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[QUOTE=ReddyToo]So glad I found this board. I went to the doctor this morning and she scared the crap out of me. My tc is 399, trig is 226, LDL 275, and HDL is 79. She gave me Crestor and told me to come back in a month. I cleaned out my freezer and fridge, loaded up on fish, veggies, and fruit. I walk every day - 30-45 minutes, and jog about 15 of those. I'm post-menopausal, work at home. Any advice?[/QUOTE]


Your cholesterol should drop pretty significantly and quickly on Crestor. However, Crestor is a very potent statin, so you should be on the watch for any sudden, chronic, unexplained muscle pains. Your doctor should also check your liver enzymes at 3 months to make sure you are tolerating the drug.

By the way, it is normal for cholesterol to increase post-menopause...

I would recommend that you take at least 50mg/day of CoQ10 along with the Crestor to reduce the chance of muscle problems... Q-Gel is a very good brand of CoQ10.

I'd also take some vitamin-c and vitamin-e to minimize the oxidation of LDL - since oxidized LDL gets drawn into plaques far more than unoxidized.

If you smoke, quit.

If you are overweight, try to get to a normal weight...

DO you have a history of heart disease in your immediate family (brothers, sisters, parents)? If so you want to get your LDL down lower than if you don't...

Good luck!!


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