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... mg a day. I once took several OTC niacin products with very poor blood test results. Some products gave me no flush at all. The prescription NIACOR gave me better and more consistent results. ... (29 replies)
... she should check your liver enzymes, as high dose niacin can eventually affect your liver. ... (9 replies)
... Beach Heart Program". I discussed it with my doctor and started on the niaspan. At the time he said that none of his patients were taking niaspan. I did try one niacin 500 mg tablet about three years ago and broke out in nasty red welts every where. It was quite scary. ... (9 replies)

... I've been taking Niacin for approx. 3 years. Niacin corrects all lipid abnormalities. ... (29 replies)
... Congratulations on lowering those numbers! On my first cholesterol test ever (spring '07), my TC was 239. I lowered it with diet and exercise to 196. My Dr. had recommended OTC niacin but I did not want to take any meds, if possible. (BTW..we are almost exactly the same size... I'm 5-4, 127 lbs) (4 replies)
... like Ace, I am a big fan of niacin. However, one should keep in mind that statins are the best at lowering LDL. ... (4 replies)
... release niacin for over two years. Costs me around five dollars a month. ... (28 replies)
... Are you interested, then, in OTC supplements to change your lipid profile picture? ... (13 replies)
... Several years ago my doctor(s) told me to do the following: Double my dose of Advicor (1000 mg SR Niacin - 20 Mg Lovastatin) I had been taking 1 per day; went to 2 per day Take 1000 mg Fish Oil capsules - 2 per day. My total cholesteral was already within range, my good cholesteral was lower range. My total and bad cholesteral (& triglycerides) dropped like a... (1 replies)
Jun 29, 2010
... I really think it best to ramp up slowly. ... (19 replies)
... tand that niacin helps keep chol numbers low if they are low already so maybe if you can stand the statins long enough to get yours down , then you can go to the niacin which is an OTC supplement. Just my 2 cents of course as I am anything but a poster child for good health !! ... (11 replies)
... Mart and bought a bottle of time release Niacin and started at 1000 mg, worked up to 2000 mg. My next blood test, the nurse called and was yelling at me what the hell was I doing... ... (16 replies)
... Have you considered OTC supplements? ... (11 replies)
... cine prescribed by a doctor. The previous poster mentioned a product that is alternative. I used Red Yeast Rice and COQ10 to effectively reduce LDL. I used Flush Niacin to raise my HDL. I tale Krill oil for triglycerides. I also had genetically high cholesterol but my numbers are great with this regime. ... (7 replies)
... There is one thing you might ask for- a thyroid check. People who have low thyroid often have high cholesterol, and that is a simple blood test and relatively easy to treat if low. There are cholesterol meds other than the "statins" that could be taken. The statins are the ones commonly used that have gotten a bad rap from some of their side effects. One old but effective drug... (7 replies)
... Re my ZERO percent calcium found in heart arteries scan of the other day -- For UFF DA and anyone else on this thread who is interested, this will be a long post, but here's what I've been doing for many years, whether thin or chunky, walking each day or not, etc. Regardless of my condition, my cholesterol levels have been as follows: moderately high total chol. and LDL,... (5 replies)

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