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I started to post my experience on the Policosanol thread, but I think this topic requires a new thread.

I was put on Pravachol recently due to total cholesterol of 250. A month later my TC was 185. I then started to add Policosanol taken at night with my Pravachol. Three weeks later I tested myself (CardioCheck) and got 270!! I couldn't believe it..so I did a second test...266! Was the testing unit bogus? It's supposed to be very accurate. I immediately stopped the Policosanol and continued the same dose of Pravachol. I just tested myself 5 days later and I got a TC of 230 already (40 pt drop)!! I expect it will be around 200 in a week or two ( I hope). At that time I will get a blood test from my Dr AND use the CardioChek as well. I'll post results then. The question is: Does taking Policosanol WITH a stain BLOCK the effect of the statin? Sure looks like it to me.
[QUOTE=rahod]I started to post my experience on the Policosanol thread, but I think this topic requires a new thread.

I was put on Pravachol recently due to total cholesterol of 250. A month later my TC was 185. I then started to add Policosanol taken at night with my Pravachol. Three weeks later I tested myself (CardioCheck) and got 270!! I couldn't believe it..so I did a second test...266! Was the testing unit bogus? It's supposed to be very accurate. I immediately stopped the Policosanol and continued the same dose of Pravachol. I just tested myself 5 days later and I got a TC of 230 already (40 pt drop)!! I expect it will be around 200 in a week or two ( I hope). At that time I will get a blood test from my Dr AND use the CardioChek as well. I'll post results then. The question is: Does taking Policosanol WITH a stain BLOCK the effect of the statin? Sure looks like it to me.[/QUOTE]

Well, I just did another home test (CardioChek) ...2 weeks now since getting off the Policosanol. It's back up to 247 (20 mg Pravachol). Apparently the Pravachol only had a temporary effect on my TC..my pharmacist mentioned that he had heard of this with Pravachol. The only thing I can say about the Policosanol was that it did nothing (one months time) for me, but I can't say that it interfered with the Pravachol. I'm now going to Crestor (10mg) and will report the results in 3-4 weeks time.





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