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Thanks Lenin,
See.. there I was, ready to fight the doctor and you come in and say to give it a try! I reluctantly started with the Tricor last week and today I got my perscription filled for the Simvastatin and will stop taking the Vytorin today and replace it with the Simvastatin.

The one thing I really need to work on is the right diet, I don't want to take these meds forever. Let me ask you this (or anyone else reading this) once you get those numbers down on statins- is it in effect, clearing out your system and is there a point in which you can stop taking them and just maintain it by diet alone? I know there are several answers to that question such as it depends on where the problem is- Food or just the body producing it.

...and if it is being produced in the body, are there other options other than statins? such as Zetia?

Just tossing some things out.


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