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... Is there anyone with a similar history, to me where they took the statins, dropping to good but not great levels, whereby the polycosinol brought the person to great levels taken in conjunction with the statin. Also any negatives on this combination is also being sought. ... (6 replies)
... I have high cholesterol 250 the HDL is 58 and the LDL is 180 I have been working out and watch my foods. My friend told me that she takes polycosinol. Is this safe to take.She takes 2 tablets a day and said that her cholestrerol went down. I want to try this before I go back and get my bloodtest again. Thanks (0 replies)
... Thanks again for your advise. Pretty much killed the Polycosinol idea! ... (6 replies)

... From: ( Policosanol has been found not to interact with three types of medications used for high blood pressure: calcium-channel antagonists diuretics beta-blockers Policosanol is a "blood thinner," and it enhances the blood-thinning effects of aspirin. This suggests that policosanol should not be combined with aspirin or other... (6 replies)
... ANyway your answer with respect to the polycosinol is much of what I expected. ... (6 replies)
... I took Polycosinol (very high quality brand) with a statin and it did NOTHING. In fact, my cholesterol went UP a bit. In my humble opinion it's completely worthless, inspite of all that Cuban *research* that's used to hype the product. If you find that you're having to UP the dosage of a statin over time, I would highly recommend adding ZETIA to HALF the stain dosage you've... (6 replies)
... Are you talking about something to replace your Lipitor? A Statin? My ex could not take statins as they caused muscle damage at the cellular level. His doctor had him take 10mg of Polycosinol (spelling?) which you can get at a health food store. His doctor actually took this natural pill himself:) Also for SURE oatmeal eaten every day will help to keep your cholesterol... (5 replies)
... First off, I want to thank you for giving me fond memories this morning of perhaps my second favorite Britcom character Margot Ledbetter, played by the indominable Penelope Keith (THE GOOD NEIGHBORS.) I'm smiling as I type! Second off, have a retest immediately. With swings of 100 points in these numbers up down and up, lab error is always a good thing to rule out before... (16 replies)
... Even though your HR is a lil high, your BP is good, so no problem. My old dr. had nice low BP, like 119/75 but had a HR of 90, but he never took anything for it, so don't let it bother U. I agree with Uff, wait 6 months, and then if U start to see a nice change, keep it up, U will be on the right path. About 6 months ago I started with the cinnamon, green tea, love the... (16 replies)
... The doctor didn't tell me what they were, she said everything else (liver, etc.) "looked good." I will get a print-out in the mail that will tell me the specifics. My trigs in 2003, even when my cholesterol was high, were only around 100. Does that help me any? Plus, my blood pressure is always good, about 110/75. Heart rate is usually high 80s or 90ish, though. Not... (16 replies)
... Keep up the exercising then, Larry! (6 replies)
... Iwagman, In the archives on the boartd there were several discussions of policosanol with virtually everyne claiming NO benefit from it. I haven't tried it as a result. An aside: You are getting fairly poor response to the statins (unless your numbers started SKY high). What are you taking? (6 replies)
... I would suggest that if your #s are lower, discontinue the policosanol and retest in a month. I would bet that the diet would be the reason for any drop. I have yet to find someone with positive results attributed to policosanol alone. In any event, as the previous poster pointed out, you don't want to take something if you don't need to :D . (10 replies)
... I agree, Music, but unfortunately I refuse to treat myself as a lab animal. I can't afford to let the cholesterol remain high for TOO long. I started fooling around with meds last fall and it's been almost a year, so I'm anxious to 'fix' the problem. I can live taking the policosanol AND cutting back on carbs for the rest of my life quite comfortably, I think. I suppose at... (10 replies)
... If you are on both the diet and policosanol and do get a positive result, you would have no way of knowing if it was the diet or policosanol. I twill make moot any ability to assess the value of either of the two for the intended desired outcome. You will be obligated to continue both forever never knowing which has had the influence on the numbers. Seems a less than ideal way... (10 replies)
... I am now almost a month into this regimen. I have switched doctors as I found the one I was using too medications-oriented. She didn't seem willing to even THINK about alternatives. I will try to get my cholesterol tested again in a month or so. I supposedly takes 4-6 weeks for the policosanol to have an effect and I want to be sure it has had a good chance to do it's... (10 replies)
... I've just recently been reading about it myself. I am very interested in your trial, and am going to give it a try myself. I hope it works for you, and I hope you'll keep us posted!! (10 replies)
... Too late for that. I have started on the South Beach Diet as well as starting Policosinol. I am most concerned about getting my cholesterol down. It would be nice to know which one of these strategies is working (if either works!!), but I'll take the lower cholesterol either way! Whatever, if the cholesterol goes down it will have gone down with 'natural' means, instead of... (10 replies)
... Sounds good to me. May I make a request? Please test your cholesterol BEFORE you start and then AFTER using ONLY policosanol and NO OTHER supplements ;) . The problem with all the anecdotal *results* out there is that there is absolutely NO control or testing when evaluating this stuff. (10 replies)
... Thanks for the info on your experience. It appears that nothing works for everyone. I think I'm going to give it a try. Will let you all know how it goes. Anyone else out there with experience? (10 replies)

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