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Hi Babydog,

About 3 years ago I tried Lipitor. (My numbers were great but the side effects were awful). I then began to experiment with niacin (approx 500 - 1000 mg immediate release a day) At this time my doctor took me off the lipitor (due to neck and shoulder aches) My numbers about 4 years ago were approx:

TOTAL = 250
LDL = 150
HDL = 45
TRIGS = 370

6 months after 10 mg lipitor:

TOTAL = 170
LDL = 95
HDL = 41
TRIGS = 125

After lipitor my doctor switched me to 10mg of pravachol and approx.1000 mg of OTC niacin

TOTAL = 190
LDL = 110
HDL = 53
TRIG = 170

My doctor was fairly pleased with these results.

P.S As I mentioned NIASPAN is a very good choice. (listen to your doctor on this one) The Sustained Release (OTC) has caused liver failure in most of the cases of Niacin use. NIASPAN is also FDA approved (MD prescribed) Why take chances with your liver on unregulated OTC Niacin products.

Just my opinion...
[QUOTE=ACE28]Hi Babydog,

About 3 years ago I tried Lipitor. (My numbers were great but the side effects were awful). I then began to experiment with niacin (approx 500 - 1000 mg immediate release a day) At this time my doctor took me off the lipitor (due to neck and shoulder aches) My numbers about 4 years ago were approx:

[B]After lipitor my doctor switched me to 10mg of pravachol[/B] and approx.1000 mg of OTC niacin

TOTAL = 190
LDL = 110
HDL = 53
TRIG = 170

Just my opinion...[/QUOTE]
ACE28,
Are you saying that you have also been on Pravachol for the past 3 years, along with the niacin? Pravachol lowered my numbers about 6 years ago until I could hardly walk from the leg weakness and stopped taking it.





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