypass surgery and had such muscle pain, cramps, and fatigue I thought my life was over. My heart doctor told me I would die if I didn't take statins. I finally decided it wasn't worth feeling like that, so I quit the statins. Three years later the pain isn't quite as bad, but it comes and goes, the weakness is getting worse, the fatigue is better some days than others, but never entirely goes away. The lack of energy is very difficult.

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88 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Retired Registered Nurse on May 31, 2009
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This book informs you of the damage to the normal function of our cells by statins. I am a retired Registered Nurse and have been suffering the results of prescriptions of Baycol & Pravachol given to me over 10 years ago. Every doctor and health care provider should read this as multitudes are having medical problems related to the over prescribing of statins. Surprisingly, physicians refuse to blame their conditions on the drugs. Its time for the brain washing to stop & this multibillion dollar industry to be investigated.
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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Music Man on May 7, 2009
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If you are taking statins, you would be well advised to read this book and share the numerous concerns it raises with your own Doctor. In fact, I've already bought an extra lending copy for friends and family!

Spacedoc, as Dr Duane Graveline is affectionately known, has a researched and written several excellent books on the subject of Statins. So I was looking forward to reading this one and was not disappointed.

The book is based upon extensive and comprehensive scientific published research and the relevant papers are listed by chapter at the end of the book.
The book identifies six major problems which statin users are going to have to deal with as a result of the defined action of the drug class known as Statins.

The six areas of our metabolism which get messed up might sound a little complex but spacedocs chatty style of writing makes the important stuff accessible. If you are non-technical you might feel you have to look a few words up but it will be well worth it and Spacedoc explains the consequences in plain language. If you take the medication or are thinking about it you need to know this stuff.

Spacedocs book will undoubtedly save some lives. It most certainly iwill improve the quality of life for most people who have already taken statins. Even those who feel compelled to continue with statins will gain some understanding of how to deal with the six areas of collateral damage as identified in the book.

Those involved in the prescribing and dispensing of statins would be well advised to read this book too.
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Joey Nineron on August 12, 2009
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One month ago I came off my statin and came to know for a certainty that the strange and scary things that were happening to my entire organism were due to this drug. This was a great relief to finally understand what was happening to me. But also sobering, as I found out that some of the damage may be permanent, and some may show up later as I grow older.

Dr.Graveline has done a wonderful service over the last decade or so, in researching statin effects and writing his books, as well other things he has done to help make people aware of this very serious and little known problem. Thank you Dr.Graveline! I have done a lot of reading in the last few weeks including Dr.Graveline's first book on statins: Lipitor, Thief of Memory, and this most recent book. Much of his first book is repeated here, but vital information he became aware of later is included here. I appreciated very much his ideas on what treatments may help reverse statin damage.

This is certainly a "crisis". It seems almost everyone I know who is middle age and up is on a statin. The insideous thing is that drug companies have so succesfully marketed statins to the public and to doctors, and sold people on the idea statins are safe. Many who experience a gradual onset of symptoms are a bit puzzled at first, but say to themselves "I guess I'm just getting older fast." I am only 50 years old and started to feel so bad that I began to think I was almost done and had little chance of making it to 60. My fatique, exhaustion, joint and tendon pains, muscle weakness, foggy brain, deteriorating memory and eyesight, fading sex drive,(Maybe a bit more than irony that Pfizer's current and top selling drugs of all time are a statin, Lipitor, known to cause a reduction in sex drive and Viagara!
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