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Ok I'm done I give up. I just got my results back and the doctor told me that my cholesterol was 245..HDL 61, LDL 166 and Trig 89. I give up I did everything I thought would help and nothing. It is only down 5 points from my last test. I lost 10 lbs cut out all red meat and dairy and eat a ton of veggies, fruits and no processed foods or bad fats. Flaxseed and wheat germ and cinnamon every day . I am ready to cry right now. She is putting me on zetia but she said that does nothing for my CRP only statins get that down. I cannot take them they really effect my muscles Zetia is the only thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa
[QUOTE=Moxie75]Ok I'm done I give up. I just got my results back and the doctor told me that my cholesterol was 245..HDL 61, LDL 166 and Trig 89. I give up I did everything I thought would help and nothing. It is only down 5 points from my last test. I lost 10 lbs cut out all red meat and dairy and eat a ton of veggies, fruits and no processed foods or bad fats. Flaxseed and wheat germ and cinnamon every day . I am ready to cry right now. She is putting me on zetia but she said that does nothing for my CRP only statins get that down. I cannot take them they really effect my muscles Zetia is the only thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa[/QUOTE]

What a bummer, but I know how ya feel. Except for the last time, no matter what I did I barely got my numbers down, so can't offer any advice either. As far as the Zetia, it is I believe like the Welchol, both are none statins. I tried the Welchol and it made me feel like a bloated constipated whale, that is when I gave up on everything.

Hope ya find a solution, guess we all seem to get nowhere at times. Hang in there, try not to be too upset, it won't help, trust me, I know... :wave:
[QUOTE=Moxie75]Ok I'm done I give up. I just got my results back and the doctor told me that my cholesterol was 245..HDL 61, LDL 166 and Trig 89. I give up I did everything I thought would help and nothing. It is only down 5 points from my last test. I lost 10 lbs cut out all red meat and dairy and eat a ton of veggies, fruits and no processed foods or bad fats. Flaxseed and wheat germ and cinnamon every day . I am ready to cry right now. She is putting me on zetia but she said that does nothing for my CRP only statins get that down. I cannot take them they really effect my muscles Zetia is the only thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa[/QUOTE]


Lisa,

Sounds like you've done everything right and nothing has helped - I understand how frustrating that must be.

Your doctor is probably right about one thing though - for some, high cholesterol is due to their genetic makeup, and lifestyle changes don't make a big difference for them...

I don't know what your age is, but something to consider is that after women go thru menopause, their cholesterol profiles tend to rise and they start to catch up with men's profiles. I read recently that women are on average about 14 years behind men as far as CHD progression goes - due largely to the protective properties of estrogen.

I also had very serious muscle problems with statins, and am afraid to go on them again... But if your CRP is dangerously high, you could consider taking CoQ10 (100mg/day or so) with a low-dose statin to reduce the chances of muscle problems...

Have you tried vitamin-E (alpha-tocopherol), vitamin-C and vitamin B6 to help reduce CRP levels?

I hope some of this helps... Don't give up!!!

HubbleRules
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[QUOTE=Moxie75]Ok I'm done I give up. I just got my results back and the doctor told me that my cholesterol was 245..HDL 61, LDL 166 and Trig 89. I give up I did everything I thought would help and nothing. It is only down 5 points from my last test. I lost 10 lbs cut out all red meat and dairy and eat a ton of veggies, fruits and no processed foods or bad fats. Flaxseed and wheat germ and cinnamon every day . I am ready to cry right now. She is putting me on zetia but she said that does nothing for my CRP only statins get that down. I cannot take them they really effect my muscles Zetia is the only thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa[/QUOTE]

I'm going thru the samething, there may be nothing wrong with you!
If you are really worried about plaque buildup, ask your doctor to send
you to have your arteries checked.
I had mine checked and they are completely clean. My cholesterol is 262!
Yours might normal for you.
Check this websight out.

http://www.treelight.com/health/healing/Cholesterol.html
[QUOTE=Moxie75]Ok I'm done I give up. I just got my results back and the doctor told me that my cholesterol was 245..HDL 61, LDL 166 and Trig 89. I give up I did everything I thought would help and nothing. It is only down 5 points from my last test. I lost 10 lbs cut out all red meat and dairy and eat a ton of veggies, fruits and no processed foods or bad fats. Flaxseed and wheat germ and cinnamon every day . I am ready to cry right now. She is putting me on zetia but she said that does nothing for my CRP only statins get that down. I cannot take them they really effect my muscles Zetia is the only thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa[/QUOTE]

Moxie/Lisa...I might have missed it somewhere, but did you mention what your CRP was? My mother took the Zetia/Welchol combinatiion. Her doctor told her that she didn't need liver tests because they weren't statins. After nearly hitting her in the head with a brick, we got her to do the liver panel. They were elevated and they told her to immediately stop both of them. On those two she didn't have the muscle pain but she still had severe muscle weakness. You don't have to have pain to have muscle damage.





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