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High Cholesterol Board Index
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... Thanks for your response. My next test is at the end of November. I also have cut out fast food and rich foods. ... (11 replies)
... Thanks Tess and 40YoFemale ... I have an appointment with the doctor in 10 days, and I am going to ask him to postpone the Statin and tell him about my diet. Hopefully he will go along with that. :) (3 replies)
... Your doc is only looking at one number. When your ratios are figured, which is more relevant, I see no reason for you to use a Statin. Your HDL, LDL and Trigs are all under the values that are considered risky. If it was a choice between reducing carbs and taking a statin I would opt for carb reduction. ... (3 replies)

... I am not sure what LPA is but the reason I am replying to your post is that I believe you must increase the niacin for it to be effective. I take the regular non prescription niacin and once you get accustomed to it .. no problem. ... (2 replies)
... I feel your concern completely. My LDL used to be almost as high around 140. After dropping fast food and rich foods for almost three years now I managed to get my LDL down to 75. ... (11 replies)
Extremely High LDL
Jul 25, 2007
... Eggs are all too often mistakenly blamed for causing choelesterol to increase because people change more than one thing at the same time. ... (13 replies)
... fat, low chol. diet, and the total dropped 35 pts. The trouble was, my HDL dropped 15 and LDL only went down 20 pts. ... (9 replies)
... menopause, but my mother had high cholesterol. I also have a very stressful life due to job issues. ... (9 replies)
... in that Fifth week, and tell your doctor precisely why. If you want Lipitor or Zocor, ask for it and make sure he gives you a good reason for taking out the big gun like Crestor. Your lipid numbers aren't bad enough to need the heavy cannons. ANything more than 10 mg. ... (22 replies)
... My doctor didn't prescribe any medicine and blood pressure being normal may be the reason why. If you blood pressure is normal, you can continue what you are doing. Don't let those numbers scare you.. ... (4 replies)
... EKG, Ultra Sonogram, Stress Test, Heart Imagine Scan and a Carotid Artery Test. I did fine with all 5 tests. The reason for the tests is that I had no idea what condition my heart was in. At the time, I was 70. What I got out of these test was peace of mind. ... (8 replies)
... I resisted statins too and think I may be able to go off since my numbers are so great with other things I am doing: :angel:Enduracin 1000 mg (2x 500mg) at night before bed along with 2 baby aspirin-- the aspirin I take because I had 2 heart attacks--from stress (grief, both after deaths of close ones--yes it does happen), my cholesterol was never really high, but now I must... (12 replies)
... Thanks for all your advice/input this week. You seem to be very knowledgeable about cholesterol, testing, results, etc. (9 replies)
... I believe you are correct that there is a more extensive body of knowledge on niacin but my point is, are the side effects as well documented as they are for statins? ... (24 replies)
... h of treatment. I just saw my Doctor this Friday and he ordered my lipid panel during the first week of February. As mentioned before I took Red Yeast Rice daily for the past three years with outstanding results. ... (24 replies)
... You sound like me when I was first diagnosed with high cholesterol. ... (35 replies)
... Thanks for the info. I most likely can rule out past alcohol use as a possible reason for the low HDL. ... (11 replies)
... I had my blood tested a little over a year ago. It came back bad!!! My triglycerides were way out of whack, over 500. My HDL's were in the mid to high 40's. LDL's could not be measured because the tri's were so high. ... (5 replies)
... I used to eat bagel bites, pizza, pastas galore, cream of wheat, CHEESE, everything bad I ate in large quantities. So in summation I was lazy and ate enough for 3 people probably. ... (16 replies)
... Basic day is oatmeal with soy milk strawberries, beans with tomatos avocado for lunch and dinner varies salad, tofu with zuchini. ... (16 replies)

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