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... Niacin will have a good effect on the HDL if one can withstand the flushing from high doses. Not being able to exercise, niacin is probably the 2nd best option because of its ability to raise HDL. ... (6 replies)
... Hi all who read here. I'm so glad to have found this board! I'm 49, have extremely high cholesterol and triglycerides. Have tried all the statins, and cannot take them due to muscle pain. ... (12 replies)
... Tell you Doctor you want to try Niaspan first. It's niacin and only has two side effects that bothers some a lot, some only a little, and some not at all. ... (2 replies)

... You absolutely need to be on statins.. And definitely stick with the dietary changes. ... (16 replies)
... My cholestrol was 650 and triglycerides were over 2000 before I started meds to lower it. It is now 207. ... (13 replies)
... Well I took tricor for 3 days and had terrible thumping in my head. ... (1 replies)
... All statins and fenofibrates have similar side effects but people react differently to the formulas of each type. ... (5 replies)
Lipitor or not?
Jan 4, 2002
... Ask your doctor to change to another cholestrol lowering medication. I too had severe muscle and joint pain taking Lipitor. My doctor changed me to Zocor which really tied up the muscles in my neck in just 4 days. ... (15 replies)
... Ok , guys and ladies to set the record straight. The reason Niaspan has a patent is because of its delivery system. ... (33 replies)
Policosanol
Oct 30, 2002
... in and ordered "non flushing niacin". ... (39 replies)
... The reason I came off of it is because I lost a lot of weight, added exercise and changed my diet significantly. ... (3 replies)
... taking the niacin and policosanol as soon as receive. ... (1 replies)
... Unfortunately, my liver did not tolerate the niacin and it resulted in elevations of both direct and indirect bilirubin. After stopping niacin for a month, I restarted on 500 mg and am continuing at this level. ... (12 replies)
... were similar to yours in some ways. I never had really bad LDL, but always had low HDL and high TG. ... (21 replies)
HDL raisers
Aug 21, 2007
... Hi, I've just heard of fenofibrates (Tricor, Lofibra) and gemifibrozil (Lopid) which have been shown to build up the HDL levels by 10-20%. Unfortunately, they cannot be used in combination with Lipitor, as that would mean risking muscle toxicity, including rhabdomyolysis. They might not be as effective in raising HDL levels as Niacin, but they do not cause any flushing.... (10 replies)
... lifestyle changes work better in some than in others. I've tried, and I can't budge my HDL much no matter what I do. Sometimes genetics trump lifestyle changes... ... (20 replies)




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