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AA has your cholesterol number come down since you've been on the niacin? Are you taking anything else to lower cholesterol?
[QUOTE=NHone;2782496]AA has your cholesterol number come down since you've been on the niacin? Are you taking anything else to lower cholesterol?[/QUOTE]

Yes I also take Vytorin 10-40mg.
My LDL didn't really drop till started taking the Niaspan also.
AA, I think your cholesterol is way too low. I don't believe I would be takiing the vytorin at all. What was your cholesterol before the vytorin and the niacin? Red, if you are not already using Coq10 for the gum problems you want to do some research on it. Coq10 is know to be of great success with gum disease. Gum disease can also affect the heart.
[QUOTE=NHone;2782799]AA, I think your cholesterol is way too low. I don't believe I would be takiing the vytorin at all. What was your cholesterol before the vytorin and the niacin? Red, if you are not already using Coq10 for the gum problems you want to do some research on it. Coq10 is know to be of great success with gum disease. Gum disease can also affect the heart.[/QUOTE]

My cholesterol before Vytorin and niaspan LDL was 128 and HDL was 12.
My heart doctor said he wanted push my bad cholesterol as low as possible, due to the fact that I have very little good cholesterol.

My heart doctor started me on this after I had my 2nd heart attack. Which put me into cardiac arrest, and it took 4 shocks to bring me back.
And now I have heart damage. Left ventricular dysfunction-EF of 33%.
AA,

I have never seen a lipid panel like yours. Your HDL is one for the record books...and not the GOOD ones.
Try taking more niacin to get it up. Three drinks a day will help a lot with this if you don't drink any now.

What your doctor is doing is trying to minimize the risk of the horrible HDL by lowering all your other risk factors. I think that is the right track...by all means continue the Vytorin.

Are you very overweight? Do you know what your triglycerides or total cholesterol are for the times you reported the HDL and LDL?

All said, you are on very untrodden ground, and probably should follow your doctors advice. MAke sure you take daily aspirin.

Next blood draw, ask your doctor to test your Lp(a)...thats lipoprotein-A.

To answer your original question: my medicated numbers are around LDL:65 and HDL:42 (Niacin and Lipitor) and I am reversing heart disease. My unmedicated HDL when I was experiencing angina a decade ago was 28....LDL over 190.
[QUOTE=Lenin;2783613]AA,

I have never seen a lipid panel like yours. Your HDL is one for the record books...and not the GOOD ones.
Try taking more niacin to get it up. Three drinks a day will help a lot with this if you don't drink any now.

What your doctor is doing is trying to minimize the risk of the horrible HDL by lowering all your other risk factors. I think that is the right track...by all means continue the Vytorin.

Are you very overweight? Do you know what your triglycerides or total cholesterol are for the times you reported the HDL and LDL?

All said, you are on very untrodden ground, and probably should follow your doctors advice. MAke sure you take daily aspirin.

Next blood draw, ask your doctor to test your Lp(a)...thats lipoprotein-A.

To answer your original question: my medicated numbers are around LDL:65 and HDL:42 (Niacin and Lipitor) and I am reversing heart disease. My unmedicated HDL when I was experiencing angina a decade ago was 28....LDL over 190.[/QUOTE]



Yes I am overweight but I've lost 30 lbs so far.
My doctor said I have a genetic problem as I don't produce much good HDL.
I take a 325mg asprin every day.
I don't remember my triglycerides or total cholesterol score. I do remember that my doctor said that my triglycerides was ok.
I'm taking prescription Niaspan 1000mg. 1 pill daily.
Should I take a non-prescription niacin also?
I don't see my doctor again till 28 Apr. but will ask about doing the lipoprotein-A test.

Thnak you for your help.:)
My mother's numbers are:

HDL: 72
LDL: 134
Trig.: 80

I'm trying to get her to take Niacin since she won't try anything else.
[QUOTE=Catherine21;2788512]My mother's numbers are:

HDL: 72
LDL: 134
Trig.: 80

I'm trying to get her to take Niacin since she won't try anything else.[/QUOTE]


Why would you want her to take niacin? I don't see a problem with her numbers. Women with the highest longevity included the ones with higher LDL.





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