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I'm so confused. :(

I'm only 29 years old and I took it upon myself to get my cholesterol, bp and everything under control ... I think my total cholesterol was 270... my hdl number was like 57.

Its so hard to know what's good and what's not! Like saying drink red wine cause its good for your heart...well I have really high triglycerides and the only thing I can think that raised them high was red wine.... cause I love red wine... so, am I never supposed to drink red wine again?

I'm on Lipitor... should I keep taking it? Or since I'm so young just use diet and exercise to compensate?

I am on Benicar and HCZ too... and I hate all these pills cause they make me feel terrible. Is lowering my bp and cholesterol worth all the side effects you get from these pills?

Red meat has just about the same amount of cholesterol in it as chicken or turkey... so why does everyone say DONT EAT RED MEAT!!

I'm just so confused its not even funny... I know some of you are gonna say I'm just gonna have to do what I'm confortable with. But I don't know what I'm comfortable with... I wanna do the right thing as I wanna live a long time... but who is to say that taking all these pills isn't gonna make some other thing in my body go haywire... and then I read posts like this where I hear higher cholesterol is ok?

Sigh...
[QUOTE=Amy26;3179788]I'm so confused. :(

I'm only 29 years old and I took it upon myself to get my cholesterol, bp and everything under control ... I think my total cholesterol was 270... my hdl number was like 57.

Its so hard to know what's good and what's not! Like saying drink red wine cause its good for your heart...well I have really high triglycerides and the only thing I can think that raised them high was red wine.... cause I love red wine... so, am I never supposed to drink red wine again?

I'm on Lipitor... should I keep taking it? Or since I'm so young just use diet and exercise to compensate?

I am on Benicar and HCZ too... and I hate all these pills cause they make me feel terrible. Is lowering my bp and cholesterol worth all the side effects you get from these pills?

Red meat has just about the same amount of cholesterol in it as chicken or turkey... so why does everyone say DONT EAT RED MEAT!!

I'm just so confused its not even funny... I know some of you are gonna say I'm just gonna have to do what I'm confortable with. But I don't know what I'm comfortable with... I wanna do the right thing as I wanna live a long time... but who is to say that taking all these pills isn't gonna make some other thing in my body go haywire... and then I read posts like this where I hear higher cholesterol is ok?

Sigh...[/QUOTE]

...By reducing the amount of potatoes and rice in my diet, I got my triglycerides down from 350 to 97. It also lowered my BP from 135/80 to 118/75.
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