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... Naturally, your high total cholesterol level is largely due to the elevated LDL. Now, this does not necessarily mean that you must take statins for the rest of your life. You are still young, and if I were you, I would inquire about first trying niacin instead. ... (10 replies)
... RYR can contain the full compliment of fourteen known monacolins. However, even RYR without monacolin 'k', but with approximately seven other monacolins of only a few milligrams. can lower cholesterol on par with a Lovastatin dose of 40mg. ... (20 replies)
Oct 23, 2003
... Here is another interesting article on Lp. My Lp was low at last test but I wish I had history before I started Niaspan 6 years ago. From my family backgroundI believe my Lp was probably high contributing to my heart attack at 58. ... (42 replies)

... instead of a fibrate. And fish oil isn't gross... ... (20 replies)
How are my results
Apr 30, 2006
... lowering effect. So I think that adding the Niaspan is probably a good idea. ... (14 replies)
... and small and big particle ldl he asked me three times if I worked for a cardiologist, instead of trying to understand the report with me! ... (3 replies)
... If not, it would probably do you more good than Zetia. You should try to bring your HDL up higher instead of bringing down an already low total cholesterol number, which is something that niacin is quite capable of doing. ... (34 replies)
Need some advice
Mar 19, 2007
... I think Niaspan may be off your list. I know what you mean by those flush symptoms and they really are awful. Niacin is really for raising HDL and little else. ... (8 replies)
... she is diabetic so she can't take niacin or niaspan. 3. ... (12 replies)
... I take it you had a VAP cholesterol test. For the record my doctor ordered one for me but she feels they are a lot of hooey. It is just a money maker for the laboratory companies. ... (6 replies)
... I wish I didn't have to stay one step ahead of the doctor all the time. ... (29 replies)
... nd suggested that I try the "South Beach Diet" . I went to the local Super Market looking for the diet book and found the Heart Program book instead. It was one of those mistakes that turned out much the better. ... (1 replies)
My numbers
Sep 14, 2011
... u for not wanting to go on statins, especially since other family members have had problems. Instead, why not ask your doctor about Niaspan, a prescription form of niacin. That can lower LDL and increase HDL too! If I were you, that's what I would want to try. ... (3 replies)

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