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... My ratio of HDL to total chol. is about 2.7, which I think is very good. What do the rest of you think? ... (8 replies)
... I think you doctor is nuts!!!....He must need a new set of golf clubs from the drug companies. ... (12 replies)
... Wow! Four out of four experts who weighed in think I should NOT take Lipitor, at least not now. Thanks folks! ... (8 replies)

... I think I will try diluting whole cream with water to see how that tastes. ... (7 replies)
... girls looking to make gains. What do you think about this? ... (7 replies)
I think I got it
Feb 7, 2007
... I think my numbers stayed about the same but my Triglycerides which I've never seen a number below 280.... I finally got them down to 212!!! ... (5 replies)
... prescribe anything, told her "keep doing what you've been doing". But with my results my doctor sent me a prescription for Lipitor. I didn't get it filled. I think my numbers are okay, his note said "still needs work". Here are my numbers, what do you think? ... (12 replies)
... I think they look pretty darn good, congrats. I hear ya about the Trigs, mine last time were 146, so I am trying to be as aware as possible about the carbs. ... (6 replies)
... s out that it has been tested regularly since taking the Lipitor and it has been elevated for the past year. His SGPT levels have been 250, 291, and 224. I don't think they did any other liver tests, at least not that I know of. ... (4 replies)
... Congratulations. That is great and quite beneficial from a health perspective. That is probably the second best thing you've done to reduce your risk of heart disease. That is an excellent lipid profile. You don't need any drugs based on those numbers. The risks just don't justify the benefits, if any in your case. Of particular importance is your very high HDL level... (8 replies)
... I know everything is pretty much in their "normal" range, but I think my LDL is bordering too high while my HDL is bordering too low. I need to reverse the two and everything should be fine. ... (7 replies)
... Thanks for your responses. I was right, as usual, haha. So no need to overreact :) But I may ask for that VAP, since things will be easier to control before they're out of control. I'm sure getting older is affecting these numbers somewhat because my diet hasn't significantly changed. Kinda bugs me though because I eat *very* little meat and virtually no red meat, and... (4 replies)
... My dh thinks my cholesterol is WAY too high: Total: 208 (not great, I agree) but LDL: 127 HDL: 64 Trigly: 83 I'm a healthy 49 y.o. female, no risk factors that I know of. Doctor apparently not concerned; just said repeat at annual in a year. I think DH is not taking the good HDL # into consideration. So, just asking here - do you see cause of concern? The only... (4 replies)
... your doctor's recommendation is warranted. Otherwise, like some of the other individuals posting, I think the doctor is nuts. ... (12 replies)
... I think there is nothing wrong with your numbers at all, so why does he want you to take statins? ... (12 replies)
... I think your numbers are pretty good, HDL over 47 is acceptable. I wonder what your results were prior to your diet change. ... (12 replies)
... Like they say...U go girl....... :D Hey, as long as U are making progress that is what counts. Gee, that is a nice HDL for hubby of 60, wow!!! I'm like you, I don't want to go get tested, as I am always afraid the numbers will come back lousy and the dr. will get on my back again. Hubby had bloodwork done yesterday, don't know if he had a lipid panel done, as this is for... (6 replies)
... Thanks friends, you have made my day just posting an answer, I didn't think anyone would. I know the cholesterol should be lower but my LDL should also. ... (6 replies)
... a family member who is diabetic, since my father has been diabetic for 40 years. So, I am especially cautious about consuming a lot of carbohydrates and sugar. I think that is a very good habit to get into. If you can control your intake of carbohydrates and get your triglycerides under 100, that would be excellent. ... (6 replies)
... Hi friends, well I took your advice and went and had my cholesterol test and here are the results Total cholesterol 229, Triglycerides 149, HDL 60, LDL 139 and something labeled VLDL 30. What do you think? I am taking One A Day Plus with policosanol, 3000mg of fish oil, 1000mg of no flush niacin, cinnamon, assortment of Vit's including at least 2000mg of Vit C. My diet is... (6 replies)

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