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Hi, it's been a while since I've posted. I got my latest results today, and I'm beginning to feel like a yo-yo. If I get the chol down, the tris go up, and if the tris go down, the chol goes up. It's overall a lot better than last April when this all started, but now my doc has prescribed both Lipitor (10 mg), and Tricor 145mg) together. I see my doc Thursday morning, and need to know what to ask. I've read about using a fibrate and statin together, and when I asked his nurse if it was dangerous together, she just said "He wouldn't prescribe it if it was dangerous".

I have not had any problems being on lipitor or tricor by them selves, but what is the increase in risk by taking both? I've changed my diet drastically- reduced bad carbs, cut out sugar, reduced sat fat and tran fat, lost the weight I need to, increased my exercise, vegies/fruit and don't use any prepared foods at all. I even eat oatmeal with cinnamon (and I hate oatmeal). I'm 5'5", 135 lbs, age 53.

My family history of CAD is horrible - father and brother both died at age 56, father's first heart attack at 35. Both grandfathers - stroke. I had an angio in Sept., and it was CLEAR. Am I really at risk, and do I really need these meds? What should I ask my doc? And is there anything else I can do?
Med
History - Started the Lopid in Apr, 06:

.........................[B]Apr,06[/B].....[B]Jul, 06[/B].....[B]Oct, 06[/B]...[B]Jan, 07[/B]
Total Chol.345........345........278..........183.......242
Triglycerides...........422........221..........480.......251
HDL........................39.........57............42.........44
LDL.......................204........177..........N/A.......148

I as on Lopid 600 mg between Apr, 06 and Jul 06. In Jul, they switched me to Liitor 10mg. In Oct. they swtched me to Tricor, 145 mg.

I also take magnesium and CO10.

This sucks! :rolleyes:





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