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Hello, this is my first post here, I thought I would try and get an opinion from some that have been dealing with this issue.

I just got my lipid panel results today.....not good at all according to my Dr.

Cholesterol- 242
HDL- 60
LDL- 160

Creatine, Ser- 0.95

I don't have a clue what most of those numbers mean in the grand scheme
of things. But here's the problem. I have tried statins in the past and I simply do not do well on them for more than a few months. After that, I start aching in my legs, arms, back and start feeling tired a lot.

I am a 63 year old male, 205 pounds, with no cardiac problems. I do not eat fast food hardly ever.....but I will admit that I eat too many baked goods. Can this be driving up my numbers?

I have also started eating more eggs since I've read that they will not cause a problem-but did they drive up my numbers?

I try to walk at least 30 minutes per day. I've also tried Niacin but it made my heart do flip-flops. I'm thinking of trying a product called CholesLo which I've read is good---anybody know?

Thanks to any that can offer any opinions,
Thanks everyone for taking the time to offer suggestions. It is just so confusing, and it's hard to go a week without reading conflicting reports.

I tried switching to 100% whole wheat bread/buns- but read the other day that the way wheat is produced in the US now, it turns to sugar faster than a Snickers bar.

I try not to have eggs more often than every 3 days. I could make it 4 days if I do Oatmeal, cereal, Instant Breakfast made with sugar-free Almond milk, 2 eggs. I try to only buy local free-range eggs.

I've cut my baked good consumption 90%. It's my weakness. I eat very little red meat. Mostly fish and chicken.

I have switched to Stevia from sugar in the raw. Then I've recently read that's bad for you because it tricks the body into expecting "sugar" but gets none. That it can play havoc with glucose and cholesterol.

Yikes-my waist is now 41, but I'm 6' 2" and 205. Years ago I went down to a 38" waist and 182 pounds. Most of my friends thought I had cancer or was dying of something. Others thought I looked haggard and malnourished.

You know it's odd-both my father-in-law and my mother-in-law have both had heart attacks and other cardiac issues. At the time, they had them-their cholesterol levels were textbook perfect and they had been on statins for years prior. I personally have asked cardiologist about that and they admitted you are just as likely to have a cardiac event with normal or low as with high cholesterol. Makes you wonder what's the point.

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