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[QUOTE=JJ]Crestor has been known to be a VERY potent statin and if it is not agreeing with you, tell your dr. He/she may be able to switch U to something else.

There are many vitamins to take, but U would have to list your numbers, TC, LDL, HDL and Trigs. for anyone to know what U have to focus on. It also would be of great help if we knew your risk factors, like are U overweight, smoke, have heart problems or history of it in the family, diabetes or a smoker. What is your diet like, are U a fast food eater or do U watch what U eat and do U get regular exercise? Make sure U get plenty of veggies and fruits, especially green leafy stuff.

I would suggest U read some of the posts here and also give a lil history, as noone here is a dr., that we know of, so we are just giving input as to what may or may not have worked for us. As far as getting suppliments, most health food places or even pharmacys and Wal Mart carry many good brands of suppliments. Hope this helped.[/QUOTE]

my total number is -241
hdl-40
ldl-172
tri-146

that is my numbers as of november.i use to be a fast food eater,trying to change my diet but it is hard.i am not overweight,no heart problems.i am a smoker(currently trying to quit),i dont know of anyone in my family to have this problem,but doc said it was probably hereditary due to the fact i had high cholesterol when i was reallyu young but havent had it again until now,and i am 26.so what do i need to be working on?
[QUOTE=troublex2]my total number is -241
hdl-40
ldl-172
tri-146

that is my numbers as of november.i use to be a fast food eater,trying to change my diet but it is hard.i am not overweight,no heart problems.i am a smoker(currently trying to quit),i dont know of anyone in my family to have this problem,but doc said it was probably hereditary due to the fact i had high cholesterol when i was reallyu young but havent had it again until now,and i am 26.so what do i need to be working on?[/QUOTE]

Well if U had it when U were younger then didn't, but do now, I suspect your not paying attention to a decent diet. If it was a genetic thing, U would have had it all the time, yet U say your family doesn't. I hear ya about the smoking, I am also, but trying to quit, as I did for 10 years and went back...now how DUMB is that? Oh well, at least I have gone from a lil over a pk. a day, to below a half pak., so I am working on it...AGAIN!!

Seeing U admitted U are a fast food eater, then U definitely have to make up your mind to change your lifestyle, not just a diet for awhile, this has to be for good. No it doesn't mean U have to give up everything U like, but definitely have to cut WAY back on those nasty things U eat. Stay away from pasta. white rice, white bread and pre packaged foods, they are full of junk and chemicals, that is why they can stay on food shelves for God only knows how long. Try to eat oatmeal, and not the quicky kind, the old fashion rolled oats, also add about a 1/4 to a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon to your diet each day, it is good for Trigs., LDL and also suppose to keep your glucose level stable, and naturally add fruits and veggies. I don't know where U live, but if the produce in your area is not in season, buy frozen stuff or even canned stuff in LITE syrup, and adding yogurt will help also. If U like to snack at nite, go with some lite buttered popcorn.

Try to read labels on things, I know, it is a pain, but anything that says partially hydrogenated is a NO-NO, and definitly no Trans. fats. Everyone needs good fats, those can be found in a nice can of mixed nuts, or U can buy fish oil capsules. Try taking a good multi vitamin, and also add some extra vitamin C to your diet. I take a multi vitamin and 500 C each morning, and after supper a calcium pill, garlic pill and another 500 C. I'm sure other folks will come on and give U some of the things they take to help their problem, so keep reading the posts, not just this one, but scan thru a few, it is amazing the things U will find. No it isn't going to be easy at first, but trust me, U will get use to it, and like I said, an occassional splurge won't kill you, we all do it, just keep it far and few between.

Best of luck, I hope U commit to diet and exercise, rather then a life on meds., your way too young for those things, and at least with diet, exercise and some suppliments, U will have no side effects.

Best wishes..... :wave:





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