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... Your numbers look pretty good to me. The 106 HDL is amazing. I wouldn't increase the dosage of Lipitor, especially since you are 59 and statins are not that effective in older women. How's your diet? ... (3 replies)
... I have been on Vytorin for 2 years now. I have side effects, leg pains, low sex drive, anxiety, fatigue. Just how long do people need to be on statins? ... (4 replies)
... I'm a big fan of fish oil. But, it's not likely to lower your LDL or raise your HDL. The only number change your likely to see would be a reduction in TGs. ... (3 replies)

... I think we agreed to disagree on this subject. Yes, I have a few friends who seem to do fine on them, but the majority have done lousy. Maybe I hang with the wrong crowd..... ... (28 replies)
... regarding my desire to get off of Zocor because I have so many aches and pains. It was a rather lengthy post, so I won't duplicate it here. ... (8 replies)
... Hope I'm in the correct area to start. I've CAD as of 2007, stented as well, and was treated with statins for around 4 months, and I could not handle them...had to get off them!! I've been on Red Yeast Rice for 3 years, which worked wonders up until now. I feel good, especially with ''no known side effects! ... (19 replies)
... Don't know how high your other numbers were, but TC of 220 isn't all that bad. I can't take statins or any of the other stuff they want either, so have to do my best with diet and exercise. It does fine at times, and other times not so fine. Have U talked with your dr. ... (4 replies)
... When I went off statins cold turkey my numbers went up pretty high for a few months, but then leveled off. AS Hubble said, if U don't wish to go cold turkey, take something well known and the lowest dose. ... (3 replies)
... Imacarbuff, I thought that quitting statins cold-turkey was only risky if you had a recent heart attack... I stopped taking Lipitor cold-turkey about 22 months ago after I started having serious muscle pain and profound weakness. I didn't personally experience any problems dropping the drug. Lovastatin is a relatively weak statin - which is the one I'd recommend. ... (3 replies)
... Any idea how long it would take for "all" of someones mitochondria to cycle? ... (4 replies)
... You also have to take in consideration that for some people the only solution to get the cholesterol down is by medication. Statins are not the easy way out. Some people have a genetic defect, so it doesn't matter how much they exercise or that they eat a low fat diet, it wont help. ... (4 replies)
... us being so negative about taking these drugs. Yes, I must admit I am negative, but only because I suffered SERIOUS side effects, not because I just didn't want to take them. ... (7 replies)
... lesterol has very little impact on cholesterol numbers for most folks. The best remedy for high BP is weight loss and exercise. You actually have a good chance to get off BP meds altogether with enough weight loss and exercise. ... (9 replies)
... to ease off instead of stopping from 20mg to nothing. ... (3 replies)
... CHolesterol of 130 puts you at much more of a risk than a cholesterol of 220. It might take 6 months or more for your problems to subside. You mitichondria is most likely damaged. Six months is the time it takes for the first undamaged mitochondria to cycle. ... (4 replies)
... ely different than for those of us with no known heart condition and a family history of strokes or heart attacks at age 70 or 80 or 90. But it all depends upon how severely the side effects affect one's life, too. You have described the muscle soreness as minor. ... (18 replies)
... you can also look for ways to increase HDL level through proper diet. ... (4 replies)
... and my results are total 135,hdl 48,ldl 72.I was thrilled with the new results but not thrilled that I needed to be on the statin for the rest of my life.Although the Crestor did make a difference,I want to get off the statin and try the natural approach. ... (15 replies)
... but I hurt sooo badly. I have lost 8 pounds though. I was put on statins 3 years doctor just wrote a prescription...told me they were perfectly safe...never asked me to try diet and exercise to lower my numbers. ... (6 replies)
... Misty, I think alot of folks are starting to realize some of their problems are from statins. A friend emailed me from MN. ... (33 replies)

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