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High Cholesterol Message Board

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Prior to going on birth control pills, my total cholesterol was around 240. After being on the pills for 10 months, my total cholesterol is 269!

I'm very active too. I'm a volunteer firefighter, and I run at least 2.5 miles per day. (usually i just run on the treadmill for 15 mins)

I went on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and it caused a great increase in my cholesterol. However, according to the charts I'm a "moderate" risk patient and since I'm only 18 years old, they refuse to put me on any medications.

I was told diet and exercise. I have cut out Fat and red meats totally from my diet. I eat MAYBE 10g of fat per day, if that. I do take calcium supplements and a multivitamin just as precautions.

My cardiologist said that the birth control pills are probably causing my high cholesterol, but at this point in my life there is nothing more they will do except diet and exercise!

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