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Need some advice
Mar 18, 2007
Hello everyone!
I have high cholestrol and have been taking Lipitor for about 7 years now. After trying Vytorin for a time I recently asked to be switched back to Lipitor. At that visit the Doctor took my blood. It was a non fasting draw. The results kinda alarming. My numbers were

Total = 163
LDL = unknown
HDL = 34
Triglcerides = 511

Because trigs were so high the test was unable to get an accuarat LDL level.
With Lipitor 20mg for the previos 10 days Bytorin before that.

My October test which was a fasting draw.

Total= 148
LDL= 48
HDL = 46
Trigs = 298

This was on Vytorin 10/40

Because my trigs were high and my HDL was low my MD though I should try Niaspan 500mg twice a day. And yesterday was the first day I tried it, it was horrible. I itched so bad I could not sleep. Took one in morning and one before bed. I dont want to take it but family has history of heart trouble. My trigs have always been 250/300 no matter what I was on. I am 40 now and a llittle scared.

What do you think?
Thanks for your replys

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