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Lab results
Feb 18, 2008
tc=101 hdl=23 trg=89 ldl= 60 non hdl =78 tc/hdl=4.3
alt=10 ast=19 ast/alt=1.9


this was after vytorin 10/40 before the numbers were

tc 177 hdl=25 trg=70 ldl=130 but no affect on hdl so doc told me to start 500mg niaspan with my vytorin any concern there ? can i mix both drugs i dont know need little advise if someone running to the same problem or know someone that has please help thank god blessnedd my hdl to go higher by the way only 29 years of age male
Re: Lab results
Feb 18, 2008
[QUOTE=namelessme;3446986]You can take Niaspan with a statin, although I think I read it can increase the chances of side effects, or maybe raise liver enzymes... or something like that.

The question I have is: why are you even taking a statin? And why Vytorin, especially? Are you aware of the recent Vytorin/Zetia studies?

Your LDL isn't especially elevated. Unless you have lots of risk factors, or maybe a super high c-reactive protein, why did he prescribe it?

If you haven't gotten a lipoprotein test, you should ask for a VAP test, so you can see your LDL particle sizes. Based on your low triglyceride level, you probably have big LDL particles anyway. And an LDL of 130, primarily large particles, most likely doesn't represent much of a risk factor. And there is no way to know what your actual real LDL number is, or particles sizes are, without lipoprotein testing.

If you can take Niaspan without too many side effects, you might want to ask your doc about raising its dosage, and dropping Vytorin, along with a VAP, C-reactive protein and homocysteine test.[/QUOTE]

HE PUT ME ON VYTORIN BECAUSE AT FIRST HE HAD ME ON NIASPAN THAT WORKED FOR MY HDL IT WENT UP TO 39 FROM 25 BUT MY LDL ONLY CAME TO 105 AND HE WANTED TO BE UNDER 100 PREFERED 50-80 RANGE HE SAID FOR MY AGE OF 27 AT THE TIME BUT SO HE SWITCHED ME BECAUSE WANTED LDL TO GO DOWN SO IT DID GO DOWN BUT MY HDL WENT DOWN ALSO AS YOU SEE THE NUMBERS I ALSO GOT DIAGNOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SO TAKING COZZARR BUT I LOST WEIGHT SO THATS UNDER CONTROL BUT MY CHOLESTEROL STILL IS UP AND DOWN SO HE PUT ME NIASPAN AGAING WITH MY VYTORIN TOSEE IF THE HDL WILL GO UP SINCE MY LDL IS ALREADY DOWN TO BELOW NORMAL RANGE I DID ON FRIDAY ASK FOR VITIMAN D TEST TO SEE IF SOMETHING WAS WRONG THERE BECAUSE THAT CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH LOW HDL LEVELS NO I HAVENT GOT A VAP TEST! BUT WILL ASK FOR ONE NEXT DOC APPT. BUT SINCE THEY TESTED ME FOR VITAMIN D TEST WILL SEE WHAT GOES ON FROM THERE

I DID WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT THE VAP TEST ? ALSO WANTED TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE OF BIG PARTICLES AND LITTLE PARTICLE WHICH ONE IS GOOD AND WHICH ONE IS BAD ?

ALSO WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT TRIG NUMBERS ALWAYS STAY BETWEEN 60-90 RANGE AND SUGARS 70-TO 100

THANKS FOR YOUR INFO ALSO THANKS FOR LISTEN

GOD BLESS YOU MIKET78





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